Tomorrow morning I head off to Washington DC on one of my twice-yearly visits. Whilst staying with close friends, as well as feasting on lump crab cake and juicy prime rib steak’s, I always check out the antique stores in Georgetown DC, Alexandria in Virginia and a huge antique warehouse in Maryland and have been known to dismantle chandeliers and bring them to the UK wrapped in socks and pyjamas !

Whilst I am away, I leave the shop in the capable hands of Gwen Pilard, so please contact her directly +44 (0) 207 8810881 if you have any queries. I return on Wednesday the 4th.