We will all be reunited very soon; and if I can get the junk in the French garage off to the dump, we will actually have room to receive these gems.
I will photograph and post at the other end. Most of this is old and destined for upcycling/restoration etc, apart from the thing in the foreground that looks like a stranded creature. This is a large hand made Indian bench in whitewashed hardwood, upholstered in Kantha quilt. (Kantha quilts are those with the quilt layers held together with decorative running stitch) An ancient technique and many are made from recycled fabrics, mine is.
Apart from a few ugly duckling pieces which will metamorphosise into beautiful statement swans, you can also see two from my collection of antique rugs,and a box of scrolled wrought iron panels.
At the front is my coffee table for salon, heavy solid wood with a bergere split cane base (very French) and a lovely inlaid top with a scallop shell carving on the apron and beautiful little legs. Top will be sanded back and grey waxed to highlight grain. Apron and legs will be painted in a light neutral matte and waxed to bring out carving and detail. It will be unrecognisable, as will my four big bergere backed dining chairs (two with arms) Again these will be finished in matte pale paint and waxed to show their great shape and detail.
Bergere backs will be left exactly as they are, unpainted and with worn down original clear finish. These will marry up with my long dining table and the bench Trev will make to fit one wall of dining area perfectly. I found the exact shape of arms for bench to complement the chairs-right-but our bench will have storage beneath. Storage is key, boring but true…
Left below- the big table rescued from a Black Country chapel. This furniture would have ended up at the dump but for my brother in law’s intervention. This and it’s currently separate top will be repurposed as freestanding kitchen units. Trev’s list gets longer