The client, Richard, wanted a classic silky oak linen cupboard to match an existing piece he has. After trolling the antique stores and the internet, Richard thought he try his luck getting something built. He was convinced that he would never find the true classic north Queensland silky oak but he was delighted when he found Renowned. We have a stockpile of genuine Queensland silky oak and cedar that we’ve been holding for more than 30 years and that’s actually more than 45 years old.
One great find for Renowned Furniture was a government auction back in the late ‘80’s when the state government stopped making school desks and other pieces for government owned buildings and they sold off all their old timber stock. We paid little for it back then but it’s worth a fortune now. The rest is going to become history…
Mark commenced his career as an elite swimmer representing Australia in the 1984 Olympics and 1986 Commonwealth Games.
After Mark’s retirement from swimming in 1992, he joined the family business (Stockwell) established by his parents Bill and Necia Stockwell. Mark is now the Managing Director.
Some years ago, Renowned Furniture was supplying fine furniture and furniture restoration to Mark’s parents. More recently, Mark found a remarkable antique, solid mahogany extension dining table in an antique shop in Woolloongabba, Brisbane and invited us to inspect the table and provide an estimate to restore it. We understand that it was originally imported from UK and was located on a large property station out west. Read more
Jane came to us from an internet search and has had this table for many years.