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Details about  Vintage Retro 60's Ercol Chest of Three Drawers with Mirror / Dressing Table

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Vintage Retro 60's Ercol Chest of Three Drawers with Mirror / Dressing Table
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Seller refurbished

As New - Fully Renovated - London Delivery £25

29 Aug, 2014 20:05:03 BST
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Condition: Seller refurbished : Split the cost with friends
An item that has been restored to working order by the eBay seller or a third party not approved by the manufacturer. This means the item has been inspected, cleaned and repaired to full working order and is in excellent condition. This item may or may not be in its original packaging. See the seller’s listing for full details. See all condition definitions- opens in a new window or tab
Seller notes: As New - Fully Renovated - London Delivery £25





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For sale very rare, fully renovated Ercol Windsor Chest of Three Drawers with Mirror / Dressing Table (Model 408) in Ercol Light Finish with original Ercol blue label.

This iconic piece was designed by Lucian Ercolani and manufactured in High Wycombe, Buckinghamshire and is now back in fashion (keenly collected and highly regarded). It was originally designed to be used as a dressing chest with mirror. Ercol furniture is synonymous with good design, quality materials and craftsmanship and is built for longevity. This is a real eye catching handcrafted piece of vintage / retro furniture which is no longer in production.

The external framework of the chest of three drawers is superbly crafted and made from solid English elm with the exception of the nicely grained elm veneered back panels. The dovetailed corners at the top and bottom of each section emphasize how well constructed this piece is. All edges are rounded over. The three equal drawers are dovetail constructed with mahogany veneered bottoms, each drawer front is made from a single plank of elm wood. The drawers are fitted with hugely stylish oval inset handles which prove to be such an appealing feature of the Ercol Windsor range and the drawers open very easily. The inside of the top drawer is fitted with a original, removable glass shelf for placing cosmetics while using the mirror.  The cabinet is surmounted by a rectangular adjustable mirror in an elm frame. The mirror is supported by solid beech tapering arms and screw fittings. The base is fitted with original shepherds casters, and this gives the unit great mobility.

Size of the chest of drawers with mirror (approximately):

Height: 54" (137cm)

Height to the dressing chest top: 27" (68cm)

Width: 36" (91.5cm) 
Depth: 19" (48cm)

The chest of drawers has been professionally restored to its original condition and is being sold in as new condition. It has been striped of all old polish, any dents or scratches removed, re-stained and re-polished (three coats of extra durable varnish) to a pristine condition. It is free of any damage, splits, repairs or wear to joints. There are signs of use on original Ercol shepherds casters. Original ‘Ercol made in England’ label is still attached at the back side of the unit.

Please see pictures for a better idea of the condition. I have tried to show colours as accurately as possible but please remember colours do appear differently on some monitors.

Item is located in E7 9JX. I can deliver it in person to any London address for an extra £25. Deliveries are only available on late evenings during the week. I am more flexible with the delivery time on weekends. Delivery to London vicinity area is also possible at a small cost. Please feel free to collect it in person or arrange your own courier.

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Please note: I prefer customers to pay cash on collection or delivery. I think this gives the customer a better and fairer service as the goods can be viewed before payment. Please feel free to pay via Paypal within 24 hours from the purchase.

Please have a look at my other Retro / Ercol pieces:

Why vintage furniture?


Selection of these very special pieces.


I am very selective in choosing and finding the pieces for restoration. I am passionate about what I do and give all my hart to do it right. What I get in reward is very positive response from my clients and absolute pleasure of working with one of the most beautiful timber - English Elm. Sadly English Elm was outnumbered in early 70's by Dutch Elm Disease and as a result 25-30 millions of elm trees were exterminated and burned down to prevent the disease spread. This disaster changed the furniture - makers industry and substantially limited supply of elm mainly imported from other countries. There is a great distinction between wild English Elm and its imported farmed cousin. The English Elm has got a unique grain which has been shaped by nature in its wild environment. Most of my pieces are made of English Elm what makes them very special not only to me but the most important to my clients.


About restoration process.


The aim of each restoration process is to bring the piece to the condition as close to the original factory finish as it is possible. I am very devoted to ensure texture, colour and finish consistency with the original condition of the item. It is very difficult and time consuming process where the old finish is carefully hand sanded to the bare wood. I choose not to use a mechanical sander as it does not allow to control the thickness of removed surface. After using few different grains of a sanding paper, when the surface is smooth the piece can be stained back to its original colour and finally varnished. I use high specification, extra durable (water and heat resistant), solvent free varnish which is safe in contact with skin, food and can be safely used by your family or even pets. The varnish is applied using high quality pure bristle brush and I pay special attention to re-sanding any lifted woodgrain in between coats. Each piece gets three coats of varnish to achieve durability and quality of the surface. 


What makes my restored pieces different than the others?


I often get question regarding the difference between my items and other similar vintage items available on the market. My answer is very simple. It is the selection, restoration process and the time I invest in each piece what makes the difference. Many sellers do not follow the restoration process and often use shortcuts to save the time and cost. I strongly advise all my clients to avoid disappointment and buying items which were not properly restored to the original condition. When you consider buying the vintage piece from another seller, please pay full attention to avoid:

• items cleaned only (without sanding down an old finish) and one coat of varnished applied - extra coat of varnish may peel off or flake shortly after the purchase;

• items only partially restored, for example where the table top is re-varnished and the back side of the table and the legs are left un-restored or dirty;

• items sanded down and oiled - oiling is a very quick process which does not offer the same durability as varnish and will require repetitive conservation; it will also darken in time and be sensitive to staining and watermarks. Ercol pieces were originally varnished therefore they should not be oiled as it is against restoration principles. Items reconditioned inconsistently with manufacturer specification will most likely not hold its value should you wish to re-sell it later on;

• items reconditioned with poor quality finish (raised wood grain resulting in porous surface, discoloured wood where originally stained wood was not re-stained or stained to non original colour).

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