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Written by Alex Puddy, CADA Chair

I N T RO DUC T I O N This is a first: a collective of specialist art and antique dealers coming together under the auspices of The Cotswolds Art and Antique Dealers’ Association (CADA) to present an Electronic-Catalogue of items for sale. To celebrate our 40th year as an association, CADA asked members to contribute three items, priced across the board, to represent the wide spectrum that our individual specialist dealers have to offer. All works are interactive so just click on the image to link directly to the dealer to discuss any work of interest. To provide an insight into each dealer’s passions, personality, and the story of their own journey to becoming a professional CADA dealer we posed a series of questions, the replies to which have become an interesting introduction to the works each dealer has presented. {eading the entries, I was struck by the diversity of backgrounds from which our members emerged to become a dealer, the similarity in advice on starting a collection and some rather interesting hobbies… a few of which I took a double take: a kick-boxing art dealer, a qualified acupuncturist, an Arctic explorer, a pomologist, a miniature steam road and rail engine enthusiast and a spoon carver! The journeys to becoming an art and antiques dealer are equally eclectic, starting as diversely as: a 1960’s rock star, an African safari travel agent, a cocktail barman and a theatre stage manager with inspiration sparked by ‘a fascination of the Bohemian world of smoke filled auction rooms’; ‘a simple post card of ‘Bridge at Arles’ by Van Gogh’ and a childhood memory of candlelight dancing across the Lustre jugs and pottery dogs on a grandmother’s Welsh oak dresser.

There is also sage advice on collecting, with unanimity, to ‘buy what you like’ and ‘buy the best examples you can afford’ (or a little more!) at the time. Seek to build your collection over time, enjoy the process and don’t be frightened to go your own way, even if this is against the fashion of the day. Look to explore the history and background of the area or artist that takes your interest, go to museums, country houses and ask our specialist dealers for advice and information – we are always happy to share our knowledge – this is what we do for our living and, to a point, our reason for being. We as CADA dealers were all asked one final question – sum yourself up in three words? I would sum up the answers collectively as: knowledgeable, trustworthy, and a good sense of humour. It is though, another word that shines through all the answers ‘integrity’ – honest people who as dealers have worked hard to become the best in their fields with knowledge and stock to provide clients and specialist collectors alike with the opportunity to purchase, with confidence, fine examples of their desire. It is then with no small amount of pride that we, the CADA, present here a fine selection of art and antiques within the pages of this E-Catalogue. So launch yourself – as one of our dealers first did in a Ford Cortina Estate and with £ 1,000 – on a journey to discover your passion…


A L DE RSON A NT I QUES Kit Alderson is celebrating 40 years dealing in 17th and 18th century furniture and works of art. After many years in Bath the company moved to Tetbury some 10 years ago.

Kit Alderson Alderson Tetbury 40 Long Street Gloucestershire  gl8 8aq 01666 500888

Why did you become an antiques dealer? –  My interest in antiques probably started with the discovery that my namesake, Christopher Alderson, in the 18th century was an antiquarian, collector and polymath. He designed the gardens at Frogmore near Windsor for George III and was also a tutor to his children. I was intrigued and inspired.

kit@aldersonantiques.com www.aldersonantiques.com

Book you are currently reading? – Nathaniel’s Nutmeg by Giles Milton. Nutmegs were a mystery spice and in the 16th century were considered to be a cure for most diseases; they were more valuable than gold. It’s an excellent and fascinating read, detailing the hunt for the source of nutmeg, thought to be the cure for all diseases, and the only cure for the bloody flux... After a bitter conflict the Dutch got The Spice Islands and England gained Manhattan!

How did you become an antiques dealer? –  I started dealing in my spare time until it became a passion that got in the way of work! From there I opened a shop in Amsterdam with my brother, where we had a shop for about 5 years. Then we opened in Bath and showed at the BADA and Olympia fairs for many years. When lots of the dealers moved from Bath to Tetbury I did the same and joined the busy Cotswolds antique dealers’ scene. I can’t think of a nicer part of the country to live and work in. The first piece I bought was a William and Mary oak chest on stand which I reluctantly sold to pay for the deposit on my first house in Bath. What are your top tips for someone wanting to build a collection? – If I were advising someone starting to collect, I would tell them to read avidly in their chosen field, to go to museums which display the best examples and visit dealers and auction houses. Dealers often know the most and are usually generous with their knowledge.

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Unlikely passion that consumes you – Wine and cooking are two of my passions as they complement each other. I seem to have too many cookbooks and not enough wine...

A Pair of George I Walnut Cabriole Leg Chairs c. 1720 – 1730 102 x 51 x 51 cm £ 3,600.00



Pair of {ed Lacquer Commodes c. 1875 – 1925 87 x 124 x 53 cm £ 27,500.00


Walnut Chest on Frame c. 1700 – 1720 131 x 102 x 60 cm £ 8,600.00


A NDRE W DA NDO Established in 1915, the business specialises in 18th and early 19th century pottery and porcelain. The stock is largely British with an emphasis on early Staffordshire and English porcelain figures. A small selection of Chinese Export and Continental porcelain are always available.

What would you do if you weren't an antiques dealer? – A photographer. We were one of the first dealers to have a website, and ours has now been running for nearly 20 years. Photography is an important and fundamental aspect of our business which is now entirely online, so it is an interest that I utilise to good effect.

How did you become an antiques dealer? – It’s in the genes! I am the third generation of my family to be in the business, and nearly a hundred years ago there were three Dando antique shops in Bath as other members of the family were also dealers. As I was always sure of what I was going to do, rather than going to university, I started working for my father straight after school, eventually taking over the shop when my father retired. With 40 years as a dealer, and surrounded by antiques virtually from birth, I have a lifetime of experience.

Unlikely passion that consumes you? – Live steam miniature road and rail engines –  another interest inherited from my father who had a 3½ inch gauge garden railway. I have just become the proud owner of a quarter scale Marshall traction engine which is far more versatile and means, unlike steam engines, I can go almost anywhere.

Andrew Dando Bradford-On-Avon Wiltshire  ba15 5bw 01225 865444 andrew@andrewdando.com www.andrewdando.co.uk

What would you suggest to someone wanting to start collecting? – As well as looking at the stock of knowledgeable dealers, visit museums and historic houses with good collections of your area of interest. Your budget may not extend to the very best but you will develop your eye and your knowledge. Condition is important, so always ask the dealer to give you a full report, and to write the condition on the receipt. However, do not be put off by minor damage if that is reflected in the price. It is better to have fewer, rare and interesting examples than a large collection of the mundane. Develop a relationship with a reputable dealer. Always buy what you like.

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Three words to describe you? – Trustworthy, passionate, and with a sense of humour.

English Porcelain Coaching Jug c. 1830 22 cm tall £ 850.00



Derby Porcelain Figure of a Sailor c. 1780 – 1790 25.8 cm tall £ 420.00


Staffordshire Pottery Figure of a Scottish Hunter c. 1825 12 x 17.5 cm £ 1,500.00


A RC HI T E C T URA L H ERI T AGE Alex Puddy of Architectural Heritage specialises in Fine Antique Garden Ornament and Statuary, Modern British Sculpture and Architectural Interiors.

Mr Alex Puddy Architectural Heritage Ltd Taddington Manor Taddington Nr. Cutsdean Gloucestershire  gl54 5ry 01386 584414 office @architectural-heritage.co.uk www.architectural-heritage.co.uk

Did you always want to be an antiques dealer? – As the son of an antiques dealer it was hard to avoid, we had furniture on rotation, mostly the kitchen table and chairs! I do though remember consciously choosing this life aged 22. After a stand at the Cheltenham Antiques Market, dealing in pictures, a dabbling on the Portobello {d alongside working on and off in the family firm I had an opportunity to rent a beautiful but remote house in the middle of a wood – this I knew would set my path to join and as I now do run Architectural Heritage. Did you study to become an antiques dealer? – My academic credentials are slim: An A level in Art and The History of Art however, I had an inspirational teacher who brought the {enaissance to life. Later in my working life to have met and worked with Dr Charles Avery, the author of one of the standard texts on sculpture is something I just could not have imagined when studying.

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What would you suggest to someone wanting to start collecting Sculpture and what are your ‘top tips’ for building a collection? – It is often said ‘buy what you like’ so there is your starting point, it can be at any price but usually it is just too much for you to afford at the time – so set a budget and be prepared! Once you have established what sculpture you find interesting you will, like a playlist on Spotify, find other works and related artists that connect through, the period, a style or sometimes via their artistic associations, these

links will help to broaden your ‘connected’ collection. In time you may change direction and you can always sell some works to fund another avenue of interest as your knowledge grows. Most collections start with one piece and many of the collectors I know still have it! What do you love about the Cotswolds and working in the Cotswolds? – I am looking out of my office window on a bright, crisp autumn afternoon – I’ll take the dogs for a walk after work in the rolling open countryside just outside the door – the birds are tweeting, the air is clear and there is no traffic other than an occasional tractor – what could be better than that? What would you do if you weren’t an antiques / art dealer? – A chef. Three words to describe you? – He does try. Book you are currently reading? – A short History of Tractors in Ukrainian by Marina Lewycka – very funny!

