For 50 years, antique merchants have floated towards the Pimlico Street, parading products of the best quality. Nowadays, it is something of a time misplacement – a pocket of London with an unmistakable feeling of network where the businesspeople know each other well and exchange as much in amiable talk as they do in articles.
Pillar author Will Fisher depicts Henry as ‘a characteristic decorator whose eye for equalization and concordance is heavenly’.
They got it in 2011 and went through year and a half doing it up. ‘It was the exemplary case of the most exceedingly awful house on a decent road,’ says Henry.
‘She adapted quite at an opportune time to keep the receipts for anything she purchased,’ he concedes.