Hampton Antiques was established in November 1998, created by partners Mark and Sara Goodger. Our first sale was on a cold, dark Saturday morning in the winter of 1998 from a tiny stall on the famous Portobello Road in London. We no longer sell there but have many happy memories of Portobello and some very interesting stories to tell! As our business has grown, we now concentrate on selling at the UK's major antique fairs and here online, as well as at Antiques at Heritage, in the beautiful Cotswolds village of Woodstock.
We are recognised as being the country's leading experts in our field. Due to Mark's knowledge and experience, he vets for various fairs and auction houses. For additional peace of mind, you will be pleased to know that we are members of BADA, CADA, LAPADA and CINOA.
Our Unique Selling Point is that our vast knowledge in this field is not solely based on buying and selling. As a team we collectively have over 80 years' experience and between us we have handled thousands of boxes - we have been restoring these beautiful items for over twenty years which means we literally know (most of what we sell) inside-out! This makes us totally unique in the antiques trade. We never stop learning... the more we work with, the more we learn!
Antiques are the ultimate, unique home accessory or gift. Many pieces are functional as well as decorative, giving extra added value. Antiques are more likely to hold their value, and so make a sound investment. They represent a point in time, a symbol of society from times gone by and make wonderful heirlooms to pass on to future generations. It's our belief that antiques can fit with any interior decor. One carefully chosen antique can enhance a modern, minimalist room, or look equally as beautiful within a collection in a more traditional setting.