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Dancing Duck (The)

You share so much, whether it be an annual occasion, a one-off celebration or a party just because! Giving a present that you know someone is going to love can be just as satisfying, if not more, than receiving one you love. Their aim is to make present buying effortless for you. They combine an exceptional range of high quality products with a selection of handpicked antiques to ensure there is something for everyone. They pride themselves on outstanding customer service and are emphatic about providing a speedy delivery. They hope that their wedding list service ensures you are able to receive all the wonderful presents you have always wished for. Presents that are useful in the home and garden and presents that make entertaining a pleasure too. They hope you enjoy The Dancing Duck website and that they help you to make buying a special present easy and enjoyable.

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Doe and Hope

Specialise in decorative, rare and unusual antiques from around the world, with a particular interest in the atmosphere that surrounds an object, taking a cinematic approach in the presentation of their inventory. Their house style is probably best described as theatrical; being a concoction of old money, dramatic decorative, and faded gentility, with common themes of both humour and the macabre running through their inventory, that includes both academic and playful objects. They are members of LAPADA and were included in Homes & Antiques '50 Best Antique Shops' in the UK for 2016. They have had a concession in the prestigious Liberty of London department store in 2015 and have also won the Antiques Young Gun of the Year award for 2014. If you would like to sell one of your own pieces and you think they could help, then try their easy to use sell facility. They accept commissions and are therefore happy to search for a particular item on your behalf, for which you simply need to contact them. They also do rather a lot of work sourcing items for some of the biggest television and film productions. Selected pieces are also available to hire for advertising, filmshoots, music videos or special events. Whilst they do much of their business online, viewings of pieces are naturally available, so if you do require a closer look, don’t hesitate to contact them at the Onion Barn. They are based in the historic medieval village of Blunham, within easy reach of the A1 and close to Bedford, Cambridge and London, and also have a presence at Lorfords showrooms in Tetbury in the Cotswolds.

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Gallery Forty One

In an age where most furniture doesn’t last five years let alone five hundred, Kate Thurlow’s Gallery Forty One allows you to encounter early antique furniture from around Europe that really has stood the test of time. The craftsman made chairs, chests and tables jostle for your attention alongside ornate French giltwood mirrors and curiosities such as Indian fertility amulets made from seedpods. Kate Thurlow has been selling the early and unusual since the 1970s. After forty years of being shop based, Kate moved in the new year to a spacious studio just south of Chelsea Bridge in Battersea. This will enable the business to increase its online presence whilst retaining a showroom for customers who still seek the physical and visual experience of the real thing. Set over one floor, the dove grey walls are covered with sparkling mercury plate mirrors, a variety of antique textiles and Indian miniature paintings while the space is filled with English and Continental domestic furniture, charming painted cupboards and deep French armchairs, some upholstered in colourful antique Kilim. If you are tired of the disposable furniture revolution and looking for a longer term relationship, Gallery Forty One has pieces to last a lifetime (or two). Services: if you are looking for a specific piece, they can help, as they source key pieces for both interior designers and private collectors; they offer an extensive buying service for their clients; they can view and report on a piece that is coming up at auction and bid on your behalf; they can also advise on and organise selling pieces through auction; they can arrange for restoration of your antique furniture, textiles and paintings; they can also provide an upholstering service including advice on fabrics.

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Garret and Hurst

Family-run company that has specialised in 19th century sculpture since 1992. The company was founded by Margaret Cowley and Wendy Grellman, who decided to concentrate exclusively on their first love - sculpture - after some years of trading as general antique dealers. They were joined by Margaret's son, Peter, in 2003. They are based in Sussex and exhibit at major Fine Art and Antiques fairs throughout the UK, including the BADA, LAPADA and London Olympia fairs. They pride themselves on reflecting the art of 19th sculpture in their acquisition of signed figurative and animalier pieces of the highest quality by the master sculptors who exhibited at the Paris Salons. The difference between high quality 19th century casts and those later casts and imitations, often of poorer quality, that make up 20th century production make it important to discriminate between the two. This is the role that Garret & Hurst fulfils and as leading specialists in the field, we are working to promote the increasing knowledge of and interest in sculpture from this fascinating period. Since 2012 they have represented a select number of contemporary sculptors, chosen for their technical abilities and artistic skill.

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Garth Vincent

Suppliers of fine antique flintlock pistols, long guns, percussion pistols, military swords, Japanese swords and a wide range of antique arms and armour. They have an incredible amount of stock, with items dating from the English Civil War right up to World War II. Besides antique firearms, Garth Vincent also offer antique arms and armour, antique swords, guns, helmet and cannon. Each of their vintage firearms are sold as antique collectors items and are not intended for use under section 58 ii of the British Firearms Amendment Act. If you are searching for that elusive flintlock pistol, this is the site for you.

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I and JL Brown

Ian and Joyce Brown established the company some 30 years ago specialising in English country antique chairs. The company soon grew to include a workshop to produce the bespoke items that were increasingly being commissioned. Today I & JL Brown is a family business recognised around the world not only for their unparalleled collection of English and French country furniture but for the skill of their craftsmen and the quality and variety of furniture that they make. Antiques remain an important part of their heritage and they continue to hand pick interesting and unusual examples from the UK and Europe to complement their London and Hereford showrooms. Their furniture is built and finished by hand in their own Herefordshire workshops. They use only the finest, hand selected timbers which can then be stained, painted and distressed to your own specifications. Their trained and knowledgeable team can help you with all the design options that they offer. For example the same table can look quite different if made to suit a contemporary setting with clean lines and a light distress than if ordered in a more heavily distressed finished for a traditional home. Think of it as having your own design team at your disposal willing to make you that one piece of furniture you have always had in your mind but just can't find. They use their wealth of antiques, museum pieces and historical documents as inspiration for new designs and so are more than happy to tackle any unsual request that you may have. They also carry an ever changing eclectic mix of lighting, decorative objects, furnishing fabrics and gifts for the home that they carefully hand pick and select from around the world.

