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Happy 30th Anniversary!

Yes, we have been in business for 30 years.

In early 1988, just a few short months after the crash of ’87, we opened for business in a small shop in Parnell. Prior to 1987 I had been working in the UK and buying antiques in my spare time. When I had filled two containers with furniture, I shipped them to my bemused parents in Te Aroha just until I worked out my next move. Who would have children!

Thirty years on, the direction of John Stephens & Co has evolved and we have been fortunate to be able to keep up with furniture trends.

What I didn’t appreciate back in 1988 was that this furniture/antiques business is a fashion industry. During the past 30 years, we have moved from exclusively stocking English antiques, to English and French antiques, and now bespoke decorative furniture sourced in Sweden, Denmark and the USA. We still buy and sell English and French antiques, but we have evolved and diversified to include different furniture styles.

Furniture with clean lines and gorgeous paint finishes sits happily alongside 18th and 19th century oak and walnut antiques, mirrors and chandeliers.

Additionally, we have been asked to build solid boardroom furniture for a

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2018 is off to a flying start!!

We have all sorts of gorgeous new things in stock. Lots of incredible chandeliers, military chests, Empire mirrors, cricket and Burgundian wine tables, drinks trolleys, more of our lanterns in 3 different sizes...and so many more exciting things.

Also, a shipment of iconic 1950s Italian Castelli chairs and Georgian lanterns, now in the showroom.

While you have been sitting in New Zealand’s glorious sun, I have donned my tramping boots and stomped through French warehouses in freezing temperatures in pursuit of antiques to excite you…romantic this antique dealing.

We look forward to seeing you again this year!

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Christmas Eve 9am - 2pm

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