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Christopher Clarke Antiques

Dealers in Campaign Furniture


             AND THE MODERN HOME ?

Country Life magazine Dec. 30, 2004. 

Christopher Clarke Antiques are one of the very few shops that specialise in antique campaign furniture and travel requisites.  

We have a large and varied stock of furniture and smaller items from the more unusual 18th Century portable furniture to commoner late 19th century items such as campaign chests. We normally have four or five campaign chests in stock at any one time. These can vary   from  standard      campaign     chests to secretaires and chests with superstructures. Most are typically made of mahogany, teak or camphor wood but we also buy walnut and oak campaign chests.   

The business was founded in 1961 by Christopher and Ida Clarke but is now run by the second generation of Simon and Sean Clarke. 

Members of The Cotswold Art & Antique Dealers Association. 

Members of LAPADA – The Association of Art & Antiques Dealers. 

Writers, researchers and publishers of articles and catalogues on Campaign furniture and its makers. 

Winners of two British Antiques & Collectables Awards :

 Best In – House exhibition, 2003.

 Best Antiques Shop in our area, 2004. 

We offer a friendly and reliable service and are well experienced at shipping to customers worldwide.

 A few quotes from the press on Christopher Clarke Antiques :

 ‘An intriguing show coming up in Sydney and Christopher Clarke Antiques seem not just to be getting new business but actively contributing to serious research on Australia’s colonial history… As regular readers will know, for some years now Sean and Simon Clarke of Christopher Clarke Antiques have rather cornered the market in their speciality, campaign furniture’

      David Moss, The Antiques Trade Gazette,    28th January 2006. 

Like a lot of unsung dealers’ efforts, it (The Portable House Sydney exhibition) comes with a catalogue (by Broadbent) that is an important contribution to scholarship.

                   Terry Ingram, The Australian Financial Review, 16th February 2006. 

‘Christopher Clarke’s stock is full of the unusual, and historic and because campaign furniture is flexible, metamorphic and foldaway, many of the items would fit exceptionally well in space-starved London homes.

                             Katrina Burroughs, Evening Standard, 9th October 2002. 

‘Victorian travel and military furniture is the inspiration for Christopher Clarke, a Stow on the Wold dealer. Items start at £ 35 and include travelling candlesticks and collapsible globes, to chairs and tables that are ingeniously designed for portability.

Clare Stewart, The Times 12th October 2002. 

‘Cotswold Towns, with their stately, well patinated architecture, could have been made for antique shops. In a crowded field, no shop, surely, is more fascinating than Christopher Clarke Antiques at Stow on the Wold, Britain’s only specialist in campaign or military furniture.

Clive Aslett, Country Life, 7th October 2004. 

Christopher Clarke Antiques has produced another enthralling show of campaign furniture and travel equipment. The ingenuity of craftsmen in the Imperial age is a continuing surprise.

Huon Mallalieu, Country Life 7th October 2004.



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