Frances Chair, £550: 1940's button back chair

Here you go, another velvet number because I love velvet! I've been saving this Designers Guild Alchemilla Varese velvet (to give it it's full and proper title) for a suitable piece and deemed the Flemish chair to be appropriately lovely. And so ta da, here you have the Frances Chair, a beautiful example of a 1940's button back chair, extremely well made with a fantastic quality wooden frame. A really great little chair.

And so the obligatory snow pics! We ventured out in the car on Friday morning and after slipping all over the road I was too much of a scaredy cat to go out again, effectively confining us to anywhere within walking distance from our flat!

We didn't do badly though, Friday a trip down to the Scrubs where everything looked pretty beaut, not a burnt out car to be seen...

Saturday I wandered down to Kensal Green cemetery which looked beautiful if not a little eerie...

And Sunday, the hands down winner, Hampstead Heath. Ambling round here felt exactly like being on a country walk and popping into The Flask for a post walk warmer was like propping up the bar in some quaint little village pub from by gone eras. I dream about living in a cosy cottage with a view of the heath,  mmm, but in the words of Les Mis's Fantine, "there are dreams that cannot be", I think the two million plus price tag has somewhat scuppered my chances!

And lastly, a couple of flute backed cocktails that are in need of a good home. As usual I have an array of gorgeous fabrics so just let me know what fabrics, colours or patterns you are interested in and we can work from there.

Enjoy the weekend.



Just a quick heads up for these smashing new chairs I've just had delivered. Email me on hickeyanddobson@gmail.com if any of these take your fancy and I can do a bespoke chair for you, ie colours and fabrics of your choice (all prices include upholstery and fabric as long as I already have the fabric in stock).

1950's  floating arm rest chair: £650

 1950's arm chair x2: £650 each

1950's wooden armed desk chair: £300


New and Old

Just a very quick one to advertise a new chair and this one is actually up for grabs and not another bespoke!

A very simple Danish lounge chair upholstered in 100% cotton, navy velvet. I wanted to do something quite low key that would work in any surrounding, plus I think the style of chair suits a  more simple approach.

Danish Lounge Chair in blue velvet: £575

The wood has a lovely feel and all in all this is beautiful piece of furniture.

 I also have a couple of pieces of furniture that have been part of a shop window display and have now been returned which are still for sale.

  Windsor Chair: Danish Spoke arm chair: £550

 The Windsor Chair is a lovely example of a spoke arm chair with gorgeous brass detailing on the spokes. It is upholstered in a combination of oatmeal linen on the reverse and a floral upholstery weight silk on the front.

Gatsby 1920's shel back sofa: £700

This is an absolute gem of a sofa typical of the art deco style. It is upholstered in a large scale Designers Guild floral linen on the back and a 100% linen on the front with beautiful piping details.

It's going for a song at a very reduced price as I need to make room in my storage unit, so grab a bargain and a really beautiful piece of furniture to boot!

Email me if you have any questions, hickeyanddobson@gmail.com. 

Have a great weekend one and all, I hear there's snow on the way. xx


Hello 2013

Well hello 2013, welcome! I have started the new year with a bit of  chair drive, trying to get a few back orders finished so that I can start 2013 with a clear work conscience.

These are all bespoke orders which I've finally finished, phew. The chair above is probably my all time favourite shape with the beautiful spoke arms. 

These two oak detail wing chairs are also a fantastic design with their unusual arm rests and curved front legs. They have been covered in a chunky weave which adds to their 1950's charm as well as lending a very comfortable feel.

Aside from chairs, I had a beautiful couple of days in Suffolk for New Years Eve and amazingly New Years Day even dawned bright and sunny, just what I was longing for after the Christmas deluge. 

Our New Years Eve had a nautical theme with the dress code being, "The Last Day's of the Marie Celeste", encouraging sailors, pirates, penguins(!), ghostly mariners and a flag pole to take to the floor. After much merriment the party sojourned to the hot tub and I only wish I had a photo of all fourteen of us squashed in there!

The next morning, continuing on the watery theme and nursing hangovers, we all set off to the reservoir down the road to try our luck in the anual New Years Day home made boat race.

Needless to say our egg boxes never really stood a chance against the finely honed local know how, but it was a lovely way to see the New Year in.

Hopefully next week I will have a few chairs finished that are for general sale, until then, if you have any questions just email on hickeyanddobson@gmail.com. have a good week everyone. x