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About The Two Arthurs

“Have nothing in your house that you do not know to be useful, or  believe to be beautiful.”  - William Morris

The Two Arthurs was inspired by master metalworker Arthur Dixon and master woodworker Arthur Simpson from the Arts and Crafts movement, which was founded by William Morris who famously said “Have nothing in your house that you do not know to be useful, or believe to be beautiful.”

With over 35 years experience in 20th Century Decorative Arts & Historical Design, The Two Arthurs source, sell & collect a small selection of the best in design-led lighting, furniture, ceramics, metalware & glass by the leading designers & makers of the time. The items displayed on our website are individually chosen & offered for sale in a transparent, honest & trustworthy manner. 

We place great emphasis on building successful relationships with our clients. Our reputation is extremely important to us & we fully realise the importance & significance of ensuring all products are researched carefully & chosen for their beauty & authenticity. With regards to accurate condition of objects we pride ourselves on ensuring these are met with our no quibble money back guarantees.

Whether buying for design or investment purposes, we fully understand the need to carefully manage assets & collections.  We feel honoured to have been trusted to assist in building collections not only in the UK but also internationally.  Our client base varies massively from standard household, collectors, dealers, art advisors, interior designers & museums alike, which we are highly proud to be acquainted with & are happy to offer advice, source & supply items where possible.  

All of the items we sell are listed with honesty & integrity so you can be confident that what you see and read about, is what you will receive.  Our website is updated regularly with new & interesting stock.  

Please visit our online gallery & store to view & buy our current design led items for sale or email us at info@thetwoarthurs.com for further information.

About Andrew:

"My history is a varied and fascinating one - from my teenage years and the son of a well known and respected antiques dealer I have an extensive knowledge of 20th century design.  As a father & son team, we used to trade from an antiques shop based in Manchester and regularly sold at many antiques fairs.

Studying extensively in Manchester in the late 1970s and 1980s, I graduated from University in engineering design. I was previously employed by leading race and sports car manufacturers where I held long standing and successful careers as a senior principal designer.  It is here that I also learnt to really understand and respect metal. 

With a background for good design, I nurtured my other passion which was historical design focusing on the Arts & Crafts movement and over the years have built up a strong knowledge and love of design from 1860 to the present day. Combining this knowledge and passion for good design drove me to source, sell and collect leading quality and designed objects from this fascinating period through The Two Arthurs.