Our Current Collection

  • Heals Art Deco Recliner with a Footrest Stylish Art Deco oak framed recliner with a fold out footrest in the manner of Alvar Aalto for Heal's circa 1930's. The seat has wonderful lumbar support with a smooth sliding mechanism that enables either a secure upright position or more recumbent pose. Simply lift the front of the seat and unfold the footrest to create an incredibly comfortable full-length recliner. The piece has been traditionally reupholstered and finished with hand stitched Harris Tweed in green and black. This beautifully sets off the curved oak frame that has super patina. Very special.    
  • Mid-Century Chrome Rocking Chair after Guido Faleschini Incredibly rare and stunning mid-Century chrome rocking chair after Guido Faleschini. Substantial in size but light in appearance, the classic teardrop shaped frame combines exciting Art Deco revival style with incredible comfort. The chair benefits from a soft seat covered in shimmering Alhambra Bamako design fabric, chosen to match the era. It looks absolutely fantastic. The chrome work has been cleaned and polished and is in very good condition with the odd blemish commensurate with age. A really super piece and Uber groooovy!
  • Art Deco Library Recliner / Bookcase and Drinks Cabinet Wonderful, unusual and rare Art Deco reclining library chair with bookshelves and drinks cabinet. All that is missing is Ernest Hemingway or perhaps Scott Fitzgerald. The frame is a combination of birch, pine and oak with oak classic Art Deco carvings down the front panels. It has supremely comfortable curved back and sprung cushion, all covered in South American cow hide which shades wonderfully from red to black. This is finished off with individual bronze studs.The combination of the wood and the hide looks exquisite. Extravagant yet supremely functional, , what could be better at the end of a tough day or an a rainy Sunday than reclining back and enjoying a good read with a favorite malt? A really gorgeous and interesting piece that would look  fantastic if paired with the Art Deco Reclining Armchair ( another listing); they would look absolutely fantastic together.
  • Art Deco Rocking Chair How cool is this? A 1930’s rocking chair with a very interesting and rare ‘full round’ design. I fell in love with the simple geometric lines so characteristic of the Art Deco era. The chair is very sturdy being made of solid oak with a beautiful honey colour patina.. Small but extremely comfortable it has a sprung seat and is fully restored. We upholstered this piece in green Harris Tweed adding three Art Deco black leather and brass buttons to complete the 1920’s look.
  • Art Deco Reclining Armchair Egyptian Revival Style Let the Hare run wild! Once upon a time I had a pair of the most exquisite Egyptian-style Prada sandals. So when the puppy thoughtfully munched one of the still brand new soles, I decided to keep the beaded decoration, knowing I'd be able to put them to good use one day. That opportunity has arrived- I love Art Deco and also the Egyptian revival movement from the 1920's and have sought to combine both in this stunning piece.   This unusual early 20th Century armchair with strong Art Deco influence has a surprise feature - a hidden mechanism enabling to recline to the point of optimum pleasure . Compact but extremely comfortable , the piece is covered in luxurious , purple Italian made velvet with yellow and red pipping.It is further decorated by three velvet buttons and the Prada embellishment on each arm.Feminine, extravagant and opulent yet supremely use-able the chair is set on birch ebonised bun legs with new brass casters. It certainly has the WOW factor!  This piece has been rebuilt, re-polished and re-upholstered using traditional techniques and materials.  
  • Art Deco Oak Rocking Egg Chair

    What a rare find! Do you remember the advert “Start the day on an egg!” Well, we agree. We dubbed this great rocker The Egg Chair because of its ovum styling. What’s more it’s made of oak and it rocks beautifully with amazing comfort to boot! Most of all thought, it’s a piece of classic 1920’s sculpture that is both modest in scale but exudes that confidence of the era. Fully restored and resplendent with a handmade horse hair stuffed squab cushion finished with the classic Art Deco colours - black, red and yellow in Harris Tweed. This is further set off by three vintage black leather buttons to complete the 1920’s look. It is a rare and lovely piece and a clear step above the scrambled omelette of everyday finds!
  • French Art Deco Tub Chair

