Peter Rose and Albert Gallichan began collecting in the 1950’s when they were living in a flat over an antique shop in Hampstead. Early acquisitions of Victoriana were unfashionable at the time and chosen for their evocative qualities rather than any academic interest.
By 1965, they had moved to Brighton and from then on their scholarship blossomed. Christopher Dresser, W. A. S. Benson, the Martin Brothers and William de Morgan, amongst others, exercised their curiosity. Soon the work of these great 19th century designers began to dominate the house along with furniture, French Studio pottery and Doulton pottery with its many decorators.
This collection reflects their passion for 19th century art and design and was sold on 30 November 2021 to benefit The Albert Dawson Trust.
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