Eaglemont Antiques brings you the finest pieces of antique furniture from the 18th and 19th century. We acquire stock that has generally been un-tampered with and is in as original condition as we can find, we perform restoration or conservation work where necessary, sympathetic with the age and style of the piece, ensuring that the original patina and look of the furniture, is preserved as much as possible. We believe that an antique should show to a certain extent its age, we do not "over restore" pieces which perhaps could lead to confusion with a modern reproduction.
The furniture listed on this website is a typical sample of our stock.
If you are looking for furniture to match a particular style, why not email us with the style of furniture you are looking for, along with the measurements, to enable us to meet your requirements. We will reply by email, with photographs and prices of furniture that could match your style.
In the first half of the 19th century, the mass production of furniture began, using newer, steam-driven woodworking machinery. Since the demand for functional furniture increased after the Industrial Revolution, unskilled labor was used to assemble them rapidly, bringing down the high standards of quality. However, limited quantities of finely-crafted desks continued to be constructed by master cabinet-makers for the homes and offices of the affluent.
At Eaglemont Antiques we look upon antiques as venerable old people to be cherished and cared for. The ability to place them in their social context, adds greatly to their beauty enhancing and enriching one’s life experience. Not only do antiques decorate one’s interior, but also the practice of passing on items to the next generation and acquisition by inheritance can be espoused in environmental circles, as the ultimate form of recycling, and that is why a good restoration service is vitally important. Eaglemont Antiques recommends AAADA Approved Service Provider, Calmar Restorations - visit their web site : www.calmarrestorations.com.au
A 19th century Pietra Dura Jewel Casket
With ormolou mounts, with an Egyptian influence, this casket is a fine example of antique Florentine Pietra Dura work, the Italian art of creating a picture by laying and carving semi precious stones and marble. This box depicts floral sprays of flowers, which is an uncommon theme. It is a beautifully executed work with black coloured stone giving these lovely flowers a textured aspect, highlighting the vivid red and blue colours adding a wonderful harmony to this picture.
The black marble background stresses this fine work, the marquetry in fine Italian marble, each piece selected for its gradation in shade or its vibrant colour, to make a bouquet of flowers as the simple cartouche panel of this magnificent box
A LOUIS XVI SILVER MOUNTED IVORY CARNET-DE-BAL SET WITH A MINIATURE
Paris, 1790, maker's mark (unknown)
Slightly tapering rectangular ivory étui-à-tablettes with arched top, the obverse and reverse of the cover applied with pierced gold inscription SOUVENIR D'AMITIE, chased with pattern, the obverse of the base centred by a monochromatic oval portrait miniature of a lady, powdered hair en queue, one ivory leaf and pencil fitted inside.