Combray Gallery borrowed its name from Marcel Proust’s magnum opus “In Search of Lost Time” (A La Recherche du Temps Perdu). Just like reading Proust in these modern, busy times is an enduring adventure for many of us; studying, discovering and acquiring works devised by generations of uniquely talented creative minds is a continuing affair. No matter how much time is dedicated to this ongoing journey (and we at Combray Gallery invested more than 20 years so far), there are constant comet-like flashes of unique, exciting gems previously veiling in hidden collections throughout the world which never cease to amaze and surprise with their form, materials, historical significance or uniqueness. We see our role in this cacophony of beauty to be that of a helpful guide to our clients, navigating them through fragment of applied arts history we specialize in and have chosen to study and focus on for more than two decades – European neoclassical furniture and 20th Century design.

Core of our collection is great quality pieces from various periods spanning 250 years of European decorative arts history we carefully selected based on merit, aesthetics and functionality, while crown of our collection is formed of applied arts jewels imagined by some of the most accomplished designers and architects from the continent, meant to stimulate the intellect as much as to be utilitarian (or sometimes not!).

Entire Combray Gallery stock is sourced and imported from Europe and is expertly restored in the US under our close supervision and we supply numerous accomplished interior design and architecture firms as well as collectors in USA and globally. We recognize currents and trends in the world of interior decoration and contemporary architecture and we offer generous selection of 20th Century Modernist works, however, we are passionate followers of style ancien and our stock continuous to feature earlier examples of applied and decorative arts.

To compliment our furniture assemblage, we also offer works of selected modern and contemporary artists as well as fine traditional landscapes and paintings of animals.

Combray Gallery founder Zoran Popovic is a veteran dealer with more than 20 years of experience. Former director of eponymous Manhattan gallery Ritter Antik, Zoran helms Popovic Appraisal and Consulting (full service USPAP qualified appraisal firm) since 2011 and Combray Gallery since 2013. With prominent location on main thoroughfare in Hudson, NY, a large climate-controlled storage nearby and a network of skilled restorers, gilders, upholsterers and carpenters both upstate and in NYC, Combray Gallery constitutes a full service antiques dealership with authentic and professionally restored stock.

Visiting us also means visiting Hudson – lively and dynamic town 2 hours north of Manhattan known for it’s antiques and art galleries as well as numerous fine restaurants, boutique hotels as well as healthy dose of notable and inspiring inhabitants; Hudson is connected with Manhattan via convenient, direct, scenic train line to Grand Central Station and features some of the most exciting small town architecture in the state of New York.

We would like to thank you for awarding us a chance to supply you with great quality antiques. We especially appreciate your attention given today’s noisy market with numerous seemingly convenient if not overwhelming and sometimes non-transparent online shopping options. While at that, we would like to encourage you to purchase authentic antiques from reputable dealers with proven track record and integrity – this way you will get full guarantee for your purchase as well as gilt-edged service.