Thakeham Furniture is a small, family business, established by Tim and Belinda Chavasse in 1987. Tim and Belinda met at college, whilst studying to become antique furniture restorers - Tim coming from agricultural college, and brought up with antiques, and Belinda with a degree in Art History. Our colleague Anthony Tester, a highly skilled restorer, has been with us from the start.
The business, started at Thakeham in Sussex, has evolved from gaining experience working on furniture for dealers and collectors, to trading ourselves: firstly from premises in Pulborough, along with antique fairs. We relocated to our present showroom in Dial Post, West Sussex, in March 2021. Our premises now is an old engineering works - a beautiful, characterful space with loads of natural light, it's a high street position with lots of parking space! Our son Robert and daughter Harriet have grown up helping at antique fairs, or manning the shop when we are able to escape for holidays. Robert studied Fine Art and is now working in London, and Harriet studied Graphic Design and is now a very valuable member of our team; she has helped develop our large, user-friendly website, skills that have pushed our business into the 21st century.