Friday, 4 March 2011

The Blog Has Moved!

From now on the Collinge Antiques blog will be hosted on our new website which is launched today! Follow the link to check it out or reset your bookmark to
Hope you like the new look. Let us know what you think.

Thursday, 3 March 2011

New Website -

If all goes to plan the new website at will be up and running tomorrow (Friday)afternoon around 4pm. As well as images and details of lots of our current stock it will also be the new home for the blog so if you have this page bookmarked you will need to redirect it. All the old blog posts will we hosted there too. Our old web address will also take you to the new site.
Fingers crossed for a smooth transition - see you on the other side!

Late 19th.c. Burr Walnut Card Table c.1880.

Good quality late 19th.c. burr wlanut fold over card table c.1880. Superb figured grane to the top which rotates and opens to reveal the baize playing surface. Supported on a higly decorative base featuring turned colums, carved legs and large finials. Excellent condition, restored and French polished in our workshops.
width 29", depth (closed) 18" height 28".

Victorian Mahogany Coffee Table.

This Victorian mahogany pedestal 'loo' table has been reduced in height to make a good sized antique coffee table. Excellent colour and condition having been newly French polished in our workshops.
Dimensions: diameter 45", height 21"

Edwardian Triple Harvard Bookcase.

We have had pairs of these Wernicke style 'Harvard' bookcases before but never a set of three. By the well known early 20th.c. manufacturer Minty they are identical triplets and can be used individually or stood together to fill a wall. Restored and repolished.
Individual dimensions: width 35", depth at base 11", height 62".

Tuesday, 1 March 2011

George II Supper Table. c.1750.

At first glance it seems like just another fold over tea table, albeit on of unusual design. Look a little more closely and you'll notice the pleasing lines, the pierced detail and the early, Chippendale style foot. Try to lift it and you'll be aware of the quality of the timber used. Spend a little more time with it and you might just fall in love with this table.
A wonderful piece of Georgian furniture dating from the middle of the 18th century. The back legs hinge open to support the top which folds over to make a very elegant square supper table. Rare, beautiful, practical and small - what more could you want?
Dimensions closed - width 34", depth 17", height 29".

New Stock & Mystery Solved

Hello again everyone and happy Saint David's Day. Plenty of new stock to catch up with and we hope to have the new website go live by the end of the week.
Regarding the last week's mystery item I am very grateful to one regular blog reader who identified it as a pewter 'Gibson Spoon'. Invented by Charles Gibson in 1827 it allowed medicines to be given to those who couldn't , or wouldn't keep still including children, the mentally ill and even animals. A dose was placed in the chamber and the lid closed, with your thumb over the hole in the handle the spoon was placed in the patients mouth and when the thumb was removed the medicine was dispensed (how you got them to swallow it was another matter!) . Here is a link to another one on the website of the Science Museum in London.

New for today is this elegant late Victorian inlaid mahogany dressing table and matching marble top two drawer washstand (though it would make a very nice side or hall table) which have just arrived this morning. Superb quality manufacture and in good unrestored condition with original handles and casters.
Dimensions: Dressing Table - width 48", depth 21", height 62". Wash Stand - width 48", depth 21", height 30".