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, specializing in earthenware and porcelain made in the two main production centres of Belgium: Tournai and Brussels. In 1993 the family-run business was strengthened when Monique Lemaire’s son, Jean, joined. He has a degree in history and has published a series of texts and articles dedicated to antique ceramics.
ROCAD.be (Royal Chamber of Art dealers), Chambre des Experts en Œuvres d'Art de Belgique