We pride ourselves in not only finding the right item at the best possible price, but also providing important information on its historical origins and, where possible, its provenance; important aspects that add value and interest to the objects you buy from us. Our clients include The Canterbury Museum, The Carnegie Museum USA, The Dorman Museum, The Geffrye Museum, The Museum of Fine Art Houston USA, The Museums and Art Gallery of Merseyside, Temple Newsam and the Victoria & Albert Museum [donation].
Winners of the baca award for Best General Dealers Outside London [Southern region]!
What people say about us...
old and new can be seen to mix perfectly at The Country Seat who continue
to make their mark in the antiques world by always offering quality, but
always keeping us guessing as to just what they will offer next."
known and liked Willie Clegg since he first appeared on the front counter
at Christie's...his unshakeable good humour...slow drawl and permanent
grin were but the mask of a keen intelligence. [Twenty seven years ago,
having left Christie's, Willie went into business with Harvey Ferry, an
equally distinguished furniture specialist... Gradually, the dictates
of supply and demand have brought them from the 17th century to the 19th,
always dealing in wonderful and often idiosyncratic things, and now they
are to move into what will shortly become the past century.] One of the
great strengths of their business has been their aptitude for research,
and while they will now be concentrating much more on 20th century decorative
arts, they will be funding important research into 19th century designers."
We are members of LAPADA, a national association with a Code of Practice [and arbitration], CINOA, an international association and TVADA, our local marketing association. Harvey has been on the Board of LAPADA and Willie was founder Chairman of TVADA.