‘The Evolution’ Edward Bainbridge Copnall m b e 1903 – 1973 c. 1930 183 x 113 x 113 cm £ 28,000.00



A carved stone niche figure in the Arts and Crafts style depicting an allegory of Autumn c. 1910 167 x 43 x 26 cm £ 5,600.00


‘Demi-Plié’ Dora Gordine 1895 – 1991 c. 1948 52.5 x 16.5 x 11.5 cm £ 8,600.00


C A T HE RI NE HUNT Catherine Hunt specialises in pre - 750 Chinese ceramics ranging from the Song dynasty through the Yuan and Ming Dynasties into The Early Qing and Chinese Textiles from the 18th and 19th Century, especially Mandarin {ank Badges. This is her 21st year of dealing so a real coming of age.

What do you love about the Cotswolds? – I love living in the Cotswolds as a dog walker and ex-horsewoman as the countryside is amazing and with plenty to see and do there is never a quiet moment. Cheltenham is home to so many events from horse racing to literary and jazz festivals, music and food festivals – what is not to love?

How did you become an antiques dealer? –  I became an antiques dealer having gone to Oxford University to read History. I then taught for a while and was the Assistant Secretary at the Badminton Three Day event before following my love of Chinese Antiques. Growing up, both my grandmother and my mother understood both English and Chinese porcelain, so in many ways I had learnt by osmosis as both houses were full of ceramics.

What would you do if you weren’t an antiques dealer? – If I wasn’t an antique dealer I would probably be a researcher but I certainly would not have so many friends and colleagues as I do now and definitely not nearly so many laughs.

Catherine Hunt by appointment only po box 743 Cheltenham  gl52 5z b 01242 227794 info @cathy-hunt.co.uk www.cathy-hunt.co.uk

What would you suggest to someone wanting to start a collection? – I would advise anyone now wanting to form a collection of Chinese Antiques to follow your heart and to only collect what you like and not what you think is the clever thing to do. Buy the best that you can afford and even if damaged. A collection that reflects you is far more appealing and satisfying and ultimately more saleable. You need an empathy with your collection. Look and listen to respected dealers and buy from the specialists in their area. Never be afraid to ask anything, even if you think it shows you as naïve as you won’t be the first or last to ask that question.

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What book are you currently reading? –  As a historian I hardly ever read historical novels but at the moment I am re-reading Catherine by Anya Seaton as historically it is pretty accurate and I am named after Catherine Swynford.

Kangxi Mark and Period Blue and White Plate Period of kangxi 1662 – 1722 c. 1662 – 1722 £ 5,0 0 0.0 0



Mandarin Civil {ank Badge Period of qing dynasty 1644 – 1911 c. 1890 £ 680.0 0

Kangxi Carved Celadon Brush Pot Period of kangxi 1662 – 1722 c. 1720 £ 12,50 0.0 0



Simon & Sean Clarke Sheep Street Stow on the Wold Gloucestershire  g l54 1j s 01451 830476

C HRI ST OP HE R C L ARKE A NT I QUE S Christopher Clarke Antiques are one of the very few, if not only, antique shops that specialise in 18th, 19th and early 20th Century Campaign Furniture and Travel Items. Founded in 1961 by Christopher and Ida Clarke, for the past 20 years it has been run by the second generation of Simon and Sean Clarke, who concentrate on campaign furniture. They are researchers and writers on the subject and have produced over 25 catalogues.

What would be your ‘top tips’ for building a collection? – Work with a dealer who has a strong knowledge in the area you are interested in. Choose someone you trust and can build a good relationship with. It will pay dividends as you learn through them, get early notification of new arrivals and they help your collection to grow. Buy the best that you can afford at the time but look beyond the price. Is it good quality, does it have an interesting history or is it by a good maker? {arity is also important but good collections also have fine examples of common items that also have a story to tell.

Did you always want to become an antiques dealer?  – sean: No, because it was what my father did! I was interested from a young age and having been at Art College I had an appreciation of art and antiques. It crept up on me. Manfred Schotten offered me a job – I loved the sporting antiques he deals in and was hooked. When our father became ill, it was a natural step for Simon and me to take over the business. simon: Like Sean I foolishly wanted to avoid doing the same work as our father though I am sure having a life outside the antiques world has been beneficial. After studying at college I worked in hotels and restaurants and ran a wine bar for a while before being drawn into the antiques trade.

What would you be if you weren’t an antiques dealer? – sean: A furniture designer. simon: Working in a museum as a researcher or an archaeologist.

clarkeltd@btconnect.com www.campaignfurniture.com

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Were you interested in antiques from a very young age? – sean: Definitely – what I’d give for a time machine to be able to look, with a better eye, at some of the things Dad brought home. simon: Growing up in a house full of antiques and works of art I think we must have had an interest in these wonderful pieces that would turn up, though for us it felt like this was the norm. There were always interesting people with even more interesting things appearing which I’m sure we absorbed by osmosis from an early age.

Unlikely interest that consumes you? – sean: Coaching Youth {ugby. I have been heavily involved in the admin and coaching of minis and youth rugby at Stow; it is a joy to see young players learn, enjoy and develop as people through the sport. simon: {esearching the history of Stow on the Wold and working on setting up a town museum.

Walnut Campaign Chest by Hill & Millard Hill & Millard, Military Outfitter c. 1880 108.6 x 99.1 x 44.5 cm £ 4,950.00



Carved Ship’s Chair c. 1880 104.8 x 58.4 x 53.3 cm £ 2,650.0 0


Small Universal Table c. 1800 72.4 x 91.4 x 81.3 cm £ 5,250.00


DA NT Z I G A RT A ND HO ME Dantzig specialises in 20th Century Modern Art with a focus on works on paper including original prints from the 20th Century. Their collection of International Art includes the Modern Masters such as Pablo Picasso, Marc Chagall, Henri Matisse and many other highly acclaimed artists. Dantzig 1 Market Sreet Woodstock Oxfordshire  ox20 1su 01993 812000 gallery@dantzig.uk www.dantzig.co.uk

Why did you become an art dealer? – I was in my mid-50s and I realised it was time for a change. I weighed up all my options and decided it was time to concentrate on my passion for art, I’ve enjoyed a long and varied career before Dantzig Gallery and I’ve had dalliances with many sectors, from property renovation to renewable energy. But sometimes you just need to follow your heart. Did you study history of art? – I don’t have any formal qualifications in art but I am constantly looking which is an education in itself! I have spent decades studying as I walk around galleries and auction houses. Once I become transfixed with an artist I find it impossible to let go. Were you interested in art from a young age? –  I was not only interested – I was obsessed! My interest would have started off with people such as Keith {eid who was a cartoonist for The Beano. There was an immediacy to his drawings with captivated me. Over time my heroes have inevitably shifted. Now I appreciate a wide range of styles, from very technical painters such as George Stubbs all the way through to the installation art of now.

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What would you suggest to someone wanting to start collecting art? – Go with your instincts. Buy art you love, and which you can revisit over and over again when it hangs on your wall. Never buy to speculate.

Art might not be the most expensive investment we ever make but it’s one of the most important. History shows that out love for art can outlast empires. What do you love about the Cotswolds? – The Cotswolds are home to me. For those of us who are lucky enough live here it is often difficult to appreciate the heritage and loveliness around us through a stranger’s eyes. But there’s a reason my village is swarming with American tourists and why I’ve never flown to Idaho to with a selfie stick and a bum-bag. What would you do if you weren’t an art dealer? – With colleagues I have spent some years working on a project we call the James Sadler Oxford Balloon Experience. This is a fully-fledged plan to launch Air balloon flights in the local area in homage to Sadler, who launched the first such flight from Oxford in 1784. We have come tantalisingly close to achieving all we set out to do, and to paying overdue homage to Sadler. Who, incidentally, was also a renowned pastry chef. Book you are currently reading – The Philosophy of Andy Warhol – a perennial favourite Chez Davies, full of insight from the man himself, very irreverent and funny. We have a lot of Warhol’s pictures in the gallery and the book brings his work to life. Warhol suggests ways in which our own lives can become a little bit more interesting every day. I’m doing my best to follow his suggestions.


