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 are about to celebrate 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.
By the way, the picture above is of a very rare poster of the 1991 Tate Gallery Exhibition of Andy Warhol's Marilyn Diptych. JUST SOLD.
"Helix" Sideboard by Gordon Russell of Broadway.A very exciting purchase for us. This is the R407 Sideboard by Gordon Russell of Broadway, a striking piece designed in 1950 by the husband and wife team of David Booth & Judith Ledeboer for Gordon Russell of Broadway, exhibited at the Festival of Britain in 1951, and subsequently stocked by Heal's. Solid mahogany legs and carcase, birch faced laminboard doors with Bombay Rosewood veneer routed with a helix pattern to reveal the lighter-coloured birch laminboard beneath. It was sufficiently important for an example to be acquired by the Victoria & Albert Museum (W43-1978). Please note that all the above information is quoted from "Modern British Furniture - Design since 1945" by Lesley Jackson and published in 2013 by V & A Publishing.
The sideboard measures 122cm long X 47cm deep X 84cm high,is in excellent condition. JUST SOLD.
Two Trolley Tables by Merrow Associates of Guildford.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 has JUST SOLD. 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 56cm deep X 52cm 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.
Pair of Moustache-back Bridge Chairs, just re-upholstered.NEW STOCK for JANUARY 2014. 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 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.NEW STOCK for APRIL 2014. 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 £3800. We have the matching armchair available separately.
Pair of Black Lacquer & Brass Table Lamps.NEW STOCK for JULY 2014. A super-elegant pair of Black Lacquer Table Lamp bases with brass trim, fitted with the original pagoda-shaped shades. Probably dating from the 1980s, and bought in France, each measures 73cm overall to top of shade X 50cm wide (shade) X 30cm deep.Price is £450 for the pair.(Chrome and Burr Maple Coffee Table showing elsewhere on our site)
Pair of Leather Chairs by Girsberger.NEW STOCK for JULY 2014. Pair of Lounge chairs in steel and black leather by Girsberger of Switzerland. Wonderful quality and condition. Dated 1972. Each measures 70cm deep X 65cm wide X 73cm high, and are priced at £485 each.
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. JUST SOLD. We also have a matching pair of carver chairs awaiting re-upholstery - please enquire.
Onda armchair by Zanotta dating from 1989.NEW STOCK for APRIL 2014. Fabulous "Onda" armchair by Zanotta, matching the three-seat sofa shown above. Like the sofa, the armchair is upholstered in black leather, is very comfortable, and in very good condition. It measures 90cm wide X 80cm deep X 70cm high. JUST SOLD.
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. JUST SOLD.
Pair of Brass Side Tables with Verre Eglomisé Shelves.NEW STOCK for MARCH 2014. 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, and are priced at £645 the pair.
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 - 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.NEW STOCK for APRIL 2014. 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.
Extremely fine and chic pair of Wall Appliques in Black & Brass.NEW STOCK for JULY 2014. An extremely slim and fine pair of French Wall Appliques in black tapered tube with brass accents. Each Applique has four bulbs.We guess thes to be frm the 1950s, but coul be earlier. They each measure 40cm wide X 47cm high, and the pair are priced at £350.
Pair of French, Moustache-Back Armchairs, just re-upholstered.A super-comfortable pair of moustache-back French armchairs, which we have just had re-upholstered in blue bouclé tweed with contrasting yellow piping & back-buttons, to match the pair of bridge chairs, shown above. The design of the frame & arms is very similar between the two pairs, and they look super together - we will, however, be happy to sell the pairs separately. These armchairs each measure 62cm wide X 79cm high X 77cm deep, and are priced at £1150 for the pair.
Armchair by Boss Designs in Maroon Leather, with white stove-enamelled frame.NEW STOCK for MARCH 2014. A super-smart and very comfortable armchair by Boss Designs, upholstered in maroon leather, and with its exposed frame in white stove-enamel. Dating from the 1980s, this chair is very stylish and in good condition. It measures 74cm wide X 90cm deep X 78cm high, and is priced at £275. Matching sofa also available - please see elsewhere on the site.
Trio of Cantilever Chairs Upholstered in Alcantara Suede.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.
Super Serving Trolley in Black Glass and Brass.NEW STOCK for APRIL 2014. A very clever, and stylish, Serving Trolley with two shelves in original, un-chipped, glass, and with a sinuous brass tube frame, also in good condition. We think this dates from the 1950s, and is continental. It measures 70cm wide X 40cm deep X 62cm high. JUST SOLD.
Set of Eight Arne Jacobsen Series Seven Arm-Chairs(four shown here)NEW STOCK for JANUARY 2014. Unusual to find a set of eight of these chairs, and even more unusual to find the version with arms. This design is by Arne Jacobsen (1902-71), was designed in 1955, and was numbered 3207, usually abbreviated to "Series Seven" chair. We think this set dates from the 1970s, and is in very good condition, with the seats faced in walnut veneer. Iconic at every level. £960 for the set of eight.
Chrome & Glass Four-Shelf Trolley.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.
Root Sculpture.NEW STOCK for JULY 2014. 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.
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. Stamped "Made in Italy". 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. Both JUST SOLD.
Chinese Elm Wheel SculptureNEW STOCK for JULY 2014. Most unusual carving, which we believe to be Chinese Elm, carved in the form of a symbolic grindstone. Mounted as a sculpture on a steel base. The wheel measures 47cm id diameter, and the overall height is 56cm X 15cm deep. Stock Number 7586. JUST SOLD.
Rosewood Tulip Dining Table, by Eero SaarinenNEW STOCK for JULY 2014. Very, 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. Price is £1550.
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