Who we are

Who we are


We're delighted that you're interested in the treasures we offer.
You also have the right to know who we are and how we work.
Alla HUREAU is an art historian and graduate of the St Petersburg Academy of Arts, a professional musician (Piano), Doctor of Philosophy and Lecturer at Chelyabinsk State University until 2011.
Alla HUREAU created Antik-France in 2013 to offer her compatriots antiques, often first-hand, acquired in France through inheritance.
Christian HUREAU, former plastics factory manager (thermoforming), graduate in medical biology, inventor, cabinetmaker, computer scientist, cook and mountaineer (2 times Mont-Blanc), today restores our objects as well as those of others.
If you like, you can take a look at our private life in the blog (at the bottom of the site), but you can also interpret the following figures for yourself:
In 2012 we created our first website.
In 2013 we created Antik-France.
Over the years, more than 5,000 antiques have been put up for sale, most of which can be seen on our site.
Today we offer an average of 200 to 300 new items a year.
We have a warehouse and workshop of over 400 m² with all the necessary handling equipment and restoration machinery.
We ship by truck at least 150 m3 of furniture and miscellaneous objects, carefully packed by us, and more than 200 parcels directly to private customers every year.

Everything is in our hands: from the design of our site to its feeding, from the search for objects to their restoration, from the taking of photos to their posting online with information, then from their packaging to their dispatch.
When necessary, we bring in our best partners if they have more suitable equipment or use regulated activities such as gilding.
We do our utmost to restore objects to their original condition. Restoring them to their former beauty and charm, for our own enjoyment and, we hope, for the enjoyment of all who own them.

On the fruits of our previous activities (before 2012) - see below:


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