Entries by Collinge Antiques

Indianapolis Cabinet Company Roll Top Desk.

We’ve had some pretty cool pieces of office furniture in the past but this surely tops the lot! A truly spectacular walnut roll top desk built on an epic scale by the Indianapolis Cabinet Company c.1890. Open the tamboured front to reveal a prodigiously fitted interior with numerous pigeon holes and drawers for filing. Unique to these desks (often described as Wooton desks after the original manufacturer), the sides hinge open to create a much bigger work space and allow access to 6 more drawers big enough for sheets of A4 paper with sprung stays and original brass label holders.
On a twin pedestal base with eight drawers which is are automatically locked closed when the roll is down. There is alos cupboard inside the kneehole (which slides forward on rails) with yet more storage for files etc. Panelled and polished on all sides with a carved flower detail to the front. Superb condition, cleaned and polished in our workshops and fitted with a new tooled green leather skiver. Original handles and maker’s badges. Original locks and keys supplied to both the roll top and kneehole cupboard. Splits into two pieces plus the side ‘wings’ for ease of delivery.
Dimensions: width 60”/104”, depth 36”, height 61”.

Bow Front Corner Cupboard.

Useful little early 19th.c. corner cupboard c.1820. Bow-shaped doors in oak with mahogany crossbanded edge. Shaped cornice and bottom moulding, brass escutcheon plate and H-shaped hinges. Three pine shelves to the interior. Excellent condition, cleaned and waxed in our workshops. Key supplied.

Dimensions: width 26”, depth 17”, height 37½”.

Rosewood Dressing Stool.

Beautiful mid 19th.c. tapestry top rosewood dressing stool or window seat c.1860. Original woolwork tapestry top (with new sides) on shaped solid rosewood legs with carved detail. Excellent condition.

Dimensions: width 39”, depth 18”, height 18”.


Carved Oak Monk’s Bench.

Cute little early 20th.c. carved oak monk’s bench hall seat by the great Waring & Gillow c.1920. Two panel backrest, barley twist arm supports and legs and a four panel front with applied mouldings. Useful storage below the lift up seat. The backrest folds and slides forward to make a table top. Stamped for Waring and Gillow Liverpool plus a retailer’s label from Wolfe’s of Birkenhead.

Dimensions: width 39”, depth 20”, height 31“/ 38”.

Glass Table Lamps.

Unusual pair of tall glass table lamps c.1950. White milk glass bodies decorated with green hand painted leaf detail. Brass tops and plinth. Excellent condition, cleaned, rewired and sold with a PAT test certificate.

Dimensions: diameter at base 7”, height to bulb 21”

Large Framed Tapestry.

Unusually large mid 19th.c. framed needlepoint or woolwork tapestry panel c.1870. A family group, the young Queen Victoria and Albert perhaps?, with their horses and hunting dogs plus a falconer with birds. Presented behind glass in a broad shaped and oak veneered frame with original gilded slip. Very good condition.

Dimensions: width 58, depth 2½, height 43½.

Pair of Office Bookcases.

Stylish looking pair of mid 20th.c. pale oak stacking office bookcases c.1950. Clean modernist design with a triangular detail at the cornice, turned knobs and shaped foot. Solid oak sides. Excellent condition, well matched for colour, cleaned and polished in our workshops. Configured as a pair they have 5 lift and slide doors to each bookcase, the available shelf height working from the top being 9”/11”/11”/11” & 13”. However, the base and fourth down section are separate pieces. This allows one 11” section to be taken from one bookcase and added to the other to make two bookcases of different heights rather than a pair.

Dimensions: width 51”, depth 11”, height 73″.


Edwardian Mahogany Billiard Cue Stand.

Superb Edwardian mahogany revolving snooker or billiard cue stand c.1910. Fitted holders and pierced collar with places for 12 cues on a turned column with large finial top. Circular base raised on brass claw feet. Excellent condition, cleaned and polished in our workshops.

Dimensions: diameter at base 17½”, height 59”.


Early 19th.c. Oak Corner Cupboard.

Very handsome late Georgian oak one piece double height corner cabinet c.1810. Superb front with a bold flared and moulded cornice over panelled doors, the top panels being elegantly shaped into a pointed arch. Turned knobs, original bracket feet, original backboards. Shelved interior with remains of the original paintwork. Excellent colour and condition, cleaned and waxed in our workshops. Key supplied.
Dimensions: width 36”, depth 25”, height 81”.

Bronze Figure of a Racehorse.

Superb 20th.c. bronze figure of a horse c.1950. Though the particular subject is unrecorded it would certainly appear to be thoroughbred, well-muscelled with its veins showing through the skin as if has just finished a race. Artist unknown but beautifully modelled with an excellent patina, particularly across back and hips.
Dimensions: length 17”, width 4½”, height 12”.