Yola Gray Antiques
Yola Gray has dealt in fine art and antique furniture for over 40 years and has a special interest in Colonial furniture, specifically Colonial Four Poster Beds. Yola Gray also provides a variety of fine English Antique Furniture, Art and Fabrics to clients in the UK, Europe and further afield.
Yola Gray Antiques is an accredited member of LAPADA (the UK’s largest Trade Association of Professional Art and Antique Dealers) and CINOA. CINOA is the world association of Art & Antique dealer associations. All LAPADA & CINOA members abide by their strict code of practice by adhering to reputable standards of quality, expertise and integrity.
Yola Gray started her career by teaching English, art & sciences for several years at a Secondary School. She inherited her interest and love of antiques and paintings from both her families. Prior to World War II, her father trained as an engineer and sculptor in Antwerp, whilst his father, a sub-mariner Captain, produced excellent sea scapes and floral silk paintings.
Yola’s maternal great Grandfather, John Abernethy Lynas-Gray (1869 – 1940) along with his daughters were acclaimed landscape and genre artists who frequently exhibited in major art galleries such as: Royal Society of Artists Birmingham, Walker Art Gallery Liverpool, Manchester City Art Gallery, Manchester City Art Gallery, Royal Cambrian Academy and the Royal Hibernian Academy. He was also in the Royal Institute of Painters in Watercolours. He Exhibited between 1897 – 1928.
Yola has dealt in fine art and antique furniture since 1975 and has great experience of interior design and supplying all types of antique furniture depending on customers’ requirements. Yola has a special interest in colonial Anglo Indian furniture, specifically four poster beds (to view our collection of beds, please click here).
Julian Latham, Yola’s eldest son, joined her in the antique business several years ago, after a successful career in commercial retail in Africa, London and America. Julian, who has grown up from an early age surrounded by antiques at home, has developed a keen interest in art and antique furniture, and has decided to make this passion his career. Julian has taken the antiques knowledge passed on from his parents, to help take the business forward and share his love for antiques with a new generation.