Angela George – Petworth Antiques Dealer
Growing up in the North West I used to love visiting old antique shops in Liverpool, one of my first finds was an elaborately embroidered antique linen bedspread, which I still have. Having studied Medieval History at university I joined the BBC and worked in TV production for many years. Heading towards 40, with two small children, we decided to say goodbye to Battersea and moved to West Sussex.
This gave me a chance to rekindle my passion for antiques, starting with antique textiles, old quilts, linen sheets and pretty antique embroidered cushions. Nowadays I buy English antiques at fairs and auctions, always searching for eye-catching rustic country antiques, ceramics and decorative antiques. On visits to France I search out beautiful French garden antiques, jardinières, planters etc, it is such a pleasure to re-discover elegant Napoleon III armchairs, often in need of re-upholstery, and rustic French furniture, such as chest of drawers and old oak or fruitwood farmhouse tables.
Mid-century modern paintings and affordable British, French and other European art are an increasing passion. Nothing gives me more pleasure than finding an unusual and striking oil painting that captures a moment in time, or a distinctive portrait of an interesting face.
Currently, I am based in two antique and interiors shops in Petworth, which is a renowned antiques destination, set in the heart of Sussex. All of my antiques can be browsed here, on this website, which is constantly being updated, and some antiques can be viewed in these shops in Petworth.
I am an antique dealer who likes to buy at source, often out early in the morning searching at fairs and markets, this keeps me focussed and my antique stock fresh, it also enables me to be competitive and affordable. I sell regularly to the antique trade, interior designers and decorators, as well as to retail customers and private clients.
My unique selection of antiques is shaped by my values of authenticity, quality and accountability, and founded in my passion for storytelling, simple beauty and visual pleasure.