About lantiques

After living in Bavaria for several years, Andrew Legere returned to the UK in the early 90’s bringing the influences of the Baroque and Rococo periods so evident in southern Germany and the nearby Austrian Tirol. In the beginning, sourcing directly to the antiques trade, the logical progression was to open retail premises.

The lantiques shop opened its doors for the first time in the spring of 2004, in the market town of Petworth, West Sussex, antiques capital of southern England. Looking further afield within mainland Europe, a house purchase in France provided the opportunity to establish a base camp for exploring the vast resource of French antiques and decorative furniture. France is one of the largest countries in mainland Europe. Its sheer size is the reason for its diverse and varied styles of furniture and architecture from the industrial north to the long standing fashionable Mediterranean costal region of the south of France and provence.

Located in Chichester, West Sussex, lantiques is renowned for its wide selection of French farmhouse tables for everyday living, harmonizing texture with style for period and contemporary settings. You will also see individual pieces of period painted furniture, seating. You are very welcome to visit our two storey showroom during most days of the week and at weekend although we do recommend calling or emailing ahead to avoid missing us. We are very often away on buying trips either in France or further a field in Italy and Sweden.  We try to keep the lantiques website as up to date as possible. Please email or call with any enquiries or comments. We can also help you with any sourcing requirements. There may be a particular piece you are searching for. We can add your details to our search data base and let you know when something surfaces. Email or telephone your sourcing requirements.

Our range of antiques

We feature an ever changing range of stock on a two level display area including antique tables, French farmhouse tables, French provincial Furniture, decorative antiques, French mirrors, French chairs, butchers blocks, architectural pieces, period chateau doors, French counters, garden furniture, urns, French farm tables, harvest tables, round tables, French sofas, French painted furniture, French tables, Swedish furniture, Swedish commodes, secretaires, Swedish secretaires, bleached Louis Philippe commodes and vintage furniture. We can search on your behalf for all sizes and styles of furniture, not just French furniture, English too.

lantiques is not just about French farmhouse tables, antique tables, armoires and French provincial furniture, lantiques Chichester also combines French provincial furniture and farm tables with contemporary elements to create a mood and look for modern day living. Strong stand alone pieces form part of the lantiques repertoire with lifestyle and architectural pieces harmonising alongside period French provincial furniture.

Our West Sussex location

Chichester is 80 miles from central London and an hour’s drive from Gatwick airport. Just 7 miles from the coast and the award winning West Wittering beach, Chichester is ideally located along the south coast route to some of the UK’s most popular resorts. The city of Chichester boast a cathedral and many historic sights. Chichester was founded by the Romans in the 1st century. The city stills retains some of its original Roman wall built to protect the city’s population. Nearby is the villa of Fishbourne first discovered and unearthed in 1960 by a building contractor working on a water main trench. Although no structure remains, the site of a Roman amphitheatre is clearly visible within the city limits. This site has become a public open park space popular with locals and dog walkers.

Email or call for further information on the stock items shown on the website:

Email: info@lantiques.com
Telephone: 01243 412341
Mobile: 07785 755167

Swedish and Gustavian Furniture

Gustavian furniture, named after King Gustav III of Sweden, was popular in the late 18th century and is characterized by its neoclassical style. It features elegant, symmetrical designs with straight lines and delicate details such as tapered legs and fluted columns. Gustavian furniture often features light-colored paint, gilding, and decorative accents such as rosettes and swags.

A Swedish sofa with an intricate trellis back and roll cushions