Collections – White Elephant Trading Company


Our entire collection of antique & vintage indoor furniture for your home.

We love armchairs. We buy pretty much everything we can lay our hands on ranging from the 1850's up to the 1950s. This gives us a huge range of styles to play with - and play we do! Partially or fully covered in vintage African cloth, Hungarian sack cloth, Hessian, denim, linen, cotton, wax cloth - we've tried it all! Sometimes we do just cover them in plain base cotton so you get to decide how to cover them! 

Enjoy the collection......


We've chosen these chairs with that empty corner of your bedroom or bathroom in mind. In a range of pine, oak, elm and mahogany and a great many sizes and styles, hopefully you'll find the perfect piece here...
Metal, wooden or upholstered, we've a range of antique beds that have been lovingly restored here in Kenya.
Choose from our range of dining, verandah or garden benches in a range of European weathered hard woods
Lovingly restored display cabinets and cupboards in a variety of woods, styles and sizes to suit any home interior.
Most of the chaises we find are Victorian (1837 - 1901) so you can imagine - being of a certain age -they're in need of some love. And that's what we do. Re-sprung & upholstered here in Kenya we like to experiment with different fabrics and colours to see them through the next 100 years or so!
We select chests of drawers to fit any bedroom style & size. Made from walnut, oak, elm & pine, they are all beautiful one-off antique pieces that we find in auction houses and antique fairs across Europe.
Antique coffee tables don't really exist - the whole concept of one is quite modern. We invent coffee tables out of old table tops or cut down smaller tables to a coffee table height. Enjoy!

Our collection of contemporary lamps come from the UK and we carry a small stock in-house. If you would like larger quantities we can easily order lamps in for you. Please contact Mary to make an order.

We never have many desk chairs and they are quite hard to find! But we snap them up when we do and restore them to their original glory....
A collection of desks in many styles & sizes, beautiful woods (oak, elm, walnut, pine & mahogany) to suit a variety of home & office interiors.
All our dining chairs have been re-loved here in Kenya. We'll sand them, re-upholster them, re-pad them or re-cane them so they look fresh & fabulous for your dining room. In sets or one-off pieces for those of you who prefer to mix & match, there's a wonderful variety to choose from.
Our collection of antique dining tables range from 4 seaters up to 14 seaters in a wonderful variety of styles and antiquity.
From an English country garden to Africa, all our garden furniture is weather worn and suitable for use outdoors.
We have a great variety of lovely kitchen chairs in oak, elm and English pine. Mix and match to your heart's desire!
Our collection of kitchen tables are generally in English pine and of a smaller size. We always sand them right back to their original wood, seal and wax them - easy to maintain & able to take the heavy use of busy home kitchen.
From grand gilt country house mirrors to funky little Art Deco bathroom ones, we've got an ever-changing range of mirrors that vary in price & style to suit any home.
Welcome to our New Arrivals page. Updated at least twice a month, everything here is fresh out of the workshops - re-loved and ready for sale!

We just can't resist a nursing chair. Such a cozy addition to any home, we completely restore and newly upholster them in either vintage fabrics or plain cottons here in Kenya. Something for everyone, we hope!

An ever-changing collection of smaller tables in European hardwoods that can work as side tables in your living room, a bedside table or little bathroom cabinets.

An eclectic collection of treasures we find on our travels, the accessories collection is a mix of both new and old items, all with one thing in common. They're gorgeous. 


All our ottomans and footstools have been lovingly restored here in Kenya in vintage fabrics found on our travels. Put your feet up and browse the collection...!


Our collection of plain weave linen is 150cm wide, comes in 18 different colours and is suitable for curtains, blinds, cushion covers, table linen, loose covers & light domestic use upholstery

100% coloured linen

Available by the metre

Please contact us as this product is not available to buy on line

We do not guarantee against wear, fading, or dye lot variation. We recommend that all linen should be dry cleaned.

Inspired by traditional Russian designs, the Volga Linen print collection is taken from 18th century lino cuts for textiles featuring bold pattern repeats, geometric shapes and mythological birds. 

100% coloured & printed linen

Available by the metre

Please contact us as this product is not available to buy on line

We do not guarantee against wear, fading, or dye lot variation. We recommend that all linen should be dry cleaned.

Our rugs are hand chosen from Morocco & Turkey. From funky patchwork rugs made up from old kilims to beautiful classic weaves, we hope there is something for everyone both in style and price. Enjoy....
Have a browse through our collection of shelving and storage ideas from open fronted & glass fronted cabinets to trunks, boxes & baskets.
Browse our collection of antique European sideboards, console & hallway tables in a range of different woods, styles and sizes.
All of our sofas are one-off vintage pieces, spanning a couple of centuries and many individual styles. Often bought in a very sad state, we re-spring, re-stuff and re-upholster them here in Kenya. 


An Indonesian Island Collection 

The new collection showcases antique European furniture re-upholstered in rare vintage ceremonial cloths from the islands of Flores, Timor & Sumba; exquisite sculptural pieces from the far flung island of Papua & a range of elegant vintage teak furniture from Java. From Bali we’ve gathered a collection beautiful handmade baskets & antique decorative pieces to adorn your home.

Available on-line and in our Windy Lane store exclusively.

Welcome to the Island Collection

P.S. We are still adding furniture to this collection. If you would like to know when we are uploading new items as they come out of the workshop, please sign up to our mailing list! 

Our collection of 100% linen upholstery fabric is extremely durable as well as beautiful. 

In three different weights in both plain weave and herringbone pattern, it is suitable for heavy domestic use upholstery, curtains, blinds, loose covers and lampshades. 

Available by the metre.

Please contact us as this product is not available to buy on line.

We do not guarantee against wear, fading, or dye lot variation. We recommend that all linen should be dry cleaned.

Gathered from antique fairs & auctions across the UK all these lamps are one-off vintage pieces that we have had checked and re-wired if necessary.
Freestanding wardrobes & armoires are rapidly becoming a thing of the past. But because we're old fashioned at heart, we always carry a small collection for those like-minded folk out there!
Our antique washstands make great bedside tables - or can be converted to take a basin in a bathroom or cloakroom.