Posts Tagged ‘Furniture’

Charity Vintage: H Lait & Sons sideboards

Saturday, March 8th, 2014

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pair of H Lait & Sons sideboards for sale on eBay for CharityTop: (ends 21 Mar, 2014 16:19:21 GMT)
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We’ve featured a few vintage 1950s teak sideboards in our Charity Vintage series in the past and they’ve proved popular with our blog visitors.

The two sideboards pictured above are a little bit unusual. They’re more 60s Mod than 50s Mid-century Modern. They’re being sold by different sellers, but are both made by H Lait & Sons. There hasn’t been anything by this maker on eBay for AGES but, like buses… you know the rest!

The lot (top photo) consisting of sideboard, table & chairs is being sold by & on behalf of Age UK East Sussex*. It’s offered as ‘buy it now’ £220.00 (also open to offers).

The sideboard on its own (bottom photo) is being sold by & on behalf of Bolton Community Transport & Furniture Services* and currently has had one bid of £45.

Both items are listed as buyer to collect. However, BCTF offers a free delivery service if you’re located within a 5 mile road journey of Bolton town centre.

*Age UK East Sussex is an independent local charity dedicated to helping people in later life in East Sussex. Our vision is for East Sussex to be a county where people in later life flourish.

*Bolton Community Transport & Furniture Services assists in the relief of poverty, sickness and distress, the preservation of health and any other charitable purposes through the provision of transport and/or furniture and recycling furniture and white goods for the benefit of communities in the UK, and particularly, but not exclusively, those in Greater Manchester.

Gimme Five! Club chairs

Friday, January 10th, 2014

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selection of 5 leather club chairs

We’d been on the hunt for a couple of leather club chairs for AGES, knowing that if we were patient we’d come across the perfect pair. We trawled eBay, antique shops and auctions and finally the right ones appeared at our local antiques centre.

A pair of just-the-right-side-of-shabby, chestnut brown club chairs. They’ve found a new home, sitting side by side in front of the wood-burner! Here are a sample we happened across during our quest…

  1. Jazz club chair: £299, MADE
  2. Leather and cowhide armchair: £950, notonthehighstreet
  3. Julian Bowen Vivo chair: £128.01, Amazon
  4. Sinclair club chair: £799, Barker & Stonehouse
  5. Le Corbusier Petit Confort LC2: £335, eBay

Antique stools

Wednesday, October 23rd, 2013

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selection of antique stools

We’ve got a selection of antique stools for this week’s little pop-up shop. They’re full of character and have endless uses – a step for reaching the difficult shelf in the kitchen, a handy surface for a mug of coffee in the lounge, a simple bedside table. A vintage, rustic touch for any room.

Retro Magazine

Sunday, October 20th, 2013

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Retro Magazine with cup of tea and green & orange striped knitted cushion

This copy of Retro Magazine arrived last week. It was sent by the lovely people at Hus & Hem as we’d supplied an image of a yellow Finel coffee pot for them to use.

page from Retro Magazine showing a photo of H is for Home's yellow Finel percolator

Hus & Hem (and this off-shoot publication) hails from Sweden so we did have a slight problem to overcome with regards to the language barrier. We should be fluent in Swedish judged by the number of Scandinavian crime dramas we watch – but alas not!

sitting room

It didn’t stop this magazine being a very enjoyable “read” for us though. We could pick up on the general gist of the articles, but we mainly let the pictures do the talking.

vintage Volkswagen Golf feature

There’s certainly no shortage of them with lots of vintage retro gorgeousness to peruse.

dining table

Scandinavia is of course home to many great designers both past & present – and the source of many pieces so sought after by collectors. So it’s no surprise that they should have some excellent publications dedicated to the subject.

vintage decorated kitchen

The magazine crams loads in. There are some inspiring house tours, vintage fashion and features on classic design.

vintage fashion feature

As you can see from the article on Mari Simmulson & Upsala-Ekeby pottery for example, these articles are quite extensive and make great source material for identification or collecting.

selection of vintage Ekeby ceramic dishes

There are also current product pointers and a location tour with an eye to vintage design  & retail opportunities.

selection of vintage kitchenalia items

In this issue, Helsingfors (Helsinki in Swedish) is the destination – it’s gone onto our list for when we do that much longed for Scandinavian camper van tour.

Helsinki feature

The photography is excellent throughout. There’s also much use of vintage magazine articles & advertisements to display products or show items in situ.

selection of vintage loungers

It costs about £5.00 per issue.

selection of vintage chairs and stools

It’s definitely worth giving a try – you might even learn a new language!

Charity Vintage: Vintage William Lawrence sideboard

Saturday, September 21st, 2013

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vintage teak William Lawrence sideboard for sale on eBay for Charity in support of the St Vincent Support Centre in Leeds
(Ends 27 Sep, 2013 14:25:00 BST)

This vintage William Lawrence sideboard is for sale this week in support of St Vincent Support Centre*. They always have lots of quality vintage items on sale (we’ve featured their items a fair few times) so if you’re in & around the Leeds area it’s a good idea to add them to your eBay ‘favourite sellers’.

A vintage teak sideboard always looks magnificent in a sitting room. It’s a really useful piece of furniture – great for storage and showing off your vintage glass or pottery collections.

St Vincent’s is part of the international charity, the St Vincent de Paul Society, and exists to promote self-sufficiency by building bridges of support and creating opportunities that enhance the quality of life for those deprived of income, employment, education, social networks and community support. They offer a wide range of services to people who need it most, including free debt advice, counselling, free adult learning, and volunteering/training placements for unemployed and adults with special needs.