Stemming from James' musical background and Alice's interest in the arts, E.L.I.Holdings is a strong supporter of artistic and cultural collaboration. E.L.I.Holdings has been instrumental in bringing international acclaim to up-and-coming artists and promoting classical music to young people. For further information or to contact us about art and culture, please get in touch via our London office.
From small beginnings as the owners of the renowned " Snazz Sichuan" in London, the New China Club's new venture in the management of the beautiful Minley Manor.
Minley Manor is situated on the border of Hampshire and Surrey occupying a position on the edge of a level plateau of high ground with far reaching views to the south.
The magnificent Manor house, built in the style of a French Chateau, is reached via a drive from Minley Road, through Grade II listed gates passing the Stable Block and leading to a circular carriage drive. Minley Manor is a fine example of a large country house that has been adapted for its current use and now being given a new lease of life in a variety of forms. In addition to providing luxury accommodation, the Manor has hosted many military weddings and been used as a location for a number of films including the 2007 Victorian fantasy movie Stardust.
One of the main features is a 600 metre Wellingtonia tree avenue which lies to the north of the Manor house. In addition to the main Manor House further accommodation is found in the Mess Annexe, the Stable Block and 6 Cottages.
Minley Manor is strategically located near to London with excellent road, rail and air access. The Manor House is 4 miles from (the private airport) TAG Farnborough airport and 3 miles from Fleet railway station providing a regular main line service into London Waterloo. Heathrow is 23 miles and central London approximately 39 miles.
Van Gogh’s London home was bought by E.L.I. Chairman-Jian Wang in 2012. It is a house located at 87 Hackford Road in Brixton, South London, where in 1873 Vincent Van Gogh lived in as a young 20 year old man. After the house was purchased, James and his wife, Alice Childs decided to work together with London-based commissioners of contemporary Art “Artangel” for one of their internationally acclaimed installations. Designed by WAM architects, the house will be turned into an arts centre for artists to exhibit their work, creating a cultural link between the East and West. The latest artistic event is the Dutch Artist Saskia Olde Wolbers' exibition which gained large media coverage, including the Guardian and BBC amongst other international press organisations. She filled the house with intriguing mutterings, voices and sounds, bringing the audience back to the time and location where the young Van Gogh once lodged.
With more than 80 specialist traders, The Swan offers an exceptionally wide range and constantly changing selection of quality antiques under one roof. Our stock includes English, French and country furniture from the 18th century to the Art Deco period, as well as silver, fine art, porcelain, jewellery, glass, mirrors, rugs, clocks, garden antiques and many other unique and decorative items.
Our friendly and professional staff are always available to offer help and advice or to arrange local, national and international delivery. We offer a comprehensive search facility for locating particularly elusive items, and our Wedding List Service is designed for those couples who value traditional craftsmanship and would like to use it to furnish and decorate their home.
Please visit the Swan website to see a selection of our current stock. We represent 80 traders and offer 40 rooms and several cabinets of fine quality antiques. If you would like to view our whole collection, we are based in Oxfordshire, only one hour from London and 5 minutes from Junction 6/8 of the M40.
Auction:Our monthly sales are headed up by the Swan director Tom Keane who has over 25 years experience as an auctioneer in the antiques trade, most recently at Chiswick Auctions in London. Tom regularly shares the rostrum with fellow antiques expert and auctioneer Paul Hayes who many of you will have seen on a number of BBC and ITV antiques programmes.