Streett Marburg and Charlotte Casadéjus are long standing veterans of the Battersea Decorative Fair, in fact they actually first met there when exhibiting over 10 years ago and now live and work together.
Streett, a respected specialist in 18th and 19th Century English and Continental furniture has worked in the business for nearly 40 years. Charlotte, with her keen eye for decorative antiques and antique textiles is renowned for her stunning cushions and bolsters created from the most beautiful of antique monograms, linens and embroideries. She also specialises in conserving antique silks from her studio in Tunbridge Wells. Her love of all things French comes from many years living near L’isle–sur-la-Sorgue in southern France.
Eventually, Streett and Charlotte decided it made sense to combine creative forces. As well as continuing to exhibit at the Battersea Decorative Fair they launched their online business six years ago, followed by the opening of their shop on Lillie Rd, a longtime favorite destination for antique buyers, dealers and interior designers.
Streett and Charlotte source extraordinary pieces from all over the world, for example an exquisite 19th Century silverwork embroidery from Persia which has been mounted in a contemporary perspex frame giving it a new lease of life. A particularly impressive piece is a rare 19th Century French ‘faux bois’ gilt wood mirror of immense scale, with its ornate decorative detail and original glass this mirror is a spectacular statement piece.
The Lillie Road shop is the perfect neutral backdrop to display the best of their carefully curated decorative antiques, lighting, textiles and art. There are no rules, for example a 1960’s rattan and bamboo painted sofa sits comfortably next to stunning 19th Century gilded Italian mirror. It’s proven to be an ethos that works.