Petworth High Street is becoming cool!
Our little blue shop with its signature olive tree outside is gradually gathering momentum, being discovered by a discerning clientele who get what we do, and want to support us in our new venture outside London.
Our latest buying trip abroad was a great success, and among the items we found is an amazing late 17th century painted French UZES armoire, in completely original condition, a rare thing, and we are thrilled to mix it with our mainly 20th century stock, and it fits in beautifully. We advocate a melange in a home, where items are chosen on merit, and as long as things are genuine and original the date is immaterial. We also bought two fabulous and rare sculptures, one of a big horse’s head in Perspex, signed by a Belgian sculpter in 1981, and a bronze and crystal tree, also signed by a Belgian, Jose Chapellier, from the 1970s. Both are really stunning.
The High Street is actually tucked away at the back of the main street, which belies its name, but is the original and oldest street in the town apparently, and houses the Hungry Guest deli, Hennings Wine shop, and Marks and Ayling, decoration and interior design, and the wonderful David Swanson Antiques, for early oak and primitive items, so what else does one need! We are very happy here, and look forward to welcoming you.