A  large Chinese porcelain famille verte dish
Chinese ceramic Jun ware lotus-bud form waterpot, Northern Song dynasty, Jun kilns, Henan province, 11th – 12th century.
Stuart and Richard Marchant



Marchant was founded by Samuel Sydney Marchant in 1925. He dealt from a gallery in Chancery Lane, London WC2, unfortunately hit by a bomb during World War II and later demolished.

A new gallery was then opened at Duke Street, London W1, where the firm remained until 1953 when it moved to 120 Kensington Church Street.

Second Generation

The second generation, Richard Marchant, joined the firm at that time, specialising in Chinese and Japanese porcelain, jades and works of art.

Richard was Chairman of the British Antique Dealers' Association from 2005 to 2009. He also served as Chairman of the BADA membership committee.

A Family Business

Stuart Marchant, Richard’s son, joined the firm after a five years apprenticeship, to become the third generation and has been with the business for over 30 years.

The company is now in it's fourth-generation, with Stuart's daughter Natalie, joining in 2011 as the in-house photographer, after obtaining a first at Birmingham University in Visual Communications. Natalie's brother Samuel, joined in 2015 and works alongside Richard and Stuart. 

Simon Abraham-Gregory is the gallery manager and has been for over 30 years.


The firm’s main speciality is Chinese imperial porcelain from Ming to Qing and jades.

Marchant advises private collectors and helps form their collections.

They have produced catalogues since 1980, comprising many private collections, and since 2000 a Recent Acquisitions catalogue has also been published annually.

The firm has exhibited at antique fairs around the world, including Grosvenor House Art & Antiques Fair from 1975 until 2008 and for two years at Masterpiece London.

For further information visit the company website


Chinese Imperial Ming and Qing porcelain, famille verte, blanc de chine, export ware, pottery, jade and works of art; Chinese furniture; Japanese porcelain, ivories and works of art; valuations
120 Kensington Church Street
W8 4BH
Opening hours
Open Monday-Friday 9.30-5.30; other times by appointment
Richard Marchant
Stuart Marchant
Samuel Marchant