Archive for the ‘Antiques’ Category

IMG_5435A very nice vintage double school desk with attached seating for two, thought to be dated around 1930-1940′s … In very nice condition but with the usual school boy or girl scratching and writing on which all adds to the history and charm of these desks… it’s all solid wood and metal construction means it should last many, many more years of use.
Collection from my storage near Colchester is preferred…

Vintage Desks, School Desks

Vintage Double School desk

Although, I can deliver this desk up to 20 miles from Colchester, Essex for a reasonable cost to cover fuel… (Will not deliver to flats with lots of stairs.) Can deliver a bit further but this will cost you money! Buyers are welcome to view the desk if needed before buying, viewing by appointment at my storage facility near Colchester.
Measurements are: 1.030mm. wide… 0.800mm. depth (front of desk to back of seat) 0720mm. desk height. & 0.425mm. seat height. all measurements are approx.
Any queries please phone… 07988.506321


Robert "Mouseman" Thompson Oak Chair

Robert “Mouseman” Thompson Oak Chair

A Superb chair by Robert “Mouseman” Thompson, a solid oak, lattice back armchair.
This elegant chair has a carved lattice panel at the back, softly curved arms, a Mulberry Colour seat and octagonal front legs, it is in really fine condition and stands as a shining example of Robert Thompsons amazing furniture. It measures 520mm. wide., 900mm. high back and 470mm. seat height. Sorry but only available for sale in the U.K. I Will not send, but I am happy to wrap in bubble wrap and prepare it for your courier to collect at a time that’s suitable for both parties. Or I can deliver up to img_519240miles from Colchester for a small negotiated price. More photos available if needed or can be inspected by appointment in Colchester, Essex area.

Price: £625.00p. SOLD..SOLD

Victorian Church Pew

Victorian Church Pew

An original Antique Victorian Pine Church/chapel Pew in really good condition. It has been given a coat of Matt black paint by its previous owner but this looks like it could be stripped back easy enough or repainted. It measures approx. 2.860mm long, 1.030mm. high and 0.450 deep.

Can be viewed prior to purchase by appointment at my storage facility at Ardliegh/Lawford, near Colchester. Can deliver locally to Colchester up to 30-40 miles for cost, otherwise it can be collected.

Tel: Bob at Colchester Antiques 07988.506321

Price: £235.00, SOLD..SOLD..SOLD

imageA stunning English Teapot by Burgess and Leigh, Geisha Chinoiserie pattern, C.1880′s-1890′s. This very regal looking teapot is in the unmistakable shape of a crown, impressing on you the elegance of its design. It has a rectangular oval shape with canted corners and an unusual projecting coronet addition at the top. The corners of the pot have a curving rococo look to them with a correspondingly ornate handle and lovely simulated scroll feet. The elegant matching lid has a pagoda shaped finial, completing the overall crown appearance as the crest.  The print decoration on this elegant teapot is as superb as its shape. Starting at the top with the lid, both imagesides are decorated with a pagoda style building with a path leading up to the door and pine trees in the background. Central on both sides of the pot itself is the serene figure of a Geisha girl holding a large round umbrella with a multitude of spokes radiating from its middle and displaying like a huge halo behind her head. She is dressed in a kimono and in her other hand she holds a jug. She is surrounded by tall foliage and just behind her you can see mountains and a body of water, apparently the place she has just visited to fill her jug.

Foliage and arabesques decorate most of the remaining areas of the teapot and lid. Highlighting each area of decoration are gold gilt line borders, acting as a frame for that particular display of beautiful transfer decoration. The spout and the handle are also covered with decor and gold framing. The work that went into creating this design and this teapot in general is really quite amazing. Will only post to Mainland UK destinations and by tracked and signed for delivery service.



Victorian Round Pembroke Table

   Posted by: Bob

image imageA beautiful round Victorian Pembroke table from the 19th century in very good condition. This table is in good original condition and hasn’t been mucked about with by renovation of any kind, the top shows marks of its age (approx. 100-150 years.  It has a very useful sectioned draw in one end with original handle. Drop leaf with semi circular leaves. Inlaid around the edge, the legs and ends with lighter cloured wood for contrast. Measures 103 x 86 when fully extended.59 cms wide when not extended. Collection only, or can be delivered up to 50 miles from Colchester by a cost negotiation.  (K)190816  More photos can be emailed on request.



Ercol Blonde Windsor Armchair, c.1960

   Posted by: Bob

imageErcol Blonde Windsor Armchair, sturdy and in nice condition, a rare 1960 vintage Ercol armchair.  measurements are approx; 780mm. high back, 610mm. wide (arm to arm) and 420mm. seat height.  To be collected from my storage unit near Colchester, can negotiate to deliver locally.   (K)270716

Info tel: Bob at Colchester Antiques.  07988.506321     

Price: £40.00p





Victorian Mahogany Writing Table / Desk

   Posted by: Bob

imageThis lovely Victorian Mahogany Writing Table / Desk is in very good condition, it has the leather insert to the top which has gold borders. The drawers both work well and have the original wooden knobs, one drawer has cracking to the bottom piece but this doesn’t effect the working or functioning of the drawer. The legs are grand looking and stand on what looks like its original brass castors.. Measurements are 1.220mm. long x 0.600mm. depth and stands 0.720mm. high, all measurements are approx. This piece is for collection only or I can deliver up to 50 miles from Colchester for £20.00p. payable through PayPal prior to delivery. More photos are available by email or Inspection of this fine desk prior to imagepurchase is welcome by appointment.    Any questions please phone Bob, Colchester Antiques.07988.506321. (HH)100616


imageA really nice Antique Victorian Windsor Elm Armchair in good sound condition. Measurements are; 580mm. wide, 460mm. high seat and 1.000 mm. high back.  (all measurements are approx.)   To be collected by the buyer from Colchester area, although can deliver locally for £10  (more photos available via email)  (K)260616

Tel: Bob @ Colchester Antiques 07988.506321

Price: Sold..Sold..Sold






Mahogany Dressing Mirror – Victorian – c1880-1890′s
A lovely example of a dome topped Victorian Dressing Mirror.
This mid-sized piece is in great order throughout and benefits from original fittings which are all fully functioning.
Pleasingly styled risers support the dome shaped mahogany frame that displays the fine mirror plate.             The fine flame veneer plinth body sits over superb scroll carved feet. Dimensions are: 340mm d.  x  570mm h.  x 570mm w.

Overall a nicely proportioned and attractive mirror in very good antique order which will make a fine addition to any bedroom. Condition report and Other photos are available by email.

Price:  £110.00p, SOLD..SOLD..SOLD


A delightful little Antique 19th century round footstool in Burr Maple? Veneer with inlaid marquetry and has very unusual ceramic Ball & Claw feet. It is in fair, reasonable condition with replacement feet fitted, probably around a 100 years ago, these have sustained slight chipping but still roll o.k.  The stool has also been re-upholstered at some point in it’s history.  More photos are available if needed.   (please click on picture to enlarge image)   Measurements are approx: 280mm. across x 150mm. high.         (D)281014

Price: £55.00p,  U.K. SOLD..SOLD..SOLD