Pair of antique bedside t...£1,540
Regency yew wood cabinet£5,650
Satinwood card table£1,600
Georgian linen press£3,600
Antique breakfast table£2,100
Georgian bedside cupboard£1,350
Georgian tea table£1,450
Antique toilet mirror£620
Welcome to our shop, Thakeham Furniture, in Petworth, West Sussex, UK. Established in 1987 by Tim and Belinda Chavasse, we are a small family firm specialising in fine English antique furniture from the Georgian and Victorian periods. We stock a good range of 18th and 19th century antique furniture with an emphasis on originality, good colour and patina. Browse our extensive, user friendly website, known as one of the best antique furniture websites in the UK. Thakeham Furniture are members of LAPADA [The London and Provincial Antique Dealers Association], so you can purchase with confidence, as we follow a strict code of practise
What is Patina?
Posted on October 17, 2018 by Belinda Chavasse
Patina cannot be reproduced by the makers of fakes, and its qualities are an intrinsic part of the value of an antique. It takes two hundred or so years to form, but can be removed in an instant by the use of cleaners by unskilled restorers. Here in the Thakeham Furniture workshops, our team specialise in the preservation of patina. One of the finest examples we’ve had of patina recently is this beautiful quality George III linen press, dating from about 1790. The vivid colours of the decorative veneers and inlay have faded to a mellow hue, and it has a wonderful waxy sheen.