Paradise 3 – Piccarda Donati Salvador Dalí Woodcut c. 1963 33 x 26.7 cm £  price on application


Is It True Sir Terry Frost c. 1722 – 1735 70 x 52 cm £ price on application


Les Trois Anges (s. 8807) The Three Angels Marc Chagall c. 1979 35 x 25 cm ÂŁ price on application


DAV I D P I C KUP David Pickup is a dealer in fine furniture and decorative objects from the 17th to the early 20th centuries with a particular interest in the furniture and metalwork of the Cotswold craftsmen associated with the Arts and Crafts movement from William Morris to Gordon {ussell. David Pickup PO Box 124 4 Cheltenham Gloucestershire  gl50 9ye  07860 469959 david@davidpickupantiques.com www.davidpickupantiques.com

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Were you interested in antiques from a very young age? – I had no choice really. Both my parents were interested, not particularly knowledgeable, but both had a good eye for colour and quality and spent much time viewing auctions in the north of England and I was dragged along in their wake. Slowly I became fascinated by the Bohemian world of the smoke-filled auction rooms where every layer of society seemed to mix happily; some looking for great rarities and others for plates, pans and buckets! I just knew I wanted to be part of this colourful, fascinating and slightly rickety world. How did you become and antiques dealer? –  Firstly, I had to be prepared to be a huge disappointment to my parents; having put me through school and university they had high expectations of what my future would be and being an antiques dealer was not one of them. Secondly, I needed experience and was lucky enough to get a job with a firm of auctioneers in Suffolk where for a year my responsibility was to organise a Saturday sale on Colchester market. I sold everything from tat to treasures and it was a lot more tat than treasure. Then on to a job with Phillips Auctioneers in London – here it was definitely more treasures than tat. I then joined Spink & Son, the well-known dealing firm in St. James’ and here it was nothing but treasures all the way (including the current Mrs. Pickup). In 1980

I felt brave enough to cut all ties and launched myself as a dealer in my own right with £ 1000 and a Ford Cortina estate. The great adventure had begun. What would you suggest to someone who wanted to start collecting?– Certain categories of antiques lend themselves to collecting – porcelain, coins, medals etc. Furniture is slightly different. Most people have a finite amount of space so I would suggest you collect a particular period or style. Once you have made a choice try to find the best examples available. Find a dealer whose taste you like, be advised by them, build up a relationship with them because it is the specialist dealers that hold the deepest knowledge of their subject and are only too happy to share it with people who show a serious interest. Unlikely interest? – Bird watching. I am not a twitcher, just a bird watcher. What do you love about the Cotswolds? – What is there not to love? Having been brought up on the edge of an industrial town in the north west of England the Cotswolds seem like heaven on earth. Three words to describe myself – A lucky man.

Bronze Greyhounds Sir William Reid Dick c. 1927 29.2 x 40.6 cm £ 9,500.00



A Sycamore Tallboy Peter Waals c. 1927 144 x 83 x 49 cm £ 6,500.00


Oliver Morel Walnut Salver c. 1970 25.4 cm diameter ÂŁ 1,800.00


D E L OMO S N E & S O N LT D Tim Osborne, together with his wife Vicky, run Delomosne, specialising in the finest English and Irish 18th and 19th Century Glass.

Tim & Vicky Osborne Delomosne & Son Ltd Court Close North Wraxall Chippenham Wiltshire  s n14 7ad 01225 891505 delomosne @delomosne.co.uk www.delomosne.co.uk

How did you become an art dealer? – In 1971 I left school but had not settled on a career. Bernard Perret and Martin Mortimer of Delomosne and Son Ltd were at this time looking for someone to bring into the business. I started on a trial three months and never left. It was not something I had always wanted to do but I was a collector from an early age and had been brought up to appreciate old things and had spent many hours trailing through the antique shops of East Kent. Joining Delomosne seemed a natural step though living in London came as a shock. During my time at Delomosne I attended a decorative arts course at Christies and, of course, benefited from the superb knowledge of the two seniors in the firm.

it was a sensible financial decision and the pull of joining an established group of good dealers in the Cotswolds just confirmed it. We have never regretted the move and, 30 years on, delight in our surroundings every day. What would you do if you weren’t an antiques dealer? – My first love is Natural History. However, in 1971 it wasn’t really an option to become a professional birdwatcher! if I wasn’t a dealer in Antique Glass I would probably have become a book dealer. I have always loved books and have my own small collection of modern firsts and an ever expanding library of ornithology. Book you are currently reading? – Far from the Madding Crowd by Thomas Hardy. Unlikely passion? – Antarctic and Artic exploration.

What would you suggest to someone wanting to start collecting? – My advice to anyone wishing to form a collection is to buy the best you can afford or indeed not afford. Those things will be the ones you will be most pleased with in the future. Buy one item for £ 1,000 rather than five lesser items for the same money. If possible only buy things which are in fine unrestored condition.

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What do you love about the Cotswolds? –  Delomosne had been trading in London since 1905 but in 1989 my wife and I, together with Martin Mortimer and his wife, made the momentous decision to leave London. Having had a prominent Kensington showroom for so long all the other London dealers told us we were crazy. However,

A Fine Pair of Candlesticks With Gilded White Porcelain Bases english c. 1790 – 1800 31.2 cm height £ 3,800.00



A Fine Plain Ship’s Decanter c. 1820 24 cm overall height 19 cm diameter £ 1,100.00


An Unsual Pair of Magnum Decanters of Barrel Form c. 1840 – 1860 29.5cm height £ 2,500.00


E A RLY OA K AT W Y S D OM H A L L Tim Wilson of Early Oak at Wysdom Hall specialises in oak furniture from the 16th, 17th and 18th centuries, early metalware, sculpture, carvings, clocks, tapestries and Windsor chairs.

Tim Wilson 115 High Street (East) Burford Oxfordshire ox18 4r g 01993 822555 earlyoak@wysdomhall.co.uk www.wysdomhall.co.uk

How did you become a Dealer?  – At age 17 I joined my father in his antique business in Worksop, Nottinghamshire. I found I had a natural ‘feel’ for early furniture from ‘The Age of Oak’ –the mid-16th to the mid-18th century – and a strong interest in the local tradition of Windsor chair-making of the 19th century. After taking over the business in the 1980s I started exhibiting at the major antique fairs and became the youngest member of the British Antique Dealers Association. What do you love about the Cotswolds? – I first visited the area with my father at about 10 years of age, and after weekly trips over the years to the many dealers in the Cotswolds, in 2015 I was fortunate to be able to acquire Wysdom Hall, on Burford High Street. Although there are less antique shops in the area than when I started, the Cotswolds is still renowned as an excellent source of antiques. We enjoy meeting the large variety of people from all over the world who come through our door and I still relish looking down the High Street – the best in England!

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Tips for collecting? – Research is important; visit dealers in your chosen field and build a relationship with one who will guide you. Learn from collectors who can show you the pieces in their collection. Garner as much information as you can; read up about your subject, look at pictures and go to museums. Most subjects have a related Society you can join. The more information you can assemble, the more you are equipped to make up your own mind. Three words to describe you? – Overweight, knowledgeable, perfectionist. Book you are currently reading? – Pewter Candlesticks, English Candlesticks of the Second Half of the 17th Century by Jan Gadd.

Yew Wood Windsor Armchairs 19th Century c. 1830 119 cm tall £ price on application



A James I Oak Table c. 1620 83.8 x 233.7 x 81.3 cm £ price on application


A Small Geroge I Oak Bookcase c. 1710 134.6 x 76.2 x 27.9 cm £ price on application


Elizabeth Harvey-Lee 1 West Cottages Middle Aston {oad North Aston Oxfordshire  ox25 5qb

E L I Z A B E T H H A RV E Y- L E E Elizabeth Harvey-Lee has been a print dealer for over thirty years and specialises in the sale of artists’ original etchings and engravings, woodcuts, lithographs etc. from the Middle Ages to today, by both major, and interesting minor, European and British artists. Elizabeth publishes two new stock catalogues each year to subscribers and is a long-time regular exhibitor at the London Original Print Fair at the {oyal Academy each Spring. Elizabeth is an Honorary Fellow of the {oyal Society of Painter-Printmakers.

01869 347164 info @elizabethharvey-lee.com www.elizabethharvey-lee.com

How / why did you become a print dealer? – When I had been in the Picture Department of Philips Son & Neale Auctioneers about six months (cataloguing all the pictures that were considered not good enough for Bond Street but were destined for inclusion in the secondary saleroom at Lisson Grove, Marylebone) a large collection of prints came in for sale. At that stage Phillips did not have a dedicated Print Department – so I ‘became’ that department, and ran it for the next fourteen years, after which I set up in business on my own. Did you study history of art? – I studied both the history of art and practical art making in a wonderful course at Nottingham University that also included several ‘grand tour’ trips to Europe to visit all the major museums etc.

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Were you interested in art from a very young age?  – I loved drawing as a child and my parents took me to an exhibition at Newcastle’s Laing Art Gallery of the paintings of Van Gogh and I was bowled over. A souvenir postcard of the Bridge at Arles inspired me for many years.

What did you do before you became a print dealer? – Immediately after University I taught art for a term in a secondary school in East Bergholt, chosen because it was the birthplace of the artist John Constable. I resigned after my first day. Subsequently I was an assistant librarian at the {oyal Town Planning Institute in London – for a month. This time I resigned because the director of the Picture Department of Phillips called to see me and offered me a cataloguing job. Book you are currently reading? – Having visited Urbino recently I am re-reading Castiglione’s The Book of the Courtier. As regards fiction I have just enjoyed A Gentleman in Moscow by Amor Towles.

