Customer Testimonials

Thanks, Roy.
The Mary, Queen of Scots painting arrived safely, so thanks for organising this. It has given us a lot of pleasure already. We have spent the morning walking around our house finding the best spot for her.... DURHAM, ENGLAND.

Roy, I’m delighted with the “Gentleman in Red,” described so astutely by your website as exuding sensitivity, insight, and humor. The portrait is even more vividly beautiful than it appeared in your photographs. It is one of my finest and I have accorded it a special place of honor in my entry hall. Thank you for another exemplary transaction....ALABAMA, USA.

Dear Mr. Precious, Thomas has arrived home and he looks absolutely splendid. Thank you so much for the excellent service you have provided throughout all our negotiations and I do hope we will be able to make contact again at some future date.....YORKSHIRE, ENGLAND.

Roy, Portrait received safely and on schedule. Excellent service . Stunning product. Thanks. ....EAST SUSSEX, ENGLAND.

Hi there Roy. All three paintings have arrived safe and sound at our house here in Los Angeles, and we could not be more thrilled with them! Whoever you used to do the crating did and exemplary job, as they were all meticulously packed together in one very professional, secure crate.
The quality of the paintings and their beautiful period frames are above and beyond our expectations. As you probably know, sometimes it is hard to be as discerning as one might like to be when not looking at a piece of art in person; but we certainly could not be happier.
Thanks for your accommodating attention, assurances, and all-around kind service. We look forward to making other purchases from you in the future....LOS ANGELES, USA.

Roy, Thanks for this and all the other paintings you have provided me with....SCOTLAND.

Dear Mr Precious, Thank you for safe delivery of the two paintings which I’m very pleased with....LONDON, ENGLAND.

Dear Roy and Nadine, The girls arrived safely at their new home today and now await their picture lights.
Thank you both for your help; the pictures look gorgeous....HUNTINGDONSHIRE, ENGLAND.

Roy, Just to let you know that Elizabeth Beauclerk has just arrived safe and sound. And she is GORGEOUS!! By the way, superb job of packing. Thank you....CHICAGO, USA.

Dear Roy, The children arrived yesterday and I was able to open and hang this wonderful painting this morning.
I love all the children and love how the artist used his brush to create such a beautiful piece.
The painting has such a personality of life! Each child is so unique and becomes their own individual portrait as well as a family portrait.
This painting has truly exceeded my expectations!
I thank you again for working with me.
This piece will bring me much joy. All my best to you.....DELAWARE, USA.

"Miss Sharpe" has arrived, looking none the worse for her journey. We are delighted with her. Very many thanks....HONG KONG.

Dear Roy, Love the paintings. Much appreciate your's and Nadine's visit...SUSSEX, ENGLAND.

Hi Mr. Precious, lady is here with me. Really wonderful, thank you!...COMO, ITALY.

Hi Mr. Precious,the gentleman portrait is at home, it's wonderful.Thank you very much....COMO, ITALY.

Just a quick note to let you know we got the painting safely home. We were very impressed by your collection and pleased with your knowledge and hospitality.
We both love the painting, which at present is propped up against the virginal...STAFFORDSHIRE, ENGLAND.

Thank you very much for your kind offer to reserve the Dahl, that would be very welcome. I can see why you have remained in business for so long if you treat all your customers with such consideration!...OXFORD, ENGLAND.

The splendid portrait of the seventeenth century gentleman arrived yesterday. It deserves a particularly prominent location and I found such a place for it in my dining room, at eye level, where one can closely examine and admire the sitter's vivid face. As always, the shipping crate itself was a work of art, and I also appreciated your characteristically prompt attention to all phases of the transaction....ALABAMA, USA.

I am very pleased, both with the pewter charger and your excellent service. I hope to purchase from you again...SHROPSHIRE, ENGLAND.

Dear Nadine and Roy,Perfection on the wall, perfection in my heart! They all sit so nicely together in the sitting room. Thank you both, again, for delivering the painting, it was so special to meet you both. I felt that I could have sat for hours talking to you both....SUSSEX, ENGLAND

Dear Nadine and Roy; Thank you for delivering the portrait safely to our home.
It was very good to meet you both, if only to put faces to the e mails!
The portrait by Jacob van Loo is all I could have hoped for. It is beautifully constructed and painted, with a wonderful air of serenity.
She hangs opposite Dolly Dumpling, and the two can admire each other across the room, and across the centuries!
Roy, I admire your website, with its wide range of portraits, excellent photography and commentary. Seriously addictive.
The paintings I have acquired from you are a continuing delight, and I always find it difficult to choose from the superb selection that you have...HEREFORDSHIRE, ENGLAND.

