A Guide to Buying Antique Wardrobes and Bedroom Furniture

Nowadays the world of antiques is much more accessible than before the advent of the internet and online sales and world wide web sites. You will find a number of dealers who deal in a variety of antique furniture, restored furniture, vintage furniture,decorative furniture and fakes. Amongst all this the finding of genuine antiques may seem like a daunting task but with a little bit of know how you will be able to find genuine items.


Antique Farmhouse Tables

With dining habits changing the meals are often served in the enlarge kitchen in preference to the more formal dining room environment. With this trand has seen the increase iin popluyarity of the inforaml dining table such as the refectory table, French farmhouse table or similar kitchen tables.


Antique Bedroom Furniture Is Perfect For Styling Your Bedroom

 A bedroom is a very personal space and cosiness should top the list while decorating the room. It is a place of comfort no matter whether it is day or night. Antique bedroom furniture can help you add the right atmosphere to any bedroom.


Where to buy quality original antique dining tables in the UK

An internet search appears to reveal that there is plenty of antique furniture for sale across the UK but there are very few specialists to visit where you view a huge selection of original antique dining tables in mahogany, oak and walnut with all sizes from 6ft. 8ft, 10ft, 12ft, etc. and choice of farmhouse, refectory, pedestal and extending types all under one roof. If hunting for the really large extending tables to seat 14, 16, 18, 20 people or more, that once stood pride of place in the wealthy homes of the Georgian, Regency and Victorian eras, then actually can be a needle in a haystack! Indeed, with the amount of export there has been to USA, South Africa, Australia, etc. and the loss of many skilled French polishers it is little wonder that availability and simply the skill required to professionally polish a large quality antique dining table has made acquisition very difficult.

However, if you are looking for an antique furniture dealer near London that specialises in original antique dining tables, holds the largest stock in the UK and French polishes all by hand to a customer’s specification….

You have found us!!


See our videos of many of our antiques

Check out our all new video section
If pictures speak a thousand words how many words does a video speak?
If you haven’t had time to visit us in person yet you can view much of our stok as videos as well as seeing many photos of different aspects of the same item.
In time we hope to build on this colection of videos


Dining Tables for Christmas

 Christmas is not too far away and if you are looking at revamping your dining facilities  to accommodate the larger gatherings around the dining table at occasions like Christmas now is a good time to start since the stocks usually deplete by the end of November. At Elisabeth James Antiques we are seeing an above average rush for large antique dining table options. To keep up with this increased demand for antique dining tables this year we have set up a special team of 10 traditional restorers for polishing tables and providing customized services.


Antique Oak Refectory Table - Large Jacobean Oak Drawleaf Refectory Table

Unusually wide Jacobean Revival Oak refectory table with drawleaf plank and cleated top over moulded frame with cup and cover carved baluster legs united by stepped stretchers. In good original condition but can be finished to your specification. Measures 115" long fully extended, 61" closed and 42" wide.


Even an antique furniture dealer specialising in antique tables needs to join the 21st Century!

In the old days the ingredients for a succesful antique furniture specialist was quality stock, good prices and professional top end restoration. Today the internet bun fight has created an indescriminate free for all in the antiques market and seems canny pictures sets the standard rather than the product qualities.

We have the best product and finishing of any company we know of in the UK so high time we got the hang of takings pictures! Making an effort now and have found a spot in the warehouse to take pictures with a bit of lighting so hope the effort gives our customers a better view of the fabulous antique furniture we stock yes


Just when we thought we'd seen every design of original Victorian antique dining table!!

Most Unusual And Large 8ft Long & 5ft Wide19th Century Solid Rosewood Anglo Indian Campaign Dining Table In Untouched Original Condition


Fabulous Antique Extending Dining Table

When it comes to high days and holidays where it is the more the merrier what is better than a dining table that adjusts with ease to accommodate those extra numbers. Extending dining tables are extremely convenient when you are in the habit of hosting too many diners. When you think of extending tables though, they are often more functional than good looking.


Very Rare Large Original Georgian Extening Mahogany Dining Table Of Gillows Design

Its been a few years since we've seen a table this magnificent and rare but pleased to have now in stock this stunning example of the very earliest period and format of antique extending dining table.


Revamping our website now so even better to see our huge range of original antique furniture!

Since the first home website software purchased from PC World some 10 years ago we like to think both the business and the website have come a long way. However, a website is not just a catalogue of a company's products and service today. To be found on Google searches extensive work is needed to the SEOP to offer a means of being found. This includes some features that are very good for the viewing customer so hopefuly what you'll see over the coming weeks is plenty of visual and text enhancements to provide more information about us, our stock of antique furniture and the services we offer.

All new things for us to tackle but exciting times for our proud little business and we sincerely hope will lead to many more people finding one of the last vestages of old school professional antique furniture suppliers in the UK. 

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