Wednesday, 30 September 2009

Late 18th.c. Welsh Oak

Following on from the fantastic Welsh dresser posted yesterday (see below) here are a couple more bits of period Welsh oak furniture. A good three drawer dresser base on legs with a well shaped apron . These are more typical of mid and South Wales rather than the cupboard bases preferred here in the North. The drawer runners could do with some attention but otherwise colour and condition are very good. £1495
Also arrived yesterday was this wonderful oak cwpwrdd deuddarn or two piece cupboard from North Wales c.1780. Solid oak throughout. In need of a little restoration it is priced £2995 in its present condition.

antique deuddarn
oak cupboard
oak dresser
welsh dresser base

Victorian Day Bed.

Another new arival today is this Victorian day bed c.1870. Clean upholstery and a good leg with the original castors. Identical on both sides, this can be use as a left or right hand chaise.

victorian day bed chaise longue

Massive Victorian Oak Dining Table. c.1870 .

A busy morning here at the shop taking delivery of several interesting new items. Amongst the most notable is this huge Victorian oak wind out dining table. Extending to accomodate three original leaves, the overall dimensions are a very impressive 10'5" x 4'6. This is a comfortable 14 seater dining table. In good original condition but in need of a little TLC. I shall post again when it emerges from the workshop.

antique oak extending dining table
large antique oak dining table

Tuesday, 29 September 2009

Wonderful Welsh Dresser c.1780 - Original Throughout.

Delighted to be able to bring you photos of our wondeful new Welsh dresser this morning. Out on the shop floor today after being cleaned and waxed over the weekend, this is a really remarkable example of what is still the most highly regarded piece of traditional Welsh furniture.
Measuring an impressive 85" wide x 86" tall it is in superb condition, constructed of solid oak throughout with original oak drawer linings, floor and back boards and original brass handles and knobs. A well proportioned rack with unusual carved cornice and reeded column sides sits above six small oak lined 'spice drawers'. A breakfront base features a central bank of four large working drawers, flanked on either side with drawers and cupboards. With quater columns and an unusual shaped bottom rail. This wonderful piece of Georgian country funiture would have been produced in North Wales in the late 1700's.
£8995 including full dresser set of plates.

large welsh dresser
antique welsh dresser
welsh dresser with spice drawers

Friday, 25 September 2009

Sheraton Revival Sideboard.

Repolished and out on the shop floor this morning this unusual inlaid mahogany sideboard c.1910. The fine inlays, rounded ends and brass rail are all evidence of the revival of interest in the furniture of the great Georgian designer Thomas Sheraton which began around this time.
Dimensions: width 93", depth 27", height 37".

Wednesday, 23 September 2009

Metamorphic Side Table.

Here's an unusual item for today's blog, restored and repolished and new on the shop floor today. Lift the top of this rare piece of early Victorian mahogany 'metamorphic' furniture and it from changes from a simple side table into a three tier serving buffet. In excellent condition with a very smooth mechanism. c.1850.

victorian side table
victorian buffet

Mahogany Bow Front Chest of Drawers

Early 19th.c. mahogany bow front chest of drawers. The oak drawer linings are evidence of age and quality. This one probably dates from around 1840. Original knobs and feet.

Tuesday, 22 September 2009

Mahogany Library Bookcase c.1830.

An imposing and superb quality piece of antique furniture for today's blog. This tall early 19th.c. mahogany bookcase is new on the floor today having been restored and repolished in our workshop. Good glazed bookcase top on a base with two drawers above a cupboard base fitted with drawers. Excellent flame mahogany veneers, cluster column detail on the corners and an unusual two thirds / one third division on the doors.
Dimensions: height 92", width 48", depth 24".

antique bookcase
mahogany bookcase
antique mahogany bookcase

Monday, 21 September 2009

Edwardian Oak Pedestal Desk.

Fine quality small Edwardian oak single pedestal writing desk. Good reeded leg and and oak drawer linings. The brass gallery is designed to prevent pens and papers slipping of the back of the desk top. Repolished and fitted with a new skiver, the desk retains its original handles and castors.
Dimensions: width 42", depth 22", height 29"

antique oak desk
oak desk
antique desks

Sunday, 20 September 2009

Envelope Card Table c.1890.

