J Collins & Son, Est 1953
Jonathan Biggs is the fourth generation in the trade and specialises in treen and wooden bygones, with the occasional piece of seventeenth, eighteenth and nineteenth century oak, country and formal furniture. The items viewed within this site may be seen at his gallery in Bideford, Devon. Items of treen can be posted internationally and throughout the UK.
Jonathan is the fourth generation in the trade, having taken over the furniture side of the business from his parents, John and Pamela, in January 2005. His great grandfather had a shop in Harrow, in 1912, however it was his grandfather who established the business in Bideford in 1953 located in the High Street till December 2004. In September 2008 the new gallery of fine furniture was opened in Charles Avenue, Bideford, which has ample parking outside and is open from 9-30 am till 5-00 pm Tuesday to Saturday (closed lunchtime 1-00 pm to 2-00 pm).
Jonathan joined the family business after leaving school and spent two years in the workshop familiarising himself with the restoration of furniture and has spent much of the years since in the business. Since taking over the furniture side he has become a member of BADA (The British Antique Dealers’ Association), and is a member of LAPADA (The Association of Art and Antique Dealers).