Ottocento are established fine art dealers who procure not only unusual paintings from Old Masters through to contemporary, but also prints and works on paper.  Max and Louise,  the husband and wife team behind Ottocento share over 30 years collective experience in the fine art world and are absolutely passionate about sourcing unique and compelling pieces of art.



Sophie Bamber

She grew up in the Sussex countryside and after a period away is based there with her young family. Her childhood homes were full of colour, print and textures, with wallpapers and bold ceramics from various travels. Her early life frequent trips with her Godmother to Libertys and the Victoria and Albert Museum enthused her love of pattern and played a huge in influence. Originally trained in Fashion and Textiles she spent the early years forming her career by being a Freelance Designer and Merchandiser to Small Fashion Houses, travelling and sourcing fabrics and organising garment production. She stopped to bring up her three young babies and decided on a change of path retraining in Upholstery. She now works from her studio based near Petworth in West Sussex.



In my Upholstery, the opportunity to remaster an old piece with a new twist in a contemporary fabric or with notes to past. Iconic designs reworked. Layering the textures in the detail and colour. I reflect my client and their character, so the piece will be loved and become part of them to inspire the generations.  I try to use Ethically sourced fillings and components and supporting British designers and mills where I can.