About us

English, French & Italian decorative antiques

The Decorator Source is one of the largest independent antique dealerships in the West Country specialising in antiques and decorative furniture.

Less than two hours by car from Central London, our main showroom in Tetbury extends to more than 4,000 sq ft and is home to an ever changing inventory that includes a wide selection of English, French and Italian decorative antiques and accessories.

The Decorator Source enjoys an international reputation as one of the premier destinations in the Cotswold’s for antiques and high quality decorative antique furniture. Situated in the Gloucestershire market town of Tetbury, The Decorator Source is renowned for its extensive and ever changing inventory.

This includes a wide selection of antique painted French furniture, decorative Italian furniture and traditional English antiques. We also stock decorative antique mirrors, prints and paintings, lamps and antique lighting, and other decorative antique accessories.

In addition, The Decorator Source specialises in the reconstruction of hard-to-find items of decorative furniture such as pairs of 18th Century style commodes and Italian style painted console tables. These one-off pieces are often created using antique components in order to faithfully replicate the aesthetic appeal of their period counterparts without any compromise in quality.

We specialise in:


Our tables section includes antique dining tables, serving tables and sideboards, consoles and console tables, side tables and occasional tables, pairs of bedside tables and night tables, bureaus and desks (including partner desks and library tables).


Our seating section includes sets of antique dining chairs, upholstered armchairs and open armchairs, French bergeres and fauteuils, side chairs, hall chairs, window seats, stools and benches.

Our storage section includes antique painted buffets, cabinets and side cabinets, as well as antique cupboards, bookcases and dressers.

Our lighting section includes antiques lamps and other types of lighting such as bouitte lamps and pairs of lamps, lanterns, antique chandeliers, candelabra and candlesticks.


Our mirrors section includes decorative antique mirrors, giltwood and painted mirrors, overmantle and trumeau mirrors, pier glasses and convex hall mirrors.

Paintings & Pictures

Our paintings and pictures section includes 18th Century and 19th Century prints and engravings, oil paintings and other decorative wall art. We also carry a wide range of plaster/terracotta 18th and 19th Century sculpture.

Decorative Items
We always carry a large selection of decorative items to complement our furniture stock and enhance any home.

Gallery Manager
Philip v. Brandenburg

Philip’s links with the world of antiques and interior design goes back many years. At the age of 19 he moved to Berlin to study the work of Karl Friedrich Schinkel, a well known designer of furniture and architect of the early 19th century.

On returning to England he was partner in Vallance Brandenburg Antiques in Brighton for several years, involving sourcing, restoration and the retail of antique furniture and accessories.

After moving to Wiltshire in the 1990’s Philip acquired the post of Gallery Manager at ‘Avon Antiques’, reputable BADA dealers since 1963. After ten years, upon the retirement of the proprietors, he opened his own business ‘Artemis Gallery’ in Bradford on Avon for seven years. The business specialising in English and Continental antique furniture and lighting.

Now working in Tetbury he has appeared on ‘Antiques Road Trip’ and ‘Salvage Hunters’. Philip is currently Gallery Manager and consultant for the Decorator Source, where he is able to put to good use his many years of experience in the trade.

Company Hounds
Pearl & Dottie

​Pearl & Dottie of The Decorator Source Ltd.
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