Late 19th.c. Oak Desk.

Great little late 19th.c. pale oak knee-hole desk c.1890. Good quality with ash drawer linings and shaped details, panelled back, polished on all sides with original handles. Excellent condition, restored and fitted with a new leather skiver our workshops. Key supplied.
Dimensions: width 48″, depth 26″, height 28.5″.

antique oak desk

Four Door Sideboard c.1860.

Useful mid 19th.c. four door mahogany sideboard c.1860. Lots of useful storage space with a three drawers ‘box top’ above the cupboard base. Arched panels, shaped drawer fronts, oak drawer linings and  good carved detail. Excellent condition and retaining the original slides and bottle drawer. Keys supplied.
Dimensions: width 66″, depth 21″, height 35″.

antique mahogany sideboard

Blonde Bombshell.

Back into the saddle after the excitement of last week and a couple of days away and this was the first thing to catch my eye. A superb large 19th.c. blonde loggerhead turtle shell. A couple of bits of damage but nicely polished and what a size, 20.5″ x 27″! The origin of these white shells is always the subject of debate but it seems they were a by-product of the 19th.c. fashion for turtle meat. This is without doubt the biggest of the ones we have owned over the years.

blonde turtle shell

Best British Antique Shop Awards.

Well, I’m afraid we missed out on the top spot at the Homes and Antiques magazine awards for Best British Antique Shop yesterday. But we were very proud to have made it through to the final five – we’ll have to make do with calling ourselves ‘runners up’ (or joint second place!). Here’s our certificate presented by T.V’s Kirstie Allsopp, who revealed herself as a lifelong antiques fiend. Congratulations to Blighty Antiques who won and many thanks to all the (very glamorous) people at  Homes and Antiques magazine for putting on such a wonderful event. It created buzz and it was really great to be in a room full of dealers from across Britain who were all so positive about what they were doing and the future of the antiques trade. Well done everyone.


Britain's Best Antique Shop

French Walnut Vitrine.

Superb mid 20th.c. French walnut vitrine or display cabinet. Exceptional quality with decorative matched veneers and parquetry detail, shaped top, shaped and bevelled glass and original brass mounts. Useful dimensions, less than 2’6″ wide.
Dimensions: width 29″, depth 14″, height 66″.

antique vitrine

Georgian Mahogany Chest of Drawers.

New on the floor this afternoon having been restored and French polished in our workshops is this handsome late Georgian mahogany chest of drawers c.1800. Great colour and condition, retaining the original heavy brass swan neck handles and original feet. Solid mahogany sides and drawer fronts, oak drawer linings.
Dimensions: width 43″, depth 23″, height 30″.

Georgian mahogany chest of drawers

Antique French Farmhouse Table.

Delightfully rustic early 19th.c. French cherrywood farmhouse kitchen table c.1820. Comfortably seats 8 but a single leaf which pulls from one end also allows you to squeeze on a couple extra. On tapered square legs. Good mellow colour.
Dimensions: Length 73″, width 32.5 “, height 29.5”.

antique French farmhouse table

Mahogany Chest of Drawers.

Fresh off the van this morning is this mid 19th.c. mahogany chest of drawers c.1850. Plenty of storage in the deeper than usual drawers. Good simple lines with all the original turned knobs and original bun feet, ash drawer linings. A little time in the workshop should see the colour revived.
Dimensions: width 47″, depth 21″, height 34″.

Georgian Mahogany Corner Cupboard.

Nicely understated George III mahogany hanging corner cupboard c.1800. Bowed doors of superb colour with original hinges and escutcheons. A well shaped cornice with matching molding to the bottom edge. Oak shelves and backboards and fitted with three small ‘spice’ drawers in the base. Excellent condition. Key supplied.
Dimensions: Depth 16″, height 40″.

Georgian Mahogany Corner Cupboard

Miniature Oak Bureau.

Delightful little Georgian style writing bureau with fitted interior of drawers and pigeon holes. An excellent quality reproduction with oak drawer linings throughout, brass handles and bracket feet. Excellent colour and condition and an unusual small size.
Dimensions: width 26″, depth 18″, height 35″.

oak bureau