Sugarhouse and Lovage – our new sister shops in Hastings

IMG_2771[1]We have two new premises in Hastings!

The SUGARHOUSE is a large vintage warehouse space in the heart of Hastings, and we’ve filled it with all lovely things from the universe. I promise you, everything in it is sourced from the universe, either directly or indirectly, and is lovely. I think.

Come and look at it and you’ll know if that’s the truth. But it is..

THE SUGAR HOUSE, ELFORD ST, HASTINGS TN34 1RJ

 

lovage-2LOVAGE is a new high street shop in Hastings town centre. It’s 200m or so from the Priory Meadow shopping centre, in the latterly forgotten end of Queen’s Road, the main shopping street. It’s now an up-and-coming area, with many new shops opening, as well as studio spaces and art events. We like to call it the Queen’s Quarter.

Lovage is a blend of big old things and small new things, basically. We don’t believe most people want a museum in their house; a blend of old and new is the way and that’s where we come in. Antique, vintage and preloved furniture complemented with ranges of gifts and accessories, often fair trade, always beautiful.

LOVAGE, QUEEN’S RD, HASTINGS TN34 1RE

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Vintage french industrial desk

desk1960’s french metal desk                £350

Stylish vintage french metal desk from the sixties. It’s coated in green vinyl (fairly easy to strip off if wanted) with metal trimsdesk.

It has 5 drawers, one of which takes hanging files, and a pull out flap for, I don’t know, officey things. Biscuits?

It has a little label declaring its birth in Dunkirk, with a charming 3 digit telephone number..

Plenty of wear and tear, mainly to the vinyl which is a bit rippled and scuffed in places, but

deskacceptable enough. One drawer is a bit rusty inside but not structurally. Few drill holes where stuff had been screwed on.

dimensions: 156cm x 81cm x 77cm high

free delivery to Hastings, Bexhill and Eastbourne; approx £30 by courier to Brighton, Ashford, Maidstone, Haywards Heath, Canterbury and most of Sussex and Kent. For London and further afield ask for a quote.

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Large french solid oak kitchen base

kitchen baseLarge oak handmade kitchen unit          £395

Very big and solid kitchen unit made completely from solid oak. base

There’s no chipboard or plywood in it: even the drawer bottoms and the panelled back are solid oak.

Commensurately, it’s extremely heavy; luckliy it can be taken to bits quite easily.

baseIt’s not an antique; probably made in the last 30 years..but it is made fairly traditionally; obviously machines were used in its creation but guided by hands rather than mass produced.

Condition is good; there’s some slight bowing of the top and general scuffs around and about but nothing much.base

A bargain compared to new fitted kitchen units, which don’t have a long shelf life (tee hee). This one could still be going strong after you’re dead. And your children..

dimensions: 252cm x 104cm x 53cm

free delivery to Hastings, Bexhill and Eastbourne; approx £50 by courier to Brighton, Ashford, Maidstone, Haywards Heath, Canterbury and most of Sussex and Kent. For London and further afield ask for a quote.

 

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Antique french glazed armoire vitrine

armoireAntique hardwood vitrine                £325

Old french armoire, or vitrine, having the top part of the doors glazed. Classic piece that every french house might have had; in the kitchen with the good china on show, or upstairs with the linen.vitrine

It’s made from an unidentified hardwood (there’s loads to choose from in France) stained a mahogany colour. Around 1910, probably.

There are three shelves inside and the lock has the original, working key.

The cornice lifts off and the doors remove but other than that it doesn’t dismantle; not without a fair bit of bother anyway.armoire

And it won’t work as a wardrobe, unless you have front-to-back rails; it just isn’t deep enough. Those caveats aside, it’s a fine and imposing piece of furniture with lots of storage potential.

armoiredimensions: 140cm x 42cm x 210cm high

free delivery to Hastings, Bexhill and Eastbourne; approx £30 by courier to Brighton, Ashford, Maidstone, Haywards Heath, Canterbury and most of Sussex and Kent. For London and further afield ask for a quote.

vitrineAntique french armoire        £325

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Old pine chest of drawers

chestSmall pine chest of drawers          £195

A pine two over three chest of drawers probably made around 1930chest

It’s unusually small for the amount of drawers, and very simple; apart from a trim around each drawer it’s devoid of any ornamentation. Hence it will fit into a lot of different settings.

The cup handles are added, though the right sort of age. Condition is fair; structurally it’s pretty good and does its job; there’s a split in the top (doesn’t move)and plenty of wear and tear but all in the name of character..chest

 

dimensions: 91cm x 45cm x 82cm high

chestfree delivery to Hastings, Bexhill and Eastbourne; approx £30 by courier to Brighton, Ashford, Maidstone, Haywards Heath, Canterbury and most of Sussex and Kent. For London and further afield ask for a quote.

