Reindeer Antiques Ltd

Reindeer Antiques is almost the only dealer still showing oak furniture in London. I believe oak mixes beautifully with modern art and some pieces are surprisingly sophisticated.

This sophistication can be seen in the beautifully carved legs of the Irish lowboy illustrated below and the design of the window seat which was clearly influenced by the work of Charles Heathcote Tatham.

I love the simplicity of the Georgian cupboard with its crisp fielded panels, unusually it is finished all the way around so it may originally have been intended to display a large vase or piece of sculpture.

I have just finished updating the website with my latest acquisitions and it can be viewed at www.reindeerantiques.co.uk

 

Georgian Irish oak lowboy.

Georgian Irish oak lowboy.

1750

Height: 28" (71cm)

Depth: 19.5" (49.5cm)

Width: 35.5" (90cm)

A well patinated George II period Irish oak and mahogany lowboy; the quarter veneered top crossbanded in walnut and oak above three frieze drawers which retain their original swan neck handles and raised on handsome cabriole legs which are crisply carved with a shell and husk to the knee and terminate in pad feet.

Ref: BA125

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A 19th Century oak stool.

A 19th Century oak stool.

1840

Height: 18.5" (47cm)

Depth: 16.5" (42cm)

Width: 42" (106.5cm)

An early 19th Century carved oak window seat; the upholstered seat above an oak show-wood seat rail and raised on tapering legs which are crisply carved with rosettes, anthemions and lotus leaves.

The design of this window seat is clearly influenced by Charles Heathcote Tatham's Etchings of Ancient Ornamental Architecture (1800).

Ref: BA5

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A Georgian oak cupboard.

A Georgian oak cupboard.

1725

Height: 57" (145cm)

Depth: 17.75" (45cm)

Width: 26" (66cm)

An unusual Georgian tall oak cupboad; the cupboard doors retaining their original axe head handle and opening to reveal shelving and fielded panelled to the front, sides and back.

This cabinet is designed to be used either against a wall or free standing and may have been intended to act as a pedestal for a bust or piece of sculpture. It retains a particularly attractive colour and patination.

Ref: BA56

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Georgian carved statue of St. George and the Dragon.

Georgian carved statue of St. George and the Dragon.

1800

Height: 23.5" (59.5cm)

Depth: 7.5" (19cm)

Width: 10.5" (26.5cm)

A Georgian carved wooden statue of St. George and the Dragon; St. George is portrayed in the act of slaying the dragon with his lance riding a rearing horse and clad in a plumed helmet and a cape billowing around his shoulders. The wood painted in white to imitate carved stone.

Ref: BA108



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