Reindeer Antiques Ltd

This month we are highlighting some of our earliest pieces.

The Queen Anne walnut chest on stand is a rare survivor from the early Eighteenth Century. Unusually the stand is completely original and there are no breaks to any of the crisply carved cabriole legs.

The William and Mary marquetry inlaid chest is one of the finest examples of early marquetry we have owned. The superbly detailed top and drawers are a superb example of the cabinet-maker's art and the panels have survived in remarkable condition with much of their original colouring and detailing.

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A handsome Queen Anne period walnut chest on stand.

A handsome Queen Anne period walnut chest on stand.

1705

Height: 60.5"

Depth: 23"

Width: 44.5"

Having two short and three long graduated drawers which are quarter veneered and feather banded above a crisp waist moulding and raised on a stand which has a short drawer flanked by a deep drawer to either side; standing on its original well drawn cabriole legs which are carved with a scallop shell and harebell to the knee and terminate in claw and ball feet. Retaining an excellent colour and patina.

This chest on stand is an early example with double cockbead mouldings applied to the carcass. Its superior quality is shown by the crisp carving of the cabriole legs, the careful choice of veneers and the crossbanding of the walnut veneered sides. The handles are first change.

Ref: LA5

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A William and Mary marquerty inlaid chest.

A William and Mary marquerty inlaid chest.

1695

Height: 36.75" (93.5cm)

Depth: 22.25" (56.5cm)

Width: 38.75" (98.5cm)

A superb William and Mary walnut chest of drawers profusely inlaid with marquetry; the top and two short and three long graduated drawers individually decorated with intricate marquetry depicting flowers including tulips and chrysanthemums with acanthus leaves and exotic birds set edged with wheatsheaf banding. The sides inlaid with a marquetry panell depicting a spray of tulips. Raised on later bun feet.

This antique chest of drawers is a brilliant example of the late 17th Century cabinet-maker's art. The marquetry panels are of the finest quality and importantly retain much of their original highly detailed shading and colouring.

 

Ref: 2253

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A Queen Anne Cushion mirror.

A Queen Anne Cushion mirror.

1710

Height: 32" (81.25cm)

Width: 26.5" (67.25cm)

A Queen Anne period walnut veneered cushion mirror; retaining its original bevelled mirror plate.

Ref: 835

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A Queen Anne walnut armchair.

A Queen Anne walnut armchair.

1705

Height: 39.75" (101cm)

Depth: 20" (50.75cm)

Width: 25.5" (64.75cm)

An unusual Queen Anne period walnut commode armchair; standing on cabriole legs to the front with carved scallop shells on the knees. The back legs have a rake. The chair has shepherd crook arms and a shaped back splat.

If you are considering purchasing an antique armchair please take a look at our buyer's guide for advice on what to look for.

Ref: 233



Reindeer Antiques Ltd
81 Kensington Church Street, London, W8 4BG, telephone: +44 (0)207 937 3754, Fax: +44(0)207 937 7199
www.reindeerantiques.co.uk