About Us

Our History

Gorringe Antiques is a family business based in London, England, specialising in the sale and acquisition of genuine and rare 20th-century antiques. For more than 30 years the family business has been collecting French art nouveau and art deco antiques, designed by world-famous artists such as Rene Lalique, Emile Galle, Muller Freres, Louis Majorelle, Daum and other great designers. The business was founded by Christel Gorringe in 1982, starting from what was essentially a bedroom. Christel moved to England in the 1960’s to marry her childhood sweetheart, soon after she discovered her passion for collecting various arts and crafts. Assisted by her late husband and children, over the years, the Gorringe family grew the business to become a leading one-stop-shop for fine art & antiques. Today, the highly respected business is managed by antiques specialist Mark Gorringe, her son.

Christel Gorringe

Christel Gorringe (2nd left) with husband in 1960’s.

Christel Gorringe

Christel Gorringe in shop arranging a display.

Mark Gorringe

Son and Owner, Mark Gorringe.

Customer Satisfaction 100% Guaranteed…

Whether you are a collector or novice and whatever your budget, you’ll be able to find something exquisite at Gorringe Antiques. The shelves are packed with everything from art nouveau glass to silverware, ceramics, jewellery and furniture. The business has become one of the leading destinations to source decorative antiques, with A-list clientele and avid buyers travelling from around the globe. When you venture into the world of buying antiques, you need to know that what you’re buying is genuine. The Gorringe family’s wealth of expertise and knowledge means you can rest assured each piece is authentic, and selected for its high quality. The friendly staff will always be happy to help you source something which may not currently be available for sale, so please do ask.

About The Designers
Emile Gallé

Emile Gallé born May 8th, 1846, in Nancy, France, a French artist famous for designing cameo glass vases, jewellery and art nouveau furniture.

René Lalique

René Lalique born April 6th, 1860, in France, one of the world’s greatest glass makers and jewellery designers of the art nouveau and art deco periods.

Louis Majorelle

Louis Majorelle born September 26th, 1859, in Toul, near Nancy, a French decorator and designer of elegant furniture in the art nouveau style.