Antiques Of Woodstock is owned and run by Andrew Hennell who has been collecting and dealing in period oak and country furniture and antiquities for over 35 years. Andrew has been trading from the centre of Woodstock for many years and in September 1999 the opportunity arose to purchase the freehold of the building from where he was trading thus the shop being dedicated to early oak furniture, associated period items and antiquities.
"I have been extremely fortunate to be able to turn my passion for early country furniture, archaeology and antiquities, into a business" says Andrew. "I have many types of clients ranging from people such as myself who love the history, feel, touch and patina of an early piece of oak furniture to those people who are moving into a country cottage for the first time and want advice on how to furnish their home with pieces that are in keeping with the age and style of their property".
"Finding early pieces of oak furniture is not easy and very time consuming" explains Andrew "I am fortunate to have many clients who have dealt with me over a long period of time and I am often able to buy back or exchange rare pieces that I have sold in the past, as clients move to a larger or smaller house. There is only a limited amount of early oak furniture out there, and it makes sense to keep in touch with your clients and their furniture".
As well as a comprehensive stock of period oak furniture, Andrew always carries a stock of associated early items such as tapestries, statues, carvings, metalwork plus stonework. A cabinet of antiquities includes items such as Roman oil lamps, Roman coins, Roman and medieval brooches, early keys, Roman and medieval rings, early pottery, 17th century tokens, tiles, medieval arrow heads, Roman bone implements, early figures, 16th/17th century pewter spoons, early knives and leatherwork.
Whether you are a collector, antique dealer, interior designer or a person looking to buy an antique/antiquity for the first time, browse through our stock on line or come and visit us at our shop which is open both days over the weekend and on Wednesday providing Andrew is not in France visiting clients and sourcing new stock.
Always telephone or email Andrew first before making a trip just to make sure that the shop is open. If Andrew is in the UK he will happily arrange a convenient time to meet with you in his shop should you wish to visit outside of normal opening hours.