Jonathan Swire

Jonathan Swire

Address: By appointment only. St. Anne’s Lancashire
Telephone: 01253 721576
Mobile: 07860 201526
Instagram: @jonathan_swire_antiques

I started dealing in antiques in 1979, when I was straight out of university, as a third generation antique dealer.

The thrill of finding that special item always excites me.  I got the bug when I was 11 (I bought a painting in the Lake District) and I have never lost it.  I do my searching mainly in the North of England where I live.  Most of my items are restored by a team of professional craftsmen, but I lime and bleach the furniture myself, because I enjoy it.

I specialise in bleached and limed furniture, polished Georgian pewter chargers. Sets of framed natural history and botanical antique prints, and modern British art.

I look for items which are architectural, that have simple lines and appeal to the eye. I especially like Georgian pieces.  Colour and patina are also important to me.  Almost all of my pieces are English, bought in the North of England.