Pewter arrived in good order - thank you. I am delighted!...HAMPSHIRE, ENGLAND.

We are enjoying looking at the Italian girl in her new setting - I'll email a picture later. It was a pleasure to meet you both and to discover so much from your website - a real education....DORSET, ENGLAND.

Hi Roy, Just wanted to send you an email with a huge compliment for the quality of the portraits you have for sale. It never ceases to amaze me where you source such a constantly high quality of art. Thanks for being with us from the outset....CONOR HANNAH, designer, founder and owner of

Hi Roy, Just to advise you that the painting arrived safely today. I am ‘over the moon’ with the portrait and have already hung it in my lounge.
May I take the opportunity to thank you for a fantastic deal that enabled me to purchase it from you, as soon as I saw it appear on your site I knew it was for me....LINCOLNSHIRE, ENGLAND.

Roy, Lady Anne (or the Countess of Bute as I am minded to style her) is fabulous. The quality simply leaps off the canvas. Quite faultless. What a consummate piece of work....SUSSEX, ENGLAND.

Dear Roy, I have just unpacked my painting today, and it is even more impressive than I could have imagined. It was superbly packed, and I want to thank you for your wonderful service. I shall enjoy this painting for years to come, and will continue to visit your websites for future purchases. With sincere thanks....TORONTO, CANADA.

Dear Roy, The portrait of the lawyer arrived this week. I have taken it to my campus office, where it has joined nineteenth century portraits of an English judge, a British barrister, and one of our law school’s deans. This portrait is much admired by my faculty colleagues, students, and staff. Thanks for another successful transaction....ALABAMA, USA.

Dear Roy,The picture arrived safely this afternoon. Thank you.
I love it, and to me it has a wonderfully mysterious quality. The artist has caught the moment beautifully, with the children’s slightly anxious and serious expressions. One can only wonder at what might have happened to them and their families, in the soon to be Civil War.
All the child portraits we have bought from your gallery give us enormous pleasure, and each adds a warmth to the room in which they hang. They are a joy and a delight....HEREFORDSHIRE, ENGLAND.

Dear Roy, Just to let you know that the portrait arrived safely yesterday evening, it is as you describe, like a jewel, & I couldn't take my eyes off her all evening! Thank you so much for giving me the opportunity to purchase this fine and fascinating painting. I look forward to contacting you regarding my next purchase!....MIDDLESEX, ENGLAND.

Dear Roy, Picked up painting on way home from work. Spectacular!...OHIO, USA.

Dear Nadine and Roy, Arrived safely; very pleased; a very sweet portrait; beautifully painted, quite delicate. Thank you again.....SUSSEX, ENGLAND.

Dear Mr. Precious, The painting has arrived today.It is intact and we are very happy with it....BREISGAU, GERMANY.

Dear Roy, I am very pleased with the portrait of a Gentleman, it's now hanging next to a portrait of Barbara Villiers and looks superb....MIDDLESEX, ENGLAND.

Dear Roy, Mary of Modena was delivered safe and sound and she is looking absolutely stunning. You are right: it is a very fine painting, and we are delighted to have it....EDINBURGH, SCOTLAND.

Dear Roy,it was a delight to meet you both the other day and so very kind of you to deliver our"Boy" to us in darkest Dorset.The painting is even more stunning than we had imagined it would be,so thank you.My mornings are now coffee and a quick peep at your website to look at more treasures,Kind Regards....DORSET, ENGLAND.

Roy, The Todd portraits are magnificent. I am delighted to add these works to my collection. Thank you so much for your careful attention to the details of purchase and shipping....ALABAMA, USA.

Dear Roy, "a Lady" has arrived...perfectly! Thank you so much for all the care taken with her delivery. I am very happy with my find!....DELAWARE, USA.

Dear Mr. Precious, The painting arrived 2 days ago. It was hung today. It is absolutely beautiful! It was a pleasure doing business with you again. Regards and thanks....ARKANSAS, USA.

Dear Nadine, The portrait has arrived and I hope to hang it soon. The sitter is such a beautiful young girl. It will be perfect for my drawing room and I am very happy with it. Once again, thank you for a very lovely portrait. I am extremely happy with the painting and your thoughtful assistance throughout the sale process..... MELBOURNE, AUSTRALIA.

Dear Roy, I finally got the painting hung on my stairwell, and it looks fabulous with my other painting. I am very pleased overall with my purchase....SOUTH CAROLINA, USA.

Dear Roy, You are incredibly kind and I'm impressed by your professionalism. I can't say how much I am looking forward to seeing the painting....BRIGHTON, UK.

