Entries by Collinge Antiques

Tall Mahogany Open Bookshelves.

Unusual mid 19th.c. mahogany open bookshelves c.1850. In two pieces, standing 96″ tall, with four adjustable shelves in the top and one in the deeper base section. Flared cornice and crisply carved scrolling corbels to the top, crossbanded edge and moulded plinth to the base. Note also the crossbanded fronts  and the pierced and hinged dust covers to each shelf. Excellent colour and condition, cleaned and polished in our workshops.
Dimensions: width 42½”, depth 16½”, height 96″.

Long Upholstered Day Bed.

Splendid mid 19th.c. button upholstered chaise longue or daybed c.1860. Longer than many we see and of identical design to both sides meaning it can be used with the raised end to the left or right hand side. Roll over backrest above a very comfortable sprung seat with a rounded end. Upholstered in a vintage crimson red velvet. Raised on turned mahogany legs with large original brass and pot castors. Very good unrestored condition, solid and sturdy.  Small burn hole in the upholstery, otherwise clean and serviceable covers.
Dimensions: length 84″, width 31″,  height 28″.

Set of Six Welsh Cottage Dining Chairs.

Good set of six mid 19th.c. Welsh oak cottage dining chairs c.1850. Low backs with a curved top rail and unusual double stretchers with turned spindles, over the wooden seat and square legs typical of the form. Solid oak throughout. Excellent colour and condition.
Dimensions: width 19″, depth 18″, height 34″.


Large Gilt Framed Pier Mirror.

Spectacular gilt framed pier mirror c.1930. Twelve central panes surrounded by a blue mirrored border, attached to a gilt frame with fluted edge and applied knot or bow details. Excellent condition with all original plates, some tarnishing, particularly to the border.

Dimensions: width 42″, depth 2″, height 74″.

Taxidermy Fox Head.

Fine early 20th.c. taxidermied fox head c.1920. Well mounted with naturalistic pose and glass eyes. Presented on shaped board. Excellent condition with earlier damage to one ear.

Dimensions: width 9″, depth 7″, height 9″.

19th.c. Military Chest.

Great quality 19th.c. military chest in mahogany, c.1860. Four drawers with turned and recessed handles, splits into two sections to allow for ease of storage, transport, or loading. Designed to travel with an officer on long military campaigns it is solidly constructed with mahogany top, sides and front. To further protect it from the rigours of travel the corners are protected with brass bindings. Excellent condition, cleaned and polished in our workshops, with original feet and brasswork.

Dimensions: width 32″, depth 17″, height 40″.

Art Nouveau Display Case.

Early 20th.c. mahogany display cabinet c.1905. Made in the Art Nouveau style and influenced by Glasgow School design, with a pair of lead light glazed doors with typical floral design. Copper and exotic wood inlays above the doors and to the front of the single drawer. Raised on tapering legs with square feet. Excellent condition, cleaned and waxed in our workshops with original handles, locks and keys and lining.

Dimensions: width 2’6″ (30″), depth 14″, height 63″.

Oak Sideboard.

Useful mid 19th.c. oak serving sideboard c.1850. Single drawer over two door cupboard base, with a shelf to one side. Single piece 1½” top with a couple of earlier repairs. Great colour and patination. Excellent condition, cleaned and waxed in our workshops.

Dimensions: width 52″, depth 20½”, height 31″.

Art Deco Oak Display Cabinet.

Stylish Art Deco oak display case, c.1930’s. Glazed top with four adjustable shelves, one of which carries a drawer. Unusual effect to the cupboard doors created by the shaped edges around the glass, with carved detail to top and a pair of panels to the bottom of the doors, all above a stepped geometric motif to the base, typical of the style. Original lock, key, and escutcheons. Excellent condition, cleaned and waxed in our workshops.

Dimensions: width 35½”, depth 18″, height 69″.


Carved African Table and 4 Chairs.

Remarkable suite of African carved furniture comprising two pairs of chairs and a matching table. Probably produced as export items in the first half of the 20th.c. Construction however is of traditional technique with both the table and chairs being carved from single blocks of timber, rather than being jointed as in modern furniture.

The legs of the table are carved as male and female figures above lions. The arms and legs of one pair of the chairs are also lions, and lions continue as the legs of the second pair, which have solid arms with a shark motif. All chairs feature pierced backs, one of which depicts a bird eating a snake. Excellent colour and condition, cleaned and waxed in our workshops.

Dimensions: Table – width 23″, depth 23″, height 25½”. Chairs – width 20″, depth 18″, height 28-32″.