The Sleepy Georgian House of London Antiques Seller Will Fisher

London antiques vendor Will Fisher attributes his curiosity in interiors to a childhood encounter with a personality named Warner Dailey, the daddy of his greatest buddy. Fisher’s favourite saying—and a tenet he continues to dwell by—comes from Dailey: “I’m concerned with issues that appear to be they’ve grown roots on them.”

Pictures by Simon Upton.

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Above: The drawing room of Jamb founders Will Fisher and Charlotte Freemantle.

Jamb, the corporate Fisher runs along with his spouse, Charlotte Freemantle, has gained a world popularity for sourcing and reproducing such objects: uncommon fire mantels, 18th-century statuary, beautiful copy lighting, and nation home furnishings. Their gallery on the Pimlico Highway in London’s Belgravia is frequented by celebrities and royalty, however Fisher is extra more likely to be discovered of their workshop within the lesser-known suburb of Mitcham. “It has turn into the throbbing coronary heart of the corporate,” he says. “I discover it totally intoxicating to be in that setting, placing issues collectively, understanding how we are able to take objects and make them extra interesting, extra stunning, extra excellent in any approach.”

High quality and floor are the 2 defining components Fisher seems to be for and seeks to recreate: “We attempt to purchase issues which have averted human intervention from the second of their creation. That could be very a lot a theme all through our enterprise and all through our dwelling.”

The couple dwell in a four-story Georgian terrace in Camberwell, south London. Once they bought the property in 2006, it was considered as “the ugly duckling” of the road. (A Gothic Revival bay window and porch had been added to the purist Georgian facade.) However the couple each felt “unbelievably excited” by the interiors, which, though in “a state of decay” and stripped of authentic options, had managed to retain “a variety of soul.”

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Above: The reclaimed wall tiles are from the Manhattan subway. The bespoke kitchen island is made out of reclaimed teak laboratory tops; the heavy brass handles had been salvaged from an outdated plan chest. The built-in cabinet has a hid bead panel—”the purest of straightforward ornament”—and is painted in Biscuit, an archive Farrow and Ball colour that Fisher describes as “nation home livery.”

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