Best antiques shops in Surrey
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Searching for the best of the antiques scene in Surrey? With our Antiques Roadshow special appearing in May’s Surrey Life magazine, we challenged our resident expert Ali Heath to pick her top ten favourites. Whether you are looking for antique furniture, unique garden finds, decorative accessories, jewellery, rugs, maps, books or movie paraphernalia, then the below will surely inspire…
1. Petersham Nurseries
Petersham Nurseries, is one of my favourite places to visit, offering a magical space combining the best of antiques, plants, outdoor furniture and food. Owned by Gael & Francesco Boglione, is set at the foot of their home, Petersham House, at the base of Richmond Hill. Saved from the clutches of developers and multinational garden centres, the garden-loving Bogliones bought the run-down nursery and reunited it with the original Petersham House estate, separated for over 30 years. After extensive restoration work it re-opened in 2004 totally transformed and totally mesmerizing in its impact on those that know and love it. For antiques think antique cloches, trugs, shutters, vintage outdoor furniture, mirrors, wirework, Italian terracotta pots, cast iron urns, statues and delightful French enamelware. It is a destination shop and the Tea-house or Café should be savored too.
Church Lane, Off Petersham Road, Richmond, Surrey, TW10 7AG
2. Haus Interiors
A gorgeous antique and interior store based on the outskirts of Haslemere, owned by Stephanie Cox-Freeman. The store is full of unique one off finds and sells a mix of English, French and Scandinavian antique and vintage furniture, as well an enticing collection of new decorative items and clothes. If you are passionate about antique fabrics you will find an abundance of treasures made using up-cycled vintage linens. Everything from re-upholstered chairs and sofas; to exquisite cushions, lampshades and textiles.
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6 Junction Place, Haslemere, Surrey GU27 1LE
3. Hill & Co Homewares & Vintage Store
A newly opened treasure trove, owned by Annie Hill is set to appeal to all antique and vintage lovers. Stocked full with an eclectic mix of antique furniture, abundant decorative accessories, nostalgic toys and books and covetable collections of new home accessories. A combination of French and English country furniture, 20th Century design classics. From bookcases to brushes, linens to lighting, mirrors to mangle cloths, cupboards to candles there is a wide range to choose from. With the emphasis always on good design and reasonable prices Hill & Co is committed to seeking out the unusual, functional and decorative.
Dowse House, Headley Road, Grayshott, Surrey GU326 6LB
4. The Ark Vintage Market
A new indoor market style store set within the old Alders department store in Camberley. A fabulous new concept, the shop/market layout is a quirky and inspirational space set up by Tony Sandells. Passionate about pre-loved vintage treasures, he has an ever changing stock of antique and vintage furniture, including vintage French and shabby chic style pieces. Think armoires, benches, cupboards, bureaus, along with their popular Amish Barn stars, beautiful handcrafted wooden boxes and vintage linens. Interesting space to watch as new dealers are introduced to the market concept.
Obelisk Way, Old Alders Building, Camberley, Surrey GU15 3SX
5. The Ark
Not to be confused with the vintage market above, The Ark in Haslemere sells hand made rugs, carpets, and kilims, selected from villages throughout Turkey, as well as soumaks, zili brocade and cicims. Designs include many antique pieces as well as new weaving and semi old designs. Tribal and nomadic items available as well as cushions and camel bags. A full cleaning and repair service is offered, including moth proofing products and advice.
Town Car Park, Haslemere GU27 2HG
6. Cry For The Moon Jewellers
A stunning fine diamond and gem set jeweler with amazing collections of antique jewellery. If you are looking for a particularly special piece then Cry For The Moon will inspire you with their stock of beautiful antique designs.
17 Tunsgate, Guildford, Surrey GU1 3QT
7. Antique Church Furnishings
A fabulous salvage business and the top trade supplier of Antique Ecclesiastical Furnishings, furniture, fixtures and fittings in Great Britain, especially chapel chairs, church chairs and original pine or oak church pews. There is a constantly changing stock of pre-war church furnishings collected from churches across Britain. Hire many items to film sets including pieces for Harry Potter and the De Vinci Code.
Rivernook Farm, Sunnyside, Walton-on-Thames, Surrey KT12 2ET
8. Antiquarian Maps, Prints and Books
A great dealer specialising in antiquarian maps, prints and vintage books. Cover most areas and subjects from 16th-early 20th century. Open all hours but by appointment only.
Angelika C. J. Friebe Ltd, PO Box 503, Dorking, Surrey RH4 9DD
Heath-Bullock is a third generation family business with 2,500 sq feet of space in Godalming, specialising in English and continental furniture predominantly from the 18th and 19th centuries. More recently, the company has combined contemporary vintage living with original period furniture and the two co-exist very graciously side by side. The shop is packed full of beautiful pieces and stock is constantly changing.
8 Meadrow, Godalming, Surrey GU7 3HN
10. Movie Poster World
If you are looking for rare and authentic movie memorabilia then you will love Movie Poster World. Specialising in vintage movie posters, lobby cards, & movie stills, all their film posters are original theater-used. Nostalgic reprints of classic poster also available at affordable prices but any reproductions clearly stated as such.
10a Monument Road, Woking, Surrey GU21 5LS