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SOLD - "The rack is really lovely, just as I expected. Thank you very much." A.R. Lairg, Scotland (SH0302)

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AT A GLANCE

Wood Antique circa 300-year-old English oak
Wood dimensions Length: 93cm. Width: 14cm. Thickness: 2.5cm
Number of hooks 5
Hook type Cast iron acorn-tip hat & coat hooks
Hook size Height: 13cm. Stands out from plinth: 8cm. Spacing: 18cm
Fixing 4 fixing screws and Rawlplugs provided

For Fitting & Care Instructions please click on the tab in the left column

All measurements are approximate

UP CLOSE

Here's a coat rack made from a section of wood that already looks as if it's been around for several centuries, which indeed it has. Conservatively dating back to the early 1700s, this is a piece of oak flooring from a 17th century stone cottage in Wiltshire (Also see SH0303). Hard enough to drive a fence post, the wood is dark, even through the cross-cut, and produces telltale dark brown saw dust, confirming its age. All the original nail holes have been left for aesthetic effect and although the surface of the wood is uneven and grainy, it is as smooth as skin to the touch. The plinth is given depth by a cove cut to the perimetre with a hand-held router. The gorgeous, muted finish was produced with Sadolin oil, which is non-sticky and resists water.

The acorn-tip hat & coat hooks are as English as Wimbledon and are as perfect as perfect could be for 300-year-old English oak. They are waxed to protect the metal and to enhance the look of the raw iron.


Not what you're looking for? Contact Steve Gamblin at hello@hookedonhooks.co.uk for a free, no-obligation, same-day quotation for the exact coat rack that you would like.

For further ideas, click on ARCHIVE in the left column and scroll through hundreds more images and details of previously sold coat racks and other furniture items