Frank Partridge belongs to the fourth generation of one of Englandʼs major art dealing families. Founded in 1900 by the present Frank Partridgeʼs great grandfather Frank Partridge the business opened a gallery almost opposite Christieʼs in King Street dealing in the very finest English and French furniture and Chinese porcelain. This premises received a direct hit in 1939 and Frank Partridge Snr moved his business to the famous “Partridge” Bond Street building opposite Sothebyʼs in New Bond Street.During this period Partridgeʼs received the Royal Warrant as Purveors of fine art to Queen Mary who was a frequent visitor to the galleries. He was succeeded by his son, Claude and then his grandson John, the present Frank Partridgeʼs father who changed the name from Frank Partridge to Partridge Fine Arts. Here the business stayed until the sale of the business in 2006 when Frank and his wife, Susan, continued to trade under his name keeping to the traditions of the family of dealing in the very finest of French and English furniture, paintings and objet dʼart of the 18th Century.
Frank Partridge has helped form some of the greatest collections that have been created in the 20th Century, and advises clients in both purchase of items in the auctions houses, privately and from other dealers and has had over 30 years of experience in the overseeing of art restoration working with some of the top restoration houses in the country.
He is a member of the British Antique Dealersʼ Association, his great grandfather being a founder member, and has in the past served on the Council and currently is a member of the BADA Fair Committee.