New Lease of Life for Lloyd Loom

New look for the Lloyd Loom from Limehouse With a fresh lick of paint this Lloyd Loom cane seat has been given a new lease of life. The chosen shade of aqua blue is both contemporary and in keeping with the style of chair. The original seat cover remains intact beneath the new seat cover,…

Revamped Rush Stool Cotswolds Charity Shop Rescue

Another great rescue – Revamped rush stool This is a more modern version of the 1930s rush stool that featured in a previous blog. The frame was found languishing in a charity shop in the Cotswolds. The old seat was broken and damaged but the frame was in good condition. Sanded and waxed the wood has come…

Lloyd Loom from Limehouse

Lloyd Loom – Limehouse This incredible Lloyd Loom cane seat was left behind by previous tennants in an empty work space in Limehouse. Made in the UK under license from Lloyd Loom by the William Lusty and Sons Company, these pieces were hugely popular mid-century. Now bright gloss blue, the original gold finish remains evident on the undercarriage, where…

Turned Rush Stool Discovered in Garage

Turned Rush Stool – Dad’s garage! Ubiquitous in the 1930s, 1940s and 1950s, these fireside stools graced the British homes of all classes. This piece has unusual turned legs. When found – under a pile of wood in Dad’s garage – the wood was caked with years of grease and staining. A rub down and re-oiled…