About Us

History

Earle D. Vandekar of Knightsbridge opened more than 100 years ago in Amsterdam. In 1916, the family moved the gallery to London. After being located on Old Brompton Road for more than 40 years, Knightsbridge was added to the name. During this time, the gallery grew and became well known for carrying high-quality, 18th and 19th-century European and Chinese Export ceramics and other decorative arts. In 1982, Earle's son, Paul, opened the New York branch where he continues his family's tradition. After the death of Earle, Paul focused its energies on New York - where the current gallery is located.

New York City Antiques Gallery

In addition to ceramics, Paul has developed an extensive collection of 19th-century British sailors wool works "woolies", and European and American portrait miniatures. Earle D. Vandekar of Knightsbridge also carries a fine selection of antique furniture and other unusual pieces of 18th and 19th-century decorative art such as enamel boxes, garden furniture, shell pictures, papier-mâché furniture and brass objet d'art.

But this gallery is not remaining in the past. Using the technology of the Internet, it races with the rest of the world into the 21st century. People from around the world are now able to view available merchandise, ask questions and read articles about decorative art.

Specializations

Antique European Ceramics and Furniture, Chinese Export Porcelain, Portrait Miniatures and Textile Pictures