• 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 also market books on the world’s material cultures via World Art Now.

  • Our gallery is in central 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 also market books on the world’s material cultures via World Art Now.

  • Our gallery is in central 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 November 2019

45 fine, new items are showcased here in our November 2019 catalogue.

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Temporary Exhibition Room

Surprising Items!

A temporary online selling exhibition of intriguing items with great stories drawn from around the world.

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 Asia including India, Southeast Asia & the Himalayas.

Chinese Export Silver

A curated page of especially fine Chinese Export Silver.

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.