The dining table set, £4900 from Violet Grey.

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Decorative antiques dealership Violet Grey found this chair and table set last year in a brocante in Lyon.

According to the gallery: “It had certainly seen better days, having been abandoned by its owner. We saw through the rust, lichen and grime to see that this had been a very stylish set.”

Following professional restoration, including the replacement of the marble top, the 1930s dining set is now on offer for £4900. The set seats eight and, according to the dealership, “would sit perfectly on most patios”.

Violet Grey specialises in garden antiques, sourcing them from dealerships across Europe. It has more than 80,000 Instagram followers, and often sells works off the social media platform before they hit the website.