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1950s G Plan Butterfly Chairs

After being fooled by the last set I bought, I was much more cautious when I spotted these chairs wrapped in plastic in the junk shop. Fortunately the gold makers stamp on the underside of each chair meant I didn’t have to quibble about it for too long! Painting the ebony frames, polishing the butterfly back rests & reupholstering the seat pads in a gorgeous quilted teal bought them back to their iconic best. Sold**

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Swingin’ Sixties

May 17, 2014

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1960s Hairpin Leg Formica Table
Hairpin legged furniture seems to be all the rage these days! So I was really pleased to stumble across this original 1960s hairpin leg table in my local junkshop. The yellow formica carries a fab geometric pattern which contrasts wonderfully with the white coated wire legs, and gives a shout out to the sixties era it was made in. Unfortunately I had to pay quite a bit more than my budget usually allows but it was definitely worth the splurge! Sold**

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**


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**