Nestled among the high-end clothing stores and eateries of the Third Street South shopping district is an old-world style art gallery named The Englishman Gallery of Fine Art and Antiques. Inside, an extensive collection of “carefully sourced” 19th and early 20th century European oil paintings await. They are beautifully displayed alongside an inspiring collection of fine antique and decorative furniture and accessories which not only create a relaxed viewing atmosphere, but give viewers an excellent impression of how the works will look on the walls of their own homes and offices.
Location. The Englishman is located at 1190 Third Street South in Olde Naples. You will find it next to Tommy Bahama in a powder blue building capped by gray barrel tiles and set off by a stylish white awning that bears the gallery’s name in script. With its patterned gray floor tiles, four stout square post stanchions, and dark wood and glass doors, the entry conveys a sense of the luxury and European class you will find inside.
Facilities. The gallery is deceptively deep, and utilizes a series of quarter walls to create vignettes in which gilt-framed antique artworks are displayed above ensembles of antiques and matching accessories. The installations are dramatic. Although they obviously appeal to collectors who have outfitted their homes and winter residences in antiques, artworks from the Age of Romanticism can be, and often are mixed with impressionist and modern art in many eclectic collections.
Genres and Media. The Englishman specializes in 19th and early 20th century European art. Genres include portraiture, landscapes, including Scottish scenes, Venetian and cityscapes, maritime art, equestrian and wildlife art.
Antiques. The Englishman also offers an array of exceptional furniture (such as a French Buffet Bressan with clock); armoires, sideboards and servers; chests of drawers and coffers; furniture for the study; dining tables and chairs; armchairs, benches and seating; occasional and other seating; and clocks and accent furniture. Accessories include mirrors; lighting, candlesticks and sconces; and accent pieces.
Hours. The gallery is open Monday through Wednesday from noon until 8 p.m. and on Thursday through Sunday from noon until 10 p.m.
Telephone Numbers and Website. The gallery can be reached at 239-649-8088 and online at http://www.theenglishmanusa.com. You can also follow the gallery on Facebook at http://www.facebook.com/TheEnglishmanNaples?sk=wall.