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English Victorian Bamboo & Arundel Our lovely Town

English Victorian Bamboo.

Here are a couple of our 
English Victorian Bamboo Tables 
Homes and Gardens Magazine. did they come to be in such a prestigious interiors magazine?

When this is how we found them............. may think, its just a tatty 
old table, or bookcase
 lying there in grannies shed
or down at the car boot sale.

You may think its from China, and it's new.
Or maybe, that its old, but also from the orient.

Its a fascinating story and that table has 
been around a lot longer than you have.
Well....unless you happen to be about 150 years old, that is. 

The furniture was made circa 1860,
many of the factories were in London and Birmingham.

There were around 250 factories producing the pieces.

Its a great story and there are a few sites on line you can check it all out.

Gary Sharpe  now lives in 
Edmonton Canada,
though, for 20 years,
 used to be an antique dealer in the UK.

His site is full of interesting, interiors information,
and his knowledge on 
English Victorian Bamboo
is pretty extensive.
Worth checking out...ha ha, and no, he's not paying me 

Victorian Bamboo Table...with lions and leopards
this featured in Homes and Gardens magazine

Victorian Bamboo table....with chickens decoupage

Have a look on this link.
Wow... there is a massive

 list of all the factories and
loads of information.

a bamboo cabinet decorated especially for the magazine shoot

We track down these sad and
 battered bamboo pieces
 and bring them home.

They would probably have rattan on
 the table surface, or lacquer, or sometimes leather..

We clean them up, restore and sturdy them..........

and then we paint and decorate them....

if they are in pretty good shape we like to keep them original as well

and we send them on their way....for another 100 years or more.........

some via some very posh shops in London...he he

many items go off to America to start new lives,
often appearing in some extremely upmarket stores.

Victorian Bamboo Table with chinoiserie ...we had my clever, artist,
 Aunty paint this, and it sits very well with original painted pieces. 

Victorian Bamboo Table with hunting scene. She painted this for us as also
Victorian Bamboo table....with butterflies decoupage

Victorian Bamboo table with leather

We were lucky to find a  bedroom set of almost perfect bamboo.

We just decorated the top ...the rest we left original

Victorian bamboo bookcase with fish decoupage.

 This is quite unusual...we don't often find such large bookcases.
English Victorian Bamboo Bookcase

Victorian Bamboo Cabinet with gilt and dragonflies

This is one of our cabinets in a magazine.
It went to a home via Liberty in London.
The home was featured in a magazine.
I spotted this quite by chance

If you are interested
 in our bamboo
go to the link.
For better trade prices please email us.
To visit outside of opening hours just call or email .

phone for trade appointment...+44 (0) 7973968446
or email

Spring around the corner?

Please say it is.
For some of our overseas readers I thought
 you might like a taste of an English summer.

Our town is so beautiful anyway..................

Castle, cathedral, river......
and history dating back beyond Domesday,

...................but it really comes alive in the summer
 when we have events such as our festival in August

 Have a great day.