Fine pair of large mid 20th.c. glass chandeliers c.1950. Unusual crown shape design with 10 bulbs on shaped branches hung with dozens of crystal glass drops to catch and refract the light. Excellent condition with original chrome fittings, rewired and ready to hang.
Dimensions: diameter 29”, drop 23”.
Late 19th.c bentwood hat and coat stand c.1890. A little smaller in diameter than many we see with a revolving crown featuring six double hooks and unusual turned egg shaped finial on a turned column and four leg base with a hoop for sticks and umbrellas. Excellent condition, cleaned and waxed in our workshops.
Dimensions: width/depth at base 21″, height 79″.
Spectacular pair of large early 20th.c. butterfly wing collages, probably Brazilian in origin c.1920. Each panel features hundreds of butterfly wings carefully arranged into geometrical circular patterns with a large Blue Morpho at the centre. Very good condition, presented behind glass in their original carved hardwood frames.
Dimensions: width 28″, height 20″.
Impressive pair of 20th.c classical bronze figures of the Greek goddess Diana and the hero Jason c.1960. Standing 27″ tall and crisply cast, Jason is shown holding a spear and the golden fleece after the famous original by Bertel Thorvaldsen, whilst Diana as goddess of the hunt is depicted carrying a stag’s head. In excellent condition mounted on black marble plinths.
Dimensions: height 27″, width at base 7½”.
Very stylish looking mid 19th.c. nursing or bedroom chair c.1870. Ebonised hardwood frame with ormolu moulding and bead. Raked backrest with buttoned upholstery, sprung seat with serpentine front edge, carved apron and good turned and fluted front legs. Excellent condition, with original brass castors. Recently recovered in a very attractive patterned linen.
Dimensions: width 24″, depth 30″, height 36″.
Delightful late 19th.c. baby bath and stand c.1880. Huge white porcelain bowl held in a circular wooden frame on turned legs retaining the original paintwork. Would make a fine jardiniere for a potted plant. Some marks to the base of the bowl and a minor wear to the paintwork, otherwise excellent condition. Cleaned and waxed in our workshops.
Dimensions: diameter 24″, height 16″.
Smart pair of mid 19th.c. pedestal side cabinets c.1860. Solid mahogany tops with a thumb moulded edge over arch panel doors with flame mahogany veneers and raised mouldings. Interior of each features a single shelf and a useful drawer above. Original turned mahogany knobs with brass collars. Excellent colour and condition, cleaned and waxed in our workshops.
Dimensions: width 21″, depth 17″, height 30″.
Something of landmark today as our beloved Daily Blog hits 3000 posts. Begun in July 2008 (salad days!), with the aim of improving our online presence by adding new stock everyday it’s satisfying to look back and see that we have achieved just that with the huge amount of stock posted there over the intervening years. As posts are never removed (unlike the stock listings on the website proper) the blog and the images posted there have become part of the enormous knowledge resource of the internet – try searching Antique Welsh Dressers in Google images an see how many of the pictures have our black border around them. Anyway – enough back slapping. Back to work.
If anyone wants to go back to the beginning of the blog you can view our very first post at http://www.collingeantiques.com/collinge-antiques-blog-launch/ (we’ve still got those Stafforshire dogs!) and use the arrows at the side of the screen to navigate onwards from there. Enjoy!
Delightful little late 19th.c. wall clock c.1885 by the celebrated E.Ingraham Company of Bristol Connecticut. Original spring driven 8 day works with hour strike in Elias Ingraham’s famous ‘figure 8’ case (for which he obtained the patent in 1857). A particularly attractive example here retaining the ‘scumbled’ paintwork and original gilding to the bezels and roundels. Original gilded brass pendulum bob with leaf detail, paper maker’s label, face and hands. In very good working condition. Winding key supplied.
Dimensions: width 11″, depth 4″, height 19″.