Tique: Quality, Functioning Antique Cape Doors, Windows & Shutters
Tique are specialists in antique Cape Dutch & Victorian pieces. Here you will find a team ready to help you source working doors, windows and shutters that fit the period of your heritage building.
There is something beautiful and even magical about classic bygone eras. The sophisticated Cape Dutch manor houses on wine farms. Frilly Victorian heritage homes glimpsed on Cape Town streets. And the Cape gables found among the oaks in Paarl and Stellenbosch. From the magnificently simple Cape Dutch designs to the extravagant broekie-lace intricacies of Victorian homes. People subsequently love the idea of restoring these old places back to their old charm. It sounds like a very romantic project. However, it can be a huge challenge to find the right pieces.
Tique’s business is to help people who buy these old beauties, easily source the proper windows and doors, that work and function correctly and fit the period of the building. Says Tique’s director, Sarah Abrahams: “We have been collecting salvaged doors, windows, shutters and other furniture and fittings from Cape Dutch and Victorian buildings since the 1970s, so we have a large stock to choose from. You’ll find front doors, stable doors, double doors, internal four-five-or-six-panel doors, sash windows, small bathroom windows and much more, in teak, Oregon and yellowwood.
“Antique pieces also complement modern spaces. We often help people building or renovating modern homes source old doors and windows that add a lovely warmth and charm to their space. People love the special character and homeliness the texture of the antique wooden pieces brings to contemporary designs.”