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From book slides to ink stands, desk lamps to stationery storage boxes, there isn't an antique or contemporary desk in the land that wouldn&rsqu…

From book slides to ink stands, desk lamps to stationery storage boxes, there isn't an antique or contemporary desk in the land that wouldn’t benefit from a little accessorising - Regent Antiques style!

Make your stylish workspace even more appealing with something from our carefully chosen range of desk accessories which includes a good choice of antique ink stands, period telephones and period style lamps to provide both decoration and illumination.

Perhaps a small antique carriage clock or a silver picture frame is more to your taste or maybe something that has a particular function other than just looking good on your antique desk, such as a sleek Art Deco statue or a bronze bust of Churchill.

Many of us spend a lot of time at our desks so we owe it to ourselves to make it a comfortable and attractive place to work - or play. Take a look around this category and see the range of desk accessories that we offer, from the quaint to the quirky, functional to flippant - we have it all.

Bookslides, Antique Victorian Bookslides - Other Styles and Periods also Available

The trouble with books, especially paperback books, is that they can soon take over your desk. So, wouldn’t it be good if they could be stood up, as if they were on a shelf, ready to grab on the desk. Handy, but not taking up space. There’s a flaw in that plan - books tend to fall over if not adequately supported, so back to the messy desk scenario. This is not a new problem - it was solved long ago with the introduction of the book slide and bookends. Clever little gadgets that keep your books tidy. Simple but effective.

We stock a range of antique bookslides, antique bookends and other variations on the theme. Reclaim your writing surface and get back your desk space with an antique bookslide or a pair of antique bookends that will really make your books stand to attention.

This is Where to Find an Antique Inkwell or an Antique Inkstand

Now, first of all, we know. Very few people actually use ink anymore. Of course you don’t, you have ballpoint pens, fibre tip pens and rollerball tip pens and those who do like to use a fountain pen can do so with convenient, non-messy pre-filled cartridges.

So why then would anyone need an antique inkwell or antique inkstand? Simple, as even if you don’t use them for their original purpose they look really great on your desk. Get one for that reason alone and, you never know, you might start using a “proper” fountain pen again. You know, the ones where you get ink all over yourself and all over everywhere else - that’s probably why they were called fountain pens.

Inkwells can be simple and functional or, alternatively, they can be very ornate. At the time of writing we have a lovely Antique French Ormolu & Sevres Porcelain Standish Inkstand that would look great on your desk but, equally, it would look great on the most elegant dining table, maybe used as a cruet or mustard pot? No - I would not fancy eating mustard from a pot that had been used for storing ink but it’s all about appearances, isn’t it?

We have a good stock of antique inkwells and antique inkstands, plus some from more recent times for you to choose from. Take a good look around this category and maybe pay us a visit if you are in or around London - you will not regret it as our stocks of antique desks, chairs, writing tables and so on are worth the trip, even of you don’t need an inkwell or an inkstand right now.

How About an Antique Typewriter or a Vintage Typewriter

It beggars belief that some of the most brilliant works of literature were written on a pretty basic typewriter. The resultant manuscript was a thing of great beauty, however very vulnerable to damage.

Nonetheless, the typewriter moved the world of the writer and author forward by an order of magnitude and now, when they have been made all but obsolete by the word processor, (even that is an old fashioned term these days when everything is an “app”), a really nice vintage typewriter makes a very good desk accessory. We usually have a few in stock, not really intended for daily use but often still in good working order and serving as a reminder of how things used to be. Have a browse and see if you can see one that you like.

Antique Picture Frames, Antique Photo Frames & Silver Photo Frames

Most of us like to have a photograph of our loved ones on our desks (it can be a dog or cat if your prefer), and a nice desk standing photo frame is a great way to preset those photographs to their best effect. Our range changes constantly as photo frames come and go so please be sure to check frequently. Also check our silver categories as we often list photo frames there.

Stationery Caskets, Stationery Boxes and Other Places of Safety for your Office Requisites

Most desks have at least one lockable drawer so, for most of us, if there is something that we need to keep private then that’s the place to do it. However, unlike me, some people actually like their desk to be - tidy! Yes, they don’t like to see paper, pens, bottles of ink (?), paper clips, rubber bands and the like just laying around as though they own the place. Enter the stationery box, sometimes with a lock so your paperclips can feel safe and secure when not in use.

