Back in the 1980s, the design trade was looking for more unusual antiques that were rarely available at the major London antiques fairs, so our aim was to give decorators and designers everything they wanted under one roof. The idea came from Patricia Harvey, a dealer in decorative antiques. Her many interior designer clients were clamouring for an easier way to source stock for their clients. Read more.
In the news
The recent move of the royal mummies in Cairo was a made-for-TV extravaganza
A dumpy effigy in a church in Stratford-upon-Avon has been mocked for centuries, but new research claims it’s the most accurate likeness of the playwright there is
The Syrian-born, US-based artist talks to Gabrielle Schwarz about his sculptural dioramas of cities ravaged by war – and offers a message of hope for the future