    Stunning unusually shaped French Art Deco tub chair. Classically Deco but with a wonderful curvaceous flared back - how rare is this and unbelievably comfortable to boot! This rather special piece is finished in luxurious Italian shimmering gold/green velvet, which compliments the polished birch perfectly. It also sized perfectly for modest sized rooms but has the presence to occupy something larger. Fully restored in the traditional manner using traditional method and materials with new coil springs and hand stitched throughout.  
  • Art Deco Recliner by W Hudson A rare , sinuous and stunning Art Deco piece with flowing bentwood arms and a reclining mechanism by W. Hudson serial number 2772. Despite the delicate lines, this beautiful and nicely proportioned piece form 1930's is sturdily made of birch. This warm colour is wonderfully complimented by luxurious South American cow hide that blends subtly from from red to black ( please see the last photo). This is of course incredibly hard wearing. The back of the chair has the original chrome brackets supporting a dowel rod that enables the chair to shift to a recumbent posture with the base moving forward at the same time too. The back is flat with the cow hide finished off with individual bronze studs and a cushion firmly stuffed with down.It is a wonderfully comfortable and flexible piece that would complement any classic or modern setting equally well. A really gorgeous and interesting chair that would look fantastic if paired with the Art Deco library chair ( separate listing) ; they would look stunning together
  • Large Cow Hide Art Deco Wingback African Zulu

    Wow....just Wow! Very unusual Art Deco piece with a high, fan-shaped back and clean lines, so characteristic of the era. We simply fell in love with this stunning piece and determined it should get some special Hare treatment when it came into the workshop. Consequently, we decided to re-upholster in African Zulu cowhide, renowned for its spectacular pattern and soft texture. The back of the chair is covered in chocolate brown leather finished in antiqued bronze studs, that together compliment the hide perfectly. It is incredibly comfortable too. This striking, unusual and charismatic piece would look perfect in a modern London apartment or equally a classic country home.

  • Antique Early XX Century  Queen Anne Style Wingback Armchair

    Early XX Century Queen Ann style wingback with a palpable sense of flowing theatre.  Though large this magnificent armchair till has a remarkable lightness as the arms are wide but beautifully sculptured. The top of the back ends in an extravagant, stunning scroll. Walnut framed it stands on carved lion's paw feet with splayed rear legs. Benefiting from a fully sprung back and seat with down filled cushion for incredible comfort. Fully restored and traditionally upholstered by Bouncing Hare Creations, this fine piece is finished in luxuriant burgundy and claret velvet with green piping - it looks just amazing.
  • Art Deco Reclining Library Chair

    Wonderful oak and birch library chair in green Harris Tweed with foldaway side-table, side book stowage and Bakelite and chrome ashtray. We believe this to be a creation by Heals, it is that good but cannot say so with absolute certainty - so is not listed as such. The seat is fully sprung with the back welcomingly curved. What’s more, a simple reclining mechanism ensures absolute comfort enabling concentration on your favourite Conrad or Hemmingway adventure. The piece has not been over-restored but rather retains the honourable scars of 100 years of use which only add to the character. Like most pieces of the era it is compact and would thus fit in any house, modern or period. This piece has been fully rebuilt, re-polished and re-upholstered using traditional techniques and materials.
  • How cool is this? A 1930’s rocking chair with a very interesting and rare 'full round' design. I fell in love with the simple geometric lines so characteristic of the Art Deco era. The chair is very sturdy being made of solid oak. Small but extremely comfortable it has a sprung seat and is fully restored in red Harris Tweed.
  • French Art Deco Armchair upholstered in Zulu cow hide. A wonderful, small French Art Deco armchair from the 1920s. Sweeping oval birch arms and a fantastic curved back complement the extravagant and stunning Zulu cow hide.  The combination of style and originality, not to mention luxury, give this chair real charisma.  It simply demands attention and will swiftly become the focus of any room. Fully restored, the seat was rebuilt using 12 sixteen inch springs hand tied and arranged to give a lovely supportive and firm shape. The back is unusually curved making for both an interesting shape and fantastic comfort.  Zulu cow hides are natural leather and sustainably sourced Nguni cowhide. Each has unmistakable, dramatic patterns of the Nguni cattle and is hand cut by one of 67 highly-skilled crafts-women and men in Zululand, rural South Africa. Zulucow is a socially conscious company creating desperately needed sustainable employment.  
  • Antique Victorian Mahogany Library Chair

