Muir: Antiques for Modern Interiors
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ANTIQUES IN TETBURYStephen & Ines Muir, each now with over thirty five years experience in sourcing, buying and selling quality antiques, had their major business based in London. We have been based in the well-known ANTIQUES TOWN of TETBURY in the glorious COTSWOLDS for over ten years now, and have celebrated over six years in our own shop at 58 Long Street, Tetbury, Gloucestershire, GL8 8AQ, which showcases our theme of mixing good contemporary design with selected pieces from the 20th Century Antiques, French Decorative Antiques, Retro, and sometimes even, the 19th Century, in fact, Antiques for Modern Interiors.
Our phone number in the shop is +44(0)1666504522, and mobile number is +44(0)7836758416.
When we are on a buying trip, we close the shop, so if you are planning a visit to see us specifically, it is best to contact us in advance to make sure we are here. We have two email addresses:- firstname.lastname@example.org(please use our "Contact Form" page) or email@example.com (which accepts attachments) to use this CLICK HERE. The rest of the time, the shop is open every day, and our hours are 10.00-17.30 from monday to saturday, and 11.00-17.30 on sunday, and at other times, by appointment.
Shown above is a fabulous example of Italian design - the Onda sofa for Zanotta, dated 1989. See details elsewhere on our site.
Tetbury now has become known world-wide since The Prince of Wales opened his Highgrove Shop in this iconic Cotswolds, Gloucestershire town in April 2008.
We specialise in more Modern, retro, Antiques and normally,nothing older than Art Deco, but right up-to-date if the style and quality is good. Our major buying area is France, where we buy Decorative and Modern,20th Century pieces, but we source in Belgium & Holland as well. We spend a minimum of ten days per month abroad buying Antiques for our Tetbury operation, visiting specialised antique markets, Brocantes, and private sources of supply of the style and quality of articles which we like, and which our wide range of customers, both trade and private, love to buy. When we can find them, we will buy good pieces of furniture designed by, for example, CHARLOTTE PERRIAND, CHARLES & RAY EAMES, MART STAM, any BAUHAUS designer, ROBIN & LUCIENNE DAY, MARCEL BREUER, HANS OLSEN, MARIO BELLINI or anything now called Retro Antiques. We also have a love for such materials as Linen and Hemp(we always have a good selection of French sheets, some with hand-embroidered initials, in stock), Gilt-Bronze, Bakelite, Palm-Wood, Sheet Copper, Cast-Iron, Perspex, Lucite, Mirror, chrome and nickel plate and leather & suede. We are also attracted to such finishes as Faux-Marbre, Trompe L'Oeil, Crackle-Glaze, Grisaille and Limed wood.Please look at ALL our pages to get a good idea of our style and to see if you can find something you really, really want.
Pair of Black Leather & Beech Armchairs by Knoll of Germany.Excellent, and very comfortable, pair of armchairs in black leather (with "boxing glove" lacing) on beech frames. These, we think, date from the 1960s, and use Knoll's "Antimott" system of cloth-covered springs to support the (detachable) cushions. Measurements are 85cm deep X 75cm wide X 75cm high. JUST SOLD.
Deco Glass & Bronze Rail.Wonderful quality of this glass rod with bronze fixings. Originally a handle off an enormous door from an Art Deco building, all we have is this item, which could be re-used as a handle on a suitable door, or more practically, as a hanging rail: extremely chic!. It measures 65cm long, and the bronze fixings are 10cm deep. Price is £ 225.
Walnut Trolley by Miller Design Associates.A Beautifully detailed two-shelf Serving Trolley by Miller Design Associates (MDA) from the 1970s, with two walnut shelves (probably solid, rather than veneer) supported on black enamelled steel frames and chrome legs. Excellent condition and very chic. It measures 71cm wide X 43cm deep X 65cm high, and is priced at £275.
Pair of Moustache-back Bridge Chairs, just re-upholstered.An extremely well-detailed pair of French Bridge Chairs, probably 1950s, with moustache backs, "finger-pull" armrests, and elegantly shaped legs. We have just received them back from our Master Upholsterer, who has re-upholstered them in a lovely contemporary blue bouclé fabric with contrasting, yellow, piping and buttons, to match the original design. Extremely chic & comfortable, they each measure 80cm high X 50cm deep X 58cm wide. Price is £925 for the pair.
