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Peta Smyth has been dealing in antique textiles since 1976. The shop, at 42 Moreton Street in Pimlico, is renowned for its extensive and comprehensive stock of beautiful and fine textiles, and attracts a loyal and diverse clientele of interior designers, antiques dealers and private collectors.
With an emphasis on European textiles of the 16th century through to the 19th century, and textiles from further afield intended for the European market, particular attention is concentrated on tapestries, needlework for the upholstery of antique furniture, and silk brocades, damasks, and velvets, together with crewelwork and other embroidery, appliquéd and printed textiles, curtains and smaller decorative pieces such as cushions, braids and fringes.
In the words of Nicky Haslam, quoted in The London Magazine, 'Peta Smyth's rare and beautiful antique textiles provide not just unique furnishing materials, but are also a source of constant inspiration'.
We also provide access to a range of restoration and conservation services, and advice on the proper treatment and hanging of textiles and tapestries.
Prospective clients are welcome to contact us by telephone or email, although it is not necessary to make an appointment to visit. A selection of stock is exhibited every year at the LAPADA Art and Antiques Fair in September, and at the LARTA Fair in January.