William Cook antiques

Address

  • 15 Bridge Street
  • Hungerford
  • Berkshire.
  • RG17 0EG

Contact

  • +44 (0) 1488 681 254
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About us

We are a second generation antique business that deals in fine quality furniture, objects and works of art all have been carefully selected for their colour, surface and originality. Located in the market town of Hungerford and with a world- wide clientele, William Cook exhibits at major antique fairs and exhibitions both in England and America.

We also produce fully illustrated catalogues that are available upon request. Like our catalogue, we hope you find our web site informative and easy to navigate..

Restoration

 

W.J. Cook & Sons Antique Restorations was established by Bill Cook in 1962 and his reputation for outstanding quality of work quickly spread. Since those early days clients have included our own Royal Household, Foreign Royalty, the Government, museums, leading collectors, dealers and private individuals.

Whilst still retaining a London workshop the business is now based in Marlborough, Wiltshire. With the cabinet making, machine and polishing shops, few other restorers are able to match our facilities. After training at the London College of Furniture, Bill Cook's three sons are now actively involved in the business and their own children are being encouraged to pick up the tools with a view to taking the family tradition through to a new third generation.

 

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The art of antiques

“I work with some of the world’s leading interior decorators and designer’s, we are used to the fashion of mixing interesting and unusual objects and works of art with period furniture to make for a more vibrant and individual interior”.

So says William Cook who has developed a reputation for sourcing unusual antiques and works of art from his extensive travels. As well as exhibiting frequently in America, the result of William’s buying trips can also be seen in the Bridge Street William Cook antiques shop where is not unusual to see items of great interest ranging from a framed Union army Civil War flag to a fifteen hundred year old Chinese Han period terracotta horse or ammonite fossils which are more that 120 million years old.

William Cook Antiques is a family affair and has been established for over 50 years. William’s brothers Richard and Stephen run their internationally renowned antique furniture restoration business and the whole family is recognised as expert in 18th and 19th century furniture.

Says William: “The traditional view of antiques is changing but one thing remains constant and that is good quality. Whatever the age or type of the piece it has to be of good quality and quality is always our main criterion when buying”.

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