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…

1950s Kitchen Chairs in Bermondsey

White and Yellow Kitchen chairs Dumped in the trash outside a renovation in Bermondsey, along with period cabinets sadly in a sorry state, these 1950s kitchen chairs have been given a smart clean look with white gloss paint. The original yellow vinyl seat covers have been cleaned and, although ones sports a cigarette burn, they are un-cracked and fresh-looking. Many…

East Sheen Bedroom Chair Update

Update on the East Sheen Bedroom Chair Now fully restored, this lovely light-wood piece has cleaned up nicely and will be a lovely edition to a bedroom set. The oil has really brought out the grain and a little wood glue here and there has restored the joints and secured its future! Many of the items…

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…

Eames Chair from Tulse Hill Launderette

Eames Chair – Tulse Hill This unwanted Eames moulded plastic chair proved a lucky find at a launderette in Tulse Hill, South West London, many years ago. It is time to refresh and restore for this lovely piece and with original blue corduroy upholstery and bracket metal legs it remains in relatively good condition and it will be an interesting…

Cane Bedroom Chair Unearthed in East Sheen

Bedroom Chair – East Sheen Rescued in East Sheen (and then strapped to a rucksack and shuttled home on the back of a bike!), this short-legged mid-century bedroom chair with sheet cane seat and back, has been stripped in the past and spent a goodly amount of time in a warm interior. The wood was thirsty…

Who We Are

Lost & Found London takes delight in searching London’s second hand stores, junk shops, and doorsteps, for unwanted, unloved, unrealized objects, with the potential to become beautiful once again. Rescue, recycle, restore – our mantra. On this site you will find the stories of some of our best finds – where we founds them, what we…