OLD POTS ON OLD WOOD That’s how the light gets in.


“Ring the bells that still can ring
Forget your perfect offering
There is a crack, a crack in everything
That’s how the light gets in.”

There is a crack in everything that’s how the light gets in. These words by Leonard Cohen have always echoed with us as dealers in country antiques made from the 16th to early 19th century. There is a warmth and humanity in these rare survivors, which show the signs of age through constant use and the passage of time.

The old pots may show signs of rubbing to the glaze. They may have an ancient chip, a kiss from history, or a loyal scar in the form of a crack. The surfaces of furniture also show signs of wear through constant use. As a result, the surface develops a beautiful colour and patination. These organic additions contribute significantly to the character, providing a heartfelt appreciation and respect that these items are still with us to admire and enjoy today.

We have exhibited together many times at the Olympia Fine Art and Art fair held in London, where the blend of early pottery and country furniture provided a perfect display. The combination worked so well that we were presented with the BADA Best Stand Award Prize at the Winter Fair.

BADA Week 2021 has provided the opportunity to join together once again with an online exhibition illustrating the potential of a marriage with