About Marchant

The company was founded in 1925 by Samuel Sydney Marchant (1897-1975). Initially situated on Cursitor Street near Chancery Lane in the city of London, it held a large stock of Oriental art, but also dealt in arms and armour, paintings and continental porcelain. In 1952 it moved to its present address at 120 Kensington Church Street, London W8 4BH.

The trading name was Marchant from 1925-1936 when it was renamed S. Marchant & Son with the birth of Richard Marchant. This name was retained until 2009 when the partnership reverted to its original name of Marchant.

Richard Marchant joined his father in 1953 and it is from that time the partnership specialised only in Oriental art. He was elected treasurer of the British Antique Dealers Association from June 2003-2005.

He then became Chairman for four years until 2009. He was the Chairman of the Oriental Vetting Committee at the Grosvenor House Art & Antiques Fair for ten years until 2009 when the fair closed. Marchants exhibited at the fair from 1975-2009 and also for eleven years at the international Asian Art fair in New York. Stuart Marchant, the third generation, joined the company in 1985, after five years apprenticeship. He is now the main buyer.

The specialties are Imperial Chinese Ming and Qing porcelains, jades, cloisonné, pottery and works of art. Emphasis is placed on rarity, quality and provenance.

Exhibitions at their gallery have been held since 1980 accompanied by scholarly catalogues. Most entirely illustrated in colour with introductions by John Ayers, former curator at the Victoria and Albert Museum.

Marchants pride themselves on fine pieces that have passed through their hands, many now in major museums and collections worldwide. Services that can be undertaken are valuations; advice and commission bidding at auctions around the world; buying and selling private collections.

Simon Abraham-Gregory joined the company in March 1988 and is a loyal factotum.

In 2011 Natalie Marchant joined the firm as the fourth generation and specialises in the photography of the catalogues, website managing and advertising, as well as accompanying Richard and Stuart viewing auctions.

