The Furniture Rooms was established in 2004 by myself – Toby and my father Terry but in reality this has been my life for so much longer .
Back to the 1980's at Newark International Antiques Showground
My father introduced me to world of antiques, having been an antique dealing since the 1980’s and that’s where my love of furniture and antiques began. I used to visit the antique fairs all over the country with my dad and became a regular at auction houses. From these early childhood experiences, it developed into my passion and with all the experiences behind me it led me to start up The Furniture Rooms.
Whilst antiques, especially Art Deco, were how it all began, it really was furniture that I was drawn to – in particular Danish and English mid century collections. To name a particular favourite would be too difficult to choose just one but some of the best examples would be Kai Kristiansen, Johannes Anderson and Finn Juhll. I have been lucky enough to source some excellent examples
Here at The Furniture Rooms, we have 2 full time restorers, one of whom is Steve who has worked for us for years as a full time restorer. It is a real privilege to have Steve working with us – he is the best at what he does having trained at William Tillman as a restorer – experience does not come much better than that. We use various restoration techniques including French polishing.We outsource upholstery repairs and have found a company that are true experts in this delicate skill.
We source all the stock ourselves, visiting our dealers in Europe every month and have excellent contacts in France, Denmark, Italy and Germany. We, as much as possible, will deliver the furniture ourselves, having lovingly sourced, restored and polished we want to ensure you receive it in the best condition.
Why do we do this work?
It’s simple – we have a natural eye for a good piece of furniture. We know what we are looking for and the feeling of the quickening pulse when we suspect we have just found an absolute gem to the joy of restoring an unloved and neglected item back into its full and proper glory is a feeling pretty hard to beat. We know what we are doing – we love what we do and this shows in the pride we take in getting you the best furniture around. This isn’t just a job for us here at
the Furniture Rooms – it’s our life.
We are based in the beautiful Kent countryside - please get in touch if you need any advice or help,
we would love to hear from you.
Toby - 07799660323
If there is anything on the website you would like to view please give me a call on the number above to arrange an appointment, we are based in Yalding in Kent