All posts filed under: New Stock

Stock that’s just arrived and that is ready for sale

July Stock

I currently have some very special stock. I was lucky to find some superb large antique armchairs and took the plunge to do something daring using fabric by Glasgow design studio Timorous Beasties. I chose Storm Blotch velvet to create a one-off chair that really has the wow factor. You won’t find another chair of this quality and craftmanship – marry that with hand made velvet and you have a statement piece that can’t be ignored. Something you don’t see everyday is a reclaimed French Methodist Alter. This former alter would make a fantastic console/hall/lounge or serving table – it’s a lovely solid piece that would look wonderful with the right mirror above it. I also have a few nice kitchen pieces in stock including a large welsh dresser and a Belgium Cheese dresser – both are available to view at Preston Antiques Centre 7 days a week One of my favourite purchases has been a pair of inlaid Victorian smokers’ chairs – possibly Italian – their style and shape are extremely beautiful and elegant. …

Stock Hunt- We need your vintage goods

I’m currently on a stock hunt – I want to buy antique upholstery in any condition – all I need is the frame to be sound. I’m also looking for cool mid-century furniture, seating and lighting. If you have any items that you feel I could be interested in – then please don’t hesitate to get in touch. & if you are after that little bit of different for your home then please come and have a look at our shop inside Preston Antique Centre – PR1 5NQ – We stock original art and furniture that has charisma charm and soul All Enquiries contact James 0n 07756211120

The Impossible dream !

Keen observers of our shop in Clitheroe may have noticed that it is now empty. Well the decision to flee came slowly then gathered pace as I weighed up the pros and cons of shop life. While the shop was a necessity at first, acting as photo studio, storage space and retail outlet it quietly began to lose its lustre as footfall fell off a cliff.  Talk about a DRAG ! I’m not the guy to sit there and wait for customers while sitting on my hands.  Life’s far to short..& my feet are far to itchy. I crave movement – I want to stay fluid not static. My forte is being out and about sourcing great stock, eating bacon butties, camping folk, walking the dog and fishing on the river Ribble for Salmon. I had a dilemma ….. how to trade, keep the fun stuff rolling and earn just enough to enable me to maintain my self employed status….. If only I could have a shop that was a popular destination for public and trade …

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