3000th Blog Post!

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!

Regency Mahogany Pier Glass.


Superb quality narrow Regency mahogany hall mirror or pier glass c.1830. Elegant frame with a crisp swan neck pediment over a raised panel with carved mouldings and a fine pair of flame mahogany veneered half columns with carved capitols. Original 13”x37” mirror plate with some tarnish. Otherwise excellent condition.
Dimensions: width 22”, depth 3”, height 61”.

Large Art Deco Pedestal Desk.


Stylish art deco oak pedestal desk c.1930 of good large size and a striking moderninst or machine age design. 5′ x 3′ desktop over drawer pedestals with a writing slide to each and single large drawer above the kneehole. The lower right hand drawer is double height for files etc. Good period detail to the stepped top edge and reeded centre to the side panels. Of superiour quality with solid oak drawer fronts and solid mahogany drawer sides. Also polished on the rear face meaning the desk could stand in the centre of a room rather than against a wall. Excellent condition, cleaned and polished in our workshops. Key supplied.  Note with the centre drawer closed all eight other drawers are automatically locked closed. Push in the centre drawer to release the lock mechanism.
Dimensions : width 60″, depth 36″, height 30″.

Pair Large Knole Sofas.


Great looking pair of modern three seater knole sofas by the quality bespoke British furniture manufacturers Peter Guild. Generous three seater sofas, 7’4” long with drop sides held with gold braided rope around heavy brass finials. Supremely comfortable with loose cushions to the seat, rear and arms. Both sofas are in excellent condition with spotlessly clean upholstery. Conforms to modern fine regulations.
Dimensions: width 88”, depth 36”, height 32”.

Bentwood Hat Stand.


Fine example of the classic Edwardian bentwood hat and coat stand c.1910. Rotating eight branch crown of double hooks with a turned finial on a shaped column and a good wide four leg base with a hoop for sticks and umbrellas. Excellent condition, cleaned and waxed in our workshops.

Dimensions: width 20”, depth 20”, height 76”

Adjustable Victorian Side Table.


Super quality little late 19th.c. table c.1880. Of unusual design having a circular solid mahogany top with raised lip and moulded edge on a height adjustable brass stand with decorative brass column and heavy cast iron base. Raises from 28” to 40”, the cast iron base means it remains stable even when fully extended. Excellent condition, cleaned and waxed in our workshops.
Dimensions: diamater 14½”, height 27” – 42”.

Ebonised Cabinet with Sévres Panels & Gilt Mounts.


Purchased locally and looking fabulous on the shop floor this afternoon we have this stunning 19th.c. side cabinet c.1860. Exceptional quailty, in ebonised mahogany with beautifully figured amboynawood panels and satinwood stringing. Further embelished with gilded ormolu mounts and moulding, a piereced brass gallery and porcelain panels in the manner of the great French porcelain manufacturers Sevres. The two large porcelain panels on the central cupboard doors feature hand painted poratits of Marie Antoinette and Madame Elisabeth, the last born sibling of Louis XVI. Excellent condition, cleaned and polished in our workshops. Keys supplied.
Dimensions: width 72″, depth 17″, height 40″.


Mahogany Chiffonier.


Useful little mid 19th.c. mahogany chiffonier side cabinet c.1850. With a single drawer over a two door cupboard base with shelf. Particularly well figured top, shaped drawer front, faux columns and arch shaped flame mahogany door panels. Exellent colour and condition, cleaned and polished in our workshops. Key supplied.
Dimensions: width 36½”, depth 14″, height 34″.


Edwardian Oak Roll Top Desk.


Fine large example of the classic Edwardian roll top desk c.1905. In solid oak, panelled and polished on all sides, the tambour top slides open to reveal a good sized work space and a fitted interior featuring 11 docket drawers with original blass label holder handles, plus pigeon holes, stationery drawers and pen trays. On graduated drawer pedestals, with writing slides to each and a single drawer to the kneehole. The bottom right hand drawer is double height for files (and bottles!).  All the drawers are locked automatically when the top is closed. Excellent colour and condition, cleaned and polished in our work shops. Original lock and key supplied.
Dimensions: width 60″, depth 34, height 50″.


Tour of Britain.


A bit of extra excitement here this afternoon as the tour of Britain swept past the warehouse (the big pink building in the background) on its way from Conwy to a thrilling finish on the prom in Llandudno.

If any of the teams want to swap one of those spare bikes for some antiques don’t hesitate to give us a ring!