Entries by Collinge Antiques

Small 19th.c. Mahogany Bookcase.

Unusually small mid 19th.c. mahogany bookcase c.1840. Just 28″ wide, with a small two door glazed top over a blind door cupboard base with adjustable shelves. Of simple uncluttered design with flared flame mahogany cornice and rectangular door panels. Particularly good colour and excellent condition, restoredand repolished in our workshops. Key for the base supplied, the top closes with a turn catch.
Dimensions: width 28″, depth 15″, height 71″.

 

Oak Window Seat.

Super quality little late 19th.c. oak window seat or hall bench c.1880. Solid oak throughout with crisply carved foliate detail to the terminals over a two plank seat with moulded edge and shaped apron on good tuned legs with a reeded square foot. Excellent colour and condition, cleaned and polished in our workshops.
Dimensions: width 47″, depth 16″, height 24″.

 

 

1969 Investiture Chair.

Good original example of the famous chair produced for the investiture ceremony of the Prince of Wales at Caernarfon castle on July 1st 1969.  A truly iconic design, in vermillion stained beech and bent plywood, the three feathers motif is cleverly impressed onto the back rest to prevent wear to the gilding. Excellent condition with only very minor wear to the arms. The upholstery is original and very clean and the foam seat pad has not gone brittle as happens with so many of these chairs. Stamped and numbered on the underside.
Dimensions: width 21″, depth 21″, height 28.

 

William & Mary Couch.

19th.c. William and Mary wing back couch on superb walnut base with balustered front legs with braganza feet joined with a bowed and moulded stretchers. In bottle green velvet with gold trim and feather seat cushions. Good solid frame, the legs have been cleaned and waxed in our workshops, serviceable upholstery with some minor wear.
Dimensions: width 55″, depth 30″, height 39″.

 

Double Sided Office Bookcase.

Unusual early 20th.c. double sided oak office bookcase c.1920. With seven adjustable 8½” deep shelves arranged as required over the two sides. Solid oak top and panelled oak sides. Excellent condition, cleaned and polished in ourworkshops.
Dimensions: width 20″, depth 20″, height 64″.

 

 

 

Drink!

Purchased locally as a collection last week this charming 18th.c. coopered oak spirit barrel with iron chain link handle and traces of original paint plus two 18th.c. drinking horns. Due to the brittle nature of the material (and the state of the people using them!) the horns are rare survivors. The better of the two features a stoppered end and a profusion of inscribed names and dates, the earliest being 1730.
The barrel is 8″ diameter x 9½” tall, the horns are both approx 13″ long.

Carolean Armchair with Tapestry Covers.

Splendid Charles II style armchair c.1930. Fabulous design with shaped backrest, carved and shaped arms and a generously proportioned seat on turned and carved legs with large paw feet joined by a carved and pierced front stretcher. With tapestry wool covers and large brass studwork. Excellent condition withclean covers.
Dimensions: width 27″, depth 29″, height 44″.

 

Burr Walnut Side Cabinet.

Attractive late 19th.c. burr walnut side cabinet c.1870. Useful two tier top for drinks etc with turned and carved columns over a glazed door cupboard base. Beautifully figured burr walnut veneers with inlaid marquetry detail in various timbers.  Raised on shaped feet and castors. Excellent condition, claned and polished in our workshops. Key supplied.
Dimensions: width 26″, depth 16″, height 41″.

 

Davenport Writing Desk.

Ingenious little early 19th.c. mahogany swivel top ‘Davenport’ writing desk c.1830 in the manner of Gillows of Lancaster. The Gillows davenport design is notable for having a swivel top which rotates 90 degrees to allow anyone using the desk to sit comfortably with their knees under the writing surface.  Sloped writing surface with a sliding and hinged pen drawer in the side, the top lifts to reveal a fitted interior of three small drawers. Over a bank of four mahogany lined drawers of graduated depth, with original turned button knobs. Solid sides, panelled rear, polished on all sides. Excellent colour and condition, cleaned and polished in our workshops.
Dimensions: width 19″, depth 19″, height 34″.