Updated: Jul 13
With a variety of Ercol ranges to choose from, it is often hard to identify whether a piece might be Ercol.
In this post we will focus on identifying the most popular Ercol Range - Windsor.
Ercol comes in an array of woods, tints and finishes as well as ranges. This got us thinking:
What are the identifying features of Ercol furniture? We buy a lot of our furniture either unseen or from a grainy photo so sometimes it is not until it arrives and we see it up close and personal that we can be sure of its true identity.
Ercol labels and how have they changed over time?
These are metallic stickers in gold and blue design (although the gold turns silver when partially rubbed off). They leave a sticky residue which can often be spotted where a label has fallen off.
These are metallic gold stickers - they tend not to leave residue so can be hard to spot where they are missing.
These are solid metal button badges which are recessed into the wood of the furniture.
Where to look?
Rather depends on the badge itself, blue label tends to be discreet but visible on the side of the frame or underneath. Gold label tends to be hidden underneath. Button badges tend to be clearly visible on the side of the frame.
Seats - Back and centre or underneath
Cabinets, units and dressing tables - top left (occasionally top right) of back
Sideboards - top left inside door (occasionally top right)
Settees and footstools - side and underneath frames
Tables - side of the frame and under the tabletop.
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