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Vintage Chippy Heath Telephone Bench / Hall Bench, Restyled

Vintage Chippy Heath Telephone Bench / Hall Bench, Restyled

Regular price £195.00
Regular price Sale price £195.00
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Measurements in (cm)

W 86, H 56, D 37

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Vintage Chippy Heath telephone seat / hallway bench made in the 1960s. In very good condition, this piece has been professionally restyled and reupholstered to create a bold and genuinely unique piece. It has a wide, padded seat - perfect to sit in whilst putting on shoes - and a small cupboard space that is accessed via a drop down door. The pull-out shelf with a wipeable surface is typical of Chippy telephone seats. 
Made from teak, this compact and practical piece would look fabulous in any hallway or room. The padded seat has been reupholstered using a cotton rich upholstery fabric with a vibrant retro print. The wood, sanded back and oiled/waxed to bring out the beauty of the wood. The legs and frame have been painted using a water based satin paint colour matched to Farrow & Ball Railings, whilst the sides of the cupboard have been painted using a soft green (Farrow & Ball Treren). These colours compliment the natural wood and give the piece a more contemporary look. 
This is a vintage piece that has already put in circa 50 years of loyal service. Whilst it’s ready to take on the next half century in style, it may show some minor signs of wear - that said it is in very good condition inside and out.
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Ruth Goodison


"They are beautiful. I don’t like to match furniture and love mish mash, quirky and odd looking things lol. I absolutely love them. My house is 203 years old and is grade II listed. I think it makes an old cottage come alive and puts a modern twist on it. I love furniture that tells a story or gets people talking at a house party".

Roxy Imlah


"Fabulous job I am delighted thanks so much"

Richard Cox


"I am very pleased with the look and quality of the sideboard and enclose a photo of it in-situ in our hallway"

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The blanket box is even more gorgeous in person and was delivered very speedily. Thanks so much!

Rosemary Waterkeyn
Bought Vintage Bench

What a discovery I made the day I found the Upcite site. A myriad of different styles and designs on recycled furniture gives endless and unique choices. I went for a simple but beautifully restored little pew, with which I’m delighted. Thank you Upcite and may you go from strength to strength

Dawn Holding
Drinks Cabinet

This is the first time I have purchased from Upcite. I bought a gorgeous little cabinet to go in an alcove in my lounge. The cabinet has been upcycled really well but still retains its original character. It will bring a touch of mid century glamour to my lounge
The service was very good and communication throughout the process was excellent. I will certainly check Upcite in the future when looking for furniture.

Maggie Smith
Love this cabinet

I’ve been looking for a suitable cabinet for my hall way and this one not only serves it’s purpose but also looks beautiful.
Seller arranged delivery promptly and communicated well with me.
Great first experience of buying from Upcite

Sophie Jimenez
Vintage Drinks Cabinet

I have just unpacked the drinks cabinet now (I was out yesterday) Please thank the delivery driver, who arrived before the designated time! (When does that ever happen!) The photos are to show that it is safe. The packaging was on point. I will send pics when the cabinet is in its new home (extension- kitchen/living room). I absolutely love it. Please let Fi know. Thank you so much for the special service that you have provided.

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