Dear Roy, The chair was delivered safe and sound thanks to Aardvark, and is as fine and impressive as the photos and description on your site suggested it would be. It is a lovely piece. Many thanks and I much look forward to getting other things from you in the future....EDINBURGH,SCOTLAND.

Roy,Just to let you know that Catherine, Lady Brooke arrived safely today. Delighted with her. Will be keeping an eye on your website, and will be aiming to buy from you again, as you have some fabulous stock.Thank you for your efficient and friendly service....WORCESTER, ENGLAND.

Dear Roy, Just to say how delighted we are with the portraits. They arrived on the morning of our 30th wedding anniversary - which is nice given they were probably engagement portraits. They make the room they hang in. Thank you very much....KENT, ENGLAND.

Dear Mr. Precious, The painting arrived yesterday in fine condition. The packaging was very well done.
It has a different brilliance in our Iberian daylight! Thank you both....PORTUGAL.

Dear Roy, It arrived safe, sound and very splendid this morning. My wife and I are delighted. It is even finer than the many and detailed images provided on your website led us to expect. Now comes the matter of the hanging!....EDINBURGH, SCOTLAND.

Dear Roy, The portrait arrived safely thank you. We are really pleased with it. It looks perfect in our Regency room....BATH, SOMERSET.

Dear Roy, the wonderful 17th century armchair arrived here with us in Berlin, amazingly preserved in a box that kept the old friend safe and protected on its long way from Yorkshire to Berlin.
It looks amazing in our sleeping room and feels just right in our it has
always been here with us.Thank you very much for the perfect and safe delivery.
I'll keep an eye on your website....BERLIN, GERMANY.

'Jane Brooke' arrived safe and sound this morning and is already hanging opposite 'Lydia and Lottie', our last portrait from you. The girls are getting on well! Many thanks again....NORFOLK, ENGLAND.

Dear Roy, The portrait of Henrietta Anne was delivered to home on Friday afternoon.
It arrived perfectly intact thanks to the excellent packaging. I am very happy with the purchase and will be hanging her over a mahogany card table at the weekend. Thank you very much for taking such care of the sale and shipment process .... AUCKLAND, NEW ZEALAND.

Dear Roy, Many thanks for the painting, which arrived safely and efficiently courtesy of Aardvark Art Services, and looks marvellous opposite the perky young girl we bought from you previously....CHESHIRE, ENGLAND.

Dear Nadine, The painting has arrived safely and in good condition. I am delighted with my purchase! With grateful thanks....CHELTENHAM, ENGLAND.

Dear Nadine, William Bell’s portrait arrived after lunch today and looks really lovely. He is now a benign presence in our hall and we’re very happy to have him. Thank you....OXFORDSHIRE, ENGLAND.

Dear Roy, Thank you for arranging the transport of the two paintings, which arrived today. They were in excellent order, and are an absolute delight. My wife loved ‘The Girl with her Pets’, which is a wonderful celebration of our 50 years together. I hope that we, and our family, will enjoy it and 'Jonathan' for many years to come. We are lucky to have them. Best wishes.....HEREFORDSHIRE, ENGLAND.

Hi Roy, I arrived home and have unpacked the picture which was incredibly well packed. I am absolutely delighted with it, as your wife said it is a ''gem'' and it truly is and all the family agree. The picture is now hung in a spot at the top of the stairs. As you walk up you see him and as you turn the bend in the stairs and come to the top we meet him face to face and so we'll meet many times a day. It really is a lovely painting and the frame is so fluid that it feels one with the picture itself. We will make sure to take good care of him and I'm very sure that one of our daughters will inherit him in hopefully many years to come. If you come across any "gems" of a similar nature do please let me know. Thanks so much ..... GUERNSEY.

Roy, I unpacked the portrait last evening. It is spectacular. Appreciate your partnership on the purchase....NORTH CAROLINA, USA.

Nadine / Roy, I just wanted to let you know that the painting arrived safe and sound yesterday and now has pride of place in our formal lounge. We are delighted with it and would like to thank you for a great service and a great painting!! ....ABERDEENSHIRE, SCOTLAND.

Dear Mr Precious, the sculpture is now at my place, safe and sound. I hope you will enjoy its beauty again. Please come to Montenegro, be my guest. We will move there from the summer next year. I would like to stress once more how grateful to you I am. Best wishes.... PODGORICA, MONTENEGRO.

Dear Nadine, Just to let you know that the table arrived safely and that it is just as you described, if not better. Very elegant legs and a beautiful patina to the top - and firm. Many thanks for all your help; it's much appreciated and I know that the little table is going to give us much pleasure.....KENT, ENGLAND.

Dear Roy,The picture arrived safely late Monday evening - well worth waiting for! I think I am very lucky to acquire this item - it is such an entrancing portrait. I will take good care of it....KENT, ENGLAND.

