Mark Goodger Antiques, originally Hampton Antiques, was founded in 1998 by Mark Goodger starting from a small market stall in Portobello Road, we have grown to become one of the world’s leading experts in our field. Proud members of LAPADA, CINOA and CADA, we can assure you of complete peace of mind and confidence when you buy one of our special antiques.
What makes us unique is our team’s collective hands-on experience in the antiques industry, gained through handling thousands of antique boxes and accessories, led by Mark who is truly passionate about his trade. We literally know boxes inside out - we have been buying, selling and lovingly restoring them for around 30 years. Our collection comprises a wide range of boxes and accessories, that can be used for decorative or practical purposes, as well as investment.
Mark found his passion for antiques in his late teens, after starting a cabinet-making apprenticeship with an antiques restoration company. His love and fascination for tea caddies began when his college tutor brought in a small wooden caddy for a French Polishing demonstration! He went on to work for a dealer specialising in antique boxes where he was fortunate to learn not only all aspects of box restoration, but also the skills of buying and selling in a very unique trade. Following his boss’s semi-retirement in 1998, Mark founded Hampton Antiques, the name inspired by “Hamtun”, the original Anglo-Saxon name of Northampton where Mark established himself.
Initially selling from the famous Portobello Road antiques market in London, we progressed to antiques fairs, our first being Antiques For Everyone in Birmingham, then Olympia, London. Over the years we have acquired a fantastic team of restorers, as well as diversifying into selling antique accessories. After being granted LAPADA, we were delighted to exhibit at their prestigious fairs in Berkeley Square and Duke of York Square, which continue to be highlights of our busy fair calendar.
Mark has been a CADA committee member for several years, and also vets for various UK antique fairs and auction houses.