Old Charm is an traditional collection that is made by the British company Wood Bros. All their designs are unique and are developed at their Design Studio in Ware, Hertfordshire. The Design Studio, supported by a team of experienced craftsmen and prototypers, designs quality, function and style into their products right from the outset.
Wood Bros have a manufacturing heritage which stretches back over 90 years, and is probably most famous for their successful Old Charm traditional Tudor furniture collection, which was first introduced in the early 1950s. The company was founded in 1924 by Herbert Wood, and remains a family run business that is passionate about its well made products.
All the Old Charm materials, from character timber and bespoke fittings to hand soldered leadlights and fabrics, are sourced from the highest quality suppliers from all over the world. Wood Bros is committed to responsible sourcing and consistent high standards of production.
The design inspiration for Old Charm comes from the Tudor and Elizabethan era – a golden age in England’s history where cabinet-making skills and craftsmanship came to the fore. Today they still use traditional cabinetry techniques such as dovetailing and mortise and tenon joints for added strength. Once crafted the pieces are then hand-sanded, finished and antiqued to give the authentic look. Style-wise, many influences from both Europe and the Renaissance period are evident, with beautifully crafted motifs, turnings and carvings from that period. Every piece of furniture is made from the finest selection of natural timber, and the small knots, grain and natural colour variations that you see are part of the character of this furniture, and are deliberately retained to enhance the look and feel. Wear and tear with the passage of time simply mellows and improves the furniture.
The Old Charm collection of furniture comes with a LIFETIME GUARANTEE, which reflects the faith Wood Bros have in the durability of their furniture.