Leading Fine Art Dealers in Long Melford, Suffolk
Specialising in 19th & 20th Century original fine paintings & sculptures
It is always advisable to make an appointment to visit our gallery, especially if you are travelling any distance, to avoid the disappointment of arriving and we are not open. We can make appointments for serious potential/discerning buyers but we will not make appointments for casual browsers, artists and general time wasters. Please note we are not a museum and we do reserve the right to refuse admission or charge a modest browsing fee of £5 per person, fully refundable against any purchase. Please browse our website carefully to see if anything is of interest to you, in which case, please send an email enquiry or please telephone 07572 903363 or 07875 153268 to make an personal viewing appointment.
Melford’s Famous Old House Art Gallery in Long Melford is nestled in a quiet corner of West Suffolk right on the border with Essex. The village of Long Melford in Suffolk has a famous past. Queen Elizabeth I visited Melford Hall during her reign when the area was flourishing as a wool centre. Long Melford has not one but two magnificent houses dating back to Tudor times, the other being Kentwell Hall. In more recent times, the village became famous for the setting of the 1980’s and 1990’s Lovejoy TV series, starring Ian McShane as a rather rogue antique dealer. At the time, the village had an abundance of antique shops and two antique emporiums still remain to this day. Long Melford is a little bit of Old England that attracts thousands of visitors a year.
Our Fine Art Gallery is housed in a beautiful Grade II listed timber framed building dating back around 500 years. The front façade still retains exposed timbers as does the interior. On the ground floor there are five fireplaces including a magnificent large inglenook fireplace in the main room. The six gallery rooms have been meticulously restored and have a perfect setting to show original masterpieces from times gone by. There is a light and airy room which was converted from an old kitchen and this is reserved to show more modern and contemporary pieces.
The ethos of the business is to provide Fine Art paintings in relaxed and comfortable surroundings where serious art buyers can enjoy a mix and variety of artwork at their leisure. The work displayed is mainly from a bygone era and typifies grandeur from the 19th & 20th century. There is a strong French influence and iconic scenes such as The Moulin Rouge, Notre Dame, The Pantheon and Café de la Paix can be seen in works painted by famous and highly regarded artists including Edouard Cortes, Antoine Blanchard, Antoine Bouvard Snr, Marcel Dyf, Jules Rene Herve and Eugene Galien-Laloue. British fine art is typically represented by Sidney Richard Percy, Sir Alfred Munnings, Edward Seago, Charles Spencelayh, Edgar Hunt, Cecil Kennedy, Harold Clayton and wildlife artist Donald Currie Grant. Suffolk's very own Clive Madgwick is also well represented with up to twenty paintings in stock and usually two exhibitions a year. We also wish to buy original oil paintings by Clive Madgwick, so if you have one to sell please contact us for a free appraisal.
Modern Australian glassware compliments the historical paintings and we are favoured with displaying original and unique glass etched bowls by the reknown artist Rish Gordon. These feature African animals from her younger days when she lived in Kenya in East Africa. We are also UK stockists of a full range of glassware by the Gordon Glassblowing studio from Red Hill, Australia.
Melford’s Famous Old House Gallery and the village of Long Melford in Suffolk is a truly special place to visit. Please note however, appointments are usually necessary and we do not cater for amateur artists, ramblers, young children & prams, dogs and time wasters.
For an interactive view of our gallery please scroll down this page and use our free virtual tour facility.
If you are serious about serious art we look forward to seeing you soon!