Welcome to our blogs on the history of antique furniture!
Read more for to find out about the fascinating lives of antiques and the stories they tell. We hope you enjoy them.
In today’s atmosphere of conservation and sustainability, enjoying and living with antiques is a simple and positive ecological decision.
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.Read More →
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.Read More →
Colonial chests are a wonderful combination of striking elegance combined with practicality and were once made for European expatriates.Read More →
Indo-Dutch furniture is characterised by the combined use of light and dark coloured wood and the decoration often inspired by the Dutch Tulip.
‘Art Nouveau is all about nature and dreams, it is magical!’ Marie-Hélène van Houten, owner of Past Perfect shares her insights.
Our relationship with our homes changed dramatically in 2020. We look at why antique furniture is more popular than ever.Read More →
"Most of us know quality when we see it!" Pieter van Houten, owner of The Past Perfect Collection, shares his expertise and insights.Read More →
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!Read More →
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.Read More →
Portuguese colonial chairs and settees beautifully illustrate the merging of two cultures and are mainly found in Goa, in western India.Read More →
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.Read More →
Evocative of gin and tonics served on the veranda and a glamourous tropical lifestyle – the planter’s chair is a colonial design icon.Read More →
One of the most practical and useful items of antique furniture, here is how the humble chest of drawers has evolved over the years.Read More →
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.Read More →
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.Read More →