Here it is…..there may yet be a few additions….
We are excited to announce another of our wonderful sales of pre-loved, ex showroom and ‘refurbished to as new’ furniture! What better way to prepare your home for the coming festive months than to buy some of our beautifully hand crafted pieces at bargain prices!
We stand by our furniture and are always happy to buy back pieces that we have made. Most of the furniture on offer falls into this category and is offered to us due to down/up sizing, style change etc…most pieces are offered in their ‘pre-loved’ condition but some pieces we have refurbished to ‘as new’…in addition there are a few pieces that are being offered ‘ex showroom’ that have been discontinued from our core style range.
This sale will be held in ‘The Dog House’, at our new location. During the sale, our main showrooms will be open as usual for you to wander at your leisure. There is plenty of parking on site and lots to look at.
SALE – SATURDAY NOVEMBER 17th AND SUNDAY NOVEMBER 18th 11.00am – 5.00pm
Please stay tuned for a complete list of this sale’s enticing offering, which we will post on Wednesday Nov 14th – We look forward to welcoming you with a coffee or glass of wine over the weekend!
Chris, Scrumpie-pup & The Real Wood Team
Open Saturdays, Sundays and Mondays 11.00am – 5.00pm and / or by appointment
The Real Wood Furniture Company, at ‘Mo Tighe’, Chapel House Grounds, Chipping Norton, OX7 5SZ.
This is 10 miles north of our previous location in Woodstock, literally straight up the A44 continuing straight on the A3400 Stratford Road where the A44 bears left at traffic lights to Chipping Norton and Evesham. We are on the left 100 yards after the second sign for Heythrop and before the Shell garage roundabout which intersects with the A361.
Ian Fraser talks about his photographic craft:
“My speciality is a technique which gives the image a flat perspective like an architectural drawing but with photographic realism. I use the same criteria an artist would use if he sat down in front of the building with an easel and could see the image he wanted in his head. I remove the clutter, but I don’t put anything in that isn’t there.
These oak trees could be anything up to 800 years old, survivors from a bygone age. They will have witnessed centuries of history and incredible change and are now mostly in the autumn of their life span, yet they are still thrusting out new leaves every year although their trunks have been virtually hollowed out.
I was attracted to these trees not only because of their great age and history but also visually. Their trunks have fantastic texture and form, the longer you look at them you start to see all sorts of faces and figures in the bark.
All of the oak trees in this series are in the grounds of Blenheim Palace and each tree is numbered with a metal tag. I thought it would be really interesting if people were able to find the trees to see them at different times of year, in different light and to see how they change over time as these prints are a record of how the trees look now.”
To make it easy to find the trees, the certificate on the back of the frame has a map showing specifically the location of that tree as well as the location of all the other trees in the series. It also has the GPS co-ordinates of all the trees so they can be found with a hand held GPS device or looked up on Google Earth.
All the prints are on beautiful 310gsm watercolour paper and printed with archival inks for longevity. The frames are made of oak and glazed with Conservation Clear glass that absorbs 99% of UV light and the certificate of authenticity is attached to the back. They are all signed by Ian and marked with their number in the edition.
We are open Saturdays, Sundays and Mondays, 11.00am -5.00pm and at other times by appointment. We look forward to welcoming you soon.
Chris, Scrumpie-pup and the team
Many of you will know that we sponsored Ronnie (Wood) as our parting gift to Woodstock. He was one of over 80 hares dotted around the cotswolds celebrating the 2017 Cotswold March Hare Trail (http://www.cotswoldsharetrail.org.uk). At the end of the year all the hares were offered for sale at the charity auction and we were very pleased to secure Ronnie so that he could reside outside our new Chipping Norton home. We also bought a number of other hares with a view to finding some their ‘forever homes’…and some to keep Ronnie company! Whilst some of our other hares are beautifully decorated, in our opinion, none come close to the organic majesty of Ronnie – beautifully painted by artist and friend Rod Craig, creating a master piece that looks like it has been hewn out of a solid trunk of yew wood. Although Ronnie gets on with his ‘harey’ friends, they’ve never quite felt like ‘family’ to him…so we thought it was time to introduce him to his sister. Our ‘blank canvas’ hare will be painted by Rod over the weekend of August 18th & 19th, 12-4pm on both days and before our very eyes (and possibly yours too) ‘Sher’ will be brought to life. Why ‘Sher’?…Sher-Wood as in Sherwood Forrest!
So please come and join us:
Saturday August 18th or Sunday August 19th 12.00-4.00pm
for a glass of prosecco and to watch Rod at work!
We are currently hosting ‘Remain in Light’, an exhibition of Rod’s latest paintings in watercolour, ink, acrylic and oils (www.rodcraig.com) and of course there is some fabulous furniture to view as well(!) including our latest ‘Shark’ armchairs featuring fantastic English burr oak splats and gorgeous Scottish elm seats and top combs.
We hope to see you soon!
Chris, Scrumpie-pup and the team