New week New stock!!

Hello guys and welcome to another week of this year that is rapidly passing by! It is safe to say that this year has been none stop for me a

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New week New stock!!
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Hello guys and welcome to another week of this year that is rapidly passing by! It is safe to say that this year has been none stop for me and I love it. I have been on the road most days this year on the hunt for exciting new pieces, be it traveling around the UK in this fantastic summer heat we are currently having or similar heat in the South of France. It has produced some great finds and I have been fortunate enough to meet some great people, including a lot of you who have purchased thorough the website which is massively appreciated and I hope you continue to do so over the coming weeks.

This week shows a large selection of affordable Spanish lighting and some fabulous rustic furniture pieces that are right on trend at the minute. Most items this week have come in from my last trip to France so there is a whole host of pieces from different countries, We have an Italian farmhouse table, an English painted chest of drawers and some French art work so safe to say there is a good mix in at the minute.

I also wanted to clarify something with a lot of people who have asked for delivery quotes, All my prices on the website include UK delivery so the price you see is the price you pay with no further hidden surprises. It only changes if you are not based in mainland UK and order something of significant size, at that point I would have to get you a delivery quote. But for the majority of you the price is what you see.

Now I will stop chatting and give you time to take a look at all my latest pieces.

Hope you enjoy!

A Large set of Victorian pine drawers in original blue paint



19th century English red leather armchair with porcelain casters



19th Century 3 metre Italian farmhouse table



Napoleon III Deep buttoned sofa with ebonised legs



19th Century Large Terracotta Scottish Urn



1960's Spanish metal lamp-Twisted stem



A Superb English Georgian mirror, Late 18th early 19th century



Early 20th century oil on canvas portrait of a man with beard



1960's Spanish metal lamp- Diamond footed Detail



Early 19th century Regency English armchair



Please take a seat and don't go anywhere!

Another question I am always asked is why do I have a thing for antique armchairs?

I always respond that at the end of the day the quality of these 100+ year old armchairs is significantly higher than anything made today for the same price. Most of my chairs are pre 1900 and everyone has a solid wood frame, solid wood legs and not a single bit of chip board or plywood anywhere.

These frames were made by talented craftsmen who took hours to create beautiful shapes and designs that they took pride in. Today there is still a small number of these highly skilled crafts peoples, I personally know a lot of them and they all charge significant amounts of money for their chairs, and its absolutely justified by their quality of work. But I apprecite that not everyone can afford four figures for just the frame so I try to supply complete chairs for more affordable prices that do not compromise on quality.

I can achieve what I do by buying antique and spending a bit of time restoring each chair and taking them back to the calico so you can have a perfectly useable chair, in blank canvas state so that you can add your own personal choice of fabric.

If I was to work it out depending on the fabric you chose how much you would need to spend to get a complete single chair you will be around the £1000 mark which may sound a lot but I challenge you to find a solid wooden framed chair built today fully upholstered in a nice quality fabric that is a similar price. I think you will be surprised.

But with antique chairs its not just the quality you get for your money, you get an authentic feel as I use horse hair stuffing in all chairs, You get character and attractive wear that cannot be copied in the same way as it does from natural use and possibly best of all you get a chair that will be worth similar if not more to what you paid as you can still sell it as a Victorian chair. This certainly comes in handy when your style changes which inevitably it does. The frame is so good you could also keep the chair and just continue to get it re upholstered over time.

For me buying antique chairs has opened my eyes to what quality should be, and that goes with all antique furniture really, what new furniture company sells solid mahogany or walnut tables? very few because the cost is to high for them. So they use veneer covered cheap wood and then try to age it to look antique, they then have the cheek to charge you 4x their cost price for something that looks old when you could have the real deal for significantly less.

Now I know some of you will be thinking "well obviously he will think that he is an antique dealer!" and yes I am a bit bias but the proof is out there. Next time you go to John Lewis make a note of the cost of an armchair, feel the level quality and then come to me and have a look at my chairs for a similar price and you tell me if I am right or not.

The final factor that makes me love antique furniture is the fact that most pieces are one offs meaning you will have a truly unique piece for your home and who doesn't want that?

Thank you again for returning and reading to this point I always appreciate it and I hope that you find it interesting. If you have any suggestions or questions that you want answering in a write up please let me know and I will see what I can do.

I will be in touch again soon with more interesting pieces.



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