About Us


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John Knowlton, J.D., Ed.D., is a hospital fundraising and strategic planning consultant and former attorney who works with hospital and not-for-profit clients all over the Southeast, but his real passion is antiques.

For 30 years as a dealer, Knowlton has developed an impeccable eye for beautiful English Antique pieces.

On a personal note, John lives on “The Hill” in Athens, GA in an 1820’s Greek revival house rescued and moved 20 years ago. He enjoys a peaceful garden and collects both English and American period antiques for his personal enjoyment. He has a gallery in Athens open by appointment only.

At J. Knowlton Antiques, we focus on providing our customers with fine mid-18th to mid-19th century English furniture. We offer experienced collectors, decorators, and the novice an opportunity to purchase quality antiques at reasonable prices. Dealing exclusively in period antiques, there is an emphasis on quality, beauty, condition, and impressive prices—with a strong commitment to strong customer service.

Knowlton scours auctions and estate sales and buy direct from English importers for high quality furniture with the additional small accessories to help complement any decor.

Should you seek a particular piece or size, Knowlton is delighted to oblige and can help secure just the right selection for your need. We seek to keep a strong inventory that includes a variety of fine chests, secretaries, sideboards, tables and linen presses, along with smaller accent items.

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We are delighted to assist you in finding that special piece to complete or complement your decor. You may also view our gallery on this website and visit us on Facebook at J. Knowlton Antiques for up-to-date listings of our new and changing current inventory.

We can arrange for shipping to your home and we also accept questions about our merchandise via e-mail at john@jknowlton.us or contact John at 706-248-7507.