Sworders are delighted to read a recent article in The Times newspaper last week, titled Flatpacks shelved for the joys of brown furniture.
Within the article Antiques Trade Gazette's editor Noelle McElhatton emphasised the value of antique over flat-pack.
"If you can get a Georgian chest of drawers for £100-150, beautifully made and wonderful to look at, in light and dark woods, why would you spend two hours assemling an Ikea version which is more expensive, not built to last and is destined to end up in landfill?" said Noelle.
If readers of this article would like to buy affordable brown furniture keep an eye on Sworders fortnightly Homes & Antiques sales.
Our Design sale on 4-5 May includes a group of Arts & Crafts items from the estate of the design writer and biographer Fiona MacCarthy OBE (1940-2020). Married to the Sheffield-based silversmith and designer David Mellor (1930-2009), who she first met when conducting an interview in 1967, MacCarthy’s background as a journalist for House and Garden and the Guardian helped to lay the foundations for seminal works on C R Ashbee, the Omega Workshops, William Morris, Eric Gill, and Stanley Spencer.
Sworders Design department is delighted to be offering a selection of some of the Gabbertas Studio’s most iconic designs, some of which are extremely rare versions of designs or prototypes made by the hand of Mark Gabbertas himself | DESIGN WEDNESDAY 5 MAY 2021
Following Covid's cancellation of the Festival in 2020, the charming Georgian market town of Holt in Norfolk is delighted to be resuming its role as host of East Anglia’s celebration of creativity, Holt Festival, this summer, and Sworders couldn't be prouder to be sponsoring not one, but two art prizes this year.