Akenham Fine Furniture we pride ourselves on the traditional
values of craftmanship and attention to detail. Our workshop
produces quality hand-crafted bespoke furniture, offering the
customer choice of design, size, timber and finish. Each piece
is unique and individual, tailored to your specific requirements.
*Akenham Fine Furniture
Unit 4 Akenham Hall Farm
Henley Road Akenham
Suffolk IP6 0HL
Tel: +44 147 321 9063
Fax: +44 147 321 9063
The inspiration for Andrena furniture
traces a thread through some
five hundred years of English History back to the time of King
Henry VIII and the House of Tudor. Hoddesdon, situated just north
of London on an ancient coaching route to Cambridge, is an area
steeped in History, including an ill-fated plot against King
Charles II which ended with gruesome consequences for some local
Furniture made during the Tudor period
was sturdy and attractive.
Tudor craftsmen displayed their skill through wood turning and
hand carving, skills acquired through the building of ships and
churches andd expanded upon and applied to masterpieces of
construction and beauty, fashioned from the symbol of strength
and stability - the mighty English Oak tree.
Many of these original traditions and
skills are cherished and
upheld at Andrena to this day and are put to good use in the
making of your furniture.
Although the design inspiration for
Andrena furniture is distinctly
historical, today's furniture needs to be practical and fit seamlessly
into the environment of your modern home. The result of our efforts
is a range of furniture that will retain it's appeal despite changing
trends and fashions.
Throughout this website you will see many
original and innovative
solutions for modern living. Throughout our collection we have
endeavoured to optimise your options for storage, by providing
maximum cupboard and drawer space and where appropriate, fully
adjustable and removable shelves. Interior lighting and glass
shelving are fitted to your display cabinets to accentuate and
highlight the display potential of your most prized possesions,
ornaments and glass.
Drawers and doors are tailor made and
fitted individually, in the
traditional manner for each piece we make. Each drawer benefits
from the age old English method of Dovetail jointing which provides
maximum strength and longevity. Great skill and care are required
during the selection of the timber in order to bring out the very
best of the beautiful grain of the oak tree.
The craftsmen of Tudor times were unable
to produce single, large
sheets of glass. The method they devised to overcome this problem
was to join small pieces of glass, seam them with lead strips to
produce what are known as 'leaded lights'.
Although it is more expensive and time
consuming than simply
attatching lead strips to standard glass panes, the original method
is continue at Andrena today, just one example of our attention to
detail when making your furniture.
We at Andrena, are strongly commited to
providing you with beautiful
yet practical furniture that defies fickle trends and fashions and
will last a lifetime and beyond. To this, we can add the second-to-
none customer service that only a family-run company can provide.
*Andrena Reproductions Limited
Hertfordshire EN11 0NT
Tel: +44 199 245 1722
Fax: +44 199 246 6024
Anthony Martin has over 23 years
experience specializing in
traditional hand made oak furniture, spending many of these years
working for Frank Pratt of Wirksworth. Based in Derbyshire, Anthony
makes his furniture to the highest standard and to his customers'
Using his experience as a cabinet maker,
Anthony is also a highly
skilled antique restorer. This requires the ability to recreate
and replicate work, including hand carved designs, on finer antiques.
The Old Baptist Chapel
Derbyshire DE56 2DS
Tel: +44 177 355 0051
Fax: +44 177 355 0051
Arthur Brett's roots in furniture date
back five generations as far
as the early nineteenth century with chair maker John Brett, born in
Norfolk in 1815. In 1870 his son Jonathan T. Brett (great grandfather
to the present chairman, Edward) founded the company making and selling
furniture with his six sons. One of them, Arthur, an antiques dealer,
gradually expanded into reproductions, setting up as Arthur Brett in
the 1920s with elegant showrooms in St. Giles Street, Norwich.
The familys experience in restoring
priceless antiques gave Arthur
and his team of craftsmen the expertise to create authentic and
museum-standard reproductions. After his death in 1952, Arthurs
work was continued by his two sons, Norman and Frank, the latter
(Edwards father) credited with revitalising and expanding the company
after the Second World War. Edward Brett became Chairman in 1979.
