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ABOVE AND RIGHT: English Pippy Oak television cabinet from Brights of Nettlebed, priced £1,800.00.


ABOVE AND RIGHT: An exceptional rosewood, inlaid and brass strung side cabinet from Brights of Nettlebed. The original Regency circa 1810 from a Private English Collection. Priced around £2,070.00. (Item code: RE61002).


continued from page 67 Finally, what is certain, is even if it is


more expensive initially, than the mass produced piece, you can be certain your replica will still be going strong when the modern piece has out lived its usefulness


and gone to the tip, and in the long run will be, “one of the best buys we’ve made.” So invest some time, effort and research and you will be greatly rewarded.


Top Marks In terms of practicality, one of the biggest achievements of the replica furniture business is that it provides a solution to the problem of housing and hiding gadgetry, such as televisions, DVD players, computers and hi-fi ’s. Thanks to the extensive range of specially designed, classically inspired cabinets on the market 21st century living and traditional style can easily be


married. If you’re looking to invest in this kind of furniture, be sure to take a look at companies such as Swans of Oakham or Dann Antiques who offer an array of beautifully crafted pieces. A further advantage to reproduction


furniture is that many companies offer a bespoke service, whereby an item can be custom-made to your exact specifi cation or modifi ed to fi t a certain space. Made-to-measure pieces can be


colour matched too, so you can be sure that they will blend in with the rest of your furniture. Also, you’ll have the option to personalise an item by incorporating markings, such as initials or a commemorative date into the design. This could turn it into a spectacular family heirloom to be passed through the generations.


LEFT: English Pippy Oak breakfront bookcase priced around £4,200 from Brights of Nettlebed.


RIGHT: This Joynt stool is priced £195.00 from Alexander Paul Antiques.


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