After completing a five year apprenticeship in Cabinet Making, Rod moved his career into the Care and Conservation of Antique furniture, working for some years in a small restoration business outsideDiss. Realising that to progress and feed his passion for antiques he would have to go back to college he secured a much sort after place at the then foremost West Dean College in West Sussex.
E. W. Cousins & Son sell antique furniture from Early 18C Oak to Edwardian Sheraton style inlaid furniture. Georgian & Victorian Mahogany Furniture for the lounge, library, entrance hall, bedroom &dining room, always a large stock. Established in 1920 by Edward Cousins the firm is now run by his grandsons John & Robert who took over from their father Mr E. 'Ted' Cousins on his retirement in 2003. The business consists of 25,000sq.feet in various warehouses within Ixworth.
The Risby Barn Centre is often refered to as the 'Shopping Centre in the countryside'. It was set up in its present form in 1986 by owner Richard Martin. Since then it has grown and developed intowhat you see today. It features Two Antique Centres, a Garden Centre, Coffee shop, Sewing centre called the Cosy Cabin and a number of smaller businesses.
We are a local family-run independent jewellery shop, established in 1978. Selling new and second hand diamond set jewellery and a large selection of 9 carat gold chains and bracelets, in yellow andwhite gold. Certificated diamonds supplied and set to your own custom design. Daily jewellery repairs are undertaken on the premises and we also do valuations for insurance and probate.
All our products are hand crafted using traditional methods and designs, furniture made for the discerning customer who wishes to own fine furniture. Our stock is of the highest quality and can bemade to your specifications to suit your requirements. If you are thinking of commissioning an item these pictures may give you some inspiration. We also offer a sympathetic restoration service for Antique and Period furniture, including French Polishing.
English and Continental Antiques is a long established family business situated in the centre of the pretty North Suffolk market town of Eye, which is blessed with historic buildings, cafes and artgalleries. The business specialises in antique furniture, art and porcelain, in fact everything for the interior or exterior. There are also a range of ancillary services on offer, which include restoration, re-upholstery, interior design and furniture logistics.
I didn't plan to be a dealer of antiques but when I got carried away at a farm sale many years ago and spent most of my college grant in one go, there was no going back! I love country antiques fortheir honesty as evidence of past lives. Old paint, signs of wear and initials all create clues to age and use. Back then, I was lucky enough to see items at source when farm sales were bountiful.
Waterside Antiques was established in 1986 by Graham Peters who owned it until 2005 when his son Tom Peters took over. I have been interested in antiques most of my life. I started restoring furniturefor my father at the age of ten; from then on my interest grew from restoring to collecting, then dealing. I have a keen interest and deal in anything old or collectible. The centre's huge success is largely down to the friendly and honest service that has been provided since it was opened in 1986.
Our Antiques Centre is conveniently situated on the market square in the historic town of Harleston, Norfolk. Harleston is famous for its Georgian buildings, not least the Magpie Hotel (now known asJ.D. Young Hotel) an old coaching inn which hosted a meeting between Winston Churchill & Dwight Eisenhower & where the famous artist Alfred Munnings settled his bills with his paintings!
Clare and the surrounding area is in the forefront of tourism in the South Suffolk/Essex borders and has become internationally recognised as an area for the antiques trade. The popular televisionseries Lovejoy was filmed in the antique district surrounding Clare, Cavendish and Long Melford and there is plenty to see in these areas today. Clare Castle Country Park is directly opposite Clare Antiques and Interiors. It is a beautiful area for walks, picnics and play.