About John Endlich
John Endlich Antiquairs is the successor-firm to Van Ravenstein Antiques and Jewellery, established in 1952. In 1969, his daughter, Els Endlich-van Ravenstein and her husband, John Endlich, took over the business.
John Endlich Antiquairs are located at premises dating from the 16th century in the heart of historic Haarlem. The building’s interior includes a handsome mahogany-panelled room in Louis XVI style (design: Prof J.A.G. van der Steur) which once formed part of the renowned jeweller’s shop of Elias Voet, who, in the early 20th century, pioneered research into the hallmarks of silversmiths from Haarlem, Amsterdam, The Hague and the Frisian cities.
Both within the Netherlands, and internationally, John Endlich Antiques is active in the top segment of the antique silver trade, specialising in Dutch silver of the 17th, 18th and 19th centuries. Creative and innovative contemporary silversmiths are, however, also an important focus.
John Endlich Antiquairs buy and sell antique silver both through its wide-ranging domestic and international clientele of collectors and museums, and through itsparticipation in important art and antique events.
For more than forty years, we have provided advice to both individuals and institutions concerning the creation of high-quality collections, with special emphasis on the highest level of quality,taste and style – an aspect that indeed plays an important part in our relations with collectors.
Appraisals in connection with the purchase, sale or insuringof antiques, or the partition of estates / joint propertyalso form an important part of our relations with our clientele.