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He has seen some changes over the years and admits it is tough at the moment.

But that does not stop Paul from expanding and he has just moved into a further 4000 square feet of selling space in the Art and Design Building, 1059 Third Avenue, New York City 10021. The showroom has been operated for some time by Claremont Fabrics, a contemporary fabrics concern owned by an associate of Paul Andrews.

That business will continue but as Paul said: “The fabrics have the wall space and I have the ground.”

He will continue with a wide range of antique stock in London but concentrate on Deco and Modern Design in Manhattan.