Archie Shine furniture
Archie Shine was a British furniture manufacturer which produced some high class Danish inspired designs in the late 50s and throughout the 60s.
Archie Shine pioneered the Scandinavian style in Britain in the late 50s. The Scandinavian, and particularly the Danish look, was simple, elegant and with long, low lines. It was always high quality craftsman made and well proportioned. Teak, afromosia and rosewood were the favourite woods. The Danish look became classic middle class good taste in the late 50s, usurping more traditional looking furniture and the lighter looking modern furniture favoured at the time of the Festival of Britain in 1951. The Danish look became much more mainstream and popular in the 60s.
Robert Heritage designed the famous Hamilton sideboard for Archie Shine. It was based on the classic Scandinavian, long, low lines. Robert Heritage won a Design Centre Award for this sideboard in 1958.
Archie Shine continued with this style of sideboard into the 60s. Their sideboards are typically large, long and low, in the Scandinavian style.
Robert Heritage's design career continued to develop in the 60s. He did lighting design for Rotaflex as well as working for Gordon Russell.
Buy Archie Shine furniture
Today the best place to find Archie Shine furniture is eBay. It was quality, expensive, furniture when it was new, but today it is still relatively well priced. Expect to pay £300 to £500 for an Archie Shine sideboard in good condition. Hamilton sideboards will be worth more, around the £1000 mark. Archie Shine dining room suites fetch £200 to £400. Although there are often bargains to be had on eBay.
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I look forward to hearing form you." Sally Caplan 01/11/2011
Please contact me at email@example.com regarding Archie Shine catalogue.
Many thanks" Geoff Kinlen 29/04/2012
please contact me @ firstname.lastname@example.org" Chris 02/08/2012
I would love a scanned catalogue too please thanks just trying to verify a sideboard I have
pricey@holywych,freeserve.co.uk" John 08/09/2012
I would love a scan of the Archie Shine catalogue if possible.
Many thanks" Lindsey 02/10/2012
I hope this conversation is still open and very much look forward to hearing from you.
With thanks and kind regards
Howard" Howard 12/11/2012
I would be most interested in finding a buyer for the suite and can anyone let me know how much I should ask for it. The chairs have been re-upholstered (2011) and comply with fire regs etc. Thank you" Gwen 29/12/2012
If it it not too late, I would very much appreciate a scan of the Hamilton leaflet.
Pete" Peter Ball 01/02/2013
Have just come across this thread. Have three (!) Archie Shine sideboards: one has built-in hotplate, and the other two are wall-mounted 'floating' design. Would love to see a scan of the 1962 catalogue/leaflet if you still have that available. email@example.com.
Paul" Paul 08/04/2013
I notice from my earlier posting that I did not give my contact detail. This is: firstname.lastname@example.org
Pete Ball." Peter Ball 05/06/2013
I had an Archie Shine wall mounted "floating" design wall unit with built-in hotplate,bought in the earlier 70's,would appreciate any information regards this lovely piece of furniture,
Ian" ian bev 06/06/2013
I too would really appreciate receiving a scan copy of the 1962 catalogue. My email address is email@example.com. Many thanks. James" James Lee 27/08/2013
Would be most gratful for to receive scan copy of the 1962 catalogue.
Many thanks Joyce" Joyce Taaffe 05/09/2013
Many thanks Battlegary@yahoo.com" Gary Battle 13/11/2013
many thanks" Eleanor Lind 16/11/2013
Can anyone help?
Briancook53@aol.com" Brian Cook 31/12/2013
I am undertaking research on 38-40 Upper Clapton Road in Hackney where Archie Shine manufactured his furniture,and would be interested in receiving a scanned copy of the catalogue you mention.
email: firstname.lastname@example.org" Julia Lafferty 24/10/2014
I worked for Archie from Jan. 1969 until the company closed in Dec. 1976. I would love to have a scan of the catalogue you have. For those people with A.S. furniture, look for the makers initials or signature usually on the under side or back of a drawer or the inside bottom or outsideback of the carcase. If you find one I might just remember who they are. Archie was one of the last great characters of the industry. We kept in touch and I had the pleasure of occasionally visiting both Archie and his wife 'Minni' at their home up until the last few years of their lives.
email@example.com" Ronnie Vaughan 16/11/2014
I bought recentst Some chairs of HIM" Lise Crabbé 18/01/2015
The two items have been entered privately and not been on the market before. Cites approved licences have been obtained for their sale.
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http://www.cottees.co.uk" JOhn Condie 09/04/2015
Any body interested at a fair price" Arthur Woolgar 23/06/2015
My Mum is moving house and has a dining table which can seat up to 14 people with 2 leaves in it and a side board both of which she has said are Archie Shine from the 1950's I have photos of these items - is anybody interested in buying them as my Mum is down sizing and is gutted that she won't be able to fit them in her new home.
Jules" Jules 18/10/2015
Is the dining table and sideboard still avaialble for sale? Would be very interested in details. firstname.lastname@example.org.
Thanks, Kris" Kris 23/12/2015
Nick" nick 28/11/2016
Eve" Eve 04/12/2016
I have an Archie Shine sideboard I need to sell before moving house if anyone is interested. I live in Rottingdean outside Brighton. It is in wonderful condition and very plain though not floating. The label is on the back saying Archie Shine. Photos available on request. Jane" Jane Turnbull 19/07/2017
Glenn." Glenn 08/09/2017
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