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Specialist in the Antiques Trade


Welcome to Freshfords Fine Antiques – Simon Powell, Owner

Freshfords Fine Antiques is a family business started by my father, Alan, in 1987 in the City of Bath where he traded for 10 years as Beau Nash House Antiques. I joined my father in 1997 when we renamed the business Freshfords Fine Antiques. My father retired in 2005 and the business is now located in a purpose-built showroom 7 miles south of Bath. 

We have been exhibiting at antique fairs since as far back as the early 90s and also at prestigious London events, held by BADA, at the Duke of York’s on the Kings Road, Chelsea as well as various other national fairs as well selling to the Herschel Museum of Astronomy in Bath, England Leighton House in Kensington, London and The Royal Castle of Warsaw Museum, Poland.

Our 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 our customers to buy with complete confidence.

Our reputation has been built on sourcing quality pieces of English 18th and early 19th century furniture, mirrors and decorative items. Freshfords have been members of ‘The London and Provincial Antique Dealers Association’ (LAPADA), ‘The Cotswold Antique Dealers Association’ (CADA) and current members of ‘The British Antique Dealers Association’ (BADA).

At Freshfords we pride ourselves not only in our stock but also in our knowledge, integrity and attention to detail thus providing our customers with the best possible service. The pieces we sell are genuine articles, as described, and have been strictly vetted by both myself and my team and between us we have over 60 years of experience in 18th and 19th century English furniture.


Freshfords Fine Antiques operates from a custom built showroom situated seven miles south of Bath near the village of Freshford.
As can be seen from these images, we have room settings for viewing the antiques which is by appointment only.

HRH The Duchess of Gloucester with Fair Organiser, Ingrid Nilson and Simon Powell of Freshfords Fine Antiques
HRH The Duchess of Gloucester with Fair Organiser, Ingrid Nilson and Simon Powell of Freshfords Fine Antiques


Ingrid Nilson, who organizes luxury antique and fine art three-day events around the country, was delighted to receive an approach on behalf of HRH The Duchess of Gloucester, who paid an official visit to the Luxury Antiques Weekend at Tortworth Court at the end of February 2014. The Duchess spent nearly two hours talking to exhibitors and admiring their stock.

Freshfords Fine Antiques was one of the leading exhibitors at the Tortworth Court Fair and, as you can see from the photograph, I had the privilege of discussing some of the pieces on display with the Duchess.

Freshfords Fine Antiques would like to thank HRH The Duchess of Gloucester for visiting the fair and spending some time with me to talk about the art and antiques trade. 

By buying and selling antiques, we are helping to ensure a healthy environment for current and future generations.