What Makes English Antique Furniture So Universally Appealing?


For a great many years English antique furniture has been sought after by buyers from around the world. But what are the reasons our pieces receive such continual and universal admiration?

In today’s throwaway society the appeal of items that were built to last is ever more desirable. Tired of filling their homes with mass-produced furniture which needs to be assembled with a screwdriver and poorly translated instructions, those of us who crave more style and substance are increasingly turning away from modern offerings.

Browse the pieces on display in our showroom and it will quickly become clear why English antique furniture is so popular with those hoping to furnish their homes with elegant yet solid items. If you appreciate craftsmanship and beautiful design, as well as preserving England’s heritage, you will enjoy keeping history alive in your own home with well-maintained antique furniture.

A wealth of styles

mirrorThe inherent individuality of antique furniture allows us far greater opportunity to express our own individual personality and style than we could by selecting commercially available modern furniture.  The exceptional craftsmanship and resulting durability of English antique furniture means collectors may choose designs and styles from up to 300 years ago, rather than from a narrow selection designed to appeal to the mass market.

The very act of choosing antique furniture as opposed to settling for the latest fleeting trend suggests you are someone with an interest in the past, a preference for time-honoured design over fast fashion, and a desire to preserve items which are beautiful and historically important.

Whether you like clean lines, straight legs and square shapes, or prefer more elaborate designs, carving or ornamentation will be a matter of personal choice.

Of course within the genre of antique English furniture there are a variety of different styles, some people gravitate towards the more restrained walnut designs produced during the reign of  Queen Anne and George 1st or favour mahogany and the Rococo style of the mid-18th century. Some prefer the neo-classical design features of the late 18th century or the magnificent mahogany and rosewood furniture of the Regency period.

Whatever your particular predilections, there should be a piece somewhere that is a perfect match for you.

The presence of just one treasured item can have a great impact on a room, adding warmth and character that only antique wood can. At the same time, antique furniture adds tremendous interest while an understanding of the history of a piece enables us to feel more connected to the past.

It is no wonder, therefore, that English antique furniture continues to retain its universal appeal.

If you are interested in finding out more about English antique furniture, would like to see some valuable pieces, or speak to one of our antiques experts please take a look at our website collection.

Alternatively, you are welcome to visit our premises at: Lipitch Peter Ltd‎, 88 Fulham Road, London SW3 6HR or call 020 7584 1120 for personal assistance.

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Each standing on a mahogany stand with turned supports and swept feet ending with brass casters, with wooden horizon rings laid with paper , the compasses restored. Read more…