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, have 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 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 specially, it is best to contact us in advance to make sure we are here. We have two email addresses:- email@example.com(please us our "Contact Form" page) or firstname.lastname@example.org 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.
Tetbury now has become known world-wide since The Prince of Wales has 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.
Very Rare Poster of the Andy Warhol Marilyn Diptych from the Tate Gallery Exhibition in 1991NEW STOCK for JUNE 2013. A very rare framed poster from the 1991 Exhibition at the Tate Gallery, London of the Andy Warhol Marilyn Diptych. Seal of Authorisation from the Andy Warhol Foundation for the Visual Arts. All details shown on poster. Overall outside frame it measures 104cm wide X 74 cm high, Image itself measures 72cm wide X 51cm high. Price is £875.
Two Trolley Tables by Merrow Associates of Guildford.NEW STOCK for END-NOVEMBER 2013. Not one, but two, fabulous pieces of high-quality design from another of the best of the 1970s Designers -Merrow Associates of Guildford. These two items were, as usual, designed by Richard Young & display all the characteristic quality of design & execution. We show a three-shelf trolley with two upper glass shelves & a bottom shelf in rosewood. All in very good condition, and even the glass we believe to be original. Chrome is excellent. This trolley measures 73cm long X 46cm deep X 64cm high, and is priced at £775. The other item is a smaller side table, also with trolley wheels.This has an upper glass shelf & a rosewood lower. It measures 53cm wide X 57cm deep X 53cm high, and is priced at £575.
Enamelled Steel & Brass Etagere.Very Zevi, Slightly Willy Rizzo. An interestingly-design of six-shelf Etagere, with elements of Willy Rizzo & of Zevi. This unit is in pale coffee-coloured stove enamelled steel, with cast brass corners & frames for the glass shelves. It is in overall very good condition, with no damage to the enamel, some small rust spots through the brass plate, and the odd chip to one or two of the glass shelves. Very chic, and we guess, from the 1970s, again. It measures 175cm high X 75cm wide X 36cm deep, and is priced at £575.
An oval G-Plan coffee table in their Astra Range.The Astra coffee table by G-Plan is an excellent design, being very light & "Scandinavian". The round design is fairly prevalent, but the oval is less so. We think this is in teak, as was usual, but it has been stained darker at some stage, and now more closely resembles a rosewood finish. Original glass, we think. The table measures 123cm long X 67cm wide X 42cm high, and is priced at £175.
Oil on Canvas Portrait by Ludvik Schneiderka (1903-1980)NEW STOCK for END-OCTOBER 2013. An impressive and very well-executed portrait of a young boy, signed by Ludvik Schneiderka, and dated 1935. The artist's dates are 1903-1980, and at least two other examples of his work are in the Jewish Museum in Prague. Very good condition.
Price is £675.
French Black & Gilt Wall Brackets in the style of Poillerat.A fine pair of wrought iron wall brackets in black & gilt. The design, especially the criss-cross ribbon centre, is very much in the style of the finest of the French metalworkers, Gilbert Poillerat. These date from the 1920s, and apparently came from a grand Parisian Mansion. They still have their original wiring & wood-insulated (!) SES bulbholders. They measure 60cm high X 38cm wide X 19cm deep, and are priced at £465 for the pair.
Opaline Glass& Chrome Table LampAnother unusual find is this table lamp with a white opaline glass base and chrome stem, top & mount and, as you can see, a second switched bulb which illuminates the glass base. The glass base has been cast with a number of glass "bubbles" on the interior and which show as an interesting pattern. The main bulb is atop the chrome stem, and the lamp stands 72cm high to this point, and the glass has a diameter of 36cm. Now rewired. Price £210.
Set of Six (Four showing here) Dining Chairs by Gordon Russell of Broadway, re-upholstered.This picture shows four of the set of six dining chairs by Gordon Russell of Broadway from 1978, and are in lovely condition, having just been re-upholstered in a lovely dark grey/brown nubbed tweed fabric. We particularly like the moulded plywood seats and bases, which are very reminiscent of the iconic Eames Lounger. Price - £650 for the six. We also have a matching pair of carver chairs awaiting re-upholstery - please enquire.
Wonderful Quality & Design in this Oak & Chrome Coffee Table.NEW STOCK for SEPTEMBER 2013. Fabulous design & wonderful quality in the blond oak & chromed steel coffee table. The frame and blade legs are in chromed steel, with the frame being exposed around the oak top, and edged with a bull-nose oak moulding. Highly attractive, and most unusual to find oak teamed with chrome. The table measures 130cm long X 68cm wide X 38cm high, and is priced at £550.
Pair of Night Tables by GPlanNEW STOCK for DECEMBER 2013. We are pleased to have been able to buy some interesting pieces of furniture by E Gomme of High Wycombe, otherwise known as GPlan. This is a pair of side, or night, tables (probably in dark Tola wood) consisting of a table with drawer, sitting on a base of black-enamelled wood with brass fittings. The GPlan stamp in gold is still beautifully clear inside the drawers (see second image). Overall, very chic & iconic. Each cabinet measures 48cm wide X 47cm deep X 53 cm high, and the pair is priced at £425.
Parker-Knoll Armchair in Beech, and re-upholstered in a Lucienne Day-period fabric.A very finely-worked design of high-back Armchair by Parker-Knoll. When we bought it, the upholstery was too bad to save, and we have had it re-upholstered in a fabric in yellow & black, which is very much in the style of Lucienne Day, and whose colours suit the pale beech of the frame. Circa 1960s. Stock Number 7992. Price £265, including extra cushion.
