Charles Wallrock has been trading as Wick Antiques since the early 1980s in 18/19th century furniture and works of art, as well as maritime pictures and objects with a nautical flavour.
Dealing in the antique business runs in Charles' blood as his grandfather, Samuel Wallrock had an auction house called Samuel Walrock & Co that was operating from
7 Bleinheim Street, New Bond Street, London in the 1920, which is now the home of Bonhams Auctioneers. He was also an avid collector and his famous collection of porcelain was sold in the 1950s.
Over the years Charles has gained a vast general knowledge in his chosen fields particularly in decorative and rather unusual items, from an original timber knee from HMS Victory to a pair of exhibition quality Orientalist gilt wood cabinets in the form of pagodas with Japanese lacquer panels, to name but a few.
Charles and his wife Caroline have had the pleasure and privilege of being the main supplier of antiques to the iconic Harrods Antiques Department for 20 years.