Over the years, the firm has established
its reputation for making
the finest English furniture, with their committed teams of craftsmen,
most of whom have served the firm for decades. They have passed down
to successive generations the traditional skills and techniques of
which any eighteenth-century cabinetmaker would be proud. With this
wealth of history and experience we relish the challenge of taking
Arthur Brett into the 21st Century.
At Arthur Brett we are committed to the
design, manufacture and
delivery of the highest quality fine English furniture as well as
bespoke furniture which is handmade and custom built to your design.
We offer classic furniture beautifully crafted to enhance your
lifestyle. Our website shows you some of the bespoke furniture we
have created for all aspects of your home. We also offer classic
furniture for the dining room, bookcases, chairs, sofas and all
manor of fine English furniture. Please browse our designs and
use the website to contact your nearest Arthur Brett stockist or
to contact us directly.
Our projects team will be happy to
discuss your requirements from
a single piece of benchmade classic furniture to major projects
requiring our custom furniture design services.
*Arthur Brett and Sons Ltd
Hellesdon Park Road
Drayton High Road
Tel: +44 160 348 0700
Fax: +44 160 378 8984
Batheaston has been the foremost windsor
chairmaker in Britain for
over thirty years.
Today, as well as producing the
definitive pieces for which we are
renowned, we also create an eclectic range of fine cabinetry.
We focus on facimile editions of antique
designs, as well as
satisfuing contemporary needs in timeless styles.
Naturally, all batheaston furniture uses
only solid, klin dried
timbers from sustainable woodlands. Each piece is handmade and
finished in the English countryside by our talented craftsmen.
*Batheaston Chairmakers Ltd
20 Leafield Way
Wiltshire SN13 9SW
Tel: +44 122 581 1295
Fax: +44 122 581 0501
Bevan Funnell Limited, founded in 1945 by
Barry and Pamela Funnell,
originally refurbished and sold second-hand furniture - from a garage
in a small Brighton mews. From these small beginnings, the company grew
rapidly and began making new English reproduction furniture. Larger
premises soon became necessary and, as the company went from strength
to strength, Bevan Funnell eventually moved to Newhaven, which is the
head office and a main centre for manufacture.
Export trade has always been important to
the company and, before
the end of the 1940's, it was selling furniture to Holland, Belgium,
Germany and even South Africa. Nowadays the company?s unrivalled
furniture ranges - finished in mahogany, yewtree, walnut, oak and
cherry - enjoy enduring popularity around the world, including Europe,
America, the Far East and Japan.
Bevan Funnell has grown to become one of
the largest and most
successful manufacturers of high quality English reproduction
furniture in the world. It currently:
Owns and controls a subsidiary company in
Owns and controls a subsidiary company in
the USA, with warehouse
and showrooms in Highpoint, North Carolina.
Operates a warehouse in Canada
Owns a factory in Newhaven
Owns a brass foundry in Dover
Operates its own showrooms in Holland and Belgium
*Bevan Funnell Ltd
East Sussex BN9 0BZ
Tel: +44 127 351 3762
Fax: +44 127 351 6735
Our company manufactures copies of
English furniture from the 18th
century, when English furniture was the finest in the world with
designers such as Chippendale, Sheraton, Adams and Hepplewhite,
furnishing the Grand houses of England. We have scaled down many
of the models to fit into today's smaller homes, but in many other
details we have remained true to the tradition of classic English
We have been producing classic
reproduction furniture for over 30
years and have received the most prestigious awards for our export
achievements; we export to more than a dozen countries and have
maintained the highest standard during all those years.
Combining the best techniques of both
traditional and modern methods,
we have not only been able to produce beautiful furniture, but also
keep our products at competitive prices.
Careful quality control in every detail
of production, and the
continuity of over 30 years experience, has given us a leading role
as one of most prominent producers of English reproduction furniture.
We supply our furniture in two finishes,
each with its own individual
characteristics MAHOGANY veneers are finished to bring out the swirl
and flame patterns that are found within the timber, whilst YEW WOOD
veneers balance the unique grain pattern with its subtle golden colour.
Superb hand inlayed fruitwood, ebony or sycamore are added to give
extra detail, and keep the furniture as close as possible to the
original furniture of two centuries ago.
'We are all aware of the need to protect
the world environment, only
timber from sustainable forestry is used in the production of our
Items such as desks and bureaux have
given genuine leather tops
embossed with gold leaf tooling, in a choice of many colours to
compliment the furniture; each item of furniture is hand wax finished
to produce the fine patina of yesteryear.
