Reepham Antiques is expanding its showroom space to No. 6 Market Place – historic premises in the heart of Reepham formerly occupied by fine art auctioneers and valuers Bonhams.
Already well established in the town, the antiques business specialises in fine, interesting and distinctive art and antiques from the 18th and 19th centuries, with an emphasis on quality English furniture and gilded and carved mirrors.
“We are looking to buck the trend born of the pandemic of buying antiques unseen,” said Graham Butler, one of the partners in both Reepham Antiques and specialist carvers and gilders Butler & Castell.
“The wonderful heritage of splendid design and superior craftsmanship we are so lucky to have in this country deserves to be seen for real.
“It’s the only way to genuinely appreciate the endless appeal of antiques of exceptional quality and calibre and vital for us in our determination to give our customers absolute confidence and reassurance in their purchases.”
The new showroom has benefited from complete refurbishment and redecoration, including the use of heritage colours from paint suppliers Fenwick & Tilbrook of Attlebridge and the traditional signwriting skills of Mike Amiss Signs of Great Melton.
Combined with a clever lighting design all this comes together to enhance a display of antiques and fine art with works dating back to Queen Anne, including the reigns of all four Georges, to William IV and the young Queen Victoria.
David Gould of Reepham Antiques said: “I am so pleased to take on such prestigious premises in the centre of Reepham and the heart of Norfolk.
“Having lived here for over 20 years I know what a lovely town and area this is to visit, and we expect to attract all sorts of discriminating and interested clientele to this lovely new showroom.
“Having a versatile building right in the centre of town is a huge benefit to us as a business.
“The smaller room downstairs is a fantastic display area for some of our beautiful carved and gilded mirrors and upstairs the real attraction is the incredibly spacious well-lit first-floor gallery, with beautiful broad sash windows and enough height to provide an excellent setting for some glorious pieces.”
The new showrooms are due to open on Tuesday 19 April, with an open house running until Friday 29 April, 10 am – 4.30 pm, thereafter by appointment.
Reepham Antiques enquiries and appointments 01603 872725 or email.
- During the open house fortnight, Reepham Antiques will be supporting the Anthony Nolan blood cancer charity, particularly its aim of creating a life-saving register of stem cell donors.