This silk tie features a ceiling design from Sir John Soane's vast collection of Adam brothers drawings.
Made in the UK from pure silk and hand finished by Fox & Chave.
Fox & Chave creates beautiful silk accessories and cufflinks inspired by the arts. Owner, Jemima Haddock, has developed a large Collection of scarves and ties, working with Museums, Galleries and artists all over the world, covering styles from ancient civilisations to contemporary times. The patterns offer a cornucopia of colour and elegance, creating perfect gifts and indulgent self-purchases. Fox & Chave has been delighted to work with the Sir John Soane Museum and its rich archive of antiquities. Royalties from the license benefit this delightful museum in the heart of London.
Sir John Soane’s Museum holds 9,000 Adam drawings in its collection. These drawings produced by the Adam brothers represent 80% of the surviving Adam Office drawings in the world.
Sir John Soane purchased this remarkable treasure-trove of architectural history in 1833 for the sum of £200. The drawings were shipped from Edinburgh to London by the cheapest means possible, as deck cargo aboard a merchant ship. Despite spending the journey with little more than a tarpaulin cover to protect them from the elements the drawings arrived safely in London and were brought from the Thames to the Soane Museum where, with the exception of exhibition loans, they have never since left.
In this drawings collection 166 are by Giuseppe Manocchi. In 1765 Manocchi, a Roman draughtsman, joined the architectural office of Robert and James Adam in London. Immediately upon his employment, the Adam brothers commissioned Manocchi to make a series of drawings to provide inspirational material for their work.