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Date added: 10-10-2012 Clearly Cool

Clearly Cool!

If you have read any of my other blogs you may have had time to form a mental picture of my family and background. On reflection it has occurred to me that there might have been and still is a few characters amongst the bunch. This might well explain why I view things in a slightly ‘to the left and far behind’ sort of way. Although I will permit that ‘crazy lady’ is also a more simplistic and maybe suitably apt title.

This could explain why I tend to veer headlong towards objects that are a little more distinctive; it’s a physical reaction. Unleash me in a good furniture store and I regress to the level of an excited three year old that’s just been handed a large bag of sweets…and I think it all really started when I was about six years old.

My eccentric God Mother lived not far from us, in a rambling cottage, surrounded by a big garden with a constant supply of Persian kitties, red setters and the occasional large straying snake. As kids my twin sis and I thought she was fab! She would occasionally pick us up from school, heavily clad in a cloud of musky perfume and spoil us till we just couldn’t take anymore.

The overall experience was pretty heady, the highlight being her dinners; she was a master with chocolate, especially profiteroles. Not that we minded. We used to sit at this amazing chrome and glass table like a right pair of 'lady mucks' and you could see how excited we were to be culinary guinea-pigs by the visible amount of leg wagging going down. Over the years that table came to represent a whole heap of fun!

Even though I’m now older and apparently wiser, I still love the whole look of that era and that cool table and chairs. With its striking zebra upholstery and eye catching style. I now know that it’s as a beautifully made iconic Merrow Associates piece. 

So, you can just imagine my reaction, when after thirty-three years a near matching dining set stands on display in front of me (Merrow Associates Table & Six Sixties Chairs). Well, it didn’t fail to impress me; it’s as fantastic and fun as I remember it! Waiting for some lucky devil to enjoy it as much as I did

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Cocobolo Sideboard by Merrow Associates

Cocobolo Sideboard by Merrow Associates

  £2,250.00
   
Oak Saw Back Chairs by Hans J Wegner c1960

Oak Saw Back Chairs by Hans J Wegner c1960

  £2,250.00
   
Rosewood Sideboard Bridgeford by Robert Heritage

Rosewood Sideboard Bridgeford by Robert Heritage

  £2,450.00
   
Mid Century Danish Rosewood Desk

Mid Century Danish Rosewood Desk

  £1,650.00
 
 
Mid Century Danish Dining Table

Mid Century Danish Dining Table

  £1,150.00
   
Mid Century Danish Dining Chairs Set of Six

Mid Century Danish Dining Chairs Set of Six

  £1,650.00
   
GE530 Sofa by Hans J Wegner for Getema

GE530 Sofa by Hans J Wegner for Getema

  £1,800.00
   
Art Deco Armchairs in Walnut and Leather c1930

Art Deco Armchairs in Walnut and Leather c1930

  £3,650.00
 
 
Mid Century Dining Table by Hans Battrud

Mid Century Dining Table by Hans Battrud

  £1,650.00
   
Art Deco Walnut Cabinet

Art Deco Walnut Cabinet

  £550.00
   
Italian Burr Maple Commode c1950

Italian Burr Maple Commode c1950

  £1,750.00
   
Art Deco Birds Eye Maple Coffee Table

Art Deco Birds Eye Maple Coffee Table

  £950.00
 
 
Pair of Vintage Brown Leather Chesterfields

Pair of Vintage Brown Leather Chesterfields

  £4,500.00
   
Macassar Ebony Centre Table c1970

Macassar Ebony Centre Table c1970

  £2,250.00
   
Art Deco Walnut Nest of Tables

Art Deco Walnut Nest of Tables

  £850.00
   
Antique Dutch Marquetry Commode c.1880

Antique Dutch Marquetry Commode c.1880

  £950.00
 
 
Art Deco Walnut Sideboard

Art Deco Walnut Sideboard

  £1,250.00
   
Art Deco Walnut Chest

Art Deco Walnut Chest

  £650.00
   
Art Deco Walnut Gentleman's Wardrobe

Art Deco Walnut Gentleman's Wardrobe

  SOLD
   
Set of Four Mid Century Rosewood Dining Chairs

Set of Four Mid Century Rosewood Dining Chairs

  SOLD
 
 
Mid Century Rosewood Coffee Table

Mid Century Rosewood Coffee Table

  £550.00
   
Art Deco Bedside Cabinets in Macassar Ebony

Art Deco Bedside Cabinets in Macassar Ebony

  £1,150.00
   
French Art Deco Dressing Table by Henry Geneste c1920

French Art Deco Dressing Table by Henry Geneste c1920

  £1,250.00
   
Bronze Mozart By Jean louis Gregoire c1880

Bronze Mozart By Jean louis Gregoire c1880

  SOLD
 
 
French Leather Club Chairs c1930

French Leather Club Chairs c1930

  SOLD
   
A Pair of Danish Leather Armchairs

A Pair of Danish Leather Armchairs

  SOLD
   
Mid Century Rosewood Dining Table by H W Klien for Bramin

Mid Century Rosewood Dining Table by H W Klien for Bramin

  £2,250.00
   
Mid Century Teak and Leather Armchairs c1960

Mid Century Teak and Leather Armchairs c1960

  £1,450.00
 
 
Bronze cherub by Clodion c1780

Bronze cherub by Clodion c1780

  £950.00
   
Bronze Pheasant by Rochard c1930

Bronze Pheasant by Rochard c1930

  £550.00
   
A Large Pair of Japanese Satsuma Vases c1890

A Large Pair of Japanese Satsuma Vases c1890

  £950.00
   
Art Deco Cocktail Cabinet in Burr Walnut by Hille

Art Deco Cocktail Cabinet in Burr Walnut by Hille

  £2,950.00
 
 
Art Deco Console Table c1920

Art Deco Console Table c1920

  £1,200.00
   
Mid Century Italian Rosewood Chest of Drawers

Mid Century Italian Rosewood Chest of Drawers

  SOLD
   
French Art Deco Walnut Sideboard c1930

French Art Deco Walnut Sideboard c1930

  SOLD
   
French Art Deco Bedside Cupboards

French Art Deco Bedside Cupboards

  £650.00