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Millers Antiques Ltd, which was founded in 1897 in Chelsea and has been based at Netherbrook House in Christchurch Road, Ringwood, for the last 60 years, launches sale as owner confirms closure

AN antique shop which was founded 125 years ago is set to close the doors to its Ringwood showroom where it has traded for the last 60 years.

Millers Antiques Ltd, based at Netherbrook House in Christchurch Road, has been run by Carole Miller following the death of her husband Alan in 2012.

The business was founded in Chelsea in 1897 and over the years business boomed, with showrooms opened at locations including Cobham in Surrey and Woburn Abbey in Bedfordshire.

Millers Antiques in Ringwood (picture: Derek Maidment)
Millers Antiques in Ringwood (picture: Derek Maidment)

The company’s current home, Netherbrook House, was purchased by Alan and his father around 60 years ago and since then the store, with accommodation above, has sold a wide range of English and continental furniture over the years.

This has included 19th century walnut, pine, fruitwood and mahogany furniture, majolica pottery, brass, and copper, as well as other interesting and unusual items.

A closing down sale has been launched, with stock reduced by 40% ahead of the sale of grade II listed Netherbrook House, which is on the market for £1m.

Speaking about her decision to close the business, Carole told the A&T: “It is about time after all these years. I will miss it, and coming downstairs in the morning and seeing the staff, but it has been quite hard work.”

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