The Fowler family home is an inward-looking affair of ageing artefacts and shabby furniture. The kitchen is a mishmash of scuffed 1970s units and a 1980s fridge that would probably chug audibly in the background if it were ever switched on. There are encrusted spice jars of celery salt and time-bleached rosemary and a back door that's seen more action than Janine Butcher. Faded postcards, pinned on the mantelpiece, date back to 1983, when the series began. The crockery cupboard (brand name Neatette, a product of the 1940s, like Pauline Fowler herself) stands in the corner, stacked with the sort of blue and white china that is the staple of the pound store.
I’ll be watching Eastenders at my next opportunity to see if our Neatette is nicer than Pauline’s.
Then I found this:
Hello, Does anyone know of an auctioneer/auction house that specialises in the sale of CC41 furniture. I have been instructed to sell a 'Neatette' kitchen cabinet/dresser, which is in fantastic condition, and really need some professional advice. Hope someone out there can help, if so contact me via email. Thanks, Sylvia.
Found here at a site which celebrates the 1930s and 40s lifestyle.
I just knew Neatettes were special.