Friday, 31 July 2009

Georgian Mahogany Press Cupboard.

It is always an extra pleasure to welcome a piece of Georgian furniture into the shop. The quality of the materials, the proportions and the colour are invariably superior to later pieces. Here is a fine example and alo a very practical piece of storage. A Georgian mahogany clothes press with slides in the top section and four small drawers below c.1800. Notice the size and quality of the full panel mahogany veneers in the doors, the good dental cornice and original feet. Typically for furniture of this period the linings in both the slides and the drawers are of oak and quality of construction is excellent.

Wednesday, 29 July 2009

Victorian Dressing Mirror c.1870.

New on the floor this afternoon, after a polish over in the workshop, this wonderful mid Victorian mahogany, full length dressing mirror with two small chests of drawers. It is unusual now to find these pieces complete as they have often been divided into two bedside chests of drawers.

Upholstery Service

As a way of adding a unique piece of furniture to your home, bringing a tired piece of antique back to life with fresh upholstery makes economic and enviromental good sense. By way of an example here is an early 20th.c two seater sofa newly upholstered in a striking modern fabric. Fresh on the floor today it is priced £995. If you have pieces in need of upholstery please email us with images for an estimate of cost and to calculate the amount of fabric required.

Tuesday, 28 July 2009

Tridarn c.1770. More images

More images of the Cwpbwrdd Tridarn which arrived yesterday. Now with the original cornice restored to place and out on the shop floor. This particular example, dating from around 1770, is of unusually small proportions standing 78" by just 55" wide. The small central panels are unusual and the colour and condition are excellent.

Monday, 27 July 2009

Cwpwrdd Tridarn

Pictured here in the not very glamorous surroundings of our workshop is a real star, newly arrived this afternoon. A mid 18th.c. Welsh Cwpbwrdd Tridarn or three piece cupboard, in solid oak c.1750. The tridarn was the forerunner of the traditional Welsh Dresser which began to emerge around this time as the top display section grew to absorb the middle cupboard section, the base remaining largly unchanged. In generally excellent condition, it just needs the cornice putting back on and a gentle clean and polish. I shall post again when it is out in the shop.


Friday, 24 July 2009

Welsh Dresser c.1790.

Another highlight of the last week was the arrival of this attractive late 18th.c. Welsh dresser. Produced in North Wales c.1790. Original throughout, including the handles, it measures just 77" high, 59" wide and 18" deep.

Early 19th.c. Mahogany Wardrobe.

Another splendid storage solution here with this large, early 19th.c. mahogany wardrobe and clothes press. Hanging space in both side pods, drawer slides above a chest of drawers in the centre. Superb quality cabinet making and excellent flame mahogany veneers to the door panels.

Back Online!

Apologies for the lack of new posts this week, I am afraid we have been having a few technical issues! Anyway normal service has now resumed so I can show you some of the things which have arrived recently.
After a quick polish in our workshops we had to find space for this collosus on Monday. A very large and superb quality, early 19th.c. sideboard / press by James Winter of London, c.1820. Measuring an impressive 8 feet in length, it stands 48" tall and 23" deep. Happily it splits easily into three sections, plus top and base, for ease of delivery.

Friday, 17 July 2009

Large Overmantle Mirror. c.1890.

Another new arival this afternoon, this splendid late 19th.c. gilt overmantle mirror width 51", height 67". In fine condition, unusually it retains its orginal jesso top.

Large Extending Dinng Table.

Large dining tables have been hard to find in recent months but new in today is this fine example. An Edwardian mahogany oval extending dining table with two removable leaves. Good shaped leg with ball and claw feet. In need of a little work to match the leaves to the ends which have faded slightly in daylight over the years. Also shown here are a set of 8 Chippendale style mahogany dining chairs which accompany it well.

Wednesday, 15 July 2009

Mahogany Corner Display Cabinet.

New stock is added to the shop floor almost everyday here at Collinge Antiques so it is always worth keeping an eye on the blog or calling in if are in the area (we are about 45 minutes from Chester along the A55). Alternatively you can always phone us to request email photographs of stock if you are looking for something specific.
New for today is this attractive little bow front Edwardian mahogany corner display. Excellent quality with solid oak back and shelves. Good small size being just 17" deep and 72"tall.

Tuesday, 14 July 2009

Edwardian Dumb Waiter.

An elegant and useful piece of furniture which would work just as well as a what-not or stand for a small music system. This Edwardian mahogany and brass dumb waiter is in good unrestored condition.

Monday, 13 July 2009

Set of Eight Edwardian Oak Dining Chairs.

Lots of new stock to add to the blog since I have been away starting with this fine set of 8 Edwardian golden oak dining chairs. Carved backs, original leather seats.

Friday, 3 July 2009

Late 18th.c. Oak Dresser Base.

The blog is off to cool down on the beaches of Pembrokeshire next week so until it returns tanned and chilled I'll leave you with this large late 18th.c oak dresser base c.1790. Three drawes over two cupboard drawers and a bank of drawers in the centre. Great colour.
Dimensions: width 73", depth 20", height 36".

Arts & Crafts Fire Kerb

A new arrival yesterday afternoon; this unusual cast iron, arts & crafts fire kerb. The inside carries the mark NHD presumably in reference to the manufacturer who we have not yet traced. Any information on the history of this company, obviously a quality manufacturer, would be greatly appreciated.
Dimensions: width 4', depth 12", height 7"

Wednesday, 1 July 2009

Elegant Walnut Pedestal Desk

A quality Georgian style walnut pedestal desk c.1920 with 3 drawers to the top which has an original leather and three drawers to each of the pedestals.
Dimensions: width-46" depth-26" height-30"