Superb "Onda" sofa for Zanotta.A fabulous, and very rare, example of Italian design. This Onda sofa (model 130) was designed in 1985 by De Pas, D'Urbino and Lomazzi for Zanotta. Is is in black leather with a serpentine external chrome frame(hence, "Onda") and is extremely comfortable, and is in very good condition. This example is especially unusual, as it was manufactured in the UK by Minty Furniture under licence from Zanotta(label on base)
It measures 195cm long X 78cm deep X 72cm high, and is priced at £3,600.
Set of Four Ladies Bridge Chairs with original Black Lacquered Wood Frames and grey Upholstery.Very comfortable set of four Ladies Bridge Chairs, with black lacquered wooden frames, and original grey tweed upholstery. Each measures 51cm wide X 53cm deep X 84cm high (seat height is 46cm at the front edge)The set are priced at £320.
Gilt Wheatsheaf ChandelierNEW STOCK for AUGUST 2015. Fab six-branch gilt chandelier in the form of a well-stacked wheatsheaf. We have had this design before as a coffee table, but never before as a Chandelier. Very beautifully detailed and executed, and in very good original condition. French, and probably dating from the 1940s. It measures 50cm high(plus the original chain and ceiling rose, which adds a further30cm) The overall diameter is 60cm. Price is £425.
Pair of Knoll Antimott Armchairs in beech & original fabric.Very comfortable and stylish pair of armchairs by Knoll of Germany, using their "Antimott" system of cloth-covered springs. These are very 1950s, and very "Retro". The fabric is, as far as we can determine, the original, and is now faded, with some wear & un-stitching - it would merit re-upholstery, using one of the current wide range of retro-themed furnishing fabric. The chairs each measure 75cm deep X 63cm wide X 80cm high, and we have priced them at £525 for the pair, to take account of the upholstery cost.
Black Round Deco Wrought Iron Mirror.NEW STOCK for AUGUST 2015. Very well detailed hammered and wrought iron frame on this original Art Deco Mirror. Great style and condition, and with original round bevelled mirror. French 1930s. It measures 60cm overall, and the mirror has a diameter of 44cm. With the hanging chain, it is 90cm high. Price is £245.
Fabulous Pair of Burr Maple Low Chests of Drawers.NEW STOCK for JULY 2015. We have just brought back from France this wonderful, and stylish, pair of low side chests of drawers in Burr Maple veneer with cast brass curved corners.Each chest has three drawers with gold/brass anodised aluminium pull-handles, and the whole effect is spectacular. Each chest measures 55cm wide X45cm deep X 45cm high, and the pair are priced at £850.
Pair of Brass Side Tables with Verre Eglomisé Shelves.Very finely-detailed pair of Side, or Sofa, Tables in solid brass tube, with the original upper and lower shelves in Verre Eglomisé, with the mirror in good condition. They are continental, and date from the 1970s/1980s. Each table measures 50cm cube.JUST SOLD.
Desk Chair in blue leather by Boss Designs.A great design of office/desk chair in blue leather by Boss Designs of Dudley - the design is known as the "Delphi". This company, still trading today, was one of the pioneers of top-end furniture design in the 1970s/1980s. This chair is a good example of one of their best designs from the period & is very comfortable, and is still in production today. The chrome is in very good condition, as is the blue leather (although, with one repair to the rear of the seat back). The chair measures 83cm high X 65cm deep X 63cm wide, and the seat squab is 46cm high. Price is £175.
Merrow Five-Shelf Etagere.A superb example of the design and quality from Merrow Associates of Guildford. This five-shelf Etagere dates from the 1970s, and is in excellent condition throughout: the chrome frame is in very good condition, and all the five original grey-smoked glass shelves are free of chips. Very stylish and useful piece of furniture. It measures 177cm high X 92cm wide X 33cm deep, and is priced at £625.
Four-Shelf Trolley by Fedam of Italy.An extremely high-quality, and chic, four-shelf trolley by Fedam of Italy, dating from the 1970s. It has brass shelf frames, supported on square black metal uprights, with trolley wheels. The bottom shelf is bronzed mirror, and the three upper shelves are all in bronze glass (one chip), and they shelves appear all to be original. Lovely item, and very smart & practical. It measures 85cm wide X 53cm deep X 67cm high. JUST SOLD.
