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Some antiques are difficult to classify or could easily be classified in several different categories. It is possible that when looking in one categ…

Some antiques are difficult to classify or could easily be classified in several different categories. It is possible that when looking in one category the item you are looking for may be hiding away in another category and you may miss it.

These pages are the secret place that we use to keep all of those items that are difficult to categorise and which should be browsed regularly in the tradition of visiting an antiques fair or arcade where the items on offer are often presented in no particular order.

Regent Antiques always offers a fine range of collectables and other items such as military memorabilia, autographs and prints, sporting memorabilia, scientific instruments, and so on.

If you were taking a leisurely stroll around our London showroom you would of course see our huge range of antiques and collectable items all laid out before you in no particular order. A journey of discovery where you might see something you didn’t even know you wanted - or existed. In this category we have tried to recreate that experience - we hope you enjoy it and that you visit it regularly.

This is one category of our website where collectors really should visit often as we are constantly replacing sold items with new ones and no-one ever knows with any certainty what will be coming into stock next. Expect to see such things as binoculars, telescopes, signed prints, musical instruments and quirky storage boxes.

Here are just a few items that may not have dedicated categories of their own but which might still be of interest to you:

Hats, including antique top hats, gloves and other interesting items of clothing.

Fancy a top hat? We often have several examples of antique top hats and other items of headgear for you to peruse.

Antique Gramophones & Musical Instruments

Of course we stock the iconic HMV gramophones that adorn many a music room, bar, hotel lobby or in fact anywhere that people congregate and take time to consider just how much the art, (or is it a science?) of sound reproduction has evolved over the last century or so. We also put the methods of making that sound, well music to be precise, into this category as well and you will find many examples of antique musical instruments here for you to enjoy.

Rugs, Boxes, Taxidermy and How about a Silver Skull?

Yes, at the time of writing we did have a skull up for sale - not a real one through! This one is much nicer. This is also the place to find antique rugs and antique taxidermy items.

If You Can’t Visit Our Showroom, Please Take the Time to Check This Category and Take a Look at Our Range of Unusual and Rare Antique Items

If you see an antique rug, antique top hat, antique musical instrument or any of the unusual items we offer for sale on our website and would like to see them in person, then a visit to our north London showrooms is a must. But if you cannot visit and collect the item you want in person, please rest assured that our specialist team will pack it carefully and ship it to almost any destination worldwide.

We would however ask you to obtain a shipping quotation before making a purchase, quoting the unique reference number on the item’s description page. If you are located in the UK mainland you will be pleased to discover that we can ship your purchases to you free of charge.

Our large North London showroom is open to the public for viewing every weekday between 10am to 5pm and if weekdays are a problem for you then please also be aware that we also open occasionally on Saturdays so that you can see the antique items you are interested in. Please see the homepage of this website for our current opening hours including up-to-date Saturday opening arrangements as we do not open on Saturday every week.

You don’t need an appointment to come and view our range of antiques or other items but if you need to speak to one of our in house experts then it is worth calling in advance to make sure that there is someone on hand to answer your questions and help you when you make your visit.

Our north London showroom is very easy to find and it is conveniently located close to public transport links, including Manor House tube station which is on the Piccadilly Line and which is just a stone’s throw away. You will often find many examples of antique musical instruments, antique gramophones, antique top hats and other antique items on display, but if you are travelling to see a particular item please call first to make sure that it is still available for viewing as we would not want you to make a wasted journey.

If you cannot visit the showroom and you have questions about any of our fascinating and unusual items or any of our other antique and collectable pieces then you are always welcome to contact us by telephone or email using the contact details found at the top of every product description page.

Please also be sure to quote the unique item reference number when contacting us in order to avoid confusion as we stock many items that are similar and could be mistaken for one another.

Please also be sure to check our notes as to the condition and dimensions of the item you wish to buy before purchasing to ensure that it meets your expectations and that it will fit into the space you have in mind for it.

