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Great Storage in the Eye of the Beholder

Chests or Dressers... where did they start? In the 12th Century, French cabinet makers were constructing boxes intended to hold their client’s valuables. Those boxes were referred to as a cofre, from old French cofre "a chest”. To this day, possessions are stored in the descendants of those early designs... in what we now call chests of drawers. Shown is a scant introduction to the endless variety of chests that has evolved from that early French box.  Our catalog, however, illustrates an even wider selection for your consideration, several available for immediate delivery. Of course, we are willing to create a piece to [...]

2024-06-10T14:48:32+00:00June 15, 2023|

Elegant Storage

The first mention of a sideboard was during the Middle Ages, referring to planks sitting on trestles at the side of a dining area. Those humble beginnings  gave birth to “room & board”, “boarders”, the “cupboard”, and eventually, to the lofty “board of directors”.The sideboard also inspired a wealth of design options. It could have 4 legs – or 6 or 8 or 10. Originally intended solely to hold platters of food prior to serving, shelves for display of silver were added, as were drawers for linens and, of course, cupboards for china and other serveware.  At its most opulent, [...]

2023-06-15T16:39:25+00:00May 1, 2023|

Warmest Regards

  They say ‘wood warms you twice.’  For us, copper warms in many more ways and on many more occasions. Of course, it's obvious, the twice is when copper evenly distributes warmth when cooking, while adding beauty to a kitchen.But, we think copper has a depth that extends well beyond being the jewelry of  the kitchen. It adds to the ambiance of any room. It dresses up a hearth when filled with logs, a solarium when a decorative watering can holds a place of pride, or a bedroom when a simple jug holds flowers from a garden. And don't forget copper's wonderful color among [...]

2022-11-29T16:28:18+00:00November 29, 2022|

EXTRA! EXTRA! Read All About Us!

MEET ELIJAH Click these pages to read about us. (viewed best on a desktop) There are skills for which English craftsmen have been renowned for centuries. Crafting exquisite furniture is one of them. For almost 40 years, Elijah Slocum has honored that tradition, supplying furnishings built up to a standard of quality, not down to a price.  Our team of Joiners and Cabinetry Guild experts crafts tomorrow's antiques in the English countryside.Should you need un-paralled quality, one of a kind furniture, call upon us.

2022-11-29T16:18:21+00:00November 29, 2022|

The unmistakable perfume of Summer

It's time for jamming... with our Copper Jam Pans Nothing says Summer more than the fragrance and taste of just-picked fresh fruit. The first strawberry of the season, the sweetness of raspberries, lush, liquid cherries, the sour tang of the rhubarb... Ahh... Delicious now, but even more cherished in the dead of winter–when the taste of jam takes you back to these precious/fleeting days of Summer. You need to be making preserves. And we have what will provide you with easy success, solid copper jam pans. First, the basics. You won’t find a better heat conductor anywhere. This means no more [...]

2022-07-18T13:44:34+00:00July 18, 2022|

Re-gifting — in a good way

Macy's realized the importance of weddings in the 1920s when they came up with the Wedding Gift Registry.  But before that - way before that (1750 BC), was the dowry.  Betrothal was a business deal.  The bride's family would offer a combination of items and property to the family of the groom in hopes that they would seem to be a good 'investment'.  The idea was to make combining the two families appealing.  Romance?  What's romance? Then, about 700 years ago, the hope chest began to gain traction.  Young women prepared needlework towels and linens and occasionally, sewed a wedding [...]

2022-05-19T15:35:24+00:00May 9, 2022|

Unique Gifts… for Unique Friends

There are some items worth collecting, not because they are particularly valuable, but because they are friends. Perhaps your gift list includes the perfect recipient for one of these treasures, gifts that spark just the right memory – a primary reason why collections are born. One criterion might be historic significance. Another, for the scientific minded, may symbolize a unique stop in the evolution of technological innovation - like the French pocket microscope offered here. These pieces offer a way to connect with a specially selected friend or relative. Did an ancestor love sewing? This windmill tape measure may [...]

2022-03-28T11:50:53+00:00November 17, 2021|

Kitchen Confident

Gift season is upon us.  During these recent extraordinary times, gifts have taken on a whole new meaning.   No longer just a token acknowledgement, we have begun to give them as heartfelt tributes to those we truly value. While news outlets are predicting a frustrating Holiday season, emphasizing broken supply chains and delayed shipping, we have been gathering items for gift giving.  Perhaps we have just what you need to lessen your Holiday anxiety. Are you spending more time congregating with family around the stove, or sharing a meal with close friends around the dining table?  Maybe this selection of kitchenware includes [...]

2022-03-28T11:50:47+00:00November 17, 2021|

Pull up a chair….

Gather 'Round This past year re-introduced the true purpose of dining tables.  They are the hub of the home.  Families once on-the-move have begun [again] to congregate at mealtime – and for board games, cards, and dare-we-say-it, conversation. While spending more time at home, we’ve rediscovered not only multi-generational topics of discussion, but the comfort and warmth of extended hours eating, talking, working – even crafting and doing homework. For any pursuit, we offer the table of your choice – custom-made to your specifications.  Whether rugged looking and heavy duty – perfect for a woodsy mountain lodge, or delicate and refined - [...]

2022-03-28T11:50:38+00:00November 17, 2021|

Will Build to Suit….

LET'S GET RE-ACQUAINTED. Click image below to read about our team, our skills, and our recent commissions. (viewed best on a desktop) There are skills for which English craftsmen have been renowned for centuries. Creating exquisite furniture is one of them. For almost 37 years, Elijah Slocum has honored that tradition, supplying furnishings built up to a standard of quality, not down to a price. Tucked away in the English countryside, our master craftsmen continue to provide stunning interpretations of our client's current project needs. May we put our team to work on your next project? Contact Me  

2022-03-28T11:50:32+00:00November 17, 2021|


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