Peter started Arabesque Antiques in 1996 and since then has earned a reputation for his eye, knowledge and integrity in sourcing some of the best period antiques and decorative items that the UK has to offer.
He has worked with many leading interior and garden designers, antique dealers and private clients from all over the world, exhibited at both the Battersea and Bath Antique and Decorative fairs and is a member of LAPADA.
Originality, proportion, colour and texture, with a little eccentricity thrown in.
English country house antiques and fine art, with an emphasis on grand scale and creative pieces, whether from the principal house, attic, kitchen, garden or estate cottage.
Peter specialises in 17th century through to early 20th century garden ornament, sculpture and architectural elements, with a particular interest in English terracotta from makers Coade, Blashfield, Blanchard and Compton amongst others.
He is known for some of the best English original painted furniture from the 18th and 19th centuries. has a love of regional and vernacular furniture and folk art from around the British Isles.
sourcing and consultancy
Peter has forged long standing relationships with many of his clients and often gets asked for his advice and help with sourcing items.
If you feel that he may be of help to you in any way please do not hesitate to ask.
Have something for sale?
Peter is constantly looking to purchase antiques and period decorative items, from a single piece to a whole collection. If you have anything that you think may be of interest to him, and you are thinking of selling, please do get in touch.
LAPADA is the largest professional trade association of art and antiques dealers in the UK. Over 500 dealers represent expertise across the entire spectrum of art and antique items: furniture, fine art, carpets, tapestries, antiquities, clocks, ceramics, decorative objects, silver and jewellery.
Membership is only offered to those who meet the Association’s strict membership criteria, regarding experience, quality of art and antiques, and knowledge of their field. This is to underpin and ensure that the public know that, when they buy from a LAPADA member, they are purchasing exceptional quality and assurance, alongside their chosen piece.