We would ask you please to also study carefully the gallery of photographs that we provide with each item description in order to fully satisfy yourself as to its condition. If in doubt please contact us for an appraisal of the piece in question.

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Ref: A1109
Antique Victorian Burr Walnut Pop Up Davenport Desk

Antique Victorian Burr Walnut Pop Up Davenport Desk c.1860

This is a gorgeous antique piano front Davenport Desk, Circa 1860 in date. It is crafted from fabulous burr walnut and the hinged pull out writing slope features the original inset gilt tooled navy leather writing surface, ink bottles and pen tray.   It has been wonderfully  made by a master craftsman, the quality of the work is breathtaking, and the burr walnut is of the highest quality. It is finished on all sides so that it can stand freely in the middle of a room, making it extremely versatile.   The Davenport has four drawers on one side, perfectly sized for all the stationary you could possibly need, and dummy drawers on the other, making it not just a symbol of refinement but a practical furnishing as well.   The main talking point when showing it to friends is the  secret compartment at the rear on top  for letters, stamps, etc,. It rises up by itself when a hidden catch is pressed by an ingenious system of pulleys and a hidden weight.   It stands on its original bun feet fitted with recessed brass and porcelain castors.   It is an absolutely beautiful and perfectly formed piece of furniture which could be placed almost anywhere.   Complete with working locks and key. Condition:   In excellent condition having been beautifully cleaned, polished and waxed, in our workshops, please see photos for confirmation.    

Dimensions in cm:

Height 104 x Width 58 x Depth 59

Dimensions in inches:

Height 3 feet, 5 inches x Width 1 foot, 11 inches x Depth 1 foot, 11 inches

Ref: 08569
Antique Oil Painting François Gérard 1770 1837 of The Colosseum Circa 1820

Antique Oil Painting François Gérard 1770 - 1837 of The Colosseum Circa 1820

This is a beautiful oil on canvas painting of the Colosseum in the centre of Rome by the renowned French artist François Gérard (1770 - 1837) and signed lower left. This beautiful landscape captures a striking view of  the Colosseum, also known as the Flavian Amphitheatre, it is an oval amphitheatre in the centre of the city of Rome and it features people walking and enjoying the view. Housed in it's original and magnificent gilt gallery frame decorated with carved and gilded roses and ribbons. Several examples of his work have sold at top auction houses: 1. Auction house: Artcurial (S.V.V.) Paris France Auction date 23 Mar 2017 Le sacre de Charles X à Reims Hammer price £ 44,792 (€ 52,000) https://www.artprice.com/artist/11108/francois-gerard/drawing-watercolor/12903015/le-sacre-de-charles-x-a-reims?lots_search_uniq_id=-1327225916676237410 2. Auction house K -Mondo Paris France Auction date 10 Mar 2017 Portrati de l'Impératrice Marie-Louise en buste Hammer price £ 15,798 (€ 18,000) https://www.artprice.com/artist/11108/francois-gerard/painting/12856221/portrati-de-l-imperatrice-marie-louise-en-buste?lots_search_uniq_id=-1327225916676237410 3. Auction house: Delorme-Collin du Bocage Paris France Auction date 08 Jun 2016 Caroline Murat et ses deux premiers enfants, Achille et Letizia Hammer price £ 21,898 (€ 28,000) https://www.artprice.com/artist/11108/francois-gerard/drawing-watercolor/10970178/caroline-murat-et-ses-deux-premiers-enfants-achille-et-letizia?lots_search_uniq_id=-1327225916676237410 4. Auction house: Delorme-Collin du Bocage Paris France Auction date 02 Dec 2015 Marie-Amélie de Bourbon duchesse d'Orléans et future reine des Français Hammer price £ 24,594 (€ 35,000) Condition: In really excellent condition, please see photos for confirmation.

