Wallrocks History: Wallrock Antiques was established in 1974 by Nick Wallrock – the store would go on to become an institution in the Australian antiques world.
In mid-2016, after ten years of intensive training under Nick , daughter Jessica Wallrock took the reins to become Director of Wallrocks. Jessica joined the family firm in 2009, becoming the fourth generation of Wallrocks to enter the world of antique dealers.
Jessica brings a strong partnership of experience, history and heritage with a fresh, contemporary and innovative eye for design to Wallrocks. After finishing her bachelor degree in Marketing & Advertising at Queensland University of Technology, she worked in marketing for several years before taking what experience she’d gained to build up a national online presence for Wallrock Antiques, taking the company from one that had been Brisbane based for 30 years, to one that had a large national following within a few years.
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.
‘It is better to own one exquisite statement piece than 100 inferior substitutes.’ Jessica Wallrock