Pemberley Antiguedades is a family business specialising in quality English antique furniture and collectables, sourcing antiques directly from the UK. Every item of furniture is checked over in the workshop and restored using only traditional materials and methods. New bespoke furniture can also be designed and commissioned providing a choice to reflect the current day trend of mixing the old with the new.
Paula and her parents Michelle and Jeff Howlett understand the importance of maintaining a trusting relationship with their clients and are committed to helping customers both in the shop and online.
Paula graduated in 2001 with a B.A. degree in Fine Arts Valuation. Jeff is a qualified antique furniture restorer, graduating from West Dean College.
"I had an interesting childhood. I was brought up in a home filled with antiques, paintings and horses. Our house by the sea on the south coast of England was always full of interesting things in various stages of restoration and construction, combined with the smell of beeswax and painted canvases. I remember my father in his workshop restoring antiques for collectors and dealers and my mother painting pictures and dragging me round every museum, art gallery and stately home in the area.... my brother Anton as a small boy ‘helping’ my father, learning restoration and making strange wonky little tables, and later training at college to become a bespoke furniture maker. I learnt to appreciate antiques and the craftsmanship that was required to make them.
I later studied traditional upholstery and after completing the course decided I wanted to learn more about antiques and enrolled for a degree course in Fine Art Valuation where for three years I studied the history and diversity of fine antiques. After university I was assistant manager of a prominent antiques centre in Hungerford, home to over forty knowledgeable dealers, until in 2003 my family decided on another big change and we all moved to Spain.... including the horses!
I began selling antiques at the antique fairs in Spain and Pemberley Antiguedades began. Today working with my parents we have a 200 sq metre showroom in Xaló a beautiful part of the Costa Blanca and we specialise in quality English antique furniture and items to furnish your home."