    A stunning and comfortable Victorian desk chair from about 1860 in solid mahogany.  The chair has a horseshoe padded and buttoned back which is supported by a scroll, carved central splat and side supports in the cornucopia style.  Beautifully upholstered in luxurious green Italian-made velvet with golden green piping appropriate to the period, yet giving the chair a slightly modern twist.   The fabric looks stunning but was difficult to capture in studio lighting.  Please refer to the photographs of the fabric for the exact colour.  The chair stands purposefully on a reeded baluster front legs and splayed rear legs with brass castors.   The chair would a fabulous as an occasional chair and a comfortable accessory to any desk.
  • Mid-Century German Wingback /Recliner with a Footstool

    German style and engineering at its best! This 1950's classic by renowned designer Bergmann is both supremely comfortable and adaptable. When upright it is an iconic siren from the great era of European design. Yet there's more. By pushing back in the chair a footstool extends to an enable an almost horizontal repose. Large in scale and incredibly sturdy, it is perfect for even the tallest person. This stylish piece in dark birch has been rebuilt using horsehair and foam. Covered in blue Harris Tweed with hand-stitched matching piping, it is set off perfectly by three large brown leather buttons.    
  • Antique Howard and Sons High Fan Back Easy Chair

      WOW! We've dubbed this rare Howard and Sons creation the 'Peacock Chair' because of its extravagant shape.  Much of the furniture made by Howard and Sons was made to order and this was probably such a commissioned piece.  On a strong chamfered Birchwood frame, complete with a stamp on the rear left leg, it is a very special, rare and sought after piece with fine legs carved with Acanthus leaves. It has both a sprung seat and back with the unusual, deep curved back making it incredibly comfortable, almost embracing.  Covered in opulent and contrasting green and purple velvet produced in Italy by Swaffer it has been hand sewn throughout.  The only slight detraction is that the original castors were missing when the chair was acquired and we were forced to replace them with new brass ones. This chair simply demands attention and a large space, possessing as it does the character to rapidly assume centre stage. All of our furniture is lovingly restored in house using traditional methods (including hand stitching) and materials. As such they are restored to their former glory in the way they were originally intended.
  • Large Victorian Concave Mahogany Ottoman A stunning, elegant Victorian Ottoman on bun feet. Someone, probably in the 1970's, had made a pretty poor fist at restoration when it came into our care. Stripping off the nylon covering revealed remnants of green, moth-chewed velvet. Consequently, we decided to return the piece to its extravagant former glory using sumptuous Italian gold/green velvet, piped with purple velvet and finished with purple silk tassel. The lid lifts off to reveal an exquisitely silk-lined interior. Gorgeous to admire, wonderful for storage or even comfy as a seat; simply stunning. Many hours of hand-stitching were required for this large Ottoman which benefits from scrupulous attention to detail throughout.   Dimensions in inches:H-18″/W-31″/D-24″
  • Art Deco Rocking Chair How cool is this? A 1930's s rocking chair with a very interesting and rare full round design. I fell in love with the simple geometric lines so characteristic of the Art Deco era. The chair is very sturdy being made of solid oak. Small but extremely comfortable it has a sprung seat and is fully restored in black Harris Tweed with vintage leather buttons.
  • Antique Victorian Gothic Revival Oak Throne

