we’ve always got our eyes out for interesting pieces from more modern times; the beautiful, the elegant or the downright ridiculous..

Vintage french industrial desk

Posted by on Jul 7, 2017 in desks, dressing tables & washstands, vintage & retro | 0 comments

Vintage french industrial desk

1960’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 trims. 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 acceptable 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...

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Antique painted french dresser

Posted by on Jun 1, 2017 in dressers and sideboards, painted shabby chic, vintage & retro | 0 comments

Antique painted french dresser

Painted French white dresser       £225 White painted and waxed antique french dresser dating from around 1940. The 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. dimensions: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. Vintage white dresser         ...

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Pair of vintage french vinyl armchairs

Posted by on Jun 1, 2017 in seating, vintage & retro | 0 comments

Pair of vintage french vinyl armchairs

Pair of 1960’s retro vinyl armchairs             £120 Two funky type armchairs in tan vinyl from France,made in the 1960’s, probably. They’re both a bit damaged; one more so, with some of the vinyl split down one side for 4 or 5 inches. Possibly repairable with a patch or could just be left as is. Bit of rust on the rear legs and general wear and tear but still a nice looking, very useable duo of armchairs. dimensions: 70cm wide x 80cm x 88cm 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. Pair of retro vinyl armchairs   £120...

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tall thin french vintage cupboard

Posted by on Oct 13, 2016 in cupboards and wardrobes, Uncategorized, vintage & retro | 0 comments

tall thin french vintage cupboard

mid century tall french cabinet with drawers      £225 Unusual piece, from the 1960’s probably. We found this in the south of France and loved it immediately. It’s very tall for its width; two cupboard doors with assymetric handles (steel with yellow plastic holds) sit over six drawers. There’s an open cubby hole at the top. Inside would be three shelves but these are missing, except for the supports, which are height adjustable. We can provide these if required. The sides taper upwards at the front, in a wedge shape. The construction is of blockboard, mainly, with an oak veneer on top. The condition is fair; there are patches of worn varnish and some scuffs and scratches but generally acceptable for its age. There’s a piece of veneer missing, about 5cm square, at the bottom of the back right side (see pic). This is a great piece as is, or would look fantastic stripped and oiled. dimensions: 235cm high x 64cm wide; depth is 41cm at the base, decreasing to 32cm top. 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 call for a...

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large vintage baroque style dining table and chairs

Posted by on Oct 10, 2016 in classic, tables and coffee tables, vintage & retro, zdon't look | 0 comments

large vintage baroque style dining table and chairs

Vintage Italian extending table and chairs             £1200 Very large extending table made, we think, in Italy in the 1950’s. An unashamed celebration of the Rococo, or Baroque styles of the 1700’s, it’s incredibly sumptuous with the most over-the-top details of swags and flowers and fruit.. It’s utterly ridiculous…and beautiful! There is a central leaf which fits in when the others are pulled out, giving over 2.5m length; enough to seat ten, maybe twelve guests. Though we just have the six chairs to go with it: two carvers and four ‘normal’. There are some defects: a couple of pieces of carving are missing round the table top (worst is shown in the pics); a finial is missing from one chair top, and a flower (same chair); the top is very faded (though, typically, not the less used central leaf), though that is not without charm; there are general scuff and scratches to the top but, again, characterful rather than ugly. In general, it’s pretty darn good. dimensions: 212cm long (closed) 263cm (open) 111cm wide,  77cm high free delivery to Hastings, Bexhill and Eastbourne; Brighton, Ashford, Maidstone, Haywards Heath, Canterbury and most of Sussex and Kent. For London and further afield call for a...

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mid century g-plan sideboard

Posted by on Oct 10, 2016 in dressers and sideboards, vintage & retro, zdon't look | 0 comments

mid century g-plan sideboard

g plan ‘e gomme’ vintage sideboard             £195 1950’s g-plan sideboard with teak veneer and black wooden legs. Three drawers and two concertina doors with brass handles. It’s in good condition, having been stripped and oiled, though there are some minor defects in the veneer. dimensions: 149cm w x 46cm d x 85cm h 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 call for a...

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large unusual mid century french chest of drawers

Posted by on Oct 8, 2016 in chests of drawers, vintage & retro, zdon't look | 0 comments

large unusual mid century french chest of drawers

large french chest of drawers                 £195 Unusual large french four drawer chest, probably from the 1950’s. It’s made of a pale timber, probably poplar, veneered with oak. Each drawer stretches the width of the piece, though it looks like a cupboard at first glance. There is a slab of black marble on top; this can easily be removed if required. There are various bits of damage to the veneer and some of the wooden knobs are significantly chipped. In general though, it’s in fair condition and is a solid and spacious chest of drawers. dimensions: 135cm w x 92cm h x 54cm d   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 call for a...

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large french mid century sideboard cupboard

Posted by on Oct 8, 2016 in cupboards and wardrobes, dressers and sideboards, vintage & retro, zdon't look | 0 comments

large french mid century sideboard cupboard

French 1950’s sideboard                        £595 lovely huge french mid century sideboard in a light coloured veneer with black painted figures. Good condition. Locking key. Looks like it will dismantle if necessary. dimensions: 225cm w x 52cm d x 100cm h 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 call for a...

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