Fine Antiques From William Cook
Welcome to the website of William Cook, a name long established in the world of fine antiques. Opened in 1963 by my father, we were initially restorers of fine antique furniture undertaking work for clients including The Royal Family, museums, collectors, dealers and private individuals from across the globe. Following several years’ experience working with one of the country’s leading antique dealers and Christies of London in 1991 I established William Cook, the independent antique dealing side of the family business. Specialising initially in eighteenth and early nineteenth century furniture, which is still the core of our business today, during the last twenty nine years the range has broadened to now include Asian screens, lacquer pieces, paintings, decorative objects, works of art, mid-century furniture, fossil art and occasionally, just something great. Our original restoration business, W.J.Cook & Sons continues and is now run by my brothers maintaining the family tradition of restoration excellence.
With a shop in the English market town of Hungerford there is now also a permanent presence in America at The Fritz Porter Design centre in Charleston and I travel there every five or six weeks, always sending out new stock in advance of each visit. The exhibition calendar is a full one and we exhibit at a number of UK antique shows as well several antique fairs across America, details of which can be found on the event page. Twice yearly colour catalogues are produced and should you wish to receive future copies please get in touch.
I hope you enjoy our web site and let us know if you need further information or are looking for that special piece. If we haven’t met in person I look forward to doing so in Hungerford, Charleston or at one of our future antique fairs either here in England or in America.
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