Tuesday, 22 December 2009

Oak Welsh Dresser Base c.1790.

More images here of the dresser base from the November 27th post. Now cleaned, restored and repolished and out on the floor looking fabulous. A fine example of a North Wales dresser base from the late 18th.c. Oak throughout with original handles and good shaped door panels, the shelf inside is made of a single board. Altogether a splendid piece of antique Welsh furniture.
Dimensions: 66" wide x 19" deep x 35" high.

welsh dresser
welsh dresser base

Large Oak Refectory Table

Newly arrived in the shop this afternoon is this very large Edwardian oak refectory style dining table. Measuring an impressive 114" in length, by 42" wide and 30" tall it will comfortably seat 10 people.

Victorian Burr Walnut Coffee Table. c.1860.

Plenty of new stock still arriving in the run up to Christmas here on the Collinge Antiques blog. New for today is this superb mid Victorian coffee table with a stunning segmented top of matching burr walnut veneers on a four legged column base. This would have started life as a full height 'loo' table but has been reduced in height to just 19". Beautifully French polished to enhance the fantastic grain of the timber.
Dimensions: Height 19", depth 28", width 50".

antique coffee table
walnut coffee table

Wednesday, 16 December 2009

Mid 19th.c Cylinder Top Desk.

This fine mid 19th.c red walnut cylinder top pedestal desk is new on the floor this afternoon after being repolished and fitted with new leathers in the workshop. The lockable cylinder top lifts to reveal a good satinwood interior with drawers and pigion holes, the desk top then slides forward and the centre section lifts to make a writing slope.
Dimensions: width 48", depth 24", height 42"

Large Fireside Chair

How about curling up here after your turkey and stuffing? This fantastic large Georgian style armchair with carved oak legs and stretcher is new in. Beautifully upholstered it measures an impressive 51" tall and 38" wide.

Tuesday, 15 December 2009

Arts & Crafts Bedroom Suite.

Following on from our Liberty & Co. hall robe (see November 20th) here is some more fantastic Arts & Crafts furniture. This stylish walnut bedroom suite arrived on Friday afternoon. It needs a little restoration and repolishing but retains its original handles and mirrors and its superb inlaid door panels in steel and contrasting timbers. The wardrobe even has its original silk lining. I shall post again when it emerges from the workshop.

Arts & Crafts wardrobe
arts and crafts
arts and crafts bedroom suite

Very Large Mid 19th.c. Mahogany Dining Table.

Apologies for the lack of recent posts. Here are some images of the large extending dining table I mentioned on Friday. With three leaves, extending to a maximum length of 130", it really is pretty impressive - easily seating 12 people. With a good shaped and fluted leg on original casters and repolished by our restorers it is ready and waiting for the great Christmas get together.
Dimensions: width 49", height 28", length closed 55", length open 130".

Mahogany Dining Table
extending dining table
victorian dining table

Friday, 11 December 2009

When the blog goes bad!

Apologies for the lack of recent posts - we seem to be having some technical issues which we hope to have resolved after the weekend. In the meantime lots of great stock is still arriving including an Arts and Crafts bed room suite, a Jaques croquet set, a 12 seater mid 19th.c dining table, good sets of dining chairs, a fine brass footman and a collection of 19th.c. violins. I was even going to post a photo of the christmas tree, oh well... The email is still working fine so if you like to see photos we can send them to you directly.

Tuesday, 8 December 2009

Pair Classical Bronze Figures

This fine pair of early 20th.c classical bronze figures have just arrived here at the warehouse this afternoon. The male figure carries a ram's head and fleece whilst his companion has a stag's head and skin draped over her arm. On square black marble bases, they stand an impressive 27" tall. Excellent colour and condition.

Friday, 4 December 2009

4 Panel Oak Box Settle c.1780.

In need of a little restoration but what a superb piece of country furniture. This handsome oak box settle with a generous seat and four panel back is a new arrival here at the shop this morning. Dating from the late 1700's it is a great mellow colour and with tons of storage below the lift up lid this is a very practical as well as a good looking antique.

Wednesday, 2 December 2009

Very Large Edwardian Oak Double Gate Leg Table.

New this morning is this excellent quality 8 seater Edwardian oak drop leaf table. A double gate leg base with substantial carved barley twist legs and stretchers. In good solid condition requiring only a polish over. When fully open the top measures an impressive 60" x 77".
Also purchased at the same time was an oak dresser of the same period, indeed it is thought these two pieces were originally purchased together when new in the early 1900's.

Monday, 30 November 2009

Early 19th. c. Quarter Veneer Breakfast Table.

