About George and Maggy Williams


George began working in his father’s auctioneering firm when he was still in school, and it was here that he gained his passion for Irish furniture. This inspired him to set up as a dealer and restorer in 1987, with his main focus on Irish Georgian furniture. He brought an 18th century house in Capel Street, Dublin and faithfully restored it himself and opened up his shop on the ground floor.  From here he dealt successfully  for many years until he got married and moved to Co. Meath where he has been based for the past 21 years.

George’s vast knowledge and love of Georgian furniture and its construction, coupled with his enthusiasm for it make him very popular with his clients, and he is well known among them for talking them through each piece in the greatest detail.

In addition to the showroom George has an extensive workshop where he offers a full restoration service, including traditional upholstery. All the work is carried out on the premises and George follows the old methods of the master craftsmen and cabinet makers of the 18th century.

He has a huge stock of 18th century veneers and timbers, and this is invaluable for the correct restoration of important pieces of furniture.

George is delighted to have been involved in the re furnishing of the Bishop’s Palace in Waterford and it is his commitment and interest in the 18th century that make him such a trusted advisor to bodies like these.

Becoming increasingly interested in researching the period, George has been asked to deliver numerous lectures on different aspects of life in 18th century Ireland to many public and private bodies, including An Taisce, The Irish Georgian Society, and many Historical Societies. He is currently looking forward to finishing his first publication.

His wife Maggy is a graduate of TCD and an Irish Art Consultant. She has purchased many museum quality works of Irish art for clients and like George, is trusted by them for her love of what she does .

Together they are always delighted to meet and advise new collectors so that they may share their passion.

 

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