About Us

Beedham Antiques Ltd is a family business established for over 40 years, specialising in English and European 15th, 16th and 17th Century Oak furniture, along with early sculptural works of art and architectural items in both timber and stone, dating from the late Romanesque, Medieval and Tudor periods through to the end of the 17th Century.

Herbert and Norma Beedham opened their first antique shop in Baslow, near Chatsworth, Derbyshire in 1974, after many years as passionate private collectors of early Oak furniture. Their son Paul, the current second generation owner joined them in the business in late 1977.

In February 1974 we began trading as ‘Ivy House Antiques Ltd’ at Ivy House Farm, Baslow, a late 17th Century farmhouse in the village that is located adjacent to Chatsworth House estate.

From the outset we established a strong private and trade following based locally, nationally and internationally. Being voracious buyers of high quality items of early oak furniture, with a highly discerning eye for quality, allied to a personal desire for first class overall condition combined with genuine colour and surface patination. Having set a very high standard from the beginning, our business was built on these foundations and has continued to grow accordingly.

By late 1979 Herbert, Norma and Paul decided to cease trading from Ivy House Antiques and Beedham Antiques Ltd was established at Holme Hall in January 1980. This being prompted by the family having recently purchased Holme Hall in Bakewell, Derbyshire in 1978. During our privileged time at Holme Hall from 1978 to 1995, the house’s natural sophistication helped put its stamp on and further refined our own taste and signature style.

In 1993 we exhibited at our first summer Olympia Antiques Fair, this was the beginning of a long, successful relationship at Olympia’s Summer and Winter Fairs spanning over 17 years. Because of our early achievements at these events we were rapidly developing a new clientele, selling to private collectors, curators and enthusiasts to whom Beedham Antiques were a new and fresh face. Having kept an apparently low profile for over 13 years at Holme Hall, we quipped to our new customers that we were the typical ‘overnight success’ that took over 20 years to happen!

The changing business climate of the middle 1990s allied to a rapidly enlarging client base in southern England required a change of view for us and in 1995 we sold Holme Hall and embarked on a two year search for suitable new premises in the south of England. Again our standards were set very high, fortunately for us these were appropriately met when we became aware that Mary Bellis’s original premises in Hungerford were for sale in 1997. The property was quickly purchased and Beedham Antiques re-established itself at Charnham Close, Hungerford, an excellent establishment with a long standing pedigree of trading in early furniture and works of art going back to the 1940s.

Their eldest son Paul, the second generation owner with 40 years experience in the trade, is proudly continuing in the family tradition, to offer fine, rare and exceptional items of early English and European furniture and works of art. He has further broadened the businesses portfolio incorporating his personal taste for English and European sculptural pieces in both stone and wood, dating from the Romanesque, Medieval, Tudor, Elizabethan and Jacobean periods.

From 2012 Beedham Antiques Ltd have continued to exhibit at the major UK Trade Association Fairs of both the BADA and LAPADA, these events being held respectively in London in March and September. We have also exhibited at Harrogate Fine Art and Antiques Fair and Wilton House Antiques Fair, Salisbury. Currently we are planning further events for this year and for the future.

Ivy House Antiques

Holme Hall

Charnham Close
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