Set in a picture house dating back to the 1890s, The Old Cinema is one of London‘s finest antiques, vintage and retro department store. Their stock ranges from small decor items to grand antique furniture, but every item has been chosen with care and it shows! The Old Cinema online catalogue is a feast of delights, each piece is wonderfully unique and there were almost too many to choose from. So, I’ve split my product picks in to two sections; furniture and decor. This post will showcase The Old Cinema’s finest furniture, while my next post tomorrow will share my favourite decor finds.
This pair of leather Chesterfield chairs are a popular vintage piece. These cosy chairs would make a wonderful addition to an eclectic living room, or offer a bit of luxury in a home office.
If you’re searching for a retro look, this vintage Ercol Elm room divider is a classic piece. It’s distinctive look and place in design history make this a real find. It would look great against a wall or acting as a room divider, stacked with books, accessories and photographs.
Upcycled furniture is currently on trend thanks to wonderful programmes such as Kirstie’s Fill Your House For Free. This chest of draws was upcycled by Emma Byer. The subtle chevron design and olive green draws make this unit stand out. It has it’s own personality, from the gold handles to it’s shaped legs, this chest of draws really does have a sense of charm.
For a sophisticated style, this small leather sofa, from around the 1900s, may suit your needs. The quilted fabric offers a sumptuous seating or lounging area, while acting as a strong statement piece.
This Edwardian mahogany and lime inlayed cylinder desk offers practical storage which can be tidied away to showcase the sleek wood exterior. Alternatively, you could leave it open to display its interesting interior.
Lockers and distressed metal storage work well as statement pieces, but also provide practical storage. This French industrial shelving locker is beautifully distressed, mixing complimenting colours to create an eclectic, shabby chic interior.
This truly unique hand painted cabinet with elephant carved panel doors offers bold colours and beautiful detail. Create a colour scheme around this piece, to accentuate it or compliment it. The results would be worth the effort!
This tiled back oak dressing table from the aesthetic movement of Art Nouveau. The ornate detail here is evident in the tiling and the shaped top.
My favourite item has to be the French industrial shelving locker, although the upcycled cabinet and long sofa are fighting for a close second! Which item is your favourite? Let me know in the comments below!
Keep watching for my second post on The Old Cinema, sharing my favourite accessories from their online collection. I am not affiliated with The Old Cinema, I’m just a fan of their products!