By: Amelia Thorpe
Antiques promise individuality, which may be the reason why they are enjoying a renaissance in the world of interior design – after a decade or so of modernist, minimalist trends and the eponymous Ikea flatpack, there’s something refreshing about the one-of-a-kind discovery offered by an antique.
The good news is that London is a dream destination for antique lovers, such is the depth and variety of the city’s offering. Our selection of the best dealers focusses on those that have earned their stripes: all have been trading for more than 20 years – and some considerably longer. They share a commitment to quality and craftsmanship, revealing a deep understanding of how antiques can be used to create interiors, well-suited to modern living, that are as imaginative as they are unique.
Whether you are looking for a stand-out find to serve as the focal point of your room, an investment piece by a mid-century designer, or a dining table to seat a dozen, these are the capital’s hot spots for the discerning antiques buyer.