The Edit: Minimal Antiques

The Edit: Minimal Antiques

The Edit

It has been a great week for new products here at Antique for Sale, which has made picking out my personal favourites even harder!

This week I have been inspired by modern minimalistic interiors, which have seamlessly incorporated antique pieces within them.

If like me your home is modern (or ‘eclectic’ in my case!) you can still add a little history, and choosing an antique is not only an eco friendly option but also means that your home can be even more unique.

We have mirrors, lighting and chairs in abundance here, and they are perhaps the easiest items to incorporate into any number of different living spaces.

Images from Tumblr and Pinterest, mirrors from Nimbus Antiques

‘Fine quality early Victorian gilt mirror in moulded frame with original glass and rope decoration throughout. C1840’

And Jasper Jacks

‘Italian 2 arm girandole. Carved gilt wood and grey painted framed mirror with gilt painted metal arms. Original glass. Old wiring and fittings need checking. Circa 1950.’

From New Dealer John Howkins Antiques, some beautiful and very elegant pieces, shown in the header

Ladies Writing Table

A good quality rosewood bon heur du jour inlaid with satinwood, stained wood and boxwood .The base with 5 mahogany lined drawers. The superstructure with a bevel edged mirror behind 3 arches supported by 2 ring turned columns, flanked on either side by 2 inlaid doors with stationary compartments. All original quality brass galleries, handles, escutcheons and castors with porcelain wheels. Hand dyed green leather writing surface with gold and blind tooling. With key. Sizes

Georgian Bookcase

A good quality slim Georgian style mahogany bookcase. The top with a dentil cornice and 2 cross-banded doors with arched astragal-glazing bars. Interior with 3 adjustable shelves. The base with carved edge detail and 2 cross banded doors with flame mahogany panels, applied beading and carved corner patrae. With shelf and keys

Inlaid Open Chair

A super quality, mahogany, open armchair. The wonderful back inlaid with stylised dolphins, musical instruments and swags and ribbons, all in pen-worked ivorine and satinwood, further ivorine stringing to front. Serpentine front rail, square tapering legs with spade feet and padded arms. Probably original upholstery, but this chair would benefit from a new covering.

Shown below

Inlaid Desk Chair

A good quality Jas.Shoolbred open armchair, on cabriole legs with well shaped arms, all inlaid with ivorine stringing and marquetry panel to back, bearing label: - "JAS SHOOLBRED & CO, TOTTENHAM COURT ROAD, LONDON."

Vernis Martin Bureau De Dame

A superb French rosewood and gilded brass mounted cylinder bureau de dame. The shaped frieze drawer opens and rotates the Vernis Martin cylinder to reveal a rosewood 3-drawer interior. The fall opens onto the drawer front for support and is lined with a replaced hand dyed burgundy leather writing surface with blind and gold tooling. The top with an attractive three quarter brass gallery and 3 drawers below. The whole standing on cabriole legs with further gilt brass adornments. All original mounts, good mellow patina and freestanding. Working lock with original key. 

Antique Sofa

An impressive Victorian rosewood chair/cameo back settee with wonderful carved and pierced decoration. On cabriole front legs with brass cup castors.

Inlaid Rosewood Dressing Table Stool

An attractive late Victorian or Edwardian rosewood music/dressing table stool with boxwood and ivorine stringing on all 4 sides. The front with further inlay of flowers and foliage with pen work. The re-upholstered seat lifts to reveal a storage area. Extra quality and in great condition. 

