Unusual Victorian Mahogany Antique What Not

What is an Antique Whatnot?

What is an Antique Whatnot? The antique whatnot stand was intended to display a variety of objects, ornaments, curiosities, books and papers. They are usually in very nice serpentine or simpler rectangular shapes, with three shelves and occasionally one or two drawers below. They were supported by turned columns at the edges. Whatnots were very […]

Superb Quality Antique Victorian Mahogany buffet

What is an Antique Dumb Waiter?

What is an Antique Dumb Waiter? An antique dumb waiter is basically a side serving table also known as a buffet which would be in a dining room for storing the food about to be served. Dumb waiters were often used in pairs in large houses from the mid-18th century. When the ladies retired after dinner, the […]

Solid Brass Antique Lamp Base

Antique Lamps

Antique Lamps Here at Driscolls Antiques Ltd offer super quality antique lamps for sale, all re wired and come fully certified with a pat test. If you are looking for our current selection please click here. Below is a selection of previously sold examples and if any look of interest please check our collectibles category […]

Quality Victorian Tall Oak Antique Wellington Chest

Antique Wellington Chest

The antique Wellington chest was named after the famous Duke of Wellingtons victory of 1815. They tall and narrow chests, usually with seven working drawers, one for every day of the week. Unusually they come with a swinging locking arm that locks all the compartments with one key. Here at Driscolls Antiques you can see […]

Art Deco Antique Solid Oak Swivel Desk Chair

Antique Desk Chair

The antique desk chair can come in many different forms from the carver design to the later swivel chair. Here at Driscolls antiques we do get some stunning examples for sale and you can see our current selection here on our chairs page. below are previous examples that we have sold and if any particular […]

Set of Six Georgian Hepplewhite Design Antique Dining Chairs

Hepplewhite Chairs

George Hepplewhite was a Georgian cabinetmaker and furniture designer whose designs become so sought after, they are still copied today. Along with Sheraton and Chippendale he was one of the most well known designers of the Georgian period and designed some of the most important furniture, with very distinctive features like the shield back chair. […]

Fabulous Quality French Marquetry & Parquetry Antique Cylinder Bureau.

Antique Cylinder Desk

The antique cylinder desk can come in the form of a cylinder bookcase or as a pedestal desk. The front is a cylinder shape that opens to reveal a writing surface and is usually lockable. It is quite a remarkable piece of Victorian craftsmanship and would be difficult to reproduce to such good standards today. […]

Unusual Edwardian Bow Fronted Inlaid Mahogany Antique Music / Display Cabinet

Antique Music Cabinet

The antique music cabinet was originally made to store sheet music when home entertainment involved playing music using instruments such as the violin or piano. They are lovely pieces of furniture and can be the ideal practical storage for paperwork, papers or magazines. Here at Driscolls Antiques we do get very beautiful examples for sale […]

Decorative Victorian Mahogany Antique Coffee Table.

Antique Coffee Tables

Antique Coffee Tables were not really invented until the early 20th century and mainly in the art deco designs but you can see many earlier tables adapted to suit this purpose perfectly. Here on antiques world we do get some lovely examples for sale and you can see our current selection here on our antique tables page. […]

Magnificent Set of Twelve Antique Chippendale Style Dining Chairs

Chippendale Chairs

Thomas Chippendale was one of the most influential furniture designers of the 18th Century. His unique designs were so sought after they were copied by other cabinet makers, through the Georgian, Victorian and Edwardian eras and are even copied today by reproduction firms. One of the most copied designs was the Chippendale Chair and we […]

Superb Quality, Victorian, Figured Walnut, Antique Canterbury / Magazine Rack

Antique Canterbury

The Antique Canterbury was first introduced in the late Georgian period ca. 1780 and  got its name as it was first commissioned by the Archbishop of Canterbury. They were popular throughout the Victorian and Edwardian periods as occasional pieces of furniture that could be dotted around the living room. The antique Canterbury is a small […]

Georgian Mahogany Antique Occasional Wine Table

Antique Tripod Tables

Antique tripod tables were first seen in the early 18th century and their main use was to hold candles on as they could be easily moved around the room where light was needed. There purposes soon changed as people realised how useful these little tables were and they were seen as occasional or wine tables […]

Pair of Edwardian Oak Antique Bedside Cabinets

Antique Bedside Cabinets

Antique bedside cabinets can come as a single or on more rare occasions as a pair. Antique bedside cupboards are the ideal pieces of furniture to place either side of your bed as they usually have storage in the form of a cupboard or drawer and you have the useful surfacehttps://antiquesworld.co.uk/antique-bedside-cabinets/ to place your essentials […]

Fine Country, Ash and Elm Antique Windsor Chair

Antique Windsor Chair

The Antique Windsor chair is a country piece of antique furniture that usually comes with lovely charm and character. They were first seen in the late 16th century but were more common in the 18th and 19th century made from native woods such as oak, elm, fruitwoods and the rarest in yew wood. There were a […]

Unusual Serpentine Edwardian Mahogany Antique Glazed Floor Standing Corner Cupboard

Antique Corner Cupboards

Antique Corner cupboards are one of those useful pieces of antique furniture that you can use to utilize those awkward corners in room, but you need additional storage. Here at Driscolls Antiques we offer a selection of antique corner cabinets for sale and you can see our available stock here. We offer wall hanging and […]

Early 18th Century Figured Walnut Antique Bureau Bookcase

Antique Bureau Bookcase

The antique bureau bookcase is a piece of furniture first seen in the Early Georgian period and the design was so popular it carried on until the early 20th century. They will usually have glazed doors above a bureau base so ideal for studying or writing with ease of access to your books or papers. […]

Regency Antique Oak Welsh Harness Cupboard / Wardrobe.

Antique Harness Cupboard

An antique harness cupboard is a cupboard that was originally used for holding and storing horse and harnesses equipment. Harness cupboards usually have wooden pegs in the top section and drawers below. They are very useful pieces of antique furniture and they are still used today as kitchen cupboards or hall cupboards. They are very […]

Magnificent Quality Victorian Mahogany Antique Scottish Chest of Drawers.

Antique Scottish Chest of Drawers

The antique scotch chest is the name for a large chest from the north of England and Scotland, usually of large proportions with lots of drawer space. They will usually have simple carved decorations and stand on tall feet. Here on Antiques world we get some spectacular examples and to see our current selection please […]

Edwardian Oak Antique Roll Top Desk

Antique Roll Top Desk

The Antique roll top desk or also known as the tambour front was first designed in the Late Victorian period usually in walnut or mahogany but during the Edwardian period these became extremely popular and good English Oak was used in the construction. This went on throughout the early 20th Century with companies like Waring […]