Anthony Bush, our Managing Director, started Bushwood Antiques more than 35 years ago. He began his career at an early age from his family home in Kingsbury, north London. When he left school he joined a firm of solicitors and during his lunchbreaks he spent time hunting for antiques in central London. After four years he decided to go it alone and with £200 and a £60 van he created Bushwood Antiques. His first shop was a disused Victorian art college in St Albans and then, from the mid-seventies, a wholesale showroom and warehouse on Upper Street, Islington, which he occupied for 22 years before relocating to Stags End where his home is based. Originally purely a trade business, Bushwood Antiques has transformed itself in the last eight years to one of the largest retail outlets for Antiques in the UK.
Julie Collins, our Sales Manager, used to have her own successful antiques shop in St Albans and has been in the business for more than 20 years. She joined us at Bushwood Antiques five years ago and has brought with her much valuable talent and experience.
With Antiques, space is always an issue which is why at Bushwood we have over 25,000 sq feet of showrooms and warehouses which allow our clients to view pieces with ease. In our warehouse you can choose from 20 linen presses in a row next to 100 sideboards of every shape and design. Whilst in our two showrooms you get to see the pieces in a more traditional room setting.
We have a highly experienced team of restorers and polishers in our workshops on site ready to restore each piece to an individual client’s specifications. All our work is carried out using traditional methods of cabinetwork and polishing.
Stags End, the home of Bushwood Antiques, was purchased by Anthony Bush 20 years ago and is now the heart of the business. Set in the beautiful Hertfordshire countryside just outside Redbourn it is worth a visit in itself. The traditional Georgian stable is constructed in flint and brick and is still used to house over 25 horses today, where else can you select antiques and en route stroke a horse?
Interior Design and Antique Dealers Services
Bushwood Antiques is happy to offer our services to Interior Designers and Antique Dealers throughout the world. If you are searching for a particular item, or require a number of pieces to furnish a home, we will be more than happy to assist with full discretion. We have helped furnish homes with Interior Designers throughout the world, most recently we assisted a New York designer furnish a property which involved us flying to the US to visit the property.