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
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
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
Would be most gratful for to receive scan copy of the 1962 catalogue.
Many thanks Joyce" Joyce Taaffe 05/09/2013
many thanks" Eleanor Lind 16/11/2013
I bought recentst Some chairs of HIM" Lise Crabbé 18/01/2015
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
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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