Shapero Emporium recently opened on Mayfair’s New Bond Street bringing together not only works from Shapero Rare Books, Shapero Gallery and Shapero Modern, but also from other leading dealers such as Justin Raccanello, Thomas Coulborn & Sons and Kent Antiques.
The collection has been curated by architectural designer Malcolm Winyard, who says: “Knowing the broad range of material which Bernard [Shapero] sells, from books by well-known authors such as Charles Dickens to prints by Andy Warhol, I wanted to provide a classic background with a contemporary twist.”
Among the works featured is the rare zoological book Beytrag zur Naturgeschichte der Vogel by Joachim Johann Nepomuk Anton Spalowsky (1752-97), which Shapero Rare Books offers for £225,000 (above).
It is accompanied by works such as a late 18th century oak bust of Major John André, hanged as a British spy during the American War of Independence, from Thomas Coulborn & Sons, as well as a pair of 19th century settees in Egyptian taste from Lennox Cato.
The Emporium is one of several spaces Shapero has opened recently, including a new gallery on Maddox Street for Shapero Modern and another New Bond Street space devoted to rare books (see ATG No 2468).