Contents from an 'antique shop to the stars' are set for Bonhams sale

The contents of the London antique shop O.F. Wilson, a Fulham Road landmark, are to be sold by Bonhams as part of its Period Design sale on June 7.

The collection includes 18th and 19th century French, Italian and English furniture, early works of art, chimney pieces, mirrors, pictures and works of art with prices ranging from £100 to £15,000.

A regular exhibitor at the annual Grosvenor House Art and Antiques Fair, O. F. Wilson was founded in 1949 by Oscar Frederick Wilson.

Wilson, who went by the name Jack, soon established himself as a pioneer of painted and decorative furniture. Consequently the shop attracted a loyal international clientele, including celebrities such as Hugh Grant, Elizabeth Hurley, who bought a number of pieces for her Chelsea home there, and Bryan Ferry.

Hugh Grant and Liz Hurley are
regular customers

A number of high profile interior designers are fans of the shop, with both Nina Campbell and Wendy Nicholls quoted as calling it their "favourite", and it also counts several financial and investment figures as regular customers.

O. F. Wilson will be moving to smaller premises at the Edenbridge Galleries on the Kent/Surrey borders under the helm of Peter Jackson, who joined in 1964 and has been running the shop since the death of Wilson in 1990.


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