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The English Country House look has never been more popular or easier to achieve. Our love affair with period dramas such as Downton Abbey, The Crown and Bridgerton have all bought classic styling to our attention.  Two starting points to your room are white walls or matt heritage colours.  Add a wooden floor and layered rugs.  An antique chandelier will instantly create a centre piece to any room.  Take a look at our range of art nouveau chandeliers and arts and crafts chandeliers.  We can often swap glass shades to…

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If you are looking at our website, trying to find the perfect antique light for your home, why not make an appointment to visit our restoration workshop? What you see in our lighting showroom and on our website really is a fraction of our lighting stock. A visit to the workshop will enable you to see all our antique chandeliers, art nouveau table lamps and arts and crafts lighting.  It will also enable you to customise your lighting by matching antique vaseline glass shades off the shelf to a chandelier…

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The Arts and Crafts period spanned from 1860 to the early 1900's. With a focus on well made handcrafted products. Simple shapes in copper and brass would often be embellished with a hammer finish, upside down hearts, celtic symbols were popular. Designers were often influenced by gothic styles and Oriental designs. We specialise in restored original Arts and Crafts Lighting.  Among the most influential lighting designers are WAS Benson, CFA Voysey and the work of the Birmingham Guild of Handicraft which are much sought after today. The motto of the…

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VW Camper Van Bars

If you haven’t been able to visit our shop then you may not have seen our iconic VW campervan bars!  Home bars and entertaining at home are increasingly popular and these are great fun as well as looking so smart.  Made to order and in a wide range of colours. These bars are made using a genuine VW campervan front panel.  Fitted with shelving to the back and a mini fridge.  To add to the fun, the headlamps light up and there is even a very loud hooter. We can…

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WAS Benson – Arts and Crafts Lighting Designer

If you are a collector of Arts and Crafts lighting and decorative pieces then William Benson will need no introduction to you. But if you are only just discovering the simple beauty of Arts and Crafts then here is a little history about this innovative designer and creator. William Benson certainly had a love of art and design,a flair for hands-on metal work and an interest in new technology. Opening his first workshop in 1880, he began producing beautiful creations combining graceful curves and simple organic shapes.  A close friendship…

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Ashby Interiors are now World of Interiors Index Members

We are very proud to announce that we are now part of the World of Interiors Index!  The Index enables those who enjoy the fabulous content in the monthly World of Interiors publication to find high quality, independent suppliers of antiques, decorative objectives and interior furnishings.  Our restored antique lighting and also our new Ashby range which we manufacture ourselves fit perfectly into the index. We have subscribed to the World of Interiors since before we started Ashby Interiors back in 2014.  In fact, I can safely say that I…

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Can a Machine Gun be a Piece of Art?

Well we think that it can. What better way to display this WWII Browning .50 Cal M2 Heavy Machine Gun Relic than to mount it vertically on a heavy base as a tribute to the key role that this gun and its operators played in the Second World War. This gun is a relic and was recovered from a crashed B17 Flying Fortress.  Inside the gun itself was a use case that has a date stamp of 1944 – this dates the crash site to approximately 1944/45. The gun was…

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Aeronautical, Engineering and Military Gifts

Are you looking for a gift for someone who has an interest in aerospace,Militaria or Engineering? The three subjects really do overlap and go hand in hand. We have a great range of items for sale to suit all budgets. In the under £10 category we have our wonderful pewter Spitfire ChristmasTree Decorations. Add a little aviation history to your tree to remember these magnificent aircraft and the bravery of the RAF pilots who flew them. For £22 we have our RB199 Compressor blade key rings. The RB199 powered the…

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Use discount code BLACKFRI10 to get a 10% discount at checkout on everything we have for sale in our online shop. Take a look at our online shop for restored antique lighting ranging from Arts and Crafts Lanterns, Art Nouveau vaseline glass chandeliers or Art Deco white glass pedant lights. Don't forget we also sell aviation antiques and upcycled aero salvage. Pick up the perfect christmas gift for aviation enthusiasts or why not treat yourself? This offer starts Wed 25th November and will end on Monday 30th November. Our shop…

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Free UK Delivery and Click and Collect during Lockdown

We had just settled into shop life and were loving being part of the community of shop keepers in Melbourne, Derby but unfortunately, we must now shut our doors at the request of government and to help in the fight against Covid. So, we are back to being an online business only. We will be busy loading new stock, replying to queries, offering our lighting consultancy service by phone and email and preparing orders. To help our online shoppers, we would like to offer Free UK delivery and also a…

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Our Very Own Range of Art Nouveau Classic Lighting

An example of our new Art Nouveau Lighting Range in our Showroom We have begun to manufacture our own range of Art Nouveau lighting from our workshop in Derbyshire and are very proud to stamp these pieces 'Made in England'. We have used the classic designs from the Art Nouveau and Art Deco periods as our inspiration. The metal spun galleries are in either brass or copper and can be given a choice of finishes - polished, aged or silver plated. The finishing detail is the screws, the hooks and…

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Ashby Interiors – New Shop Open in Melbourne, Derbyshire

Our new shop is now open for business in Melbourne, South Derbyshire!  We had a very busy launch event and first day on 26th September and are looking forward to giving a warm welcome to our customers.  Here we are cutting the ribbon with Heather Wheeler MP. We have our beautiful lighting on display along with vintage decorative items and aviation antiques. Our opening hours are as follows Monday – closed Tuesday – closed Wednesday – 10am – 5pm Thursday – 10am – 5pm Friday – 10am – 5pm Saturday…

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Ashby Interiors, William's Yard
Derby Road, Melbourne
Derby DE73 8JR.