Bristol-based antique picture frame dealer Peter Last.

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1 What is one little-known fact about your field?

That you can put a mirror in a frame. It was also an important discovery for me that you can take a mirror out of a frame.

2 What is exciting about the market this year?

The strong sense of comradeship within the trade, which was evident to me during lockdown.

There was a lot of trader-to-trader buying and selling. It is vital for the trade to look after each other in order for it to thrive.

I found Drew Pritchard’s Sunday surgeries on Instagram were a particularly positive example of this.


Eighteenth century Italian frame, available for £1500.

3 What are you excited to be doing now lockdown is easing?

To get back on the road treasure hunting. I think most will say that it is most exciting part of the job – on the whole I have not been disappointed.

4 What is one object you couldn’t do without?

A tape measure.

5 Real ale or espresso martini?

Both – but not on the same evening.

Instagram: @peterframer

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