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Sunday, 23 June 2013

Inspector George Gently

Sorry for the delay in reporting back on the antiques we rented out to the Inspector George Gently filming crew in order for them to be included in filming that was taking place in Durham a week or so ago. I had asked if we could please have some photographs of the set with our pieces we had provided in place so we could show you all how it looked and the photos were kindly emailed to me by the production company and arrived yesterday. BUT and it's a big but - we have been advised that we cannot use the photographs until the programme is released for viewing in the autumn, shame!!

Initially we rented out about 10-12 items that were to be used in a study.
Open bookcase and books used on the set

A desk, open bookshelves, lamp stand, lighting and assorted chairs and a settee where all loaded onto the van together with an early 20th century carpet to enhance the look.  So off went the van went early one morning to the centre of Durham City to be delivered to the property being used for the filming
Victorian oak pedestal desk

The next morning we had an urgent call to ask if they could come back to the show rooms and pick a few more items that were needed to finish of the set. A large Masons ironstone vase complete with the lilys that were displayed within - particularly handy as those flowers had oblingingly opened up just on que on the right day!  An extra Chinese plant stand was also chosen
Early Masons Ironstone vase

No sooner was the pair of antique Sunderland glass inkwells or candle holders that appeared in the set returned into stock, than they were instantly sold - sometimes timing is everything!
Sunderland glass inkwells


  Graham Smith Antiques has been established for 14 years but Graham has been in the antiques business for 40 years. We trade on line and from showrooms on the edge of the city of Newcastle upon Tyne, UK and all the items shown on the website are available to view at the showrooms where they are displayed in four room settings - for ease of viewing. As long time members of LAPADA [the Association of Art and Antiques Dealers], the UK's largest trade association for professional art and antiques dealers, we want all our customers to be confident to buy from us on line or in person and make every effort to make each sale a pleasure. Please take some time to read our Testimonials page which can be found on the home page of our website.

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