Mahogany Is Not Brown
Mahogany Is Not Brown

Brief  Guide To Buying Antique Furniture

 

It is rare to find a piece two hundred years old in perfect condition but there are still good examples to be found.

Basic check list

Structural condition and originality        Repairs can involve many hours               

Original handles feet and locks              Replacment handle are expensive

Oak /mahogany linings is a plus

Quality and choice of figured wood and patination

Quality of workmanship

Check for live woodworm  this is not generally a problem if treated

Check all over for repairs pull out drawers and look at drawer bottoms for groves

Push drawers in out carefully if the drawer makes a clonking sound when being closed that last inch you know runners and bearers need looking at.

 

 

Fine quality oak kneehole desk (1870s)
This fine quality desk has a lockable folio cupboard at each end. An indication of quality is given by the locks used: Cope & Collinson for the main drawers and cupboards, with an extra secure drawer fitted with a Hobbs & Co. lock, all of which are original.
Only minor repairs have been made to this desk since it has had much less use than most desks of a comparable age, and internally the desk is in much better condition than you would normally expect. The desk has been cleaned and revived with original finish retained, except for the leather used to line the top, which has been carefully replaced with high quality extra hard wearing dark blue leather.
Keys are being cut for locks.
W: 122cm, D: 71cm, H: 77cm (kneehole height 62cm)
Dimensions of the end cupboards: 58.5cms x 12cms
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FINE QUALITY WELL FIGURED MAHOGANY INLAID PEMBROKE/breakfast table circa 1800 in excellent restored condition dummy drawer inlaid as front drawer one replacement handle on dummy drawer I wanted to leave the three remaining original handles in place, handles can be replaced if you prefer.
Height  73.00cm Depth  84.00cm Witdh  51.00cm closed. 96.50cm open

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QUALITY MADE MMAHOGANY OVAL PEMBROKE TABLE 1790s made from highly figured mahogany, in excellent revived condition a gamut of colour a great little table.
Original key
W 50cm x D 72cm flaps down W 90cm x D 72cm flaps up H 72cm
Kneehole height 58cm

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£895

 

I WAS A BROWN  MAHOGANY FIVE DRAWER OAK LINED DESK/WRITING TABLE but now in excellent plus condition having been striped of brown decayed polished finish, lightly sanded lightly bleached stained polished and wax finished to warm glow.

Desk is of very solid build and also in excellent stuctural condition.

Images give a good idea of condition and colour. colour changes under different lighting.

W 123cm D  68cm H  77cm Kneehole height 60cm

£645

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HIGH QUALITY CARD/games table by renowned maker H.OGDEN 1880s in excellent condition
I have repolished top of table, cleaned and revived base.
The table has original guilded line work zoom into image or please request high quality image.
Stamped H.OGDEN  8633 Manchester

H72
W90
D46cm

£585

Fine Quality Rosewood Work Table 

Good quality Rosewood Work table circa 1830s pencil cedar lined drawers.
This piece has had  minor repairs and polishing carried out by me and is in excellent condition and ready for a new keeper
to enjoy.

W 40.5cms closed Flaps up 84cm
D 51cms
H 71cms
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£885.00

Heal's octagonal solid well figured walnut window/center table with revived original finish circa 1880s
A lovely figured top and of fine quality

W 76cms H 68.5cms

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£425.00

 

Fine Regency Rosewood rise and fall piano stool £585
Late Victorian solid mahogany miniature chest of drawers Width 38.00cm Height 40.00cm Depth 19.50cm SOLD
Mahogany Bow fronted inlaid corner cupboard circa 1790s minor repairs and revived original finish. W 71cm H 14cm D 48cm £545 Mahogany arch top corner cupboard in fine condition with original key and lock circa 1750s. H110cms D38cms W71cms £525

 

1770s Chippendale mahogany Pembroke table with cross over fretted under frame. Table has been restored and repolished see before image.
Chippendale supplied a very similar table to Nostell Priory in the 1770s making this a very early Pembroke / breakfast table.
Goggle for additional information.

