I welcomed the popular star of Salvage Hunters on Quest TV, Drew Pritchard, to the Old Forge and a good day of filming was had with Drew taking away two Gothic design pieces, a painted pew dating to the middle of the nineteenth century and a set of library steps hailing from the same period.
I was pleased to see Drew again, and have benefitted from his support and friendship for the last decade or so.
The episode can be watched on the Quest catch up page here; being episode 9 of the new series.
I was honoured to speak on a panel at the LAPADA conference for 2018 at the House of Lords, London, where we discussed how dealers in differing generations dealt with various challenges from market positioning, to stock sourcing and online presence.
Now season 6 of the superb Game of Thrones has drawn to a dramatic close we thought it worthwhile to show some stills that showcase a set of eight late 17thC/early 18thC Spanish walnut armada chairs provided by us to the production that were used throughout season 6 in the heart of Winterfell; used first by the devious House Bolton, and then taken back rightfully in the last episode by Jon Snow and Sansa Stark. The chairs are abundant in character and patina, with the leather original and the large studwork, now so recognisable in the set design. Described by us...
We are delighted to announce our arrival to our permanent space at Lorfords in Tetbury, Gloucestershire, deep in the beautiful Cotswolds. Our stand is rather long and narrow which enables us to display a good array of items, especially those of wall mounted variety. We have painstakingly applied and distressed Georgian design wallpaper to the wall panels of our space. The paper, is of George III period design and is known as 'Bedford Stripe'; the Bedford Stripe wallpaper was found on the first floor of a house on the west side of Bloomsbury Square in London and was probably in...
We are naturally delighted to have been named amongst the 50 Best Antique & Vintage Shops in the UK, alongside some truly other bright lights, by none other than Homes & Antiques magazine which went on sale on the 11th January, 2016. Featured at no.10 we are chuffed to have been given a glowing endorsement by the super Mark Hill.
'Homes & Antiques February 2016' http://www.homesandantiques.com/
If you haven't already visited us here at the Onion Barn then why not make an appointment? We do good coffee too.
We had a very enjoyable, successful and illuminating debut at the Decorative Antiques and Textiles Fair, in Battersea, London Sept 29th - October 4th.
Here's a gallery showing our time there...
oh yes, & then we got rather drunk.