About Holly Johnson Antiques

Holly Johnson Antiques is based in Cheshire, on the outskirts of Macclesfield and run by Benjamin Aardewerk and Holly Johnson. The showroom and offices are open by appointment only.

From the showroom there is a good selection of furniture and works of art constantly on show. Our Interior Design department is also run from this showroom.

We are elected members of BADA, LAPADA and CINOA and hence we work within a very strict code of rules.

Holly Johnson Antiques exhibits at various prestigious London Fairs including the annual BADA Fair held in March and the Haughton Art and Antiques Fair held in Hyde Park each June. If you would like any futher details please contact us.

Interior Design

Holly Johnson Designs have been designing rooms, rebuilding and renovating private residences for the last decade with particular emphasis on Period Homes'. We have a reputation for our historical knowledge.

  • Team of craftsman in specialised areas, i.e., Joinery, Panelling, Flooring, Period paint finishes, Soft furnishings, Upholstery, Trimmings, Fabrics and wallpapers.
  • Experience in all renovation work.
  • Adaptability, Flexibility and fresh approach to each project.
  • Sourcing and supplying Arts and Antiques.

Works of Art

We specialise in particular items by specific designers as well as decorative and asethetically pleasing works of arts. We deal in high quality paintings and works of art by modern British artist, with an emphasis on Northern School Artist.

Artist in our collection are Geoffrey Keys, Harold Riley, William Ralph Turner, Braaq, Arthur Delaney, Peter Brook, Fred Yates, Doris Claire and Anna Katarina Zinkeisen, Charles Fredrick Tunnicliffe and John Thompson.


We specialize in what we term, ''Signed and Designed'' items of furniture. These are rare pieces, superbly crafted, and made from the best materials and in most cases by specific designers and craftsmen.

From the 19th Century we concentrate mainly on English manufacturers such as Holland and Sons, Lamb of Manchester, Wright of Mansfield and with special emphasis on the Northern makers Gillows of Lancaster. These furniture makers undertook important commissions and also showed at the Great Exhibitions of the second half of the 19th century.

From the 20th Century we buy on a more eclectic front, but with full emphasis on quality of design and manufacture. We do tend to favour a more 'traditional' and 'classic’ style, hence we focus on top quality pieces from the French Art Deco period, makers such as Leleu, Ruhlmann, Arbus, Dominique etc. From the Italian Mid-Century - Gio Ponti and Piero Fornasetti.

We place special emphasis on 20th century British craftsmen and designers. For example; Gordon Russell of Broadway, Robert "Mousey "Thomson of Kilburn, Robert Heritage, etc