Author: guildofreason

Herbert Terry – Examination Lamp

Pat tested and ready to go – brilliant functional design – all original and working perfectly. Great piece that will always be collectable and is sure to increase in value. Its marked and stamped by the Herbert Terry factory and is all original. A superb light for the home that will sit behind your favourite chair. The robust design allows the lamp to extend and yet remain completely stable. £399 ono We have some other lamps from 1950 made by photex for photography but now rewired for household use – I will be adding new images later tonight. If in doubt phone me 07756211120

School Holidays ! Tension beckons

Opening times are fluid at the moment as my children are off school. I have had to become a constant performer for their MANY needs. However  I am available, so if you find yourself peering through our showroom window and wish to view our stock – please phone me on 07756211120 – and I will be happy to let you into the shop ( I live just across the road ) or I can arrange to open on appointment day or night.

You never know what’s behind a closed door

NOW SOLD   Bier I was lucky enough to recently find a late Victorian period funeral hand bier, in oak and cast iron, the lift-off flat frame, designed to bear the coffin, with hinged sides, retractable carrying handles and rollers, the main body with hand pulling handle, sitting on large spoke cart wheels with rubber tyres, able to move on an axis Lovely decorative unusual piece – un- restored and all intact. £600 ono  

Too dam hot – Summers fly – winters walk

New in stock is this Eames chair and footstool copy – full leather in great condition nice dimensions H32 1/2 inches x Depth 32 1/2 inches x W 33 1/2 inches – £550 Other new additions include a lovely George III linen press, a former Regency square piano that is now a righteous six legged dark mahogany sideboard –  and lots of new paintings including this large original abstract painted in acrylic. We’ve been busy turning lots of stock round, refurbishing and restoring many superb pieces of antique upholstery. Lots of great pieces due in next week and website will be getting updated again this week. We will be open Friday and Saturday. remember we also open for appointments so if you want to view after work – just give me a ring.   As usual any enquiries then please do phone – 07756211120  

May Stock – get in first and fast !

This ebonised console table is new this week – Stock has been turning around fairly quickly recently – with some pieces getting snapped up so quickly that I haven’t had time to get them up on the website. We have two very different antique console tables in stock – both are super stylish in their own ways – they would look superb in a period home. We also have a lovely George III mahogany linen press – a real country house piece. In the pipeline is a stunning Ercol Wychwood settee from 1978 that is currently being reupholstered  – so watch this space for that. More stock being added this week Any enquiries then please do phone 07756211120 James  

Guy Rogers – Manhattan recliners – SOLD

Just in – these reupholstered and refurbished Manhattan recliners By Guy Rogers – Designed by George Fejer and Eric Phamphilon. Manufactured in 1961 – they draw from Danish deigns of the period and are very elegant chairs – they recline by simply lifting up the front seat and have three settings. Really easy to use. Frames are teak and the fabric is a blue velvet – both chairs have been professionally upholstered. I am selling the pair for £600 or £350 individually – they are a bargain at this price and I don’t expect them to hang around for long. H 94cm D 83cm W 68cm 07756211120 if you need any more details – they are on display in the shop. Regards, James

Chesterfield Reduced to only £750 – SOLD

    Superb settee – newly rebuilt refurbished and reupholstered This was a leather Chesterfield from the 80’s but was in too bad condition to restore – so we stripped it back to the frame and completely refurbished it – FR rub tested grey fabric and new foam and springs Professionally reupholstered – it’s effectively brand new and looks stunning – beautifully deep buttoned and a wonderful colour Was £850 now reduced to £750 – its a bargain you wont find better or cheaper. Phone James on 07756211120 to view or for more information NOW SOLD

New In – Gillows

      Sheraton style two seated sofa – completely refurbished and reupholstered in beautiful linen floral fabric. Circa 1875 – stamped and numbered. Its a stunning sofa coil sprung seat and back on an inlaid mahogany frame by one of the periods top furniture makers – we think we have given it a fresh twist that makes this piece a rare one off. I will be fitting the brass castors back on this week. The photographs show a cushion seat that we have had made – the sofa is sprung seated so this is just an added extra should you want to use it. This is an incredibly rare sofa – the last one we had was sold in Liberty’s of London for over £3000 – This exceptionally beautiful piece is £1750 direct from us.

Spring ? Yes Please !

    I can’t watch the weather reports anymore – they’ve run out of words to describe all the variables – causing me to run out of exasperated expressions.  What exactly is a flabby low front and how can it be avoided ? The other beauty is the term likelihood  – Today there is a likelihood for snow, rain, high wind, hail, sunshine all possibly at the same time emanating from a sphincter shaped cloud  – wear everything you’ve got – all the time. In the likelihood that your reading this then pat yourself triumphantly on the back – you made it through Xmas and the last 14 weeks of soul sapping weather ( ok you had a couple of fun days sledging but that just papered over the cracks ) We all need spring to re-energise us and lift our outlook.   We’ve been busy – January – February we rebuilt our kitchen ( it was the weather for it ) and in-between we bought and sold some cracking items. We’ve had a re-jiggle in the …

Ugly duckling Chesterfield turns into a Swan

  Currently hunting down new pieces for our showroom in Clitheroe – here are a few items from our current stock. Really pleased with how this Chesterfield has turned out – it was a red leather number  ( picture below ) that was in some serious distress & not the good kind! Our original plan was to repair it but that wasn’t possible. So we stripped it back and completely refurbished it and reupholstered. The result is a stunning settee that’s ready to go for another 30 years. Other nice pieces include a large robust Indian rosewood cabinet – formerly used as a gin cabinet ! I have to admire the former owners verve & gusto ! Its a very heavy piece of furniture with brilliant hand carved detail. I have also found a superb ex school cupboard made from pitch pine – its got great potential and would make a great kitchen cupboard. I still have 21 atomic style coat hooks – all original from 1957 – see below. I will sell individually ( …