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Reproduction Walnut Furniture

18 July 2017

Our reproduction walnut furniture range is the luxurious Hampton Range. The range includes stunning sleigh beds with a choice of high or low footboard, a Victorian half tester bed, a choice of bedsides and a chest of drawers.  For your home office we have 3 different styles of desk, matching chairs and 2 or 3 drawer filing cabinets.  Also available are coffee and side tables and a choice of bookcases.

The reproduction walnut furniture range is handcrafted from solid mindi wood with burr walnut veneers applied by skilled craftsmen. Each item is crafted using traditional techniques including dovetail joints.

Interesting pieces in reproduction walnut furniture range

A couple of interesting other pieces in this range is the Hampton Demilune table which features three small drawers, antiqued brass knob handles and Antiqued brass detailing to the sides of the drawers and to the legs. Perfect for use in the living room or hallway.

Reproduction Walnut Furniture

Hampton Demilune Table

 

Another interesting piece is the Hampton Accent Table which is similar to the Demilune but is smaller and more ornate. Both these items are delivered fully assembled.

Reproduction Walnut Furniture

Hampton Accent Table

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Armoire Wardrobe you decide?

13 July 2017

Is it Armoire Wardrobe or neither? A wardrobe and an armoire are usually very similar pieces of furniture, and telling the difference can sometimes be a matter of opinion or favoured terminology rather than some particular characteristic or feature.

In most cases, an armoire is actually a type of wardrobe. It’s usually a bit bigger and may be more ornate, and it also generally has shelves in addition to hanging rails. Wardrobes are often designed more with hanging clothes in mind, though there can be exceptions. Armoires are usually a bit more flexible, too, at least when it comes to what they can be used for. Although clothing storage may be the intended purpose, people can and often do use these pieces to house all sorts of things, including televisions and electronic equipment.

Armoire Wardrobe

Armoire Wardrobe….The term “armoire” means “cupboard” in French. Like a wardrobe, an armoire typically is built as a tall cabinet with two doors and a long rod for hanging clothing. It might contain shelving, and it usually features much more ornate designs. These pieces tend to be bigger and bulkier, too, and are often incorporated within the décor of the room. In other words, they’re more than just functional; in most cases they’re also stylistic. Centuries ago, armoires were primarily used to store weapons and armor, which may explain why they’re normally bigger and heavier.

Wardrobes are almost always used for storing clothing and accessories, and they are usually intended to serve as external closets. Rooms without closets or with insufficient closet space often include a wardrobe to give more flexibility. It’s not uncommon to find mirrors affixed on the inside of the doors, along with small shelves for accessories and basic toiletries. In this way, the piece can serve as something of a prepping station to help people get ready.

A selection of some of our Wardrobes

Our Louis Philippe bedroom range is one of our most popular. To reflect this we have mahogany wardrobes available in both a two door and three door configuration. Our Triple Mahogany Wardrobe is the best choice for customers that need a lot of space! They are available in both an antique white paint finish and a wax polish.

Armoire Wardrobe

Louis Phillipe Wardrobe

 

If extra storage is a must our lovely mahogany Sleigh style Wardrobes are a great choice. They come with either two drawers bellow the doors or four. Combining both hanging and folding storage for your clothes and accessories. They feature panelled detailing on the doors and sides. The drawers are finished with brass swan handles and the doors with brass drop handles. As before they come in a choice of antique white or wax polish for the overall finish.

Armoire Wardrobe

Sleigh Wardrobe

 

A selection of some of our Armoires

All of our armoires feature gorgeous French styled intricate carvings. Our Elegance Armoire is available with a mirrored front and in a similar style without. Both feature panelled sides and ornate cornice detail on top. The mirrored doors have carved detail and are finished with solid brass keyhole escutcheon plates. The non mirrored Armoire is finished in the same way but has intricate leaf carvings on the front doors. Both provide a choice of 2 removable shelves or a hanging rail on the inside. Available in antique white paint and a traditional wax polish.

Armoire Wardrobe

Armoire

This is just a small selection of the beautiful and functional solid mahogany Wardrobes and Armoires that we offer from Lock Stock and Barrel Furniture. We can also offer a bespoke service on all of our items so the finish and measurements will be right for you.

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The Traditional Solid Mahogany Bureau

16 June 2017

Long before the invention of the Internet, telephones and fax, the main means of communication was the written word; therefore, appropriate writing surfaces were required. Here at Lock, Stock and Barrel we have our very own Solid Mahogany Bureau for those of you who still like the traditional form of communication.

