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£65


Characteristics

A mid-Victorian painted pine chest in pale green, of two short over two long drawers on a plinth base. Showing age related wear and with some minor paint loss, in particular around the knobs, otherwise in good condition.

Technical Information

Date: 19th century
Height: 83.5 cm
Width:  88 cm
Depth: 51 cm

Sustainability

The average piece of furniture generates approximately 47kg of carbon dioxide equivalents – roughly the same as burning 5.3 gallons of petrol. Buying this item second-hand versus a newly made equivalent recovers the energy used to make it, rather than generating further emissions and using new materials.

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£65


Characteristics

An Indian rectangular iron bound coffer with brass carrying handles. The lid and front panel are decorated with brass studds, forming a pretty geometric pattern. It stands on turned bun feet, and the interior has a candle storage section inserted. In very good condition for its age and use.

Technical Information

Date: 20th century
Height: 43 cm
Width: 96 cm
Depth: 44 cm

Sustainability

The average piece of furniture generates approximately 47kg of carbon dioxide equivalents – roughly the same as burning 5.3 gallons of petrol. Buying this item second-hand versus a newly made equivalent recovers the energy used to make it, rather than generating further emissions and using new materials.

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£25


Characteristics

A small mahogany two-tier bedside table with single drawer. A repaired split through the top, some minor dark circular water stains on the lower tier and other very minor signs of use. In good condition. 

Technical Information

Date: 19th century
Height: 78 cm
Width: 40 cm
Depth 37 cm

Sustainability

The average piece of furniture generates approximately 47kg of carbon dioxide equivalents – roughly the same as burning 5.3 gallons of petrol. Buying this item second-hand versus a newly made equivalent recovers the energy used to make it, rather than generating further emissions and using new materials.

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£25


Characteristics

A small oak side table with single frieze drawer on turned legs. A lovely patina and evidence of repairs as to be expected with age and use.

Technical Information

Date: 19th century
Height: 76 cm
Width: 53.5 cm
Depth 38 cm

Sustainability

The average piece of furniture generates approximately 47kg of carbon dioxide equivalents – roughly the same as burning 5.3 gallons of petrol. Buying this item second-hand versus a newly made equivalent recovers the energy used to make it, rather than generating further emissions and using new materials.

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£25


Characteristics

An oak double hinged folding towel rail. In good, solid working condition with some minor scuffs and scratches through use. 

Technical Information

Date: 20th century
Height: 91 cm
Length: 50 cm (folded), 150 cm (unfolded)

Sustainability

The average piece of furniture generates approximately 47kg of carbon dioxide equivalents – roughly the same as burning 5.3 gallons of petrol. Buying this item second-hand versus a newly made equivalent recovers the energy used to make it, rather than generating further emissions and using new materials.

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£65


Characteristics

A Regency Rosewood sofa table, the top with drop ends and canted corners, cross banded with satinwood and line inlaid with brass, over two short frieze drawers, with matching faux drawers to the reverse, on four turned stems, above a quatraform base with four down swept legs terminating in brass hairy paw feet and castors.

With some minor scuffing and staining to the top. A few areas of veneer restored by Anthony Beech. 

Technical Information

Date: 19th century
Height: 74 cm
Width: 151 cm (open)
Depth: 67 cm

Sustainability

The average piece of furniture generates approximately 47kg of carbon dioxide equivalents – roughly the same as burning 5.3 gallons of petrol. Buying this item second-hand versus a newly made equivalent recovers the energy used to make it, rather than generating further emissions and using new materials.

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£65


Characteristics

A Regency style reproduction mahogany circular breakfast table with crossbanded detail around the top, which sit on three legs on claw feet. The top folds completely vertically for easy storage and is in excellent condition, with some minor scuffing to the legs.

Technical Information

Date: 20th century
Height: 75 cm
Width: 106 cm

Sustainability

The average piece of furniture generates approximately 47kg of carbon dioxide equivalents – roughly the same as burning 5.3 gallons of petrol. Buying this item second-hand versus a newly made equivalent recovers the energy used to make it, rather than generating further emissions and using new materials.

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£65

Characteristics

In the William and Mary style with elements from 17th century and later, with two short and two long drawers, on bracket feet and with brass bale handles. The oyster cut olive wood has been arranged in a geometric design to provide a decorative finish. Wear consistent with age and use.

This chest of drawers provides a great example of historic “upcycling” – incorporating materials, design and techniques from several centuries. Oyster veneering was developed in the 1660s by English cabinet makers. It uses thin slices of wood cut in cross-section to form circular or oval pieces of veneer which are placed side by side to create various decorative patterns. The resulting shape brings to mind an oyster shell, hence the name. The olive wood veneer in this case is undoubtedly 17th century: the cutting and design of it, although of a beautiful high quality, retains a certain roughness that can only come from its period. As the skills and technology for cutting veneer developed and became more advanced into the 18th and 19th centuries, so did the finish as can be seen with the smoother, more polished quality of subsequent furniture. But the feet suggest a different era altogether. A 17th century piece would most likely sit on turned ball feet, but here we see brackets, a design adopted far later. The item we see today is therefore a mash up of two different periods, the carcass of a later object with a much earlier veneer applied.

Our thanks to Anthony Beech for his assistance in the restoration of this extraordinary item. 

Technical Information

Date: 17th century and later
Height: 81.5 cm
Width: 108 cm
Depth: 49 cm

Sustainability

The average piece of furniture generates approximately 47kg of carbon dioxide equivalents – roughly the same as burning 5.3 gallons of petrol. Buying this item second-hand versus a newly made equivalent recovers the energy used to make it, rather than generating further emissions and using new materials.

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£25


Characteristics

An 18th century oak and fruitwood three drawer lowboy with pretty pinched corner top over reeded square legs.

Technical Information

Date: 18th century
Height: 73 cm
Width: 45 cm
Length: 87 cm

Sustainability

The average piece of furniture generates approximately 47kg of carbon dioxide equivalents – roughly the same as burning 5.3 gallons of petrol. Buying this item second-hand versus a newly made equivalent recovers the energy used to make it, rather than generating further emissions and using new materials.

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£100


Characteristics

An Art Deco light oak twin pedestal desk of eight drawers, with key. Generally in very good condition and working order. The leather top shows minor signs of wear.

Technical Information

Date: 20th century
Height: 76 cm
Width: 76 cm
Length: 137 cm

Sustainability

The average piece of furniture generates approximately 47kg of carbon dioxide equivalents – roughly the same as burning 5.3 gallons of petrol. Buying this item second-hand versus a newly made equivalent recovers the energy used to make it, rather than generating further emissions and using new materials.

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