“waxantiques” is a family business run by husband and wife team Lou and Ann Wax.
Our shared interest in antiques led us to change career and start dealing in general antiques shortly after we married. We spent many happy years selling at the world famous Bermondsey antiques market and at the larger UK fairs. As the years progressed our interest became more focused on antique silverware and its domestic history and fifteen years ago we moved on to Camden Passage to open our specialist silver store waxantiques.
Some 5 years later we developed our increasingly successful website www.waxantiques.com, the latest version of which has just gone live in August 2014.
We go on buying trips together and share in the selection of new stock and, as time has gone by, we’ve progressively devoted our interest to early silver which has attracted a number of regular and loyal collectors.
The website now accounts for a substantial and growing proportion of the business to the extent where Ann needs to concentrate on maintaining our online presence, while Lou is responsible for the day to day running of the shop and customer liaison.
We are fortunate indeed to have a career which allows us to handle such lovely items, many of which would not be out of place in a museum environment.
Perhaps best of all is that it keeps us in contact with customers from all over the world, many of whom we count as good friends as well as colleagues.