Over 100 years of collective knowledge

we guarantee the authenticity

of our antiques for our customers all across Australia.

Wallrocks Antiques: Who Are We?

Welcome to Wallrocks Antiques, where we import only beautiful quality and genuine antique furniture.

Furniture which has a story to tell.

Wallrocks Antiques believe in truth, integrity and authenticity.

Established over 50 years ago, the Wallrocks Antiques collection includes 18th and 19th century antique furniture, imported from Europe.

We travel overseas to hand-select unique antiques in original condition, and consult with you to expertly and lovingly restore them in a way that suits your lifestyle, your taste, your home.

These are the pieces that become part of your story.


What We Deliver

At Wallrocks Antiques, we believe that a beautiful quality antique is a work of art.

We deliver assured provenance and unparalleled service.

We believe in providing our clientele with a genuine article, and scour the world individually selecting every antique according to very strict buying criteria. We are members of CINOA & AAADA.

We believe in correct design principles, proportion and authenticity.

Quality, design and craftsmanship are the hallmarks of our expertly curated collection.

With over 100 years of collective knowledge and experience, Wallrocks Antiques guarantee the authenticity of our antiques.

Our History

Wallrock Antiques was established in 1974 by Nick Wallrock and the store would go on to become an institution in the Australian antiques world.

In 1974, when hair was long and skirts were short, a young and adventurous Nick Wallrock boarded a ship in the south of England and set out to make a new beginning. It was time of growth, adventure and there was a growing sophistication, when worldlier tastes and outlooks were beginning to change the face of Australian culture.

Coming from a long line of antique dealers, Nick was perfectly placed to act when he noticed a growing demand for English and Victorian antique furniture for the Australian market.

Capitalising on his background and connections in the industry, Nick opened his first store in the Woolloongabba precinct, where it thrived for over 30 years alongside wife Margaret Wallrock, before moving to its current Albion location in 2009. Nick was an Australian Customs Authenticator for antiques for over 20 years. He has been a member of AAADA and QADA since 1976 and was President of QADA for many years before retiring from the position to focus on the business.

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Nick trained daughter Jessica, passing on a lifetime of industry knowledge that would otherwise have been lost.

In mid-2016, Jessica established a national online presence for Wallrocks Antiques, taking the company from one that had been Brisbane based for 30 years, to one that had a large national following. After previously completing a Bachelor of Business at Queensland University of Technology, Jessica went on to study and qualify in interior decorating and furthered her education with a Western Art History intensive course with Christies, London in 2016. Jessica has a passion for incorporating fine quality antiques into both classic and contemporary interiors.

Jessica went on to study and qualify in interior decorating and furthered her education with an Art History intensive at Christies London in 2016. While working at Wallrocks she became the beneficiary of a vast combined knowledge of her father Nick Wallrock and UK-based uncle, well-known antique dealer Charles Wallrock of Wick Antiques.

Jessica has a passion for incorporating fine quality antiques into both contemporary and traditional settings to create breathtaking interiors. Her ability to combine expertise with a fresh, modern design sensibility makes Jessica uniquely placed to help customers realise their personal creative vision.

Jessica is on a mission to educate a new generation of buyers, that antiques exciting, beautiful and enormously versatile in their application. Her focus is on assisting buyers who are ready to move on from the world of mass-produced furniture to be daring enough to explore the world of antiques, a world of living art.

Today, Jessica has been joined by husband Damien, and they are continuing to champion quality and authentic antiques.

The Wallrock origins in the antiques business began in the early 1900s in England.

Jessica’s great-grandfather Sam Wallrock, a significant and well known figure in London property development, established an auction house and became president of the London Auctioneers Society during the 1920s and 1930s.

As his establishment flourished, Sam Wallrock mixed in an interesting and diverse circle of acquaintances. Queen Mary, Queen Consort and wife of King George V, a well-known collector of fine antique porcelain, Queen Mary was known to take tea with Samuel Wallrock to view his superior collection.

In 1948, Queen Mary’s Private Secretary wrote to Mr. Wallrock:

“Queen Mary greatly enjoyed her visit, and I need hardly add, was immensely interested to see your collections. Her Majesty was very much impressed by the beauty of your Coalbrookdale China and wishes me to express sincere gratitude for the delightful piece you so generously presented to her.”

Client Testimonial: Melanie Strathdee, Designer – Leo & Lotus, Mornington Peninsular

“Purchasing antiques for interior design clients is fraught with difficulties and potholes. Authentic, insightful, and caring dealers are super-scarce; Jessica is one of those dealers. Her attention to your needs is illuminating and the extent Jessica goes to ensuring your vulnerable beauty travels safely across the country is unmatched.”

Let us help you become a part of the story of these antiques.

Each piece of our beautiful quality antique furniture has its own story.