Schreiber furniture

Schreiber bedroom furniture, 1965

Schreiber was a relative newcomer to the furniture business. Chaim Schreiber came to Britain in the war years to escape Nazi persecution. He started in business by making radio cabinets and he bought a bankrupt furniture business in 1957. By 1967, he was challenging Lebus and Gomme for domination of the furniture market. In the 70s, Schreiber introduced furniture centres, taking complete control of distribution, as well as manufacture. After economic problems in the mid-seventies and a merger with GEC, the Company continued to be one of the biggest names in furniture in the 70s.

Schreiber started in business making radio cabinets for Dansette and other larger electrical manufacturers. In those days, radios were either polished wood veneered or wooden covered with leather cloth. Schreiber  learnt to make good quality and cheap cabinets to exacting specifications. The large electrical manufacturers controlled the market and demanded the cheapest possible prices. Schreiber needed to develop a manufacturing process that could deliver the best quality at the cheapest prices.

This business was doing well, but Schreiber wanted to break away from the control of these large organisations. In 1957, with the profits he made from radio cabinets, he bought the bankrupt furniture maker, Lubetkin. He scrapped the name and made his own furniture.

In the mid-sixties, he made bedroom furniture using a technique he called 'furniture engineering'. His furniture was at the cheaper end of the market. He entered the growing built-in bedroom market in the late 'sixties. His bedroom storage furniture was finished in teak. He was slightly behind the fashion in the late 60s, but nevertheless, the business was so successful that he was able to buy Greaves and Thomas in 1967, adding a quality name to the Schreiber Empire.

Although Schreiber achieved huge success in the late 60s, the Company really came to prominence in the early 70s. By then, Schreiber had an established reputation at the cheaper end of the market.

Chaim Schreiber was a man of strong principles. Always 'Mr Schreiber' to his employees, his management style was directive. However, he treated everyone equally and had a strong sense of what was fair. Schreiber cared deeply for his labour force. In 1970, he abolished clocking in and paid the workers in the same way as he paid the management. He disliked bad manners and admired honesty. If people working for him did well, he rewarded them accordingly.

The one revolutionary aspect of Schreiber 
furniture was the shape of the drawers

Schreiber was able to make good furniture cheaper than any other company. Unlike G-Plan, he never employed a designer, but copied and adapted other designs. The one revolutionary aspect of Schreiber furniture was the shape of the drawers. They were curved for easy fitting. The main reason for his outstanding success in the early 'seventies was his manufacturing skills.

By 1970, his turnover was ahead of that of Gomme. Schreiber's main competitor in the early 'seventies would have been Lebus, but their spectacular failure left the market open.

The furniture market of the early 'seventies split neatly into two sections: well-designed, but expensive furniture and furniture sold mainly on price. There was very little in between. Gomme was a master of design, Schreiber a master of price. These two firms exemplified the different marketing philosophies. Both were hugely successful.

Teak dining furniture also remained popular in all sections of the market. As mentioned earlier, Gomme continued to sell teak furniture successfully. Schreiber also made dining room furniture with a teak finish. Their Tivoli sideboard was very popular; it was simple, modern and inexpensive. The finish, however, was synthetic.

Schreiber also introduced new upholstered furniture in 1973. There was a new sofa and two new swivel chairs. The first, the 'Tivoli', was very similar to designs from the late 'sixties. The second, the 'Castello', was mounted on a circular base. It had deep, buttoned upholstery in imitation leather, Dralon or boucl material. Its padded armrests were similar to the G-Plan saddle range of 1969, but the more rounded shape was typical of the 'seventies.

Schreiber also announced new ranges of bedroom furniture in 1973: the 'Nova' in white and the 'Carolina' in rosewood and white. A nice touch, for the time, was a free set of coat hangers with each new wardrobe unit.

By 1973, Schreiber had furniture for the whole house

By 1973, Chaim Schreiber could claim to have furniture for the whole house. He added fitted kitchens to his already extensive range. An innovative deal with Chaim Schreiber's friend and GEC boss, Sir Arnold Weinstock, meant that GEC Schreiber kitchens could come with Hotpoint refrigerators and Cannon gas hobs built-in. Chaim Schreiber joked at the time that he would have taken over GEC, but Schreiber Furniture was not quite big enough.