A quality piece of furniture to kick start the week. An early 19th.c. tilt top pedestal breakfast table c.1825. The remarkable patterned table top is of 12 sections of excellent quarter veneers in flame mahogany. With a good carved pedestal and veneered base on three well carved feet. The top has not been repolished, retaining instead a lovely mellow colour and original fininsh.
Dimensions: diameter 54", height 29".

Friday, 27 November 2009

Sleeping Beauty - Late 18th.c. Oak Dresser Base.

It seems suprising that Welsh dressers still turn up in unrestored condition but here is proof they do. This superb late 18th.c. oak dresser base with beautifully shaped 'slap on' panels typical of North Wales is a new arrival here at the shop today. It has obviously been neglected for some time but, remarkably, retains all its original handles and is of excellent colour and patina, especially on the top. Cleaned, waxed and with a little sympathetic restoration this sleeping beauty will awaken, ready to receive the attention it deserves!

Thursday, 26 November 2009

Mid 19th.c Mahogany 4 Door Sideboard.

More images here of our mid 19th.c. inverted breakfront four door sideboard which arrived the other day. Now cleaned and polished, with keys for all the doors and looking great. Tons of storage in the three oak lined drawers and large central cupboard flanked by two smaller cupboards. Notice the original bottle drawer to the right hand cupboard.
Dimensions: length 72", depth 23", height 36".

Wednesday, 25 November 2009

William IV Mahogany Chiffonier c.1830.

New on the shop floor today after being restored; this unusual William IV mahogany chiffonier c.1830. A single drawer and cupboard base below a 'cascade' of shelves. Excellent flame mahogany veneers to the door and columns. Original lock and key.

Tuesday, 24 November 2009

New Stock

We have new stock arriving everyday here at the warehouse so please don't hesitate to get in touch if you are looking for something particular. In the meantime here are some images of the most recent additions to our stock. An unusual circular side table with claw feet and matching pair of urn stands in mahogany inlaid with mother of pearl. Probably Japanese c.1920. Also new for today is this mid Victorian, inlaid burr walnut fold over card table c.1880. Both have been restored and repolished in our workshop.

antique walnut card table
card tableantique games table

Monday, 23 November 2009

Pair Mahogany Side Cabinets c.1860.

New for today after being restored and repolished in our workshops is this fine pair of mid 19th.c. mahogany pedestal chest of drawers c.1860.

antique mahogany bedside cabinets
small mahogany bedside drawers

Friday, 20 November 2009

Liberty & Co Hall Cupboard.

Purchased locally and newly arrived in the shop this afternoon is this lovely arts and crafts style hall cupboard. In solid oak with gracefully curved coat hooks on the sides and unusual 'bullseye' leaded glass panel. It was an added bonus when on the back we discovered a label from Liberty & Co; one of the most acclaimed makers and retailers of furniture from this period.

liberty & co hall wardrobe
antique liberty & co.
liberty wardrobe

Tuesday, 17 November 2009

Late 19th.c. Red Walnut Dining Table.

Newly French polished and out on the shop floor this afternoon is this quality late Victorian red walnut extending dining table. With two removable leaves it opens and closes on a corkscrew mechanism with original handle supplied. Turned and fluted leg with original castors. A comfortable 8 seater it would accommodate 10.
Dimensions: 46" x 93" when fully extended. 46" x 59" closed.

antique dining table
extending dining table
antique mahogany dining table

Friday, 13 November 2009

Mid Victorian Mahogany Four Door Sideboard.

A new arrival at the shop on a very wet afternoon here in North Wales. This well proportioned mid Victorian mahogany four door chiffonier sideboard. With three drawers over cupboards fitted with original slides and bottle drawer. In need of a polish but otherwise in very good condition, I shall post again when it is fully restored.

Monday, 9 November 2009

Admiral Fitzroy Barometer

This late Victorian oak cased Fitzroy barometer is new in the shop this afternoon. A mercury barometer with two adjustable markets is accompanied by a thermometer and chemical storm glass. The back of the case carries various of the Admiral's observations on falling and rising mercury which can be used to predict the weather.
Admiral Robert Fitzroy (1805-1865) was one of the most remarkable men of his generation. Made captain of The Beagle aged just 23, he was accompanied on his second voyage to survey the Southern reaches of the South American continent by Charles Darwin. Later in his career he became the founding head of what became the meterological office, charged with collecting and collating information which would help forcast the weather - a crucial advance for a country so reliant on maritime trade. Following the wrecking of the Royal Charter of the coast of Anglesey in 1859 Fitzroy barometers, complete with his observations were stationed at most ports and fishing harbours to be consulted by capatins before setting out. In the 1860's the telegraph system was used to bring Fitzroy news of the weather from across the country and the first daily forecasts began to be carried in The Times.