East London furniture maker Archie Shine produced in limited numbers, some of Britain's most desirable furniture during the mid 20th century. Archie Shine pioneered the Scandinavian style in Britain in the late 50s. The Scandinavian, and particularly the Danish look, was simple and elegant with long, low lines. It was made by high quality craftsmen mainly using Teak, Afromosia and Rosewood. Shine are famous for their award winning beautifully designed and crafted 'Hamilton' sideboard designed by Robert Heritage c1957 sold through Heals department stores. Archie Shine excelled by offering high end furniture to the affluent middle class. From the Danish modern inspired style of the late 50s to the masculine chrome and rosewood furniture which emerged in the late 60s, Archie Shine always offered the best.