Giovanni Antonio Canaletto La Terrazza (The Terrace) Original etching c. 1740 – 1744 14.6 x 21.4 cm £ 4,000

James Mcbey The Somme Front Original drypoint c. 1917 17 x 36.8 cm £ 2,000




Camille Pissarro Théorie de Baigneuses Original lithograph c. 1894 – 1897 13 x 20 cm £ 4,000


F RE S H F ORD S F I N E A N T I QU E S Established in 1987, Freshfords specialise in 18th and 19th century English furniture, mirrors and objets d’art and trade from their new shop in Bradford on Avon.

Simon Powell Bradford-on-Avon Wiltshire  ba15 1de 01225 722111 antiques @freshfords.com www.freshfords.com

How / Why did you become an Antique Dealer?  – From an early age I was interested in visiting antique shops and I bought such items as clocks, boxes, watches and small pieces of furniture. My father was a fine antique dealer at the time and encouraged me to consider items I liked but also to buy those on which I could make a profit. I would then take them to dealers in London to try to sell. This was an amazing experience because the dealers would often part with some knowledge when talking to me about the piece. Even if they did not buy, they were keen for me to return with other discoveries. This turned into a job for me and I became what the trade call a ‘runner’ but this was short lived with the recession in 1990. It was seven years before I returned to antiques, when I joined my father as a full time antique dealer. Was it something you always wanted to do? –  I only really wanted to play rugby as young man and had aspirations of playing for ‘Queen & Country’. The opportunity I was given at Wasps {FC to travel to New Zealand and play for one of their partner rugby clubs was a fabulous opportunity at the age of 18. My rugby career took me to county and divisional level and onto Bath and Bristol rugby but as the professional era was dawning and with the birth of my first child I thought I should pursue another career and so I never quite got there.

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What would you suggest to someone wanting to start collecting antiques? – Take time to find dealers to work with and to research the genre and study the different opportunities on the market before purchasing. This will allow you to try and learn and understanding the different qualities between a range of similar items. What would be your ‘top tips’ for starting/ building a collection? – Spend a year visiting shops, galleries and antique fairs before you start buying. Three words to describe you? – Honest, Good looking, optimistic! Book you are currently reading? – Antique Dealer by {. P. Way, 1957, recommended by a fellow antique dealer on Instagram.


{are 17th Century Carved Giltwood & Gesso Tuscan Mirror From Florence c. 1860 118 x 67 x 7 cm £ 21,500.00

William IV {io {osewood Eight Seater Octagonal Centre / Dining Table c. 1835 75 x 127 x 127 cm £ 16,750.00


Pair of {egency Period Early 19th Century Breakfront {osewood & Brass Inlaid Marble Top Cabinets c. 1800 93 x 110 x 33 cm £ 28,500.00



G RE E NWAY A N T I QU E S 17th – mid 20th century furniture and related items for the town or country home. We also specialise in items for the fireplace.

Colin & Jean Greenway 90 Corn Sreet Witney Oxfordshire  ox28 6 bu 01993 705026

Why did you become an antiques dealer? –  I have always had a passion for history and as a child loved to visit museums. I was told recently that I could always be found with my head in an antiques reference book! After meeting Jean in 1967 we discovered we had the same interest in fact one of our first dates was to the Oxford Antiques Fair. We began dealing in a small way out of stables that we rented in the town of Charlbury. In 1975 we went on to lease a shop in Corn Street Witney from Joy and Steven Jarrett (Witney Antiques). They gave us great encouragement and became lifelong friends. Shortly afterwards we bought our present premises in the same street and have enjoyed many years not only trading but meeting some amazing dealers, collectors and homemakers from all over the world many of these becoming firm friends.

What would you suggest to someone wanting to start collecting? – In order to be a true collector you have to have the desire to buy the best you can afford. {esearch as much as you can plus talk to a dealer in your chosen field; after all dealers love to talk and will willingly share their knowledge. Book you are currently reading? –English Churchyard Memorials by Frederick Burgess – although The Chronicles of Bob Dylan are never far away.

What do you love about the Cotswolds? – We are fortunate to live and deal in one of the most beautiful and historical areas of the country. Also where else would you find such a variety of Antique Shops outside of London other than here in the Cotswolds. Unlikely passion that consumes you? – I play the guitar and love going out performing – music is my other passion – I’m always quoting lines from Bob Dylan as anyone who knows me will tell you.

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Nursery Guard c. 1810 57 x 86 x 30 cm £ 450.00



Linen Press c. 1800 156 x 133 x 51 cm £ 3,250.0 0

Carved Chamois c. 1860 40 x 34 x 10 cm £ 1,200.00



Les Hall

H A L L - BA K K E R D E C O RAT I V E A RT S Les Hall runs Hall-Bakker, specialising in the Arts & Crafts, Art Nouveau, Art Deco and mid-20th century movements of British and International makers – from ceramics to glass, silver, metal ware, jewellery, prints, mirrors, lighting, and small items of furniture.

Antiques at Heritage Woodstock Oxfordshire  ox20 1t a 01993 811332 info @hall-bakker.com www.hall-bakker.com

How did you become an antiques dealer? –  We moved to Oxfordshire in the mid-1970s and discovered auctions and markets. A chance buy at a small local auction turned out to be a William De Morgan vase. It sold at Sotheby's Belgravia auction where David Battie was pioneering late 19th and 20th century sales. My wife and I were excited and captivated by the styles and I have followed it ever since. Did you study to become an antiques dealer? – My father was a traditional upholsterer working for a Sloane Street antiques dealer. As a teenager I was not desperately interested, but lots of his information stuck. In the late 70s and 80s there was little available on the decorative arts of the late 19th and 20th century. One of the first books I read was ‘British Art Pottery’ by A. W. Coysh; many others followed.

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What did you do before you became an antiques dealer? – My first job after school was with a London stockbroker as an accounts clerk, then a famous Knightsbridge department store. I moved on to join the Haringey Education Department Careers Service and trained as a Careers Adviser, then to relocate with my family to work for the Oxfordshire Careers Service. Alongside this I shared with

my wife a growing interest in antiques and which now has provided me with a second career. What do you love about working in the Cotswolds? – Having grown up in London, moving out to live and work in the Cotswolds felt like being on holiday. It was an unexpected coincidence that the Cotswolds were historically central to much of the English Arts and Crafts movement. William Morris, the driving force behind the movement, lived at Kelmscott Manor, only a few miles from my home. Ashby`s Guild of Handicraft, the Gimsons, the Barnsleys and Gordon {ussell all established themselves in the Cotswolds. {ecently I have become a volunteer at Kelmscott Manor. What book are you currently reading? – I’m reading ‘The Lubetkin Legacy’ by Marina Lewycka. I love all her books. Once standing at an Antiques Fair I noticed a dealer was reading a book about the history of tractors. I couldn`t believe it and laughed. Later I joked about it to a friend. ‘No, Les, it`s a novel and very funny.’ So I went off and read it and then the rest of her books. I later discovered she was raised just outside Witney in the Oxfordshire Cotswolds.

Photo frame. Art Nouveau silvered metal. Kayserzinn c. 1905 14.6 x 8.9 cm £ 950.00



Vase. {ene Lalique ‘Formose’ Rene Lalique c. 1930 £ 2,20 0.0 0


Wedgewood plate. Alfred Powell. ‘Valle Crucis’. Arts & Crafts Alfred Hoare Powell c. 1865 – 1960 £ 1,250.00


H A M P T O N A N T I QU E S Mark Goodger specialises in antique boxes and accessories, ranging from rare 18th century tea caddies to iconic 20th century decanters. He is celebrating his 20th anniversary in the business this year.

Mark & Sara Goodger Northamptonshire 01604 863979 sales @hamptonantiques.com www.hamptonantiques.com

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How did you become an antiques dealer? – It was a chance meeting that led me to become an antiques dealer. I was extremely fortunate to be offered an old fashioned apprenticeship with Adrian Hornsey to become an antique furniture restorer, learning antique restoration whilst also going to college. Unfortunately after a year I was a victim of the recession in the late 1980s and was made redundant. Whilst looking for a job, I had made a box for my then then girlfriend Sara and was looking for a traditional lining to complete it, when I stumbled into a local antique shop in the village. The owner, Simon Kunzer, was impressed with the craftsmanship and offered me a job on the spot. Simon was one of the biggest names in antique boxes at the time and had been in the business for at least 25 years. I learned my trade with Simon and took over his customer base when he retired. Sara and I established our business in November 1998 and our first sale on a cold, dark Saturday morning was from a tiny stall on the Portobello {oad in London.

Were you good at making things/art as a child? – I always enjoyed trying to make things, such as rickety tree houses, karts and rafts for sailing on the {iver Ouse! What would be your ‘top tips’ for someone wanting to start collecting? – Do your homework and buy the best you can afford. Exhibitions are great places to meet dealers where you can seek good advice about collecting and ideas what to collect. What book are you currently reading? – I’m currently reading a book called ‘{eady Player One’ which is a science fiction novel. Not my normal read but am absolutely loving it. It takes me back to the days of early computer games on the zx spectrum and classic arcade games such as Pac-Man and space invaders. Three words to describe you: – Mr. Nice Guy, Passionate, Caring. Unlikely passion/interest that consumes you/ you are interested in? – Football is a big passion of mine as I was destined to play professionally but that's another story. I love playing golf when I have time, classic and vintage cars shows especially the ones at Silverstone and Blenheim Palace.

