David Swanson Antiques
Early English Country Antiques and Antique Furniture


The Value of Being Old and Eccentric by David Knell (Author of English Country Furniture 1500-1900) Credits say "I am very grateful to David Swanson, one of the leading specialists in country furniture, for sharing his deep knowledge and allowing me to photograph items"


Loved visiting your newly refurbished showroom here in Petworth where your fine antiques are displayed so well and you and your delightful team are so willing and able to help. Goes so well with your new look website!
C.W Petworth

We received the English farmhouse table the other day and it is superb. I had found it while browsing the internet but did not relish the 250 mile each way trip to see it. I relied on your description and emailed photos and that proved entirely accurate. Having agreed the arrangements with you by phone all was completed extremely efficiently including the delivery and I did not leave home, so many thanks again.
R K Potts, Yorkshire

The Livery Cupboard and the cupboard from Rye arrived in perfect order and on time exactly as you had organised and we are delighted with both.
I'm just writing to say how much we enjoyed this entire transaction. It is extremely rare these days (probably unique) to find someone who talks himself out of a third of the marked price without me saying a word, then goes to the trouble of arranging transport for the item (and another piece in which he has no financial interest) at an unbelievably low price!
As you predicted Shore Porters were brilliant and I would certainly use them again.
We will be needing more furniture in the future and hope to be in touch when we know exactly what we are looking for.

Dr S. Young - Scotland

Thank you for my lovely Windsor chairs. I enjoy them every day.
It has been a really positive experience buying from you. The chairs are even better quality than I hoped, and you really went out of your way to make sure the purchase and delivery went smoothly. I will definitely be recommending you.

Professor Linda Woodhead