For over 25 years, Christopher Buck Antiques have been dealing in English furniture of the Georgian periods.
Christopher Buck Antiques was established in 1983, the second generation of a family business started in 1957 by Christopher’s father William (Billy) Buck, trading as Steppes Hill Farm Antiques. Christopher remains a partner in his father's business, along with his brother David, but most of his time is now spent running his own business and shop on the Kent coast, at Sandgate. Christopher acts as the South East Regional Representative for the BADA, a role previously held by his father for over twenty five years.
They specialise in English furniture of the Georgian periods, from 1700 to 1830, encompassing styles from Queen Anne through early Georgian, Chippendale, Hepplewhite and Sheraton to Regency. These times epitomized the height of English furniture making and included a great variety of decorative woods including walnut, rich mahoganies and exotic imported timbers such as satinwood, rosewood and tulipwood. All their stock is carefully chosen for its originality, colour, patina and desirability.
They provide valuations for insurance, probate or division and advice on restoration, repair and conservation, recommending skilled craftsmen in such diverse disciplines as cabinet making, polishing, upholstery, horology, silversmithing and ceramic restoration. They can also assist with the disposal of chattels from deceased estates.
They exhibit at major antique fairs in London and hold private exhibitions every year, either in the shop or occasionally at a privately owned manor house in Kent.