We also have a department specializing in
making contract furniture
made to measure for the Hotel and Restaurant market.
Bowlings Reproductions Limited with our
long tradition of service
and quality, will be pleased to assist you when it comes to deciding
upon your furniture. All our furniture is produced in The United
Kingdom, and no components or furniture are imported from other
*Bowlings Reproductions Limted
Wales SA70 7TE
Tel: +44 183 484 3305
Fax: +44 183 484 3309
Chalon furniture is a blend of inspired
design, solid timber, quality
construction and a unique finishing style. The result is a range of
furniture which creates an impression where ever it is seen.
The Chalon workshops are based at the Old
Hambridge Mill in
Somerset. The craftsmen use a combination of advanced techniques
and traditional skills to provide one of the finest country furniture
ranges available on the market.
Chalon's unique signature is the skill of
paint ageing and distressing,
along with different wood finishes and an extensive palette of period
colours. With Chalon's wealth of expertise in colour, texture and
paint-ageing this enables them to create effects inspired by 18th
and 19th Century English and European designs. This has lead to a
distinctive and recognisable house design that has been growing in
reputation since the company's foundation 25 years ago.
Chalon kitchens are achieved using a
freestanding concept in
order to appear to have been put together over a period of time
from individual pieces. Within this idea a client can express their
individual tastes by their choice of pieces, their colour and
Chalon's semi-freestanding kitchen range
has been specifically
designed for town houses with a primary emphasis upon the utilisation
of space within a more compact kitchen environment, without
compromising the genuine feel of a free-standing Chalon kitchen.
The Chalon bedroom range offers a
selection of elegant
architectural designs from inspiration drawn from the mid-eighteenth
The panelled and four poster bed is
available in a wide selection
of European standard measurements or may be custom built to
requirement. Manufactured in a traditional slatted style they
are constructed to create an elegantly proportioned bed to suit
any classic or contemporary bedroom setting.
Wardrobes, bedside cabinets, dressing
tables, blanket boxes and
cheval mirrors are simply designed, yet are refined in appearance
by our house-style painted or wood finish.
Continuing the classical theme, Chalon
dining furniture ranges
from a casual breakfast room to a formal dining room with various
sizes of extendable and static tables together with a comprehensive
range of additional furnture. This includes display cabinets, corner
units and country dressers.
Chalon's exceptional study and library
collection encompasses a
traditional style with modern usable pieces of furniture designed
to enclose all your modern technological requirements. From desks
to storage units, filling cabinets to bookcases Chalon offers a
complete range of handcrafted furniture.
*Chalon UK Limited
Somerset TA10 0BP
Tel: +44 145 825 4600
Fax: +44 145 825 1192
Simbeck is a furniture manufacturer and
specialising in high quality hardwood furniture products. Simbeck
wooden furniture is innovative in its use of materials, stains and
finishes, styles and designs.
As a furniture manufacturer and furniture
wholesaler, Simbeck has
always worked in Buckinghamshire, enjoying the benefits the locality
offers. Simbeck sells a diversity of wooden furniture - furniture
that is both aesthetically pleasing and durable. For more extensive
ranges of furniture, soft furnishings and gifts, please visit our
showroom at Cherry Orchard Works.
Authentically hand carved to suit those
with a preference towards
antique furniture. Carved in solid woods. The range comprises of
dining tables, chairs, sideboards, bookcases, upholstery and
*Simbeck Furniture Ltd
Spring Gardens Road
Bucks HP13 7AG
Tel: +44 149 452 8617
Fax: +44 149 447 1737
Manufacturers of office furniture,
pedestal and partners desks.
*The Desk Centre
74/76 Northam Road
Southampton SO14 0PB
Tel: +44 238 022 8939
Fax: +44 238 023 1330
At the early age of 4 years old, Joseph
Hemingway found himself
studying a carved panelled door on a sideboard in his parents'
front room. A few days later his mother brought home a copy of "The
Director" which illustrated the designs of the Master Carver, Thomas
It was from this that Joseph's interest
in carving evolved. His
skills found him continuously receiving top marks in his woodwork
classes which continued through to college where he achieved a "First
Class City and Guilds" in cabinet making and wood cutting machinery.
