In 1915, Victor and Valentine Michiels opened an antiques shop in Brussels. Their daughter, Lydie Michiels, moved to the Sablon area in 1939, and her daughter, Monique Lemaire, later took over the gallery, specialising in earthenware and porcelain made in the two main production centres of Belgium: Tournai and Brussels. In 1993, the family-run business was strengthened by the addition of Monique Lemaire’s son, Jean. He has a degree in history and has published a series of texts and articles devoted to antique ceramics.
Antique ceramics, earthenware, porcelain
ROCAD.be (Royal Chamber of Art dealers), Chambre des Experts en Œuvres d'Art de Belgique