I’m Louis Walpole; just over a decade of working for and alongside some of the best antique dealers in the country at London’s renowned Portobello Road have helped to form a detailed understanding of and appreciation for a diverse array of antiques.
In 2016, after ‘dabbling’ in the trade since childhood I decided to follow my heart and (ignoring a myriad of people advising against it) leave my salaried job to trade full time. Since then I have travelled around England and Western Europe collecting the pieces that particularly interest me.
These pieces loosely follow the themes of; automotive, advertising, scientific and industrial. I have a small physical display on show in Atlam on Portobello Road and my full stock range can be seen on here under 'Current Stock'.
Although a dealer rather than a collector, my hairs still raise and pulse quickens when I spot a piece I’ve read about but not owned. I generally aim my stock at a decorative market, but fully appreciate the collectors appeal to a lot of the enamel signs and automotive pieces.
As such, if there is a particular sign, oil can or other related piece that you’re after please get in touch and I will be very happy to keep you and your collection in mind whilst I’m out hunting.
Although a photo says a thousand words and I always try to make my product photography as detailed and accurate as possible I appreciate that this doesn’t replace the information gained from actually handling an item – therefore viewing is always welcomed, even encouraged.
Any specific items you wish to view can be taken to Atlam, 111 Portobello Rd. Please just call or email to arrange this. It may also be possible for me to bring items to your home/bar/garage/pub etc so that they can be fully appreciated in-situ, again please just get in touch and we’ll see what can be organised.