Upon leaving school he worked for Taylor
& Hobson Ltd Huddersfield,
Mechanics in Wood' and worked his way through all the departments
there gaining skills and experience in the art of cabinet making
and carving. After eleven years of being employed, Joseph decided
to start his own business in 1968 as a cabinet maker, woodcarver
and furniture restorer.
In the 80's he started to take specialist
orders from "The Director",
reproducing Thomas Chippendale's furniture to the highest order.
After many years of studying Thomas Chippendale's work there was
one particular design that had challenged every master carver, but
no-one had ever succeeded in creating this design - not even Thomas
Chippendale himself - until now.
Joseph Hemingway has created and patented
design 23, the Rococo
chair from Thomas Chippendale's "The Director" 1762.
Thomas Chippendale Furniture Ltd
221 Meltham Road
West Yorkshire HD4 7BD
Tel: +44 148 466 2806
Fax: +44 148 466 2806
Quality period and contemporary furniture
and libraries made to
commission in our own workshops.
All products are handmade using methods
appropriate to the period
by our dedicated team of skilled craftsmen.
Commissions from individual chairs to
complete furnishing of stately
We design all types of furniture.
Previous commissions include
complete furnishin of stately homes, board rooms, games rooms,
sitting rooms, drawing rooms, studies, executive offices, libraries,
dining rooms, bedrooms, kitchens and club houses.
Architectural mouldings and a full
antique restoration service is
Michael Hart personally discusses and
reaches each individual piece
and applies his extensive knowledge of both period furniture and
The finished quality of the product is
Every piece is unique to your
specification and will not be seen
in a catalogue of mass production.
*Michael W Hart
Eskgrove Coach House
Musselburgh EH21 7TD
Tel: +44 131 665 0794
Fax: +44 131 665 0794
The Northampton Cabinet Company was
founded in 1946 by Jacob Leigh,
an established master cabinet maker, as were his forbears. In 1948
the company moved to London, and has remained in Leytonstone, East
London since that date. From comparatively small beginnings the firm
has grown into a successful business where Father, Son and Grandson
have worked together to continue a tradition of quality and service
in the field of English Reproduction Occasional and Dining Room Furniture.
Our collections - Northampton and Classic
- comprise over 300
different items including:
Dining Room Furniture
Bureaux and desks
In addition we have our ever expanding
Home Office and Home
Entertainment Collections as well as models exclusively made
for storage (eg video, audio tapes, compact discs).
The Northampton Cabinet Company has the
ability for its contracts
division to produce items of furniture to its customers specifications,
whilst retaining the authentic traditional appearance of true English
Reproduction Furniture. Many successful projects have been completed
around the world in:
All our ranges are in keeping with the
classical styles of the great
century of English furniture design, which began with Queen Anne (d.
1714) and reached its climax in the Regency period (1800-1830).
The Company places much importance on the
future of the environment.
*Northampton Cabinet Co Ltd
10 Aylmer Road
London E11 3AD
Tel: +44 208 539 6651
Fax: +44 208 558 6787
Traditional English period oak furniture
has been made at Laurel
Bank since the mid 1970s. Each finished piece is a tribute to the
traditional skills of the craftsmen who have created it and to the
quality of the materials they have chosen to use. The timeless
pleasure that Oakwood Furniture brings to its owner remains to
be savoured each and every day.
The style is traditional British, based
on research and
construction methods of antique pieces, incorporating the age
old methods of timber selection, preparation and assembly.
Each piece is individually handmade using
only the finest oak.
An ageing technique is then carried out which will, when completed,
give an authentic appearance of an original. We are justifiably
proud of the skills and materials used during the creation of the
furniture, however, it is the finish which is imparted to the
furniture that uniquely distinguishes an Oakwood piece from that
of its competitors.
The timber for each piece is carefully
chosen to give the final
desired appearance and even before assembly is complete, the
ageing techniques begin. Once assembled, the cabinet makers then
apply the finishing coats, each one carefully carried out by hand
and crafted to build up a beautiful burnished appearance that is
in keeping with the style and character of an original.
The furniture shown on this web site is
our standard range,
available in many different sizes and finishes. Other pieces,
using alternative designs can be made to your specification, if
you so require. Depth of finish, colour and ageing is given very
careful consideration. This, coupled with the closest attention
to detail ensures lasting satisfaction.
