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About Grafton Galleries

Third generation, established 1945.

Our History


The business was founded in 1945 by former WWI nurse Elsie Cook. Her son, Peter Cook, after a career in the Army, joined Elsie in 1959. He wrote two books on antiques, was a long standing author of a column in the Women's Weekly and was a panellist on the ABC show "For Love or Money". Hartley Cook is now the third generation dealer in the business.


Our Expertise


We specialise in Antiques from the 18th & 19th Centuries, particularly Furniture and Glass.  

However, we are a jack-of-all-trades including pieces of the Art Deco, Art Nouveau, Arts & Crafts, Asian Art, European Art, Biedermeier, Pre-18th Century, Colonial periods and more.

These include:

- Decorative objects

- Furniture

- Carpets & rugs


- Glassware

- Lighting

- Artwork

- Sculptures

- Silverware and many more. 

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