54cm x 98cm open Height 71cm

 

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£985.00

 

Quality Mahogany Pedestal Support Pembroke Table of unusal dimensions very well made very solid well restored and excellent colour a very useful multi purpose table circa 1840s

 

£685.00

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           Height 76.00cms

Width closed  52.00cms

            open   99.00cms
           depth 122.00cms

 

 

Good Figured Mahogany corner cabinet / cupboard all in excellent condition and great colour circa 1850s
 This piece has had minor repairs, original surface which has been revived and polished bringing this peice to you in excellent order and mor than fit for purpose

Height 189.00cm

Width   94.00cm

Depth   54.50cm

 

£645.00

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Rosewood circular triform base, on pedestal support dining table in excellent+ condition  and of excellent quality underneath of the top has been simulated in rosewood a nice finishing touch a sign of quality circa 1840s

Dimensions to be confirmed

Width 112.00cms

Height  74.00cms

£1250.00

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A fine quality solid Padauk Anglo Indian platform base dining / centre table circa 1820s in excellent restored condition with wonderful figured top supported on quad platform base terminating on finely carved paw feet.

Width 122cm

Height 71cm

 

£1850.00

 


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Mahogany tilt top dining table circa 1820s in well restored condition retaing revived original finsh a good quality table in excellent and ready to use for many years.

 

Height 74.50cm

Width  93.00cm

Length 127.00cm

 

SOLD

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Rosewood oval dining/centre table with fine moulded edging to top supported on good solid rosewood base. This table is in very good solid condition but will come to my workshop for a good clean and revival images don’t do this table justice.

 

Width 156cms
Depth 108cms
Height to follow estimated height 72-75cms

 

£1150.00

 

 

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Mahogany Secretaire  Bookcase circa 1830s in fully restored condition replacement brass drawer handles ready to give use and pleasure for many years to come a great looking piece. Key to glazed door and secretaire drawer.

 

Height 223.00cm

Width  124.00cm

Depth   58.00cm

 

Sold


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Mahogany 1860s cupboard bookcase in restored condition but requiring final finishing fitting doors, keys to locks finish polishing and wax burnish finish.


Width 99cm

Depth 42cm

Height224cm

 

sold


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A good Large Georgian Mahogany Chest of drawers

 

SOLD

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Walnut center/writing table Circa1880s

Show room condition
Makers paper label on back of drawer

Walnut single drawer writing table of unusual design top lined in black with blind tooling all in excellent order.
Manufactuer W.Walker 119 Bunhill Row,London, EC

£685.00

 

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Good set of 4 late Victorian dining chairs SOLD

Impressive mahogany bow fronted sideboard in very fine condition with one piece solid mahogany  top circa 1830s

Dimensions

180.50cms wide

75.00cmsdeep

107.00cms high (top 95.00cms high)

£1185.00

 

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Good solid robust set of 4+2 Mahogany Chippendale style dining chairs circa 1900s all in total solid condition with orignal revived finish.
Replaced seat covers
I have checked these chairs over cleaned and polished, a very good example of this type of chair.

£685.00

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Mahogany breakfront sideboard with one piece solid mahogany top, mahogany cross banded top, with black line inlays, supported on six tapering legs with unusual reeded features circa 1810 in restored condition.

60.00ins wide

27.00ins deep

35.25ins high

£1285.00 Reserved

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Oak and mahogany single door corner cupboard in superb orignal order with orignal lock and key please inspect images.

Circa 1810

30.00ins wide

17.50ins wide

41.00ins high

£315.00

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Good mid georgian oak corner cupboard with walnut crossbanding original hinges, escutheon, lock,key and catches.
Cupboard  has had minor repairs, original revived finish.

Height 99.00cm

Width  66.00cm

Depth  45.00cm

sold

 

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Circular one piece Mahogany tilt top tripod table circa 1800s in restored condition a lovely colour very pleasing to look at and very useful.

Width 75.5cm

Height 71cm

sold

 

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A very fine high Victorian 1860s extending mahogany dining table retaining original revived finish. I have made minor repairs and revived original finish making this table a glorious example of its type.
Table has been in store and will come back to my studio for final finishing making sure it arrives to the customer in top condition.
Please note photographed without finial which is attached to underneath pedestal.

Width 122cm

Depth 122cm

Fully extended 213cm x 122cm x 73.5cm high

sold

 

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Superb example of Rowley Gallery Marquerty Picture

Art deco period Rowley gallery marquerty picture made from a varties of walnut.

£545.oo

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