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Christmas Holidays (23 Dec 2012)
We are closed from Tuesday, 25th December and will not be open again until Thursday, 3rd January.
MERRY CHRISTMAS & HAPPY NEW YEAR to all our valued customers & friends.
Live Stock Viewing via Internet (12 Aug 2011)
If you can't make it into the shop, we can offer live video inspections of our antiques using Skype video during our business hours. You will need to have Skype installed on your computer, smartphone or tablet. Please ring or email first to make a time - when we are not busy with clients in the shop. You can ask questions as you view the piece or pieces.
We send many pieces of furniture to all states of Australia and overseas. Our aim is to make things a bit more personal for those of you who prefer to inspect in person.
We use very experienced carriers for all our interstate and intrastate deliveries.
Our business hours are listed on both the About Us page and the Contact Us page.
More stock coming soon! (15 Nov 2010)
We have been so busy buying & selling lately that the web site has been a bit neglected. My apologies if you are one of our regulars keeping an eye out for something.
We will be adding many new items in the next week.
Rare Lenehan Cedar Dining Table. (02 Jul 2010)
We have recently added a rare Andrew Lenehan Extension Dining Table made between 1855 & 1857 to our collection of Australian antiques.
We believe you will find more 19th Century Australian furniture which is all genuinely for sale here at The Merchant of Welby, than you will see anywhere else in Australia! If there is another store carrying as large a quantity of Aussie antiques, we certainly have not heard about it!
more Australian Antiques arriving soon (12 Dec 2009)
We are pleased to announce that we have a number of very good quality Colonial Australian Antiques coming in soon. We also have some from the latter half of the 19th century. We have some wonderful colonial cedar wardrobes, a cedar secretaire, a colonial cedar work table, another cedar extension dining table, a mid 19th century cedar library table and a very good cedar armchair all arriving within the next month or so. Keep an eye on the website for pictures.
Some of the other good pieces coming in, include a rare narrow australian cedar bookcase, a very good quality large Victorian mahogany 10 drawer Wellington chest and an interesting Arts & Crafts cedar hallseat.
Shelley Fair in Mittagong 23rd - 25th October (03 Sep 2009)
The Australasian Shelley Collectors Club is holding its 2009 Annual Fair & Exhibition at the Mittagong RSL Club, Old Hume Hwy, Mittagong in the Southern Highlands of NSW and will be open to the public. It will include displays of members' special pieces and sales tables.
The fair starts with a Cocktail & Preview Night on Friday, 23rd October 6pm to 7.30pm. Booked ticket admission only @ $15 per person, available from Margaret Kent (ph 02 4751 4277) or the Mittagong Antiques Centre.
Admission $5 person. Fair Times:
Friday Oct 23rd 7.30pm to 9pm
Sat Oct 24th 10am to 5pm
Sun Oct 25th 10am to 3pm
Contact Margaret Kent for details on 02 4751 4277
Australasian Shelley Collectors Club
Antique Australian Cedar Desks coming in. (22 Apr 2009)
We have some great 19th Century Aussie Cedar desks coming in, in the next few weeks. Age-wise they range from 1850 to 1890.
There is a very nice 1850's double pedestal desk, a large 1860's partners desk, (both with great original finishes) and 2 x 5 drawer desks. They are all very attractive pieces of furniture as well as being functional & useful as computer desks.
4 Door Cedar Library Bookcase (31 Mar 2009)
We have just added another outstanding large 4 Door Cedar Library Bookcase to our shop stock. Dated Circa 1874, this one is in wonderful original condition with all its original cedar shelves, original finish, etc. It's a little bigger than the other one we added not long ago.
Condition & Quality (27 Sep 2008)
Is it important to you?
All our furniture is presented ready for use - ready for you & your friends to admire it in your home.
We fix drawer runners (replacing cedar with cedar where necessary), door hinges, cracks or splits. We endeavour to keep every piece as original as possible. All repairs are carried out on site using traditional methods.
Long Cedar Refectory Table (21 Jul 2008)
We have just added a long, narrow old Aussie cedar farmhouse table into stock. Full of character showing many signs of old age (made about 1880-90).
Will seat 14 people. (337cm x 76cm)
Pics will be added this Thursday.
