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Home Ideas | Replica Furniture


LEFT: Heavy Beech Shaker style side chair, £79.00 from CPW Furniture.


RIGHT: Romney Farmhouse table, priced £269.00 from CPW Furniture.


FAR RIGHT: Romney Sussex drawer with spice drawers priced around £729.00 from CPW Furniture.


Story: Tom Scott


From Then to Now T


Invest in good quality reproduction furniture, and reap the rewards!


he mention of replica furniture used to make people think of something somewhat ‘second


best’, possibly poorly made without any imagination and with only the ability to copy other peoples ideas. This is far from the case today. People


now recognize good replicas as an opportunity to get a piece of furniture which is unique and not factory made or mass produced. Pieces that allow them to express their own personal taste and to acquire furniture made by craftsmen to high cabinet making standards. Most importantly made from solid timber, correctly seasoned and specifi cally selected for the job – certainly not a wood substitute or mock veneered. Some years ago, you felt you had to


ABOVE: Bentwood Bistro chair, £79.00 from CPW Furniture.


be able to say your piece of furniture was a genuine period piece and was not a marriage of two pieces put together, or “just a reproduction.” Now the more enlightened view is, yes, it’s nice to have an original antique piece, but I haven’t got two years spare to look for it and may not even be able to afford it when I fi nd it. Most importantly, it must be fi t for purpose.


66 Traditional Homes & Interiors | December 2010 – January 2011 If it’s a table, I want it to be the right


length, to seat however many I want entertain. It must be a generous width with plenty of room for dishes and fl owers etc, it must be well made and have that “wow” factor look about it. Likewise, with beds for example, what


use is an antique bed if it’s not wide or long enough? People are generally 5” taller


than they were 100 years ago and an antique bed only 4’6” wide and possibly 6’ long will not be suitable for most people. However, a good replica, or modifi cation of an original can


ABOVE: Windsor side chair, £260.00, from Alexander Paul Antiques.


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