Another innovation for 1973 was the 'Schreiber Furniture Centre'. Chaim Schreiber invited applications from the retail trade for shops to become the new furniture centres. They needed to provide 3,500 square feet of floor space and carry around 4,000 of stock chosen by Schreiber. The Schreiber warehouse would carry back up stock and Schreiber vans would keep the centre stocked via 'milk round' deliveries. Schreiber received 800 applications, from which he chose 280 stores.

As well as offering cheap furniture, Schreiber understood some of the frustrations of the buying public. He promised a 21-day delivery time on furniture once ordered from the furniture centres. People were used to having to wait much longer for deliveries. He was prepared to upset retailers in a bid to save costs. He refused to replace furniture damaged in transit. The retailer had to claim a discount and sell it at a cheaper price. Schreiber did not want the extra cost of taking it back.

Schreiber success continued in 1973; turnover and profits were more than double the 1971 totals.

1974 was a bad trading year for the British furniture industry and 1975 was even worse. Schreiber struggled in 1974 after years of phenomenal success. Chaim Schreiber put plans for a new factory at Runcorn on hold. A merger with former partner, GEC, saved his business. Chaim Schreiber became Chief Executive of domestic appliance makers Hotpoint and Morphy Richards, as well as Schreiber Furniture. His old friend Arnold Weinstock thought Chaim Schreiber's common touch would help solve GEC's customer complaints problems.

With high inflation and incomes falling behind, many people took to self assembly furniture in the late 70s. Schreiber catered to this new trend and introduced a flat-pack range. Their 'Nova' bedroom range, also in white with gold coloured handles, was available as a 'Take & Save' pack you could load into the boot of a small family car.

The vast majority of young couples setting up home for the first time still went out and bought teak wall units in the late 'seventies and teak dining room furniture. Schreiber was the most well-known brand.

The furniture trade suffered badly in the final years of the 70s. Several firms went out of business, but Schreiber rode out the tough economic conditions and is still a well-known brand in the home improvements sector today.

Latest news: Schreiber is now at Argos

The Schreiber brand is now at Argos. Argos stocks a range of Schreiber bedroom furniture.

By Steven Braggs

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Your comments on Schreiber furniture

"I bought some bedroom furniture a couple of years ago it was cherry wood veneer I am looking to try and buy another wardrobe to match existing furniture. I originally bought wardrobes from MFI. Any Ideas" Wayne Short

Hi Wayne, I don't know if anyone is stocking Schreiber. You might get lucky on eBay though. There are quite a number of both modern and vintage Schreiber wardrobes as well as bedside tables changing hands on eBay. You might find some new old stock. Retrowow

"I had a Schreiber Camden range of bedroom furniture fitted recently, bought through MFI but MFI failed to send the curved rail for the corner unit!!! I now have a spacious corner unit I can't use - where can I get a curved rail, not just the curved bit but the whole thing?!" Marianna

Unfortunately I can't really help. Retrowow has no connection with MFI who formerly owned the Schreiber brand. Your best chance is to find something similar on eBay. Retrowow

"Can you help me find a supplier of the small plastic 5mm drawer runners to refurb my 1970s Schreiber chest of drawers Thank you" Les Walker

"We are just renovating our spare room which has housed a Schrieber wardrobe that I brought 2nd hand when my son was born and he is now 27. We need to break the wardrobe up to move it and it is proving to be very stubborn. My son stood on the drawer interior and it still refused to give way. He could not believe how well built it was compared to today's furniture. It is sad to think that with the demise of MFI Schrieber may disappear. " Joan

"I have a Schreiber Hiboard which I think we bought in 1970s. Still in good condition even though has been well used over the years as it had good storage capacity. Glass section for glasses etc. Pull down drawer unit for drinks or whatever a sliding door at the bottom and three drawers. Do you know if anyone would be interested in it." mary brett

"Is anyone stocking Schreiber in the UK as we were about to do our daughers room before MFI went into administration??" T Griffiths

As far as I know, Schreiber is no longer stocked. There is some information about the collapse of MFI on the BBC's Watchdog page. See the collapse of the MFI flatpack empire Retrowow

"I am looking for the plastic end stops on the drawer runners the numbers on the runners are 140.450 01. Hope that you can help as the drawers keep falling out onto my feet." Bobby Sharrocks

"I have schreiber bedroom furniture Boston Range in pearwood. I need more wardrobe space has anyone got items or ideas. Help Please." Jacqui Scott

"My husband and I will soon be celebrating our 33 wedding anniversary and are still using our dinning room furniture that we purchased from you when we first got married in May 1976. We have a dinning table and four chairs, that now need re-covering and three units that we keep glass and china in." B. Hudson

"I have Schreiber Pine wardrobe and chest of drawers for sale. Wardrobe has 3 doors - 2 double doors (left and middle) hanging space and 1 hanging and shelving (to the right) 5 drawers underneath (3 upper 2 lower) very solid wardrobe. Chest of drawers 2+4 also very solid pine. Just need the space now as we're moving and have built in furniture - photos available to send via e-mail if wanted - available 10miles South of Norwich. Have a price in mind but make me an offer. Lovely furniture, wardrobe disassembled; would not get rid if not necessary :o)" Bettina email:

"I'm desperately looking to add to schreiber bedroom furniture Boston Range in Pearwood. In particular, tall drawer chests. Can anyone help me!!!" Julie Anthoney

"I just bought 2 round trash cans I think Schreiber wood industries 1965. They have beigh round plastic tops. Were they trash cans or laundry hampers or what? Cant imagine how they ended up here in new mexico. I just thought they looked cool...paid $5.00 each for them. can anybody tell me what they are?" jeff martin goacher

"Where can I buy kitchen schriber other than MFI?" ken gresty

"I am looking for Schreiber bedside cabinet and dressing table to add to my existing suite in Pearwood. Can anyone help." Jacky

"Does anybody know where I can get a dressing table mirror in Boston pearwood please. I do have some spare narrow chest drawer fronts if needed." Wendy Watkins

"Hi! I bought a dressing table (Schreiber) today. It has 'princess-like' decorated drawers and a central jewellry drawer, with a red velvet sectioned insert. The table itself is elegantly long, and slim. It just screams glamour! When I tried the drawers, I could feel the quality. They glide on runners like only the most expensive items do today. Nice deep drawers with a teak finish inside.

Just needs some treatment for the outside finish has become cigarette smoke damaged. What an old fashioned habit - in the bedroom too! Price? Wonderful - 18. Found at the back of a second hand charity warehouse. Im definitely a Schreiber fan now!" fiona taylor

"I too am looking for the chest of drawer runners - do you know where I can get them or similar. " Frances Brown

eBay would probably be a good place to look. Try Retrowow

"A friend of mine gave me his Schreiber chest of draws that he kept in the shed for a few years. it has a musty smell. How can I get the draws smelling nice?" Rahima Macdonald

Hi, Getting rid of musty smells is difficult. Removing the draws and keeping it in an open well ventilated place, outside on a dry day will help. Another alternative is to stuff the draws with paper and remove the paper after a few days and throw it away. It will take time and patience. Retrowow

"I have an original Schreiber bedroom suite in teak comprising of one double wardrobe with central mirror one single wardrobe with built in shelves and shoe rack, dressing table with three drawers and two cupboards, continental four foot six headboard with attached bedside drawers, a tall chest of eight drawers all with the rounded drawers. This was purchased in July 1968 and I still have the original bills. It is in imacculate condition and has been well looked after. I am now thinking of selling it and would like to know the best way to do this and what it is worth? or are there collectors of this memorbilia?" Mrs S Heritage

Hi, Far and away the best place to sell Schreiber, or any retro furniture, is eBay. You will get the best price for it. I would split the lot into different pieces, emphasise the condition, date and the original purchase invoice. You will need some good digital photographs of each piece. There are also couriers on eBay who specialise in furniture delivery. Retrowow

"I am trying to erect a Schreiber wide chest 4 + 2 drawers. The narrow drawer divider panel is much thicker than the remaining panels and requires 3 locking nuts but these need to be longer so that the metal dowels will engage them. All the component fittings were supplied as listed but there is no reference to long locking nuts (the instructions show 13 locking nuts for the panels but in fact there should be 10 plus these 3 longer ones). There has been no trouble with the other chests that I have assembled so far - all of the furniture was supplied by Homebase but no-one there can help. Any suggestions on this problem which is obviously a manufacturing fault." Keith Ashby

"HELP! HELP! I have ordered four wardrobe doors and by an error the order stated four Ivory glass doors and not oak how can i get them changed when the store will not change now I have four doors 670878 in ivory white and wanted four oak doors 659419. How can you get a store to change them." wayne lorden

"I still have a single wardrobe, 2 drawer dressing table with a little shelf, and 3 drawer chest (both on legs) bought by my late parents in 1970 ready assembled from the CO-OP in Shawlands,Glasgow. Until recently I also had their diningroom furniture bought at the same time. All are teak. The drawers in all the furniture are great. They have certainly stood the test of time well. Have been there with my kids, grand-kids and now my great grand-kids Still solid and in great condition. So well made compared to what you can buy today. Want to re-do the spare room but i'm loathe to replace them as they are still so good." Joyce 10/04/2010

"I have an integrated fridge/freezer model no 20034519346-038103003-031, would you be able to send me the manual, as i am experiencing problems with it." irene steele 22/04/2010

"About 12 years ago I bought some wardrobes from MFI they are two doubles and a single
with glass window type tops to take curtains
also sold be MFI, Cherry wood veneer with fancy carved pillars joing the three pieces.These were all by Schrieber. Doe4s anyone know where I might buy some more. Surely there mnust be some MFI stock somewhere." Lorraine 02/05/2010

"How do i get my schreiber wall units off the wall?" Kate 10/07/2010

"I served my Apprenticship with Schrieber in Bolton,and when I got married the Lads and Company gave me a Tivoli bedroom Fitment consisting of two double wardrobes and a dressing unit. That was 1973 and we ecently got rid because the house we now live in is smaller we had to donate it to a local furniture charity. But believe me it is still going strong." Robin 31/07/2010

"I have a Schreiber single wardrobe with shelving which I now want to remove the 3 lower shelves. The shelves are held in with a horseshoe metal fitting with some kind of a screw inside. Would you kindly tell me what I have to do to this fitting to remove the shelves please?" Mary 23/08/2010

"i would like to test your products. please contact me at the above e-mail address. thankyou for your time." donna-marie 25/08/2010

"I have a Schreiber "Display" cabinet with two glass door display areas plus a dropdown drink area on top,with four drawers and a double cupboard underneath.
The problem is that the recessed circular plastic hinges on the dropdown door are broken and need replacing. I am trying to find replacements but unsuccessful,can you help me find some." Norman Everett 05/10/2010

"Have just moved to a house that has cream coloured Schreiber wardrobes. Trouble is they have been marked, can't remove mark, thinking of painting them - whats the best paint to use?" Hazel 06/10/2010

"do you have a catalogue you could send me please s.cowlishaw" sandra cowlishaw 10/11/2010

"I have Schreiber kitchen units o- I love my of the doors has come away and I need help regarding getting it replaced. (Please don't ask me to repair it) there a diy man in Hertfordshire who can do this. Many thanks." Pam Oakley 26/11/2010

"I have a Schreiber fitted kitchen finished in Light Oak (vinyl) and cream. One of the cupboard doors is damaged as some of the vinyl covering has ripped off. Please does anyone know where I can buy a replacement door OR a piece of vinyl to repair it. Howard Partridge 1/12/2010" howard Partridge 01/12/2010

"Homebase now sell schreiber fitted bedrooms." Pear 06/01/2011

"CPW Kristina Distress White Painted Furniture - Contemporary, modern, cheap home bedroom Furniture Sale London, Oak, Pine Living Room Furniture, leather dining room chairs, solid dining tables furniture, oak, pine wardrobes, chest of drawers, Hi fi,Tv uni" linktolonkar 20/01/2011

"we purchased a nest of tables from Argos cat/number 614/1925.we would now like to purchase the smaller table of the two is this at all possible?" Harry Mitchell 28/01/2011

"In the late seventies I found myself working for Mr Schreiber at Hotpoint factory in North Wales,I can remember the changes he made,he did away with clocking in also paid time and half for holidays,he also gave furniture vouchers to the value of two weeks pay when workers got married,all in all they were happy days." Greg Senior 04/02/2011

"Re: Greg Senior comments this month. I was Sales Director for Schreiber Furniture in 1975. A difficult man to work with, very dictatorial, and self opinionated. Money was good though. Left after 6 months. Not a happy experience. Mike Pitson" Mike Pitson 23/02/2011

"we have had a schreiber table for well over 30years, it has seen many parties & 3 robust boys using it, so it has many scratches & worn parts on the suface,can anyone advise me how to bring the table back to nearly new, thanks in anticipation sue" minimanor 07/03/2011

"We have a Schreiber Pembroke kitchen which is still in excellent condition apart from two 600mm wall cabinet doors. Does anyone know where I might be able obtain replacements for these doors?" Stevie B 24/03/2011

"I bought a Yardley chest of drawers (4+3)but i was very dissapointed with the quality. Although the drawers were machine dove tailed they were crammed with wood filler because of ill fitting joints. They looked as though it was built by an novice. One drawer base was split joints on front of cest were very poor. I feel this puts the name of Schreiber at risk. I have previously bought your products which have always been good. Whats gone wrong?" Pauline 05/04/2011

"I have recently purchased Schreiber fitted wardrobes (which incidentally look fab ) at the time of ordering I bought the cornice to go around the top but I actually prefer it without - Homebase wont take them back so I have 2 x 3m lengths of Oak cornice - still in the packaging they were delivered in - for sale. Were £60 but am willing to take £40 - Any offers - leicestershire area" Diane Neal 19/08/2011

"Bought a Schreiber headboard unit in the 70's and the white leather on it needs replacing. Can anyone help?" MEG 26/09/2011

"I brought schreiber boston bedroom furniture in pearwood finish, just before mfi ceased trading in 2008. I need to buy chest of drawers and bedside tables in the same design. Any Help in finding them please" chris howton 30/11/2011

"Hi there, this maybe a shot in the dark but I'm looking for a couple of replacement doors for my mums 1979 schriber kitchen units, the name or colour is vellum. They have a gold anodised? full length finger handle." martin 13/02/2012

"I want to send Screiber some photographs but do not have an e-mail address .Can anyone help?" Rita Mooney. 21/02/2012

"Son not thinking or asking took to local dump my perfect ivory with stencilled flower headboard to local dump along with defunct divan base! Argos, etc. only sell complete bedrooms which I already have. Can anyone help. Have tried e-bay for months.R" Ila 23/02/2012

"We ordered schreiber bedroom furniture from Homebase and were given a delivery date of round about Feb 8th 2012, it is now March 5th 2012,we have been in touch with homebase but still nothing." Teresa 05/03/2012

"An update from my last message of 5/3/12.
Homebase have given us a delivery date of April 2nd, original date was round about Feb 8th 2012!!!!!." Teresa 06/03/2012

"We too ordered Schreiber bedroom furniture from Homebase on 21st Jan, and have just been delayed delivery again until 22nd April!! Teresa, have you received yours yet?" Janice 23/03/2012

"does anyboby know the scheiber head office address?" k m moore 23/03/2012

"Hi Janice
Today is 2nd April, our furniture we are told will be delivered today, we asked could this be before 1.45pm and were told that should not be a problem as there are only 3 deliveries before us, got a phone call on the day to say between 1-3pm. They should not be allowed to get away with this appalling service, good luck with your delivery." Teresa 02/04/2012

"Hi Teresa
Many thanks for your reply. Did it all work out in the end? I have visions of it being broken or half missing when it finally does arrive. Was it ok? Incidentally, I made a complaint to Homebase and receieved a very apologetic e-mail in return stating 'I can confirm that we will be happy to discuss a gesture of goodwill once your order is complete, in light of these delays.' Whatever that will mean! If you haven't done so already I suggest you do the same.
Our next 'should hear' date is 22nd April.
Janice" Janice 14/04/2012

I am trying to dismantle a schreiber 3 door wardrobe.
Do the shelves lift out - after first turned the fixing piece - or do the sides of the unit need to be separated in order to release the shelf?
Thanks in anticipation.
Ken." ken FRANCIS 20/04/2012

"Hi Janice
Our bedroom furniture was delivered when we were told it would be and yes it was all there, the drivers have to scan everything when they have got the furniture in your house.
When I complained to homebase and to schreiber on the homebase phone there was not any mention of compensation,
I will be intereted to hear if you do get anywhere, have you had your order delivered yet.
Teresa" Teresa 06/05/2012

"I'm searching for a 'Mayfair' schreiber 600ml drawer front, is there anyone who stocks discontinued schreiber products?" carol hall 16/07/2012

If Schreiber living room furniture is described as 'vintage retro' and 'teak' would this mean it is original design and not contemporary, and made of solid wood and not veneers?" Brandon 27/07/2012

"Hi Brandon,
The original Schreiber range made in the 60s and 70s was teak finish. However, it was not solid wood. In fact someone took Schreiber to court in the 70s claiming that there was no real teak in a dressing room table. Schreiber won.

The Schreiber brand has been attached to modern style furniture recently. There is no attempt to recreate retro styles as in G-Plan Fresco.

Best regards" Steven 29/07/2012

"I recently bought a solid oak coffee table and nest of tables, in schreiber, windsor range, off ebay, brand new, and its fantastic and, definitely real oak not veneer." jane curley 01/08/2012

"Where can I obtain runners for a chest of drawers bought in the 1970s 29.5cm long and 2cm wide" Peter Norton 09/08/2012

"Hi I have shreiber bedroom wardrobes with dresser attached in middle. Problem is one of the circular flush handles is missing. It is flush in the door half circular wooden type. I don't know when this piece was manufactured but can anyone help me find a replacedment. At the moment there is just a circular space for the missing piece.
Thanks" Brenda Garrard 11/11/2012

I have a Schreiber bureau unit, and one of the plastic runner bits have broke, any idea where I can get another one??" laura 14/12/2012

"Schreiber chest of drawers approx 25 years old, require 2 pair (4No) seta of plastic stop ends (LH&RH)end elevation 15mm x 12mm x 10mm deep in the shape of a square letter "C" with the insert approx 6mmx6mmx6mm." 12/01/2013

"I bought a Schreiber Sebastian bed from Argos and one of the plastic legs that sit in the middle of the bed has snapped, does anyone know where I can get a replacement please?" Lisa Whyte 17/01/2013

"I have a double Schreiber Boston wardrobe which will no longer be needed in a few weeks from now (27 Jan 2013). I'm near Cambridge. Both doors are mirrored. Let me know if you are interested." Richard Bystry 27/01/2013

"Please check out my Schreiber Wadrobe and 2no Chest of drawers on Ebay at the moment.

Be great of they could go to a good home rather than the local tip.

Cheers Andy
June 1st 2013" andysap 01/06/2013

"Are you able to tell why my Schreiber storage bin has a military broad arrow on the base?, were they actually issued to the miltary?.
The bin is made in bent plywood and has a plastic lid.There are some numbers etc printed on the base (schreiber wood industries Ltd.June 1963.7105-99-120-3785.
01-64-060).I would be very grateful if you can tell me ANYTHING about my bin!.I have been unable to find out anything about it!!.
Kind regards,Chris" chris green 23/06/2013

"Hi Chris,
Before Schreiber became more well known he made furniture for other people, most notably radio cabinets. He could very well have made pieces for the military." steven 24/06/2013

"I would like to buy two complete sets of gold ring handles for two single early-mid seventies wardrobes, white with louvered fronts and each with a pair of doors up above the main pair (so, two pairs of two rings for each wardrobe and one pair slightly smaller than the other). Hope this is possible. Thanks." Mrs Thomas 26/07/2013

"Dear Mrs Thomas,
Sorry we don't sell parts from this website. eBay is probably your best bet. Alternatively try Homebase or other DIY stores to find something similar. Best regards" steven 27/07/2013


I own a three piece Schreiber suite from the 1960/70s era and am try to find out what the model is called. It looks exactly like the red one in the image above but I can't make out the writing underneath as it is too blurry. It is the Penthouse group?

Thanks!" Lisa Gibson 26/06/2014

"I bought schreiber cream bedroon units in 1982 I would like to purchase exta units ie if anyone has any to sell" Pat Evans 28/09/2014

"We moved into a cottage that was too small for wardrobes so we purchase self-assembly Schreiber wardrobes. They are AWFUL. The doors were warped and we waited sis weeks for a replacement & when these arrived they were the same. Some hinges were missing & we are trying to find some. Don't buy them." Jan Lindsey-Clark 05/11/2014

"i bought a three piece bedroom units with the early 70ts it still has original handlesand as good as the day i bought it
It comes in three parts witj wheels and top boxes ubfortunaty i have to downsizenand have no room for it could you tell me if it has any value thank you" linda brooks 01/04/2015

" i need a replacement schriber built in fridge model no APM 6115, does anybody know where i can get one?" brenda rawlinson 28/06/2015

"Just dismantled parents Schreiber wardrobes only my hubby & brother in law carried the side panel with doors attatched upside down & managed to loose a hinge pin. Not amused its the only wardrobe weve managed to get up our cottage stairs without cutting in half. Brilliant design. Can you please help me? (door hinge pin)" Diane Hurrell 29/06/2015

"Hi I wnder if you can help me find out about my schreiber bedroom furniture it's corners are alll curved and the doors are curved as well , they look Art Deco ,there isn't any info or pictures to give me any history of this furniture . They are not self assembled .H" John Kane 16/08/2015

"Have Schreiber wardrobe and want to take top shelf out, but there seems to be a pin at the side holding it. Any ideas how I get the shelf released." Pauline Heaney 23/11/2015

"One of the on our bedroom furniture has sheared off. Could you please advise me where I can get replacement. They are the antique handles on dark oak." Mrs Dawe 13/01/2016

"We have a Shriebercabinetthat had a two small glass sliding pieces that I fell and broke when falling against and I am requesting to know if I can replace them" Stanley Lee 14/03/2016

"We have just bought a house with some Schreiber bedroom furniture but the drawers are 'sagging'. I have seen some items on Ebay that fix sagging drawers but not sure if they will work on plastic sided drawers - has anybody had this problem and if so how did they fix it? Also, one of the wardrobe doors has a missing handle, can anyone advise where I might get replacements. Thanks" Linda 17/06/2016

"Hi we have spent over 30,000 on a kitchen of yours and homebase have appalled us in the way it's fitted and think you should know that they are not fitting expensive kitchens very well infact it's awful and now hate one your kitchen!" Gemma 16/07/2016

"Can you advise me where i can see a showroom, not B&Q or Argos. I'm in the Glasgow area." John Peevor 12/02/2017

"Hello, i was wondering if you can help me age a set of chairs, some one was, would you believe throwing away.

I have completely fallen in love with them, label on bottom of hair reads,
Schreiber Upholstery
cover range 'P'
98% minimum Viscose

Best Regards
Elizabeth" Elizabeth Dutton 20/07/2017

"Do you know if it possible to buy some Audley Sage Corner Base cupboards please?" john brown 31/07/2017

"I have three matching chest of drawers in light oak They were purchased twelve years ago and are inperfect condition . I am currently selling them for £150. To be collected in East Cheshire ," Vicki w Worley 19/01/2018

"great stuff!
I have been been given a chest of drawers exactly like in your main photo (at the front of pic)
do you know what year it was made/designed?
kind regards, & thanks for great article" Tina 28/03/2018

"Hi Tina,
The picture at the top of the page is from 1965. It is very early Schreiber. Best regards" Steven 28/03/2018


I recently found myself a lovely wardrobe in a local 2nd hand store. I love it and want to see if I can find more furniture to match it however I don't know where to start . Only know its Schreiber. It looks art deco and has brass handles and a gold trim - any ideas of the range name would be really helpful?" lyn 03/07/2018

"I am looking for a Schreiber teak bedside table/cabinet to match up to the dressing table and chest of drawers I already have. Has anyone got one within a 50 mile radius of Southport Merseysie that we can collect?" Rita - 11/09/2018 11/09/2018

"Im looking for Schreiber oak shaker 3drawers size w100cm/h72.5cm/d49cm" Thomas 14/09/2018

"Does anyone know where I can get spare slats holders for a Schreiber Alysa bed off white? Thank you.." Garry Starkings 16/11/2018

"I have a Schreiber rosewood piece. It appears to have some dull areas. Can anyone tell me anything about the synthetic finish and how to care for it?" Jim 19/2/2019 20/02/2019

"I need 4 pcks of flooring does anyone know anyone who has Schreiber caramel flooring for sale" Madeline 13/01/2020

"I bought Schreiber cream wardrobes in 1982 , I have been trying to buy more units for a long while , can anyone help me ?" Pat Evans 28/06/2020


"Have a Schreiber bureau the drawer of which requires two replacement drawer runners. The drawer is wooden sided with a groove slightly over 3/8" width x 1/4" depth. The Runners have a tongue for the groove 38" width and the runners overall width is 3/4" which snap into the cabinet frame with plastic / nylon studs moulded into the runner. Anyone know where I may source replacements?" Dennis 30/10/2020

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Retrowow - vintage, retro and social history

20th Century History ★ Antiques & Collectibles

Retrowow - vintage, retro and social history

★ 20th Century History ★ Antiques & Collectibles ★