Friday, 28 January 2011

Pair Red Leather Chesterfield Sofas.

Quality leather Chesterfields are not a common find and a true pair are rarer still. This wonderful pair of vintage red leather low back chesterfield sofas c.1950 are a new arrival today. Superb quality manufacture, attractively worn but still in very good condition. I can't think we have ever had such a nice pair in stock.
Dimensions: width 66", depth 36", height 28".

Mid 19th.c. Mahogany Chiffonier c.1860.

Excellent quality mid 19th.c. mahogany chiffonier c.1860. With two drawers above a two door cupboard base fitted with shelves, slides and the original bottle drawer. In great condition having been restored and french polished in the traditional manner in our workshops. Keys supplied.
Dimensions: width 42", depth 20", height 37".

Retro Leather Sofa

Great retro design black leather three seater sofa on black steel legs c.1960. Some damage to the back, otherwise in very good condition. The leather of the cushions is nicely broken in.
Dimensions: width 75" depth 30", height 27".

Wednesday, 26 January 2011

Cwpwrdd Tridarn c.1750.

Delighted to welcome this fine oak Tridarn to the shop this morning. The Welsh Cwpwrdd Tridarn (or three piece cupboard) is recognised now as a distinct form unique to the area which comprises Snowdonia and the area around Caernarfon. Produced from the mid 17th.c. until the end of the 18th.c. it is an adaption of the more common court cupboard. With the addition of a canopied top tier providing an area for the display of the household's best table ware protected from dirt and soot of an open fire. Over time this display section grew to include several shelves, the middle was lost and the form of the typical Welsh dresser emerged.

collinge antiquesToday's new arrival is a splendid example of the form. A good sized canopy with turned columns and shaped side panels above an attractive central section with two small cupboard doors either side of a delightful set of four small drawers. With a two door cupboard base featuring the same well shaped fielded panels. Unusually small proportions, excellent colour and quality timber, solid oak construction throughout, original backboards.
Dimensions: width 53", depth 19", height 72".

welsh dressr

Tuesday, 25 January 2011

Very Long 18th.c. Oak Refectory Table.

A spectacular new arrival here this afternoon. This wonderful mid 18th.c. refectory table has a three plank top which measures a remarkable 9'8". Great colour and patina, some later work and restoration on the base though it does retain its original one piece oak stretcher.
Dimensions: length 116", depth 28", height 28".

19th.c. Indian Ornamental Chest.

Something a bit different for this morning's post. A 19th.c Indian hardwood coffer wonderfully decorated with extensive pierced and studded brasswork, brass bound corners and a large clasp. With three working drawers in the base and candle box inside.
Dimensions: width 47", depth 20", height 20".

Monday, 24 January 2011

Edwardian Sliding Door Cabinet.

This low Edwardian mahogany cabinet is an unusual piece of furniture. With an arrangement of pigeon holes behind the two sliding doors it would appear to be piece of period office furniture. The previous owner however made good use of it as TV stand, with the various boxes hidden inside together with DVDs and computer games. Excellent colour and condition.
Dimensions: width 53", depth 17", height 22".

Late Georgian Mahogany Chest of Drawers

This fine example of the classic Georgian mahogany chest of drawers is a new arrival here today. Beautifully proportioned with a two over three drawer arrangement and retaining its original handles and feet. Unrestored but perfectly usable in its current condition.
Dimensions: width 45", depth 21", height 38".

Thursday, 20 January 2011

Small Victorian Red Walnut Pedestal Desk.

More fresh stock emerging from the workshop this afternoon. This petite late Victorian red walnut pedestal desk c.1890 has been cleaned, traditionally French polished and fitted with a new leather. Featuring hardwood drawer linings and original handles. Key supplied.
Dimensions: width 42", depth 24", height 28".

Wednesday, 19 January 2011

Camphor Wood Sea Chest.

A great relic from the days of long sea passages, this mid 19th.c. brass travelling chest is of solid camphor wood, which not only lent its attractive aroma to garments stored inside but also protected them from insects and moths. Cleaned and polished in our workshops it is original throughout including the heavy brass handles on each end. The flat top means it would serve well a unusual coffee table.
Dimensions: width 40", depth 20", height 19".

Mid 19th.c. Mahogany Bookcase.

We have another good sized lump of new stock out on the floor this morning. A good quality early 19th.c. mahogany bookcase c.1835. Featuring glazed two door top with three adjustable shelved over a two door cupboard base with a single drawer. Flame mahogany door panels and octagonal columns to the base. The top has unusual carved glazing bars and a well shaped cornice. The bottom lock is a replacement otherwise original throughout. In beautiful condition having been traditionally french polished in our workshops.
Dimensions: width 48", depth 22", height 88".

Victorian mahogany bookcase
antique bookcase

Tuesday, 18 January 2011

Carved Oak Sideboard.

An impressive new arrival this morning in the shape of this large early 19th.c. oak sideboard. With seven oak lined drawers and a small two door cupboard in the centre, it is a large piece of furniture with ample storage. The carving is later, typically late Victorian and the handles probably date from the same period. Good even colour and solid, unrestored condition.
Dimensions: width 76", depth 21", height 34".