Reindeer Antiques Ltd

After 15 years at the helm of Reindeer Antiques I am delighted to announce that I have taken ownership of the company. It has always been my ambition to run my own business and now I will be able to combine my passion for antique furniture with running a shop on Kensington Church Street. I intend to enhance Reindeer's reputation for quality antique furniture by focusing on pieces which are unique due to their design, patination and quality. Emblematic of this approach is this charming Queen Anne walnut bureau bookcase which is in untouched condition and has an interior beautifully inlaid with seaweed marquetry.

It is my view that the price of antique furniture has changed over the years and as part of my takeover I have looked to reduce where possible the asking price for many of our items.

I am also using this opportunity to develop my collaboration with two good friends who are respected specialists in their fields. Joining me at the premsises on Kensington Church Street are David Isaac of Isaac and Ede, dealers in fine decorative prints, framing and restoration, and Jason Sandeberg who specialises in English silver. This combination of furniture, prints and silver will enable visitors to Reindeer to see three of London's specialist dealers under one roof.

Starting this September I am launching an exciting exhibition programme with an exhibition of sculpted bronze animals and birds by the internationally renowned artist Sally Arnup. Following this will be an exhibition of original Tottering-by-Gently cartoons in November and I am delighted to permanently stock a selection of Tottering-by-Gently prints.

I hope you enjoy the changes I am making and I look forward to welcoming you to the gallery in the near future. Our latest inventory can be viewed on our website at www.reindeerantiques.co.uk

Peter Alexander

Queen Anne walnut bureau bookcase.

Queen Anne walnut bureau bookcase.

1710

Height: 77.75" (197.5cm)

Depth: 22" (56cm)

Width: 31.5" (80cm)

A charming Queen Anne period walnut veneered bureau bookcase; the arched cornice veneered in crossgrain walnut above a mirrored door which retains its original bevelled mirror plate and opens to reveal an interior of adjustable shelves, pigeon holes and two drawers veneered in seaweed marquetry; below is a candle slide; the bureau flap quarter veneered in beautifully figured walnut and opening to reveal a fully fitted interior and a well all inlaid with marquetry; below are two short and two long drawers; raised on the original bracket feet. Inlaid throughout with featherbanding to the door, bureau flap and drawers.

This bureau bookcase is in superb untouched condition. The mirror plate, feet and handles are all original and the walnut has a beautiful warm colour and patination. This bookcase has several unusual features: the marquetry inlaid interior is very unusual and the moulding that runs around the bureau flap is almost unique.

Ref: BA70

Reindeer Antiques Ltd
A Sheraton satinwood and sycamore console table.

A Sheraton satinwood and sycamore console table.

1780

Height: 32.75" (83cm)

Depth: 23.25" (59.25cm)

Width: 69.5" (176.5cm)

An Irish George III Sheraton period satinwood and sycamore veneered semi elliptical console table in the manner of William Moore of Dublin; the semi elliptical top with a central inlaid fan motif in boxwood on a sycamore ground from which extends alternating satinwood and sycamore segments with barber's pole stringing and crossbanded in harewood above a beautifully figured satinwood frieze strung in satinwood and boxwood with inlaid marquetry urns to the top of each leg; raised on elegant square tapering legs which are strung and line inlaid in boxwood. Of beautifully refined proportions and retaining an excellent colour and patination.

Ref: BA69

Reindeer Antiques Ltd
A Japanese tray decorated with fish.

A Japanese tray decorated with fish.

1880

Height: 15.5"

Width: 24"

A Japanese Edo period lacquered papier mache tray decorated with fish and a langoustine.

Ref: BA55

Reindeer Antiques Ltd
A Georgian Welsh oak dresser base.

A Georgian Welsh oak dresser base.

1730

Height: 31" (78.75cm)

Depth: 19.75" (50cm)

Width: 79" (200.75cm)

A George II period Welsh oak dresser base; the well figured plank top above three frieze drawers which are crossbanded in mahogany and retain their original solid back plate handles with three arches below and raised on the original turned feet. Retaining an attractive faded colour and probably made in Montgomeryshire.

Ref: BA72



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