History of Bureau

Traditionally a dark red fabric was draped over the top of a desk, in Latin the word for red is ‘burrus’, and from this the French derived the word bureau. The bureau evolved in the late 17th C from portable boxes with sloping lids that were used as a writing surface. Made during the William and Mary period, the bureau had added space and storage from previous desks. By the 18th C the bureau had incorporated a desk with a chest of drawers. The design of antique bureaus allowed for the development of pigeonholes, inkwells, slots and secret drawers.

During the Elizabethan and Jacobean period the literate were still a minority so there were not as many antique bureaus in circulation from this period. Georgian bureaus tend to be larger in size with Edwardian and 19th C ladies writing bureaus being a more delicate, attractive piece.

Solid Mahogany Bureau

Solid Mahogany Bureau

 

Our Solid Mahogany Bureau

The LSB Mahogany Bureau is a Georgian Style Bureau made from solid mahogany wood. All our mahogany wood is sourced from sustainable plantations and crafted with traditional techniques.

The Bureau offers exceptional storage with five storage draws and further drawers inside, not only is it perfect for writing, the fold down desk area is more than suitable for a tablet or laptop.

The bureau is delivered in one piece so go ahead and place your order today and receive free delivery within 15 working days.

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Mahogany Four Poster Beds

12 June 2017

Here at Lock, Stock and Barrel we have a wide range of solid Mahogany four poster beds including traditional canopy beds, half testers and Tudor beds. 

History

The four-poster bed has a very long history and records show that the four-poster bed was in existence in the late C14th and early C15th. It was undeniably very symbolic of status and was customary for royalty and noblemen to own a four-poster bed and anyone who had one was seen as being very successful indeed.

The origins of the four-poster bed are unknown. It is, however, thought to have derived in Austria before arriving in England where it soon became a part of the British aristocracy. Their members naturally fell for its uniqueness and stately style.

Mahogany Four Poster Beds

Our four poster beds are handcrafted using traditional techniques and they have intricate hand carved detailing.  Available with either a traditional wax polish or antique white paint finish (other finishes are available – see our bespoke section for more information).

When ordering your gorgeous new bed why not treat yourself to a new mattress and have it delivered at the same time. We offer a selection of high quality mattresses to compliment our range of beds.

Mahogany Four Poster Beds

Mahogany Four Poster Beds

 

Just one style in our range is a reproduction Queen Anne style four poster bed with canopy. The bed is hand carved on the head board and pillars with intricate detailing. The bed is hand crafted from solid mahogany wood and arrives in 6-8 packages and partially assembled for easy transportation.

The 4 poster has poles suitable for hanging drapes which gives the option of dressing the bed to suit the setting. The bed is traditionally finished in a wax finish

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Do you work from home? See our Mahogany Office Furniture

30 May 2017

With many people now having the option to work from home maybe now is the time to purchase some new Mahogany office furniture.

All of our mahogany desks are handmade using solid mahogany and the drawers are dovetailed ensuring quality throughout. A particularly nice option is the Small Mahogany Pedestal Desk made from solid mahogany wood.

Mahogany Office Furniture

Small Mahogany Pedestal Desk

The small pedestal desk is a traditional desk with an inlayed brown leather top and features cupboard space plus a total of 7 drawers for all your stationary and paperwork to be neatly stored. For ease of delivery the desk is delivered in three sections and is very easy to install.

Match with a comfortable chair?

Mahogany Office Furniture

Captains Chair

How about a Captains Chair? The Captain is made from solid mahogany wood. The chair features a brown leather upholstery with button detailing to the seat back. A swivel base and arm rest the chair arrives fully assembled.

Alternatively, we have a Dutch Office Chair which is a classic design upholstered in a dark brown leather. The handmade chair is hand carved with elegant detailing finished with a wax finish. A perfect chair to suit our desks or a hard-wearing comfortable chair for daily use in the dining room.

Mahogany Office Furniture

Dutch Office Chair

 

Needing more paperwork storage, in our mahogany office furniture we have a range of filing cabinets and notably the 2D Mahogany Filing Cabinet. The cabinet has 2 filing drawers which have panelled fronts and are finished with solid brass swan neck handles (also available with antiqued cup handles).

Mahogany Office Furniture

Mahogany 2D Filing Cabinet

The filing drawers are designed to hold foolscap files and arrives fully assembled. All our traditional mahogany filing cabinets are finished with a wax polish to enhance the natural wood.

