Dr Les Parrett owns and manages Curious Antiques

About us

"Curiosity was framed. Ignorance killed the cat."

Welcome to Curious Antiques, one of the United Kingdom's leading purveyors of fine quality, rare antiques and curiosities from the UK and around the world.
   We routinely hold a stock of over 1000 quality antiques and curiosities from the 16th to the early 20th centuries, and specialise in the following areas:    In addition to selling antiques, Curious Antiques also offers a range of complementary services, including:
   Curious Antiques is owned and managed by Dr Les Parrett (above), who aims to reward customers' curiosity by providing a variety of fine and eclectic pieces for them to treasure. Les has a talent and reputation for sourcing and selling the finest quality, rarest and most unusual antiques and collectables.
   An avid collector of antiques for over 30 years, Les’s special interests range from fine antique furniture, African, Indian and Asian ethnographic antiques and tribal art, to vintage slot machines – the more unusual and curious the better! He has travelled extensively throughout Africa, Asia, India and North America, and much of his collection has been sourced directly in the country of origin.
   So whether it's a 6ft tall 19th Century carved ceremonial horse from North India; a 16th Century English oak sideboard, coffer or bible box; a full-size vintage petrol pump; an African Benin bronze bust or statue; or a one-armed bandit – Curious Antiques is able to satisfy a wide range of requirements.
   We value your custom and will do everything we can to keep you happy and satisfied. We will always accept returns within 14 days of receipt of the item if you are unhappy for any reason with your purchase.
   Why not satisfy your curiosity by browsing our online store, checking out our eBay Shop, visiting our antiques centre in Norfolk (address below), or simply contacting us by email or telephone? It might just help you find that unique piece you will treasure forever.

"Satisfaction of one's curiosity is one of the greatest sources of happiness in life."
Dr Linus Pauling
Double Nobel prize-winning chemist and peace activist