The French House has showrooms in York and London. First established in 1997 on Micklegate, soon opening a second shop in South West London, then in 2008 the York shop moved to North Lane, Huntington.
The French House boast a large range of French antiques, including a large selection of beds, mirrors, lights, tables – among many other treasures – ranging from the 17th to 20th Century. There are smaller decorative items available, pretty picture frames, French kir glasses, a range of French linens and other fabrics available.
The French House is a family business and we pride ourselves on our vision for sourcing authentic antiques from France, selling beautiful affordable pieces for the home. Sourcing the hard to find, restoring the ‘past its best’ and keeping our prices low and our stock current with trends.
It all began when Stephen bought a holiday home in the Pyrenees, with a surplus of furniture, and entrepreneurial son Marcus saw a business opportunity. Marcus said “I bought an ex-post office van and set off, eyes alert for ‘brocante’ signs and iron baths (it was common for stately, 19th century tubs to finish up as a cattle water troughs) heading home when the little red shuttle was completely full, The French House in York was established and we were hooked, there would be no going back.”
We now drive to France where we live part of the year and spend our time visiting house clearances, brocantes and working with local sources to find the beautiful and the unusual. Customers enjoy hearing the history of our purchases, and we love telling them! Buying from the source enables this story to be passed on.
Stock is available to view in store at York (Monday to Saturday 10am-4pm) and Parsons Green, London and by appointment in their warehouses (call for an appointment on 020 73717573).