Every piece tells a story
- Walter Harvey
With over six decades of history behind them, W. R. Harvey & Co. (Antiques) Ltd has become the first port of call for many collectors, dealers and visitors alike. Starting after the war, Walter and later his son, David, have both adhered to the founding principles of quality and integrity.
Harvey's became established and found their first premises in 1951, in Chalk Farm. There, they had a shop and a warehouse which housed their conservation department. Walter Harvey worked tirelessly making contacts, sourcing pieces and finding his niche in the Antiques world here. Over the next four decades the business grew to fill 14 showrooms at the one address. It was a different age, far removed from this one!
Eventually the business gained new premises in Old Bond Street. Walter and David found their passion for English Antique Furniture dating from the reigns of Charles II through to George IV and provided an unparalleled service to both a domestic and international clientele which continues to this day. Nestled half way between Sotheby's and Phillips in Bond Street and Christie's in King Street, Harvey's were in excellent company. Walter and David worked hard building their business and the international reputation of W R Harvey grew in stature.
Merry Christmas Mr. Harvey!
I wanted to tell you once again how much we are enjoying the beautiful bookcase/secretary that we purchased from you this fall. It is fabulous and we are so proud of it and looks fantastic in our home. This is R's Christmas gift from me since I saw it on your website and told him to buy it...now I plan to put a red bow on it for Christmas!!! Hope you have a wonderful holiday and hope to visit your shop on our next trip to the UK!!!Thanks again
Dottie K. Alabama. USA
The Quality of Pieces found in Harvey's
In 1996, Harvey's moved once again. This time to Witney where they moved into a charming Georgian Townhouse with 5 spacious showrooms where they display both formal and country pieces. Harvey's had arrived in the Cotswolds! Under David's keen eye and dedication, Harvey's has continued to adapt and grow in the 21st Century much to the delight of Harvey's friends and clients.
" Visit our Witney, Oxfordshire showrooms in the heart of the Cotswolds, and you will find authentically decorated rooms displaying our stock of English antiques to their very best advantage. Indeed, our showrooms are so convincing that you would not be surprised to see Mr D'Arcy standing by our fire or Tristram Shandy stepping in through the door. An outstanding range of stock backed up by our unsurpassed knowledge of English antique furniture, clocks, mirrors and works of art made between about 1680 and 1840 makes a visit to W.R.Harvey & Co a necessity for every serious collector. " - David Harvey, Director.