Where least expected


My grandfather was a cabinet and violin maker – very skilled – and I am lucky enough to have some furniture passed down to me from the 20s and 30s.

For the time being my mother, at 89, still has her dressing table he made for her – but no comfortable chair with arms to help her sit in and get out.

We were just browsing at a returns outlet when lo and behold we saw a little office chair about to be thrown out as nobody wanted it.

Old and new in harmony working together for a positive outcome.


Handmade with walnut veneer

A dressing table of the

Ancient regime

Sinuous curls

Individual and bespoke

Craftsmanship which

Stood the test of time

Seven years apprenticeship

Then allowed to marry.

Tubular steel

And faux leather


Office chair produced in thousands

Taupe with arms

And wheels

That  lock

Waiting to be bought

At knock down price

A one left over –

Marriage made in heaven

  • Where else

Dressing table chair


This entry was published on November 2, 2019 at 12:30 pm. It’s filed under poetry, Promote yourself, Uncategorized and tagged , , , , , , , , . Bookmark the permalink. Follow any comments here with the RSS feed for this post.

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