Reindeer Antiques Ltd

Early Oak and Walnut Furniture at Reindeer Antiques

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 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 & Inlay

Charles I Oak Coffer With Carving & Inlay


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

Reindeer Antiques Ltd
81 Kensington Church Street, London, W8 4BG, telephone: +44 (0)207 937 3754, Fax: +44(0)207 937 7199