    Impressive 19th century Gothic Revival oak chair with buttoned feather squab cushion in luxurious deep red Italian-produced velvet by Swaffer. This is an imposing, highly-carved throne that boasts two Gothic roaring tigers; enough to strike fear into faint hearts!   This piece has been fully rebuilt, re-polished and re-upholstered using traditional techniques and materials.  There are some sign of old worm (long deceased) predominantly on the inside of legs so barely visible.  Thoroughly re-treated during our restoration.
  • Early 19th Century William IV Ladies Chair in rosewood.  A rare wood renowned for its colouration; this piece is a particularly dark, chocolate brown with darker stripes. This stunning piece has turned front legs, splayed rear ones, carved side panels and sweeping side rails that end in a scroll.   The design is both comfortable and very elegant.  We decided to combine Spanish Alhambra velvet with Harris Tweed making it a striking piece.  Whilst respecting the traditional floral motifs originally used on these chairs it adds a contemporary twist. The chair has been fully restored using traditional techniques and materials and has sprung seat and new brass castors. You may also wish to look at a similar, though later piece in our collection in different colours.
  • Antique William IV Mahogany Corner Armchair

    Very special.  Appearing first in the early 18th Century, corner chairs are were designed to save space by nestling into a corner. This exquisite 19th Century corner armchair is unlike any we have come across because of its size – it is particularly large and exceptionally comfortable.  Made of solid mahogany and has been fully rebuilt and restored. Though slightly indulgent, we decided to upholster it by combining two contrasting colours of luxurious Italian-made velvet set off beautifully green piping.   A rare and truly stunning piece, the armchair stands on lotus carved legs.
  • Antique French XIX Century Chaise Lounge

    Antique chaise lounge, stunning and rare.  This 19th Century French piece is smaller than English equivalents of that era.  Sensuously shaped it has one arm longer then the other enabling you to sit sideways like an armchair or lie down in perfect comfort.  Thus it has the flexibility to grace the largest of rooms or equally more modest of spaces.  On walnut, turned legs with new brass casters. This piece has been fully rebuilt and restored using traditional techniques and materials.  It is fully sprung and covered in beautiful Harris Tweed from the current collection which adds a wonderful modern twist to this special piece.
  • Art Deco Rocking Armchair

    Unusual early 20th Century chair with strong Art Deco influence. It has a surprise feature – a hidden internal sprung rocking mechanism enabling you to recline to the point of optimum pleasure. This small but extremely comfortable piece is covered in luxurious yellow and purple Harris Tweed. Our geometric upholstery design chimes beautifully with the feel of  Art Deco period.. Set on teak bun legs with new brass casters. This piece has been fully rebuilt, re-polished and re-upholstered using traditional techniques and materials.
  • Italian XIX Century Renaissance Style Bone Inlay Armchair

    Rare, stunning and with a wild sense of drama.  Despite its conservative size this piece has real presence! There is just so much going on in this gorgeous Italian Renaissance-style chair from about 1880. Boasting heavily carved and ebonised walnut, it has extraordinary Ivory inlay scenes with winged griffins, dragons and satyrs at play depicting the vital power of nature. Roaring Nemean lion head arms add to the sense of theater.  We recovered the seat in sumptuous green and gold Jacquard Rubelli silk imported from Venice because, to be honest, the chair warranted it.    
  • Antique William IV Walnut Armchair

    A 19th Century incredibly comfortable William IV armchair in walnut.   Elaborately carved with lotus leaves and scrolls on the legs, very slender arms but a much wider carved back makes a joy in which to recline, especially with the sumptuous feather filled cushion.  Upholstered in luxurious Italian-made velvet, combining rather striking tones of burgundy and golden green.   This fine piece stands on reeded baluster front legs and splayed rear legs with brass castors.
  • Victorian Hexagonal Ottoman Box A beautifully shaped piece that originally had a rather tired needlepoint embroidered flower cover so typical of the era. That flower motif has been recreated using opulent Spanish velvet, but given a more modern twist with yellow plain velvet on the body and an extravagant silk tassel. The lid is cushioned and lifts to access a really useful storage space, which is fully lined. Ottomans of this quality are rare indeed due the considerable time and skill required to restore properly. Many hours of hand-stitching were required for this medium sized Ottoman which benefits from scrupulous attention to detail throughout.  
  • 19th Century Ladies Chair in rare Brazilian rosewood.  Brazilian rosewood is special and characterised by dramatic changes to the colour and grain. It is therefore very distinct and sought after - it was given most protected status in 1992 and banned from export. This stunning piece has carved cabriole front legs, splayed rear ones and sweeping side rails that end in a scroll.   The design is incredibly comfortable and very elegant.  We decided to combine Spanish Alhambra velvet with Harris Tweed making it a striking piece.  Whilst respecting the traditional floral motifs originally used on these chairs it adds a contemporary twist. The chair has been fully restored using traditional techniques and materials and has sprung seat. You may also wish to look at a similar, though earlier piece in our collection in different colours.
  • Antique Early 19th Century Black Occasional Chair

