English Bar made by George Serlin & Sons

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A few years ago I bought a beautiful Serline English bar made by George Serlin & Sons of, I believe, London UK. I believe it to be of the late 30s. I'd appreciate any information regarding the maker and his other productions - and some verification of age of piece.

I have good digital photos if they would help.

regards and thanks...Jim

-- james R. Burton (jrburton@toad.net), October 29, 2001



I recently bought second hand bedroom suite in fantastic condition with the original details card still attached to the back of one of the wardrobes. It was an imported Suzetta Bedroom Suite which was bought to the UK by:

S/erlin & Sons Ltd Furniture Importers & Manufacturers 2/4 Southgate Road New North Road (Canal Bridge) London N1 Telephone: CLISSOLD 8696/97

I'm not sure if that's any use to you but as I live in London, and I'm interested in finding more details about the suite, I will see if the company still exists and if so pass you the details.


-- Steve Porter (sporter.gol@go-regions.gsi.gov.uk), February 02, 2002.

George Serlin was my grandfather and his sons Morris (my father) and Leonard. The business was set up in the early 30s after my Grandfather and his brothers had each gone their own way and set up individual companies. They made and sold a lot of furniture during the pre-war period for Times Furnishing. In the 50s I would go in to the factory and help during the school holidays, they made cocktail cabinets well in to the 60s.

I know that they also imported furniture but don't have more details than that. They also did reproduction furniture in the 60s and 70s.

The company stopped making traditional furniture in the early 70s and made flat pack furniture for Woolworths, changing it's name in the process to HomePac. This laterly became Lancelot Furniture and is still in business although no longer with a Serlin connection. Lancelot are based in Park Street near Radlett, Herts. The current management were with the Company in the 60s and 70s so might be able to shed some light on your queries.

John Serlin

-- John Serlin (john.serlin@ic.ac.uk), June 19, 2002.

I have one of those cocktail bars John Serlin is talking about. I believe it to be produced in the late fifties or early sixties. It's still in a mint condition although I replaced the mirror glass in the upper part. The cabinet is from the Sureline series. There might be some shipping information on the bottom of your piece that gives you an approxomate production date.

Greetings from the Netherlands,


Greeting from the Netherlands

-- Wessel Wildeboer (jazzywezzy@zonnet.nl), December 15, 2002.

I also have a serlin and sons bar cabinet. The tag inside the bar says 1960 model. Please can anyone give me some information on this cabinet as to its value and if it is a repoduction???

-- Lorna Pride (Lpridenjoy4u@aol.com), September 03, 2003.

I also have a mini-bar made by George serlin and sons. It is a sureline product. It only has the tag on the inside cabinet with their name on it. It has lights on the sides that light up and lights up in the mirrored top part when opened. It has a very antique looking connection cord. The mirrors on the inside have martini glasses and shakers in gold. In the center of the glasses and shakers is an ashtray with a lit cigarette. There are no other tags on it that I can see. I was hoping to see if anyone could help me date it and possibly a price for something like this. Thank you very much in advance for any information anyone may be able to contribute.

Jose Carmona

-- Jose Carmona (college_bartender@yahoo.com), November 12, 2003.

I also have a lovely Serlin Cocktail Cabinet. To have look at the beauty check out www.kittykitsch.com in the furniture section.

-- Louise Houston (Lou@kittykitsch.com), March 16, 2004.

i have been looking to buy a cocktail bar for a long time but im having no luck so would you have any info for me where to buy one preferably a flat packed more modern bar thank you

-- ricky langran (rickylangran@amserve.com), November 14, 2004.

i know but ...

-- malin (ljover@126.com), December 06, 2004.

I have a 60s bedroom suite that my parents bought new. The lable on this gives the supplier as L Serlin & Sons Ltd also at the address at the start of this string. The suite is labled as "Antibe" Bubingo veneered and imported. One of the fittings inside the gentlemans' wardrobe carries the name "Reguitti" which is a high class Italian manufacturer, still in business today so I presume that is also the origin of the suite. Unfortunately, I do not have the space to keep this beautiful suite (I wish I did). Does anyone know of someone who might be interested in it please?

-- Carol Mason (carolmason9@btopenworld.com), January 10, 2005.

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