Wheathills Antique Silver and Furniture Wheathills has for sale hundreds of items of silver and antique furniture on its web site (wheathills.com) and at Wheathills - a restored Georgian Country House.
News-Antique.com - Feb 18,2008 - Wheathills is a restored Georgian Country House in the heart of rural Derbyshire, England. When we visited there (no appointment was necessary) we walked into the timeless elegance of the three Period Showrooms, The Morning Room (so called we believe because it has south east facing bay window), The Library and The Ball Room. The Ball Room is truly magnificent, with a barrel-back alcove (where a string quartet used to play for the guests to dance to).
The antiques on sale are a wide range of styles and ages ranging from 17th Century to 1930’s, each is fully documented and any faults or later amendments are shown in the “My Story So Far” section on the Sales Ticket..
The items of silver for sale are magnificent, each one has it date and maker displayed on the associated sales card, and in fact on Wheathills’ website there is a fascinating article on the do’s and don’ts of buying silver, explaining hallmarks and their correct groupings
Not only does Wheathills have three Period Showrooms, but it also has a viewing corridor where we viewed the teams of French Polishers, Cabinet Makers and Traditional Upholsterers at work.
Wheathills is well worth a visit, either in person or online.