A few more images of the late Victorian walnut 'envelope' card table, now repolished and out on the shop floor. The name refers to the way the table top unfolds to reveal the laying surface below. This one is unusual for retaining its original cloth.

envelope table
antique card table
games table

Friday, 18 September 2009

Pair Edwardian Armchairs.

Newly upholstered in Sanderson's Cornucopia linen these fine Edwardian tub chairs. Not actually a true pair, they are remarkably similar each with a good ball and claw foot and almost identical proportions.

antique armchairs
edwardian tub chairs
pair armchairs

Thursday, 17 September 2009

Victorian Mahogany Chiffonier Sideboard c.1860.

A perfect partner to the dining table below, this large early Victorian mahogany chiffonier sideboard with unusual architectural styling. Three drawers over an inverted breakfront cupboard base, the left hand cupboard features the original bottle drawer. In excellent condition having been repolished in our workshop.
Dimensions: length 72", depth 24", height 36".

antique mahogany sideboard
victorian sideboard
welsh antiques

Tuesday, 15 September 2009

10 Seater Extending Mahogany Dining Table.

New for today this large, early 19th.c. extending mahogany, D-end, dining table with three removable leaves. A good narrow leg suggesting a date around 1840, with original castors. Though pictured here with eight chairs it will comfortably seat 10 or 12 at a squeeze. In excellent condition having been repolished in our workshops.
Dimensions: length 109" (including 3 x 21" leaves), width 50", height 29".

antique mahogany dining table

Rosewood Canterbury c.1850.

Superb mid Victorian rosewood 'Canterbury' designed to hold sheet music or, more commonly these days, papers and magazines. The name derives from a particular style of dumb waiter produced by Sheraton for the then Archbishop of Canterbury. With a single drawer in the base. Fully restored and repolished.

antique rosewood canterbury
antique rosewood canterbury

Monday, 14 September 2009

A Quick Facelift!

A rare image of Mr Collinge actually doing some work! Here renewing his profile on the signs on the side of our building.

Friday, 11 September 2009

Oak & Ash Farmhouse Kitchen Table c.1820.

Large, simple farmhouse tables are one of those things, like distressed leather chairs, which you might expect to find in any antique shop but are actually rare and sought after. This is fine early 19th.c example with an oak base, a top made of three broad thick ash boards and a single knife drawer on one side. In good unrestored condition it measures an impressive 93" long, 34" wide and 30"high.

farmhouse table

antique farmhouse table

oak farmhouse table

Llanrwst Dresser c.1770.

Another glorious piece of early Welsh furniture new for today's blog. This superb Welsh dresser produced in the venerable market town of Llanrwst in the Conwy valley around 1770 has been setting pulses racing since it arrived here in the shop. The shaped panels and bellied rack sides are evidence of its local origins as are the quality of the timbers used - note the original oak back boards. The shaped cornice is an unusual and attractive original feature. It is remarkable to think that in over two hundred years this dresser has probably moved less than 15 miles!
width 68", depth 19", height 80".

Llanrwst dresser
welsh dresser
antique welsh dresser

Tuesday, 8 September 2009

Welsh Oak Cwpwrdd Deuddarn c.1770.

After a brief hiatus something special for the blog today. Newly arrived this afternoon and purchased locally this superb Welsh oak Cwpwrdd Deuddarn. Good small size with well shaped panels and unique tassle droppers on the hood. Typically for a piece of this age the hinges and some of the brass has been replaced, otherwise in remarkable original condition with original oak floor, back boards, drawer linings and shaped shelf in the base. Excellent colour.

welsh oak deudarn
welsh oak deuddarn

Sunday, 6 September 2009


Friday, 4 September 2009

Edwardian Mahogany Tub Chairs.

A couple of photos of the pair of Edwardian inlaid mahogany tub chairs from last Wednesday's post. The frames are shining now they have had a polish over in the workshop. The upholstery is a bit twee perhaps but the shape of the frames is excellent, the horiziontal bars give them a slight Art Deco feel. Reupholstered in a suitably neutral fabric they would look very stylish.

Thursday, 3 September 2009

Chinoiserie Bedroom Furniture c.1920.

Two attractive pieces of early 20th.c. Chinoiserie furniture. A small bedside cabinet with single drawer above a cupboard and a matching linnen basket with lift up lid. With Chinoiserie style lacquered decoration on the front, top and both sides. Both date from around 1920 and both are priced at £195.