Picture arrived safely, and looks wonderful in our bedroom, better I dare say than in that of Lady Cowdray! Many thanks for supplying same.
Best wishes....CHESHIRE, ENGLAND.

What an absolute jewel! Thank you....CAMBRIDGE, ENGLAND.

Dear Nadine, so pleased with the picture. A joy to own and have around the house...KENT, ENGLAND.

Dear Roy, The portraits are now hanging and we are delighted....CAMBRIDGESHIRE, ENGLAND.

Very many thanks for the safe delivery of 'boy with hoop'. 'Archie', as we have christened him, has pride of place in our hall and we are absolutely delighted with him....NORFOLK, ENGLAND.

Dear Roy, I received "Diana" 20 minutes ago. It's very beautiful! I am very satisfied. Thank You...FLORENCE, ITALY.

It has come! I couldn't be happier with it: I'm just thrilled. Particularly nice as today happens to be my birthday so it has made it all the more enjoyable.The painting is even better than I had hoped for, and I think it is stunning. The carrier was especially helpful and courteous and arrived exactly when he said he would. Many thanks again....DORSET, ENGLAND.

Dear Roy, Just to say I have just returned from my (rather good!) business trip to the US to find the painting already hanging where I had designated it! It looks fantastic, I am very happy with it and pleased to confirm the purchase with you...KENT, ENGLAND.

Dear Roy, thank you very, very much for the wonderful portrait and your classy transport ...All arrived well here with us and we enjoy the new "old "friend in our Berlin home....BERLIN, GERMANY.

Hi Roy, Just to let you know, I received the 4 paintings and they are really beautiful. I am so pleased with them and would love to make use of your service again in the near future. Such a pleasure to work with such professional people....SOUTH AFRICA.

Dear Roy, It was a pleasure to meet you and your wife yesterday and it was also very exciting to realise that we will now be able to enjoy living with such a special painting. Thank you for making this possible...SUFFOLK, ENGLAND.

...delivered the painting,as promised this morning. We are delighted,it certainly is a beautifully and sensitively painted portrait...BEDFORDSHIRE, ENGLAND.

Dear Roy:I am writing to let you know that "The Shepherdess" arrived in good order. The painting is absolutely beautiful and takes a place of pride in our dining room. My husband helped me unwrap it and he was amazed at how lovely the composition is. I feel extremely lucky to be the owner of such a gorgeous piece!...VIRGINIA, USA

Roy, The painting arrived today, it's beautiful. Thanks so much….OHIO, USA

Dear Mr Precious,
I am just writing to thank you for the portrait.
We are both very impressed with her, and she now hangs resplendent in the Library.
I look forward to doing business with you again in the future, and will keep a keen eye on your internet site.
Thank you for a smooth transaction….KENT, UK

Hi Roy, I received the wine glass a few days ago and am very pleased. A wonderful glass and a great addition to my collection. Thank you for the smooth transaction….USA

Hello Roy, the painting is very beautiful, thank you again.
Thomas has found a new home and I am very happy to have "adopted him".

Dear Roy: The painting arrived and it is absolutely beautiful! After I hung it up I kept admiring it I can't tell you enough how pleased I am…..USA

Delightful painting - thank you….CAMBRIDGE, UK

Dear Roy, The portrait was waiting for me when I got home from Rome on Tuesday. It is beautiful. Thought you'd like to know it arrived safely. Thanks very much. …USA

Just to let you know the painting arrived safe and sound. We are very happy with it and thank you very much. We look forward to doing business with you again. Thanks again….NEW ZEALAND

Dear Roy, Thank you so much for delivering Sir Richard. He proved to be every bit as wonderful as we expected....LONDON, UK

I am delighted with the painting. Many thanks again. Just thought to let you know. She will give me a lot of pleasure…. EDINBURGH, UK

We received the coffer yesterday and we are very, very happy with it. Many thanks indeed. …SUSSEX, UK

Dear Mr Precious, Thanks a lot, the painting now hangs majestically next to the others .I thank you for your gesture of absorbing the margin of unexpected rise in cost of transport, and assure that you have,and have had for a while, a recurring customer. again, many thanks, and I like the portrait a lot….PRAGUE, CZECH REPUBLIC

Dear Roy - Thank you for delivering such a lovely table….CUMBRIA, UK

I enjoy every day the portraits we acquired from you, especially Anne of Austria, Queen of France, and Anna Maria, Baroness Dacre. ARKANSAS, USA

Hi Roy. I received [court] cupboard yesterday. Wow! More beautiful than I imagined. Thank you. ILLINOIS, USA

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