The Oak & Country Furniture Partnership is run by Andrew Hennell who has been collecting and dealing in period oak and country furniture and antiquities for over 25 years.
"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".
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. Andrew teamed up with Allan James who specialises in fine antique furniture and together they bought the large Grade II listed historical building, known as Antiques Of Woodstock in the centre of the town giving them over 3000 square feet of retail space.
"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 country 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 furniture, Andrew has cabinets full of antiquities such as: Oil lamps, coins, brooches, keys, rings, pottery, tokens, tiles, arrow heads, bone implements, figures, pewter spoons, knives and leatherwork dating from 2000 BC to 1600 AD.
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 seven days a week.
"Thank you for all your care throughout our dealings with you. Your care & attention
to detail is commendable, rare traits these days."
"We are enjoying our beautiful chairs and are both thrilled with them, remember to contact me if you are ever coming this way".
"Thanks for going out of your way to deliver the table & bench to us over the weekend.
We were fortunate to come across your web site & will happily recommend your
business to others"
"The bed looks wonderful in our bedroom & we will treasure it for the rest of our lives".
"I sold the gothic dressoir to one of my clients yesterday & would like to buy the 15th
century box. Where do you find these items? You must have some fantastic contacts"