Ball and Claw style of furniture dates primarily from the Edwardian period (1900 to 1910) when it was very popular. The style has been copied by subsequent furniture makers in many countries and modernized to suit more recent applications. Hence we can find Ball and claw tables, chairs, wardrobes, radiograms, liquor cabinets, desks, display cabinets and others made in the ball and claw styling with linenfold panels, curved lines and so on. The primary attribute of most of these items is that fine craftsmanship is required to make these pieces and the joinery is therefore mostly excellent. Because of the time required to manufacture this style of furniture, they were typically made from a high grade of timber to justify the effort. In South Africa, imbuia was often used but prior to it being available, Stinkwood pieces were the norm. Hence any purchase of a well-made ball and claw item will generally be extremely well made from a decent timber thus ensuring a long life expectancy and a hard wearing functional piece of furniture.  

With the trend to lighter coloured furnishings, we have refurbished many of these pieces by painting them with a quality paint finish and then rubbing the high spots back to bring out the detail and create a kind of  "shabby chic" look to better suit current trends. These pieces represent the finest joinery examples ever produced in South Africa.

Liquor Cabinet

Dimensions:  L 1100mm   D  470mm   H  1100mm

Drop front serving

Storage cupboard

Glass holder

Beautiful craftmanship.

Price R 12.500 

Imbuia wardrobe with drawers

Dimensions:  L 1530mm   D  560mm
Colours: White rub back 
Great functionality and storage
Price: R14500 

Imbuia desk/storage/display unit

Dimensions:  L 1660mm   D  500mm     H  1150 mm
Colours: white 
Price: R 8750

Ball and Claw Wardrobe

Dimensions:  L  1070mm    D  530mm     H  1880mm
Colours:  White slightly rubbed back
Price:  R9500

Restorabilia, 257 Main Road, Bergvliet, Cape Town, South africa

Restorabilia, 257 Main Road, Bergvliet, Cape Town, South africa

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