2Covet plays host to the most prolific artists and designers from centuries past, who’s skill and talent alone was what brought them cross-continental acclaim. We have furniture created by world renowned craftsman, silver forged by history’s most skilled silversmiths and jewellery intricately crafted by influential makers. If you’re seeking art by acclaimed artists, ranging from original oil paintings to modern and contemporary pieces. On this pitstop tour, we showcase big names from a selection of categories on 2Covet, so explore the pieces below or visit the website to continue the search for quality pieces from distinguished designers and artists.
Gillows of Lancaster was established by Robert Gillows (1704-72) in the mid 18th century. Beginning an apprenticeship as a joiner and cabinet maker, Robert Gillows produced pieces of the highest calibre in a distinctive style.
Ando Jubei was a Japanese cloisonné artist who was born in 1876. He dominated the enamel industry in the late Meiji era. Cloisonné enamelled objects were often presented as official gifts by the Imperial family and many such objects were produced by Ando's Nagoya-based company.
Andy Warhol was an American artist, film director, and producer who was a leading figure in the visual art movement known as pop art. His work explored artistic expression, advertising, and celebrity culture. He used a variety of media including painting, silkscreening, photography, film, and sculpture.
François Linke was born in the Czech Republic in 1855 and came to become was one of the most acclaimed cabinetmakers of his era and arguably of all time. Linke’s spectacular craftsmanship and individual designs played an important part in Louis XV and Louis XVI revivals, through the use of classic style and intelligent inspiration combined with true artistry.
Louis-François Cartier founded Cartier during the mid 19th century, amidst the tempestuous French revolution. Since then, the Cartier brand has grown from family business to worldwide company, with expansion around the globe. With over 200 stores in 125 countries, Cartier have created some of the finest jewellery in history.
Paul Storr was an English goldsmith and silversmith working in the Neoclassical and other styles during the late eighteenth and early nineteenth centuries. His works range from simple tableware to magnificent sculptural pieces made for royalty.
Tony Karpinski was Born in Westminster, London in 1965, Tony Karpinski began painting and drawing from a young age and went on to study the techniques of Great Masters such as Rembrandt and Rubens. Traveling extensively throughout Africa, America, Europe, Kenya, and parts of Tanzania, Tony works from his home using sketches, notes, and photographs to produce his highly finished paintings.
Thomas Chippendale was an English cabinet maker whose furniture was fashionable in the mid to late 18th century. During this time, craftsmanship had reached a peak and Chippendale became historically significant as the first English style of furniture to be named after the cabinet maker and not the monarch.
Josef Lorenzl was an Austrian sculptor and ceramicist of the Art Deco period. Lorenzl produced many bronze and chryselephantine sculptures, the latter using both bronze and ivory. He was captivated by the female form and became famed for his shapely dancing girls.
Edward Seago was a celebrated artist known for his landscapes, beach and street scenes. An Accomplished watercolourist. Born in 1910 he studied with another well known Painter Sir Alfred Munnings. A leading British Post Impressionist.
Founded in 1803 by William Holland, and Stephen Taprell, Holland & Sons is renowned for exceptional quality furniture and skilled cabinet craftsmanship. Originally branded as Tapprell & Holland, the company re-named to Holland & Sons in 1843 when William Holland oversaw the businesses expansion. The company soon became a rival to the famous cabinetmaker Gillows of Lancaster and London.
Philip Sutton was born in Dorset in 1928 but grew up in East London. His name is mostly associated with his colourful paintings of landscapes, people and flowers, which express the poetry, freedom and clarity of his surroundings.
Curtis Jere is best known for collaborative sculpture. Curtis Jere is a compound nom-de-plume of artists Curtis Freiler and Jerry Fels. The two founders combined pieces of their own names to create the famous C. Jeré signature.
Genryusai Seiya was a distinguished Japanese bronze artist of the Meiji period. His most celebrated work includes naturalistic representations of exotic animals, often in the form bronze models.
F&C Osler were the leading makers of chandeliers and lighting during the nineteenth century. F&C Osler were known for their 'Brilliant Cut Glass' pieces, with the most complex cutting techniques covering the surface of the glass with intersecting cuts that created fragmentary shapes making up larger patterns. Some of the most popular motifs were stars, polygonal diamonds and fan scallops.
David Jerome is known as one of the foremost authorities on coloured gemstones. Since starting his business David has been all over the world sourcing stones. All of the stones in the collection are cut by hand and fully certificated. His gems are all ethically sourced from legitimate mining operations.
Paul Anderson Morrow is a contemporary artist. Paul starts each painting by constructing the board on which he paints. His paintings consider the concept of time, captured in paint layering and memory as a biographical record.
Ziegler & Co was a Manchester based producer and distributor of Persian carpets in the late nineteenth and early twentieth century. They used a softer colour pallet than other Persian rugs. Ziegler & Co supplied to retailers such as Liberty & Company and Harvey Nichols.
Morel & Seddon formed a partnership to undertake the sourcing of furniture and furnishings for George IV when he commissioned the extensive refurbishment of Windsor Castle. George Seddon, 1796-1857, was the grandson of George Seddon of Aldersgate Street (the largest furniture manufacturer of the 18th century). Nicholas Morel was of French extraction and a protégé of the architect Henry Holland and marchand-mercie Dominique Daguerre.
Tiffany & Co. is a luxury jewellery and speciality retailer headquartered in New York City. Founded in 1838 by Charles Lewis Tiffany (1812–1902) and his partner, J. B Young as Tiffany & Young, a “fancy goods” store on Broadway.
Rolex is a Swiss luxury watch manufacturer based in Geneva, Switzerland. The company founders Hans Wilsdorf and Alfred Davis were based in London and first known as Wilsdorf and Davis, and then later called Rolex Watch Co Ltd in 1915. It created the world's first waterproof watch in 1926. Some of the world's most famous athletes pitch Rolex watches including Tiger Woods, Phil Mickelson, Roger Federer and Lindsey Vonn.
Dorothea Sharp was a British artist with an impressionistic and spontaneous style. She was best known for her landscapes and naturalist studies of children at play. Dorothea was described as 'one of England’s greatest living woman painters' by Harold Sawkins.