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“My most memorable moment/best find at Kempton is when I came across a huge pile of French Toile de Jouy”

Welcome to our latest ‘Meet The Trader’ interview from Ida Chapman.  Ida deals in period linens, textiles and brocante sourced through her long-standing contacts in the French regions.  She has recently expanded her range of textiles to include those from Turkey and South & Central Asia.  Find out more about Ida in the Q&A below.

Q- How long have you been trading at Sunbury Antiques Market?

A- We’ve been trading for more than 30 years.

Q- What did you previously do before starting in the antique trade?

A- N/A

Q- What’s the best find you’ve ever had here?

A- My most memorable moment/best find at Kempton is when I came across a huge pile of French Toile de Jouy.

Q- What significant changes have you seen in the trade?

A-  It has become more international.

Q- What’s your style?

A- My style is decorative textiles sourced from Europe and Asia.

Q- What brings you back time and again?

A- I love catching up with the other traders and meeting my customers.  Kempton is the highlight of the month!

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