Christmas & New Year Opening

Our Spitalfields Store is open on the following days during the holiday period:
Christmas & New Year Opening Times:

Monday 23rd December 2013             open                         Monday 30th December             closed                         
Tuesday 24th December                     open                         Tuesday 31st  December            closed                       
Wednesday 25th  December               closed                       Wednesday 01st January 2014  closed
Thursday 26th  December                   closed                       Thursday 02nd January              open
Friday 27th  December                        closed                       Friday 03rd January                    open
Saturday 28th December                     open                         Saturday 04th January                open
Sunday 29th December                       open                         Sunday 05th January                  open
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Four Very Large Convex Mirrors

We have just purchased four of these amazing oversized industrial convex mirrors. They are still mounted - slightly offset - in their original painted frames. The paint finish has been stabilised and lightly sealed to stop any further degradation. 
The mirrors have varying degrees of foxing which adds to their dramatic presence. They are a very large 1m40 diameter. We have added new brackets to the rear so that they can be wall hung.
Click on any of the images for more information. They are currently available to view at our Spitalfields store

New Cabinets by Rupert Blanchard

A visually stunning upcycled cabinet from our good friend and award winning furniture designer and constructor Rupert Blanchard. We love the juxtaposition of textures, materials and colours on the front of this cabinet. The reproductions that have proliferated since Rupert was awarded Best British Product Design for an earlier series of this cabinet in The British Design Awards 2011 do not come close to the presence of this genuine bespoke hand-built cabinet. And the attention to every detail continues when you look inside....

This is the second cabinet from this series and is lower than the previous cabinet shown above. Rupert has created an ebonised style of black finish to the plywood carcass which picks out and enhances the grains in the salvaged wooden drawers. Don't let it burn !

Both of these pieces are currently for sale online and available to view at our Spitalfields store if you wish to experience them in the real world!

Just arrived!

Rare Antique Medical Cabinet by Emesay - the Medical Supply Association Ltd - formerly of Grays Inn Road London WC1X.  A very good size and proportions with an incredible build quality to the case. The lock still has the original key and the 4 original castors have been stripped down and oiled and now run as smoothly as they did 100 years ago! We have given the cabin et a makeover and contemporary touch with a stunning mirror polished finish

Chairs in the TEA Building, Shoreditch

Leading independent production company Monkey Kingdom have just taken delivery of 20 of our James Leonard Chairs for their new boardroom in unit 5.01 of the iconic TEA Building at 56 Shoreditch High Street E1.

Just arrived!

The last of our short run of Truck Coffee Tables has now hit the shop floor.....

An elegant and charming pair of nineteenth century oriental fruitwood side tables in a Ming Dynasty style. Very nice colour, construction and wear and patination. Also with a 'secret' drawer.

The Art Depot. A very fine and exquisite hand-painted sign from Chatham High Street.

Mid-century glazed artist's cabinet removed from an East London art studio. The four hardwood doors open to reveal the shelves positioned discreetly behind the glazing bars.

We also have a smaller version....

A small run of 8 machine room opaline lamp shades. These were rescued from the skip by one of the London Underground engineers who passed them on to us. A great skip find! They were apparantly located in a remote and more-or-less inaccessible machine room- probably the reason that they have lasted so long. The glass is a good thick quality and the lamps retain their original galleries and metal tube stems. Some of the galleries are screw fixed to hold the shades and some have an unusual sprung clip device that we have not seen before. Manufactured we believe in Birmingham, UK around 1930.

Another run of Enameled Pendant Lamps is now available. Newly rewired and refitted the lamps have cast-iron galleries and glass lenses.

A very nice bentwood coatstand in the manner of Michael Thonet with a revolving top! It retains the original wear to both the stand and the hooks which add to it's charm.
And finally the salvaged shop sign letters keep on coming...with more still to follow. Above we have the legend 'e1' in brushed stainless steel letters which has been our postcode for the last 20 years!
And below an impressive 'm' in a faded blue paint. Or how about 'F' or 'P' or 'L'?
All of our salvaged signage letters have been refitted at the back so that they can be hung on the wall if desired.

Rare Innovation Suitcases*****

What's inside? Let us open these luxury vintage INNOVATION suitcases to discover...

Innovation was a well known American company which specialized in luxury travel wardrobe suitcases. Innovation had a boutique on Les Champs Elysées in Paris up to the end of the sixties - which we guess was where these suitcases were originally purchased from.
Their condition is excellent and despite the 60s style 'Guatemala' sticker on the side of the smaller suitcase we do not think from the look of them that they have done much travelling. From the outside they certainly appear to be almost more decorative than functional.
Inside they are even more impressive. Heavily branded with the Innovation insignis they retain all of their original fittings and even the collapsable Innovation hangers and internal straps are still intact.

Inside the smaller suitcase,

Inside the taller suitcase,

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