Mangan Antiques Chandeliers and mirrors in Daily telegraph

Sat Telegraph #So lovely to see our chandeliers and Mirrors  featured in the Sat Telegraph. Mary and Roland from the French loft in Arundel really have created a very beautiful home.#Italian#chandeliers#Antiquelighting#vintagelighting#decorativeantiques#lanterns#pendantlights#crystalchandeliers#antiques#antiquemirror#wallappliques#glasswallappliques#churchantiques#candlesticks#19thcentury#glassdrops#20thcentury#Italianantiques#Italianchandeliers#Italianmirrors#Baroque#roccoco#confitpots#storagejars#bespokelighting#walllight#wardrobes#antiquechestofdrawers#shop#art#antique#beautiful#chandeliers#countryhouse#decorative#found#florence#history#italy#italian#interiors#lights#lighting#rare#salvage#sculpture#venice#vintage#venice#victorian#creamware#nightstands#bedsides#antiquebeds#Chichester#Westsussex#Arundel#Lewis#Tunbridgewells#southcoast#

Cinema in a Shepherds Hut

Rudi and I spent a wonderful evening in the Roundstone Shepherd Hut Cinema . www.roundhillshepherdhuts.co.uk. The ceiling is painted with scenes from all the famous movies such as The Italian job, very apt for us as we made the moldings of the gilded heads, decorating the interior, from an original 18th century Italian carving. The art deco lighting to the rear of the cinema were also sourced and restored by Mangan Antiques. You can hire the cinema for £24 an hour, showing any film you want to bring. A fabulous way to spend a birthday or special event.roundhill 1Roundhill    

Our visit to Matera

Rudi and I went to visit Matera in Puglia. A town that has been deserted since the 1950s, The Italians their mainly lived in Troglodite Caves cut into a ravine, it was highly successful town , which was its downfall as it became overly populated. When the infant mortality rate was 50% the Italian government made the decision to evacuate the population to new housing and the town was left deserted. To this day the old town is 90% empty. In the Sassi area there is a dwelling which is left as was. Inside are lots of the 100 year old pots and bottles that we sell, it shows how they were used within the home. Amazing if not a very creepy experience. (A real ghost town)Matera view

Upholstery classes!

Beginning of upholstering.
Beginning of upholstering.
20140411_100505 Ive taken up upholstery classes with an amazing woman called Brigitta. She can tell i'm making a mistake from the other side of the room facing the other way. And i do get it wrong alot, as my other class students will tell you. This is the beginning of  my third project a little Georgian chair. Im very excited as I get to use springs this time. I will take more photos as I go along.

Our Italian Confit featured on Simple Flower arranging.

Written by Mark Welford and Stephen Wicks. If you're a fan of our century old Italian confit pots, you will love this book on flower arranging by Stephen Wicks and Mark Welford of Bloomsbury flowers, Covent Garden. info@bloomsburyflowers.co.uk The front cover shows how you can use our pots to create elegant arrangements. Stephen Wicks has long used our pots and other antiques to theme his displays at weddings , parties and hotels in the West End. I highly recommend this book, my mother will have it in her Christmas stocking.

Arrival of New stock Oct 2013

We have had our New shipment arriving at the beginning of Oct! We have some very early Italian confit pots (be quick if you want some!) The big hand blown antique wine bottles. Some beautiful large Italian gilded mirrors and a good selection of antique chandeliers including a pair of large chandeliers with all their original drops. Garden statues and furniture.