• Michael Backman Ltd is one of the world’s premier sources for rare Asian, Islamic, Tribal & Colonial antiques.

    Sound provenance is critical. Our items are sourced from colonial-era, private UK collections.

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  • Expertise.   Something in which we invest constantly.

    We have strong links to universities & museums; undertake numerous research trips around the world; and hold a massive, in-house library.

  • We are in London, but most of our clients are in the US, Europe & Asia.

    We send items by courier, worldwide.

    Receive our monthly catalogues.

  • Our monthly catalogues showcase our new stock & are emailed to around 10,000 collectors & curators worldwide.

    Receive our monthly catalogues.

  • Michael Backman Ltd is one of the world’s premier sources for rare Asian, Islamic, Tribal & Colonial antiques.

    Sound provenance is critical. Our items are sourced from colonial-era, private UK collections.

    Receive our monthly catalogues.

  • Expertise.   Something in which we invest constantly.

    We have strong links to universities & museums; undertake numerous research trips around the world; and hold a massive, in-house library.

  • We are in London, but most of our clients are in the US, Europe & Asia.

    We send items by courier, worldwide.

    Receive our monthly catalogues.

  • Our monthly catalogues showcase our new stock & are emailed to around 10,000 collectors & curators worldwide.

    Receive our monthly catalogues.

Our latest monthly catalogue

 

 

New Items for May 2019

Almost 40 fine, new items are showcased here in our May 2019 catalogue.

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Temporary Exhibition Room

 

 

Wearable Antique Necklaces

A temporary online selling exhibition of antique wearable necklaces from Southeast Asia, India, North Africa & the Middle East.

East-West Colonial Antiques

Colonial Spanish, Dutch & other East-West Antiques

Selected Finest items

A selection of our more interesting pieces.


Jewellery from Asia

One of our several jewellery pages - showcased here is jewellery from Southeast Asia, South Asia & the Himalayas.

African Tribal Art

Our tribal art with origins in Africa. We have several pages of tribal art.

Indonesia & the Malay World

Antiques from Indonesia & Islamic SE Asia but also Borneo & Bali.

Colonial Indian Silver

Silver items made in India during the colonial era. One of several pages devoted to Indian silver.