Below Stairs of Hungerford

Address

  • 103 High Street
  • Hungerford
  • Berkshire
  • RG17 0NB

Contact

  • +44 (0) 1488 682317
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Opening Hours

Monday10:00am-6:00pm
Tuesday10:00am-6:00pm
Wednesday10:00am-6:00pm
Thursday10:00am-6:00pm
Friday10:00am-6:00pm
Saturday10:00am-6:00pm
Sunday10:00am-6:00pm

About us

Below Stairs of Hungerford is a unique Antique shop specialising in items of the 19th and early 20th Century. Their high street shop contains five themed showrooms around the courtyard, encapsulating the period.

You won’t find modern or reproductions in this wonderful shop, everything is original and beautifully presented with the emphasis on good English pieces.

Below Stairs have an extensive array of stock available in the shop as well as a comprehensive online store, where unusual pieces from the period can be purchased, no matter where you are located or what time of day! They take great care to ensure that the descriptions and pictures are reflective of the item, enabling you to buy with confidence.

Below Stairs take pride in offering the best in customer service, sending quotes and images by email and arranging deliveries worldwide, so if you are an avid collector or perhaps looking to revamp your home with some unusual pieces, you will find the process coordinated and fuss-free.

If you have an item of your own that is looking a little worse for wear, you can pop in for a free quote for restoration services.

Features

We have a very extensive stock in the shop and showrooms, with the online store offering an increasing range. Provision of good descriptions is a feature of our service and the items we stock include:

  • Door fittings: Locks, handles, finger plates, letter flaps, knockers, bell pushes, bell pulls and bolts.
  • Window fittings: For both sash and casement designs.
  • Coat hooks, stair rods and curtain rails.
  • Lighting: Ceiling and wall lights, standard and table lamps, mainly electric and oil but some candle and gas.
  • Decorative garden items: Staddlestones and troughs, garden tables and benches, street lamps and hay racks, garden edges, urns and flower pots and hundreds of other items to plant up.
  • Collectables - medical, veterinary, postboxes, advertising and shop fittings, horsebrasses, sporting, firefighting, scales, weights and measures, corkscrews, fishing tackle, chemist jars, luggage, automobilia and many, many other subjects.
  • Kitchenalia of all descriptions.
  • Furniture - mainly bedroom, but some kitchen.
  • Fireside accessories: fenders and fire irons, andirons and fire dogs, coal helmets and coal boxes.
  • Safes and Strongboxes, locks and keys.
  • Taxidermy and items of natural history interest.

Best sold items

Below Stairs of Hungerford delight in finding unusual pieces for their customers. Here are a few of their recently sold pieces:

Antler Handled Steel Ham Knife

Original, quality, 18th or early 19th century, steel carving knife with a sharp and wide blade, a heavy antler handle mounted with silver or silver plated collar and end plate. The blade is impressed "W.R. Hotham, Bath" for the maker or retailer. This knife is steel, not stainless steel, and will keep a very sharp edge, but it does not like water or moisture; just wipe and dry thoroughly. A most unusual knife, very sharp, complete and in good and working order. Total 19" long, blade 1.5" wide and 1.75" x 1.25" grip.

Haws Galvanised Watering Can

Original, quality pre-war large 'Haws' galvanised watering can with an extra long spout, a handle to the rear and the original brass rose with very fine perforation, embossed "Haws Genuine No 4". This example also has the original circular brass trade label detailed for "Haws". All has been cleaned and lacquered and is complete and in good and working order. Body 9" diam + 13" tall, total length including spout and handle 34.5" + tall including handle 16.5".

Picquot Ware Aluminium Kettle

Original, quality 1950's / 60's very stylish cast aluminium kettle with polished light wood handles to the body and lid and with a short pouring spout. The underside is perfectly flat so ideal for an electric, gas or aga type of stove and stamped to the underside "Picquot Ware made in England". Polished and complete and in good and working order. Base diam 8.25" + 7" tall and 9.75" wide including spout.

TV appearances

Dickinson's Real Deal

Come along to one of our Dealer Days with your antiques and valuables for a free valuation from our team of experts. Doors are open from 8am – 5pm, completely free admission. You might have the opportunity to appear on TV with David Dickinson and one of our resident Dealers. Will you haggle for the best price or decide to go to auction?!

Please see below for the list of locations we are visiting this year.

2018 Dealer Days

  • Saturday 5th May - Moat House, Etruria Hall, Festival Way, Stoke on Trent ST1 5BQ
  • Saturday 12th May - Borough Hall, Middlegate, Hartlepool, TS24 0JD
  • Saturday 26th May - Leeds FC Stadium, Elland Road, Leeds, LS11 0ES
  • Saturday 2nd June - Llangollen Pavilion, Abbey Road, Llangollen, LL20, 8SW
  • Saturday 9th June – Arena MK, Stadium Way W, Bletchley, Milton Keynes, MK1 1ST
  • Saturday 23rd June - Wolverhampton Race Course, Gorsebrook Road, Wolverhampton, WV6 0PE
  • Saturday 30th June - Norbreck Castle Hotel, Queen’s Parade, Blackpool, FY2 9AA
  • Saturday 14th July - Bridlington Spa, South Marine Drive, East Riding, Bridlington, YO15 3JH
  • Saturday 1st Sept - Middlesborough Town Hall, Albert Road, Middlesborough, TS1 2QJ
  • Saturday 8th Sept - Cranmore Park, Cranmore Avenue, Shirley, Solihull, B90 4LF
  • Saturday 15th Sept - Tropicana, Marine Parade, Weston-Super-Mare, BS23 1BE

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Freedom of the town awards
Last month, three upstanding citizens from our local community: Norman Barr, Chris Scorey and Catherine Wooliston were presented with the prestigious Freedom of the Town award for 2018, recognising their unique contributions to Hungerford.

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Those of us who live here don't have to think twice, we love it and, you've had a job to persuade us to go elsewhere.

Compared to many towns, Hungerford High Street is in good shape. It is better now than it has been for years...

Walking in the beautiful areas of outstanding natural beauty in and around Hungerford is a very special experience.

Next time you visit Littlecote House keep a wary eye out for ghosts. That black dog you see on the stairs may not be all it seems!

Enjoy your visit and don't foget to let us know how it went