Take a virtual tour of our stand at TEFAF Maastricht 2012
Koopman Rare Art grew from the 1993 merger of E & C.T. Koopman & Son and Rare Art London. Our primary goal is to have at all times a first class selection of wonderful antique silver, which is accessible to all.
The collecting world knows no boundaries and Koopman Rare Art have exhibited in America for twenty-five years, in Hong Kong, the Middle East and Australia since the mid-eighties, and in London and Europe for the last forty years.
Historically, we have put together some of the most prestigious antique silver collections of the last sixty years. Most famously the Al Tajir Collection, the Packer Collection and the A.H. Whiteley Trust Collection, to name a few.
We have also been working side by side and supplying many museums worldwide. These include the Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York; The Victoria & Albert Museum, London; The Indianapolis Museum of Art; The Museum of Fine Arts, Boston; the Art Gallery of South Australia; the Tasmanian Museum & Art Gallery; The Museum of Fine Arts, Houston; The Ashmolean Museum of Art & Archaeology, Oxford; the Royal College of Physicians; and the Birmingham Museum & Art Gallery, amongst others.
The company is well-known for holding one of London's largest stocks of top quality
. Of particular note would be the work of
Paul De Lamerie
, but this is far from the limit of our specialisation. In 2005 we held a unique exhibition on Rundell Bridge and Rundell. Following on from this success we held an exhibition in 2010 called "The Classical Ideal". Both of these events were combined with a charitable event to help firstly The Princes Trust and then The Sir John Soane's Museum.
The beauty of silver is most evident when it is of the finest design and construction; this is where Koopman Rare Art, as antique silver dealers, excels. Anyone searching for top-quality should be able to find it at all times in our gallery. We are pleased to welcome all professional collectors, new and ambitious collectors, as well as those with just a passing interest.
Lewis Smith and Timo Koopman