Entries by Collinge Antiques

Cherub Quartet.

Lovely quartet of well cast Italian composite stone cherubs, all playing instruments (cymbals, flute, lute, and tambourine). Standing 39″ high, great characterful weathering, all covered in lichen and moss. All in excellent condition, the cymbals player has slightly chipped toes.

Dimensions: height 39″.

Fire Extinguisher Lamp

Splendid large floor or table lamp made from an original 1925 riveted steel Simplex No2 Fire Extinguisher by Mather & Platt Ltd. Excellent condition with original paintwork and lettering and brass top. Very stable due to the weight and cone shape. Rewired and sold with a PAT test certificate.

Dimensions: height to bulb 29”, diameter at base 9”.

D.M Kirkness Orkney Chair.

Delightful child’s Orkney chair by Reynold Eunson for the celebrated makers D.M Kirkness of Kirkwall. A true design classic, the Orkney chair with it’s distinctive straw back became an icon of the Arts and Crafts movement. A vernacular form produced on a commercial scale from 1870 in the workshop of David Kirkness in Kirkwall on Orkney, they were retailed by Liberty & Co. and could be found in the homes of Charles Rennie Mackintosh and Edward VII. After the Second World War Reynold Eunson, a fellow Orcadian carpenter, bought the workshop and continued manufacturing the Orkney chair in the traditional manner.

Excellent condition, with a clear maker’s stamp on the underside.
Dimensions: width 21”, depth 17”, height 34”

Link here to more about Kirkness and the Orkney chair on the Victoria and Albert museum website.


Welsh Bread & Cheese Cupboard.

Charming early 19th.c. North Wales Kitchen or ‘Bread and Cheese’ cupboard, Anglesey c.1820. Unusual design having a two door cupboard top on a two over three chest of drawers instead of the more common cupboard base. Shaped cornice over a mahogany veneered panel (repeated in the base) and particularly attractive pierced panel doors. Solid oak front, pine sides with original ‘scumbled’ paintwork. Diamond bone escutcheons, turned knobs, original shaped feet.

Excellent colour and condition, cleaned and waxed in our workshops. Key supplied.
Dimensions: width 43, depth 18”, height 78½”.

Late 19th.c. Hat Rack.

Late 19th.c. walnut wall mounted hat and coat rack c.1880. 12 large brass hooks arranged around a central mirror cut with an unusual starburst design. Excellent condition, cleaned and polished in our workshops.
Dimensions: width 48″, height 32″. depth 5″.


Georgian Mahogany Bureau.

Fine example of the classic Georgian mahogany writing bureau c.1800. Useful small dimensions, less than three feet wide. Flame mahogany fall opens to reveal a good fitted interior of small drawers and pigeon holes, with shaped drawer fronts and a secret drawer hidden in the moulding above the centre cupboard. Two over three drawers in base. Oak drawer linings and loafers. Some earlier repairs to the fall and top, otherwise very good condition and particularly good colour. Period replacement handles, original bracket feet.
Dimensions: width 34″, depth 21″, height 41″.


Burr Walnut Coffee Table.

Mid 19th.c. centre table with a stunning burr walnut veneered top c.1860. Reduced in height to make a splendid feature coffee table. Symmetrically arranged veneers, thumb moulded edge, carved column and beautifully carved and shaped legs. Excellent colour and condition, cleaned and traditionally French polished in our workshops to enhance the remarkable figuring of the top.
Dimensions: width 57″, depth 41″, height 21″.


Chinoiserie Nest of Tables.

Stylish early 20th.c. nest of three chinoiserie side tables c.1920. Ebonised mahogany with raised oriental laquerwork scenes to the table tops and gold painted detail. On turned columns joined with pierced fretwork side stretchers and raised on shaped feet. With some touch-up repairs to the finish and missing some fine detail from the lacquerwork tops. Otherwise excellent condition, solid and sturdy, cleaned and polished in our workshops.
Dimensions: width 23″, depth 15″, height 28″.


Marble Top Chiffonier.

Delightful little early 19th.c. mahogany veneered chiffonier side cabinet c.1820. Period marble top with particularly good figuring and colour over a single drawer and two door cupboard base. Simple uncluttered design and good quality with square flame mahogany veneered door panels on mahogany ground, solid mahogany sides and oak drawer linings. Excellent colour and condition cleaned, restored and repolished in our workshops. Original brass escutcheon and key.
Dimensions: width 36″, depth 15½”, height 38″.