Secondhand Ercol furniture - buyer's guide
There is a strong market for secondhand Ercol furniture on eBay. I recommend eBay for anyone who wants to buy or sell Ercol. As a buyer you will get the widest choice and the best prices. As as seller you will get the best price.
Read our guide to Ercol furniture on eBay:
Ercol Windsor Chair
The Windsor Chair is the classic. It was the design that the brand was built on and the characteristic that is carried forward to the modern Ercol brand.
Pay from £20 to £50 for the classic Ercol Windsor Chair on eBay. You may have to pay more per chair for a matching set of 4 or more chairs.
This is my favourite of the Ercol range. The coffee table has a lovely blend of modernism and traditional style. It perfectly captures the spirit of Ercol design. The coffee table can be used on its own to create a retro look, or to complement other Ercol pieces.
Pay from £80 to £200 on eBay.
Dining table and chairs
Ercol is particularly suited to dining rooms. This is the classic family dining table from the 60s. It was made in English elm, which is now impossible to get. This dining group from the early 60s shows the look.
Expect to pay from £300 for Ercol Windsor dining tables in good condition.
Also look for Ercol dining chairs separately on eBay.
To complete the dining room layout add a vintage sideboard. The Ercol sideboard from the 60s combined modern styling with traditional workmanship and materials. It is a well made and practical piece, better suited to smaller rooms than some of the large Scandinavian style sideboards that were its contemporaries.
Pay from £200 to £300 for the classic Ercol sideboard.
The daybed is a very original design. It can be used as a sofa, or occasional bed. These are very popular today. Expect to pay £200 to £400 for a good one. Restored examples can fetch up to £1000.
Collection and delivery
If you are worried about transport, there are a number of couriers that specialise in furniture collection and deliveryEven if the seller doesn't offer a courier, you can usually arrange for one to pick the item up and deliver it to you. Always contact the seller first though.
By Steven Braggs