On a serious note, a nice stationery casket or stationery box can not only keep your desk tidy - it will look good as well. Once again we achieve the perfect combination of good looks and usefulness, no not me, the antique stationery box.

Napoleon, Wellington, Churchill and Julius Caesar - all Popular Busts for your Desk

One of the most popular desk accessories ever - the bust of someone famous - is a permanent feature of most antique dealers’ range. We are no exception, we usually have a nice choice of busts to choose from, historical figures, literary figures, (Charles Dickens anyone, or are you a Bronte person?), and a few people that no one has ever heard of.

An antique bust will add class to any desk. It just does. Even better if it is a bust of you, but the cost involved in having one made is enough to put most people off.

Take a look at our stock from time to time, as you never know we might have a bust of someone that you admire although I have to admit, a bust of Ozzy Osbourne hasn’t turned up yet and Iggy Pop is also noticeable by his absence.

The above justs scratches the surface. In fact, you can avoid that happening to your desk by using a blotter pad holder or similar desk protection accessory. We have several pages of listings for desk accessories of all types so be sure to check it out regularly.

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Antique Edwardian Broxbourne Golf Club Inkwell

Antique Edwardian Broxbourne Golf Club Inkwell c.1900

We are delighted to be able to offer for sale this unique novelty Edwardian antique silver plated inkwell from the Broxbourne Golf Club made by Hamilton Laidlaw & Company and dating from around the turn of the 20th century. This striking antique silver plated inkwell features a golf ball with a liner for the ink and a pair of crossed golf clubs. The plateau is wonderfully engraved with decorative scrolling leaves and it is inscribed Broxbourne Golf Club. This Edwardian antique silver plated inkwell stands on shell and paw feet and would make a wonderful and thoughtful gift for any golf enthusiast. It is in excellent condition as can be seen from the gallery of photos. Please do take a few moments to review these to see this for yourself. Checking out this antique silver plated inkwell in person As it can be a good plan to view before you decide to buy and item such as this, we are always happy to welcome you to view our stock in our North London showroom and warehouse. So why not organise a trip to view this antique silver plated inkwell face to face? Whilst you are here you will additionally be able to to view our collection of other delightful silver antiques and collectables. Interested in inkwells and desk accessories? - see more here. Please remember to get in touch with us first before making a journey to confirm that the antique silver plated inkwell is still offered for sale and has not already been purchased. Also if you email or call us we can ensure that there is the right specialist available to chat you through your investment in this silver plated inkwell and resolve any queries that you might have. We are always pleased to discuss our items such as this antique silver plated inkwell in detail and show some other similar options should you so desire. We believe there is no such thing as a foolish query and we fully appreciate that you will want to get your purchase just right so please feel free to ask about any concerns you have. You should take a note of the item reference number which appears on this page before getting in contact, so we can be sure of the specific antique silver item you are speaking about. See more lovely silver items here. Regent Antiques - Showroom Opening Hours The London salesroom is open Mon to Fri 10am – 5pm for you to see this antique silver plated inkwell. We also open sometimes on Saturdays – but remember to be in touch ahead of time before making the journey on a Saturday to make sure we are open. See the next available Saturday viewing day here. If You Need Further Information and Details If you are unable to organise a visit, we are still happy to respond to any issues you might have concerning this antique silver plated inkwell. To raise these with us kindly don't hesitate to get in touch by email or telephone using the info on this page. We have a number of internal consultants who will be glad to consult with you about this antique silver plated inkwell and also discuss details of investing in and caring for gorgeous silver antiques more generally. We are always delighted to share our understanding with our customers and potential customers to make sure that you are fully content with any item you are considering selecting. When make contact be sure to mention the item reference number that you will also find on this page to be sure that we can identify the specific antique silver plated inkwell you are considering. Shipping, Delivery and Returns We are experts in the shipping and delivery of exquisite pieces of silver such as this antique silver plated inkwell. Exceptional articles of silver like this should have specialist handling to be sure that they reach you in the same immaculate condition that they left us. We are very careful with our packing and delivery service to make sure that anything you purchase from us will reach you appropriately. We are pleased to send this antique silver plated inkwell to virtually any location across the world and will take care of all the essential packing and transport details. However, we ask that you get in contact first before buying this antique silver plated inkwell as we really want to be certain of all the shipping details and that you have a full shipping estimate before you order. Luckily we ship totally free to any mainland UK destination. If you are not satisfied for any reason with this antique silver plated inkwell when you get it, in keeping with the Distance Selling Regulations you can send it back to us within 14 days and we will supply your money back. You will need to return it to us in its original wrapping and state. You will also be accountable for the return shipping costs unless we sent you an item that is considerably different to the one you imagined you would be acquiring. Please note that you are fully accountable for any customs fees or duties that fall due as a result of shipping this antique silver plated inkwell outside the European Union.

