HISTORiCAL & CONTEMPORARY DESIGN

We know our Georgian from our Jacobethan, our Adams from our Eames, and have contacts with auctioneers and dealers around the country to find the right antiques; the best in 20th Century Design and contemporary artwork.  

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  • Claire's background is in Design History, specifically in 18th, 19th and 20th century European interiors and architecture  
  • She is passionate about social history and when working on historic buildings, whether in a conservation area, Grade II listed or just a nice period example she ensures the renovation and redecoration is in keeping.
    • The new look will not
      • slavishly follow convention
      • be a pastiche of what might have been done
    • New scheme will

      • Complement the property
      • Be fitting for our clients and how they live now

ART & ANTIQUES

  • Art and Antiques consultancy
  • Sale of art & antiques - we know where and how to achieve the best price
  • Purchase art & antiques - we have contacts with auctioneers and dealers around the country
  • Furniture restoration

During her time in television, Claire worked closely with Antiques Roadshow experts Eric Knowles, Adam Schoon and Will Farmer to produce over 400 antiques television programmes.

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She travelled the length and breadth of the country in search of priceless items from auction houses, stately homes and museum collections; and in doing so, added to the knowledge she had learnt on her design history degree.  Some of her favourite pieces include a fabulous Chippendale commode, a maté cup and a Robert Mouseman chest of drawers (which she loved so much she bought it at auction, a few weeks after it appeared on the show!)

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Claire helped develop a 15 part series about furniture restoration and buying and selling at auction; another about European 20th century furniture design classics and a weekly antiques magazine series that gave David Dickenson his first presenting job!

Whilst studying a two year course on furniture restoration an upholstery Claire set up an antiques antiques valuation and consultantcy with Adam Schoon hosting exclusive antiques entertainment events at stately homes and country house hotels. 

As a result Claire has great contacts with auction houses, antiques dealers, collectors and respected experts in their fields. Her personal passion is for unusual 20th century furniture and glass.

 

If you are considering:

 

  • Purchasing artwork or furniture

  • Valuation or repair

  • Finding a specialist dealer
  • Thinking of downsizing


Give us a call: 07710 317 097