If buying British is a good option, why not grab it with both hands?
I am currently working on some proposals for a beautiful house and have been back and forth to the lovely Unto This Last webpages.
Beautifully crafted furniture that doesn’t cost the earth (but does still reflect the time, resources and skill gone into each piece), the company is based in Bricklane and produces the most wonderful pieces of wooden furniture, acessories etc. The only downside is that they don’t deliver outside of London, but hey, a trip to the capital for a bit of shopping isn’t really a chore.
Check out their stuff here..