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Hand Crafted Masterpieces – The Ashton Grove Story

Hand Crafted Masterpieces – The Ashton Grove Story

Bored with being a builder, Robert Hood recognized that there were opportunities in the traditional furniture making craft, by producing furniture in time honoured styles on a boutique scale.

Robert assembled a team of ten master tradesman and established contact with suppliers of sustainable grown quality furniture timbers. Fifteen years on and with 4 successful showrooms in New Zealand and Australia, the latest edition is Wellington.

“We are having a very good response to the introduction of our Ashton Grove furniture range from Wellington buyers,” says Robert. “There’s recognition in the market that the traditional styles of furniture are enduring and suit today’s modern architecture and apartment living as much as the large family home. Our specialty is reproducing timeless French Provincial, Spanish and Welsh pieces.”

At Ashton Grove, you are part of the creation right from the start. “We have a range of pieces in our showrooms to buy from, or you can commission a piece to your specifications. We work with the client from the design right through to the delivery stage and in some cases even visit client homes to discuss requirements to aid in creating their masterpiece.”

Clients of Ashton Grove furniture appreciate that all pieces are hand made and hand finished using traditional washes, shellacs, oils and waxes.”

From their selection of French Oak, New Zealand Elm, Walnut, and American Cherry, their furniture cannot be faulted.

Ashton Grove has a large client base in New Zealand and Australia and they have even sent their furniture to clients in Hong Kong, England, America, and Germany.

“Once people purchase their first piece of Ashton Grove furniture, they keep coming back to purchase further items. We have amazing client loyalty.”

Ashton Grove has an extensive collection of its tables, chairs, sideboards, hall tables and cabinets on display in its showroom at 253 Wakefield Street, Te Aro Wellington.

The company is also the NZ Distributor for the richly designed and textured Boyac Fabrics Australia.


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