TWO x Lenehan Cedar Wardrobes expected soon. (17 Jul 2008)
We are expecting 2 mid 19th Century Cedar 2 door Presses by Andrew Lenehan as well as a mid 19th Century Cedar Bookcase. All with 19th Century patina, all dated to about 1850.
The Lenehan wardrobes are of a very similar style & would go beautifully together in the same room.
All pieces should be in store within the next few weeks.
Exciting New Additions ! (04 Jul 2008)
Some great new (very old!) items have just arrived in stock. They include an early Colonial cedar Wardrobe (Circa 1835), a superb quality 8 piece Beard Watson Queen Anne Style Dining Suite, a very rare set of 7 19th century graduated brass measuring jugs.
Pictures will be added in the near future.
CARPARK Re-Sealed! Great Parking. (26 Jan 2008)
Our carpark has just been re-sealed with asphalt. We have parking for about 12 cars right outside the door!!
Not only have we got the best range of genuine antique Aussie Cedar Furniture, but we've also got super convenient car parking.
Lots of NEW STOCK (14 Jan 2008)
We have begun a significant update of stock on our website. Many more items will be added over the next few days.
Make sure to have a look at our RSS Feeds page for a very cool way to be alerted to stock additions.
CEDAR FURNITURE WANTED !! (14 Jan 2008)
We are always interested in purchasing 19th Century Australian Furniture & other old Australiana items. See our Contact Us page for ways to get in touch.
Enquiries about items via email (18 Jul 2007)
Please check your email address carefully when submitting enquiries.
Website now with RSS News Feeds (03 Jul 2007)
We are pleased to announce some further improvements to our site. RSS Feeds have now been added which make it easy for you to be notified of new stock additions. See the Help section for more info.
Many thanks to Christian Prosser & his Dad, Geoff, who have created & improved this great site.
Antique Shops of the Southern Highlands (06 May 2007)
I am in the process of compiling a Google map trail featuring Antique Shops of the Southern Highlands in and around Mittagong & Bowral in NSW. Click link above or the link on our LINKS PAGE. If you are a dealer in this area, please feel free to contact me to add or update your details.
Exciting NEW ARRIVALS (15 Mar 2007)
We have some great new stock coming in over the next few days, including: a 13 piece Rocke & Co Australian Dining Suite, a labeled Zuccani Cedar Sideboard, 1 Huon Pine & 2 Cedar Chests of Drawers, a rare Victorian Coromandel Games Compendium, a very pretty & original cedar bookcase, 3 beautiful 1950's Italian figurines. Many other great pieces coming soon. Make sure you keep an eye on our website!! Update 21/3/07 : My apologies for the delay. Some minor problems with the delivery van has diverted my attention for a couple of days.
AUSTRALIAN SYMPOSIUM ON FURNITURE HISTORY (11 Feb 2007)
The Furniture History Society of Australasia and the Friends of The National Museum of Australia are jointly organising this. Happening at the NATIONAL MUSEUM OF AUSTRALIA, CANBERRA on the weekend of MARCH 24-25 2007. It promises to be a very interesting event for all those interested in antique furniture, especially colonial Australian furniture.
WANTED TO BUY - AUSSIE ANTIQUES (21 Jan 2007)
We are still keen to purchase good quality 19th century Australian cedar pieces (original finish preferred) & Australian Pottery. We will also sell exceptional pieces on consignment.
WANTED - QUALITY CEDAR ANTIQUES (29 Oct 2006)
We are keen to purchase good quality 19th century Australian cedar pieces (original finish preferred). We will also sell exceptional pieces on consignment.
1835 Cedar Chiffonier arriving soon. (15 Oct 2006)
We will have a very early Cedar Chiffonier, Circa 1835, in the shop in the next few weeks.
IVORY DOLLS FURNITURE (29 Sep 2006)
We have a recently purchased a very rare 9 piece set of miniature ivory dolls furniture. All very intricately carved & in beautiful original condition, from the late 19th century. Stock PHOTOS will be posted in the next week or so.
NEW CEDAR PIECES IN ! (29 Sep 2006)
As mentioned previously, 3 x cedar wine tables, 1 cedar blanket box and a combination sewing / writing table came in today.
Cedar Wine Tables & Boxes arriving shortly! (27 Sep 2006)
We have lots more interesting cedar pieces arriving soon. 3 x cedar wine tables, 2 more cedar blanket boxes, a cedar dining table. Two more sewing / work tables also coming in soon.