Desk Chair in blue leather by Boss Designs.NEW STOCK for NOVEMBER 2013. A great design of office/desk chair in blue leather by Boss Designs of Dudley. 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. 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.
Set of Dinner Plates by Minton for Thomas Goode.NEW STOCK for AUGUST 2013. We have just found these in France, although they are terribly Bwitish. The set consists of 13 Dinner plates 26cm in diameter, with a lovely "woven" design to the rim, plus two soup plates of the same size and pattern. Obviously, part of a much larger set, as they all have the same monogram. White porcelain finish, with underglaze marks for Minton & T. Goode & Co, and stamped design date mark. One plate has an edge crack, and one or two have crackled glaze and some staining. Superb Quality & Design. JUST SOLD.
Two Large, if not massive, Aluminium Colanders.NEW STOCK for AUGUST 2013. A fantastic pair of very large commercial kitchen colanders, passoirs or drainers in aluminium, with cast aluminium handles. Note their size, set against a standard domestic kitchen colander. They each measure 67cm maximum width outside handles, and a top width inside handles of 52cm. Their height is 30cm - note that they have slightly different patterns of drainage holes. Both JUST SOLD.
Steel Turbotiere, or Turbot Poacher.NEW STOCK for AUGUST 2013. Another kitchen-themed item. This time it is a full-size Turbotiere, or Turbot Poacher in tinned steel, with fitted lid & drainer. Very difficult to find these items nowadays - in fact, the last one I saw was on a Rick Stein fish cookery programme, and even that did not have its original lid. The Turbotiere measures 80cm long, including handles, and 63cm inside handles: width is 53cm, and height to top of lid handle is 24cm. Price is £175.
Pair of Continental Art Deco Armchairs, upholstered in red bouclé tweed.NEW STOCK for AUGUST 2013. A very stylish pair of Art Deco Armchairs, upholstered in red bouclé tweed with contrasting piping. The fabric is in goodish condition, with a little wear in places, but the springs on one chair have become a little wayward, and have become detached from their fixings. The frames are in very sound condition, and a nice, and unusual, touch is the contrasting black lacquer finish to the armrests The chairs each measure 60cm wide X 65cm deep at the feet X 78cm overall height: seat squab height is 43cm. JUST SOLD.
Trio of Cantilever Chairs Upholstered in Alcantara Suede.NEW STOCK for JULY 2013. A very comfortable, and well-designed, trio of Dining, or office, chairs in Alcantara Suede. The lacing detail, and the back bolster detail are particularly interesting. The dimensions are 56cm wide X 54cm deep X 83cm high. The condition is excellent, and they are priced at £150 each. One JUST SOLD.
Black Metal & Glass Coffee Table with brass fixings.NEW STOCK for AUGUST 2013. A very chic, 1960s, small French Coffee Table, very much in the style of André Arbus, with black metal legs & frame, fitted with a glass top (no chips) which is attached through to the frame & held by brass turn-buttons. It measures 96cm long X 45cm wide X 39cm high. JUST SOLD.
Wall Mirror with scalloped & cut mirror frame.NEW STOCK for LATE-OCTOBER 2013. An excellent design of large wall mirror with cut and scalloped bevelled mirror frame. Probably Belgian, and circa 1950s. It measures 92cm high X 68cm wide, and is priced at £285.
Chrome & Glass Four-Shelf Trolley.NEW STOCK for JULY 2013. A very neat four-shelf etagere/trolley in chrome with four bronze smoked glass shelves, probably dating from the 1960s. Very good condition, and very versatile. It measures 53cm wide X 35cm deep X 90cm high, and is priced at £215.
Chrome & Metal Table Lamp by Guzzini.An excellent design of table lamp by Guzzini. The lamp head can be slid up & down the chrome stem, and the shade swivels as well - therefore, it is pretty much infinitely adjustable. The switch is on the lamp head. French plug & wiring. Its overall height is 60cm, and the base measures 23cm in diameter. JUST SOLD.
Two Leather Chairs in the style of Richard SapperNEW STOCK for END-NOVEMBER 2013. Two chairs with buttoned black leather seats, and leather-covered frame very much in the style of Richard Sapper (B. 1932) Base is five-star cast aluminium with chrome satellite casters, and with screw height adjustment. Excellent condition throughout. The seat itself measures 58cm wide X 50cm high X 63cm deep, and the overall height with the adjustment as shown is 88cm. Price is £425 each.
Unusual Folding Luggage Rack in Perspex.A most unusual folding luggage rack, probably from a very stylish French Hotel, in perspex/lucite. Excellent condition and very useful, and with its original (we guess) soft woven woollen straps to protect your pigskin luggage or your Birkin bag. It measures 66cm wide X 58cm high X 42cm deep & is priced at £160. It is shown here with a blue & white suitcase, measuring 60cm X 20cm X 45cm. JUST SOLD.
Pair of Brass Cylindrical Lanterns with curved glass.A very fine & striking pair of ceiling-hanging cylindrical lanterns with double bulb-holders, and original curved glass. The wiring is the original. They measure 18cm diameter X 25.5cm high. The height to the top of the loop is 50cm, and to the rose is 57cm. The price is £385 for the pair.
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