George Oakes

Pair of White Auricula in Clay Pots

20th Century

On a black ground. Within original green-painted frames. Signed with G.O. monogram, lower left.

Framed Height: 17 1/2” x Width: 14 1/2” PaperHeight: 15” x Width: 12”


George Oakes

George Oakes (1927–2017) was a decorative artist renowned for his work for the hallowed British interiors firm Colefax & Fowler. Following studies at Saint Martin's School of Art, he joined the firm in 1956 as a freelance artist. As John Fowler’s right-hand man, George would add his signature decorative embellishment—trailing botanicals, trompe l’oeil architectural motifs, fantastical vistas—to interiors including Colefax & Fowler owner Nancy Lancaster's Haseley Court, Chiswick House, and Buckingham Palace.