Metroretro Ltd

Now one of the UK’s leading vintage and retro furniture houses, Metroretro has grown from a Camden Market stall in London in the early 1990s, via two London shops to a warehouse-based online business. We supply commercial and private customers with an eclectic mix of vintage and industrial furniture, along with decorative props for all manner of occasions.

We are often called upon to create and source unique, handmade furniture pieces for private and commercial customers alike. You can see some of our commercial clients at the bottom of this page.

In the last ten years a range of our own furniture has also been developed incorporating reclaimed materials, all of which is handmade in East Anglia. The prop hire side of the business incorporates all of the stock for sale, in addition to items that are only available to hire. Situated on a picturesque farm in rural Essex, our furniture warehouse and workshop are open by appointment.

Please call Saxon on 01245 363 764 or email with any enquiry.

New Additions


A superb and complete cartridge case, dating to the 1920s or possibly earlier. The lid is monogrammed E.C. GEDGE . The construction is canvas over timber with leather trim, straps and handle and brass lock and corner protectors. The interior is lined with oil cloth, there are four removable dividers and five leather straps designed to remove the cartridges. The makers label is missing unfortunately but the quality is similar to makers such as Purdy or Holland & Holland.

  • 41cm wide
  • 19cm high
  • 24cm deep


This lovely pair of flasks have their original leather cases, well used but intact. The cup lids are nickel plated and lined in cream bakelite. The stoppers are both present but the rubber seal on one is missing and the other has hardened over time, making these more decorative than functional. Also, there is a slight dent to one of the cup lids which can be seen in the photos. On the top of each lid is engraved AHS AUTO THERM. Price is for the pair.

  • 8cm dia
  • 26cm high


A lovely painted pine double sided coat rack with slatted racks. The hooks are the classic school changing room design, steel with brass screws.

  • 128cm wide
  • 183cm high
  • 60cm deep


A 1950s German school poster showing the anatomy of the lobster (or is it a Crayfish?!). In excellent original condition. As is typical with these posters they are thick paper with timber poles at the top and bottom, designed to be rolled up when not in use. Can by hung from a single picture hook.

  • 111cm high
  • 84cm wide


A pair of low hardwood columns which can be used either way up. There are traces of a former white paint finish on both columns. The origin of these is unknown, having come into stock as part of a large quantity of props. They are very well made with some age to them. Fantastic as side tables. Price is for the pair

  • 30cm x 30cm
  • 49.5cm high


A sturdy six step pine ladder with leaning board, salvaged from an automotive workshop in Essex. Lightly sanded and sealed with a low sheen water based lacquer. The ladder has some paint flecks of various colours embedded into the steps, so it has been used for decorating at some point in its life.

  • 175cm high
  • 48cm wide at base
  •  52cm wide leaning board
  • 9cm tread depth
(Please note: ladders sold on this website are for decorative use only, any practical use is at the risk of the customer)

Previous and ongoing customers include: +44 (0) 1245 363 764
Copyright © Metroretro Ltd (2014) Website designed by: Fizz Web Design

+44 (0) 1245 363 764

Copyright © Metroretro Ltd (2014)

Website designed by: Fizz Web Design