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Sunday, 31 July 2011
British quality and value for money
After working flat out on sourcing bedroom furniture for our contract with the Scottish hotel (you can read our previous blog "Suite Success" to find out more) Graham has escaped for a well deserved holiday, travelling in France. He visited L'Isle-sur-la-Sorgue, a picturesque small town in the southeast, famous for it's antique villages. Numerous markets and retail outlets provide the consumer with tasty treats for the eye; whilst the refreshing canals that navigate throughout, offer a peaceful setting in which to browse.
The feminine curves outlining the item of furniture, as well as the carved details are impressive and ornate from the late 18th to early 19th century, a walnut chest of drawers, is for sale in L'isle-sur-la-Sorgue. The price for this piece being the equivalent of £8,414.
For a lot less but with at least equal quality and good looks from roughly the same era then look to British furniture. Currently we have an eighteenth century mahogany chest comprising of superior quality and great value at £1,850. Some of the factors which build up the piece's overall quality include oak lining in the drawers and ogee shaped feet; the chest itself being in excellent condition. For those who are not familiar with the term "ogee" it is in reference to the curved form of the feet, presented in a "S" shape.
A mid 19th century Victorian Wellington chest, from our website, is another example of top quality. For those who value security this is the perfect piece because of it's dual locking system. Mahogany again, the front has a hinged border overlapping the right hand side of the drawers, thus preventing them from opening.
A geometric, Victorian chest of drawers, dressed in smart mahogany with ash lining and original brass handles. The photograph below describes the chest, which is in original condition and is for sale at £795. All three chests aforementioned are of particulalry good British quality. For further information regarding these items you can visit our website, shop or showroom.