On 23 February 2012 Mallett
will leave its New Bond Street showroom to move to Ely House in Dover Street, in the heart of fashionable Mayfair. Ely House is the former London palace of the Bishop of Ely, built between 1772 and 1776 by the renowned architect Robert Taylor, and was described as 'one of the best houses in London' by Country Life in 2002. The magnificent interiors retain much of their original stucco work and will provide the ideal setting to showcase Mallett's stock in a discreetly glamorous setting.
Founded in 1865, Mallett is one of the oldest antique dealers in the United Kingdom and is unique for the eclectic range of stock it offers from exceptionally fine 18th century English furniture to leading contemporary designs as well as continental antique furniture and objets d'art. The move to Ely House will increase the showroom space thus providing the opportunity to expand further its stock to include sculpture, textiles, Old Master and modern pictures.
Giles Hutchinson Smith, Chief Executive Officer of Mallett, says: "The move to Ely House marks an exciting new chapter in Mallett's distinguished history. This magnificent 18th century house provides the perfect environment for a 21st-century antiques business. The new space is entirely in tune with the Mallett ethos and manages to be both grand but intimate and discreet at the same time. The new space will provide an entirely new retail experience for our clients and we look forward to welcoming them here."
Mallett has long been recognised for its knowledge and expertise and has been responsible for building a number of great historic collections. As the art market becomes increasingly global the company has adopted a policy of proactively developing business in strategic overseas markets including China, Brazil and the Middle East through its multi-lingual staff. The move to Ely House is part of its forward-thinking policy. Mallett will continue to take part in leading international art and antiques fairs.