Anything else to add? – We’ve produced a special catalogue to celebrate our 20 years Was it something you always wanted to in the business. It is packed with some of do? – I enjoyed woodwork and was always the rarest antique boxes and accessories we have to date. We commissioned specialists in interested in history. We lived on a farm in Buckinghamshire as my father was a farmer; their field, some of them museum curators, after the summer harvesting he would plough to write features on antique boxes and decorative objects for our 20th anniversary the fields and often come home with old commemorative catalogue which is a pottery and coins from roman remains, so wonderful resource for the collector. my interest in old things started at quite an early age.


Coromandel Games Compendium George Betjemann & Sons, London 19.05 x 31.75 x 24.13 cm c. 1875 £ 6,850.00


A Collection of rare early 19th century Fruit Tea Caddies with superb colour and patination front row: Pear, Apple, Squash back row: Melon, {ed Pair, unusual Fruit Tea Caddy with four short grooved on the top c. 1790 £ 35,000.00


{egency Tortoise Shell & Silver Sewing Box c. 1815 10.2 x 21.6 x 16.5 cm £ 5,500.00


HA Y NE S FI NE A RT We are Britain's largest provincial Fine Art Dealers, specialising in 19th to 21st Century British and European Paintings, with a stock of up to 2,500 quality paintings.

Tony Haynes Picton House Galleries 42 High Street Broadway Worcestershire  w r12 7 d t 01386 852649 email@haynesfineart.com www.haynesfineart.com

How did you become an art dealer? – My late father, Tony Haynes Snr, encouraged me to deal from the age of about nine years old. I would shadow my father, mimicking his actions when dealing, researching and visiting museums. I always wanted to join the family business and went on to study Art History at art college, where I also specialised in Film and Photography. From this, I followed on to another course at Dorset and Poole College of Art. But undoubtedly my greatest training was with my father who, from the mid-1970s, built my knowledge through numerous visits to public art collections where he would passionately speak for hours about each of the pieces. This, coupled with viewing auctions throughout the UK, Canada and North America, laid the foundations of a sound training. My knowledge is now being shared and developed in a similar way with two of our four children. Hopefully we will do the same with one or more of our five grandchildren. Were you interested in art from a very young age? – I was forever drawing, painting and taking photographs. I would also attempt to copy works by great masters from books in the hope of aspiring to their great heights. I would ask to help restore my father's paintings and frame them.

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What would you suggest to someone wanting to build an art collection? – Find a knowledgeable dealer with a depth of stock they have invested in as they are not likely to be making mistakes when investing their own money.

Try not to complicate the selection process Trust your eyes and follow your heart, with this you will never make a mistake. In time you will learn more about your taste and investment, a process which in itself is enjoyable. What do you love about the Cotswolds? –  I chose to start my family here and then develop our business. We are country people who prefer the down to earth community and lifestyle Broadway has to offer. Also the Cotswolds through all the seasons is simply the most beautiful place on earth! What would you do if you weren’t an art dealer? – I would be a gardener – what a wonderful boundless canvas to combine nature and beauty. I have spectacular gardens in Broadway, Warwickshire and the Cotswolds. Paintings on the wall are no different to your windows, you look and you want to see beauty. Unlikely passion that consumes you? – Cricket. My father and myself opened the batting together on many occasions. We were truly inseparable! Unfortunately, he was a better batsman than me! Three words to describe you? – Positive, driven, passionate.

Pierre Auguste Renoir Femme Nue painted  c. 1900 19.6 x 16.7 cm £ price on application



Laurence Stephen Lowry {A, {SBA Going To Work 30.5 x 25.5 cm £ price on application


Henry Moore OM, CH, FBA Two Views of Mother and Child Sculpture ( executed in 1981) 25.2 x 35.6 cm £ price on application


H OWA RD S J E W E L L E RS Ian Eves set up Howards Jewellers in 1986. The company specialises in important antique and contemporary jewellery as well as rare silverware.

Ian Eves 44a Wood Street Stratford-Upon-Avon Warwickshire  c v37 6 jg 01789 205404 ianeves@howardsjewellers.com www.howardsjewellers.com

How did you become a jewellery dealer?  –  Both my parents were antiques dealers. Looking back, I grew up in a museum – which was my parents’ home. One day I found some silver and jewellery amongst the items my father had brought home from a house clearance. I was about 15 and my interest was piqued. I started looking into hallmarks – I was hooked! Did you study to become a jewellery dealer? –  I began my career in jewellery at the age of 17 when I was lucky enough to be offered an apprenticeship with a jeweller in Bond Street. I learnt a lot at grass roots level around Hatton Garden. After I served my apprenticeship I trained as a gemmologist before moving to the Midlands to help establish a jewellery business. I purchased Howards of Stratford from the founder, Dr. Howard, in 1990. I have been in the business for almost 45 years and I am still learning. Do people collect jewellery and what would you suggest to someone wanting to start a collection?– Yes, people do collect jewellery. Some collect generally, others will choose a specific period, such as art deco or art nouveau. Most items are collectable and there a quite a few collectors of jewels from the great jewellery houses, such as Fabergé, Giuliano, Cartier.

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What are your top tips for someone wanting to build a collection? – My number one tip would be to buy jewellery in the best condition and very importantly, always buy something you love and will enjoy wearing. Always try to buy a piece in its original condition. What did you do before you became a jewellery dealer?–I have been doing this all my life. I planned to become an electrical engineer until my passion for jewellery took over. What would you do if you weren’t an antiques/ art dealer? – I wouldn’t change what I do for the world. Unlikely passion that consumes you?– I love cars and have done several European tours in my time, both with vintage and supercars. Three words to describe you? – Passionate, patient, competitive. Book you are currently reading? – Origins by Dan Brown.

Art Deco Sapphire & Diamond Pendant Necklace Sapphire being cabochon cut c. 1925 price on application



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J E N NA BU RL I N G H A M F I N E A RT Jenna Burlingham Fine Art specialises in 20th Century British paintings, prints, sculpture and ceramics as well as work by selected contemporary artists. Our aim is to make the art world more accessible by providing straightforward, expert advice and guidance. Jenna Burlingham 2a George Sreet Kingsclere Hampshire   rg20 5nq 01635 298855 info @jennaburlingham.com www.jennaburlingham.com

How/Why did you become an antiques dealer? –  My father was a solicitor and I had no grounding at all in the art or antiques world. However, I studied Art History with History at university and fell in love with British art and architecture of all ages. With 20th Century British art there is great depth and variety, from the landscape and still life painting at the turn of the century through to the Camden Town Artists, the Neo {omantics, the St Ives artists and those that followed. Was it something you always wanted to do?  –  I started off in the press office at Sotheby’s and then found a specialist role at Phillips that I loved from the beginning. There followed time in the London gallery world before I ventured to set up on my own. The commercial experience was fantastic but there is nothing like being your own boss and creating your own business model. The gallery is close to home and allows me to bring up the family and run my own show simultaneously.

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What would you suggest to someone wanting to start collecting? – For anyone wanting to begin a collection, I would suggest that Modern British prints are a great starting place. There is a thriving secondary market for prints and editions and for under £ 2,000 you can buy into the work of a well-known artist such as Barbara Hepworth, Elisabeth Frink, Victor

Pasmore, Henry Moore and David Hockney, to name just a few. Also, importantly, buy what you love and quite apart from any potential investment gains, it will give you pleasure every day. What would you do if you weren’t an art dealer? – I think I would have probably been an interior decorator. The creative side of being a gallerist is something that I love – editing an artist’s work, selecting work from the open market, designing catalogues, hanging stands at art fairs and helping clients with their homes. Unlikely interest? – I’ve been a fan of kick boxing for years and continue to train. My son, {obin, age 12, and I can often be found sparring in the garden, complete with pads, gloves and the full padded gear. Bliss. Three words to describe you? – Approachable, driven, hard-working.

Lucien Pissarro Les Oliviers, Temps Gris, Toulon (1929) 54.6 x 64.8 cm £ price on application



Winifred Nicholson Meadow Comfrey c. 1948 74 x 91 cm ÂŁ price on application


{ichard Eurich Red Roofs, Robin Hood’s Bay, Yorkshire c. 1938 40 x 50 cm £ price on application


John Howard 6 Market Place Woodstock Oxfordshire   ox20 1ta 01993 812580 john@johnhoward.co.uk www.antiquepottery.co.uk

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J OHN HOW A RD Antique English pottery specialist dealer in early 17th – 19th century ceramics, including delftware, slipware, creamware and pearlware figures.

it was an obsession. We also started to exhibit at antique fairs such as Olympia in London, the specialisation in English pottery developed strongly, an organic process which continues to this day.

