Muir: Antiques for Modern Interiors

58 Long Street Hanging Sign with Clouds


Stephen & 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 eight 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:- use our "Contact Form" page) or (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.

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, as well as PIEFF, MERROW ASSOCIATES or sometimes, DE SEDE, 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.

Brass Coffee Table Y-Stretcher Mid Long

Brass Coffee Table with Y-Stretcher

NEW STOCK for JUNE 2016. A very elegant coffee table in dark brass (almost patinated bronze) square tube with a y-shaped stretcher beneath. Top is in grey smoked glass. Very nice condition, certainly Continental, and possibly Belgian. It measures 100cm wide X 50cm deep X 40cm high, and is priced at £475.

Three Red & Chrome Stacking Chairs stacked

Threee Red & Chrome Stacking Chairs by Omli for Magis.

An iconic stacking chair designed in 1977 by the Danish designer, Neils Jorgen Haugesen (1936-2013), and manufactured by the Italian Company, Omli for Magis, and known as their "Nuova X Line" (Four cast stamps on each foot!) Very good condition throughout, and unusual to find them with red enamel finish, as they are more usually in black. They each measure 78cm high X 50cm wide X 50cm deep, and are priced at £110 each.

Walnut MDA Trolley Detail

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(28 inches) wide X 43cm(17 inches)deep X 65cm(26 inches) high, and is priced at £275.

Black Glass & Black Coffee Table Long Down

Black Glass & Black Coffee Table.

Interesting Design of Coffee table in black lacquered wrought iron with triple ends, brass details, and black glass top. Certainly Continental and probably French from the 1930s/1940s. It measures 101cm(40 inches) wide X 46cm(18 inches) deep X 57cm(22 inches) high, and is priced at £425.

Gordon Russell Sideboard Front Mid

Unusual Sideboard by Gordon Russell of Broadway.

NEW STOCK for LATE-JUNE 2016. We recently have been very pleased to have bought, and sold, two examples of the exceedingly rare, and sought-after, Helix Sideboard by Gordon Russell - this sideboard is also by Gordon Russell (label to rear) but from the late 1950s/60s: we are still researching the model name and age, and will post when available. As is usual, the quality of design, execution & choice of materials is exemplary. The sideboard has side-hinged doors at each side, with a centre stack of three drawers, the topmost of which is a felt-lined cutlery drawer. The sideboard measures 152cm (58 inches) wide X 43cm (17inches) deep X 86cm (34 inches) high, and is priced at £725.

Knoll Antimott Armchairs Back to Back

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. JUST SOLD.

Black Round Deco Wrought Iron Mirror Bottom Edge

Black Round Deco Wrought Iron Mirror.

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. JUST SOLD.

Burr Maple Low Chests Mid Front

Fabulous Pair of Burr Maple Low Chests of Drawers.

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. JUST SOLD.

Two colourBois Durci Plaque

Rare and unusual Two-Colour Bois Durci Plaque.

We have always admired the very high quality of design and manufacture of Bois Durci - a French technique, dating from the end of the 19th Century, and involving the casting and baking of a mixture of shellac & (usually) rosewood sawdust to create desk-top items, picture frames and plaques such as this. This plaque dates, we guess, from 1890/1900, and is unusual, in that the outer section is in black Bois Durci, and the inner panel of classical design (probably after Boucher) is in Sang de Boeuf. The overall size is 31cm wide X 23cm high (chip to top LH corner), and the inner panel measures 21cm wide X 13cm high. The price is £155.

Brass & Verre Eglomisé Coffee Table End Detail

Coffee Table with Brass Frame &Verre Aglomisé Top

A super-quality Coffee table with a brass frame and interesting under-tier, and with the original glass top with mirror edging (verre eglomisé) French, and from 1950s/1960s. It measures 106cm wide X 56cm deep X 50cm high. JUST SOLD.

Merrow Five Shelf Etagere Low

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. JUST SOLD.

Heavy Yellow Crystal Dish Top

Extremely Heavy Yellow Crystal Dish

An unusual and very heavy (10kg!) dish of elongated shape in a subtle pale yellow colour. Unfortunately, no obvious Maker's Marks, but certainly French, and probably from the 1950s. One chip to base. It measures 52cm wide X 22cm max wide X 17cm high, and is priced at £220.

Shield Shaped French Mirror Top Edge

Shield Shaped French Mirror.

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. JUST SOLD.

Blue Cut Glass Deco Dish Side

Blue Cut Glass Deco Dish

A lovely blue colour and a very clever, Deco, cut on this French 1930s glass dish. Excellent quality, but no Maker's Marks. It measures 30cm in diameter X 12cm high. JUST SOLD.

Gold Plated G-Shaped Table Left Reflection

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.

Marble Surfboard Coffee Table Edge

Marble "SurfBoard" Coffee Table.

A most unusual, but very practical, long coffee table with a white marble top (with bevelled under-edges)in the form of an elongated oval [very much the same shape as the Charles & Ray Eames "SurfBoard" Coffee table from the 1950s] The difference is that this one has a marble top, and a super-cool chrome frame. This table is continental and probably from the late 1950s/early 1960s. It is in very good condition, apart from a small repaired chip to the marble top, and just the usual slight scratching to the marble. The top measures 160cm long X 56cm wide X 2cm thick, and the chrome base measures 140cm (55 inches)long X 45cm (18 inches)wide X 30cm (12 inches)high. Price is £585.

Glass & Brass Console Table End Down

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. JUST SOLD.

Root Sculpture One

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.

Double Shelf Square Chrome Table End Edge

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. JUST SOLD.

White Formica & Chrome Trolley LongEdge

White Formica and Chrome Trolley.

Very high quality low trolley with chrome frame, a white formica top, and lower glass shelf. It is French, and probably dates from the 1970s. Very good condition, and very practical. It measures 83cm wide X 43.5cm deep X 50cm high. JUST SOLD.

Corned Beef Marble Round Table High

Round Coffee Table with "Corned Beef" Marble or Granite Top

A 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. JUST SOLD.

Black Apple Ice Bucket Side

Black Apple Ice Bucket.

NEW STOCK for JUNE 2016. Very unusual colour for this plastic icebucket. There were three major French manufacturers of plastic items such as this in the 1960s and 1970s, and they were Arcopal, Veropam and SOMM. We believe this to be by one of the two latter, as the quality of their work is better. We have also discovered that this black and gold colourway is referred to as "The Holy Grail" for collectors! The icebucket is in very good condition and measures 25cm high X 22cm deep, and, despite its rarity, it is RESERVED.

Round Two-Tier Trolley Top Close

Round Two-Tier Chrome Trolley.

NEW STOCK for LATE-JUNE 2016. Very practical, and attractive, round Serving Trolley in chrome, with two circular smoked glass shelves. It is difficult to date, but we believe it to be Italian and, by its style, we guess from the 1970s. Very good condition throughout, it measures 66cm (26 inches) maximum width over the handle X 63cm (25 inches) in diameter X 86cm (34 inches) high. It is priced at £325.

Three Shelf Perspex & Brass Etagere Corner Detail

Three-Shelf Perspex& Brass Etagere.

Very smart three-shelf Etagere with facetted perspex/lucite columns, brass joints and brass frames, supporting three glass shelves. It is Continental, and dates from the 1970s. Very good condition, and very practical. It measures 120cm (47 inches)long X 36cm(14 inches) deep X 79cm (31 inches)high, and is priced at £475. Matching Mirror also available, measuring 96cm high X 73cm wide. JUST SOLD.
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