Mahogany Office Furniture

Further pieces in our range includes partner desks in a choice of sizes; computer desks, again in a choice of sizes and with a choice of handles. Other desk styles include knee hole and kidney desks.

We have other traditional pieces including the secretary desk, writing desk or Davenport as well as a choice of solid mahogany bureaus including the roll top bureau.  If you are looking for a smaller desk we have the knee hole computer desk with a choice of leather or wooden top.

Discover our full range on offer here

 

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Handmade Bespoke Furniture

24 May 2017

Handmade Bespoke Furniture

We offer a handmade bespoke furniture service for furniture made from solid mahogany wood. We can quote for modifications to size and design details for all of our mahogany items shown in our existing range of furniture.

Whether it’s a one-off item for your home or a refurbishment of a hotel/guest house we can help.

If you cannot find what you are looking for we can also quote for furniture to be made to your requirement and design. We are happy to quote for any item of wooden furniture to be made from solid mahogany. These can be finished in the wax polished finish or one of our selected paint finishes which include:

Various shades of mahoganys, creams, whites, florentine & gold, florentine & silver, black and greys.

What happens next?

Once we receive a bespoke enquiry we email our supplier the design details including the required dimensions and any diagrams or images that can be provided to obtain a quote and accurate lead-time. Our supplier will issue a quote within a few days based on your requirement. The price for bespoke furniture will be more expensive than a standard item. However as we are a direct furniture importer this will still be at a keen price. Ask for a quote and find out, there is no obligation for asking!

Diagrams are provided with the quote detailing dimensions of the bespoke furniture and if an order is placed we supply images of the furniture in the raw state, as it is being made for you. So that you can see how it will look before it arrives. Lead-time for bespoke furniture is based on 10-14 weeks although may take longer if alterations must be made throughout the process.

As soon as the items have arrived and have been checked over we will arrange delivery accordingly.

More information here

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Treat yourself this summer to new Sleigh Bedroom Furniture

22 May 2017

Our Sleigh bedroom furniture is made from solid mahogany and finished with a wax polish to show the rich mahogany colour. Other items in the Sleigh Range include wardrobes, dressing tables, stool, bedside tables, chests of drawers, blanket box and bookcase.

Take advantage of 10% reduction offer

The Mahogany Sleigh Bed is a luxurious mahogany bed frame that will take centre stage in any bedroom setting, The traditional style Sleigh Bed with a regular footboard. (Also available with a low footboard) is available in double, king size and super king size. So plenty of size options for you to enjoy the sleeping space no matter the size of your room and will create a classic focal point in even the most neutral of interior spaces.

Sleigh Bedroom Furniture

Mahogany Sleigh Bed

The beautifully curvaceous head and foot boards are elegantly carved with a traditional scroll design and create a strong and striking focal point within your bedroom setting.

Featuring simple straight line carvings along the base and legs this refined hardwood frame has the perfect balance of masculine and feminine design features making it a versatile and practical addition to any home.

This exquisitely refined mahogany sleigh bed frame is crafted from the highest quality solid mahogany from sustainable plantations. This bed frame is a strong and hard wearing furniture item that has the perfect balance of classic style and functionality arriving in 4 packages : headboard, footboard, sides and slats.

This Mahogany sleigh bed can be complemented by another item of Sleigh Bedroom Furniture the 3D Sleigh Bedside this 3 drawer bedside cabinet is a neat and narrow design that features elegant bevelled edged panelling and a delicately carved plinth top that is perfectly sized to hold a lamp, alarm clock or ornament.

 

 

Sleigh Bedroom Furniture

Sleigh 3D Bedside

Find out more information and how to order here www.lockstockandbarrel-uk.com/sleigh-range

 

 

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Is it time for a new Mahogany TV Cabinet?

18 May 2017

Nowadays TV’s are used for a lot more than just watching television. For example gaming and online movies,but do you ever feel that all the wires, satellite boxes, DVD’s, consoles and remote controls are taking over your living room? Are you ready for a new Mahogany TV Cabinet?

Mahogany TV Cabinet

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Mahogany TV Cabinet

The solid mahogany tv cabinet will not only help you save space and get organised but this is also a stunning piece that could be the focal point of your living room.

This simple mahogany tv unit is a traditionally designed, classic piece of  reproduction furniture.

The simple TV unit is hand crafted from solid mahogany using traditional methods and sourced from environmental plantations. Finished with a wax polish to enhance the natural wood – making it perfect for living room furniture.

