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The Chelsea Antiques Fair

The Chelsea Antiques Fair We are excited to be exhibiting next week at Chelsea Town Hall 17-21 March Come and see Gary & Gavin on stand 17. Email for complimentary tickets The show comprises quality vetted stock for all tastes and pockets from 18th to 21st century. We will have a great new selection of Arts & Crafts, Art Nouveau, Art Deco and Design

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Back on eBay. Visit our shop!

After a bit of a hiatus we are back selling on eBay and I am currently in the process of creating an eBay shop – Morgan Strickland Decorative Arts. Don’t forget that I can offer you a significantly better price if you buy directly from us at the website rather than through eBay. I have to factor in eBay and Paypal charges when selling through them. It’s going to take me a while to get all our […]

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The Spring Antiques For Everyone at the NEC

We will be exhibiting at the Spring Antiques for Everyone show at the NEC in Birmingham between April 4-7th. We will not be in our usual spot but just opposite at stand L18. This will give us a little more space and the chance to bring some great pieces of Art Nouveau, Arts & Crafts and Art Deco furniture. Please email us for free tickets!

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Join us on now Facebook!

Be the first to join us on Facebook now! Just follow the link Morgan Strickland Decorative Arts on Facebook or search for us on Facebook. I will post new finds and keep you up to date with our activities. It’s a great way of being the first to find out about exciting new stock and a good forum to share your news, views and ideas with like minded people.  

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eBay items

Periodically we put items to sell on eBay. Sometimes we will offer them under the auction format in which case we will not end the auction early as this would be unfair to people waiting until the end of the auction to bid. However, sometimes we will put them on with a “Buy it Now” option. In these cases please feel free to contact us and purchase them directly. By doing this you will be […]

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Sold items confusion

For all of you who have accessed the website via a search engine, firstly thank you for joining us and secondly apologies for any confusion about whether items are still available or already sold. It is not currently clear from the item page if archived stock is sold or not but I am working on this issue and it should be fixed very soon. Sold items will display “ITEM SOLD” instead of a stock number. […]

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One week until Antiques for Everyone at the N.E.C. Birmingham

Don’t forget to come and see us next week on stand L17 at the Antiques for Everyone show at the N.E.C. It is a great show with a wide range of interests and price ranges. There really is something for everyone. We will have a selection of our stock and many new items. You can preview several of them already as they have just been added to the website. Email us now to get your […]

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We are back!

Finally the new website is up and running. Thank you everyone for being so patient and for not giving up on us. That’s the problem with having to manage a website and attend to all the other aspects of running a business. Finding time to sit at the computer and input all the information always seems to get pushed to the back of the queue. Anyway, I am sure that you will find the new […]

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Copper & Brass Work In The Arts & Crafts Guilds And Schools

The technological upheaval of the Industrial Revolution had transformed Victorian Britain from a largely agrarian and rural society into a country with many urban conurbations and workers often enduring terrible conditions and mindless repetitive work. From the 1850’s John Ruskin had championed the plight of the worker and denounced British society as being based on a greed that created misery in inverse proportion. He advocated raising the lot of the working class and thus society […]

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Arthur Lasenby Liberty and Archibald Knox – The Liberty Style

Few people can claim to have been quite so influential in the history of modern design as Arthur Lasenby Liberty. From a small shop, opened in 1875 on the corner of Regent Street he was to popularise an idiom now known and revered world wide simply as “Liberty style”. Originally importing exotic household goods from the East, within 25 years Liberty was commissioning work from some of the finest British Avant-garde designers and retailing it […]

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