Entries by Collinge Antiques

William Owen of Llanrwst Longcase Clock.

Delighted to be able to bring you another splendid local clock by a lesser known member of the Owen family of Llanrwst, the most celebrated family of Welsh clock makers. A fine longcase clock with eight day works by William Owen of Llanrwst c.1810. William was the younger brother of the better known Watkin Owen and, together with another brother David, took over the family business upon Watkin’s death in 1809.  Attractive painted face decorated with birds and featuring a working date wheel. Excellent oak case of particularly good colour and finish with turned columns, brass mounts and distinctive ogee molding and ‘slap on’ panel to the base; both vernacular details typical of Conwy valley cabinet making.
Inside the door carries a signed, dated and numbered label from the survey of Llanrwst clocks carried out by Colin Brown in collaboration with the Welsh Folk Museum at St Fagans in preparation for his book The Clockmakers of Llanrwst.
A fine Welsh clock insuperb condition, the works have been cleaned and overhauled and are sold with a twelve month guarentee.
Dimensions: height 87″, width (at hood) 20″, depth 10″.

Victorian Rosewood Sutherland Table c.1870.

New for today this particularly good quality late 19th.c. rosewood sutherland table c.1870. With very attractive piereced ends, carved feet and superb matched veneers to the top. Beautiful condition, cleaned and French polished in the traditional style in our workshops. Folds down to just 7″ wide.
Dimensions: width 39″, depth 36″, height 27″.


Unusual Mid 19th.c. Dwarf Sideboard.

Restored, repolished and out on the shop floor this afternoon is this mid 19th.c. four door mahogany dwarf sideboard, standing just 27″ tall. With a central drawer over a two door cupboard flanked on either side by full height cupboards with square flame mahogany panels. Excellent colour and condition. Keys supplied. Is it sacrilege to say it would make a great stand for a big TV?
Dimensions: width 68″, depth 20″, height”.

Late 18th.c. Oak Welsh Dresser.

Fresh of the van this afternoon is this beautiful late 18th.c. Conwy Valley oak Welsh dresser c.1790. With a good rack on large, well shaped ‘shoes’ above an excellent base featuring three drawers above cupboards and a central back of working drawers. The cupboard doors feature ‘slap on’ panels of the same shape as those found on Llanrwst clocks of the period. The oak panelled sides and quarter columns to front the corners of the base are good period features. In great condition and of a supberb mellow, honey coloured timber, original handles. Good small size, just 19″ deep.
Dimensions: width 67 , depth 19″, height 81″.

Small Oak Livery Cupboard.

Great little piece of period oak of particlarly nice colour. A small oak single door cabinet or livery cupboard c.1800 with fitted interior of shelves, drawers and pigion holes. Fielded square panel oak door with diamond bone escutcheon and mahogany crossbanding repeated in the cornice, oak sides.
Dimensions: width 24″, depth 9″, height 32″.

Antique Chinese Armchair & Table.

First featured here before Christmas, here are some images of our Chinese Qing style armchair and low table c.1900 now cleaned and restored and looking pretty spectacular under new polish. Great design and superior quality, being of rosewood type hardwood with good crisp carvings. The chair boasts an unusual marble seat.
Dimensions: Chair – width 26″, depth 19″, height 39″. Table – width 36.5″, depth 16″, height 20.5″.

Front Page News!

Excuse the back slapping but were are chuffed to see our name on the FRONT PAGE of today’s Antiques Trade Gazette in a report on the Britain’s Best Antiques Awards shortlist. It’s a first for us.

Early 19th.c. Mahogany Chest of Drawers.

Elegant early 19th.c. mahogany chest of drawers c.1820. Classic proportions and simple uncluttered design with nice detail to the feet. Excellent colour and condition, smooth running drawers, original knobs, restored and repolished in our workshops.
Dimensions: width 39″, depth 20″, height 39″.

Small Early 19th.c. Oak Welsh Dresser.

Photos here of a delightful little North Wales oak dresser c.1820 purchased locally and out on the shop floor today, having been cleaned and restored in our workshops. A well proportioned rack boasting original back boards over a two door cupboard base. With three drawers across the top and a central bank of one working and two dummy drawers. Superb inlaid detail in a variety of timbers typical of dressers produced aroundthe Anglesey market town of Llangefni in the early years of the 19th.c. Excellent colour and condition with original back and floor boards and original brass knobs.
Dimensions: width 61″, depth 19″, height 82″.