"We're passionate about providing furniture that is handmade in Britain to the highest quality with straight forward, honest pricing and unbeatable customer service. That's what makes our furniture truly Authentic."
"The most important attribute of a piece of Authentic furniture is that we can talk with our customers at our showroom and in front of an Authentic piece and feel properly proud of it!"
We have two workshops making our own Authentic designs both located in Great Britain.
The first is located in a local mill just down the road from our showroom here in the Peaks. A rustic and simple workshop with an old fashioned ethos of cabinet making they produce all our reclaimed timber furniture. The team are dedicated to producing simple furniture made to last a lifetime. The character and history shown in each of every timber is individually selected and positioned within the design to maximise the individual character of each and every piece. Our timbers are sourced locally from old mills, factories, schools and other old buildings; all of the timbers are then cleaned up, treated and hand-picked for crafting into beautifully unique furniture to become the heart of your home.
Our second workshop is located in the heart of Suffolk where the traditions of cabinet making are renowned as some of the finest in the world. The workshop is literally like stepping-back in time into the handcrafted dark oak hallway with grandfather clock, brass bell and traditional clocking in machine. They've been making fine furniture for over 70 years.
Our upholstery workshop has been owned and run by three generations of the same family based in Long Eaton, Derbyshire, the British home of upholstery. Stuart and his team are passionate about doing it right or not at all. They follow the traditional methods of upholstery which to this day remain not only the best but also the right way to do things. This passion and love for their trade are what make them such a perfect fit to our Authentic philosophy.
We look at how we do things very much from the perspective of “how would we want to be treated ourselves?” This gives us a clear vision of what’s important and what’s not so that we can meet and ultimately exceed your expectations.
Of course this all sounds great but in real terms do we back up our statements? We think so…
Do you really need an excuse to come to the Peaks? It’s stunning up here, we're all local to the area and more than happy to give you some tips about where to stay, visit, drink or eat - there’s some brilliant hidden gems that only the locals know about!
Just drop us an email with what you like and what you're after and we'll get back to you with some suggestions, in the meantime here’s a few ideas...
Why not coincide your visit with the world famous International Hen Racing Championships on the first Saturday in August at The Barley Mow, Bonsall?
Bakewell Farmers Market; just up the road from our showroom is a must for any foodie, it’s the second biggest in the country but it’s not about the quantity, it’s the quality. It’s always on the last Saturday of every month (check at Christmas time though).
Derbyshire is the Real Ale capital of Britain with numerous, unique and individual pubs near by, we also have the nationally acclaimed Thornbridge Brewery a few miles down the road, go for a tour and sample a few of their freshly brewed, awarding winning ales.
If you’re after a proper, Derbyshire pub with the real fire, great pub food and of course local ales then here are a few of the best pubs around…
Well we have the incredible Chatsworth House 2 miles up the road, just taking a walk by the river is worth the trip alone but if you do have time looking round the House is a must. There’s also the twice winner of Best f arm shop in Britain, Chatsworth Farmshop, which is world renowned for it’s hampers and locally reared meats.
There's also Haddon Hall a couple miles in the other direction, it's Britain’s most complete (and still lived in!) medieval house – ever seen the film The Princess Bride? Well Haddon Hall was Humperdinck’s Castle!
Looking for an idyllic holiday home to come and stay?
Check these places out…
These are very special places (and quite pricey) but we also have a number of friends with (less costly) holidays homes for let, just let us know what you're after and we can send you some suggestions.
What ever you're after we're very lucky to live a beautiful part of the world and we're more than happy to help you make the most of it (as long as you come and say hello!)
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We do our very best to ensure that our web site and photography represents our furniture and home accessories as close as possible nothing can replace the real thing.
Why not take a trip to the Peaks to come and visit our stunning 2,200 square foot showroom?
We're sure you won't have seen a showroom quite like it with 400 year old beams hanging from the ceiling, our cosy log burning stove glowing nicely, our working display kitchens with freshly made coffee (free to you of course!), our unique range of retro style Authentic lighting and even a huge chandelier which we acquired (believe it or not) from a skip in Notting Hill!
The showroom is located half way between the two Derbyshire market towns of Matlock and Bakewell just off the main A6 road. We’re lucky enough to be located within the Peak District with the stunning Chatsworth House just a couple of miles up the road and the medieval masterpiece that is Haddon Hall a couple of miles in the other direction. Plus we have numerous lovely, traditional Derbyshire pubs a stones throw away offering great local food and ales and some beautiful places to stay close by - see the section below for more information and links.
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Value for money is the keystone of everything we offer; we aren’t offering you the cheapest furniture on the market but what we do promise is that by choosing an Authentic piece you will be making an investment in the very best possible quality.
When you make the decision to invest in an Authentic piece of furniture you can be confident that it will last for years to come, there’s nothing wrong with cheap furniture and then replacing it when it’s gone creaky but that’s simply not us - we follow the principle of buy quality, buy once and sit back and enjoy!