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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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Vintage Art Deco Desk Lamp 20th C

Vintage Art Deco Desk Lamp 20th C

There isn’t a desk or writing table in the land which wouldn’t benefit from the addition of this attractive and sleek chrome Art Deco desk lamp which is made in the unmistakable Art Deco style that was so typical of the 1920s but which is still just as popular today. This silver plated Art Deco lamp is one of those rare things of beauty which also happens to be very useful as well. It features a substantial, oval shaped stepped base from which emerges the curved stem. The business end has the typical Art Deco styled shell shaped shade. This is a lamp that would not overcrowd even the smallest of desks but which, despite its size, provides plenty of light for most purposes and looks just great in the daylight, when it is not required as a source of light. Lovers of Art Deco will be clearing a space on their worksurface of choice in order to accommodate this beautiful Art Deco desk lamp so if it catches your eye - don’t delay in contacting us. A close-up inspection of the gallery of photographs that we have provided for this item will reassure you as to the excellent condition in which we offer this Art Deco lamp for sale. Viewing and Further Information About This Art Deco Lamp This Art Deco desk lamp can be viewed at our north London showroom and we would encourage you to do that if it is at all possible for you to do so. When you visit our showroom you will also be able to view many other items of Art Deco furniture and other Art Deco pieces. Please do bear in mind however that our stock changes frequently so it is best to call before making a long journey. In addition, you can discuss any item you are interested in in depth with one of our resident experts. If, on the other hand you are unable to make the trip to London, don’t worry - just contact us using the details shown above and you can speak to one of our experts and ask any questions that you might have - please quote the item reference number in order to avoid confusion when doing this. Regent Antiques - Showroom Opening Hours: Our North London showroom is open to the public every Mon to Fri 10am – 5pm. Please note that we also open on occasional Saturdays – please call first before making a trip on a Saturday as we do not open every week. Shipping, Delivery and Returns You are looking at a fine Art Deco desk lamp which requires careful, specialist packing and shipping in order to ensure that it reaches its destination safely and securely. We can ship this Art Deco lamp to any destination worldwide and we will take care of the packing for you, but please do call or email for a shipping quotation first, before purchasing the item, so that we can fully address your requirements. We will ship to any mainland UK address completely free of charge. If you are not satisfied with the item we offer a 14-day money back guarantee in accordance with the Distance Selling Regulations. You will be responsible for the return shipping fees for this Art Deco lamp, unless we have erroneously described the item in some material way and you do not receive what you were expecting. You must return the item in its original packaging and condition. You are also responsible for any customs duties or local taxes that fall due outside the European Union.

Dimensions in cm:

Height 55 x Width 37 x Depth 15

Dimensions in inches:

Height 1 foot, 10 inches x Width 1 foot, 3 inches x Depth 6 inches

£325.00
Ref: A2518a
Antique Pair Sterling Silver Salvers by John Carter 1772 18th C

Antique Pair Sterling Silver Salvers by John Carter 1772 18th C

  This is a wonderful pair of English 18th Century antique sterling silver salvers by the  renowned silversmith John Carter. They each have hallmarks for London 1772, the makers mark of John Carter and are typical of his work with the exquisitely detailed rims, ball and claw feet and the superb engraved decoration. They each bear a beautifully engraved coat of arms and the crest of the Terry Family, which I have researched:   The Arms of the Family of Terry The arms as engraved upon this Pair of George III English Sterling Silver Footed Salvers by John Carter hallmarked London 1872 are those of the family of Terry. They may be blazoned as follows:  Arms: Sable on two bars or three cross crosslets two and one (……?) and issuant from the bar in chief a demi-lion rampant Crest: A boar’s head erased and erect Motto: E cruce leo [From the cross a lion] The arms as engraved upon this pair of salvers certainly have characteristics with arms borne by another family and branch thereof named Terry who hailed from the County of Cork in Ireland. Notably the use of the three cross crosslets and the demilion rampant, but in a different placement upon the arms. The crest seen here is also at a variance with the other Terry arms where a demi-lion rampant is used. Upon an exhaustive examination of other sources, together with the present evidence, I believe that the family who had the salvers in their possession undoubtedly bore these arms without authority a fact that often occurred in the 18th and 19th Centuries and at other periods. Many families bore armorial bearings that they assumed and used for many generations in that they either consciously or unconsciously eschewed an approach to The College of Arms in England, the Ulster King of Arms in Ireland, or the Court of the Lord Lyon in Scotland to legitimatise such arms.   This superb pair of salvers will look superb in your silver collection.   Condition: In really excellent condition with clear hallmarks and no dings, dents or signs of repair. Please see photos for confirmation.    

Dimensions in cm:

Height 4 x Width 34 x Depth 34

Weight 83 troy oz

Dimensions in inches:

Height 2 inches x Width 1 foot, 1 inch x Depth 1 foot, 1 inch

Weight 2.58 kg

£5,250.00

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