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Now people journeying through France on a buying trip can visit a new Thomas Kerr annexe in the South of France. Mas St Estève is a newly opened country showroom sited in prime antique-hunting country just 8 kilometres from L’Isle sur la Sorgue, which is already a popular trade stop-off with its abundance of antiques showrooms and warehouses, and a short distance from Avignon with its fairs.

Thomas Kerr has decorated his large restored farm with an array of predominantly 17th-19th French and Italian painted and carved wood furniture, plus antique decorative objects and mirrors.

As shown in this view of the drawing room, right, the stock is displayed in room settings in the Continental, country retreat style that is so familiar from antique fairs and style magazines. The Mas St Estève is open at weekends or by appointment on +33 (0)4 90 02 13 43.