About Westenholz Antiques
Piers von Westenholz has been described as an "improver of English taste in the twentieth century" and although best know for being an antique dealer, he also undertakes three to four decorating projects a year. He began decorating in the late sixties with David Mlinaric, and has had several antique shops, including one with David Mlinaric and two with Robert Kime. His current shop specialising in and antique decorative furniture and lighting is on the Pimlico Road.
Eminent interior decorator David Mlinaric offers his distinguished view on Baron von Westenholz:
“Piers von Westenholz opened his shop more than 40 years ago and since then he has continuously searched for, found and filled it with beautiful and unexpected furniture and objects.
There is always something there, which one wants; even if one doesn't need it, and one can see the individuality of his eyes in every single object. From the very early days his choices seemed unusual and therefore exciting. Sometimes there were objects of very high quality destined for collectors or museums, always a large stock of elegant pieces for furnishing houses and usually a bargain or two.
He loves houses, is curious about how people live in them and knows how to compose their contents for a stylish and convenient way of life. The element of discovery was always strong: he recognised styles and characteristics which had been forgotten or disregarded and so contributed greatly to the revival of interest in the decorative arts throughout the second half of the twentieth century.”