Tours & Study Days WithPeter Holmes
Peter Holmes trained as a furniture designer and maker. At 21 he joined the restoration department of the London art dealers Spink and Son and in 2001 arranged a buy-out from parent company Christie’s. He then established Arlington Conservation.
The Arlington business gained an international reputation for excellence and thrived on commissions from great houses and collections around the world.
Peter is a retained consultant with Christie’s. In the summer of 2017 he established Peter Holmes Associates, a freelance consultancy advising private collectors and museums on acquisitions, matters of authenticity and the conservation and care of fine furniture.The breakfast parlour at Sir John Soane's Museum, as pictured in the Illustrated London News in 1864
Thomas Chippendale's Genius
And None Shall Compare
The Gentleman and Cabinet-Maker’s Director, the first text of its kind solely devoted to the furniture and furnishings of eighteenth century interiors in England, resulting in his illustrious international reputation today. Where better to celebrate the 300th anniversary of Chippendale’s birth in 1718 than Firle Place, Sussex, home to the ‘Panshanger Cabinets’ - two of the finest pieces ever produced by his workshop.