Entries by Collinge Antiques

Riley Convertible Snooker Dining Table.

New in today is this unusual mahogany snooker diner by the celebrated British manufacturer Riley. A half size playing which table converts into an 8 seater dining table. Repolished and reconditioned it is in fine condition. Sold together with a Riley scoreboard, stick stand, cues and balls.

Still the best known name in Snooker tables, Riley began in the 1890’s as a Manchester sports shop before becoming the country’s largest manufacturer of cricket bats. They began producing billiard and snooker tables in the very early years of the 20th.c and by 1920 were established as the leaders in a rapidly expanding market. One of the keys to the company’s success was their convertible tables which used their own patent mechanism to allow the table to easy lift from a dining table to a correct playing height. The Riley mechanism also has the additional advantage of allowing precise adjustments to be made to each corner ensuring a level surface. Removable leaves covered the baize to make a good eight seater dining table.

Regency Sideboard c.1820.

This wonderful Regency serving sideboard c.1820 is new on the shop floor today. With original handles, flame mahogany veneers and unusual turned and reeded legs. Excellent colour and condition having been restored and repolished in our workshops.Dimensions: width 74″, depth 20″, height 36″.£1495.

Mahogany Roll Top Desk c.1900.

New for today is this unusual mahogany roll top desk c.1900. With a good interior fitted with 12 drawers, pigeon holes and pen slides above drawer pedestals. chamfered panelled sides and back, working tambour in good condition, original lock and key supplied.Dimensions: width 54″, depth 34″, height 49″.£1495.

Late 18th.c. Oak Mule Chest.

The highlight of this morning’s new arrivals is this unusually complete late 18th.c. oak mule chest c.1790. With a superb shaped frieze below the drawers and original feet which retain their length and molding – usually lost on furniture of this period. Oak sides, shaped at the base, original brass and original back and floor boards.Dimensions: width 54″, depth 19″, height 39″.

Oak Dining Chairs.

A couple of interesting new bits of stock for this morning’s blog. First up is this useful collection of 10 early 19th.c. Welsh oak cottage dining chairs. Some variation in colour an construction but all of similar age and proportions.

Red Leather Sofa and Armchairs.

These three large button back leather armchairs and matching two seater sofa in oxblood red are new in the shop this afternoon. Made in England by Tetrad, genuine leather with feather cushions, straight legs and stretchers in mahogany. Excellent colour and condition.

Late 19th.c. Walnut Hall Wardrobe. c.1890.

This late 19th.c. red walnut hall wardrobe is a new arrival here at the shop this afternoon. An unusual design incorporating cupboards, shelves and drawers, it carries all its original handles and a maker’s label by the Leeds manufacturer Hummerston Brothers.

Oak Pedestal Desk c.1900.

It’s something of an embarrasment of riches here at the shop as far as pedestal desks goes (see recent posts). Here is another, newly restored and out on the shop floor today. Edwardian oak single piece pedestal desk. Panelled sides and back, new leather top, one period replacement handle.Dimensions: width 57″, depth 33″, height 30″.£1095.

Leather Chesterfield Sofa.

Another superb piece of leather upholstery for this afternoon’s blog (see recent posts for some great leather armchairs). This time its the classic buttoned leather chesterfield club sofa. Excellent condition with soft leather worn to an excellent colour and patina.Dimensions: length 83″, depth 35″, height 29″.