Subsequently a very old established antiques shop became available in Gay Street, Bath, that was owned by the renowned and highly respected dealer, Monty Sainsbury. Monty became John’s mentor, giving him unlimited access to his vast knowledge and substantial reference library. Monty’s legacy remains to this day.
Box House Antiques opened at 105 Pimlico Road, London, SW1, in 1984. After 1992 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 for over sixty years.