This family business was started by Simon's father in 1987 in the City of Bath where they traded for 10 years as Beau Nash House Antiques. Simon joined his father in 1997 when they renamed the business Freshfords Fine Antiques. Simon's father retired in 2005 and the
business has now moved to the shop in Bradford-on-Avon.
The original gilt brass three quarter gallery is fitted to a one piece oak top and made with a leather-lined reading and writing lectern that is fitted with a mahogany ratchet. The frieze with one long centre drawer and two short mahogany-lined drawers retain crisply cast gilt brass handles. They sit above a concave kneehole and are flanked by two convex fronted pedestals. The concealed locking pilasters are embellished with magnificent ormolu cast escutcheons that compliment the conforming handles that decorate the graduating pedestal drawers. The figured English brown oak panels to the reverse are fitted with gilt brass ormolu mounts and an oak frame that sits on a solid oak moulding and stands on a plinth base. The castors are impressed with the maker's mark "JW Lewty's" Patented castors.Read more