Entries by Collinge Antiques

…and relax

With the exception of some spectacular recent rainfall it seems to be shaping up as a pretty good summer weatherwise. So why not sit back and soak up the rays in this superb late Victorian reclining campaign armchair c.1900. Mahogany frame with very good quality leather upholstery in a rust red hide, brass fittings and studs. Reclines to seven different positions or folds almost completely flat for storage or transport. In very good condition.
Dimensions: width 24″, depth 33″, height 39″.


Georgian Oak Dresser Base.

Delighted to be able to show off this fabulous late 18th.c. oak open dresser base with spice drawers c.1790. Useful two tier top with shaped upstand, six small spice drawers and a thick moulded edge over three large drawers. Decorative well shaped apron running across the front and sides and raised on turned legs with block and bun feet. Beautiful colour and excellent condition, having been carefully and sensitively restored in our workshops.
Dimensions: width 74″, depth 21″, height 35″.




Faded Elegance.

I love the faded elegance of this little Edwardian sofa presented in it’s original ‘Regency stripe’ upholstery. Simple uncluttered design with a straight top rail and drop arms, raised on tapering mahogany legs and castors. In original unrestored condition, good solid frame.
Dimensions: width 48″, depth 23″, height 30″.




Pair Arts & Crafts Armchairs.

Good pair of Edwardian Arts and Crafts high back oak armchairs c.1905. Stylish design in a pale oak with the flared terminals of to the rear staves are repeated as feet on the front. Maker unknown but very much in the style of Liberty & Co. or Heals. Excellent condition, cleaned and waxed in our workshops. The lift out seat pads have been freshly upholstered.
Dimensions: width 23″, depth 23″, height 43″.


18th.c. Carved Oak Coffer.

Fresh on the floor this morning having been simply cleaned and waxed in the workshops this good 18th.c. oak coffer. A lovely example of the form, dated around 1770 and probably from the Gloucester area. Panelled construction in solid oak throughout with attractive and original carved detail. Excellent condition, retaining the original length front staves (legs), shaped brackets and floor boards. Key supplied.
Dimensions: width 51″, depth 22″, height 27″.


Carved & Gilded Mirror.

Lovely quality early 20th.c. George II style wall mirror c.1920. Exceptional piereced and gilded limewood frame with fine hand carved carved foliate detail in high relief. A couple of small areas of damage, otherwise very good condition and particularly good colour.
Dimensions: width 24″, height 36″, depth 2½”.


19th.c. Marly Horse Figure.

Good quality mid 19th.c. classical brass statue of a man trying to tame a rearing horse c.1860. A popular subject, after the pair of huge marble originals commisssioned by Louis XIV for  the Chateau de Marly, they were produced in large quanities (and varying quality) during the 19th century and are commonly referred to as Marly horses. A particulrly good example here, cast in heavy gague brass and standing 19″ tall. God condition, missing the reins.
Dimensions: height 19″, width 16″, depth 7″.


Georgian Walnut Drop Leaf Table.

Fine late 18th.c. walnut drop leaf dining table c.1780. Three pieces of solid (and heavy) walnut make a 55″ round top on elegantly turned and tapering legs with a pad foot.  Folds down to just 16″ wide. Some natural shakes to one leaf around a knot in the timber, otherwise very good unrestored condition.
Dimensions: width 55″, depth 55″ / 16″, height 28″.

Reynolds of Ludlow Yew Wood Coffee Table.

Large mid century modern coffee table c.1960 by the English makers Reynolds of Ludlow.  Beautiful 2″ thick yew wood plank on four tapering legs also in yew. Like the furniture of the celebrated US designer George Nakashima these tables celebrate and express the natural origin of the materials;  the sides of the plank retain their original organic profile and holes whilst the top is polished smooth to show off the grain. Excellent original condition with a clear maker’s mark on the underside.
Reynolds was established in the early 1950′s as a small father and son producer of hand crafted furniture inspired by the ethos of the Arts and Crafts movement. Unfortunately there premises was destroyed by fire in the late 1970′s and the company folded soon after.
Dimensions: width 61″, depth 28″, height 16″.