How did you become an antiques dealer? –  My grandparents owned a smallholding near Aberystwyth where I spent holidays as a child. The farmhouse was isolated: water was pumped by hand from spring – there was no electricity so candles and oil lamps provided the light. In the kitchen was an old Welsh dresser crammed with lustre jugs, pottery dogs and flatback figures of cows. Most of these pieces came from my Great Grandmother. The historical family connection and the atmospheric way the candle and firelight danced across the old pots on the dresser fascinated me and it was then at the age of seven that my passion was kindled. I left school in 1959; my first week’s wages, £ 3, was spent on a copper lustre jug from the pawnbrokers in Mersey Street, Warrington. It was just like one my Grandmother owned. During our early married life we bought a property, {ose Grange, full of beams, stippled ceilings and delft shelving. These we filled with old jugs, plates and platters which we acquired from junk and antique shops. Lin and I enjoyed collecting and the continual search for pieces which would fit in our new home. We amassed so many pieces that we decided to open a small antique shop opposite the cemetery in Warrington which we rented for £ 5 a week. We were totally passionate about the antique world. A year later we moved to Aberystwyth and opened a general antiques and jewellery business. I read as much as possible and gleaned knowledge from the best dealers in the field;

Top Tips for Collectors? – Buy the best you can from the best sources. Develop a relationship with a specialist dealer. Choose pieces from the heart and not the head. Unlikely passion? – I played in a rock band in the 1960s and have always enjoyed the guitar. In Wales I had a recording studio where I wrote and recorded three albums of my own songs. Some of them good and others not so hot! I still dabble about on the guitar, I have a two Gretsch, a Gibson acoustic, a custom-built Fender Stratocaster and a stereo {ickenbacker base. They are all old friends. Three words to describe yourself? – Let others decide. Anything else to add? – After 45 years in the trade it is not only the objects which make my business so enjoyable and sustaining, but the people we meet: dealers, collectors and contacts are a major part of the story. I count myself blessed to have dealt in wonderful objects from the past and to have met great people along the way. My accountant is constantly asking if I have an exit plan for the business and at the age of 74 I informed him that I will think about it if I reach 85.


English Bristol Delftware Blue Dash Pottery Charger With An Equestrian Figure Late 17th Century c. 1685 £ 7,750.00


Early Saltglaze Stoneware Pottery Bear Baiting Jug mid-18th Century England c. 1745 23.5 x 16.5 x 15.2 cm £ 8,500.00


Slipware Press Moulded Earthenware Dish With Geometric Floral Designs Early 18th Century Staffordshire c. 1700 – 1720 35.6 x 7 cm £ 25,000.00


L E G G E C A RP E T S Legge Carpets Ltd, run by Christopher Legge and Angela Seger-Legge, specialise in antique carpets and textiles of artistic merit from Europe through to Japan. They also deal in Contemporary {ug Art by Jan Kath and have over 40 years experience. Christopher Legge & Angela Seger-Legge 25 Oakthorpe {oad Oxford   ox2 7bd 01865 557572 info @leggecarpets.com www.leggecarpets.com

How did you become a carpet dealer? –  In his youth, and after Drama School, Christopher worked in the theatre as a stage manager, first touring the country and then as a resident stage manager at the New Theatre in Oxford. During that tenure an interest in oriental rugs developed and Christopher started taking lessons in carpet repair. When the theatre closed for refurbishment he was forced to find a different source of income for his young family and started repairing rugs full time. The first time he cleaned a rug and witnessed its transformation from ugly duckling to beautiful swan he became hooked: he left the theatre, continued repairing and started dealing in carpets. What did you do before you became an antiques dealer? – Angela worked at various grammar schools in Germany specialising in bilingual teaching. She always had a keen sense of aesthetics and colour. After moving to the UK in 2000 she joined the business and became instrumental in introducing textiles and Contemporary {ug Art, notably the cooperation with top German designer Jan Kath. What would you suggest to someone wanting to start collecting carpets and textiles? – Educate yourself. A good way of doing this is learning from someone with a lot of expertise, but it must be someone you trust; trust is important.

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Plus, obviously, reading. But there is no substitute for handling things and discussing them with the expert. And always treat the objects, and by implication the people who made them, with respect. Buy the best you can afford at the time. It’s much more rewarding to have fewer pieces and build a collection slowly than to own a large number of items which, in the course of your growing knowledge and more discerning tastes, turn out to be disappointing. Unlikely passion / interest? – Christopher is very creative and loves making things of all sorts: jewellery, mostly necklaces made of natural stones and sometimes sea glass, and, more recently, he has developed an infatuation with hand carving wooden spoons. A more related passion is his designing of carpets, some of which are sold in the gallery. Three words that describe you? –  christopher: Honest, knowledgeable, good sense of humour. angela: Honest, loves a laugh, communicative.

Early 19th Century Uzbek Suzani c. 1800 – 1850 239 x 176 cm £ 12,500.00



Antique Turkoman Tekke Main Carpet c. 1830 – 1860 252 x 199 cm £ 5,750.00 Antique Persian Silk with a Tree of Life Design c. 1900 202 x 124 cm £ 7,500



M AY F LOW E R A NT I Q U ES Susan Harrington-James and Christopher Hamlyn run Mayflower antiques, specialising in {enaissance and Baroque silver, glass, caskets and boxes as well as some metalwork and furniture.

Susan Harrington-James & Christopher Hamlyn PO Box 6828 Bewdley Worcestershire  dy12 9au 01299 401463 susan@mayflower-antiques.co.uk www.mayflower-antiques.co.uk

How did you become an antiques dealer? –  Susan Harrington James says ‘my first career was in travel – I was a travel agent for many years and spent many years travelling; my job took me all over the world and I have lived in the US, the UK, France, Kenya and South Africa, to name but a few. I met Christopher Hamlyn, my business partner, who was an antiques collector of very early pieces and like so many who collected as a hobby he turned into a dealer; with my background and his interest we decided to join forces and create Mayflower Antiques almost 10 years ago. Christopher’s background is law – he practiced for many years, and indeed still does. We haven’t looked back since and work with customers all over the world. The Mayflower set sail in 1620 transporting its passengers to a new life in the United states – all of the items we sell date from around that date or before, hence the name. What would you suggest to someone wanting to start collecting? – Select the subject or period in history you want to collect, whether it be {enaissance, Queen Anne, Georgian. Do your research; visit museums and read as much as you can about your subject. Build a relationship with a dealer who specialises in your chosen subject. Always buy the best you can afford. Some collectors are perfectionists and want the piece to be in pristine conditdion,

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but if you are collecting items from the 1600s there will inevitably be some wear and tear. We tend not to restore very much although occasionally we will find an exceptional piece which we will restore sympathetically. What book you are currently reading? –  Everything I read revolves around the antique world. I am currently reading Verres de la {enaissance by Syvie Lhermite King, a wonderful book all about the origins and influences in {enaissance glass. Her knowledge of the world of glass is second to none and she has a shop in Paris, which we love to visit when we’re in France. What would you do if you weren’t an antiques dealer? – I’m so passionate about the {enaissance period that I can’t imagine doing anything else now. Three words to describe you? – Calm, strong, well-travelled.

A Walnut Casket c. 1670 – 1680 18 x 23.5 x 15.5 cm £ 6,950.00



Antique Venetian Glass Loving Cup Late 15th Century £ 18,000.00


An Extremely {are and Unusual Silver Filigree Toilet Box c. 1700 8 x 13 cm diameter £ 32,000.00


M OXHA M S A NT I QU ES Moxhams Antiques has a large stock of fine quality furniture and objects. {oger and Jill Bichard established the business in 1967 and Nick joined them in 1994 after finishing University. Nick now runs the business together with Jill and Nick’s wife Lynne. Jill & Nicholas Bichard 17 Silver Street Bradford on Avon Wiltshire  b a15 1j z 01225 862789 info @moxhams-antiques.co.uk www.moxhams-antiques.co.uk

How did you become an antiques dealer? –  In the school holidays I often accompanied my father on buying trips and bought antique brass that I would polish up and sell in the shop. I remember my father buying two memorable pieces: a very early and important doll’s house which sold at Christies and a set of 16th century wall hangings sold to the Shakespeare Trust for Anne Hathaway’s house; these beautiful, interesting objects fascinated me and after that antique dealing was just something I wanted to do. What are your top tips for someone wanting to start collecting? – When buying furniture, stand back from the piece ~ is it well balanced with a good line, fine quality and attractive. Including a painted or gilded piece of furniture such as a chair, stool or hanging corner cupboard can really help a room. Similarly, a piece of Continental furniture can be fun in a collection: I enjoyed buying my 18th Italian commode with its bombe front, red marble top and rococo gilt handles. Finally don’t be vertically challenged and include at least one high piece of furniture in your drawing room.

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What book are you currently reading? – I keep dipping into Adam Bowett’s Woods in British Furniture Making ~ it’s always been quite difficult to identify some of the exotic timbers in furniture and the wood’s origins so this new book is proving really useful. Unlikely passion that consumes you? – I love fly fishing and caught two good salmon in Scotland recently and I am often at our lake near Shaftesbury tempting trout. Surprisingly our two children are becoming quite competent musicians – this has furthered my interest in classical music and jazz. We recently bought our son an antique viola ~ his teacher was a bit surprised, but it has a lovely figured back with a good patina and the tone is pretty good too.

