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We have been pleased to work with Sotheby's Auction House in New Bond Street for many years, installing this stunning entrance canopy each time they hold a special event. The canopy is to our bespoke rib design and each time we erect it on site we replace the navy blue fabric cover and decorate the front panel and side valances in the distinctive Sotheby's style.
These graphics are hand applied in 24 carat gold leaf by our in house crafts persons in a manner which befits this exclusive London establishment. Gold leaf graphics are a little more expensive that standard applied graphics but, where style and quality is essential, the beauty of gold leaf is that it will never tarnish no matter what the atmospheric pollutants, which city centres unavoidably suffer from, throw at it.
Sotheby's was established on 11 March 1744 in London and is the world’s fourth oldest auction house in continuous operation, with 90 locations in 40 countries. As well as numerous high-profile real life auctions being held at Sotheby's.
The premises has also been used in various films, including the 1983 James Bond film Octopussy in which Bond (then played by Roger Moore) unsuccessfully tried to bid for a rare Fabergé egg, which he had cleverly exchanged for a fake that was finally sold to the dastardly Afghan prince, Kamal Khan.
At one time, Bond Street was best known for top-end art dealers and antique shops that were clustered around the London office of Sotheby's auction house, which has been at Nos. 34–35 Bond Street since 1917 also and the Fine Art Society, founded in 1876. The sculpture over the entrance to Sotheby's is from Ancient Egypt and is believed to date from around 1600 BC. It is the oldest outdoor sculpture in London.