LINLEY – timeless pieces

London is an amazing city, that is a fact. For a design hunter, there is anything you could possibly wish for in one huge and cosmopolitan place.

Last November I was invited to a night of art, magic and music at LINLEY’s London flagship store in Belgravia, when I had the chance to admire the quality and superior design of their pieces. I have been meaning to write this post since then.

This is a brand that offers unique design and master craftsmanship since 1985. This is quite rare nowadays in a mass produced world. We all know that quality doesn’t come cheap, but this post is about the amazing skills and care put into each piece. Just think about pieces that are passed to generation after generation in one family.

LINLEY summer school is one of those initiatives that sets this brand apart, teaching young students the techniques of hands-on making.

LINLEY has gained a reputation as the leader of modern marquetry, creating beautifully made unique products using woods and inlay in an imaginative, distinctive way.

I have selected a few pieces that I hope will make you appreciate the value of owning a unique and special thing:

Trafalgar decanter. As you may know my weakness and proudest addition to my house is the bar.


Lead Crystal and walnut stopper with a hallmarked sterling silver plaque. £525.00

Henley triangle box. Next on my wish list is this exquisite watch box.

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Crafted in sycamore with marquetry inlay in grey birch, pink figured sycamore, white figured anegre and taupe eucalyptus, the box is completed with a custom diamond shaped escutcheon.£1,195.00

Backgammon board.

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Red hand-stitched leather. Separate compartments hold each player’s pieces, dice shakers and a leather doubling dice and an engravable sterling silver plaque adds a personal touch. £2,500.00 

Skyline skateboard maple – The Shard


Laser etched London skyline motif running across the Triptych. Handmade in England, the core of each longboard is made from Canadian maple and each has a decorative walnut strip running around the edge, with the top and bottom surfaces available either in the maple or a bubinga veneer. £750.00

Gentleman’s bench.


Handcrafted using traditional manufacturing techniques with a beech frame supported on exposed timber legs. The Gentleman’s Bench features metal castors and studwork. £7,300.00

Table top globe. This is a way upgraded version to the one I had as a kid. But a globe still makes me wish to travel to new destinations.


Crafted for LINLEY by expert globe makers Bellerby & Co. Hand-painted using Sennelier watercolours, the Desk Globe features a solid walnut round base. The globe itself spins on its axis on a sleek steel arm. £3,950.00

Papa bear. Although this is not a toy, the children collection is pretty cool.

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Designed by Skjode. £145.00

Highclere Castle, Jewellery box. I had the chance to admire this very special jewellery box, which is huge and a true art piece.

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Downton Abbey’s Highclere Castle has been interpreted as a jewellery box. £65,000.00



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