Sinai and Sons shop interior
Having been encouraged to open a gallery by our father, Eli Sinai, my brother Joshua and I, Raphael, returned to London after living in New York City where we gained invaluable and productive experience. I was a specialist for seven years in the 20th century decorative arts department at Christie's auctioneers and Joshua worked with a private dealer and collector specialising in 19th century decorative arts.

It has always been our dream to discover and document unique and unusual examples of the decorative arts and design of the 19th and 20th centuries. These represent an eclectic mix, drawn from Europe, Asia and America. We believe that objects of great quality enhance each other no matter what their age.

We share a particular fascination for Historicism, the revisiting of earlier styles that was so characteristic of the 19th century. Another of our delights is 'japonisme', the interpretation of all things Japanese which swept the West late in the 19th century, creating a subtle fusion of exotic oriental with traditional European styles.

Perhaps the family quest is best expressed in the words 'Arte caritate', (for the love of art). Emile Gallé, the pre-eminent Art Nouveau glass and furniture maker, engraved these words on an enchanting glass seal adorned with a butterfly in marqueterie-sur-verre. Always delighted by this masterpiece, we hold it and its meaning dear to our hearts.

We look forward to welcoming you to our galleries where we hope you will find much to fascinate, delight and intrigue you. We would love to share with you our enthusiasm for the unusually beautiful and the beautifully unusual.