BORN to Rock!

January 26, 2013

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1960s Ercol Grandfather Rocker

This is Ercol rocking chair is super sized for super comfort. Made using solid elm planks & beech wood spindles it really is quite splendid! The seat pad is low & very generous allowing you to tuck right into it – perfect for rocking in front of the fire on a cold winter night. I managed to pick up two of these old relic’s in a nearby junkshop, and even got a discount for buying both! Getting them home in our little car was a bit eventful – we stuffed one in the back & the other took up my spot in the passenger seat leaving me to walk home in the snow! Sold**

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1960s Ercol TV Cabinet
Another absolute show stopper from Lucian Ercolani. As with all Ercol pieces this cabinet has been constructed from solid elm and has a striking grain pattern! Its complete with oval lock handles, original shephards castors & dovetail joinery. The doors are on tracks and can be tucked inside the TV compartment to create a delightful cinema experience. I dragged my poor husband down some dark country lanes to collect this one and it didn’t fit in his car! Fortunately the owner saved the day (and my tears) by generously offering to deliver it. Sold**

3 Little Pebbles..

May 27, 2012

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1950s Ercol ‘Pebble’ Nest of Tables
I can’t say how much I paid for these little beauties because its criminal – but lets just say you’d pay more for a couple of pints! Made from solid elm planks with rounded edges and beech tapered, turned legs these pebble shape tables have a wonderful simplicity of design & appealing curves. Originally designed in 1956 they continue to be highly sought after, and its easy to see why! Sanding & polishing out the red wine and water stains was quite a trauma but worth it to expose the gorgeous grain. Sold**

Ercol Dining Set1950s Ercol Dining Table & Chairs
This iconic dining set was designed by Lucian Ercolani in High Wycombe, Buckinghamshire. Dating from the 50s the table is constructed from solid elm planks with rounded edges. The 4 ‘Quaker’ chairs are made from elm & beech and are supported by 6 spindles. A great example of master craftsmanship which has been built to last and is very easy on the eye. After roping my dad into ferrying these back home – I had quite a job sanding the table surface to rid it of some garish marks. I had to sand it twice after stupidly using a dirty paint brush to apply the varnish but the sores on my hands were quickly forgotten when admiring the finished product – elegant is an understatement. Sold**