Ah, what a treat this is: An English Rose kitchen — believed to be installed in 1956 — and including an amazing freestanding REVO oven — for sale on ebay in the U.K. Thank you, so much, reader KatieP, for the tip — you have a fantastic eye! And thanks to seller Chris for permission to capture all these photos for historical reference! While I have done several stories on English Rose kitchens, I have never seen and did not know that there was a matching oven. And that it is amazing looking! I believe they were the most popular brand sold in Britain after World War II. I will include all the links to my story about English Rose cabinets at the end. Meanwhile, enjoy these photos, used with permission of the ebay seller.
For sale on ebay through approx. Aug. 15
[sale long over, link now broken]
According to the seller:
This English Rose kitchen consists of the following:
1 off Double Sink Unit 84″ Wide x 22″ Depth x 36″ Height
1 off Floor Cabinet with built in electric hob. 42″ Wide x 22″ Depth x 36″ Height
1 off 42″ Wide Cooker Hood
1 off English Rose – REVO Free Standing Oven, Grill, warming drawer, and storage cupboard – this also controls the 4 electric hobs and still in working order. 66″ Height x 25″ Wide x 24″ Depth
2 off Floor Cabinets 21″ Wide x 22″ Depth x 36″ Height
1 off 7″ Floor Cabinet Filler
2 off Corner Units – Each back ledge = 27″ Height 36″
2 off Wall Cupboards 21″ Wide x 12″ Depth x 24″ Height
1 off Wall Cupboard Unit (3 Cupboards) Overall Size 63″ Wide x 12″ Height x 12″ Depth plus 1 6″ Filler
1 off Wall Cupboard Unit (4 Cupboards) 84″ Wide x 12″ Depth x 24″ Height
1 off Wall Cupboard Unit (4 Cupboards) 63″ Wide x 12″ Depth x 12″ height
The kitchen has now been removed so is ready for collection at any time to suit the buyer.
Overall the kitchen is in good condition for its age, so is perfect for restoration.
- My first story on English Rose cabinets in 2008.
- You can still buy English Rose cabinets made today.
- A place in the UK that sells them refurbished.
- In the UK, there were Anemone and Paul cabinets, too, it seems.