About Us

Antiques and Collectibles are our passion. In our online store you can shop the world’s largest online selection of genuine antique Majolica and Palissy, of Staffordshire figures both Victorian and Early, and of English Samplers. All at sensible prices.

We specialize also in René Lalique glass and some Decorative Arts collectables including Minton Secessionist, Wedgwood Lustre wares and Art Nouveau period WMF.

If you prefer exceptional service and excellent communication from a safe and secure full ecommerce website, look no further. You can learn as much about an item from our detail pictures and condition as if you held it in your hands. Your faith in us will build over time. You can discover how the objects were made, how to tell real from repro and much more. When your collection needs downsizing you can even sell. We are buying every single day all year round.

Founder David made his first sale in 1997. In 1998 daughter-in-law Bridget set up the Madelena hub in Georgia, USA. Son Ben joined in 1999 to build the website. Ben now runs the operation from an office in Essex UK. He does all the buying and I.T. development, with David doing shows and helping out generally. Bethany works in the office full time, assisted by Jen, Julie, and Kerry, all now mothers of young children and working part time.

To date, we have handled 6300 pieces of majolica, 5000 Staffordshire figures, and 2400 samplers and shipped to 37 different countries. So no matter where you live, whether you are a dealer, designer, home decorator, collector, antique lover or just a shopper with a discerning eye, you are bound to find something you love on Madelena.com