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.
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