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merenerve9184   , 28

from Yoakum


Could your Dads sofa, sideboard or dining table be worth thousands?

They say that if you wait long enough, your old clothes become fashionable again. And that is exactly what appears to be happening to certain items of furniture, with sideboards, sofas and dining tables which were hugely popular in the 1960s and 1970s staging a revival.

They include original vintage furniture, which would have been purchased for hundreds of pounds back in the day and may now fetch thousands of pounds if they come with the ideal designer names, according to experts. To explore additional info, you may take a peep at: the internet. This great research wooden furniture web site has varied striking lessons for the purpose of it. But even more run-of-the-mill pieces could fetch decent money, because of being on trend.

'If you are trying to sell such a bit, search for labels as anything created by a Danish or Italian designer could go for #8,000 upwards,' advises Stacey Sibley of interior designers Alexander James.

She explained how classic pieces by Ercol or G-Plan proved especially popular from the 1960s and 1970s.

At the exact same time, original leather modular sofas that are in good condition can fetch almost #5,000, while initial extending dining tables can also set you back thousands.

Original sideboards that are rectangular shape and include angular legs are back in fashion, with the most hunted distinguished by means of a stamp or plaque from the manufacturer somewhere on the furniture - usually on the trunk, on the inside of the drawer, or beneath the top drawer. Ms Sibley said: 'We can all think back to seeing the G plan cupboard in our parents' or grandparents' lounge in the 70s, sat on a lovely orange and brown patterned carpet, with a lava lamp on top of it. 'Its sleek rectangle shape with angular legs in a walnut wood that would usually be hiding a cocktail bar inside a cupboard door. What we did not know was that these bits would be coming back into fashion and value quite a lot of money.'

Bidding wars can often break out on sites such as ebay for the first pieces of vintage furniture. Everywhere you look there are duplicates of these Danish designed cabinets but where it's at is owning a first, so be ready for a bidding war which can set you back thousands,' she said. And she went on to advise: 'It might be worth seeing if your granny still needs to hold on to her'

It's not only about these designer names, even if you possess a more basic piece. Ms Sibley suggested that it is still possible to earn money in the current climate. These could include sideboards and cabinets but also that old dining room furniture which may have looked dated but is now the height of cool. 'Companies like The Old Cinema sell a lot of vintage pieces, even recycled ones, so if you are good at painting you can spruce up an old piece to make a few extra pounds,' she explained. GUIDE TO G-PLAN AND ERCOL

Labels such as G-Plan and Ercol can be extremely important in establishing the piece of furniture as genuine.

One of the labels employed by G-Plan until the mid 1960s was a golden embossed stamp. Reclaimed Furniture Site is a rousing online library for additional info concerning when to flirt with it.

G-Plan furniture was created by Smithers, with its Danish sideboard range introduced in the 1960s.

Ercol furniture was designed by Lucian Ercolani, who built his first factory in 1920 in High Wycombe.


The popularity of these pieces seems to be because of their retro modern design, with sideboards made of walnut or cherry wood giving 'warmth' to a room and being particularly sought after. The cabinets also supply a terrific storage solution and can be utilised as TV cabinets with workouts for the wiring at the back. More expensive versions currently being marketed through Smithers of Stamford - a converted cinema showroom for retro furniture and homewares

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