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.
he breakfront bevel carving to the top rail is surmounted on a thumbnail moulding and sits above scrolled leaf carving to three fielded back panels. The serpent heads that decorate the arms are richly carved and perch on 'S' scroll supports. The solid seat with matching bevel carving sits above a crisply carved frieze with 'C' scroll decoration and stands on elaborate cabriole legs that terminate on ball and claw feet. The bench was made in India, possibly Goa.Read more