Matthew Cox Antiques


We always love to share our latest finds that we come across in the world of interiors so this is a post all about the wonderful Matthew Cox Antiques. 60 years ago, Matthew’s grandfather opened his first shop in Barton and since then every member of the family has been involved in the antiques trade in one way or another. In fact, if you visit their showroom in Stamford, Lincolnshire you might even come across Matthew’s father who is still working in the trade.

What we absolutely love about Matthew Cox is the curation of antiques and decorative accessories for sale. Everything is a real gem, there are no fillers. All completely out of the ordinary and things we’ve not seen before. Having an eye for antiques is a real talent, and something you can’t learn, and probably something you can’t even put your finger on. Matthew has evidently got “it” whatever that actually is. Naturally this collection of large early 20th century architectural diagrams caught our eye ….

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This stunning collection of large and original architectural diagrams titled ‘Stationers’ Hall 1902 are framed in contemporary copies of the original frames.

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See what we mean about out of the ordinary?

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Wouldn’t this 19th century globe lantern look amazing in the entrance hallway of a period country house?

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Made of copper with curved glass panels, it was originally gas but has now been fitted with a 4-way bronze centre, wired and PAT tested so it’s all ready to go. 

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At over 3 metres in length, this extra large 19th century shop counter features military drawer pulls that we still use today in several of our kitchens. We love looking at antique pieces of furniture and seeing how they were made as we use traditional joinery techniques in our workshop. Although we have the luxury of modern innovations, it is quite amazing to think that we make and fit dovetail joints in our drawers in the exact same as these would have been made.

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May have slightly fallen in love with this really special find – a 19th century mill table. That is the most wonderful thing about antiques and old houses and history, you can look at a mill table like this and it just reeks of history and all sorts of weird and wonderful stories.

To pay a visit to Matthew Cox, you’ll want to save  the following address: Lorford’s, Hangar 1, Babdown Airfield, Tetbury, Gloucestershire. GL8 8YL Alternatively, for Londoners they can come to you as the van is down there each week. Simply email them or call 01666 503 970 to make arrangements.

And do keep an eye on their website for new stock as they update it all the time.

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