Tributes have been paid to an antiques dealer who was drowned along with his three-year-old son in a boating accident.
Julian Mynott, 42, a dealer with the
Blanchard Collective in Froxfield, near Marlborough in Wiltshire,
died on Saturday, May 12, when his rowing boat overturned at a weir
on the Avon just near the family home.
Mr Mynott ran Julian Mynott Ltd, which
specialises in high-end antiques and home furnishings.
He joined the Blanchard Collective earlier
this year. The group moved to their large Froxfield premises in
2009, where 18 separate dealerships are housed.
Above: Julian Mynott
Blanchard Collective owner Margaret Riordan
told ATG: "The members of the Collective are shocked and deeply
saddened by the tragic death of our colleague Julian Mynott, and of
his young son Freddie. Our hearts go out to Emma, his wife, and
"Julian joined the Collective in February,
and was a very active and valued member of our group. We were so
pleased to welcome such an experienced and likeable dealer, who
grew up in the trade and had a great 'eye'.
"His stock was eclectic and exciting, and on
his regular visits to the showroom, something unusual would always
appear from the back of his van. His passion and his knowledge
brought a new dimension to the Collective. We shall miss him
James Lees, auctioneer at Holloways of
Banbury, added: "This is such a tragedy. Everyone who knew Julian
liked him. This can be a dog-eat-dog world at times but Julian was
a gentleman. In all the years I knew him, I never heard him say a
bad word about any other dealer. He will be missed by everyone in
• The funeral of Julian Mynott together with
his youngest son Freddie will take place at St Peter's Church,
Barford, on Friday, June 1, at 12.15. Family flowers only but
donations if desired to Warwick and Northampton Air Ambulance or
Barford Community Charity c/o W. R. Rathbone, 6 High Street,
Warwick CV34 4AP.