About


Looking For Antiques is a website that has been specifically designed to source Antique Furniture & Collectables from the UK for the public and dealers alike. As full-time furniture restorers, we experience all too often the headache and frustration of sourcing antiques, so we decided to set up Looking For Antiques.

Our aim is to help customers FIND or REQUEST, BUY & DELIVER antiques all under one convenient umbrella, by leveraging a network of Antique Dealers across the country, and sell through a single destination. We make sure that each dealer selling through our site is an experienced antique tradesperson. We hope, when you search Looking For Antiques, you'll enjoy our cleaner, fresher, more focused approach. No irritating adverts, no unnecessary information, no spam mail and no nonsense. Just well presented Antiques & Collectables for sale at all price points across the UK. We've also partnered with Pack & Send, a leading UK shipping company that specialise in delivering antiques, to make sure your purchase gets the right treatment.

Looking For Antiques is a newly launched site, so if you can't find what you're looking for, why not 'Request An Item' by clicking on the blue tab at the top of the page and our Dealers will search for you, allowing you to get on with your day!

Alternatively, please feel free to sign up to our newsletter at the bottom of the page and we'll keep you updated as and when new content is added. So whether you're looking to buy or sell, we're in business to improve the way you search for Antiques.

Can't find what you're looking for? Ask our dealers to search for you NOW.

We hope you find our website a refreshing way to search and buy antiques. And please get in touch if you have any feedback for us. Also, feel free to call Jonathan, one of the business Partners below on 01865 522365 about anything else.

Our business address is Warwick Road, Banbury, Oxfordshire OX16 2AP.

Meet the Team

Mark Groethe

Mark Groethe is a founding member of Looking For Antiques. He has been an Antique Restorer and Bespoke Furniture Maker for over 30 years and is still working hard today on new and exciting projects for his customers.

Mark initially came up with the idea of Looking For Antiques simply because he was always being asked, “I’m looking for…to go with…” by customers on a daily basis. Sourcing antiques the traditional way (driving from one antique fair to another) can be very hit and miss and frustrating too, especially if you’re hoping to come across the perfect match for a customer.

After much continued frustration sourcing antiques and a long chat with his brother Jonathan, Looking For Antiques was born. The idea was a simple one…build a web site that has everything under one roof for customers and dealers to use…easily.

Jonathan Groethe

Jonathan Groethe is a founding member of Looking For Antiques. His background is Sales and Marketing, Customer Service and Administration. He has been able to fully utilise his understanding and involvement of shop and online retailing…the ‘good and bad’, to facilitate the development of a website that offers a customer experience that is simple, open, and honest.

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