Our story begins in 1970s London, when our founder John Crowell spent his teenage years among the traders at the Portobello Road Market.

Relishing the buzz of the market and its Aladdin’s cave atmosphere, it was here that he began buying, selling, and honing his passion for furniture restoration.

John’s first restored piece was an elegant rosewood Regency daybed, suffering from mildew and neglect. Under the watchful eye of a retired master upholsterer, he spent a fruitful summer stripping down and lovingly rebuilding it, restoring it to its former glory.

Taking his passion for beautiful furniture to the next level, John founded Beaumont & Fletcher in 1989. Inspired by the creativity and flair of two successful 17th century playwrights, Francis Beaumont and John Fletcher, the company’s name was born. Combining time-honoured traditional craftsmanship and classically-inspired designs, John’s vision was for Beaumont & Fletcher to be dramatic, theatrical, technically-excellent designers and purveyors of bespoke furniture built to last a lifetime. > View Manufacturer’s Site