There is a red granite Old Kingdom sarcophagus on the ground floor of the British Museum which Rupert Wace found 30 years ago at a garden statue sale. ‘I think it had been used as a planter in someone’s garden,’ says Wace,who celebrates 30 years of his gallery in 2018. Based in St James’s, specialising in Ancient Egyptian, Greek and Roman antiquities, Wace and his team are preparing for the upcoming Winter Antiques Show in New York and the Frieze Masters as part of their programme of international fairs. They sell to individuals and museums, including the Louvre and the Met as well as the British Museum. The antiquities market is ‘strong for pieces of good quality with good provenance and, of course, beauty’.