Dimensions in cm:

Height 96 x Width 123 x Depth 9 - frame

Height 71 x Width 98 - painting

Dimensions in inches:

Height 3 feet, 2 inches x Width 4 feet, 0 inches x Depth 3 inches - frame

Height 2 feet, 4 inches x Width 3 feet, 3 inches - painting

Ref: 05958
Silver Plated Monteith Caviar & Vodka Set Cooler

Silver Plated Monteith Caviar & Vodka Set Cooler

This is a gorgeous new silver plated Monteith caviar set with the caviar dish and cover in the centre, featuring eight vodka shot glasses around it and offered for sale in excellent condition, as a new item. This lovely silver plated Monteith caviar set is decorated around the rim and there is a sturgeon adorning the lid of the caviar dish and one on each of the handles. The spacious interior allows you to fill the bowl with plenty of crushed ice to keep the glasses and caviar chilled. The quality and craftsmanship of this silver plated Monteith caviar set and vodka cooler is superb as can be seen from the video. Please do take a few moments to watch this and see for yourself. It is a truly magnificent piece and will attract the maximum amount of attention from all of the guests at your next party. It is in excellent condition as can be confirmed by spending a few moments looking at the photos provided in our image gallery. Browsing This Silver Plated Monteith Caviar Set Personally As it is always a good plan to see before you purchase so we are always pleased to encourage you to view our stock in our North London showrooms. Why not plan a visit to get a view of this silver plated Monteith caviar set personally? When you are here, you will also have the option to view our collection of other terrific silver antiques and collectors' items. Please remember that you'll have to get in contact with us first prior to making a visit to see that the silver plated Monteith caviar set is still offered for sale and has not already gone. Also if you do make contact with us we can plan to make sure that you'll find the right consultant available to you to chat you through your purchase and resolve any concerns you may have. We are always happy to talk about our items such as this silver plated Monteith caviar set in detail and suggest other possibilities if you are interested. In our world there is no such thing as a stupid question and we fully recognize that you will want to get your purchase just right so please feel free to ask about any concerns you have. Kindly take a note of the item reference number which appears on this page before getting in touch, so we recognize which specific silver plated Monteith caviar set you are talking about. You can browse more silver items here. Regent Antiques - Showroom Opening Hours The London salesroom is open Mon to Fri 10am – 5pm for you to view this silver plated Monteith caviar set. We also open from time to time on Saturdays – but kindly be in touch in advance before making the journey on a Saturday as we really do not want you to be turning up and finding no one here. Check out our next Saturday opening date here (towards the bottom of the page). If You Would Like More Help If you are not able to set up a visit, we are still happy to reply to any enquiries you may have about this silver plated Monteith caviar set. To chat about these with us kindly don't hesitate to get in touch by either email or telephone using the info on this page. We have a number of internal consultants who will be delighted to have a discussion with you about this silver plated Monteith caviar set and also talk over the intricacies of purchasing and caring for spectacular silver antiques more generally. We are always happy to share our experience with our customers and potential customers to make certain that they are fully content with everything they are considering getting. When you get in touch be sure to mention the item reference number that you will also find on this page to be sure that we understand the specific silver plated Monteith caviar set you are interested in as it is possible that we may have several similar items available. Shipping, Delivery and Returns We are experts in the packing and delivery of high-quality articles of silver such as this silver plated Monteith caviar set. Exceptional pieces of silver of this nature need expert handling to ensure they reach you in the same perfect state that they left us in. We are very careful with our packing and transportation suppliers to make sure that items you purchase from us will reach you as expected. We are pleased to send to basically any location across the globe and will take care of all the required packing and transport specifics. However, we require that you get in touch first before choosing this silver plated Monteith caviar set as we will need to be certain of all the details and that you have a full shipping quotation before you buy. Please be aware that we deliver totally free of cost to any mainland UK destination. If you are not happy for any reason with this silver plated Monteith caviar set, in line with the Distance Selling Regulations you can return it to us within 14 days and we will reimburse you. To take advantage of this you need to return the item to us in its initial packaging and condition. You will also be answerable for the return shipping bills unless we sent you an article that is materially different to the one you assumed you would be receiving. Please note that you are fully responsible for any customs fees or duties that fall due as a result of delivering this silver plated Monteith caviar set outside the European Union.

