Wednesday, February 20

Genevieve London


Hat designer Genevieve Weaver arrived in London in 1953 and started a small shop in 1963 on King’s Road in London to sell furniture and accessories she found on her travels.

In 1963 Genevieve’s shop was at the “wrong” end of the King’s Road and the rent was £7 per week. Today it is a much different story and the shop is very much on the “right” end of the street. King’s Road boasts many great art galleries, restaurants and interiors shops.

Now run by her two sons Kevin and Marc Weaver, both travel around the world several times a year to source unique furniture, accessories and textiles for the home. Their journeys take them to North Africa, the Indian sub continent, Continental Europe, Southeast Asia, the Americas and Australasia. Guinevere has an international, loyal following of private collectors and interior designers.

My favorite finds this week:
Pair of Italian painted carved wood wall sconces, c. 1930

Pair of French floral glass & silvered tole sconces, c. 1940

Mahogany folding coaching table, c1850

Chinese green glazed earthenware garden seats early 20th century

9 comments:

Alice said...

i love the horizontal stripes on the walls. it feels very cozy, yet still formal. nice finds.

pve design said...

eclectic with a grand twist!

ALL THE BEST said...

Me too Alice. I am a big fan of horizontal stripes.

ALL THE BEST said...

A grand twist indeed!

Carolina Eclectic said...

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Bayou Contessa said...

Ronda,
Looks like a great shop. This a wonderful collection of finds.

katiedid said...

Beautiful finds here! What a lovely shop.

About Emily... said...

I love posts with a little bit of history. These finds are fabulous!

Emily @ Material Girls

Mary-Laure said...

What GREAT finds! I especially love the mahogany table, it's such a clean design...