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French Antique Linens and Textiles
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?
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!