About Holly Johnson Antiques
Holly Johnson Antiques has been established since 1997 and is based in Cheshire, on the outskirts of Macclesfield. The business is run by Holly Johnson and Benjamin Aardewerk.
Holly trained with Christie’s and then worked for Phillips (now Bonhams) from their Chester headquarters before dealing in 19th-century furniture.
They specialize in ''Signed and Designed'' items of furniture from the 19th and 20th centuries -rare pieces, superbly crafted, and made by specific designers and craftsmen. From the 19th century they concentrate mainly on English manufacturers, such as Holland and Sons, Lamb of Manchester, Wright of Mansfield, with special emphasis on the Northern makers Gillows of Lancaster.
From the 20th century they are particularly known for items by the Italian maker, Piero Fornasetti, and the Italian Movement “Memphis”. They also place a strong focus on designers and craftsmen closer to home, for example Gordon Russell of Broadway, Robert "Mouseman" Thompson of Kilburn, Robert Heritage, Heals, etc.
Their showroom and offices are open by appointment, and the showroom constantly has on show a good selection of furniture and works of art. They also undertake various interior design and renovation projects and have a reputation for their historical knowledge, which can be applied to furniture restoration, joinery, panelling, flooring, period paint finishes, soft furnishings, upholstery, metal work and lighting.
Elected to BADA membership for 19th-century English furniture; 20th-century first edition furniture.