About us

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As Jack and Jackie Simonini we are a husband and wife partnership and have specialised in early English oak and country furniture from the medieval period to the 17th century for over 30 years.

Our fine and rare collection of early English antiques is sourced worldwide and is often purchsed by private and trade buyers visiting our antiques showrooms here in Cumbria in the Lake District and from the many buyers who purchase from us online for delivery locally and worldwide.

Our showrooms offer visitors a warm and welcoming atmosphere, redolent of beeswax and the deep glow of polished oak. Here you may enjoy the display of early oak furniture and medieval sculpture and works of art, dating from the 15th, 16th and 17th centuries. The collection reflects our passion for early oak and country furniture and ourr constant search for the rare and the unusual.

Our ever varying collection of Early English antiques here in Lowther Valley, Westmorland often includes medieval furniture, 16th and 17th century oak refectory tables, four poster beds, dressers, coffers, dated furniture, English medieval works of art including medieval sculpture, European medieval sculpture and metalware. early metalware, rare alms boxes, four poster beds,  oak panels, oak coffers, rare antique oak tables,  chests and cupbaords and much more.

We are elected members of BADA, LAPADA and CINOA.

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At Period Oak Antiques, you will find a huge variety of antique oak furniture that spans different eras and periods. Our wide variety of antique oak items which are personally selected by us includes some rare and extraordinary pieces from the medieval periods and the Elizabethan and Tudor period. You will find a large collection of oak and country furniture, from the medieval period, gothic period, Elizabethan period and Jacobean oak furniture through to the late 17th century including the exceptional antique four poster bed. Also English medieval sculpture and European medieval sculpture, works of art and metalware.

Antique lovers can give stunning antique makeovers to their homes by selecting the right pieces of furniture from amongst the wide variety of early oak antique tables, antique dressers, oak seating, oak chest and drawers, antique four poster beds etc.

You can select from our wide range of antique tables that portray some of the most artistic designs and variations that showcase different styles of art and eras. There is a huge variety of different pieces to choose from such as the tripod tables, oak side tables, gateleg tables and many other such ornate pieces. Our range of antique dressers and oak coffers includes antique oak dressers, welsh dressers, antique oak coffers, mule chests, antique oak bible boxes and plank coffers etc.

We also have a wide range of oak seating options for you to create a perfect seating arrangement with a distinct elegance. This category includes items such as chairs, oak joint stools, oak wainscot chairs etc. Be it the living room, dining room or the bedroom, there is something or the other to fit in, in any type of setting. Our collections of oak chest of drawers, antique oak court cupboards, four poster beds etc are perfect for the bedroom settings.

Apart from these, nestled amongst our antique furniture are various other ornate antique pieces such as antique carvings like the medieval carvings and stone carvings, antique metalware, antique oil paintings and portraits, grandfather clocks etc to buy.

Whether it is a bulk purchase by a designer or trader or a purchase by an antique lover, Period Oak Antiques assures you that all your requirements will be fulfilled in the most efficient and professional manner.

- When purchasing a piece of antique country furniture, firstly you should fall in love with the piece and it should fulfil your requirements. Secondly you should look for originality because the more original the piece is, the more valuable it will remain.
- Good original patina, whether dark or light in colour, a true patina from centuries of polishing cannot be faked. Beware of pieces that are over polished. Some restorers tend to over polish a piece to a too high a gloss. This tends to devalue the piece and hides restorations. Knocks and scratches are all part of its history and only enhance a piece.
- Thirdly and most importantly enjoy hunting!

How to Buy From us
We accept most major credit cards . Either visit our antiques shop here in Cumbria in the Lake District of Westmorland in person or browse our web site and order via email or by phone.

If you have seen an item on our website and wonder how much it would cost to ship to your location, we can get you a quotation.

We can organise shipping of your antiques from us in the Lowther Valley to any part of the world. By contacting our list of specialist antique and fine art shippers, we obtain the best possible price for our customers. Prices include collection from us here in the Lake District, packaging, all documentation, air or sea freight, Customs clearance and insurance, plus delivery to the final destination. Alternatively, it is possible for the customer to save money by collecting the purchase from the port or airport of arrival. We also, of course, are well accustomed to dealing with our clients' own shippers.

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