At the Oakwood workshops in Cheshire, our
cabinet makers all take
the utmost pride in the furniture they make, a quality to be found
in craftsmen who genuinely love the work they do. Each cabinet maker
undertakes every aspect of furniture making, from timber selection,
machining, carcass building, right through to French polishing. Only
seasoned oak is used throughout the whole construction of furniture,
including back and bottom boards, drawers and drawer components,
shelves and panels. In fact, no other species of wood is used.
Oakwood produces aged oak furniture of the highest quality, which
is accurate in historic detail including mortice and tennon joints,
pegged with hand cut oak dowels.
Once the piece of furniture has been
made, the first of many processes
begin to achieve the rich patina of finish on which Oakwood has built
The unique finish on Oakwood furniture is
achieved solely by hand.
Over 18 different applications are used to build an authentic finish
of such quality that it will stand a favourable comparison with the
very best of antiques.
Once the piece of furniture has been
made, polished and all appropriate
brassware fitted, a final inspection is made by our mastercraftsmen.
Only when we are satisfied the piece has
passed our stringent quality
checks the Oakwood brass identification plate is positioned into place.
The plate is usually situated on the inside of a drawer or door. This
is your assurance that the piece of furniture is of the highest standard.
Crewe Hill Lane
Cheshire CH3 6PD
Tel: +44 182 927 0704
Fax: +44 182 927 1709
R E H Kennedy have been producing some of
the finest traditional
furniture available since 1948. It is widely recognised that
British skill is unmatched in the making of this style of furniture
and we at Kennedy's are proud to perpetuate these skills.
Craftsmanship of the highest quality is
an obvious ingredient of
all our pieces and we are fortunate to have a staff of highly
skilled hand craftsmen, many with a lifetimes experience who in
turn are able to pass on their skills to our younger apprentices.
For many years Kennedy Furniture was
produced from the old mill,
shown above, but increasing demand necessitated a move to its
larger premises. Kennedy's is now situated in a modern single
storey building on the outskirts of Ipswich.
*REH Kennedy Limited
White House Road
Suffolk IP1 5LT
Tel: +44 147 324 0044
Fax: +44 147 324 0098
Rosjohn is one of the world's leading and
most respected names in
the design and manufacture of high quality English reproduction
furniture. Founded in 1968 by brothers Theodore and Spyros Buttigieg,
and named after their parents Rosa and John, the company's roots lie
originally in the Hackney Road, London. Here the first beautifully
crafted Regency and Queen Anne style cabinets were reproduced and
the Rosjohn hallmarks of superb craftsmanship, meticulous attention
to detail and use of fine quality materials were established. More
than 30 years on those same hallmarks still apply, and because of
this, the company has grown from strength to strength, today Rosjohn
furniture is in demand, not only in the UK, but across Europe and in
many other parts of the world including the US and Australia. Despite
this rapid growth, the company still remains very much a family
business, thus ensuring that the very high standards of traditional
craftsmanship set by its founders are passed down the line. When you
buy a Rosjohn piece, you can be certain that you are buying an item
of superior quality and design. A classic product that will look
magnificent for years and even several generations to come.
Here at Rosjohn we employ only the best
craftsmen in the country,
whom are skilled in the traditional art of furniture making. The
team includes skilled Glaziers, Carvers, Skivers, and Finishers. We
are proud to give you an outline of what each craftsman contributes
to the creation of our fine reproduction furniture.
The Glaziers at Rosjohn skillfully cut
each pane of glass by hand.
This is set within specially prepared bars on the cabinet's using
non-coloured putty. This results in a more attractive finish than
attaching the bars over a single large sheet of glass.
Antique furniture is often rich in detailed carving, being typical
of furniture from the Middle Ages onwards. Here at Rosjohn we maintain
this tradition by the use of state of the art machinary.
Skivering became a feature of fine furniuture in England during the
18th century. We like to keep this feature on our desks and bureaus.
The Skiver is responsible for keeping the skivering tradition. This
involves inserting the leather inlays which are then embossed and
gilded, to create decorative boarders.
Our Finishers apply several layers of polish to the products to
provide a luxurious depth and quality of colour. The furniture is
then waxed and burnished to perfect the finishing touch.
