Closing the Doors after 40 Years: When World Traveling Antique Dealers Retire
After four decades in the antiques industry, renowned and respected antique dealers, Ed and Jane Grant have retired. The couple supplied both their Washington DC metro based antique shop, Grant Antiques, and their Connecticut showroom, E.J. Grant Antiques, with domestic and imported period antiques and vintage finds from across the globe. Most of their merchandise was sourced during their frequent buying trips throughout Europe and Asia, and the United States.
In fact, the couple recollects their love of their travels in their memoirs, "Memoirs of Our 40 Years as Antique Dealers," published on their business website. As Jane explains, "We have never been content with our established route. England is our first and favorite country and furniture. Then we discovered France. Then Holland and Belgium. On to Italy, Spain, then Scandinavia and later China. As always, bits and pieces from the U.S."
Ed and Jane are world travelers, who especially loved European antiques -- particularly in the United Kingdom and France. Some of their most treasured finds originated in France, the British Isles, Italy, Spain, and beyond.
Over the decades, the couple and their business were also featured in several prestigious publications including: Architectural Digest (Dec 1998, Feb 2005, and Sep 2005), Decorating Spring (Mar 1995), and Style (Nov 1997).
Now, because of their retirement, BRG has a rare opportunity to offer the curated contents of their merchandise. Our team selected their favorites in the collection grouped into several categories: Swedish, French, English/UK, Continental, and Asian. Which are your favorites?
English & the United Kingdom
While we are sorry to see such a fine couple shut their doors after so many years in the industry, we are equally honored to offer our bidders the rare opportunity to find some truly beautiful pieces from a respected and trusted source in the Collection of Ed & Jane Grant - Antiques Business Closing Online Auction (closing on Friday, March 26, 2021).