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Charity Vintage: Ernest Race stools

Saturday, January 31st, 2015

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Pair of vintaage Ernest Race high stools for sale by & in support of Isabel Hospice (ends 3 Feb, 2015 20:31:32 GMT)

If you’re any good at furniture DIY, here are a couple of doer-uppers you might like to take on as a little project. A pair of well-worn but classic mid century modern high stools designed by Ernest Race.

They’d be perfect for perching at a breakfast bar in a vintage 50s-inspired kitchen… or teamed with the cocktail cabinet we featured last week.

They’re up for sale by Isabel Hospice* and, although there’s still just over 3 days left to bid, they’ve already had quite a lot of interest. They’re currently £41.00 the pair – bargain! – and a mere £7 for delivery but they’d prefer it if the successful buyer collected in person from Welwyn Garden City.

*Isabel Hospice is a charity needing to raise nearly £4 million per annum to provide their free services to the people of eastern Hertfordshire. Their ethos is that they treat the whole person, not simply the illness. They offer a complete hospice service through their team of Community Nurse Specialists, a 16-bed, in-patient hospice, a day hospice, outreach day hospices, hospice at home and a family support and bereavement service.

Charity Vintage: Prestige floral saucepan set

Saturday, January 24th, 2015

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Vintage Prestige floral saucepan set for sale on eBay for Charity by & in support of St Kentigern Hospice (Ends 1 Feb, 2015 20:42:12 GMT)

We’ve chosen this lovely vintage saucepan set being offered by St Kentigern Hospice* in Denbighshire for this week’s Charity Vintage post. Six different sized pans should cover most culinary needs – and we love the cheery daisy pattern. Very good condition too… and a bargain at £29.99 for the set.

*St Kentigern Hospice’s objective is to offer patients, their carers, families and friends, responsive holistic care in a warm, homely, safe, nurturing environment.

Charity Vintage: Erik Buch rosewood folding bar

Saturday, January 17th, 2015

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vintage Erik Buch rosewood folding bar for sale by & in support of Isabel Hospice (ends 22 Jan, 2015 13:30:12 GMT)

Did you get a bit of money for Christmas? We’ve found something lovely on eBay for Charity to put it towards! This fabulous vintage Erik Buch rosewood folding bar is something to behold. Charity shops don’t often get such rare, high value, quality items – but Isabel Hospice* has got a winner here.

Their photos don’t do the piece justice at all; if you’d like to see what it looks like in all its glory have a look here, here and here. An example sold at auction in 2010 for just over £1,200, there’s one for sale on Etsy at the moment for £3,100 and another on 1stdibs for $3,000 (about £2,000). That makes this ones buy it now price of £1,250 spot on.

It’s such a well designed and thought out piece of furniture. Imagine rolling it out, opening it up and offering your dinner party guests an aperitif – all very Mad Men!

*Isabel Hospice is a charity needing to raise nearly £4 million per annum to provide their free services to the people of eastern Hertfordshire. Their ethos is that they treat the whole person, not simply the illness. They offer a complete hospice service through their team of Community Nurse Specialists, a 16-bed, in-patient hospice, a day hospice, outreach day hospices, hospice at home and a family support and bereavement service.


Charity Vintage: Formica sideboard

Saturday, January 10th, 2015

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vintage 1950s/60s Formica sideboard for sale by & in support of British Heart Foundation(ends 15 Jan, 2015 20:01:57 GMT)

Vintage, free-standing kitchen furniture & fittings always go down well on our Charity Vintage series so we thought we’d highlight this 1950s/60s Formica sideboard.

It’s a great colour – a lovely soft yellow, however it’s in need of a good clean and spruce up. This is reflective in it’s starting price which is only £39.99.

It measures 940mm high x 1580mm wide x 540mm deep and has oodles of useful storage space and work surface. It’s for sale by a British Heart Foundation* charity shop based in Bradford – which is fairly local to us. Unfortunately we just don’t have the room in our Picture House Antiques pitch at the moment or we’d be interested ourselves!

*British Heart Foundation is the nation’s heart charity. They help save lives with information, patient care and pioneering research. With your support, they’re beating heart disease for good.



Charity Vintage: Ladderax storage unit

Saturday, January 3rd, 2015

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Vintage Ladderax storage unit for sale by & in support of British Heart Foundation (ends 12 Jan, 2015 20:01:20 GMT)

Ladderax, like its Dutch cousin Tomado, is the creme de la creme of Mid Century Modern shelving and storage. The Ladderax modular storage system was designed by Robert Heal and manufactured by Staples from the mid 1960s through to the mid 1980s.

This teak example and has wooden slatted rather the more familiar metal uprights. There are quite a few components here so you’ll be able to be rearranged into countless configurations to suit your space, need and taste.

I can just imagine this in someone’s tasteful home office with red 700 Series GPO telephone, stacks of interior and graphic design books, a display of Scandinavian art glass, all lit by a vintage Anglepoise or Maclamp.

If you’re interested in buying, it will need to be collected from the British Heart Foundation shop in Edinburgh, either by you or you can arrange for a courier to collect on your behalf. It’s starting price is an extremely reasonable £79.99 and there are currently no bids – but I don’t think it will remain like that for long!

*British Heart Foundation is the nation’s heart charity. They help save lives with information, patient care and pioneering research. With your support, they’re beating heart disease for good.