Dimensions in cm:

Height 26 x Width 37 x Depth 32

Dimensions in inches:

Height 10 inches x Width 1 foot, 3 inches x Depth 1 foot, 1 inch

Ref: 09794a
Antique Alabaster Sculpture Wistfulness Young Lady on Bench on Pedestal 19th C

Antique Alabaster Sculpture Wistfulness Young Lady on Bench on Pedestal 19th C

This is a splendid antique Italian Florentine alabaster sculpture of a young sweetheart seated on a bench entitled, 'Wistfulness', Circa 1880 in date, and raised on a superb antique mahogany pedestal, circa 1835 in date. This wonderful antique sculpture is made from stunning white and red alabaster and grey white marble.  It depicts a charming young lady sitting on a bench, resting her head in one hand with the other hand on the seat. Her curly hair is gently worn tied back from the face and she wears a classic costume with her bare feet in sight. She is in a contemplative state, thinking carefully about something.  The bench supports feature wonderful caryatids terminating in attractive paw feet. It is beautifully displayed on a superb antique William IV freestanding mahogany pedestal. The pedestal is of square form with canted corners, with a plinth top over a useful short drawer and cupboard with adjustable shelves, standing on a plinth base. The drawer is stamped with the name of the renowned maker,  JOHNSTONE JUPE & CO NEW BOND STREET LONDON 13669, and dates from circa 1835.     Condition: In really excellent condition, with no chips or marks, please see photos for confirmation.

Dimensions in cm:

Height 47 x Width 32 x Depth 27 - Sculpture

Height 106 x Width 47 x Depth 47 - Pedestal

Dimensions in inches:

Height 1 foot, 6 inches x Width 1 foot, 1 inch x Depth 11 inches - Sculpture

Height 3 feet, 6 inches x Width 1 foot, 6 inches x Depth 1 foot, 6 inches - Pedestal

Ref: 09837a
Antique French Art Nouveau Alabaster Sculpture Dancing Lady on Pedestal 19th C

Antique French Art Nouveau Alabaster Sculpture Dancing Lady on Pedestal 19th C

This is a splendid antique French Art Nouveau snow-white and red alabaster sculpture of a graceful dancing lady in classical dress on a striking Verde Antico marble pedestal, circa 1890 in date.  This finely carved sculpture depicts a beautiful young lady graciously dancing in bare feet in a long sleeveless classical robe - she is exquisitely depicted bending slightly backward one leg standing forward in tiptoe. She is gently twisting around with her right arm placed on her left shoulder and the other arm behind her back. She is candidly smiling and looking downward while making gentle movements with her hair carefully tied up. Like a living being she seems almost to dance in front of us and the sculptor has clearly attempted to make the alabaster come to life.    It stands on a sturdy and robust rectangular alabaster base.    The craftsmanship is second to none throughout all aspects of this artwork.   The lovely antique French Verde Antico green marble pedestal dates from the late 19th Century in date. The pedestal is assembled in three interlocking sections and has a shaped rectangular moulded platform top which is raised on a turned and fluted column support with circular socle and octagonal shaped base. The top part of the column rotates so that you can easily change the position of the sculpture. Condition: All in really excellent condition, with no chips, marks, or signs of repair please see photos for confirmation.

Dimensions in cm:

Height 65 x Width 30 x Depth 18 - Sculpture

Height 111 x Width 46 x Depth 32 - Pedestal

Dimensions in inches:

Height 2 feet, 2 inches x Width 1 foot x Depth 7 inches - Sculpture

Height 3 feet, 8 inches x Width 1 foot, 6 inches x Depth 1 foot, 1 inch - Pedestal


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