Sunday, 28 December 2008

Mid 19th. Rosewood Chiffonier.

After a brief period of overeating we are back hard at work here at the warehouse where there is plenty of new stock to list. One of the nicest items is this mid 19th.c marble top Rosewood chiffonier. A single drawer above two door cupboard base, original marble, oak drawer linings and beautiful veneers. c.1850.

Tuesday, 23 December 2008

Christmas Opening Hours.

This will probably be the last post before Christmas as we are closed tomorrow. So best wishes to everyone who is reading this from all at Collinge Antiques. I hope you all have a very happy Christmas.

Here are our opening hours for the next week or so:

Christams Eve, Christmas Day, Boxing Day - CLOSED.
December 27th to 31st - OPEN 10.30am - 4.30pm.
New Years Day - CLOSED.
January 2nd 2009 - OPEN 9.00am - 5.30pm.

Canopied Porter's Arm Chair c.1920.

The canopy on a porter's chair was designed to keep the drafts from the neck of long suffering footmen sat in chilly hallways and lobbys. This attractive, early 20th.c French example is highly decorative and in splendid condition.

Friday, 19 December 2008

French Bedside Cabinets. c.1900.

Superb pair of tall early 20th.c. French marble top carved walnut bedside cabinets. A practical design with a small drawer above the cabinet and a hard wearing marble top. With excellent carving to the fronts and each leg, quartered veneers to the sides, oak lined drawer and unsually each cabinet is lined in white marble.

Tuesday, 16 December 2008

Biedermeier Chest of Drawers Writing Slope.

Following the final defeat of Napoleon at Waterloo in 1815 the overblown gilding and decoration of Empire style furniture was replaced with a calmer, more rational, even functional style of furniture design that later came to be known as Biedermeier. Centered around the German speaking and Scandinavian countries it reflected the tastes of the burgeoning middle classes and typically features clean lines with minimal applied decoration, emphasising the beauty of the timber used.
Purchased locally several weeks ago and now out in the shop having been restored and repolished is this superb piece of Biedermeier. A chest of six drawers with a hinged writing slope opening to reveal three small drawers. With distinctive shell handles, large brass escutcheons and superb flame mahogany veneers on solid oak. Notice how the grain of the mahogany continues from one drawer to the other. We even have the original key which fits all the locks.

Monday, 15 December 2008

French Dressing Mirror c.1920.

Just arrived this afternoon this extraordinary French carved walnut dressing mirror from the early part of the 20th.c. With marble topped drawer pedestals either side and featuring original bevelled mirrors, it stands over 90" tall.

Ash and Elm Windsor Chair

Purchased locally at the end of last week and out on the floor this morning after a wax and clean this attractive early 19th.c. ash and elm Windsor chair with an unusually shaped elm splat and good pale colour. Elm was invariably used for the seats of Windsor chairs as its unusual grain gives it strength even when pierced by holes for the fitting of spindles (made of straight grained ash). It is also a softwood so easy to shape for the comfort of the sitter.

Friday, 12 December 2008

Edwardian Oak Filing Cabinet.

Get organised with this fantastic quality Edwardian pale oak filing cabinet by J. Hunter of Manchester c.1910. Solidly made and in great condition, the two drawer pulls on the small top drawers are replacements, otherwise it is in complete original condition.

Tuesday, 9 December 2008

Mid Century Modern Oak Bookcases

New in this afternoon this quality pair of mid 20th.c. British made pale oak bookshelves with adjustable shelves. Nice plain modern lines and solid oak throughout.

Monday, 8 December 2008

Oak Pembroke Table & Tray

An ingeneous and unsual piece of Edwardian furniture design. A delightful oak pembroke table by the Liverpool manufacturers Ray & Miles. Featuring a small drinks tray stored below the drawer. Solid oak, in fine condition.

Friday, 5 December 2008

Edwardian Inlaid Mahogany Wardrobe and Dressing Table.

Two fantastic pieces of Edwardian inlaid mahogany bedroom furniture. With superb quality inlays and oak lined for strength, they are in beautiful condition having been repolished in our workshop.
Wardrobe £1495
Dressing Table £545

Wednesday, 3 December 2008

Victorian Oak Dumb Waiter

Fresh out on the floor this morning after a quick polish this well carved Victorian oak dumb waiter. These were designed to hold and display the dishes and crockery needed for a large meal whilst helping keep the table uncluttered. Ideal for a big family Christmas dinner.

Monday, 1 December 2008

Victorian Mahogany Extending Dining Table.

Here is another great dining table ideal for brining the family together at Christmas. Fully extended it measures an impressive 116" in length x 4' wide and will easily seat 10 or 12 if don't mind rubbing shoulders. Even better, when you want to send the message its time for everyone to go home again you can simply remove all four leaves and wind down the table till it makes a small four seater just 48" x 46". Restored and repolished, good colour and a nice leg with original castor. c.1840.