In the year 1919, Elfriede Langeloh established her art trade and showrooms in Cologne. After her own house at Domhof in which the store was located had been destroyed during the war the shop reopened at Hohenstaufenring. In those generous and representative rooms the particular area of expertise was cultivated: Applied arts of the 18th century, french period furniture, paintings, tapisseries, silver and especially – with great love and connoisseurship – European ceramics.
The intensive engagement with this genre brought Elfriede Langeloh the byname „reine of porcelain“ and made her popular across German frontiers. Her clientele consisted of collectors like Ernst Schneider, Peter Ludwig, Max Grundig, Edward Pflueger and Ralph Wark.
After she had passed away her daughter Paulette Neuhaus took up the business and moved the showrooms to Komödienstraße near to Kölner Dom in 1963. Paulette Neuhaus shifted the emphasis entirely to the field of 18th century porcelain.
As the oldest and most traditional art trade with this specialisation in Germany it remained an international meeting point for collectors, experts and curators. The extraordinary personality of Paulette Neuhaus remained unforgettable to many art lovers.
Since 1981, Friedel Kirsch leads with the same dedication the business today in the third generation in Weinheim near Heidelberg. She specialized the trade on extraordinary objects of Meissen porcelain of the 18th century.
Friedel Kirsch began her carreer with the gallery of modern art Boisserée in Cologne. In 1961, she turned to older art and entered the family business. With the entry of her daughter Marie-Christine the fourth generation lined up for the pursuit of the family business.
Friedel Kirsch is board member of the German art trade association (KD) for many years and has participated as juror and organizor for art fairs and exhibits in German and international fairs. She is exhibiting at German and international fairs.
Acquistion and sale of single objects and collections,
consulting, estimation, cataloging, draft of expertises