About Us

Looking For Antiques is a website that has been specifically designed for people looking to buy antiques from reputable antique dealers in a secure environment at competitive prices, and for dealers and enthusiasts seeking to sell antiques online to a wider audience.

When we set about developing Looking for Antiques we had a simple yet compelling principle in mind, we wanted to offer our customers an intuitive and simple way to Find, Request and Buy antiques online and remove the hassle of having them delivered.

Jonathan Groethe

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.

Jonathan Groethe, Co-Founder

A short video about how it all started

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Mark and Jonathan, LFA co-founders
Mark and Jonathan, LFA co-founders

Finding antiques online has never been simpler

When you take a look around our website you will find a clear and simple design and we hope that you will enjoy our cleaner, fresher and more focused approach. No irritating adverts, no unnecessary information, no spam mail and no nonsense, just well presented Antiques & Collectables. We have used technology to improve the user experience for our customers, making the process of buying and selling antiques online as simple, safe and enjoyable as possible. You can search for specific items or browse our categories of stock to find the specific antique that you are looking for. We ask our sellers to provide the highest quality images and descriptions to ensure the Looking for Antiques website remains the simplest and most enjoyable place to browse antiques online.

We understand that not only can the process of buying and selling antiques online involve making high value purchases, but that items are also bought with pride and passion. That's why we have placed nurturing trust and building confidence in our customers to buy and sell antiques online at the core of the Looking for Antiques website.

If you can't find an item you are looking for then simply request an antique

Being Antiques dealers ourselves with over 30 years experience in antique restoration, we are able to leverage our ever growing network of Antique Dealers across the country and internationally to uncover the items that you are looking for. All you have to do is simply use our Request an antique page to describe the item you are looking for and include your budget and any images you can supply.

As soon as a dealer confirms that they have this item in stock or knows where to find it, you can use our advanced messaging system to negotiate shipping by using our industry leading integrated antique delivery software to get the item to you quickly, safely and at the best price possible.

Mark Groethe
Jonathan Groethe and LFA Mascot, Honey.
Jono with Honey, LFA Mascot and Chief Customer Satisfaction Officer

Buy antiques online with confidence

We constantly strive to nurture trust from the innovative way we protect each and every transaction on our platform to the way we facilitate buyer to dealer communication. We are not content with being antiques experts but we also strive to lead the way in online security too. We are committed to providing a trustworthy platform that builds confidence in our customers to buy and sell antiques online.

We endeavour to provide clarity to our customers around the items they are buying and to the legitimacy of antiques sold on our platform. This is why there is a stringent registration process that every antique dealer must complete before they are authorised to list antiques for sale on our site.

We understand that time is a precious commodity to our customers and that's why we have made the process of buying and selling antiques online as quick as possible without sacrificing the protection and security that our customers demand.

We embrace and uphold the good old fashioned principles of good customer service making us approachable, easy to engage with and accountable for our actions. We are always here to help you when you need us and we are always contactable at the end of the phone or online.

If you want to stay informed regarding antique industry news and be the first to hear about items of interest newly listed on the site then sign up to our newsletter at the bottom of the page and we will keep you updated. So whether you're looking to buy or sell antiques for business or pleasure, we are in business to improve the way you can do this online.

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 online and we invite you to please get in touch if you have any feedback for us as we constantly strive to improve the Looking for Antiques website.

Our business address is:
Looking for Antiques
No.1 White Lion Walk,
OX16 5UD.

Alternatively please call Jonathan, one of Looking for Antiques' co-founders on 01865 522 365.

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