We have actually been involved in opera for over 30 years, both as professional singers, and in running our own opera company, Swansea City Opera. A far cry from antiques you may think, but it has given us the opportunity to travel all over the UK and Europe and pursue our other love, that of antiques of the Art Deco and Art Nouveau periods in particular.
In common with many self-employed people, we have several strings to our bow, and since 2008 we have also owned, and marketed for self catering holidays, a beautiful classical apartment in central Budapest, just 2 minutes walk away from the Basilica and the Chain Bridge and 5 minutes walk away from the magnificent Hungarian State Opera House (www.classicalproperties.net).
Taking the big step to buy in central Europe has opened up completely new and exciting horizons for us, and allowed us to source wonderful Art Deco and Art Nouveau items not only from Hungary, but also Germany, Austria and the Czech Republic. As dealers rather than collectors, we have only been involved in the antique trade since 2012, and we now split our year between touring our opera production and selling at antique fairs. We hope you find something on Love Deco that is that little bit different, and if you have any questions please do not hesitate to contact us. We are also very happy to source items for you.
Bridgett Gill & Brendan Wheatley
Tl: 01874 690254
Mb: 07778 102223 (please try the office number first as we have no mobile signal there)