Month: April 2014

Rosewood Reproduction Spinning Chair

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I love browsing the car boot sales and household sales, there is often little gem hiding, waiting for you to discover it. It is sometimes difficult to see if the item is a real thing or just a reproduction. I think the best way, for the collector, is just to specialise in one field and then research the items you’re interested in, to know what kind of specific features to look for to spot the ‘real thing’ 🙂
Last Saturday, as soon as I arrived at our local car boot sale (oh, and be there early!) I knew I won’t leave empty handed… First thing I’ve spotted was this gorgeous Flemish Child’s Spinning Chair. It is made out of beautifully carved Rosewood, such a rare wood to find! That’s what makes it really special, the magnificent shape, the sophisticated kind of wood, and the fact it’s a spinning chair, a type that is highly collectible. There is also plenty of buyers who collect the Child’s Chairs, as completely separate market sector. All these things make it a rather tasty find, I admit, and I was over the moon to find it. One thing that is notably non-antique is rather modern faux leather padding on the seating and the backrest. Yes, it is made out of vintage faux leather, secured with metal studs. Yep, it’s rather pretty reproduction spinning chair, and it dates only back to 1970s. It is still vintage chair, 40 years old, yet if it was an original Antique Spinning Chair, in a mint condition as this one, it would be worth good few hundreds of pounds. As a reproduction, it could sell for £50, which is still rather good, considering that you pay for absolutely gorgeous, and decorative bedroom or hall chair. You can create most magical manor house interior decor for a fraction of price, and achieve unique and quirky castle cottage chic with this little Rosewood Spinning Chair!

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Occasional Table term defined by Miller’s Antiques

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Occasional Table – A modern term for an all-purpose small table that can be easily moved from room to room.

Occasional tables evolved in the 18th century to accommodate increasingly comfort-orientated domestic interiors.

Designed to be light and versatile, frequently with drawers, drop leaves and mounted on castors, they were used for a range of leisure activities from letter-writing and reading, to serving tea and light meals, and Playing cards and games.

Rustic Farmhouse Framed Picture Chicken – painted in Annie Sloan

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Rustic Farmhouse Framed Picture Chicken - painted in Annie Sloan

Rustic Farmhouse Chicken Handpainted Framed Picture
Solid wood frame, painted in shabby chic style using Annie Sloan Buttermilk shade
Dark green / Beige colours, it will look amazing on a cream wall, and will compliment rustic wooden furniture
Hang it in the hallway of your cottage to create rustic countryside atmosphere!

Size: 24.5 x 29.5 cm

Kurt Olsen late 50s vintage small armchairs

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Sleek and overwhelmingly beautiful, mid-century Chairs of Danish design, there’s something in the Nordic creations, that absolutely charms me 🙂

Danish Eye Design Mid Century Chair – Stunning…

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I have just found this mid-century teak chair online, and I’m completely fascinated by the design, what a simplicity and beauty, you cannot fake it…

Charles & Ray Eames Eames Plywood Elephant

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Charles & Ray Eames Eames Plywood Elephant

During the early 1940s Charles and Ray Eames developed a successful technique for moulding plywood into three-dimensional shapes, which led to the creation of a variety of furnishings and sculptures. The Plywood Elephant, in particular, has attained legendary status among collectors. Designed in 1945, this piece requires complex fabrication methods. Only two prototypes were produced, both of which were subsequently displayed in an exhibition at the New York Museum of Modern Art. Today only one known model remains in the possession of the Eames Family.