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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…

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.…

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…

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…

BLACK FRIDAY OFFER

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…

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…

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…

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…

Ashby Interiors – New Shop in Melbourne, South Derbyshire

We have some exciting news to announce!  In September Ashby Interiors will be opening the doors on our first shop!  An opportunity came along which we just couldn’t turn down.  The perfect shop became available in Melbourne, South Derbyshire.  This is where our business was born back in 2014 and where we have our workshop.  As you may know, we aren’t currently open to the…

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If you are reading this blog then there’s a high chance that you have an interest in restored antique lighting, vintage interiors or aviation antiques!  Why not sign up to the Ashby Interiors mailing list? We would hate for you to miss out on buying a key piece that you have been scouting for.  Many of our customers have a specific item on their wish…

Selling Antique Lighting

The third instalment in my series on our mission at Ashby Interiors - Buy, Restore, Sell. When Ashby Interiors was born, we had our heart set on an online shop selling our restored antique lighting and aviation antiques.  Some people advised that if we sold online, it may be difficult to show our lights to full effect.  Others expressed what an absolute nightmare it would…

Antique Lighting Restoration at Ashby Interiors

At Ashby Interiors, our mission is simple – Buy, Restore, Sell.  STEP 2 – RESTORATION RESTORATION (Noun) ‘the action of returning something to a former owner, place, or condition’ Everything that we sell has undergone some form of restoration. In its lightest form, it could just be a good old wash and a clean. White opaline glass obviously has to be sparkling clean!  We once…

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Derby Road, Melbourne
Derby DE73 8JR.