Reindeer Antiques Ltd

After a hiatus of a couple of months I am delighted to bring you or latest newsletter. It is increasingly difficult to source unsual high quality pieces of furniture but I have managed to source a selection of pieces that date from the Charles I period to the reign of Queen Anne.

The carved oak and inlaid coffer is the earliest piece of furniture in my collection, dating to about 1620 and was probably made in Suffolk. The combination of an inlaid front and carved ends is very unusual and it has survived in remarkably untouched condition.

The William and Mary oyster veneered and inlaid chest is a superb example which I sourced from a retired dealer's collection. The marquetry inlay is beautifully executed and unusually for a oyster chest it retains an excellent colour and patination.

Perhaps the rarest survivor is the Queen Anne black lacquer and japanned centre table. This table is an early example of Britain's interest in Asian art and is a fascinating combination of 17th Century Japanese lacquer and English japanning. To me this is exactly the type of pieces that will be equally at home in a traditional or a contemporary setting.

You will be pleased to know that my website has just been updated with several new pieces and can be viewed at www.reindeerantiques.co.uk Following the success of our Christmas shopping evening last year we are hosting another event in conjunction with Isaac and Ede on 28th November. I hope you are able to join us and I will be emailing you an invitation in the next few days.

 

Charles I oak coffer with carving and inlay.

Charles I oak coffer with carving and inlay.

1620

Height: 27.25" (69cm)

Depth: 20" (50.75cm)

Width: 49" (124.5cm)

A rare Charles I carved oak and inlaid coffer of boarded and panelled construction; the coffer's  two plank top opening with its original strapwork hinges to reveal a candle box and an interior lined with newspaper dated to 1838; the coffer's panelled front decorated with geometric inlay and applied turned mouldings on the stiles; the ends boldly carved with arches decorated with guilloche mouldings and with a diamond set within the arch; the coffer is raised on the original stile feet.

This oak coffer has survived in remarkably untouched condition and the combination of an inlaid front and carved ends is quite unusual.

Ref: BA379

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William and Mary oyster venered chest of drawers.

William and Mary oyster venered chest of drawers.

1690

Height: 35.5" (90cm)

Depth: 22.5" (57cm)

Width: 39.75" (101cm)

A superb William and Mary oyster veneered and marquetry inlaid chest of drawers; the chest's top inlaid to the centre with an oval marquetry panel of foliage issuing out of a grotesque mask with further marquetry panels to each quadrant and crossbanded in olive wood oyster veneers; the chest's two short and three long graduated drawers inlaid with further marquetry panels on an olive wood oyster veneered ground and with oyster veneered ends crossbanded in olivewood. The chest's handles and bun feet replaced.

This oyster veneered chest of drawers was purchased from a retired dealer's collection. Amazingly the extensive marquetry inlay retains much of its original colouring and detailing and the oyster veneers retain a superb patination especially on the ends.

Ref: BA360

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Queen Anne black lacquer centre table

Queen Anne black lacquer centre table

1710

Height: 28.75" (73cm)

Depth: 25" (63.5cm)

Width: 37" (94cm)

A rare Queen Anne period black lacquer and japanned centre table; the centre table's top decorated in coromandel lacquer depicting a group of Chinese figures set in a landscape above a frieze decorated with fragments of Seventeenth Century Japanese lacquer; the table's apron and cabriole legs are japanned with a diaper patern to the knees and a acanthus leaf to the top of the pad foot.

Ref: BA271

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Queen Anne Brass Firetools

Queen Anne Brass Firetools

1710

Height: 1.75" (2cm)

Depth: 5.25" (13.5cm)

Width: 24.75" (63cm)

A set of Queen Anne period brass firetools; the firetools comprising a shovel, a poker and tongs.

Ref: BA376



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