Shop snoop around the Strand Antiques Shop. This store is on Devonshire Road, which is just off Chiswick High Road. The name is a bit misleading, but they used to be located at the Strand-on-the-Green, also in Chiswick, before they moved some sixteen years ago. It’s such a magical place to discover everything from collectable furniture, lighting, home accessories, decorative objects and something for your curiosity cabinet. If you’re looking for antiques and collectables, antique lighting London, antique accessories for the home or Chiswick High Road Shops then do check out the Strand Antiques Shop.
My Favourite Five Pieces from the Strand Antiques Shop
For a small shop, they certainly have plenty of amazing antique furniture, lighting, tableware, kitchenware and home accessories to view. It was hard to narrow down five items to share with you, and because I am not an antique expert, I have no idea about their origin or whether these are real treasures. I just picked out those objects which caught my eye like this totally kitsch teapot. With its jelly mould shape, peachy colour with a gold overlay of tropical plants and that ornate arm and lid, it would cheer up any tea party – £30.
The 1930’s Jug is also a peachy colour with a delightful iridescent sheen. I love the geometric, three-dimensional shape which is quite spectacular. Aside from being a useful jug, it would also make a very stunning vase. Check out that fabulous handle – £35.
Brighten up your living room or hallway with this exotic parrot painted decorative ornament. With a lovely yellow background featuring gold detailing and a colourful parrot, it is undoubtedly a stand out piece. Parrots were on trend this summer and are still great for decoration as we head into the winter months – £16.
Parrot Painted Decorative Ornament
Gluggle Jugs are fun. Shaped like a fish, they make a ‘glug’ sound when you pour liquid, hence the hilarious but apt name. These are very versatile and can be used to pour water, wine, used to store your kitchen utensils like wooden spoons, as a vase or an ornament. These were initially made by Thomas Forester and Son during the late 1870s in the Staffordshire although some people associate with Dartmouth Pottery – £15 (to buy new large versions cost around £29.50).
I thought this 1950s plate was interesting and would be ideal for hanging on the wall as decoration. The front features an abstract black and white selection of household furniture and objects including a coffee table and plant on a stand. The back says ‘Homemaker’ made by Ridgway Potteries Ltd in Staffordshire. I did a bit of research and discovered that this is a desirable piece of tableware designed in 1957 by Enid Seeney. She attended the Burslem School of Art and later joined Ridgway Potteries – £14.
Ridgway Potteries Homemakers 1950s Plate
Strand Antiques Shop and Stock
The shop is situated on Devonshire Road, which is a cute shopping street located just off Chiswick High Road. With a mix of independent boutiques and eateries, you’ll enjoy browsing around here. Strand Antiques is situated on the corner, and you’ll spot a few tables and chairs out in front on the pavement. Do look around the corner of the shop where you’ll find a beautiful painting on the side of the building.
Front Part of the Shop
Step inside this store, and it’s an Aladdin’s cave crammed full of antiques and collectables. You really won’t know where to look first as your eyes will be treated to thousands of unusual objects to view. The main shop has stock around the edges and also in the centre, but you do have enough space to walk around to admire the goods. There is also a smaller corridor section towards the back of the shop where you’ll find kitchen bits and bobs. This leads out to a tiny courtyard where they often have garden ornaments.
Kitchen Bits and Bobs Section Towards the Back
Ann, the lady who was minding the shop on the day I visited, told me that Strand Antiques is owned by a group of five friends (four women and one man). They source the items from antiques fairs and markets in France. In terms of the stock, you’ll find everything from a few pieces of fabulous furniture to proper silver trays, kitsch teapots, small statues and busts, impressive candlesticks, cool cocktail shakers, gorgeous glass vases, patterned plates and crockery, bundles of cutlery and so much more. You’ll also come across a couple of antique typewriters, a few pieces of taxidermy, lights made from antlers, dazzling jewellery and this list could go on for a while so I’ll stop now. It’s just better that you pop along and see it all for yourself!
Strand Antiques Shop Information
There isn’t a website for this shop but you can find out information on the Strand Antiques Facebook Page. The address is 46 Devonshire Road, Chiswick, London W4 2HD. The opening times are Tuesday through to Saturday from 10.30 am until 5.30 pm. The nearest tube stations are Turnham Green which is on the Piccadilly and District lines. You also have Chiswick Park and Stamford Brook which are both on the District Line. It’s a short walk from any of those tube stations. Enjoy your visit.
Author: Homegirl London. Photographs: Homegirl London. Thanks: Ann for letting me take photographs and giving me some information.
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