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October 24, 2012

Little Linley Collection Gives Children Gift of Luxury

By Pardhasaradhi Gonuguntla

London, United Kingdom—Reported by Elite Traveler, the private jet lifestyle magazine

Sure to be treasured throughout life, Little Linley is a new collection of sophisticated gifts and accessories which make ideal christening, birthday and special occasion gifts for children.

The core of the little Linley collection is inspired by animals children adore, whether they be giraffes, ducks or elephants, and comprises photograph frames, jewelry boxes, piggy banks and toy chests. These can be personalized by the addition of a sterling silver plaque which can be engraved with initials, dates and messages. The animal pieces are beautifully crafted in sycamore, ripple sycamore, faux bone, burr elm, grey sycamore, silky oak and nickel plated brass, and are handmade in Great Britain by some of Linley’s finest craftsmen. The animal motifs are depicted using marquetry, a meticulous discipline whereby veneers are cut to a design and pieced together to form a pattern before being applied to a solid base, in this instance either giraffes, elephants, pigs or ducks.

In addition the collection includes sumptuous cashmere pieces. Using precious fibers sourced directly from the originating countries, the cashmere is lovingly hand-woven by professionals with over 30 years’ experience in the famous textile region of Biella in Italy. The cashmere blankets and cushions are available in pastel shades and can be personalized with embroidered initialing.

An adorable addition to the Little Linley collection, the Steiff Linley Bear proudly bears a ribbon in the Linley color and a sterling silver tag featuring the Linley logo, which can also be personalized. The Linley bear is handmade in Germany by skilled craftsmen using a design that is over 100 years old. Equally unique is the Linley height chart, in walnut with sycamore gradations and inlaid blackboard. It stands at just over 6 feet tall and is accompanied by a permanent white chalk pen for marking initials and dates as little ones grow. A perfect addition to any playroom, kitchen or study.

Each piece in the Little Linley Collection tells a story which adults and children alike will enjoy.

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