Shield Shaped French Mirror.NEW STOCK for AUGUST 2015. A beautifully cut French Mirror of almost shield-shape. It probably dates from the 1930s, and is a very good example of highly skilled glass cutting. Some marks to the silvering, but the glass is in very good overall condition. It measures 71cm high X 53cm wide and is priced at £185.
Near-Pair of Chairs in Chrome and Tan Leather.NEW STOCK for JULY 2015. A super near-pair of dining-height chairs in chrome tubing & with tan leather slip-over sling seats and backs. We say "near-pair" as the shape of the leather seats is slightly different, and the method of fixing the two halves of the legs also differs slightly, and as a result, we are pricing the chairs individually: we guess that, although obviously the same design, they are from different series, as these minor modifications were brought into production. The design is French and probably from the 1960s. Each chair measures 45cm wide X 83cm high to the back X 50cm deep, and with the seat height at 45cm. JUST SOLD.
Gold (yes, Gold!) Plated G-Shaped Side Table.A super quality two-tier Side table in gold (yes, 23 Carat Gold!)plate(with its label) on a steel frame in a G-Section, designed and manufactured by Belochrom. This item is extremely high quality, including the upper 10mm thick glass shelf, and the lower shelf in bronze mirror. Flemish from the 1960s, and in very good condition. It measures 60cm X 60cm X 38cm high. JUST SOLD.
Long Brass Coffee TableA very elegant, and large, Coffee Table in (probably) solid brass or brass-plated steel, with very stylish cross-over ends. The brass has developed a nice patina over the years, and looks truly smart. Continental, and from the 1960s. We have had the glass top replaced with grey smoked toughened glass. The table measures 121cm long X 51cm deep X 42cm high, and is priced at £475.
Glass and Brass Console Table by Galliotti & Radice.A very chic, and stylish, console table in bronze smoked glass with brass angles and support buttons for the lower shelf. The metal has obtained a lovely bluish-grey patina, which suits it admirably. However, the top is quite badly scratched. The Designer/Manufacturer is labelled Gallotti & Radice from Como, Italy, who are still manufacturing high-end domestic & office furniture today, but this item dates from the 1960s. It measures 102cm wide X 40cm deep X 73cm high, and is priced at £375.
Root Sculpture.This sculpture is an almost petrified root (perhaps of a Sequoia), inverted, and then mounted on a steel base, as a sculpture. It is also very heavy! It measures 104cm at its widest X 70cm deep X 70cm high, and is priced at £285.
Selection of White Glazed Pottery Fruit and Vegetables.Lovely Selection of white glazed pottery fruit and vegetables. French and probably from around 1830. Pretty good condition, all things considered. One or two of the vegetables have their stems broken off, and some of the glazing is showing original air bubbles. Lovely set and very decorative. JUST SOLD.
Double Shelf-Square Chrome Table.A very clever design of large side table in chrome-plated steel in square and rectangular sections, with two very thick glass shelves. Not by a known, or named, manufacturer, but very handsome & practical. Difficult to divine its age, but we guess it is from the 1970s. It measures 72cm X 72cm X 60cm high, and is priced at £225.
Round Coffee Table with "Corned Beef" Marble or Granite TopA very stylish round coffee, or side, table in brushed steel, with an inset marble top in dark red marble, or I prefer to call it Corned Beef granite, probably Norwegian. It measures 80cm in diameter, and is 41cm high. The marble/granite is in very good condition with a high polish. The steel frame is in very sound condition, but the original lacquer is beginning to colour and wear, and, ideally, the frame should be stripped back to the metal. However, the item is very stylish and usable as it is. Price is £425.
Rosewood Tulip Dining Table, by Eero SaarinenVery, very, rare example of the Iconic Tulip Dining Table designed by Eero Saarinen in 1958. It is very unusual to find an example, as here, with a rosewood veneer top and polished cast aluminium base. Manufactured by Arkana (cast iron base with their name). Fabulous condition, and quality. It measures 121cm diameter X 73cm high. JUST SOLD.
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