( Above photo - Drew Pritchard relaxes in the Canonbury Antiques environs )
We were very pleased to welcome Drew Pritchard and his team who visited Canonbury Antiques for an episode of Salvage Hunters (Season 17 / Episode 15). I guess it had to happen - we've had Lovejoy, the Celebrity Antiques Road Trip team, Danny Dyer and a whole host of other celebrities (most we can't name due to NDAs) visit our North London / Hertfordshire showroom - so it's only natural to be welcoming Drew Pritchard and crew.
Drew enjoyed the showroom and had - many moons ago - previous dealings with Martin Snr, the founder of Canonbury Antiques. Drew and sidekick 'Tee' came down the M1 from North Wales on the hunt for quality antiques and anything architectural salvage. Interestingly in one of the opening sequences, they showed footage of St Albans and incorrectly named it as Potters Bar (note to editor). No big deal we are kind of equidistant between both Hertfordshire towns.
(Above photo - Nice - we also got a good drone shot of our Canonbury Antiques warehouse from the footage! )
"It's like an Aladdin's Cave', Drew commented, a phrase which is often used by first time visitors to our massive warehouse stocked full of antique furniture, bronze statues, decorative arts, continental antiques, Grand Tour pieces, art deco and everything else for your interior designs. Drew's expert eye and experience first focused on a hand carved Burmese elephant - a lovely decorative piece and a steal at £320. He then purchased a lacquer painted antique music stand which was also a great buy and a testament to his great eye.
(Above photo - 'It's an Aladdin's Cave', said Drew. A comment we often get... )
"I bought just a couple of pieces, but they are good. All in all a really good day. Met the girls here, had a good laugh, bought two good pieces and everyone leaves happy. And off we go again." said Drew in the closing sequence.
(Above photo - Drew's purchases - lacquered music stand and hand carved Burmese elephant. )
Drew Pritchard is a prominent British antiques dealer, designer, and television personality, best known for his role as the host of the popular TV series "Salvage Hunters." Born in 1970, Pritchard developed a passion for antiques at an early age and eventually turned it into a successful career. His expertise lies in sourcing and restoring unique and often overlooked items, ranging from furniture and lighting to architectural pieces. With a keen eye for craftsmanship and a commitment to preserving the past, Pritchard has become a respected figure in the antiques world. "Salvage Hunters" showcases his adventures as he travels across the UK and Europe, uncovering hidden treasures and sharing his knowledge with a wide audience. Pritchard's eclectic taste, charisma, and dedication to the preservation of heritage have made him a well-loved personality in the world of antiques and design.
(Above photo - Note to editor - this is St Albans (the Cathedral)... not Potters Bar... )
Canonbury Antiques - trading since 1966 - have a large showroom just outside Potters Bar, 30 minutes north of London in the Hertfordshire showroom. We specialise in art deco, continental antiques, decorative arts, Grand Tour pieces, statues, art work, architectural salvage and have a large section outside for bigger pieces like marble statues, bronze animals, cast iron benches, gazebos and fountains for the garden. We are open to the public and can ship these goods to anywhere in the world so please get in touch if you have any questions or would like to make an appointment.
(Above photo - Thanks for dropping in Drew... see you soon... )
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