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- Will seat 8 with the extra leaf inserted. This is a mahogany pedestal table in the regency style, with lovely brass paw feet. It is light and delicate, yet can still seat a large number of people when the leaf is in. It’s painted in a grey/green colour, with a small cream line where the inlay is on the top surface.
- 38 and 3/4″ wide, 5′ long without the leaf, 7′ with the leaf.
Work in progress - lovely antique, sycamore cupboard which I am stripping gradually. The plan is to put in shelves, a new cornice and some nice handles.It’ll be around e400 finished.Tuesday, June 7th, 2011
Lovely old dresser, 7 ‘ high, with lots of storage. It is very basically made, out of pine, but with some details that make it a bit special; the cut out shapes on the top and the herringbone tongue and groove on the doors. Because of it’s history there is worm damage , but I have treated and filled the holes. There are also many layers of paint, which I haven’t removed but rubbed down and painted over. This is just an undercoat. It is one piece and very heavy and I cannot deliver it .
This is a sweet little table, with it’s brass claw feet, ideal where space is an issue because both leaves drop down. I painted it a pale grey.
A lovely, elegant chair.
This looks a brighter blue in the photo, because of the flash; it’s darker in the flesh. I rubbed the edges back, which gives it a bit more definition. I love these handles; they have a slight copperyness which looks good against the blue .
- 43cm deep
- 97cm wide
- 98cm high
MODERN HAND-PAINTED CARVED TABLE. MAKE A LOVELY HALL PIECE WITH A BIG MIRROR, OR A SIDE OR SERVING TABLE E295Tuesday, November 23rd, 2010
Based on the design of an antique silver table, this is a strong statement piece. I painted it a dark blue, with a pale wash to bring out the carving.
The chest is sold, sorry. The Victorian mirror is a lovely shape and pivots on its stand .It is painted the same dark blue, and has a little pocket for precious rings. The mirror is not bevelled, but is old and therefore has some marks on it.
Lovely small chest with brass handles and escutcheons,cleaned with much wire wool and meths and re-finished with oil!
- This was painted with your classic chocolate brown, impossible-to-get-off paint, so it was a labour of love to hand strip it!
EDWARDIAN CHAIR RE-UPHOLSTERED IN VELVET e225 (SORRY,SOLD) WILLOW BASKET AND WALL-MOUNTED CISOEG BY HEIKE KAHLTuesday, December 1st, 2009
- Painted in a pale grey eggshell
- This is two separate pieces that I thought worked well together as a childs bedroom or playroom storage cupboard, hence the juicy green inside!
- The base is a real piece of peasant furniture, probably home-made, out of elm, with beautiful bird carving around the top. My neighbour in the yard, Tia, says she has seen similar pieces in India . I have no idea where this is from or how old it is, but I think it is a bit special!
- The top is a pine cupboard to which I added shelves.
- This is a piece about which there has been much discussion! We suspect it has had a few different manifestations; the dovetail joints on the top surface suggest it has a bit of age about it. It’s a kitchen or pantry piece, workman-like, possibly used to store preserves, although the hinged top suggests air circulation, so maybe bread or cheese.
- It has 3 wide , moveable pine shelves inside, so it could make a lovely linen cupboard
- I chose a smart ticking stripe for these chairs and painted them pale grey - they look quite Scandinavian…..
- Unusual oak wardrobe, that’s proved really popular - I could have sold it several times over!
- A lovely old piece that I’ve painted a soft blue/grey.
- The handles are original.
- Beautiful mahogany childs bed.
- This is my pride and joy at the moment! It’s a solid mahogany Scottish chest of drawers, hand-painted in ‘Octavius’ by Colortrend, with antique gold lettering. It has a secret drawer, hence THE SECRET LIES WITHIN! I left the handles in their original lovely state. 51″ wide, 38″ high, 2′ deep.
- The mirror is contemporary, but I like it’s simple, classic shape. I painted it in the same very dark , purpley grey. e110.
- On the left is a C19th antique lacquered papier-mache table top, hand-painted and inset with mother-of-pearl, made into a hanging wall piece ,e185.
- On the right is an antique metal wall candle-sconce, e85 and one of the small green-oak block tables, e120.
- This is not the exact chair I have in the shop; the pattern of inlaid mother of pearl is different, but the structure is exactly the same. Looks amazing in a hall or bathroom.
- A pair of beautiful, decorative wooden boxes; the larger one has two layers, like a steamer. Apparently they were filled wih gifts and given to the bride and groom!
- This is a sweet little old timber chair, delicate but solid. Only 1 unfortunately.
- This is a lovely decorative chair, dark timber with pale inlay, re-upholstered in a contemporary fabric.
- Thought this was lovely as it is - the colour is classic old kitchen green and even though it’s battered, in a beautiful way, it’s still solid and strong!
- Upholstered in black leatherette, in really good condition.
- A lovely timber with marquetry on the drawers that give it a 1930’s feel. I love the cabriole legs too!
- Contemporary chrome desk fan e65
- The bent wood arm chair has been sold.
- The white painted WORK I also have in rusty steel, together with LOVE. I got these made in a decent size so they look really strong up on the wall or on a shelf. e75 per word.
- In beautiful condition. It’s big, but not too big and wide enough for a man’s suit. A lot of old wardobes weren’t designed for men with modern-sized shoulders, but this one is.
- 4′ 11″ wide, 7′4″ high, 2′1″ deep
I took out the old hooks, fitted a new hanging rail and painted it pale cream to lighten and freshen it up. I added the hand painted bird as a surprise!
- Hand-painted in grey. e95.
- The lampshade is discontinued unfortunately.
- In the Sheraton style, painted dark grey, with a pale wash so it looks slightly faded.
- 33 and 1/4″ wide, 42 and 1/4″ long and 30 1/2 ” high.
- This is contemporary but is a lovely classic shape.
- The 2 pictures are Victorian engravings in their original, more-than-a-little-distressed gilt frames.
- this is newly made but I thought it was interesting; I like the curly shelves! It’s free standing, but could be built in to the corner of a room. Apologies for fuzzy photo….
- This is a lovely small scale piece, that could go in a kitchen or a living room. I painted it a subtly distressed blue/grey. The interior of the top cabinet is very dark grey, almost black, which shows up anything displayed really well. I replaced the handles with little white porcelain ones.
- 37″ wide,17 and 1/2″ deep, 7′ high
- With unusual turned and carved tripod base.
- 34 and1/2″ wide, 29″ high.
- This has actually been sold but I have other similar ones coming in, at around e175. The lady who bought it asked me to paint it in a dark grey,I replaced the wooden handles with these ceramic turquoise ones.
- It looks very white in this photo but it is softer in real life! 39″ high, 3′ 5 and1/2″ long and 17″ deep. (Sorry, sold)
- Also vintage gilt overmantle e95
- Brass desk light with white glass shade, e85. The light is reproduction, but the metal has been patinated, so it looks good!
- These are beautiful old mahogany chairs, with genuine age about them, re-upholstered in a lovely blue and fawn damask.
- Re-upholstered in a simple contemporary fabric. The wood is a lovely dark mahogany, with nice carved detail.
- This is a similar style to the contemporary Indonesian tables with the folding base, but it is heavier and the wood is darker and beautifuly carved, so I think it has a bit of age about it, hence the price.
- Painted in Colortrend ‘Winter White’ and re-upholstered in vintage red and white toile.
- Painted in a light grey/blue with a pale wash so it looks slightly faded. I loved the carving on this piece; it was a mahogany veneer but looks French or Scandinavian in a pale colour. It has loads of storage space and would be lovely in a big, contemporary kitchen.