A Small Late 18th Century Mahogany Breakfront Bookcase in the manner of Thomas Sheraton c. 1795 214.6 x 229.9 x 36.8 cm £ 19,500.00



Late 17th Century Giltwood Console Table c. 1680 82.6 x 120.7 x 61 cm £ 25,500.00


Georgian Mahogany Three-Pillar Dining Table c. 1805 70 x 367 x 125.7 cm £ 16,500.00


NE W M A N FI NE A RT Newman Fine Art specialises in fine quality British watercolours of the 18th, 19th & early 20th Centuries.

Derek Newman by appointment only Painswick Gloucestershire   07802 436621 www.newmanfineart.co.uk

How did you become an art dealer? – The business was established by my late mother, Heather Newman, at our family home in Gloucestershire and held her first exhibition there in 1969. At the time watercolours of this period were greatly undervalued and so it was through her bi-annual exhibitions that visitors had their eyes opened to the importance of this medium in the artistic development of our heritage. I was a teenager, but was intrigued by the watercolours that took over our home and became captivated by the delicacy of the medium and the subject matter that often depicts scenes of our social history. Always artistic, after school I attended Cheltenham Art College and later lived in London attending auctions in order to gain a ‘feel’ for the trade and in result set up as an independent dealer until entering formal partnership with my mother in 1986 which coincided with the inaugural ‘World of Watercolours’ – the first specialist fair devoted to the subject. For the following 32 years I had exhibited consistently until it unfortunately met its demise as the ‘Works on Paper Fair’ following this year’s event. What would be your ‘top tips’ for someone wanting to start collecting? – ‘Appreciation of art is in the eye of the beholder’. Be inquisitive and talk to specialist dealers who will willingly impart with their enthusiasm and knowledge. Don’t be led by ‘fashion’ but by what truly engages you.

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What would you do if you weren’t an art dealer? – In the early 1980s I worked in the Far East and became intrigued by Traditional Chinese Medicine. On my return I studied and qualified as an Acupuncturist and later Shiatsu practitioner. Although no longer practising, my interest in holistic medicine remains. Book you are currently reading? – ‘A Folio’ The Art of Laurie Lee. A true son of the Cotswolds and much loved as an author, it is little known that Laurie was also an accomplished artist. This book by his daughter Jessy, reveals that just as in his writings, many of his artworks also explore his fascination with feminine beauty.

Autumn in Banbury Joseph Edward Southall rws rbsa neac (1935) 27.9 x 21 cm £ 7,500.00



A Summer Afternoon Joseph Ratcliffe Skelton c. 1910 29.8 x 22.2 cm £ 1,250.00


Bathers Beneath the Arch of a Bridge, A Town Windmill Beyond John Varley O.W.S (1832) 16.5 x 15.9 cm £ 1,850.00


Keith & Debbie Prichard

PRI C H A RD A N T I QU E S Prichard Antiques was established by Keith Prichard in partnership with his wife, Debbie. In 2019 the company will be celebrating 40 years of welcoming customers through their door, offering them the carefully selected wealth of fine and curious antiques from across several centuries.

16 High Street Winchcombe Gloucestershire  gl54 5lj 01242 603566 shop @prichardantiques.co.uk www.prichardantiques.co.uk

How did you become an antiques dealer?  –  I began my life in antiques whilst still at school. It began, age 14, with the purchase of a longcase clock, which I restored and then sold for a profit to my first customer  – my mother! Bequeathed to me upon her recent death, I am again its owner. It serves not only as a reminder of her but also of discovering the exhilaration of the antique trades – finding a treasure, loving it and selling it! Did you study to become an antiques dealer? – My ‘formal’ study was two years working for a dealer who specialised in early oak and walnut. These early periods, the 15th – 18th centuries, are still my favourite. What are your suggestions for someone wanting to collect? – Collecting is a process of falling in love – you see, something piques your interest and curiosity, your eyes become attuned to see similar objects and you must know how they relate to each other, their beauty of form or function intensifies, and you are a collector. Sometimes items are broken or chipped. These ‘flaws’ are a reminder of the history of each piece, not necessarily a detriment.

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What would you do if you weren’t an antiques dealer? – I cannot imagine being anything other than an antiques dealer. Unlikely passion/interest that consumes you? – My other passion is playing guitar, but I do not wish to be a performer, at least not any more! Three words to describe you? – Workaholic, instinctive, canny.


Early 20th Century Equestrian Weathervane c. 1920 63 x 82 cm £ 450.00



19th Century Treen Boxwood String Holder c. 1850 9.5 x 11 cm £ 140.00

19th Century Bow Front Chest of Drawers c. 1830 85 x 90 x 48.5 cm £ 785.00


Sarah Colgrave by appointment only London and Oxfordshire 02076 021959 sarah@sarahcolegrave.co.uk www.sarahcolegrave.co.uk

SA RA H C O L E G RAV E Sarah Colegrave specialises in 19th and 20th century paintings, drawings, watercolours and sculpture. She has been running her own business for 15 years.

Your collection should become a part of you and an expression of yourself. Study your subject – you will learn something new every day. It is something to be enjoyed and will give you a lifetime of pleasure and interest.

Why did you become an art dealer? – I have always loved paintings and been interested in the History of Art. After trying other careers I decided to pursue what I really enjoyed and took a History of Art course. This led to a job in Sotheby’s where I started on the picture counter before moving into the Victorian Picture Department. They then held a huge number of sales and I was involved not only in the Victorian Picture sales but also in specialised sales of Marine, Scottish and Wildlife pictures. I was fortunate enough to see and handle a vast amount of pictures and have access to wonderful research facilities. From there I spent a time with the Maas Gallery off Bond Street before eventually setting myself up as an independent fine art consultant and dealer.

What are your ‘top tips’ for starting a collection? – Buy what you know you like. Buy the best you can afford. Buy good condition. What would you do if you weren’t an antiques / art dealer? – I can’t imagine not being an art dealer. Often I catch myself walking along the street thinking how lucky I am to be doing this. I may not make a lot of money but I am doing something I enjoy all the time. And with luck it is something I can carry on doing all my life. Few art dealers ever fully retire. What book are you currently reading? Daniel E Sutherland –Whistler, A Life for Art’s Sake – a wonderful new biography.

Were you good at art as a child (for art dealers)? – I’ve always been a little nervous of painting or drawing myself. I think I was ok as a child – but now I think I would be too critical of myself. What would you suggest to someone wanting to start a collection? – If you want to start collecting, you first have to know what you like. Spend as much time as you can in galleries, fairs and exhibitions. See as much as you can and get your eye in. It is vital that you buy what you like and not what you think you ought to like. Don’t be frightened about going against the trends of fashion. 96

Glasses, Branches and Paper John Stanton Ward Ra, RWS c. 1960 47 x 63 cm £ 4,800.00


Period of yongzheng qing (1722 – 1735) Yongzheng Famille {ose Sparrow Beak Jug £ 3,600.00


A Devon Trout Stream Edward Steel Harper RBSA 46 x 91.5 cm £ 3,750.00


The Spotted Veil Gertrude Demain Hammond c. 1907 54 x 40 cm £ 3,750.00


Shaw & Valerie Edwards by appointment only {eading Berkshire 07968 288281

S H AW E DWA RD S A N T I QU E S Shaw Edwards Antiques specialises in Early Oak, Medieval, Gothic and {enaissance periods. Shaw has been involved with antiques since the mid-1960s and has studied the art of the late Medieval and early {enaissance periods in some considerable depth. Shaw and his wife Valerie are members of the British Antique Dealers Association, BADA, the Association of Art and Antiques Dealers, LAPADA, and the International Confederation of Art and Antiques Dealers Associations, CINOA.

info @shawedwardsantiques.co.uk www.shawedwardsantiques.co.uk

Did you always want to be an antiques dealer?  – Both Valerie and I have had a lifelong interest in art and history, and this translates into a natural progression to a deep interest in antiques. We started collecting when we first married and some twenty years or so ago the time seemed right to move into dealing.

What are your ‘top tips’ for starting / building a collection? – Explore the history and background to the area you are interested in. Go to museums, National Trust houses, Churches etc. {ead around your subject. Go to antique dealers who specialise in the area you want to learn about and engage with them if they are receptive. What would you do if you weren’t an antiques / art dealer? – I would do more with the environmental charities I am involved with. As well as antiques, also, I have had a lifelong interest in Natural History in general, and Ornithology in particular. Book you are currently reading? – ‘Wilding’ by Isabelle Tree. A must for anyone interested in the natural world and the environmental challenges facing society.

Did you study to become an antiques dealer? –  I studied {enaissance art and early 19th century art when I did my degree. Since then I did a one year course in Art History at the V&A, and a two year course at the continuing education department at Oxford University. What would you suggest to someone wanting to start collecting?– Do not regard antiques as an investment, buy them because you like them and want to live with them in and around your home.

