A truly exciting range of natural goods, not found elsewhere, were available in a small but unique shop.
At the height of popularity, Eaton's boasted a range of such things as rare and common seashells, related marine curios, minerals, crystals, cut and polished stones, insects in amber and meteorites exclusive hand-made jewellery of amber, corals opal,etc, Also to be found were a selection of natural woven materials of raffia, rush, grass, reed, bamboo, various canes and straw hats, etc. Made to measure bamboo stick blinds and door curtains were also manufactured on the premises. We were most probably the only UK outlet for woven 'Tapa' (tree bark) cloth from Fiji for many years.
Amongst its many thousands of clients were serious collectors, scientists, artists, designers, interior décor and advertising companies, television, film and theatrical prop buyers and a host of people who looked for that special gift that no-one else could provide.
Regrettably, due to property speculators, Eaton's little shop, a "treasure trove" for visitors from both home and overseas which became something of a London institution, was forced to close in 1989.