Friend Of The Month, November – Iain Henderson Russell


It has been a while since I introduced a ‘Friend Of The Month’, this is not through lack of friends! but simply that I forget.

I’d like to kick start this again by introducing a very well known face to interior decorators and private clients all over the world, Iain Henderson-Russell.

Iain has been trading Antiques since he was 12 years old – on winning a £1,000 Premium bond he bought a piece of furniture with his prize, restored it and sold it via an advert in the Eastern Daily Press  – an antiques dealer was born!

A few years later Iain represented Christie’s Auction House in East Anglia during the 1980’s before establishing HRW ANTIQUES in London, which has been operating successfully from its 6,000 sq ft showroom in Fulham for over 20 years.  Since its opening, HRW  has established itself as one of largest Antiques business’s in London selling stylish and decorative 18th and 19th century English and Continental furniture – At sensible prices for the discerning buyer.

Iain has an impressive client list including interior designers, hotels and private collectors and he works personally with clients – whatever their budget – to help them find and choose furniture to best compliment their home.  He combines an in-depth knowledge of 18th and 19th century furniture with a flair for interior design, and has excellent relationships with international  designers such as Colefax & Fowler, Joanna Trading, Nina Campbell, Paul Smith, Spencer Churchill Designs, and William Yeoward, regularly supplying antique furniture to compliment their design projects.

The showroom in Fulham is quickly becoming a destination for private clients and interior decorators alike. Also incorporated into the showroom are the Houghton Furniture Company and Restall Brown & Clennell bespoke furniture.

In October 2010 saw the opening of the HRW showroom in Iain’s home county of Norfolk . Known for his love of the ‘English Country House’ style, the new showroom, situated in the grounds of his elegant Queen Anne house ‘Burfield Hall’, is the perfect environment in which to view his extensive and varied collection of antiques for sale.


Iain has become a good friend and colleague and I have been deeply impressed not only by his knowledge and good ‘eye’ but by his friendly, professional,  un-flustered approach.

You can contact HRW Antiques here: