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Hawkins and Scuffell has a range of fresh lighting in stock this week.\r\n\r\nAll those unusual lamps we do so well.\r\n\r\nIf you have a bit of an elephant thing going on we have the perfect elephant lamps.\r\n\r\nAll unique and antique.\r\n\r\nCome and have a look!


A great friend of ours Michael B is holding a pair New Zealand exhibitions this month.\r\n\r\nTorpedo Bay was a great sucess and we wish him well for his Matakana show next week.\r\n\r\nWell worth a visit!!\r\n\r\nSALT OF THE SEA, SPECIFIC, PACIFIC SEASCAPES\r\nIncluding oils, watercolours, pastels, monoprint, screenprint and a suite of etchings created onboard the boat.\r\nHeld at the new Navy Museum, Torpedo Bay, 64 King Edward Parade, Devonport.\r\nMarch 1st – 31st.  9.00am – 5.00pm. open everyday.\r\n\r\n\r\n \r\n\r\n \r\n\r\nCOMMENTS -\r\n\r\n’I noticed a series of watercolours exhibited at the Royal Academy Summer exhibition and remember being struck my his exuberance of colour and the original, forceful use of technique. Michael B White is a keen draughtsman with a keen sense of design’.\r\nFred Cuming, Royal Academician, Royal Academy, London.\r\n\r\n’Through his almost casual mastery of watercolour technique, Michael B White builds with gusto his exotic, saturated and glowing colours to produce a dazzling meld of pattern and subject’.\r\nMick Rooney, Royal Academician, Royal Academy, London.\r\n\r\n

Lamping it up

NZ House & Garden’s recent feature on our lamps… Download the full article.\r\n\r\n

"John McClenaghan of recently opened antiques shop Hawkins & Scuffell, in Auckland’s Herne Bay, makes lamps out of interesting old objects." NZ House & Garden, Feb 2012

Home New Zealand article, Dec 2011

Grab the the latest HOME mag for a great read and an article about your’s truly!\r\n\r\n

M. Hawkins & M. Scuffell Have Gone All French!!

Well we dont usually go for the French stuff but we couldn’t resist this fantastic late 19th century butchers table with marble top.\r\n\r\nIts in our window  – check it out!\r\n\r\n


We have just received these fabulous folded books by Francis Rood.\r\n\r\nEach one is unique and they are quite beautiful.\r\n\r\n


BBC radio 4 is broadcasting a riveting five part series on the career and life of Augustus Welby Northmore Pugin (1812-1852)\r\n\r\n\r\n\r\nAlthough his life was short he certainly packed a lot in there!\r\n\r\nPugin (Gothic) and his contemporary Decimus Burton  (Classical) although on opposite poles of the design spectrum have left a huge legacy.\r\n\r\nLondon in particular is the perfect city to see the two styles living side by side.\r\n\r\nGood examples of Gothic Revival are not common here in NZ especially lighting.\r\n\r\nHere is a Gothic Revival, octagonal,period hanging light with bent opaque glass.\r\n\r\nGilt brass.\r\n\r\nSo nice in that it is from a large English country house as opposed to a church meaning that the lantern is not ecclesiastical in style.\r\n\r\nA good size at 1800mm  long and 450mm wide.\r\n\r\n \r\n\r\n 

H&S – Not Just an Antiques Shop!

In our window right now we have a fantastic pair of Danish chairs.\r\n\r\nDesigned by Edvard Kindt-Larsen (1901-1982).\r\n\r\nCarrying the makers stamp France and Daverkosen – one of the best furniture makers of the time.\r\n\r\nThese chairs are unusual in their design in that they completely break apart into four pieces that slot together.\r\n\r\nMade in the early 1950’s they really have some style.\r\n\r\n$3900 pr.

A Little Bit of Gothic

Just popped a great set of four mahogany Aesthetic Movement chairs in the window.\r\n\r\nThe gothic quatrefoil decoration to the back as just great.\r\n\r\nTartan upholstered seats.\r\n\r\nEnglish circa 1880.\r\n\r\n\r\n\r\n 

Opening night photos

A huge thanks to all who turned out on the night. Fantastic to share the opening of our new shop with you . A selection of photos from the evening…\r\n\r\n Continue Reading →