Author Archives: Belinda Chavasse

Upholstered furniture – age equals quality

When you look underneath the upholstery, antique sofas and chairs could not be more different from modern pieces. A new sofa, even from a high quality supplier, will be constructed of chipboard, stapled together and covered in foam. They are not built to last. A piece such as this beautiful maple wood setee, dating from …

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Glazed Bookcases – Invented by Pepys?

Amongst new stock this month is this beautiful mahogany glazed bookcase. Dating from about 1810, it is a typical Regency piece in the quality of its construction: the timber is dense, with a wonderful figure, and all the mouldings are crisply executed. The brass locks and hinges are also top quality. Unusually for a bookcase …

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