Paul Dunn Antiques. His grandmother and his father were both antique dealers, so (despite early resistance) as a result of being subjected to a childhood of handling ‘old stuff’ around the family home, he was destined to be sucked in!
Paul’s father, Clive, owned an antique shop in Walcot Street, Bath, where Paul would spend most Saturdays earning his pocket money, before eventually joining the family business full time, learning the trade by standing in the shop or behind a market stall, most notably every Friday morning from 5am at Bermondsey.
Throughout these early years, Paul was dealing in everyday general antiques but steadily grew a love of oak & country vernacular furniture, related objects and folk art. Following spells at provincial auction rooms and latterly running his own auction rooms in the West Sussex town of Midhurst, Paul decided to get his hands firmly on the tactile, woody pieces which he loves and deals in today, by opening Paul Dunn Antiques in 2009.
Paul tirelessly travels the length and breadth of the country searching for the evocative country pieces, with huge emphasis on colour, form and surface. He has built up a loyal customer base of those who share his passion for much loved domestic objects with a simple yet alluring charm.
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