We are a family run business, who have been buying and selling antique maps and prints since 1983. Over the years we have built a knowledge of the subject that only comes from years of handling and dealing with antique engravings. We have also built an enormous stock across two Shops.
Our first Shop was in Dorking, Surrey. It was situated in the Courtyard of an old Coaching Inn in the market town of Dorking. The Inn was called "The Olde King's Head Court" which inspired our name. After a few years we moved into Dorking’s thriving antique Quarter called West Street. The move provided us with a more prominent position on a beautiful old street, and lots of walls to show off our collection. Dorking sits in the valley of three Hills, an area of outstanding natural beauty, with many independent shops, cafes and restaurants, and is definitely worth a visit.
Our Fulham Road, London Shop was opened more than twenty years ago, and also provides our Framing Workshop. Our Fulham Branch has fantastic large windows that run from 949-953 Fulham Road, and benefits from very high ceilings. We love to change our window displays regularly. We also have a dedicated Map department. We are close to Putney Bridge and the River Thames. There is metered parking on the roads around the shop, and we are outside of the congestion charge zone.
Our Framing Service has run alongside our shop since we began. The workshop has been onsite since we opened our Fulham Branch. The choice of frame and making of bespoke picture frames requires understanding of aesthetic, structural and conservation needs. Our experience allows us to cater for these requirements and give the customer creative ideas that suit their own style.