It was in the 1950’s that Mrs L.R. Maas, founder of Box House Antiques, was collecting and dealing in antique pictures by Dutch and Flemish old masters, initially being advised by Sir Anthony Blunt at the Courtauld Institute. At that time there was a relatively good supply of Antique pictures. As we get into the 1950’s and later, genuine old masters with provenance became scarcer, with many copies being offered on the market. See: www.painting.about.com/od/artsupplies/gr/ArtForgerHandbk.
It was at this stage that Box House Antiques concentrated more on good 18th and 19th century decorative and reasonably priced pictures. These are selected to ensure excellent value and to complement antique furniture and interior decoration.