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April 9, 2024 In Antique Furniture

Colonial Icon – The Planter’s Chair

Evocative of gin and tonics served on the veranda and a glamourous tropical lifestyle – the planter’s chair is a colonial design icon.

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March 3, 2024 In Antique Furniture

Love for Dutch Furniture

Indo-Dutch furniture is characterised by the combined use of light and dark coloured wood and the decoration often inspired by the Dutch Tulip.

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February 15, 2024 In Antique Furniture

Campaign Furniture – On the Road Again!

Evocative of an adventurous life ‘under canvass’, campaign furniture was designed to be taken on long military expeditions. Find out why it is becoming increasingly collectable.

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January 2, 2024 In Antique Furniture

Talking Antiques – The Mark of Quality

"Most of us know quality when we see it!" Pieter van Houten, owner of The Past Perfect Collection, shares his expertise and insights.

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November 2, 2023 In Antique Furniture

Portuguese Colonial Cabinets

Portuguese colonial cabinets beautifully illustrate the merging of two cultures and are mainly found in Goa, on the western coast of India.

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March 25, 2023 In Antique Furniture

Sustainable Antiques and Reasons to Buy

In today’s atmosphere of conservation and sustainability, enjoying and living with antiques is a simple and positive ecological decision.

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September 28, 2022 In Antique Furniture

The Secretaire Chest of Drawers

The design of the secretaire chest of drawers is compact yet feature-rich, fitted with a drop-down workspace and drawers with recessed brass handles.

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September 6, 2022 In Antique Furniture

History in a Box – Antique Boxes

The enduring charm of any antique box is the history which surrounds it offering a fascinating insight into the lives of those who first owned them.

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August 20, 2022 In Antique Furniture

Colonial Chests – Practicality with Elegance

Colonial chests are a wonderful combination of striking elegance combined with practicality and were once made for European expatriates.

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April 15, 2022 In Antique Furniture

Art Nouveau and Art Deco are Back!

‘Art Nouveau is all about nature and dreams, it is magical!’ Marie-Hélène van Houten, owner of Past Perfect shares her insights.

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January 12, 2021 In Antique Furniture

Furniture Trends 2021 – Back to the Classics

Our relationship with our homes changed dramatically in 2020. We look at why antique furniture is more popular than ever.

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September 14, 2020 In Antique Furniture

Special Antique Pieces – Make a Statement!

Special antique pieces are a joy to find. Although we consider all our pieces to be special, we think some are even more special than others!

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July 8, 2020 In Antique Furniture

Art Deco Furniture at The Past Perfect Collection

Our range of Art Deco Furniture comes from the city of Mumbai where the Art Deco movement influenced not only the architecture but the furniture too.

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March 19, 2020 In Antique Furniture

Portuguese Colonial Chairs from Goa

Portuguese colonial chairs and settees beautifully illustrate the merging of two cultures and are mainly found in Goa, in western India.

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July 18, 2019 In Antique Furniture

Colonial Tea Tables

Tea imported from the Far East was a luxury item and had to be presented in a certain way, which led to the introduction of tea tables.

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December 26, 2018 In Antique Furniture

The Story of the Chest of Drawers

One of the most practical and useful items of antique furniture, here is how the humble chest of drawers has evolved over the years.

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March 16, 2018 In Antique Furniture

Antique Roll Top Desk still a Big Hit!

Today antique desks are very much back in vogue, gracing the rooms of many stylish modern homes. A versatile piece, it has become a must have item once again.

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