Trust and Integrity
Kaye Miller, grew up hearing stories from her maternal grandmother whose maiden name was Lucy and of Charlecote Park, a manor house overlooking the River Avon near Stratford, England and now owned by the National Trust. Consequently, Kaye loved all things English and England. In college she majored in English history and afterwards she spent as much time as possible in England. Kaye now with a shop in the historical Crestwood neighborhood of Kansas City, Missouri, proudly handling some of the most amazing pieces of 18th century period English furniture, which a number of these pieces can be found in homes throughout Kansas City and in regions of the United States.
Stepping into the shop is like taking a step back into time where pieces were made by hand by talented cabinetmakers that made each item with pride. Kaye was lucky to have mentors who guided her to seek the best and to educate her in the construction of English furniture. Todd joined the business the business full time in the early 90’s. Every piece of furniture acquired by Charlecote is rigorously vetted for its authenticity and chosen for its merits of quality, colour and condition. With these ethics, Charlecote has built up a reputation of trust and integrity within the antique community and is known for handling some of the best, and at times, the rarest pieces of English furniture.
Charlecote has exhibited in several invitational only shows from New York to San Francisco and has gained loyal customers around the world. Being a family business allows for personalized customer service. The Millers take great pride in their inventory and give attention to each piece chosen by their clients to assure that it’s perfect for their homes and suits their personal needs.
Today Charlecote offers a variety of services including antique restoration, interior design and custom reproductions for the modern use. Charlecote a member of the Antique Council, LAPADA (Association of Art & Antiques Dealers) and CINOA (International Confederation of Art & Antiques Dealers) all are invitational only organizations representing the finest dealers around the world.
We invite you to come visit us and find out for yourself how a gallery in Kansas City can be so special but at the same time friendly, easy to browse and find that special piece. Stay long enough to have a cup of tea and visit with the CEO, Sir Bentley Churchill.
The gallery is opened Monday through Saturday 10:00am – 5:00pm or by appointment. If you’re traveling from outside the area, please let us know in advance so we can plan a special experience during your visit - even if it’s just a cup of tea!
Kaye Miller | Owner
Passionate for English history and antiques, collector before opening her own business. Kaye gives credit to Baden Martson who advised her research to fully understand and appreciate her passion.
Todd Miller | Owner
Todd joined his mother full-time in 1990, but made their first buying trip in 1980. He credits Frank Lumb (Charles Lumb and Sons - Harrogate, North Yorkshire) who helped him develop an eye for detail in beautiful pieces.
Bentley Churchill | CEO
Sir Bentley Churchill, the CEO of the store…. lovable and charismatic English Bulldog always present to assist you in trade for a scratch on the head or a biscuit.