About Us at B B French Antiques

Bev and Gavin Burling have been furnishing homes throughout NZ for 35 years and have been importing from France and the UK for all of that time.

They opened as Sanson Antiques in 1994, at the present site in Sanson on the main intersection of State Highway 1 and State Highway 3. In 2008 the business name was changed to B. B. French Ltd. Antiques.

Previously the couple retailed from their vintage cottage in Levin, followed by Godfrey Bowens old Agrodome on SH3 in Levin, then a further 8 years on the outskirts of Levin SH1.

Bev and Gavin visit Europe at regular intervals and hand-pick items to suit their customers. Their strategy is to source authentic quality pieces from France and England which can be placed as signature pieces in both period and contemporary settings.

“We trust that you will enjoy perusing our site – and we are always pleased to advise and assist you to find items of grace and beauty.”

Your hosts
Bev and Gavin Burling 

We welcome your interest and invite you to visit or contact us as follows:

You will find us at at 63 Dundas Road, Sanson, on the intersection of State Highway 1 and State Highway 3.

Sanson is a small town located in the Manawatu region of New Zealand, about half an hours drive from Palmerston North.

We are closed on Tuesdays but 

We are open from 10am – 4:30pm, for the other six days of the week.

Proprietors Bev and Gavin Burling can be contacted on:

  • Phone – 06 329 3467
  • Mobile – 021 483 634
  • Email – bbfrench@xtra.co.nz  or use our simple enquiry form
  • Post – PO Box 73, Sanson 4862, New Zealand

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