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The story of our family business

Proudly championing beautiful, high quality furniture for over 130 years now, Angela Reed has moved and evolved with the times, but the one thing that has never changed is the fact we are still family-run and we still value quality products and service above everything else. Our flagship store in Saffron Walden is set over 13 showrooms, 5 floors and is a labyrinth of rooms full of beautifully curated collections. No visit to Saffron Walden is complete without a visit – but make sure you leave plenty of time to get lost in its wonderful interior.

Angela Reed Shop Front


Thomas Reed returned to Saffron Walden from London, married his childhood sweetheart and start selling coal before branching into antiques. He opened an antique’s shop in Castle Street.

Thomas’s son George joined the business and T Reed and Son was born. George bought the town’s first Char-a-banc and used it for deliveries and also to ferry the locals to the seaside.

George’s sons, Clifford and Kenneth joined the business and opened a further antique’s shop in Church Street. T Reed and Son shop still flourishes today, selling antique and preloved furniture.


Clifford’s son Martin joined the business.


Martin and his wife Angela branched out into modern furniture, opening Furniture & Things in Church Street to compliment the offering of T Reed and Son. After a successful 20 years, they had extended the footprint of Furniture & Things to 11 showrooms on the Church Street site.


Martin and Angela’s son David returned to the fold, after a successful career in Premiership rugby, rebranding the shop and changing the name to Angela Reed.


David extended the shop to house a further showroom and opened the Angela Reed café.


David opened an Angela Reed in Cambridge.


During the pandemic, David’s wife, Kate, joined the business and now works across all areas of brand, PR and Communications. Between them, they relaunched the website to enable everything to be sold online.

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