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It would be impossible not to fall under the spell of spring.

The new season ushers in joyful enthusiasm, a perfect pairing for rejuvenation and a new lease of life.

We write this as we return from a couple of weeks in the very north of Scotland, where the Spring was a few weeks behind that in temperate Northamptonshire. How lucky to experience this happy event twice this year; the riot of colour from newly appearing daffodils and fresh greenery giving way to the technicolour masses of tulips, fritillaries and hyacinths as we travelled south and into May.

The transition from the quiet spareness of late winter via the gentle persistence of early spring into the full bloom of almost summer feels almost reflective of our own work, as we find old furniture which may appear worn-out, beaten up, but which has a connection to the past and a future yet to live. Things with roots in an old idea, but which can be restored to make them fit for contemporary use. The gentle restoration of well-designed, well-made furniture continues to provide a pleasant antidote to a world which spins seemingly faster every day.

A few picks from our latest collection

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£100


Characteristics

A 19th century pine dressing table on turned feet. The top with a three quarter gallery and the drawers with white ceramic knobs

Technical Information

Date: 19th Century
Height: 98cm
Width:  44cm
Depth:  86cm

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

A 19th century mahogany bachelor’s chest in excellent condition, with good colour and surface patina throughout. The top is hinged to fold out to become a writing surface, supported by pull out slide runners. Four long graduating drawers with brass handles are raised on original bracket feet.

Technical Information

Date: 19th century
Height: 75 cm
Width: 99 cm
Depth 53 cm (folded), 106 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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£70


Characteristics

A pair of Arts and Crafts inlaid mahogany corner chairs, with floral design inlay to the backs and recently upholstered seat bases, in very good condition.

Technical Information

Date: 19th Century
Height: 76cm
Width:  42cm
Depth:  42cm

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.

Oak Chest

£750

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£70


Characteristics

A narrow George III oak chest, with a hinged top above three drawers raised on bun feet. Likely originating from the 18th century with original ironmongery to the hinges and lock mechanism (key is missing) and replacement handles. In beautiful condition.

Technical Information

Date: 18th century
Height: 88 cm
Width: 60 cm
Depth 57 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.

PEARspectives

Continued explorations into the world of sustainable, beautiful and original furniture.

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