'Have nothing in your houses that you do not know to be useful, or believe to be beautiful' - William Morris 1882
Harp and Rose Antiques was formed in 2011 in Norwich by Glenn Lawrence.
After many years as a freelance I.T consultant a change of career was decided and turning a hobby into a business led me to the antiques trade.
After a couple of years renting space in Antique Centres we decided to open an independent antique shop in St Benedicts Street, Norwich.
After 5 years of struggle in a difficult retail environment and doubting the wisdom of opening a new business in the depths of a recession, it was with some reluctance and disappointment that we closed the shop in 2018.
Deciding to take the business mostly online via ETSY and EBAY it was by chance that we noticed a Facebook post about opening an Antiques centre in Diss, South Norfolk and noticed they were looking for traders who would be interested in renting some space.
In early 2018 Diss Emporium opened for business; initially we took a single cabinet but as business grew we eventually took more space so that eventually we had a room in the Emporium to ourselves. Unfortunately the Emporium closed for business in January 2023.
We now look for opportunities as an online business and have recently joined several new business websites to showcase our items for sale.
We continue to look to source quality traditional antiques, collectable pieces and unusual items to interest our online customers.
Harp & Rose Antiques - Last Revision February 2023