Origin Antiques began trading in early 2016 from a beautiful converted grain barn on the outskirts of Colchester, Essex. The area has historically had a fantastic range of antique shops to choose from with Coggeshall, Dedham and Long Melford in the surrounding area.
This is the stamping ground of Lovejoy (the 'loveable rogue antiques dealer' according to the Guardian) and I remember fondly watching himself and Tinker dashing around Constable country seeking to turn a pound at any opportunity. The area is rich in history and there are plenty of good finds out there waiting to be discovered in old barns, farmhouses and estates.
However as we all know over the last 30 years things have changed drastically for the humble antiquarian and many of these venues are no longer with us. As much as the contraction in the market hurts in many ways, of course alongside scarcity comes opportunity. With fewer venues available for the avid antique hunters and collectors of curios we are seeing customers travelling from farther afield to visit us which is of course great for business. So if you are looking for a new piece of furniture for your home take a look at our current stocklist where you can choose from antique, vintage and contemporary styles for the dining room, living room, bedroom and home office.