Creel and Gow is incorporating and adding to the collection of Ruzzetti and Gow and has an extensive range of fascinating and exquisite objects sourced from all around the world by Paris based Jamie Creel and former Sotheby’s expert Christopher Gow, both avid collectors. It is the perfect resource to embellish one’s life with originality or find that unique gift for discerning individuals. Rare minerals, taxidermy, coral, silver shells, unusual decorative objects and exotic accessories fill this veritable cabinet of curiosities.
Although New York is probably the world’s most exhilarating city, one does occasionally need an exotic escape. When the likes of Marrakech, Istanbul, and Buenos Aires seem a bit too far-flung for an afternoon, Creel & Gow—the new emporium of chic—provides a perfect fix close to home. The rare taxidermy, peculiar contraptions, intriguing objets, and natural beauties that reside inside this East 70th Street townhouse will be hard to find anywhere else.
Whether you’re in the market for a $15,000 stuffed lion or a $20 pewter wishbone, Creel and Gow has the uptown natural-wonders market cornered. Globe-trotting partners Christopher Gow and Jamie Creel travel from Mongolia to Mozambique seeking ephemera and antiques and commissioning artisans to create nature-inspired décor. Located on the ground floor of a stately Upper East Side townhouse, the shop features several rooms, each dimly lit and meticulously merchandised so as to feel like a cross between a decorative-arts display at the Met and the drawing room of a European heir with a “von” in his surname. Like Soho stalwart Evolution, it’s worth making the trip just to ogle some of the more outlandish wares—including a $30,000 model of the Royal Pavilion fashioned from matchsticks.
Tastemakers Creel and Gow have masterfully mixed The Explorers Club and the marché aux puces (with a dash of Hermès!) to create a sumptuous vault of intoxicating pieces to adorn any space. Artifacts and creatures from air, land, and sea are all graciously posed in the inviting gallery. Whether you’re finishing an arduous renovation or simply in need of an unexpected hostess gift, their curated collections will satisfy your wildest fantasy.
The boutique is located in the former stables of a historic, Grovenor Atterbury’s townhouse, on the North West corner of Lexington Avenue and East 70th Street in Manhattan’s upper east side in New York. The inventory of this Cabinet de Curiosites, Wunderkammer or Kunstkammer is also available to purchase online and by mail order.
CREEL & GOW
131 East 70th Street
New York, NY 10021