Dimensions in cm:

Height 7 x Width 17 x Depth 14

Dimensions in inches:

Height 3 inches x Width 7 inches x Depth 5 inches

£375.00
Ref: 09974
Antique Russian Malachite Book Form Box With Mineral Specimens Circa 1900

Antique Russian Malachite Book Form Box With Mineral Specimens Circa 1900

This is a superb quality Russian antique malachite book form jewel box, Circa 1900 in date, later converted to display a quantity of mineral specimens. The rectangular hinged lid features malachite parquetry with decorative brass stringing. It lifts up to reveal a later fitted glass and brass mounted collection of 28 mineral specimens from mines in the Congo with the name table verso in French, listed as name, specimen and where it was mined from: 1. Uraninite, oxyde d'uranium "Shinkolobwe Mine"  2. Heterogenite, hydroxyde de cobalt et serum "Kabolela Mine" 3. Cuprite, carbonate de cuivre "Kalabi Mine" 4. Talc Calcedoine, silicate de manganese "Musonioe Mine" 5. Katangite, silicate de cuivre "Changulowe Mine" 6. Liebethbnite, photsphate de a wivre, "Musonioe Mine" 7. Bornite, sult de cuivre et de fer "Kipushi Mine" 8. Pseudomalachite, phosphate de cwivre, "Misesa Mine" 9. Olygiste, oxyde de fer, "Katonfo Mine" 10. Pyrite, silt de fer "Shinkolobwe Mine" 11. Cuprosklodowskite, Silicate d'uranio m et de cuivez, "Musonoie Mine" 12. Silice, oxyde oilicieux "Ramoto Mine" 13. Enrerite, Oxyde de fer, "Dikulwe Mine" 14. Shattucrite, silicate de cuivre "Tantara Mine" 15. Calcite, carb de caicium, "Kipushi Mine" 16. Fibromalachite, carb hystarate' de chivre "Kabolela Mine" 17. Chalcosine, suit de cuivre "Kipushi Mine" 18. Sel Jaune, oxyaena' uranium "Musonoie Mine" 19. Goethite, nxproxyae de fer, "Pamaove Mine" 20. Jel Rose, oxyae de cobalt, "Mupini Mirone" 21. Quartrite, oarb de calciu, Bamoto Mine" 22. Spherocobaltite, card de cobalt, "Ratrolea Mine" 23. Chalcopyrite, sult se cuivreet de fer, "Kipushi Mine" 24. Kolweeite, silrate de cuivre, "Kolwezi Mine" 25. Pyrolusite, hydroxyie de ma nganese, "Rasekelesa Mine" 26. Malachite Zonaire, carb hydrate de cuivre, "Kolwezi Mine" 27. Carrollite, sult de cobalt et de cuivre "Ramoto" 28. Dolmite Blanche, Carb de magnesium, "Kamoto" Add this wonderul Russian malachite book box and fascinating display of mineral specimens to your collection. Condition: In really excellent condition, please see photos for confirmation.

Dimensions in cm:

Height 4 x Width 30 x Depth 18

Dimensions in inches:

Height 2 inches x Width 1 foot x Depth 7 inches

£2,750.00

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