Desired Effect Antiques is a Yorkshire based startup run by the creative and innovative entrepreneur Andrew walker. 

He sells a range of antiques dating from the 17th century right through to the 21st century. He uses the “would I buy that for my own home” method of buying. Andy believes that’s what gives him the confidence in his sourcing his stock. He has been buying antiques for around two years now and has also been an upholsterer with 17 years in the trade, he has always had a keen eye for good design and he hopes that shows through in his listings of the products on his website. Andy also sources rugs from Afghanistan through our ‘Buy From Afghanistan’ initiative rebuilding poor communities through trade and craftsmanship, and turns them into beautiful stools and products unrivalled in their beauty. 

Desired Effect Antiques is based in Carlinghow mills in the West Yorkshire market town of Batley about 7 miles south west of Leeds.