About us

Founded in 2014, In A Nutshell sell a variety of stylish antiques and interiors, covering a wide range of eras and styles. Every piece we sell is carefully selected for its style, quality, originality and condition. We have a large workshop and pride ourselves in the quality of the pieces we sell. We carry out all of our sympathetic restoration 'in house'. 


Visit Us :

We have a large shop in central Ashburton. Visit us Monday - Saturday 10am-5pm, or by appointment.

7 North Street, Ashburton, Devon, TQ13 7QJ


Contact Us :

Call Lydia : 07800561203 or 01364 654648

Email : inanutshellonline@gmail.com


Buying Service :

Got something to sell? We are always looking to buy good quality items so if you have something to sell please get in touch. We offer a comprehensive buying service that enables you to beat rising Auction commissions by dealing directly with us. Did you know that both buyers and sellers are charged commission on the hammer price? This means you could end up with on average 40% less than the item’s true value.



We will :

Match and often beat current auction valuations

Pay out instantly

Arrange prompt and hassle free collection of your items 


Top prices paid for :

Georgian & Victorian Furniture

Antique Pine, Period Oak and Country Furniture 

Silver and Gold 

Antique lighting and mirrors

Scientific instruments & medical antiques 

Any other quality antiques 



Single items to whole houses considered. Any condition considered, including items in need of restoration. All of Cornwall, Devon and Somerset covered. 


Call us to discuss or email us photos for free advice and informal valuations. We aim to respond to all enquiries within 24 hours.