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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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Mid Century Desk in Macassar Ebony

Mid Century Desk in Macassar Ebony

  SOLD
   
Art Deco Amboyna Commode by Liane Flamant c1930

Art Deco Amboyna Commode by Liane Flamant c1930

  £1,950.00
   
talian Art Deco Bedside Tables in Karelian Birch c1930

Italian Art Deco Bedside Tables in Karelian Birch c1930

  £850.00
   
Art Deco Dressing Table and Stool by Hillie

Art Deco Dressing Table and Stool by Hillie

  £1,750.00
 
 
French Art Deco Sideboard in Macassar Ebony c1930

French Art Deco Sideboard in Macassar Ebony c1930

  SOLD
   
Art Deco Rosewood Dressing Table c1930

Art Deco Rosewood Dressing Table c1930

  £950.00
   
Art Deco Dining Chairs c1930

Art Deco Dining Chairs c1930

  £2,250.00
   
Art Deco Cocktail Table in Walnut c1930

Art Deco Cocktail Table in Walnut c1930

  £550.00
 
 
Rosewood Sideboard by Gordon Russell GR75

Rosewood Sideboard by Gordon Russell GR75

  £2,950.00
   
Harry Bertoia Diamond Chair c1965

Harry Bertoia Diamond Chair c1965

  £750.00
   
Art Deco Burr Maple Cocktail Sideboard

Art Deco Burr Maple Cocktail Sideboard

  £1,850.00
   
Art Deco Open Bookshelves c1930

Art Deco Open Bookshelves c1930

  £850.00
 
 
Mid Century Rosewood Desk by Giancarlo Piretti, Italy c1960

Mid Century Rosewood Desk by Giancarlo Piretti, Italy c1960

  £2,650.00
   
Art Deco Rosewood sideboard French circa 1930

Art Deco Rosewood sideboard French circa 1930

  £2,450.00
   
Art Deco Macassar Ebony Coffee Table c1930

Art Deco Macassar Ebony Coffee Table c1930

  £1,150.00
   
Mid Century Sideboard in Rosewood By Robert Heritage c1960

Mid Century Sideboard in Rosewood By Robert Heritage c1960

  £2,250.00
 
 
Art Deco Walnut Dining Table c1930s

Art Deco Walnut Dining Table c1930s

  £950.00
   
Art Deco Walnut Side Table c 1930

Art Deco Walnut Side Table c 1930

  £450.00
   
Mid Century Dining Table by Merrow Associates

Mid Century Dining Table by Merrow Associates c1960

  £1,250.00
   
Art Deco Shop Fitting Display Cabinet c1930

Art Deco Shop Fitting Display Cabinet c1930

  £2,200.00
 
 
Mid Century Oak Table by Soro Stolefabrik c1960

Mid Century Oak Table by Soro Stolefabrik c1960

  £1,150.00
   
Industrial Polished Steel Coffee Table c1930

Industrial Polished Steel Coffee Table c1930

  £450.00
   
Pair of Mid Century Chairs French c1960

Pair of Mid Century Chairs French c1960

  £1,150.00
   
French Oil Painting on Canvass

French Oil Painting on Canvass

  £375.00
 
 
Hans Bratrud Rosewood Dining Table and 6 Scandia Chairs c1960

Hans Bratrud Rosewood Dining Table and 6 Scandia Chairs c1960

  SOLD
   
Mid Century Rosewood EP401 Desk by Kai Kristiansen c1960

Mid Century Rosewood EP401 Desk by Kai Kristiansen c1960

  £2,950.00
   
Industrial Steel Coca Cola Factory Cupboard India c1956

Industrial Steel Coca Cola Factory Cupboard India c1956

  £1,850.00
   
Teak Armchairs by Grete Jalk for France and Son c1961

Teak Armchairs by Grete Jalk for France and Son c1961

  £2,250.00
 
 
Mid Century Desk in Rosewood by Arne Vodder c1960

Mid Century Desk in Rosewood by Arne Vodder c1960

  £1,950.00
   
French leather Club Chairs c1940

French leather Club Chairs c1940

  SOLD
   
Black Art Deco Desk c1930

Black Art Deco Desk c1930

  £1,450.00
   
Silvered Bronze Cherubs Climbing a Marble Vase c1880

Silvered Bronze Cherubs Climbing a Marble Vase c1880

  £950.00
 
 
Pair of Bronze Bookend Elephants by Dubanton, French c1930

Pair of Bronze Bookend Elephants by Dubanton, French c1930

  SOLD
   
Pair of Art Deco Console Tables, Italian c1930

Pair of Art Deco Console Tables, Italian c1930

  £5,800.00
   
Art Deco Credenza in Macassar Ebony and Burr Walnut c1925

Art Deco Credenza in Macassar Ebony and Burr Walnut c1925

  £18,500.00
   
French Art Deco Leather Chairs c1930

French Art Deco Leather Chairs c1930

  £2,950.00