NEW STOCK - pics posted soon !! (02 Sep 2006)
New items include a large Satsuma vase, large Doulton vase, mahogany sarcophagus wine cooler, rosewood & tapestry screen, inlaid walnut wine table, mahogany travelling desk with perpetual calendar, Swiss cylinder music box
RESTORATION of ANTIQUES - Merchant of Welby (15 Jun 2006)
All antique furniture at The Merchant of Welby has been inspected, cleaned & restored if necessary in our workshop. Great care is used to preserve original finishes where possible & carry out minimal restoration ensuring all drawers, doors & other moving parts work as they should. We take pride in playing a small part in the preservation of many wonderful objects whilst we are the temporary custodians of these historical pieces.
Great Old CEDAR pieces arriving soon!! (04 Jun 2006)
In the next few weeks, we will have in stock a large Cedar 4 Poster Bed, a big Cedar Partners Desk, 2 x Cedar sideboards, an open Blackwood Bookcase & some other interesting small pieces of furniture.
Lenehan Cedar Dumbwaiter coming soon. (09 Mar 2006)
We are eagerly awaiting the arrival of a 3 Tier Aussie Cedar Dumbwaiter by Andrew Lenehan. Due in about 3 weeks it has lovely original finish, Lenehan label for 1869-71 under top shelf.
Rosewood Sewing / Work Table (27 Feb 2006)
We have a lovely William IV/Early Victorian Rosewood Work Table in stock now!
Best Quality Cedar Bookcase IN NOW!! (11 Feb 2006)
We have just received a 19th Century Australian Cedat Bookcase of superb quality. Features beautifully figured cedar to door surrounds as well as the lower door panels. All construction details are best practise, with quality hardware. Original revived finish.
Australian Glass (27 Jan 2006)
We have just added a small collection of Early 20th Century Australian Glass to our cabinets. Some pieces feature a small map of Australia.
Cedar Desks (06 Dec 2005)
We are expecting some Cedar Desks (2-5 drawer on turned legs) in soon. We hope before Christmas or early in the new year.
4 Door Breakfront Cedar Bookcase now in!! (18 Nov 2005)
We have just added a magnificent 4 Door Breakfront Cedar Bookcase, as well as an early Cedar 3 Door Sideboard, an 8-10 Seat Cedar Dining Table to our Shop Stock. The Bookcase has great patina & original finish, unsigned but almost certainly by John Hill Jnr. We hope to post pictures in the next few days.
CEDAR RARITY arriving soon. (31 Oct 2005)
a 4 Door Breakfront Australian Cedar Bookcase of very good quality, a very original piece - an important Australian Historical Item. It will be arriving in store in about 2 weeks.
New Pics Coming Soon (04 Oct 2005)
Apologies for the delay in adding new pics. Should have lots more stock pics up by this Saturday. Small Cedar Chest of Drawers, Cedar Stationery Cabinet Good Oil Lamp, Miller Hanging Lamp, etc
Magnificent Pollard Oak Low Bookcase coming! (08 Sep 2005)
We are presently restoring a superb quality Pollard Oak, Oak & Mahogany Bookcase with Neoclassical Adornments in the style of (& quite possibly by) Gillows. Size - 10'3" wide x 4' high
Arriving Soon !! (04 Aug 2005)
Late 19th Cent. Cedar Press on Chest (by a good maker), Victorian Mahogany Dressing Table, Pair of Victorian Mahogany Armchairs (very good & interesting carving)
1840's Cedar Card Table (04 Aug 2005)
will be in shop next week.
NOW IN STORE !! (No Pics yet) (30 Jul 2005)
2 x Cedar Chest of Drawers, rare set of old Jockey's Scales, good set of 10 Cedar Dining Chairs, 3 Door Cedar Sideboard
NEW STOCK ARRIVING SOON !! (19 Jul 2005)
2 x Cedar Chest of Drawers, rare set of old Jockey's Scales, good set of 10 Cedar Dining Chairs, early Cedar Card Table, Georgian Mahogany Side Table, 3 Door Cedar Sideboard
NEW SHOWROOM - MORE STOCK (13 Jul 2005)
Our old workshop is now open to the public - filled with lots more new stock !!!
New Site (26 Jun 2005)
Welcome to our new site