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A gilded French sofa set upholstered in Lithuanian linen with hand-embroidered Hungarian bolster cushions
A gilded French sofa set upholstered in Lithuanian linen with hand-embroidered Hungarian bolster cushions
A gilded French sofa set upholstered in Lithuanian linen with hand-embroidered Hungarian bolster cushions
A gilded French sofa set upholstered in Lithuanian linen with hand-embroidered Hungarian bolster cushions
A gilded French sofa set upholstered in Lithuanian linen with hand-embroidered Hungarian bolster cushions
A gilded French sofa set upholstered in Lithuanian linen with hand-embroidered Hungarian bolster cushions
A gilded French sofa set upholstered in Lithuanian linen with hand-embroidered Hungarian bolster cushions
A gilded French sofa set upholstered in Lithuanian linen with hand-embroidered Hungarian bolster cushions
A gilded French sofa set upholstered in Lithuanian linen with hand-embroidered Hungarian bolster cushions
A gilded French sofa set upholstered in Lithuanian linen with hand-embroidered Hungarian bolster cushions

A gilded French sofa set upholstered in Lithuanian linen with hand-embroidered Hungarian bolster cushions

$3,200.00

We found this lovely set at an outdoor antiques fair in Sussex, UK, last autumn. At the same fair we always meet up with our Hungarian friend, Denes, who brings hundreds of beautiful grain sacks & rolls of fabric from Eastern Europe in a huge lorry that arrives full to the brim and always leaves totally empty, such is the treasure of his wares. 

The bolster cushions of this beautiful set are made up of four of his vintage hand-embroidered grain sacks; the upholstery fabric is a rough weave Lithuanian linen that is as tough as it is good looking. Bizarrely we buy this from our favourite fabric suppliers, Foy & Co, in Wales!

Finally all the many threads of this story were pulled together at our workshop here in Nairobi resulting in this truly trans-continental furniture, rich in history and deeply beautiful. 


Sofa

Length/Width 126 cm

Depth 66 cm

Frame height 88 cm

Seat Height 42 cm

 Armchairs

Length/Width 67 cm

Depth 66 cm

Frame height 88 cm

Seat Height 42 cm

 

 

Is there a White Elephant shop in Nairobi?

Our warehouse at No 18 Windy Lane, off Windy Ridge, where you are more than welcome to visit us Monday to Friday between 9.00am & 5.30pm and on Saturdays between 10.00am and 4.00pm. 

The warehouse is mostly for larger furniture items and a smaller range of home accessories.

We have another outlet within the Langata Link shopping complex where we display mostly home accessories and one or two pieces of furniture. 

If an item you're interested in is NOT stocked at Windy Lane, it is indicated as being available at Langata Link shops in the product description. 

We look forward to seeing you at either outlet soon!

 

Can I reserve this piece?

Yes you can in 3 easy steps!

1. Add your pieces to your shopping cart

2. Head to checkout. Once there, select "Payment on Collection". This will automatically show your item as sold & you then have 5 days to view it before we'll put it back up for sale. 

3. Contact us to let us know if you're a) Coming over to see your furniture or b) You'd like to organise our Feel the Love service. 

What is the Feel The Love service?

You're busy. Traffic is a nightmare. We know all this! SO, for only Kshs 2,500/- (per piece of furniture within Greater Nairobi) we'll bring your items to you! If you love it, you can just pay our driver with a credit card or Mpesa the money over. If you don't, well, we'll just take it away again! 

Please note that some of our larger items of furniture may not fit in our vehicle, but we'll let you know what's possible when we see what you're interested in. 

Contact us for more information on this service or any other enquires you may have. We are here to help! 

PLEASE NOTE THIS SERVICE DOES NOT APPLY TO THE CLASSIC COLLECTION - SORRY! 

Where does this furniture come from?

All our furniture comes from Europe. 

We travel over 3-4 times a year to visit auction houses & antique fairs all over the UK. Once imported to Kenya, we lovingly restore each and every piece - making the old new again. Fresh, contemporary & unique to your home. 

100% money back guarantee

If you have paid for a piece of furniture on line and it turns out to be totally different to what you imagined when you see it, we promise to give you back your money there and then. 

Please note that once you have collected from us, or accepted delivery & installed a piece in your home, we assume you are happy with your goods and will not refund after this point. 

Please do contact us for more information on this or any service. We are here to help!