Entries by Collinge Antiques

Tour of Britain.

A bit of extra excitement here this afternoon as the tour of Britain swept past the warehouse (the big pink building in the background) on its way from Conwy to a thrilling finish on the prom in Llandudno.

If any of the teams want to swap one of those spare bikes for some antiques don’t hesitate to give us a ring!


Pair of Massive Carved Oak Armchairs

Imposing pair of very large 17th.c. style oak armchairs. Fabulous quality reproductions, solid oak throughout with extravagantly carved and shaped backrests and massive arms on turned supports and legs. Excellent condition. Pair of Massive Carved Oak Armchairs
Dimensions: width 24”, depth 24”, height 51”

Large Pine Kitchen Dresser.

New for today this large pine welsh dresser c.1860. Well proportioned rack over a cupboard base with three drawers over an open ‘dog kennel’ centre flanked on each side with cupboards. Double panel doors, shaped apron and brass knobs. Good unrestored condition. Large Pine Kitchen Dresser.
Dimensions: width 76”, depth 22”, height 84”.


Rosewood Side Cabinet.

Impressive late 19th.c. inlaid rosewood display side cabinet c.1880. Two glazed side cabinets either side of a large mirror with shelves above and a swan neck pediment. Over an open base with side cupboards and drawers. Spectacular inlaid marquetry panels, bobbin turned gallery spindles, finials and legs. Original handles and locks, bevelled glass and mirror plates. Minor tarnish to the large mirror, otherwise excellent condition, cleaned and polished in our workshops. Keys supplied. Rosewood Side Cabinet.
Dimensions: width 60”, depth 20”, height 98”.

Jacobean Style Dresser.

Handsome early 20th.c. Jacobean style open dresser c.1930. Superb quality, solid oak throughout with a single piece top over three large drawers with carved and panelled drawer fronts and a potboard base.  Further carved floral detail between the drawers and raised on exceptional turned, carved and reeded legs. Excellent condition, original brass drop handles.
Dimensions: width 78″, depth 21″, height 33″.


Edwardian Revolving Bookcase.

Fresh on the floor this afternoon having been restored and repolished in our workshops this fine Edwardian magogany revolving bookcase c.1910. Inlaid and crossbanded detail to the top, solid mahogany shelves and spindles and original porcelain castors. With almost 8 feet of shelf space. Excellent condition.
Dimensions: width 20, depth 20, height 33½”.


Steel Club Fender.

Good looking early 20th.c. club fender c.1930. Drop centre design in steel with chromed spindles and a heavy base with dental moulding. The seat pads have been recently recovered in a dark grey/brown suede. Good solid condition, quite a bit of wear to the chrome, clean upholstery.
Dimensions: width 60″, depth 22″, height 22″.


Narrow Pine Chest of Drawers.

Unusually narrow pitch pine chest of drawers c.1880. Just 24″ wide with thumb moulded top over  6 drawers of graduated depth with original recessed campaign style brass handles. Excellent condition, cleaned and waxed in our workshops.
Dimnsions: width 24″, height 40″, depth 19″.




Carved Oak Buffet.

Quality late 19th.c. carved oak serving sideboard or buffet c.1880. Three tiers with carved barley twist columns and two useful drawers in the top. Solid oak troughout with crisply carved detail. Excellent colour and condition. Key supplied.
Dimensions: width 55″, depth 20″, height 39″.


Exceptional Medieval Revival Wardrobe by William Scott Morton & Co.

Something special for today’s blog in the shape of this important signed four door wardrobe by the celebrated Edinburgh interiors company William Scott Morton & Co. Probably best described as Gothic or Medieval Revival it is an extraordinary and exuberant conglomeration of styles in black walnut with mahogany and satin birch door panels. A massive carved cornice with turned finials over Gothic carved figures representing the arts of music, architecture, literature and painting. The top panels in each side door are decorated with Romanesque profile portraits of the composers Gioachino Rossini and Daniel Auber. Whilst those on the center door carry beautiful hand painted scenes of exotic birds against golden ground.  The doors are flanked with turned columns each beautifully carved with different leaves and fruit.
The interior features hanging space either side of a central press fitted with slides and drawers retaining their original gilded brass handles.
Excellent condition, cleaned and waxed in our workshops. Keys supplied.
The hand painted panels are signed Wm Scott Morton & Co though it is believed the wardrobe may well have been commissioned by them from the celebrated English cabinet makers Gillows of Lancaster.
Dimensions: width 94″, depth 31″, height 97″.

Founded by architect, artist and designer William Scott Morton (1840-1903) and his brother John (1842-1904) in 1870, the company first specialised in furniture and then diversified into interior decoration. In 1876 they exhibited a carved sideboard of similar quality at the Philadelphia centennial exposition. Their best known work is probably the interior of 25 Learmonth Terrace Edingburgh, images of which can be found here.