Intimate, expertly curated, and with a sense of both humour and style, Fox & Flyte specialises in curious finds from a bygone era. Founded by Duncan Campbell, Haeni Kim and Luke Edward Hall, this e-shop categorises its chicly eccentric finds into Afternoon Tea, Cocktails, Dinner Party, Study, Attire and Curious. Some categories are more robust than others, but Fox & Flyte doesn’t feel the need to clutter for the sake of show. There might be only two or three objects in a particular department, but they are always well chosen.
For cooking and entertaining, pick out something characterful and eccentric, like an old-school jelly mould (£28), a classic Doulton serving plate (£72) or a geometric art-deco serving dish (£44).
In the Study section, a solid silver Asprey cigarette box (£480) with pinstripe detailing and an elegant shagreen jade letter holder (£74) really catch the eye, but what’s most enjoyable is reading about their provenance and imperfections – it is these such listings that make Fox & Flyte’s inventory a depository of rather fun flash-history lessons.
The Curious category features just one item at present: a fantastic taxidermy peacock (pictured, £1,200), complete with plumed feathers and in mint condition. Meanwhile, Attire has a pair of handsome vintage loafers in plum python (£90) as well as handmade, Liberty Art Fabric ties (£65) by the site’s creative force, Luke Edward Hall, in collaboration with The Tailors Gallery.
The opposite of a one-stop shop, Fox & Flyte is the place for an online rootle. You won’t know what you’re looking for, but when you find it, you’ll be glad you did.