What makes a good antique shop?

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In short the key to a successful antiques shop is a wide range of antiques at fair prices and supported by a good website that is informative and easy to use. It is considered that Tudor Rose Antiques meets these criteria. They are based in Petworth, West Sussex ENGLAND, UK. Here follows a description from the owner.

We supply a wide range of antique fine furniture and country furniture along with painted and decorative furniture. In addition we have antique mirrors, antique metalware including everything for the fireside, antique paintings and prints. Finally we have antique silver. All at affordable prices and with the reassurance of dealing with honest traders who are members of the Petworth Art and Antiques Dealers Association (PAADA).

Antiques are often purchased online (payments by credit card during a phone call) and delivered worldwide by specialist and safe antiques couriers.

Antique Silver Photograph Frames
We always stock a good variety of period and antique silver photo frames, varying shapes and sizes with some plain and some highly decorative.

Antique Bookcases, Antique Dressers and Display Cabinet
Our stock of antique book cases and antique desks varies from week to week, under the general heading of antique brown furniture sometimes we have Victorian writing tables, oak and walnut bookcases, the occasional Globe Wernick bookcase, glassed book cases and antique knee hole desks.

More Antique Fine Furniture
Our stock usually contains antique cupboards, cabinets and antique dressers of good quality. We often have pairs of English antique bedside cabinets as well as French antique bedside cabinets. French dressing tables and other French antiques. Antique wooden boxes and trunks always sell well so we try to show a good selection of antique coffers, chests, boxes, window seats and trunks that make ideal storage areas or antique coffee tables. Where possible we include vintage leather trunks. There is always a good selection of antique chest of drawers some bow fronted chest of drawers as well as country fruitwood and oak chest of drawers. We have not classified antique seating as antique furniture. Instead antique seating is listed below.

Antique Seating
Our antique seating includes antique sofas, antique stools, upholstered armchairs and a collection of dining chairs, side chairs and other antique occasional chairs in mahogany, oak and other woods.

Antique Mirrors
We always have a large selection of antique mirrors - English and French mirrors, i.e. English overmantle mirrors and French antique pier and overmantle mirrors. Carved gilt wood mirrors and other decorative French Continental and English mirrors are usually available too.

Antique Fireside and other Salvaged Antiques
Antique fire side implements often include antique firedogs, fire grates and fire backs. Other reclaimed artifacts usually include old gates and other antique wood items as well as stone items for the garden or conservatory.

Antique Ceramics and Glass
In this section we usually keep a good supply of blue and white transfer printed wares, Staffordshire figures and Masons ironstone, along with porcelain and decorative ceramics. Antique glass includes decanters and claret jugs, along with later glassware.

William Hockley the Interior Design Company display a good selection of contemporary lamps which complement the antiques well. They are able to supply all designer fabrics, wallpapers and carpets at competitive prices.

Antique Silver
We have three silver cabinets full of a wide range of items, some of which very reasonably priced for gifts.

Antique Web Site
At tudor-rose-antiques.co.uk we run a comprehensive antiques web site showing all our stock of antique furniture and other antiques and vintage items. The secret is to keep it all up to date so search engines maintain a keen interest in us and that keeps us well up the search engine ranking of Google and others.

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