Old pine chest of drawers £195

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Painted antique pine chest of drawers

chestAntique white chest of drawers       £295

Victorian pine two over three chest of drawers in white paint and wax.chest

We haven’t painted and distressed this; it’s been done quite a while ago and the paint has become cracked and crazed. We just waxed it to bring out the character. It’s got its original knobs and turned feet.

Structurally it’s sound; we’ve been right through it and corrected any faults. It’s a classic Viccy chest with a nice feel, priced a bit lower cos it’s not stripped.

 

chestdimensions: 100cm x 47cm x 98cm high

free delivery to Hastings, Bexhill and Eastbourne; approx £30 by courier to Brighton, Ashford, Maidstone, Haywards Heath, Canterbury and most of Sussex and Kent. For London and further afield ask for a quote.chest

Painted pine antique chest        £295

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Pair of oak fireside benches

benchOld oak low benches            £325 the pair

Two old benches or pews, left and right handed, that were part of a completely oak panelled room in a pub. These would have gone either side of a fireplace. bench

The seats are unusually low but good for lounging with cushions..

The seats lift up to reveal a storage space, probably used for logs and kindling etc.

The condition is so-so; where they fitted into the rest of the panelling there are some rather unfinished edges. There is no floor below the lids, and the general finish could be improved.

benchesThere would have been a plinth running round the bottom. In all though, these are perfectly useable and strong, and are priced for their condition. benches

dimensions: 106cm x 72cm x 139cm high; seat height 31cm

free delivery to Hastings, Bexhill and Eastbourne; approx £30 by courier to Brighton, Ashford, Maidstone, Haywards Heath, Canterbury and most of Sussex and Kent. For London and further afield ask for a quote.

benchesTwo old oak fireside pews     £325

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traditional french oak table

tableFrench oak dining table                £275

Nice looking french table with turned legs. The base is all solid oak while the top is veneered. Good quality reproduction, probably around 30-40 years old.table

The top has breadboard ends and is thick and heavy. The base is properly made with a central rail and pegged joints.

Condition is good although the finish could do with a spruce up.

dimensions: 160cm x 82cm x 74cm high

tablefree delivery to Hastings, Bexhill and Eastbourne; approx £30 by courier to Brighton, Ashford, Maidstone, Haywards Heath, Canterbury and most of Sussex and Kent. For London and further afield ask for a quote.table

French dining table        £275

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Large antique chest of drawers

chestEarly 1800’s veneered chest of drawers     £295

Beautiful old chest of drawers from around 1830. It’s oak lined and veneered with a highly figured timber, possibly walnut.chest

It has its original brass handles and escutcheons. The finish of this antique chest has darkened over the years around the edges, and around the brassware, giving a pleasant patina.

georgian chestIt does need quite a lot of work, however. It can be used perfectly well as it is, but there’s quite a few chips and chunks out of it which we’ve tried to reperesent in the pictures. A couple of structural things would benefit from some help too..

But there we are; it’s priced according toearly chest condition and, from a purely practical perspective, it’s a lot of storage space for a reasonable outlay.

dimensions: 134cm x 57cm x 114cm high

 

chest of drawersfree delivery to Hastings, Bexhill and Eastbourne; approx £30 by courier to Brighton, Ashford, Maidstone, Haywards Heath, Canterbury and most of Sussex and Kent. For London and further afield ask for a quote.

chestEarly 19th C chest of drawers  £295

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Antique french wool carding machine

carderAntique wool carder        £125

Unusual wool carding machine, used for teasing out raw wool into something that can be spun on a spinning wheel.wool carder

It’s French and made from elm, or a fruitwood, and iron. There’s a swinging section spiked rather lethally with bent nails, and more nails below. Health and Safety would have a stroke.

Lovely piece though, either for decoration, in a shop or museum, or at home. And of course it could be used for its intended purpose if you want to make wool yarn authentically by hand.

carderdimensions: 128cm long x 33cm x 115cm high

free delivery to Hastings, Bexhill and Eastbourne; approx £30 by courier to Brighton, Ashford, Maidstone, Haywards Heath, Canterbury and most of Sussex and Kent. For London and further afield ask for a quote.wool machine

Antique wool carder  £125

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Antique painted french dresser

dresserPainted French white dresser       £225

White painted and waxed antique french dresser dating from around 1940.

dresserThe top is glazed with two shelves and the base has two doors with a drawer above and a shelf inside.

There are new blue ceramic knobs and metal handles.

A simple, unassuming piece yet not without elegance. Would work in a country kitchen or a less fussy minimalist setting.

dresserdimensions:106cm x 41cm x 194cm high

free delivery to Hastings, Bexhill and Eastbourne; approx £30 by courier to Brighton, Ashford, Maidstone, Haywards Heath, Canterbury and most of Sussex and Kent. For London and further afield ask for a quote.

dresserVintage white dresser          £225

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