Subsequently a very old established antiques shop became available in Bath that had been owned by the renowned and highly respected dealer, Monty Sainsbury. Thus Box House Antiques moved to 35 Gay Street, Bath. Monty became John’s mentor and gave him unlimited access to his vast knowledge and substantial reference library. Monty’s legacy remains to this day.
We opened Box House Antiques at 105 Pimlico Road, London, SW1, in 1984. Thereafter John predominantly concentrated on sourcing antiques for individual clients from the UK, Europe, USA and Hong Kong.
Alex, John’s son, now helps with the third generation of Box House Antiques in the high tech world of online antiques dealing (unheard of in his father’s day).
Constantly working closely alongside his father, Alex’s enthusiasm, youth and drive is helping to ensure that Box House Antiques remains as interesting and eclectic as it has been throughout the last sixty years.