Antiques Restorer and Dealer Barry Holliday has been in the business of antiquity for 50 years. He was born into an environment enriched by an appreciation for treasures of the past. His great-great-great grandfather founded W Holliday and Sons in Britain in 1848 and his son is the sixth generation Holliday to be apprenticed to the business
Barry's grandfather emigrated from the UK in 1948 in search of a better life for his family and so established the Holliday name in Christchurch, New Zealand. As a child Barry loved to spend time in the workshop of the business and it was here that he learnt the rudiments of restoration and developed his interest in pre-industrial furniture.