Antique inspired decor items for the library or study
Imagine a gentleman’s library in a sophisticated mansion in eighteenth century London. In addition to comfortable leather chairs, polished mahogany furniture, gleaming brass and probably a King Charles spaniel dozing in front of the roaring fire, there would be items like the ones you see here. As the gentlemen passed the port, smoked cigars and chatted of this and that, they would also admire the various artifacts on shelves and tabletops. It was another era, a new age of travel, discovery and advancement.
The English gentleman’s library, the antique version of the man cave, would feature elaborate globes of the world, instruments such as astrolabes and compasses, Egyptian and Oriental artifacts and a wealth of fascinating items. Many of these beautiful objects are reproduced today but none with such care and detail as those from the British Museum, where the priceless originals are housed. These objects are more than valuable collectors’ items, they are the antiques of the future, destined to become family heirlooms.
The British Museum ships these wonderful items worldwide and they make a spectacular gift or addition to your own home collection.