Ancient Mariner Furniture as a wholesale furniture supplier; we specialise in providing handcrafted and handmade furniture and accessories to a wide variety of trade customers including shops, interior designers, garden centres and hotels.
We are a family wholesale furniture company celebrating over 20 years trading so we know that quality products and excellent customer service really counts. For this we ensure we keep good stocks of our furniture and giftware. We also ensure we have a flexible delivery system for you including using our own vans or pallet/courier service to keep you well stocked.
We understand that sustainability is an important aspect of finding the right trade furniture supplier. All the wood used in our products is sourced from approved sources and made into furniture and giftware using traditional techniques. Ensuring skills are kept alive and local people are keeping their jobs.
As Mango Wood Furniture Suppliers we know we need to use the very best quality solid mango wood for our furniture. Along with this to keep the sustainability we only have the wood sourced from approved forests, where the fruit has been harvested and the tree is felled once its productive life is over. Our solid mango wood furniture ranges are East Indies and Metro and our newest range Plato
We use the very best wood for our mahogany furniture and as always it is all from approved sources. With a versatile range of pieces from a Mahogany Village TV Stand, a Pacific Mahogany Coffee Table or the Victorian Mahogany Nest of Tables, there will be a piece to fit your setting. Our mahogany furniture ranges are varied with the French influenced Mahogany Village and the simpler Pacific there will be a style for your setting.
Our vintage collection is made from 100% solid plantation mahogany and has undergone a finishing process to recreate good old fashioned honest sun bleached scrubbed furniture, as part of the hand aging process you're going to see deliberate aging marks, uneven surfaces, differing grain colours and levels of bleaching. With all wood it still lives on and we suggest not placing it in direct sunlight or next to heat sources such as radiators. In dry centrally heated houses it will expand and contract and may cause splits and warping to the timber especially on the tops of tables just like the originals we copied have done over the decades.
The wood is unsealed natural finish so if you do have a spillage we suggest cleaning with a damp cloth and for hard to remove stains use a mixture of 1/3/bleach, 1/3ecover detergent and a 1/3 water and very gently clean the area don’t scrub to hard or you will reveal the red mahogany timber beneath.
All our products are made from reclaimed pine or government plantation mahogany, which is grown specifically for furniture production and carefully audited so we can track and trace the timber back to the tree it came from. We comply with all the EU timber regulations which ensures no illegally logged timber is used. Our factory is a joint partnership and family owned, we ensure the small amount of chemicals used to produce the bleached finish are contained in the finishing area and disposed of properly. We operate a sustainable business which does not damage the environment and is employing many people on a fair wage in full time employment. We regularly visit the factory and contribute towards local educational need in local schools.
With the idea of sustainability in mind we have added the eco-friendly Mindi wood. We have used this in the distressed vintage styled Piccadilly and the new Abbey. Again this wood is taken from approved sources and like the mango wood it is felled when the tree reaches the end of its productive life.
None of this commitment to tradition means we cut corners on quality and consistency. All our suppliers are overseen by highly skilled professionals ensuring the finish of our furniture is kept to the same high standard. We keep the village handmade production with the factory quality.
Like anything natural, Ancient Mariner Furniture has a distinctive character and this will only get better with age. Every piece has gone through a lengthy process in construction and is purposefully aged to give it even more character.
We don’t try to hide irregularity in our furniture; in fact we think this gives each piece its distinctive character.