Who we are, what we do at The White Cat Emporium
The White Cat Emporium is the sum of random events, opportunities and of the pleasure in sourcing furniture and collectables in France & Italy.
We are a small team collecting antiques, furniture & objects d'art, decor for interiors, Cafe' & garden furniture.
There is an on site Workshop for furniture & for the fabrication of traditional French woollen mattresses & Sprung bases.
A detailed list of What we sell is below the photo slideshow. As every piece is unique, this list provides an idea of effectively what we can source and do sell. Each time a piece is chosen and sold, there is no replacement, each piece is one off.
FURNITURE House & Garden, KITCHENWEAR, RESTAURANT & CAFE tables, chairs & stools. IRONWEAR & STOVES. GARDEN & CONSERVATORY FURNITURE, VITICULTURE. COLLECTABLES, CLOTHES & HATS. OBJECTS d’ART, CUSTOME JEWLLERY. SOLEX & MOBILETTES.
Look out for the Shop in Cheviot
Beds, Mattress & Bases
Road signs, kitchen buffet, French garden set 4 chairs & round glass table
Boudoir Mirror selection
Leather Chair & small desk & table
French Daybed with extra leg space, end flips down.
Another view inside the main shop area
Container loading with kids checking
Inside the main shop area
in the Boudoir
Selection of Chairs
In the Workshop
CHAIRS & STOOLS: Leather club armchairs. Single chairs in wood, metal & early plastic, cane south of France style. Cafe’ & Bar stools. Tall backed stools. Small foot stools. Bathroom chairs wooden, iron, painted; Desk chairs; Napolian III pair with tapestry seats intact. Office, dentist, bathroom & boudoir chairs. Swivel chairs.
DIVANS: garden or lounge, wood & iron.
BEDS: iron, wood cherry, walnut; antique 1800s & 1900s. Day beds both large and small, Chaise longue. Folding beds. Double, French double (1 & half), single, child beds.
MATTRESS & BASE made to measure by on site mattress maker following the French Sommier traditional craft using French ticking.
BEDLINEN: old heavy linen sheets, embroided & simple.
CHEST of DRAWERS: art deco, provenc’al, Dressers small & large. Como wood walnut & others;
CUPBOARDS: wood,oak, cherry & walnut; huge & small. Library Cupboards.
PORTMANTEAU HAT & COAT STANDS: metal ‘20s & ‘60s. Wood with metal or wood knobs: with mirrors and umbrella stands.
TABLES: dinning, kitchen, sidetables, corridor wall tables, bedside tables, garden, iron cafe style.
BUFFETS: Dressers wood with glass. Porcelain herb & spice drawers. 1800s & 1900s. Deco formica buffet with French bread bin.
BATHROOM decor: lavabo, washstands antique & late. Bathroom marble tables; Italian antique mirrors big and small;
MIRRORS: large, long or small. Wooden plain & gilded frames, 1800s & art deco.
KITCHENWEAR: Iron or enamel pots & pans. Bowls in Stone wear & Pottery big & small. Porcelain plates: odd, sets & servers. Wall plates. Earthen wear. Peuter jugs & plates. Coffee grinders house & professional. Cultery & Servers, kitchen utensils. Crockery, stoneware - bowls, servers & jugs; sets, pairs & sinlge plates; Earthenwear or porcelain bowls. Glasses for table & cocktail. Old Weights & Measures.
RESTAURANT, CAFE tables, chairs & stools.
SHUTTERS: French window shutters tall and small, in pairs & set of 6 (set of 3pairs). HOUSE OLD OAK DOORS< massive.
IRONWEAR: wrought iron fireplace Dogs, fireplace cassoullet holders.
STOVES: Iron & enamel.
GARDEN & CONSERVATORY furniture & wear: stone or marble basins, fountains. Hand basins with water holders. Tin baths. Divans & iron beds with handmade mattresses and cushions for garden or conservatory.Old and antique garden tools. Blade shears old and new, shears sharpened.
VITICULTURE: old French grape picking caskets. Wine & fruit Presses big and small. Demijons.
COLLECTABLES: ‘60s Salon hair dryers, manikin. Kitsch items. Religous items, crosses small wood & metal, also hugely large in iron. Trunks wood & cane. Clogs. Candlesticks. Mexican Folk art & religious artifacts. Coffee Grinders, cafeteriers. Bongo drums.
CLOTHES & HATS: French work overalls. Old Leather workers jackets. Italain Maglieria fine knitwear: mixed, cashmere, wool, cotton, linen. Italian Designer T-shirts, skirts & jackets.
OBJECTS d’ART : French & Italian posters. Glasses & other glass wear: Art Deco fruit bowl. Encrier inkwell pewter art deco.
CUSTOME JEWLLERY: earrings, necklaces, brooches.
BOOKS: cloth & leather bound.
SOLEX & MOBILETTES.