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I Franks

Purveyors of the finest quality Antique Silver, Old Sheffield Plate and Silver Plate. They have been dealing from the world famous London Silver Vaults in Chancery Lane, London for more than 50 years. Specialising in domestic, British Silver from the Georgian and Victorian Periods, as well as 20th Century silverware, they offer an unrivalled stock showcasing the incredible stylistic breadth of English Silver, including Baroque, Neoclassical, Arts & Crafts, Art Nouveau and Art Deco. With four generations of experience and as members of LAPADA and CINOA, you can buy with confidence, knowing that you are in safe hands. The company, now in its fourth generation, is still in the original family ownership. Eric, Daniel and Jonathan Franks look after customers with expert advice and personal attention. Eric and his sons are concerned with all aspects of the business and the reputation and expertise of the family has been passed down the generations. The first of the Antique Silver trade to realise the huge potential of internet retailing, the company has been selling antique silver online since 1998. They have worked hard to try to provide the best possible online shopping experience and today, they're proud to present the largest collection of antique silver online, all beautifully photographed and painstakingly catalogued. Add to that their powerful search facilities, their secure payment processing, their fast fully insured shipment and their industry leading 14 day, no questions asked, money back guarantee and it's easy to see why I.Franks has become the largest online retailer of antique silver in the world.

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John Newton Antiques

Has been working in the Antiques business for almost 40 years, as both an antiques fair organiser and a dealer in fine English and Continental porcelain. During this time he has built a reputation for supplying excellent examples of 18th, 19th and early 20th Century porcelain from many of the major UK and European factories. Recently John's partner Michael G Lines has been taking an active roll in the business by attracting new clientele and collectors by overseeing and offering a stunning collection of silver overlay porcelain from private collections. John acknowledges how privileged he is to be asked to advise numerous private clients from the UK, EU, and the Far East about new acquisitions. Moreover, some of his clients have remained loyal customers for as long as he has been in business. John is an active member of various vetting committees and vets porcelain for authenticity, quality, and condition for several of the country's leading fair organisers.

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Odd Chair Company (The)

They hand make all their furniture, drawing upon 100 years of cabinet making and upholstery knowledge. Their frames are made using solid timber that is of the highest quality - each is dowelled, glued, screwed and corner blocked, hence why they guarantee them for 40 years. They use the finest materials such as hair, hessian and wool wadding and you have a choice of cushion fillings depending upon your preference. Most importantly, what comes of making chairs and sofas correctly is simply the comfort - all their chairs and sofas are fully sprung and some designs have additional comfort provided by a feather and down pack, hand-stitched over the upholstery (see for example, their Waverley armchair). Their special handmade collection comprises unique designs that are still hand carved by master carvers and lovingly hand French polished - they still very much hold to the idea that finishing by hand gives the wood a greater depth of colour and brings out the grain. They have 22 finishes available on beech, mahogany, oak or walnut; in addition, they offer water gilding and painted finishes too. Alternatively, they are able to match a stain and finish to your own furniture or sample. They offer several ways in which you can personalise your furniture from individual stud detail, valances, loose covers, fitted arm-caps and contrast piping or trims. All furniture is available with the option of fabric protection applied prior to delivery, for peace of mind.

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Pamono

Welcome to Pamono, a one-of-a-kind marketplace and magazine specializing in distinctive design objects and the stories behind them. Driven by the belief that a life well lived means surrounding yourself with beauty and soul, they source vintage and contemporary furniture, lighting, accessories, and crafts from around the globe and seamlessly deliver them right to your door. Their original stories, collections, and guides ensure you know who’s who and what’s what in design culture past and present. Come back often; new designs and stories are added every day, so there’s always something new to discover.

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RMJ Antiques

Established in 2009, it deals primarily in antique porcelain and Meissen porcelain. The company is a member of LAPADA, CINOA and the Derby Porcelain Society. They deal primarily in antique porcelains and pottery and, trading as RMJ Books, in antiquarian books. From time to time, they also have interesting modern pieces, such as the Stuart Devlin Silver Gilt Wine Goblets and the Henry Moore Lithograph 'Sculptured Figures'. You can meet them at antiques and book fairs throughout the year. Between fairs, clients are seen by appointment.

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Salisbury Antiques Centre

They have a large selection of stock, mostly comprising of English and Continental 18th and 19th Century furniture. They also have a good selection of antique country furniture from both England and France, with some more extravagant walnut pieces from the Low Countries. Salisbury Antiques Centre now also stocks a selection of good quality painted antique furniture to cater for those going for the more contemporary look but with added character. There is also an impressive array of antique interiors, including a fantastic selection of antique mirrors ranging from charming antique dressing table mirrors to palatial antique overmantel mirrors. The Centre also houses many other period and decorative items for the home such as antique oil paintings, antique bronzes, and antique clocks. There is also a well stocked cabinet of antique weaponry, always housing something of interest to the avid collector.

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