Clearly Cool

10-10-2012
by T Thomas

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 and Chair by Vitorrio Dassi

Mid Century Desk and Chair by Vitorrio Dassi

  £4,250.00
   
Art Deco Walnut Sideboard

Art Deco Walnut Sideboard

  £1,200.00
   
Art Deco Slim Rosewood Hall Cabinet

Art Deco Slim Rosewood Hall Cabinet

  £1,850.00
   
Mid Century Dining Table in Rosewood by Spottrup

Mid Century Dining Table in Rosewood by Spottrup

  £1,450.00
 
 
Italian Brass and Goatskin Trolley by Aldo Tura c1970

Italian Brass and Goatskin Trolley by Aldo Tura c1970

  £1,150.00
   
Rosewood Sideboard by Gunther Hoffstead for Uniflex

Rosewood Sideboard by Gunther Hoffstead for Uniflex

  £2,250.00
   
Pair of French Leather Club Chairs

Pair of French Leather Club Chairs

  £2,250.00
   
Art Deco Tallboy by Maple and Co

Art Deco Tallboy by Maple and Co

  £950.00
 
 
Italian Art Deco Tall Chest c1930

Italian Art Deco Tall Chest c1930

  £1,100.00
   
French Art Deco Desk in Walnut

French Art Deco Desk in Walnut

  £1,150.00
   
Art Deco Black Desk c1950

Art Deco Black Desk c1950

  SOLD
   
Italian Birds Eye Maple Chest of Drawers c1950

Italian Birds Eye Maple Chest of Drawers c1950

  £750.00
 
 
Art Deco Cocktail Cabinet in Walnut c1930

Art Deco Cocktail Cabinet in Walnut c1930

  £1,850.00
   
Art Deco Coffee Table in Walnut c1930

Art Deco Coffee Table in Walnut c1930

  £950.00
   
Art Deco Writing Table in Satin Birch c1930

Art Deco Writing Table in Satin Birch c1930

  £1,450.00
   
Polished Steel Medical Cabinet c1930

Polished Steel Medical Cabinet c1930

  £1,650.00
 
 
Art Deco Coffee Table in Rosewood c1920

Art Deco Coffee Table in Rosewood c1920

  £650.00
   
Italian Inlaid Sorrento Table c1890

Italian Inlaid Sorrento Table c1890

  £850.00
   
Antique French Chinoiserie Kidney Writing Desk , c1860

Antique French Chinoiserie Kidney Writing Desk , c1860

  £5,800.00
   
Mid Century Rosewood Dining Chairs by Niels Moller Model 71

Mid Century Rosewood Dining Chairs by Niels Moller Model 71

  SOLD
 
 
Pair of French Leather Club Chairs

Pair of French Leather Club Chairs

  SOLD
   
Art Deco Armchairs in Walnut and Leather c1930

Art Deco Armchairs in Walnut and Leather c1930

  £3,250.00
   
Mid Century Bronze Horse Rearing c1950

Mid Century Bronze Horse Rearing c1950

  £2,250.00
   
Les Arcs Chairs by Charlotte Periand c1960

Les Arcs Chairs by Charlotte Periand c1960

  £1,850.00
 
 
Rosewood Coffee Table by Poul Cadovius

Rosewood Coffee Table by Poul Cadovius

  £850.00
   
Art Deco Vase by Gerbino Vallauris

Art Deco Vase by Gerbino Vallauris

  £650.00
   
Art Deco Glass Vase by Legras

Art Deco Glass Vase by Legras

  £950.00
   
Mid Century Bedside Chests in Walnut

Mid Century Bedside Chests in Walnut

  SOLD
 
 
Mid Century Italian Bar Gio Ponti Style c1950

Mid Century Italian Bar Gio Ponti Style c1950

  SOLD
   
Mid Century Rosewood Sideboard by Robert Heritage

Mid Century Rosewood Sideboard by Robert Heritage

  SOLD
   
Art Deco Walnut and Rosewood Side Table

Art Deco Walnut and Rosewood Side Table

  £1,850.00
   
Mid Century Danish Desk in Teak by Lovig

Mid Century Danish Desk in Teak by Lovig

  SOLD
 
 
Mid century Danish Rosewood Sideboard

Mid Century Danish Rosewood Sideboard

  £1,650.00
   
Art Deco walnut Coffee Table

Art Deco walnut Coffee Table

  SOLD
   
Art Deco Rosewood Cabinet

Art Deco Rosewood Cabinet

  £550.00
   
Pair of Mid Century Leather Armchairs

Pair of Mid Century Leather Armchairs

  £1,450.00