Rosjohn produces a variety of beautiful
fine furniture that is
both functional and reminiscent of quality craftsmanship furniture
built during the Regency, Georgian and Victorian periods. Attention
to detail can be seen in the construction, finishes and details of
all our products.
Chatsworth is based on furniture made
during the Regency and
Georgian period (1714-1837), for the Living Room and Dining Room.
The collection includes a choice of dining tables, sideboards and chairs.
Knebworth embraces the Regency and
Georgian period, while
accomodating modern house-hold items, such as televisions, hi-fi's
and CD systems. The collection is produced in both Mahogany and
Sandringham is inspired by the early 19th
century, when the need
for special usage furniture was fashionable. The Sandringham
Collection offers a wide range of occassional furnture. Here you
will find a variety of small tables, miniture bookcases, and wine rack's.
Woburn consists of office, home and study
furniture, designed to
meet constant use and reflect the style of the Regency and Georgian
period. As part of this collection you will find bookcases,
cabinets, chairs, desks, and computer desks.
Osborne is our Victorian range of Living
and Dining room furniture.
The furniture is produced in a range of Mahogany, Walnut and
*Rosjohn Furniture Limited
Abbeymead Industrial Park
Essex EN9 1HI
Tel: +44 199 276 7353
Fax: +44 199 276 3568
Royal Oak Furniture is based in the heart
of the Yorkshire Dales and
employing the skills and values of local craftsmen, produces some
of the finest quality solid oak furniture. Established in 1977 by
Janet and Paul Kent, the Royal Oak Furniture Company has grown
steadily over the years, with a staff of 40 we produce some of
the finest English Oak furniture, which is supplied via exclusive
Our emphasis is on quality, we use only
solid Oak, sourced from
managed and sustainable forests. There are no short cuts to producing
the best and, although we have the support of modern and well equipped
workshops, all our furniture is individually made using methods that
go back centuries.
All our furniture is available in several
different colours and
finishes - a selection of which are shown below.
Furniture can be ordered with a clean
finish or it can be 'distressed'
to replicate years of use. During the distressing process edges are
smoothed, corners are shaded, and dents and scratches are carefully
added to those areas in which they would naturally occur. Finally each
piece is polished and hand waxed to a wonderful warm patina.
A 'Hand Scraped' finish is also
available. This distinctive finish
is achieved by hand planing each piece of oak to give a soft, rippled
effect. This is demonstrated to its full effect in our Jacobean and
If you require your new furniture to match the colour of your existing
furniture a colour matching service is available.
>From its beginnings as raw timber,
and continuing until the finished
piece is given its final rub of bees wax, our craftsmen take meticulous
care and pride in their work.
The timber is carefully selected to
ensure that the natural beauty
of the grain will show to its best advantage on every piece of
The timber is then put through various
machines to flatten, cut
and shape as required. The machined components are then assembled
by the cabinet makers.
Whether it is an occasional table or
heavily carved four poster bed,
skill and attention to detail make each piece of furniture unique.
The lengthy finishing process begins as
each piece is distressed to
give an impression of age.
Staining and polishing follow this, after
which wax is applied to
give a warm glowing patina.
Our own craftsmen carry out every
process, whilst simultaneously
passing on their skills training the younger members of the company.
*Royal Oak Furniture Company
North Yorkshire BD23 5BD
Tel: +44 175 675 3378
Fax: +44 175 675 2865
England has long been famous throughout
the world for its Traditional
Leather Furniture. Saxon are a family firm who are proud to continue
this tradition, valuing both a quality product and personalised
All of the furniture is handmade in our
own factory by our
specialised team of skilled craftsmen and delivered direct to the
We pride ourselves in having the largest
range of traditional
leather furniture of any UK manufacturer and can supply worldwide.
We have over 40 styles in any one of over
50 colourways including
Chairs, Settees, Recliners, Bed Settees and Occasional Chairs and
*Saxon Leather Upholstery Ltd
Lancashire BL3 2NZ
Tel: +44 120 436 5377
Fax: +44 120 438 7554
Sitting Firm Limited is a traditional
English furniture manufacturer
using solid wood and hand crafted techniques and finishes in its
range of traditional and contemporary chairs, tables and cabinets.
