We are private dealers located in the North East of England, close to the historic City of Durham. Obsessive collectors for over thirty years - we definitely have a passion for antiques. Special interests ranging from antique clocks and furniture, through to scientific instruments and antique weapons. We are also very keen collectors of decorative pieces, including ceramics, glass, silver, bronzes and pewter.
With a keen interest in horology, here at Antique Ethos we stock a wide range of antique carriage clocks and mantle clocks - with perhaps the widest selection of antique brass and gilt mantle clocks available from any online dealer. Our Clocks are sympathetically restored and their movements fully serviced in-house - enabled by our full workshop facilities and many years experience in both making and restoring clocks. Traditional skills in metalworking and fine cabinetry means that we are also able to restore all types of clock cases.
As keen collectors over many years we also offer an eclectic range of decorative antiques with a focus on simplicity and elegance of design - of course, these are pieces that we think have beauty in their design. We hope you agree! Focus in our Ceramics is on datelined pieces from leading artists and makers of their time - including Royal Doulton, Linthorpe, Royal Lancastrian, Ruskin and many more. We have Decorative Metalware from Liberty's Tudric range, to Orivit and WMF. Our Glass collection includes pieces from the 19th century (such as Nailsea and Walsh) through to Art Nouveau, Art Deco and Modernist Mid-Century pieces from key designers. We also stock a range of Collectables from objets-de-virtue to drawing instruments, boxes and caddies. The list is far from exhaustive and we regularly add to our stock.
With over thirty years experience collecting, we have a discerning eye for period pieces with a focus on condition. That doesn't mean we reject interesting pieces just because they've seen a bit of life - for us, that's sometimes part of their appeal. Our passion for antiques means that we try to find out as much as we can about the history of each piece. If you love finding out about the artists, designers and makers of past periods you may enjoy browsing our pages on Maker's History. These include makers from Mason's and Royal Doulton to WMF and Loetz as well as influential retailers such as Etling and Liberty. You will also find general information on antiques such as Japanese Imari to Tea Caddies. We add to these regularly.
Our most recent addition to our range of stock is our growing Furniture Collection. Pieces are sympathetically restored to a high level using traditional materials and methods. Where at all possible, we retain the piece's original finish to keep its unique character as an antique.
With an extensive range of source materials and skills in traditional cabinetry techniques - we can also offer restoration of period Georgian pieces. Published author in UK trade periodicals.
As private dealers we do not have regular opening hours however if you are interested in any of our pieces, we would be very pleased to welcome you to our showroom to view items. Please contact us in advance to arrange.