Established in 2007 Norbury Antiques is owned and run by myself, James Stapleton.
I expressed an interest in traditional architecture and design at an early age and have always enjoyed working with my hands, so in 2004 I started an apprenticeship in Handcrafted Furniture. My first placement was at an antique restorer in Derbyshire, and it was here that I developed my love of antique furniture. I quickly (gradually) honed my skills through picking up (buying) the occasional piece of furniture during my apprenticeship to restore and sell on.
On completion of my studies, I set up a workshop and began to build up my stock of furniture in order to start my business. Since then, I have gained a reputation for sourcing and restoring quality furniture and have supplied some of the finest houses in Cheshire. I have a constant turnover of furniture and regularly attend auctions throughout the country, choosing furniture based on its quality and design.