Known for the traditional Windsor chair
a fine piece of English
design, crafted to our very high standards - over the last 15 years
weve expanded our range of traditional furniture to include rocking
chairs, frame chairs and a wide selection of tables from rustic
farmhouse and refectory tables to the old favorite pedestal and
drop leaf models. More recently weve tailored the traditional
skills of our designers and craftsmen to develop a range of
contemporary dining furniture, including a range we make exclusively
for John Lewis.
Our chairs and furniture are made wholly
in house from carefully
selected and seasoned hardwoods. You will find no plywood or MDF in
our furniture - just solid ash, oak, maple and beech which posses
all the qualities needed to create fine furniture.
In our purpose built factory, everything
from steam bending to the
turning of components is carried out to the highest standards.
Our products range from traditional to
contemporary styles - all
have the reassuring feel of solid craftsmanship of old - creating
a degree of character and attention to detail which will be
appreciated for generations to come.
*Sitting Firm Ltd
The Old Saw Mill
Harvest Hill Lane
Coventry CV5 9DD
Tel: +44 247 640 7930
Fax: +44 247 640 7940
We originally began making tables for the
trade, but quickly
responded to demands from the local community to sell to them
direct. Soon afterwards our local customers began asking for the
same quality of chairs, cabinets, hall tables, TV cabinets, desks
(it's a long list!) to match their tables. So our range evolved
naturally into the sophisticated collection you will discover at
our showrooms today.
There is no secret or magic formula to
our success. Simply consistent,
reliable quality allied to an impressively wide range of designs at
affordable prices. Attention to detail and personal service are all
part of the Table Place's distinctive signature.
Above all, our staff have the craftsman's
unswerving commitment to
quality and value. Our sole aim is to provide you with furniture
that's a pleasure to own, an asset to your home, and a tribute to
your good taste for generations to come.
We are wood specialists and expert french
polishers. Our Cabinet
Makers, Polishers and Cabinet Fitters process some 327 different
operations to make a fairly simple piece for you. They use old
methods and new as appropriate. Dovetails for example still make
the best drawers. Nowadays, core materials and solid timbers have
to withstand living in your centrally heated home, so naturally we
prepare them accordingly.
Quality & Standards
The quality of our hand polishing is second to none in the
furniture industry and perfectly complements The Table Place's
exceptionally high standards of cabinet making. Each and every
hand finished piece of furniture from our polishing shop is
A lifetime guarantee
Here at The Table Place, our belief in making antiques and heirlooms
of the future is backed by a lifetime guarantee. All furniture
carrying the exclusive Table Place horseshoe Hallmark is guaranteed
for life to be of sound proper construction. Under normal
circumstances, this furniture will last for generations to come.
*The Table Place Ltd
Market Overton Ind Est
Rutland LE15 7PP
Tel: +44 157 276 7636
Fax: +44 157 276 7636
Tudor Oak, founded in 1970 by Richard
Foreman, is a specialist
manufacturer of fine English Oak reproduction furniture. We also
make some models in English Cherry, Walnut and Yew wood. Our
collection of standard pieces includes many of the classic 16th,
17th & 18th century English Oak designs and many of these
traditional pieces have been adapted for use in contemporary
Our craftsmen employ many of the original
techniques used by
English Cabinet Makers. The timber used is air seasoned and then
kiln dried. The hand finished pieces are fully distressed and
coloured to simulate the warmth and character of genuine antiques.
The Collection of furniture is comprehensive, with over 350
different designs. There are many variations available to suit
customerspreferences and in addition to our standard range, we
also offer a complete bespoke service and these pieces can be made
uniquely to your specification.
Tudor Oak has earned a reputation both in
the UK and abroad for
consistent high quality reproduction furniture, creating the
antiques of the future.
Architectural Joinery Work including
Doors and Panelling
In addition to the manufacturing of fine
furniture, we undertake
specialist period architectural joinery, working closely with
architects, specifiers and builders on their projects utilising all
our traditional skills and timber.
We can also supply Oak timber from our
own timber yards. The timber
can be fresh sawn, air dried or kiln dried suitable for many purposes,
such as flooring and in particular, beams for architectural joinery
and restoration work.
Kent TN17 3AL
Tel: +44 158 071 2465
Fax: +44 158 071 5069