Museum Collections

Köln

Museum für Ostasiatische Kunst, Köln

Universitätsstraße 100 50674 Köln

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Saga, Japan

Arita Porcelain Park

340-28 Otsu Toya
Nishimatsura-gun
Arita-cho 844-0014
Saga
Japan

Oxford, UK

Ashmolean Museum

Beaumont St
Oxford
OX1 2PH
United Kingdom

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Singapore

Asian Civilisations Museum

1 Empress Pl
179555
Singapore

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London, United Kingdom

The British Museum

Great Russell St
London
WC1B 3DG
United Kingdom

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Bristol, United Kingdom

Bristol Museum and Art Gallery

Queens Rd
Bristol
BS8 1RL
United Kingdom

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Taipei, Taiwan

Chang Foundation

Section 2, Ren'ai Rd
Zhongzheng District, Taipei City
Taiwan 100

Zhejiang, China

China National Tea Museum

88 Longjing Rd
Xihu
Hangzhou
Zhejiang
China

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Cincinnati, United States

Cincinnati Art Museum

953 Eden Park Dr
Cincinnati
OH 45202
United States

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Geneva, Switzerland

Collections Baur

8 Rue Munier-Romilly
Geneva
1206
Switzerland

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Geneva, Switzerland

Conservateur du Musée Ariana

10 Avenue de la Paix
Geneva
1202
Switzerland

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Dallas, United States

Dallas Museum of Art

1717 North Harwood St
Dallas
Texas
75201
United States

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Denver, United States

Denver Art Museum

100 W 14th Ave Pkwy
Denver
CO 80204
United States

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Pokfulam, Hong Kong

University of Hong Kong Museum and Art Gallery

90 Bonham Rd
Pokfulam
Hong Kong

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Groningen, Netherlands

Groninger Museum

Museumeiland 1
9711 ME
Groningen
Netherlands

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Guangzhou, China

Guangdong Museum

No. 2 Zhujiang Dong Lu
Zhujiang New Town
Tianhe District
Guangzhou
China

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Workington, United Kingdom

Helena Thompson Museum

Park End Rd
Workington
Cumbria
CA14 4DE
United Kingdom

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Kowloon, Hong Kong

Hong Kong Museum of Art

10 Salisbury Road
Yau Tsim Mong District
Kowloon
Hong Kong
China

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Tokyo, Japan

Idemitsu Museum of Arts

9th Floor, Teigeki Bldg.
3-1-1 Marunouchi, Chiyoda-ku
100-0005
Tokyo
Japan

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Los Angeles, United States

Los Angeles County Museum of Art

5905 Wilshire Blvd
Los Angeles
CA 90036
United States

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London, United Kingdom

MCC Museum

Lord's Ground
St Johns Wood
London
NW8 8QN
United Kingdom

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New York, United States

Metropolitan Museum of Art

1000 5th Ave
New York
NY 10028
United States

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Sèvres, France

Musée National de la Céramique,

2 Place de la Manufacture
92310 Sèvres
France

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Minnesota, United States

Minneapolis Institute of Arts

2400 3rd Ave S
Minneapolis
MN 55404
United States

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Caramulo, Portugal

Museu do Caramulo

Rua Jean Lucart 42
Caramulo 3475-031
Portugal

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Cologne, Germany

Museum für Ostasiatische Kunst

Universitätsstraße 100
50674 Köln
Germany

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Jacksonville, United States

Museum of Contemporary Art Jacksonville

333 N Laura St
Jacksonville
FL 32202
United States

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Bath, United Kingdom

Museum of East Asian Art

12 Bennett St
Bath
BA1 2QJ
United Kingdom

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Stockholm, Sweden

Museum of Far Eastern Antiquities

Östasiatiska museet Tyghusplan
Skeppsholmen Stockholm
Sweden

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Boston, United States

Museum of Fine Arts

465 Huntington Ave
Boston
MA 02115
United States

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Xinjian, China

Nanchang University Museum

999 Xuefu Road Jiangxi province
Honggutan District
Nanchang city
Jiangxi province
China

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Leiden, Netherlands

National Museum of Natural History

Darwinweg 2
NL-2300 RA
Leiden
The Netherlands

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Singapore

National Museum of Singapore

93 Stamford Road
178897
Singapore

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New Orleans, United States

New Orleans Museum of Art

1 Collins Diboll Cir
New Orleans
LA 70124
United States

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Massachusetts, United States

Peabody Essex Museum

161 Essex St
Salem
MA 01970
United States

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British Museum - Room 95, London UK

Percival David Foundation

British Museum - Room 95
British Museum
Great Russell Street,
WC1B 3DG
London, UK

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Bangkok, Thailand

Prasart Museum

9 Krung Thep Kreetha Road, Soi 4, Bang Kapi
Bangkok
Thailand

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Amsterdam, Netherlands

Rijksmuseum

Museumstraat 1
1071 XX
Amsterdam
The Netherlands

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Toronto, Canada

Royal Ontario Museum

100 Queens Park
Toronto
ON M5S 2C6
Canada

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Texas, United States

San Antonio Museum of Art

200 W Jones Ave
San Antonio
TX 78215
United States

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Tel Aviv, Israel

Tel Aviv Museum of Art

27 Shaul Hamelech Blvd
Tel Aviv 64329
Israel

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Tokyo, Japan

Tokyo National Museum

13-9 Uenokoen
Taito
Tokyo 110-8712
Japan

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University of Hong Kong

Tsui Museum of Art

University Museum and Art Gallery
The University of Hong Kong
Pok Fu Lam
Hong Kong

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London, United Kingdom

Victoria and Albert Museum

Cromwell Road
London
SW7 2RL
United Kingdom

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Virginia, United States

Virginia Museum of Fine Art

200 N Boulevard
Richmond
VA 23220
United States

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Massachusetts, United States

Worcester Art Museum

55 Salisbury St
Worcester
MA 01609
United States

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