About Us

Founded by Owen Pacey over 30 years ago, Renaissance London is a fireplace restoration and reproduction specialist, and antique emporium which stands proudly on Shoreditch’s City Road in a converted pub – lit from the rafters by retro chandeliers. 

Stocking an eclectic collection of antiques, lighting, mirrors and furniture, Renaissance London is a renowned dealer of salvaged artefacts, with clients across the arts, design, music and theatre industries. Renaissance London also works with leading interior designers, architects, hotels, and restaurants in the UK and internationally. Owen’s notable projects include fitting the fireplaces in Ralph Lauren’s Hamptons home and sourcing antiques for both Soho and Babington House. www.renaissancelondon.com

What services do you provide?

Antiques, Fireplaces, Furniture Restoration and Lighting Design

How would you describe your style?

"Inspired by global design, the Renaissance London aesthetic is an eclectic curation of the most alluring designs from a variety of eras and corners of the world. 

Carefully sourced from all over Europe, Renaissance London’s collection of antique fireplaces, chandeliers, specialist mirrors, one-off salvaged artefacts, and bespoke treasures range from the 16th Century to the present day, Queen Anne to Victorian. The showroom on City Road in Shoreditch showcases this vast, fine collection."

Please describe a recently completed project or tell us about the bespoke service that you offer

"The fireplace chimneypiece in Georgian Britain was, for much of the 18th and beginning of the 19th century, the predominant source of heat and light for many rooms. The wear and tear to these items over the subsequent centuries were substantial, often resulting in extensive damage both in the structural integrity of the elements framing the fireplace and mechanical damage from use.

A champion of restoration over replacement, Owen and his team of highly skilled restorers and craftspeople at Renaissance London are the foremost experts in architectural salvage. They transform what may look like a pile of rubble into a magnificent fireplace true to centuries back, but with no visible flaws. They’re in the business of preserving history, devoted to retaining as much of a fireplace’s original architectural charm and detailing as possible."

Banner and image 2-4: Todd Sutherland; Image 1: Graham Atkins Hughes