Tuesday, 25 October 2011

Antiques for sale in Fez

This collection of antiques includes English Club armchairs; Victorian wicker side tables; a Windsor rocking chair; a Victorian bathroom sink; French armour; Art and Craft chairs; Art Deco armchairs; Colonial French pieces circa 1900; French iron candle steaks; taxidermied animals, antique lamps; original Persian coffee tables made of brass; textiles and a collection of original Victorian and Edwardian brass faucets.

Bergere Sofa Set

The collection also includes a Bergere style cane canapé and armchairs. This lovely French antique suite is from the 1900's, made of oak wood and cane. The set has marquetry details and carved handiwork, which has been carefully restored. The suite has been re-upholstered with exquisite fabrics (100% cotton) from the Andrew Martin store in fashionable Knightsbridge in London. This collection of designer Kiln fabrics includes strap motifs, with Moroccan and Turkish influences.

The French Bergere style was popular between late 19th century and 1930's in country houses in France and England, and especially in the French colonies, where it became a classic decor statement. These particular antiques pieces were acquired from an antique shop in the trendy Notting Hill in London and were originally from a Victorian Manor House in Gloucestershire, England.

The set is being sold directly from the owner and is in pristine condition and newly refurbished. It is priced at 13,580 MAD (1,205 euros).

Club Armchairs

Club chairs are very sought after antique pieces. They became fashionable during late Victorian times in England and Europe. They remain trendy today and are a constant fixture in design magazines. Club chairs were popular at gentlemens' clubs in London or for libraries in manor houses as they are associated with comfortable seating for reading, smoking cigars and drinking Scotch.

These Club chairs are unique, due to the design of the frame which has curved lines, in contrast with the classic style that can be bulky, square and require a large space in a room. The particular chairs on offer are  Victorian Gothic style and were reupholstered with leatherette fabric in the 1970's. The have metal buttons or tacks made of bronze. They are believed to date from the late 1940's and would benefit from being upholstered in leather, or with a Moroccan carpet if you want a antique funky look. They were were acquired by an antique dealer in the Cotswolds in England and came from an old Pub.

The set of Club chairs are priced at 4,640 MAD (412 euros). 

The owner of the antiques says that 10% from the sale will go towards the children's orphanage in Fez.

For more details, please email The View from Fez via the address on our contact page. Please put "antiques" in the subject line.