About Butler & Castell

Butler and Castell opened the door to our Reepham workshop in 2001. Since this date, we have had the privilege to carry out work on some of the most collectable pieces of furniture in the world. We pride ourselves on our attention to detail and need to preserve and conserve the pieces of furniture that we work on. In this section, we will post case studies and article about projects, advice and events surrounding our business.

We look forward to sharing our story with you.

Why Buy Antiques

Furniture, there are so many styles and fashions. Many modern functional pieces at affordable prices so why buy antiques? There are several good reasons and probably many more than we will mention here but below are a few to consider.

Historical value

Antique furniture carries a story and in many cases fascinating stories. From conception to the placement you can learn about the furniture makers drawings, the use of materials, tools even the workshops that a piece of furniture was manufactured in. The individual or family that commissioned the piece and the property it resided in. There is a great deal of satisfaction to be derived from learning the provenance of a piece.

The Hunt

Many buyers and collectors enjoy researching catalogues or browsing shops and auctions to find their desired antiques. Investing your time in the pursuit of something individual and meaningful brings a great deal of satisfaction. Who knows what you may stumble across in your search!

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Antique furniture is environmentally sustainable. In a time where we are being asked to reduce depletion of the earth’s resources, we have an opportunity to act responsibly while buying something unique and valuable.

This aside a great deal of antique furniture is incredibly practical to use in our day to day lives whether in our homes or offices.

Why Reepham is a great place to visit.

Reepham is one of Norfolk’s lesser-known gems. The town is set around an attractive Georgian market place with the Dial house hotel and restaurant and the Chimes B&B. Eat and drink at the Kings Arms public house and a couple of other eateries including V’s cafe and Diane’s pantry. There are several Norfolk antique dealers and art outlets besides Reepham Antiques including Bonhams, East Anglian office.

Other attractions in the surrounding area include the fabulous walks around Marriots way and the Wensum valley, Whitwell Station and historic houses including nearby Blickling Hall. The fabulous north Norfolk coast is forty minutes away and Norwich city centre thirty minutes away. This is an ideal centre for a relaxing break and locally there are several golf courses, fisheries, nature reserves and cycling trails.

Most importantly please come and visit us at Reepham antiques showroom!