stock overview of antiques and French furniture
Regular buying trips in France a continuously updated selection of French antiques, French provincial furniture, garden furniture to the lantiques shop and warehouse three miles from Petworth. There is a wide variety of French painted furniture to suit country-style interior design, in addition to antique furniture in natural wood finishes - bleached, waxed or polished – to complement traditional or contemporary interiors. Interesting Dutch and Swedish antiques, such as the characterful Swedish Mora clocks can make unique additions to any interior.
Lantiques of Petworth
Stock can be viewed in the shop in Lombard Street in the centre of Petworth. Lombard Street, Petworth is probably the oldest street in the town with its cobbles from the church at the top of the street to Market Square in the centre. Petworth is home to 40 antique dealers offering a broad cross-section of styles and periods. Most dealers can be found on the PAADA website featuring details of individual members.
Antique French furniture such as French farmhouse tables and antique armoires arrive weekly. Sourced from all parts of France, French dressers and buffets are just two of the most popular types of French storage furniture. Shop fittings are also proving increasingly popular as alternatives to traditional French antique furniture. French shop counters can be used in place of a server or sideboard. They may be painted or in natural wood finish and give warmth and character to a room or kitchen area as well being a fully functional piece of furniture. French mirrors, painted and gilt, look great with French commodes which can also be found in the lantiques shop. Outdoor spaces can also benefit from stylish French antiques. A French charcuterie table makes a robust dining table suitable for indoors or out. French garden furniture brings country chic to either a small stone-flagged courtyard or large lawned garden.
French tables and chairs
France offers a vast array of buying locations for French antique furniture, particularly farmhouse tables. Rural France is famed for its traditional country cuisine, symbolised by the French farmhouse table. An antique French table offers not only a practical and elegant surface for dining, but also a piece of history. Even outside of the kitchen or dining room, French tables can be a welcome addition in the home. A marble-topped console table can create added interest in a hallway. Smaller pedestal tables make lovely occasional tables in a variety of living spaces. Antique French furniture also includes traditional upholstered seating. For classical styling in the living room a wing back chair in charcoal linen is an excellent choice, while a French tall back chair provides understated elegance as an occasional chair.
Dutch and Swedish antiques
Dutch antique furniture can make an interesting alternative to French antiques. A Dutch linen press, a substantial piece of furniture, can do the job of a French armoire and a commode combined, and can have a much grander appearance to create a more opulent feel in the bedroom. Swedish antique furniture, with cleaner lines than many French examples, is becoming increasingly prevalent in modern interior design. Swedish seating is a particular favourite, including rococo style chairs and elegant bench-style sofas. The quirky, rustic appearance of a Mora clock can make a dark corner come alive. As these clock often have original paint they make perfect accessories for rooms featuring Antique painted furniture.