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  1. Shopping in London: A guide to buying mid-century modern. Part 2

    When it comes to finding special vintage pieces for your home, sometimes it’s best to go through an experienced antiques dealer. They regularly trawl markets, deceased estates and auction houses for the best stuff, and can often source specific pieces on your behalf. They usually keep their stock in warehouses, storage facilities and showrooms, so you need to make an appointment to meet with them and look at their collection.

    Here are my top five picks for the best dealers in mid-century modern furniture and decor in London.

    Sarah Potter (pictured above)
    Specialising in Scandinavian and British mid-century furniture, textiles, glass and light, this Clapham-based dealer’s showroom is by appointment only.
    Tel. 020 7627 0570
    Mobile: 07762 264507

    The Modern Warehouse (pictured below)
    This Victoria Park-based warehouse specialises in Scandinavian, American and British mid-century furniture, and is open by appointment.
    3 Trafalgar Mews
    London E9 5JG
    Tel. 020 8986 0740

    Firefly House (pictured below)
    Located in North London, Firefly House stocks a wide range of mid-century modern furniture which is available for hire as well as purchase. They also offer an interior design consultancy.
    Tel. 020 7428 3366
    Email: [email protected]

    Caroline de Kerangal 20th Century Antiques
    Based in Wimbledon, Caroline de Kerangal has extensive experience as an antiques dealer and sources mid-century furniture, décor, lighting and art for her private clientele. She also offers an interior design consultancy and her showroom is open by appointment only.
    Unit 11, Wimbledon Stadium Business Centre
    Riverside Road
    London SW17 0BA
    Tel. 020 8394 1619

    With over 20 years’s experience, Roomscape sources a varity of furniture, lighting and décor, and all items can be viewed by appointment in their Camden showroom.
    CityStore, Belmont Street
    London NW1 8FH
    Tel. 020 7956 645 492

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    • Sergio Guazzelli

      Thanks Top Bird for rating us in your top 5! Will mention your blog in our monthly newsletter if you would like. The Boys at http://www.roomscape.net

    • Elliott

      Oh no! My credit card can’t take any more of these posts Wee Birdy! Eep!

    • MC

      is firefly house still in business – where are they located?

      • Anonymous

        Hi MC, I’m afraid I don’t have any leads on Firefly House. So sorry! Good luck with your search!

    • Roomscape

      Hi MC, funny you should ask as we haven’t hear from Firefly House for some time. If you find any results do let us know. Cheers The boys @ http://www.roomscape.net