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The Story of Seaforth Pine

October 21st, 2015

Anyone specifying an antique hardwood floor will be aware of the texture, character, patina and age of the timber. What isn’t always clear is the providence of the wood and the journey that it will have taken before ending up in our showroom. We recently acquired reclaimed wood from a warehouse in Liverpool Docks at […]

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More Than Meets The Eye

June 22nd, 2015Charlotte Antique Oak Parquet de Versailles Panel

Charlotte Antique Oak Parquet de Versailles Looking at these panels, the first thing you see is the distinctive parquet de Versailles pattern. These large diagonal squares were first introduced in 1684 in France to replace marble flooring that required constant washing, which tended to rot the joists beneath the floors. It became the standard floor […]

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