How antiques have inspired a contemporary collection of interiors


It is a common conception, nowadays, that antiques are reserved for only the most affluent, aged of homes. Yet, in fact, each and every item available at auction this July, are quality contemporary interiors, infused with antique influences.


For a forward-thinking British designer, finding influences to forge impeccable furniture is never too much of a challenge. The collection on offer at auction quite clearly derives from a quality brand, with ties to the antique trade. They prove the impossible, with an eye for fine detail, they take the classical and transform them into extraordinary pieces, forever reshaping the future of furniture design.


Twisting past pieces for modern-day living, we are bestowed with an abundance of furniture that charms with character. There is something suitable for any home, no matter your style of preference.


The renowned English Chesterfield sofa retains its deep buttoned detail and quilted leather upholstery, but is simply enhanced by an authentic hand finishing technique, which replicates the relaxed worn look of aged leather. Traditional Saddle chairs are propped upright, invigorated with new energy to match their sportsman heritage. Grand pedestal desks, inventively inspired by an antique trunk, offer exquisite attention to detail and intricate design.


This level of innovation can be seen in all items at auction, from side tables and sideboards, to ottomans and office chairs, the craftsmanship of each piece creates a vintage look while rousing a contemporary flair.  These are visionary collections, which clearly fuse the essence of British heritage with an appreciation of antiques.


While items at auction may be new to sale, the raw materials sourced for their execution do tell their own tales. From the soft and supple leathers of Pampas cattle, to timeworn rugged reclaimed pine, a fine furniture brand will search every hidden nook across the earth to ensure superlative style and longevity when reinventing adored antiques.


Add a little something special to your abode from the Pro Auction sale, taking place over three days between the 18 and 20 July 2017 at The Furniture Makers Hall 12 Austin Friars, London EC2N 2HE. With over 3000 items being offered, both by traditional auction and by online bidding, this is an opportunity not to be missed! Register today to find out full details, view the catalogue, and participate in the sale at www.iconicbritish.com – alternatively, call 01761 414000 for further details.

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