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 James 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.

17th Century William and Mary Kingwood Strongbox

17th Century William and Mary Kingwood Strongbox

A 17th century William and Mary Kingwood strongbox, with gilt brass straps. This strongbox has to be one of the most charming and certainly the smallest example we have encountered, at just 17.5 cm high, 28 cm wide and 18 cm deep. A strongbox of similar merit form and style resides at Burghley House in ‘The 1st George State Room.

17th Century Lantern Alarm Clock by Johannes Quelch, Oxford

17th Century Lantern Alarm Clock by Johannes Quelch, Oxford

An English 17th-century lantern clock made of brass and iron, circa 1665-1670. The clock consists of going and striking trains, as well as an alarm and is driven by lead weights. The front fret shows two engraved dolphins and floral and foliate motifs. The corners and the centre of the dial are richly engraved with tulips and a Tudor rose. Unusually the side frets are engraved too.

18th Century George III Mahogany Serpentine Chest or Commode

18th Century George III Mahogany Serpentine Chest or Commode

A fine George III mahogany serpentine commode, England, circa 1770. Attributed to Henry Hill, Marlborough. The three graduated drawers retain their original gilt brass handles over a unique carved apron and flanked by moulded angles continuing into the shaped cabriole feet.

William and Mary Olive Oyster Lace Box

William and Mary Olive Oyster Lace Box

Fabulous 17th-century olive oyster ‘lace box’. ‘Lace boxes’ were popular amongst the middle and higher classes of society from C.1660-1700. The olive oyster box we have for offer here is a lovely original and unusually small example, at just 12″ wide. This form dates from circa 1680-1700.

17th Century William and Mary Kingwood Strongbox

17th Century William and Mary Kingwood Strongbox

A 17th century William and Mary Kingwood strongbox, with gilt brass straps. This strongbox has to be one of the most charming and certainly the smallest example we have encountered, at just 17.5 cm high, 28 cm wide and 18 cm deep. A strongbox of similar merit form and style resides at Burghley House in ‘The 1st George State Room.

17th Century Lantern Alarm Clock by Johannes Quelch, Oxford

17th Century Lantern Alarm Clock by Johannes Quelch, Oxford

An English 17th-century lantern clock made of brass and iron, circa 1665-1670. The clock consists of going and striking trains, as well as an alarm and is driven by lead weights. The front fret shows two engraved dolphins and floral and foliate motifs. The corners and the centre of the dial are richly engraved with tulips and a Tudor rose. Unusually the side frets are engraved too.

18th Century George III Mahogany Serpentine Chest or Commode

18th Century George III Mahogany Serpentine Chest or Commode

A fine George III mahogany serpentine commode, England, circa 1770. Attributed to Henry Hill, Marlborough. The three graduated drawers retain their original gilt brass handles over a unique carved apron and flanked by moulded angles continuing into the shaped cabriole feet.

William and Mary Olive Oyster Lace Box

William and Mary Olive Oyster Lace Box

Fabulous 17th-century olive oyster ‘lace box’. ‘Lace boxes’ were popular amongst the middle and higher classes of society from C.1660-1700. The olive oyster box we have for offer here is a lovely original and unusually small example, at just 12″ wide. This form dates from circa 1680-1700.

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Buscot Manor, Buscot,

Oxfordshire SN7 8DA 

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