"What was this used for?" I have asked this question countless times. The question feels like a promise to surmise the future through history. Seeing how form and function combine to fashion the perfect item gives me endless pleasure. And what better place to pursue my quest than the idyllic English countryside with 11 different names for mud and thatched cottages hosting impossible roses round the doors.
Sourcing antiques that integrate purpose, beauty and supreme craftsmanship, is the perfect reason to travel to what now feels like my second home, the English countryside. Most adored when the weather is fair and the gardens are on all full show. I share with my English brethren a love for furniture crafted with generations in mind, gardens that delight with the unexpected, and the perfect piece for entertaining.
Antiques are sold with gentle conservation only. Frequent use and the passage of time are part of their unique story and only add to their beauty, just as the imperfections caused by smiling and laughing does for we humans.
It is a rare privilege for me to share with you the treasures I have unearthed as they begin the next chapter of their history in your custody and, perhaps, gently move you to live with the things you love and love the life you live.