Five generations of dealing in fine antiques.
The Bly family have been antique dealers in Tring, Hertfordshire, since the beginning of the 19th century. An ancient letterhead proclaimed “John Bly – Antique Dealers since the reign of William IV”. The grandfather of the present John Bly first established his own business in the centre of Tring in 1891.
In 1991, the firm’s 100th year, John Bly opened showrooms in St James’ London and in 2014 fifth generation James Bly opened a gallery in London’s King’s Road, Chelsea.
James Bly provides the same services that his great grandfather established: fine antiques bought and sold, full valuations, and cabinet making and restoration of the highest order. He also runs a bespoke sourcing consultancy, a service offered to professionals and collectors alike.