Mark has been in the antiques for over 30 years and our partnership started 20 years ago. We enjoy sourcing unique and decorative pieces that we hope bring meaning and delight to our clients. Our passion takes us to all four corners of the UK and into Europe to find one-off pieces that tell a story.
- We enjoy the challenge and the hunt for quirky, interesting items, whilst Mark has a history in ceramics, our enthusiasm extends to a very eclectic mix that encompasses all eras, materials and styles. We enjoy researching the pieces we find and the stories that come with them, which keeps us stimulated. This constant learning renews the love of what we do every day.
- In addition to the online presence, we sell from Hemswell Antiques Centres, Lincolnshire, and regularly exhibit at a wide range of fairs and exhibitions throughout the years, including the internationally renowned Battersea Decorative fair, which takes place three times a year in January, April & October.
- Mark had an interest in antiques from a young age, enjoying visits to his grandparents house in the Welsh valleys and checking the porcelain, furniture and paintings. He is a well know and much-loved expert on various BBC antiques programs including Bargain Hunt, Flog it, The Antiques Roadtrip and Put your money where your mouth is. As well as being a dealer, he was for over a decade in the auction world, working for Bonhams and Sotheby’s.
- Santiago studied medicine and trained as an ophthalmologist working in the profession for over 20 years before retiring to join Mark and becoming the “Eyes” of the business, able to spot a chip at 20 paces! Through a steep learning curve, recognizing a Ming plate from a Majolica dish he has developed an enjoyment for research.