There's something rather capricious happening with the antiques business at the moment. Whispers at fairs and comments coming up in discussion, suggest that this isn’t just the usual seasonal lull, but perhaps a sign that things are changing... The same conversation has come up many times over recent months, so I thought I’d use this platform to give you all a motivational speech of sorts. Antique dealers have never really ‘had it easy’, and I’d like to think that our latest hiatus, is just the calm before a busy, rejuvenating storm. Perhaps we should all just sit back with a beer and enjoy the sunshine! Unless flat pack furniture has suddenly become ‘cool’ and a good investment; in which case, we’re all up the creek! Either way, let’s do what all antiques dealers do best... ride it out!
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IN THIS ISSUE...
Joe Berry bites back when questioned about his ‘relaxed’ approach to the business, and tells me how taking risks against the rebellious and unpredictable world of antiques, is just in his nature. Barney from The Home Bothy, unlocks the doors to the warehouse and talks about how this incredible space has come to life with his collaboration with Harry Diamond. Tallboy’s Northern blood runs deep with Matt, as he clutches his wallet while sharing his ‘start up story’ and insists that France is still the best place to find antiques! Finally, we go behind the scenes at Brownrigg, where Jorge tells me how a ‘walk out one midsummer morning’ opened up his mind and approach to work in a way that no job ever had.