Dear Friends and Clients
Firstly, a warm welcome to our website; here you can view a selection of antiques that we have previously sold as well as more recent and equally impressive acquisitions. As you will see, Richard Redding Antiques deals in museum quality works of art, from clocks, furniture and bronzes to silver, ceramics and paintings. These were made by some of history’s finest makers, predominantly during the eighteenth and early nineteenth centuries and are of mainly of European, Russian or Asian origin. Whether you are new to the gallery or are regular clients, it might be useful to describe some of the services that I and my staff can offer.
Buying and selling
The gallery is constantly looking to acquire new stock and thus is only too happy to buy quality works of art from private individuals, institutions or fellow dealers. You may perhaps have a collection of antiques or simply an individual work that you would like to sell. If so, we are here to help you. Alternatively, if you would like to add to an existing collection or create a new one, then we can certainly assist.
Valuations and expertise
Written valuations, whether for insurance or probate purposes are another of the gallery’s services. Likewise, I am very willing to give an expert opinion on individual works or entire collections. Alternatively, you may like to know more about a work that you already own – if so we can research it and provide you with a detailed description of the object itself as well as its history and maker. In the same way, every work of art that the gallery sells is accompanied by a full catalogue description and historical resumé. In addition, we can also advise you about cataloguing and managing your collection.
Over the years the gallery has occasionally needed to call upon the expertise of different craftsmen who each have a specific knowledge in restoration and cleaning museum quality works of art – whether it be a clock, commode, canvas or chandelier. Thus, if you too require assistance, we can arrange for one of your pieces to be sympathetically restored.
Packing and shipping
After over forty years in business, we consider ourselves to be experts in the field of packing and shipping. In fact, the gallery prides itself in the art of careful packing and can arrange transport and shipping worldwide on your behalf.
Having first set up business in 1977, Richard Redding Antiques is now celebrating its 43rd year. And what fun it’s been! For many years the business was situated in the centre of Zurich but in 2013, I decided to move it closer to my home at Gündisau where again there is always a warm welcome (though it is always advisable to make an appointment before visiting). In addition to the gallery and its website, I continue to be a regular exhibitor at The European Fine Art Fair (TEFAF) at Maastricht – having also shown at the Masterpiece London art fair, the New York Antiques Fair and other international shows.
Wherever your interests lie or whatever your needs may be, please don’t hesitate to make contact either by email, phone, the website or in person for as many of you know, I am only too happy to share my knowledge and passion.
phone +41 44 212 00 14, mobile +41 79 333 40 19, firstname.lastname@example.org
Exhibitor at TEFAF, Maastricht
Member of the Swiss Antique Association
Member of the Horological Foundation