Saturday 7 July 2012

Rackstraw – The Droitwich Design Dream

GT Rackstraw Ltd, were manufacturers of bespoke & fine period style furniture. Based in Worcestershire they set a high standard for craftsman made furniture across many years. The founder James Rackstraw started making furniture in 1749.
Rackstraw specialized in traditional mahogany, yew and oak furniture. This quality manufacturer produced furniture of excellence including presentation items of exquisite craftsmanship and distinctive high-quality finish.
Pieces rarely come on the market, as they are mostly handed down from one generation to another. Antiques for the future, we have a small selection available on our website for the connoisseur of stylish period reproduction furniture. For more information, photos and details on how to order this item, see the listing on our website here

Friday 6 July 2012

Setting the Standard with Bevan Funnell

After the dark years of war, visionaries moved to introduce a style shift into our culture to allow people to bring colour and aspiration back into their lives. Christian Dior makes the move with clothing, whilst Bevan Funnell made the shift with furniture. It was inspired by antiques, reflecting the security of past times and settled affluence.
Bevan Funnell furniture is the ultimate in quality made furniture and in 1967 & 1970 won the Queens Award to industry. The first furniture manufacturer to win it, and the first winner to earn it twice.
So sought after by the rich, during the mid 1960’s Mr Funnell furnished a full scale 60 ft yacht for use as a showroom around the British Isles and abroad.
This furniture success story continues to this day, and second hand pieces of Bevan Funnell Reprodux can be found on our site. Always coming from good homes where it has been treasured as a beautiful piece of craftsman made furniture. 
For more information, photos and details on how to order this item, see the listing on our website  here