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Carved Oak Furniture at Reindeer Antiques

The earliest surviving pieces of English furniture are usually made from oak and this month we are highlighting some beautiful carved oak pieces.

The oak dresser base illustrated below is a particularly unusual example with its arched centre and can be used in many positions within the home. As well as being used in a traditional kitchen or dining room it would make a superb hallway cupboard with lots of storage for hats, gloves and other impedimenta.

We love the crisply carved coat of arms which probably originates in France. It highlights the mid-late 19th Century interest in the medieval period and its romantic tales of knightly gallantry.

We are not exhibiting at the BADA fair this year but if you are visiting the fair Kensington Church Street is only 10 minutes away. It will be a pleasure to see you all. Alternatively please take a look at our website where we have just posted a buyer's guide to oak dressers.

 

Nineteenth Century carved oak Coat of Arms

Nineteenth Century carved oak Coat of Arms

1860

Height: 22.75" (58cm)

Width: 20.5" (52cm)

A 19th Century continental coat of arms crisply  carved from oak; a pair of coats of arms set within an acanthus wreath; the left shield emblazoned with an apple tree entwined with a snake with a winged helm and an apple tree and snake crest; the right shield emblazoned with an arrow with a winged helm and an archer crest.

Probably commissioned to celebrate a marriage.

Bearing on the reverse a label 'Machenschein, Metz, Rue des Trindaires No. 14'

Ref: 2299

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A Georgian oak dresser base.

A Georgian oak dresser base.

1750

Height: 31.5" (80cm)

Depth: 21.25" (54cm)

Width: 73.5" (186.5cm)

A George II oak dresser base; having a central arch with carved keystone which encloses a recessed panelled door flanked by a bank of three graduated drawers, raised on bracket feet.

Ref: 2331



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