Entries by Collinge Antiques

18th.c. Welsh Oak Cupboard.

Gorgeous mid 18th.c. Welsh oak two piece cupboard probably originating in the Bala area of North Wales c.1780. Originally intended to hold clothing or horse tack it has a row of oak pegs around the top of the upper section. Now fitted with loose shelves to make a great kitchen storage cupboard. Fabulous rustic character, in solid oak with raised and fielded panelled doors, panelled sides and original oak floor, back and top boards. Lovely colour, excellent condition. Keys supplied.
Dimensions: width 48″, depth 18″, height 71″.


‘Drink Puppy Drink’

Early 1900’s cast iron dog’s waterbowl advertising Hudson’s soap. The blue and red paint appears to be original. Excellent condition with registered design number clearly stamped on the underside.
Dimensions: width 16″, depth 7″, height 8″.


Carved Oak Bench.

Unusual late 19th carved oak double seat c.1890. Shaped frame with carved with grotesque masks, scrolls and leaf pattern detail. Very good, unrestored condition.
Dimensions: width 43″, depth 24″, height 34″.

Marble Top Oak Console Table.


Very handsome oak marble top console table c.1840. Original and well figured burgundy marble top with a shaped and inlaid upstand over two drawers, raised on turned column front legs with a useful display shelf at the base. Of superior quality with ebonised moldings and mahogany drawer linings. Repairs to the marble,  otherwise excellent colour and condition.  Cleaned and polished in our workshops.
Dimensions: width 36″, depth 17″, height 36″.

Victorian Mahogany Wardrobe


Imposing mid 19th.c. mahogany three door wardrobe clothes press c.1860. Good plain lines with a shaped cornice, carved corbels and beautifully figured flame mahogany arched door panels. The left and centre doors open to reveal a fitted interior of four sliding shelves over a useful two over two chest of drawers. With full length hanging space behind the right hand door. Superb quality with solid mahogany sides and oak drawer linings. Excellent condition, cleaned and polished in our workshops. Original handles. Key supplied. Splits into two pieces plus cornice and plinth for ease of delivery.
Dimensions: width 64″ (cornice 69½”), depth 22¾” (cornice 27″), height 91″.

Victorian Portrait of a Lady


Large 19th.c. portrait of a lady in oil on canvas by the Yorkshire artist G.D Tomlinson (1809-18884). Clearly signed and dated Huddersfield 1856 in the lower left of the picture. Sitter unknown but she is sensitively painted with beautiful period costume detail. Excellent condition, presented unframed on the original stretcher.
Dimensions: width 34”, height 45”.

Rupert Shephard Portrait.

Striking portrait in oil on canvas of a silver haired lady in red shirt by the celebrated British WWII artist Rupert Shepard (1909 – 1992). Presented on the original stretcher an in the original frame. Clearly signed in the lower right hand corner and dated 1972 – coincidentally the year Shephard was elected to the Royal Society of portrait painters. Whilst the canvas is in excellent condition, there is some wear to the frame.
Dimensions: width 24″, height 30″.

Shepard’s long carrer saw him exhibit with the London Group in the 1920’s and 30’s and with the realist Euston Road School. During the war he submitted several pictures to the War Artists Advisory Committee and in 1945 was given a full time contract by the WAAC. Several of his wartime pictures are held by the Imperial War Museum. Together with his pictures of life during the war his best known work is probably his 1940 portrait of the poet Dylan Thomas which now hangs in the National Portait Gallery in London. In 1965 following the death of his first wife Shephard married Nicolette Macnamara, sister of Thomas’s window Caitlin. He was elected a member of the Royal Society of Portrait Painters in 1972 and kept working until problems with his eyesight ended his career in 1990.



Edwardian Revolving Bookcase.

Fine example of the classic Edwardian mahogany revolving bookcase c.1910. Rosewood crossbanded top with inlaid medallion, over 7′ total shelf space and raised on original porcelain castors. Excellent condition, cleaned and polished in our workshops.
Dimensions: width 19″, depth 19″, height 35″.