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Lacquer Chest & Lacquer Chest Too

Shopping, Home decor Kensington

Time Out says

Gretchen Anderson and her husband Vivian have been in the business for well over 40 years and the ordered clutter of their 18th- and early 19th-century household antiques creates a more intimate atmosphere than that found in the shop’s smarter neighbours. Think William Morris rush chairs, Welsh milking stools and early 19th-century, three-legged cricket tables (£500-£2,000). Gretchen is passionate about her stock – she loves pieces with an intriguing tale, such as her collection of 19th-century Scottish metal piggy banks, engraved with messages such as ‘Dinna spare the cream mither’. Most of the business is carried out behind the scenes, however; five floors hold an extraordinary library of antiques, with pieces hired out to film makers and stylists.



Address: 71 & 75 Kensington Church Street
W8 4BG
Transport: Tube: Notting Hill Gate or Kensington High Street tube
Opening hours: Open 9.30am-5.30pm Mon-Fri; 10.30am-4.30pm Sat
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