ABOUT US

Alexander George Antiques’ enthusiasm and unerring passion for the finest English furniture is evident from the moment you enter our gallery at Buscot Manor in rural Oxfordshire.

Here you will find examples from the most prestigious of the 17thand 18thcentury cabinet-makers, craftsmen of the Golden Age including Thomas Chippendale, Coxed & Woster & Gerrit Jensen.

Whether you are a collector or a first-time buyer the choice of pieces will inspire. Each has been carefully selected for its exceptional design and provenance, as well as in many instances its academic significance.

Originality and authenticity are paramount; and using our extensive knowledge from many years’ experience in furniture conservation and restoration we can ensure that our clients can buy with absolute confidence.

Sharing of knowledge is very much at the heart of our ethos, with an emphasis on building relationships where we can learn and grow together. As a consequence, we have built up a reputation of trust and integrity and a customer loyalty that has resulted in our furnishing some of the finest private and museum collections in the world.

 

SELLING WITH ALEXANDER GEORGE ANTIQUES

We recognise that choosing to sell, whether it’s a personal collection, an individual piece or something inherited, can be a difficult decision. Our aim is to help you through the process to ensure that you achieve the best possible price.

We would encourage you to approach the auction rooms and are happy to give advice and tips. Unsurprisingly, given the auction house fees which can be as much as 40-50% of the total sales figures with commissions, photography, insurance and handling fees, clients more often than not choose to sell with Alexander George Antiques.

 

CONSERVATION

Alexander George Antiques has a complete high standard and professional in-house conservation restoration and advisory services for both private collectors and as well as members of the antiques trade.

Headed by Jim Broughton, all pieces are first carefully reviewed and where necessary additional research is carried out, to ensure that any conservation undertaken is carried out in a sympathetic manner, retaining the integrity of the piece and preserving the patina.

Mark Alexander Pargeter

Mark Alexander Pargeter

Director

Mark has a passion for furniture; his enthusiasm is infectious, as is his pursuit of knowledge.

He started his career as an apprentice restorer working for a variety of well-known workshops in the Cotswolds. The depth of knowledge and experience of furniture construction gained during this time was the perfect platform from which to move into the antique dealing world, which was always Mark’s true ambition.

A move that has proved remarkably successful for Alexander George Antiques as his dynamic approach and keen eye has resulted in them handling some of the finest pieces to come to market in recent years.

Add to this his warm and friendly personality and it is unsurprising to learn that he has earned the respect of his clients and peers alike, forging many friendships along the way.

James George Broughton

James George Broughton

Director

James has been working in the antiques business for over thirty-five years. His background in conservation and restoration forms the backbone of the company ensuring pieces are not only historically correct but are also conserved in the correct manner to retain originality.

On completion of his traditional cabinet making apprenticeship in his home town of Coventry, he joined the renowned specialist dealer in fine furniture and works of art, Witney Antiques. It was whilst working here that he gained invaluable experience which would afford him the opportunity in 1995 to establish his own conservation studio.

Such is the high quality of his craftsmanship and meticulous eye for detail that he quickly earned himself an excellent reputation, undertaking commissions for both private clients and collectors, as well as many of London’s leading antiques trade.

He is an accredited member of the British Antique Furniture Restorers Association (BAFRA) and currently holds the position of chairman.

BAFRA is the foremost national organization of craftsmanship engaged in furniture restoration and conservation.

George III Chippendale Period Mahogany Partners Desk

George III Chippendale Period Mahogany Partners Desk

George III Chippendale period mahogany partners desk concealing twenty-four small drawers. The original sectioned and the tooled leather top sits above two short and three long quill/pen drawers to each side, neatly concealed in the freeze above an intricate blind-fretwork of Chippendale design.

18th-Century Royal Navy Decorated Barrel

18th-Century Royal Navy Decorated Barrel

A rare 18th-century Royal Navy oak grog or powder barrel, lacquered and decorated with the Royal Coat of Arms. Super piece and makes a fantastic and atmospheric stick/cane stand.

George III Chippendale Period Mahogany Partners Desk

George III Chippendale Period Mahogany Partners Desk

George III Chippendale period mahogany partners desk concealing twenty-four small drawers. The original sectioned and the tooled leather top sits above two short and three long quill/pen drawers to each side, neatly concealed in the freeze above an intricate blind-fretwork of Chippendale design.

18th-Century Royal Navy Decorated Barrel

18th-Century Royal Navy Decorated Barrel

A rare 18th-century Royal Navy oak grog or powder barrel, lacquered and decorated with the Royal Coat of Arms. Super piece and makes a fantastic and atmospheric stick/cane stand.

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Buscot Manor, Buscot,

Oxfordshire SN7 8DA

 

Contact us:

M: 07787 536199

enquiries@alexandergeorgeantiques.com

 

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