At The Antiques Hound we focus on compact antique pieces which work across a range of interior styles and suit today's compact living spaces. Side- and occasional tables from the Georgian, Victorian Aesthetic Movement and Edwardian periods are particularly sought after. Regency or Georgian faux bamboo and Victorian 'Gypsy' tables with their decorative bobbin legs are well established interior design favourites. Bobbin furniture in particular has been popular since the 1800s where craftsmen used ‘spool’ or ‘bobbin turning’ as a way to showcase their lathe wood turning skills. With clean lines and fine craftsmanship they translate so well to modern living, being practical as well as beautiful.
Our first Gypsy Bobbin table was snapped up by Robin Myerscough Studio in April 2019 and from there we started to provide an antique sourcing service, working with both interior designers and private individuals.
Our Heritage Collection of side tables is faithfully based on antique tables that we own, but are now increasingly hard to find as quality antique pieces. Building on our ethos of sourcing ‘furniture with a past, designed for the future’, we hope that our beautiful bobbin and faux bamboo tables (all made from sustainably sourced hardwood oak, walnut & ash) will become antiques of the future. In keeping with the historic pieces, all our tables are handmade using traditional wood-turning methods. Each piece is unique and highlights the natural beauty of the wood and the individual grain patterns on each bobbin round.
The first in our Heritage Collection is The Bobbin Table which comes in solid European Oak; Walnut or Ash or in a hand-painted finish on solid tulip wood (no MDF, no composites and no nasties); all wood is FSC certified.
As our pieces are all handmade we are able to offer bespoke sizes and finishes - please just let us know your requirements are and we can advise on the best proportions.
We hope you love these pieces as much as we do and we look forward to your feedback.
Suzanne and Louise