About Us

Custodian is a carefully curated collection of traditional furniture and objects for period homes. Founded by partners Rachel and Tom, the pair travel across the UK and Europe to source antiques from the late 19th and early 20th centuries. Grounded in their values of timelessness, tradition and craftsmanship, each piece in their collection offers a sense of heritage and character, allowing period homes to be furnished sympathetically. Firm in the belief that antiques symbolise a special part of history that should be cherished, it is the pair’s passion to ensure that these pieces remain relevant in homes today by sharing their collection with fellow custodians.

How would you describe your style?

"Our style is rooted in traditional and timeless design. We celebrate the quintessential English aesthetic with a European twist, sourcing pieces that are sympathetic to historical homes and their interiors."

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"We work with private individuals and some of the most renowned interior designers in the industry to source antiques for renovation and design projects. Our extensive network of suppliers across the UK and Europe allows us to house one of the largest collections of 19th and 20th-century furniture. Inspired by our finds, we have also launched our very own ‘made by Custodian’ collection that embodies what we love most about antiques. As part of this venture, we felt passionate about bringing values of old into contemporary furniture design. While antiques will always be at our core, we wanted to create a capsule collection of products that are timeless in design, use traditional materials, and are handmade by local skilled craftspeople."