Graham Corke Antiques is one of our favourite Dealers being with us now some three years. Dealing in decorative French furniture and early English furniture his room is always full of lovely items, thoughtfully chosen with a great knowledge of antiques.
Example of a small serpentine fronted French commode
Originating from Bath, Graham started his antique career in 1978 by jumping in at the deep end with his first shop in Bath, which he ran for about five years. From there he emigrated to London with another shop – this time in Islington for a period of about three years, all the time learning about his passion – antique furniture. Following London the call of Bath resulted in returning – this time to the Great Western Antique Centre for about four years and then in 1996 he took a shop in Lansdown Mews specialising in French decorative furniture alongside his English antiques – early oak and walnut. He also helped run the Bartlett Street Antique Centre in Bath, before opening a shop in Godalming, Surrey where he traded for seven years.
A fine example of an antique Secretaire
In 2008 he returned to his beloved Bath and opened his own shop again at 26 Walcott Buildings. Alongside this, he joined Petworth Antique Market where he has a good spacious area to display his stock.
We are happy to report that just over two years ago he decided Tudor Rose Antiques & Interiors would be just the right venue for his antiques and he has a lovely beamed room complete with inglenook fireplace on the ground floor. His lovely easy personality and wealth of knowledge gained in all of the above have made him a very popular Dealer and constantly referred to for an opinion!
To see more pictures of Graham’s stock please visit his Instagram account