Victorian Inlaid Davenport 1886

Fabulous quality inlaid rosewood davenport with lidded stationary and penholder compartment with original inkpot. The shaped inlaid top with presentation plaque for 1886 (see photo 5). The boxwood strung fall with replaced green hand dyed leather with gold and blind tooling which lifts to reveal a mahogany lined interior and 2 drawers with brass pulls. To the right side are 4 mahogany lined drawers with opposing dummy drawers all with original pierced brass handles. The front with a beautifully inlaid centre and flanked by well-carved vase and foliage panels. Standing on short shaped legs with original brass castors and brown porcelain wheels 

Bijouterie Display Cabinet

An unusual and good quality Victorian mahogany free -standing bijouterie cabinet. Standing on well carved cabriole legs and joined by shaped and shell carved friezes with a serpentine and glass shaped front. The mahogany and plate glass fall lifts to allow access to an original velvet lined lockable interior (slightly worn). The up stand cabinet with a single door and moulded corner detail with a finely carved cornice .The interior with 2 adjustable plate glass shelves. Not visible on photos- the very top is also plate glass. In good original condition with 1 or 2 bumps and bruises associated with age and use. Fully cleaned and waxed. With keys 

A good quality rosewood bon heur du jour inlaid with satinwood, stained wood and boxwood .The base with 5 mahogany lined drawers. The superstructure with a bevel edged mirror behind 3 arches supported by 2 ring turned columns, flanked on either side by 2 inlaid doors with stationary compartments. All original quality brass galleries, handles, escutcheons and castors with porcelain wheels. Hand dyed green leather writing surface with gold and blind tooling. With key

From Marlborough Antiques (shown in the header)

Art Deco Bronze

Josef Lorenzl (1892 - 1950). A Large Art Deco Bronze Group of a Naked Girl Leading Three Greyhounds. Silver Patina. Signed "Lorenzl". Mounted on a Brazilian Onyx Base. C.1930. An Austrian born in Vienna, Josef Lorenzl was one of the three foremost sculptors of the Art Deco period, along with Ferdinand Preiss and Demetre Chiparus. He specialised in bronze figures of highly stylised dancers with long slim limbs. He was also a gifted ceramicist, producing many pieces for the Goldscheider factory. 

This week from Nimbus

I have to say this is possibly my favourite item of the last couple of weeks, impossibly elegant and quite beautiful…

Aesthetic Movement Occasional Table

Aesthetic Movement mahogany and brass occasional table, having rectangular top with reeded border, centred by glazed panel above deep frieze cast and chased with ribbon-tied leafy sprigs, all standing on turned and fluted legs terminating in out swept feet all united by panelled, mahogany undertier with pierced apron. C1890

Victorian Stool

Fine quality and attractive, Victorian walnut stool, having height adjustable seat and raised on turned and fluted legs united by finely carved column and cross stretchers. C1870

Edwardian Display Cabinet

Edwardian, mahogany display cabinet, having arched pediment inlaid with satinwood fan flanked by brass finials above flamed mahogany, inlaid frieze, astragal glazed door flanked by cross banded, corner shelves. Lower part, having breafront outline above flamed mahogany, cupboard door, satinwood spandrels flanked by interlaced stringing, raised upon tapering legs united by serpentine shelf. This outstanding, display cabinet is in fantastic, original condition. C1900

Late 19th Century Bedside Cabinet

Good quality and very attractive, bedside cabinet in walnut, having inset marble top, single drawer to frieze, cupboard door with moulding and flower carvings, flanked by reeded decoration, all standing on reeded, tapering legs united by undertier. C1890

Early Victorian Carver Chair

Fine quality and very attractive, early Victorian carver chair in mahogany, having shaped top and mid rail with carvings below, scroll arms and drop in seat, all standing on turned fluted legs. This chair is in fine original condition. C1850

Victorian Bergere Chair

Fine quality and attractive, tub chair in mahogany, having original, double caned back, fully upholstered seat with arcade carved front and sides, standing on tapering, swags carved legs. C1890

From Martlesham Antiques

Walnut Corner Chair, 18th Century

Walnut Credenza

19th Century, walnut 66”x16”x41” high.

Marble Top Centre Table

19th Century mahogany empire style marble top centre table with brass mounts.30 1/2" Dia x 30 1/4" high.

Rosewood Stool, 19th century

Double Sided Reading Table

9th Century double sided mahogany reading table with two drawers and two adjustable reading slopes.29 3/4" x 21 1/2" x 36 1/2" high

Marble top Consul Table

19th Century cherry wood consul table with a marble top.18" x 11" x 35" high.

 

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