British Cottage 
126 Shrewsbury Avenue
 Red Bank, New Jersey 07701 

About Us


     We, Keith and Tricia Nelson, began importing antiques from Europe thirty years ago.   Our first container landed in Red Bank, NJ in February 1986 and we have spent the ensuing years happily running around to auctions, antique stores and markets throughout England and the Continent.

      For years we specialized in the antique English & Irish waxed pine furniture that was the crux of the American country look, a mid-1980's antidote to all the over-polished, often gloomy, dark oak and mahogany furniture that was everywhere at the time. 

      At some point we started having custom farm tables built for us, and then hutches--or dressers as they are called in the UK.  After that came beds made in pine to match the antique chests of drawers and armoires we were importing, and eventually we developed an entire line of British Cottage designed pine furniture.

      Now, in 2017, we have all of our furniture designs built in a small factory in Hungary using antique pine or new pine and oak.  Each piece is bench-made to our specifications and customizable.  If you need something in a specific hue or shape chances are we can get it made for you. 

      In addition to our own British Cottage designs, we offer a selection of hardwood furniture and custom upholstery from Hickory White and Century Furniture. Both companies are family owned and operated in Hickory, North Carolina and offer the best American made furniture on the market today.

     Shop British Cottage for high-quality furniture and accessories.  Whether you need to furnish an entire house or a single room, we offer a carefully curated mix of traditional and modern and our inventory changes daily.  Visit us for inspiration and check out the newest design trends; right now we are featuring several of the latest introductions from the fall furniture market by Century that are available nowhere else in the world!