Shops which sell objects from the British Arts and Crafts Movement

Strachan Antiques

For collectors North of the Border a visit to Alex Strachan is a must. Strachan Antiques is a family business, founded in 1989. They have a large, ever-changing stock of oak, mahogany, walnut and ash Arts & Crafts furniture and other artefacts by famous names such as Liberty of London, Harris Lebus, Shapland & Petter, Heals and Glasgow's own Wylie & Lochhead. Their retail showroom is minutes from Glasgow City Centre and the M8. Ample customer parking.

Open 7 days a week. Weekdays 10 - 6, Saturday 10 - 5, Sunday 12 - 5.

Art Furniture

This Camden based gallery have held exhibitions in the past featuring excellent quality furniture from all top makers including Liberty and Co, Heals, Shapland and Petter, and Wylie and Lochhead. This store was featured in the BBC Antiques Show 1999 which showed Liberty and Co antique buyer Nick Springett stocking up for his Regent Street display at Liberty of London. There are no current exhibitions planned but there is always a very good range of excellent furniture, metalware and other items in stock.

The Arts and Crafts Furniture Co

This is one of the top Arts and Crafts shops in the UK specialising in furniture with some smaller decorative items. Special interest is given to high quality pieces by Heals, Liberty and Shapland and Petter, but pieces by Ballie Scott and other top designers are not uncommon.

Easily accessible from Waterloo Station in London (a short train ride), The Arts and Crafts Furniture Company is highly commended.

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Liberty & Co

By far the most prestigious and comprehensive exhibition in the UK is the Liberty and Co. annual selling exhibition which usually takes place in May at the Regent Street shop in London. Previous exhibitions have included a wide range of furniture including high quality items from Liberty and Co, Shapland and Petter, Heals and Son, Wylie and Lochhead. Exhibitions usually include an extensive range of metal ware including beaten copper ware from the Keswick and Newlyn schools, Tudric Pewter, including very fine pieces designed by Archibald Knox