A.S. Handover

Listique’s Recommendation

We’re always impressed by local gems whose attentive staff have the time and knowledge to ensure their customers find what they need. We’ve seen A.S. Handover’s friendly workers more than deliver when it comes to satisfying their specialist clientele, namely artists, gilders, sign makers and specialist craftsmen, making them a shop we firmly admire. A.S. Handover draw on decades of making brushes and other specialist craft materials to advise their customers on their purchases. We’d recommend A.S. Handover to artists, craftsmen and decorators after the finest materials. In addition, they stock finely crafted make-up brushes.



About A.S. Handover

A.S. Handover founded this establishment in 1949, selling decorators brushes from a small hayloft in Highgate Village, London. His business boomed, fueled by the demand for brushes in a London that was still being rebuilt after the Second World War. Soon after, the firm began making specialist high-quality brushes for graphic artists, poster writers, sign writers, animation studios and advertising companies The firm has steadily grown over the years to become the widely recognised expert store it is today. In addition to produce from their workshop, they stock a comprehensive range of decorating tools and brushes, scumble glazes, signwriting enamels, varnishes, french polishes, universal strainers, pigments and artists’ oil colours, water-colours and acrylics. They are also one of the UK’s foremost suppliers of of gold leaf and other gilding supplies. Their products are used by the country’s finest craftsmen in museums, film studios, stately homes and the Houses of Parliament. They count the Royal Household at Buckingham Palace among their patrons. They are a Royal Warrant Holder by appointment to Her Majesty the Queen as Suppliers of Brushes, Paints and Gilding Equipment.



0844 875 3381


1 Farleigh Place, London N16 7SX

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