This unit that is 145cm wide has space for everything – there are four handle free drawers –and to ensure that all the wires are neatly stored away there is a cable aperture on the rear of the shelf.

 

Alternatively, if space is tight we also stock a traditionally styled Mahogany Corner TV Stand

Mahogany TV Cabinet

Solid Mahogany Corner TV Unit

This reproduction tv unit is handcrafted from solid mahogany throughout using traditional methods. It is finished with a traditional wax polish to enhance the natural wood.

The mahogany corner tv stand has 2 cupboards with panelled doors which are finished with solid brass drop handles. It is 90cm wide and has a Shelf for your DVD player, satellite box or consoles.

(the fretwork panel on the back is removable for cable access)

These Mahogany TV Cabinets get delivered fully assembled in heavy duty packaging and supplied to you within 15 working days.

 

Go ahead  Order here get free delivery and then just sit back in comfort and enjoy your new TV and cabinet.

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Father’s Day Competition!

12 May 2017

Does your Dad love a round of golf?

Just answer the question below and like and share our Facebook Page to be in with a chance of winning this magnificent solid mahogany Golfer which you can give to your dad or any other golf mad member of your family (or you could keep it for yourself!!)

Question: Which team won the Ryder Cup in 2016?

Visit our Facebook Page for your chance to win
Just answer the question correctly to be in with a chance of winning. The competition closes at midnight on 18th June 2017 – Good luck!

By entering the prize draw you declare that you are aged 16 or over and that you agree to the terms and conditions detailed below.
Terms and Conditions:
Father’s Day Competition – We are giving one lucky person the chance to win a solid mahogany golfer. Simply answer the question posted on our Facebook Page and like and share for a chance of winning.
The Organiser – The organiser of this competition is Lock Stock and Barrel Furniture Limited, Unit 3 Lower Road Trading Estate, Ledbury, Herefordshire, HR8 2DJ. The competition starts on 12 May and ends at midnight on 18th June 2017. One winner will be chosen at random from the selection of valid entries. Lock Stock and Barrel Furniture Limited will not sell or share your data with any other company unless authorised to do so. The prize winner will be responsible for ensuring they have read, understood and accepted the terms and conditions of the competition.
Entry Criteria – Just answer the question posted on our Facebook Page and like and share. By entering the competition you are confirming that you have read and accepted these terms and conditions. All entrants must: Be aged 16 or over; Be a resident of the UK; One valid entry per person only.
Competition notes & exclusions – Use of false entry details will disqualify entrants from the draw. There is no purchase necessary. No cash alternative will be available. No alternative item will be given. This competition is not open to employees or friends and family members of Lock Stock and Barrel Furniture.
Upon the closure of the competition – The winner will be announced within 3 days of closing date. The winner must confirm acceptance of the prize within 7 days of the winner being announced. Prize must not be sold on for a profit.
Lock Stock and Barrel Furniture Limited reserve the right to use your name in post competition promotions on social media including Facebook and Twitter.
If there are any further enquiries, please contact Lock Stock and Barrel Furniture Limited via email at [email protected]
(This promotion isn’t sponsored, endorsed or administered by, or associated with Facebook or Twitter in any way.)

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Reproduction Mahogany Bed in Antique White

27 April 2017

The average person sleeps between 7 and 8 hours per night, this means that over the course of a life-time.We could potentially then spend more than 26 years in bed asleep. Surely it makes sense, then, to ensure that all that time is spent in comfort and luxury? Therefore, it’s the perfect time to take advantage of the excellent savings on the luxurious reproduction mahogany bed ranges and in particular the  Versailles Carved Bird Bed in a stylish Antique White finish to ensure your bedroom has the elegant centrepiece it truly deserves.

Versailles Carved Bird Bed

Reproduction mahogany bed

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The reproduction mahogany bed headboard features hand carved birds on either side and there is further scrolled detailing on the foot board. The foot board is low making this an ideal bed if you are looking for a statement piece in a smaller room. The reproduction bed is handcrafted from solid mahogany wood which is only sourced from sustainable plantations.

We are currently holding stock of all the below sizes:

4’6″ double – H168 x W167 x D207 cm
5′ king size – H168 x W182 x D217 cm
6′ super king – H168 x W212 x D217 cm

So a quick delivery direct to your door can be undertaken within 15 working days of you placing your order. We deliver the bed frame partially assembled to allow for easy transportation, and will arrive safely packaged in 4 pieces: headboard, foot board, sides and slats.

 

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