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The Intricacies of The Myth

Hand finished patinated brass imbues Theodore Alexander’s The Myth crane sculpture with glamourous appeal. The original form was hand carved in wax by master artisans to create a tactile surface that mimics delicate feathers. Read more

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Forager, the Faithful Hound

The British are renowned for their love of dogs and field sports, two passions that are combined in the poignant 19th century statue of Forager the foxhound that today stands in the Billiard Room at Althorp.

Study the image below of the Billiard Room at Althorp. Between the billiard table and the fireplace you will see the gleaming life-size form of a bronze hound. This is Forager, who lived and hunted in the dying days of the Victorian era. The oil painting hanging above the fireplace shows the man who commissioned the sculpture, John Poyntz, 5th Earl Spencer together with his wife Charlotte, Countess Spencer.

The statue is a commemorative piece, sentimental even. A keen fox hunter and master of the local Pytcheley Pack for many years, Earl Spencer’s devotion to hunting was such that the Althop records show that hunted five days a week during the 1876 – 1877 season. Forager was the 5th Earl Spencer’s favourite hound. Read more

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A Singular Arrangement

Use a single decorative accessory on a table for maximum impact. This elegant stainless steel nude perches on the edge of the console in quiet contemplation. Read more

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Outdoor Inspiration

Don’t be afraid to use key pieces in an outdoor covered setting where you can make great use of strong light and colour.

This stainless steel sculpture reflects its surroundings with dramatic impact. Read more

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Attention to Detail

One of the highlights of working with Theodore Alexander is watching the process of creation unfold before one’s eyes.

The pieces that we create have hundreds of hours of painstaking work that culminates in exquisite works of art. For example, the piece below begins as a solid piece of red wax. A artisan slowly sculpted the wax as one would carve wood until a figure emerged that was replicated exactly in the bronze casting process. It’s a process that has not changed for hundreds of years down to the most basic elements – the smell of the wax as it it is formed with a traditional tool, the wax chips that lie scattered on the workbench as the final form unfolds. The craftsman wielded the chisel with insouciant calm, whilst I looked on with baited breath. Read more

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Out of the 18th Century comes a Stainless Steel Masterpiece

Place this chair in the light and hundreds of stainless steel facets shimmer and dance. The back is deliberately open and exposed; the seat a sheet of transparent glass. This chair is faithfully based on a piece owned by Catherine … Read more

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