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Tony Sammut formed the company about 35 years ago where he began dealing at trade shows all over the UK; in particular at the then famous and international dealer rich Newark and Ardingly Showgrounds . He progressed to more prestigious shows working with top international dealers participating at the Winter Antiques Fair, the International Antiques Show and the Modernism Show all at the New York Armory, Palm Beach International in Miami, Olympia Antiques Show in London, in 2007 he even supported a 4 and 1 week jaunt on the Seafair Mega Yacht sailing firstly around New York ports and secondly docked at Miami.

Although his stock caters for all tastes and price brackets his passion is for the rare and unusual; here he has been involved in some spectacular five and six figure sales such as a Carlo Bugatti Desk and stool previously exhibited at the Cleveland Museum and a pair of wrought iron chairs by Edgar Brandt originally from the Andy Warhol collection, to name but two.

He has always maintained a strong relationship with his clients some of which he first traded with long ago on the ‘runway’ at Newark. Servicing trade, interior designers, architects and private collectors from around the world his international client base is large and impressive having many notables on his list.

He has now moved onto a new chapter dealing solely online and through acquisitions and private transaction; he says “the antiques industry has changed over recent times no longer is it necessary to sustain the high overheads previously required by exhibiting at shows worldwide, a virtual environment that uses both animation and user interaction along with a good reputation and an active client list is enough to get a world wide buying audience”.

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