Christmas Evening Friday December 6

Our annual Christmas preview party date is Friday 6 December. You are very welcome to come 6pm to 9pm enjoy a glass of champange and view our latest stock with a particular emphasis on 20C jewellery and beautiful objects that may make that special present or just something for the home. Arts and Crafts and Art Deco are just as much in demand as ever as timeless design pieces. Hope to see you here!

TV Filming – Put your money where your mouth is – Mark Stacey – Sept 2013

John and Chrissie completed more filming with the Reef TV crew and Mark Stacey for a programme due out in March on BBC1. Chrissie and John negotiated a couple of pieces (we are not allowed to disclose what they are ahead of airing the programme!). Mark was very charming and  interested in the gallery and its stock. Mark has a shop himself in Brighton called Vintiques.

The Design Gallery have recorded a number of times with Eric Knowles as well as with Karen Southern and Jonty Hearnden.

Antiques Shop of the Year 2013


We have been short-listed for Antiques Shop of the Year in Homes & Antiques Magazine’s 2013 Awards. The winner will be announced on 25 April.

The Design Gallery’s clients voted for us in the 2012 Awards and we were Highly Commended in the Best Specialist Shop category – Thank You!

The beautiful Art Deco feature in the January issue of the magazine featured The Design Gallery’s furniture and sculpture on 6 pages!

Christian Dior Necklace and Bracelet

New vintage pieces in The Design Gallery

Fabulous vintage jewellery has just arrived from Paris, Rome and Barcelona. A Christian Dior 1980s Necklace – big gilt snakechain with green enamel and paste leaves has just arrived! A beautiful Dior bracelet is also available.

Suffragette Movement Jewellery

Chrissie is currently researching a book which will include jewellery of The Suffragette Movement. The stones were usually peridot, seed pearls and amethyst. The colours – green, white and violet – represented the call to Give Women the Vote. If you have a piece of Suffragette jewellery or any family history relating to the subject, we would be delighted to hear from you. Please email

Gift Vouchers

Available by post and from the gallery

The Design Gallery Gift Vouchers are now available from the gallery and by post. You can treat your family and friends to a gift of their choice from our wide range of original Art Deco, Art Nouveau and Arts & Crafts Movement furniture, bronzes, glass and metalware, and 20th Century jewellery. Available in denominations and multiples of £5, £10, £20, £50 and £100. Please telephone the gallery on 01959 561234 with your requirements.

Just Published

Design Gallery contributes to Miller’s 20th Century Design



This lavishly illustrated new book from Judith Miller is packed with detailed information on hundreds of designers and manufacturers.

We are proud to report that Judith asked us to write the chapters on Art Deco Furniture and Art Deco Ceramics.

It will make a valuable addition to your library and at just £25 makes the perfect gift for every design enthusiast. Available from The Design Gallery