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 is now located in a purpose built showroom 7 miles south of Bath.
Freshfords have exhibited at antique fairs as far back as the early 90’s and exhibited at prestigious London events, that were held by BADA at the Duke of York’s on the Kings Road, Chelsea and various other national fairs. Their stock is of the highest quality and is always chosen for its originality, design and of course style. Each carefully selected piece is extensively researched, and illustrated online using superb photographic images together with detailed information and provenance, allowing their customers to buy with complete confidence.
Their reputation has been built on sourcing quality pieces of furniture by all the leading makers and designers such as Thomas Chippendale, George Hepplewhite, Thomas Sheraton, and Gillow of Lancaster and London. Freshfords have been members of BADA, LAPADA and are currently members of ‘The Cotswold Antiques Dealers Association’ (CADA).
Freshfords pride themselves not only in their stock but also in knowledge, integrity and attention to detail in providing customers with the best possible service. The pieces they sell are genuine articles as described and have been strictly by vetted by Simon and his restorer who between them have over 60 years of experience in 18th and 19th century English furniture.
Early 19th Century Regency Period Yew Wood Inlaid Sarcophagus Tea Caddy£1,750.00
Fine 18th Century George III Period Satinwood & Padouk Inlaid Tea Chest£4,350.00
George III 18th Century Period Harewood Inlaid ‘Navette’ Shaped Tea Caddy£1,875.00
George III Period 18th Century Satinwood Inlaid Tea Chest£1,975.00
The faded mahogany veneer top is elegantly shaped above a cross-banded mahogany edge. The top sits above one cellarette drawer to the left, a bowfronted centre drawer and two drawers to the right. The oak lined drawers with faded mahogany veneers to the front are fitted with the original gilt brass handles. The drawers retain the original locks and are flanked with crisply carved oval paterae above flute stem carving with crisply carved and shaped 'sunburst' mouldings to the middle section. The sideboard stands on tapered legs which terminate on block moulded feet.
NB The sideboard is of a grand scale and is in original condition in terms of colour, patina and finish. The handles are a known Gillow pattern and can be found in the Gillow Book by Susan Stuart.