J Collins & Son is a family-run business based in the North Devonshire town of Bideford. The company has been trading in English furniture for four generations.
The firm was established around 1910 and had it's original premises in Harrow. It was the grandfather of the present proprietor, Jonathan Biggs, who moved the business to Bideford in 1953.
Jonathan Biggs took over the business in 2005, from his parents, John and Pamela. In 2008, he oversaw the firm's move to its present premises at Charles Avenue, Bideford.
J Collins & Son Stock
J Collins & Son’s stock includes a large selection of between 300 and 400 items of treen. They also stock a small selection of 17th, 18th and 19th century furniture.
The furniture is complemented by a selectio of oil paintings and watercolours. These works have provided a major component of the company’s stock for many years.
Oil paintings and watercolours are managed under J Collins & Son Fine Art. This is a subsidiary of the company, owned and managed by Jonathan’s parents.
J Collins & Son also offer clients a restoration facility for antique furniture, oil paintings and watercolours
Current proprietor Jonathan Biggs has worked in the family business since leaving school. In addition to The British Antique Dealers Association, Jonathan is also a member of fellow trade bodies LAPADA and CINOA.
J Collins & Son are regular exhibitors at the Shepton Mallet Fairs, the Westpoint Fairs, Exeter Fairs, Ardingly Fairs, Builth Wells Fairs and the Harrogate Antique Fairs.
In addtion to their presence at fairs, the company website is updated every week with fresh items of stock.