    Victorian walnut Occasional Chair painted in Pitch Black by Farrow and Ball.  A very pretty piece with fluted front legs with castors and scroll back. The beauty of this chair is in the fabric having been re-upholstered with remnants of genuine early 20th Century silk brocade.  This has a an oriental hunter motif with dogs, leopards (?) and huntsmen.  This luxurious fabric is perfectly set off with black silk which accentuate the side scrolls. The chair has been fully restored using traditional techniques and materials.
  • G Plan Armchair by E Gomme

    Very stylised armchair with fantastically exaggerated, angular wings and arms. Fully restored by Bouncing Hare Creations, it boasts dark charcoal grey Harris Tweed which is set off by hand-sewn yellow Harris Tweed piping and three buttons - very smart and űber retro! This early 1950’s/1960’s piece is an original G-Plan chair by E Gomme and is a fine example from this era. It has an original stamp to prove it, dating the chair between 1952 and 1964. The white oak frame has also been stripped back and returned to its original condition and the foam cushion replaced over a sprung seat. This chair has striking visual impact and is a real statement piece for any mid-Century aficionado.
  • Victorian Rosewood Occasional Chair

    A Victorian rosewood, high-backed occasional chair with cabriole front and splayed rear legs with original porcelain castors. With an unusually high back surmounted by a lovely flower motif carving repeated at the front.  This piece has been fully restored and traditionally upholstered by Bouncing Hare Creations. A really charming chair with wonderful compact proportions, it's scale is well-suited to a modern bedroom or a hall. Covered in opulent Italian claret velvet and Alhambra flower pattern back it says "wow!"  
  • The beauty of this 19th Century French Prie Dieu or Prayer Chair lies not only in the elaborate carvings, but also in the colour and patina of the oak. Despite its size, it has a real presence perhaps because of the countless entreaties that have been uttered upon it over the centuries. Fully restored using traditional techniques and materials.  To compliment the colour of the wood, we re-upholstered it in deep red Italian-made Swaffer velvet with purple piping.
  •   How cool is this? A 1930’s rocking chair with a very interesting and rare ‘full round’ design. I fell in love with the simple geometric lines so characteristic of the Art Deco era. The chair is very sturdy being made of solid oak. Small but extremely comfortable it has a sprung seat and is fully restored in purple Harris Tweed with vintage naval buttons (why not!) which compliment the beautiful patina of the wood.
  • Art Deco Rocking Armchair -3

    After much searching we found another unusual early 20th Century chair with strong Art Deco influence. It has a surprise feature – a hidden internal sprung rocking mechanism enabling you to recline to the point of optimum pleasure. Art Deco Rocking Armchair - 3 Slightly larger than the previous example we found and extremely comfortable with a an unusual headrest hinting at a wing back. The piece is covered in luxurious geometric blue and silver designer fabric by Alhambra which chimes beautifully with the period. It is finished with silver piping. Set on teak bun legs with new chrome casters. This piece has been fully rebuilt, re-polished and re-upholstered by Bouncing Hare Creations using traditional techniques and materials.
  • Lovely William IV mahogany rocking chair with an unusually long back topped with carving making the chair especially elegant and slender. Very comfortable with excellent lumbar support and a drop in seat. Yellow Harris Tweed compliments the deep colour of the wood beautifully. The mahogany frame has wonderful patina with various old but skilfully undertaken repairs (see pictures).  We decided not to conceal these as they add to the character of the piece. Fully restored using traditional techniques and materials.
  • Early 19th Century Mahogany Footstool