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French Antique Linens and Textiles

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?

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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