We are a mother and son partnership curating an ever-changing collection of fine & decorative antiques and 20th century design.

What we buy

We buy what we love. That could be a 17th century textile or a 1970s print, an important cabinet or a Folk Art chair. Our stock is eclectic but there’s a common thread of thoughtful design, careful craftsmanship and rarity. We are dedicated to building our collection with these criteria.

How we work

We have a large selling space at 3 Pigeons, just off the M40 in Oxfordshire, right next to renowned architectural salvage experts LASSCO. Clients can come along during opening hours or by appointment to view a large selection of our stock in situ.

Selling to private clients, interior designers and dealers internationally, we exhibit at the Decorative Antiques & Textiles Fair in London’s Battersea Park three times a year.

Our website has regular new stock, yet there’s always more in the wings. If you’re looking for something in particular but can’t see it online, let us know. We’ll send you some suggestions from stock not yet on show.

For more information on any of our stock, do get in touch with Ed and he will help with any questions. He’s also in London once a week and can bring things to your home to try. If you’re further afield, we can arrange getting stock to you.

Who we are

A former writer and broadcaster, Val Foster set up Foster & Gane in 2010, indulging her passion for design, antiques and interiors.
Ed Foster joined as Director in 2015, with a background in art, art history and antiques. He followed a first degree in History of Art with a Master’s in Fine & Decorative Arts & Design at Sotheby’s Institute. Ed worked for five years in the Antiques department at Sibyl Colefax & John Fowler in Mayfair, before spending three years at Rose Uniacke on London’s Pimlico Road.