A painted pine bakers proving chestSKU: by Marchand Antiques
A rare English early 20thC painted pine 8 drawer bakers proving drawers with turned knobs standing on its original castors
Marchand Antiques has been established since 1994. The business was founded by Mark Lock, who is responsible for sourcing the stock from all over the British Isles and Europe, mainly sourcing from Sweden, Denmark, France and Italy. Marchand is a true family business and Mark is assisted by his wife Jacqueline, who heads up the sales team aided by Fiona, and their daughter Francesca, who looks after the IT and photography. Even Mark's father Vic looks after deliveries and collections.
In Marchand's early days the business started in the classic way, by Mark operating as a runner, trading from his van. This soon flourished, and Mark took a space in Alfie's antique market to house the ever increasing stock. In the early days the core of the business was the London and overseas trade, but that rapidly expanded to include discerning private buyers and internationally renowned interior decorators, along with an increasing list of celebrity clients, who appreciate the discreet and reliable service.
Marchand now have a large warehouse on the outskirts of the picturesque town of Arundel in West Sussex, which is viewable by appointment.
Marchand stocks a wide variety of antiques, covering all the decorating styles and periods. We have stock from the 16th century through to the 20th century, including items in many styles including antique country furniture in oak and walnut, antique French and Swedish painted furniture, industrial, modernist, art deco, art nouveau, arts and crafts and mid-20th century designer items, through to garden and architectural antiques
Marchand's buying and stocking policy is quite simple: each piece is selected for its quality and uniqueness, and its ability to stand out on its own as the anchor piece for a room, or to complement a mood that has already been established. Marchand's style is hard to define, as it strives to be as unstylised as possible, by mixing periods and styles, and selecting items that work together regardless of period and style. This gives Marchand its strong and distinctive look, which has developed over the years.
Above all, Marchand like to offer good old-fashioned service and are renowned for doing all they can to make buying antiques a pleasurable and stress-free experience. They will happily organise delivery or shipment of items bought from Marchand as well as purchases from other dealers' stores. This is done with the greatest of care at a time that suits the client and at a competitive price. Storage is also available (free on purchases from Marchand) in a dry, secure storage facility.
If Marchand do not have what you are looking for, they will gladly find it for you through their extensive network of contacts throughout Europe. So whether you are looking to buy or sell high quality decorative antiques, give them a try for a fast, reliable and discreet, friendly family service. Finally, Marchand offer a full restoration service, including repairs, polishing, painting, gilding and upholstery to the highest standards. Please email or call for more information.