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English Oak Carved Panel c. 1550 – 1580 35 x 41 cm £ 5,250.00



Pair of Panels c. 1530 £ 9,950.00


Standing Cupboard (c. 1620) 109 x 115 x 35 cm £ 7,50 0.0 0 Standing Cupboard c. 1530 109 x 115 x 35 cm £ 7,500.00


T OB I A S B I RC H Dealers in fine antique clocks for nearly half a century. Our focus is on English clocks by the eminent makers of the 17th, 18th and 19th centuries.

Tobias Birch po box 306 Evesham  wr11 9 eg 01242 242178 info @tobiasbirch.com www.tobiasbirch.com

How did you become an Antique Dealer?  –  By virtue of the fact my Grandfather became one. I started work in the family business age 19, handling clocks, meeting buyers, going to auctions. I found it fascinating and studied Antique Clock {estoration at West Dean College where I graduated with a distinction. In a sense I fell into this but I couldn’t imagine doing anything else. Were you interested in Art and Antiques from a young age? – Yes – I accompanied my Grandfather to some amazing houses to deliver clocks we had sold and got to see beautiful things our customers collected. What would you do if you weren’t an Antique Dealer?– I’ve been told I’d make a good surgeon. As well as dealing I undertake important restoration jobs which require forward planning, a steady hand, patience and optimism, skills I’ve been told are useful when fixing people as well as clocks!

What would you suggest to someone wanting to start collecting clocks? – Find a good dealer who will have the knowledge, restoration expertise and contacts. A good dealer can tell how original a clock is, can make sure a clock is restored when necessary, sensitively and appropriately. They will have close contacts with other collectors and dealers so can help you find clocks not necessarily available on the open market. The relationship between a good dealer and collector is a valuable one which often last years, sometimes lifetimes. Such relationships can prevent expensive mistakes especially at the beginning of a collection. Many collectors part exchange clocks as their collections grow and change and keep doing so until they purchase their ultimate clock. Collecting clocks is a journey and, as with the best of journeys, one along which many discoveries are made. Take advice and buy the very best quality clocks you can afford in the most original condition. Anything else that you would like to add? – We shall be holding an exhibition of some of the finest Mudge and Dutton clocks in 2019. Contact us for tickets / catalogue.

What do you love about the Cotswolds and working in them? – The landscape, the space, the ability to hop on a bike for a couple of hours and climb a few hills at the end of a work day. What book are you currently reading?– ‘Inventing Ourselves The Secret Life of the Teenage Brain’, by Sarah-Jayne Blakemore, in an attempt to understand what is going on in my eldest son’s head. 104

George III Mahogany Longcase {egulator James Pike c. 1790 203 cm tall £ 35,000.00



George III Mahogany Table Clock John Pyke, London c. 1780 38.1 cm tall £ 14,500.00


George III Ebonised Table Clock William Dutton, London c. 1785 39.4 cm tall £ 28,000.00


Steven Beale 20 High Street

T RI N I T Y H OU S E PA I N T I N G S Trinity House Paintings is an international art dealership, specialising in Impressionist, post-impressionist, modern British and 19th century paintings, together with other exceptional pieces. Established in the Cotswolds village of Broadway in 2006 by Steven Beale, the company also has premises in London’s Mayfair and a gallery in Manhattan.

Broadway Worcestershire  w r12 7d t 01386 859329 art@trinityhousepaintings.com www.trinityhousepaintings.com

How  did you become an art dealer? – I was interested in art from a very young age; I always enjoyed art and sculpture and I regularly visited Birmingham art gallery when I was a child. I was amazed and thrilled to have the opportunity of art being my profession.

What do you love about the Cotswolds and working in the Cotswolds? – It’s a beautiful place to live, work from and you have space to breathe. Anyone who visits the UK should come and see the Cotswolds, with its beautiful rolling countryside, interspersed with small towns and villages built of honey-coloured Cotswold stone. What would you do if you weren’t an art dealer? – I would most likely be a computer programmer Unlikely passion/interest that consumes you? – Pool, cards and Formula 1 Three words to describe you? – Thoughtful, determined, relaxed

Was it something you always wanted to do? –  I was brought up with computers as that was my generation and always thought my career would be in computers. I studied business studies, but my passion moved me towards to the arts. Were you good at art as a child? – I was terrible but I enjoy artwork all the more because I know how bad I am at it. What are your ‘top tips’ for building a collection? – Buy what you love at a price that you can afford. Always try and build a relationship with someone you trust in the profession and enjoy the journey of being the only person in the world owning that piece.

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Laurence Stephen Lowry (British, 1887 – 1976) Family Group c. 1931 22.9 x 15.2 cm Signed and dated ‘L.S. Lowry 1931’



Claude Francis Barry (British, 1833 – 1970) Windsor Castle Oil on canvas 101.6 x 109.2 cm Signed lower right £ price on application


Pierre Auguste {enoir Port De La Rochelle c. 1896 20.7 x 32.3 cm £ price on application


David Harvey

W. R . H A RV E Y &  C O. (A N T I QU E S) LT D. Harvey’s Antiques have been specialising in 17th, 18th and early 19th century fine and provincial Antique Furniture, Clocks, Mirrors and works of art for almost 70 years. David Harvey continues the tradition of dealing in exceptional items established by his parents many years ago.

W.R. Harvey & Co (Antiques) Ltd 86 Corn Street Witney Oxfordshire  ox28 6 bu 01993 706501 antiques @wrharvey.com www.wrharvey.com

Was it something you always wanted to do? –  I was brought up in a large family home on the edge of London where there was a regular turnover of pieces coming and going particularly after very 1950s and 1960s dinner parties hosted by my parents. Were you interested in antiques from a very young age?  – I was always interested in the pieces we were surrounded by and my late Father was always on hand to tell me the stories behind the pieces – no dealer could have had a better tutor! I loved going with him on a buying trip if he got a call from one of his suppliers. What would be your ‘top tips’ for starting / building a collection? – It does not matter whether you are starting out collecting football cards or Georgian Furniture – always buy the best you can afford as this will give you the most satisfaction and the fact that you may have to strive to acquire a piece is a reward in itself.

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What do you love about working in the Cotswolds? – Having moved the family firm from 5 Old Bond Street in the heart of London’s Mayfair to Witney has given me an extra 3 to 4 hours a day which used to be lost on commuting and I can still go to London any time I choose if I want. What did you do before you became an antiques / art dealer? – I ran a department in an Interior Design House in Hamburg, Germany. What would you do if you weren’t an antiques/ art dealer? – I would love to be a rowing coach full time teaching young people the finer points of rowing. Three words to describe you? – Honest, Passionate, Knowledgeable. Book you are currently reading? – The Country House Library.

Chippendale Period Mahogany Architect’s Table c. 1760 81.3 x 91.4 x 61 cm £ price on application



James II/William and Mary Period Highly Figured Walnut Bureau Cabinet c. 1685 191.1 x 97.8 x 61 cm £ 25,000.00


A mid-17th Century Carved Oak Court Cupboard c. 1670 149.9 x 139.7 x 55.9 cm £ 2,750.00


W I T NE Y A NT I QUE S Witney Antiques specialises in British domestic embroidered needlework from the 17th, 18th and 19th centuries, costume accessories and samplers. We also hold a stock of fine antique furniture 1640 –1820.

Rebecca Scott 100 Corn Street Witney Oxfordshire ox28 6 bu 01993 703902 specialist@witneyantiques.com

How / Why did you become an Antique Dealer?  – I grew up in the antique world, with both my parents running the business together, so it surrounded me my whole life. My mother had a small collection of needlework samplers and I always wanted to travel back in time and meet the girls who worked them.

What would you do if you weren’t an antiques dealer? – If I was not a dealer I would probably do something with horses or food. In my dreams I would have been an international show jumper. I am an avid fan of equestrian sport and have a number of show jumping horses which compete, so at least I get the pleasure of being involved in the sport, even if it is only from the ground. Book you are currently reading? – The Sale of the Late King’s Goods, by Jerry Brotton. I love to read anything historical, especially about the seventeenth century.

www.witneyantiques.com

Did you study to become an antiques dealer? –  I was always interested in the art and antiques world and studied for a BA Hons in History of Design and the Visual Arts. My earliest memory of the business was being at the Oxford Antiques fair when I was about six or seven and buying a silver teaspoon with my pocket money. My parents used to take me out of school for two weeks in March every year to go and stay in London when they were doing the old Chelsea Antiques Fair. I still have the first invoice I ever wrote out for a long case clock, complete with spelling mistakes. What would you suggest to someone wanting to start collecting antiques? – My advice for a young collector would be to read everything you can around the chosen subject, visit museums and find a dealer you can trust. Very importantly, you have to buy what you like!

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English Sampler by Emma Fowler, aged 9 years c. 1828 46 x 57 cm £ 3,000



English 17th Century Silk Work c. 1670 74 x 63 cm £ price on application


English Late 17th Century Silk Work of The Finding of Moses c. 1700 42.5 x 37 cm £ price on application