I have been dealing in antiques since 1964, starting in the street markets of London's East End. I then moved to the West Country with shops in Devon and Somerset and finally to a beautiful barn in Wiltshire.  I regularly showed at Antique Fairs in London, Bath and Harrogate.  I retired after illness in 2003 and moved to Spain. However the excitement of the trade and old friends in the business lured me back to the British Isles, and I decided to try a new venture on the internet. 
 
In the past I have specialized in furniture, metalware, ceramics and textiles from the 17th to the 19th centuries. I am now concentrating on small items from a variety of disciplines - hopefully something for everyone.
 
I see this web-site as an aid to help you buy unique and interesting items for any occasion, be it for yourself or a present for Christmas, birthday, engagement or wedding, etc.  I look for pieces of quality, which can be useful or decorative but always at affordable prices.
 
Please take a look through and see if there is anything to tempt you for that very special gift.
 
If you would like more details or further photos of any of the items just ask. 
On receipt of payment, items will either be sent by parcel post or delivered by me or a carrier if large or delicate.
Postage can be arranged at time of purchase.  Payment by cheque, cash, bank transfer or Paypal.


                             Tele;  01935 508529     Mobile;  07831 766340

                                      Email;  raybestantiques@hotmail.com


About Ray Best