However, Park Antiques will continue trading, mostly to existing customers, and dealing solely in larger and more expensive items.
The company have a customer base both here and in America and say that they will also continue to sell items to interior designers.
roprietor Philip Cowan said they would concentrate their efforts on more important items of furniture and paintings.
It’s just the more expensive things that we are going to be buying and selling.
The lower end of the market we will not be dealing with at all,’ he said.
To run a shop is a full-time operation, and there is just me, a girl who works part-time, and my daughter.
We prefer to concentrate our efforts dealing with existing clients.
Mr Cowan said that, as part of the business, he travelled on buying and selling trips.
He said that they would find items on order to match clients’ demands, and they would continue to keep a stock of furniture and paintings as well.
We buy things that we like and that we think are really good items,’ he said.