We import and retail exceptional quality 18th and 19th century French and English antique furniture for Australia’s most beautiful homes, offices and boardrooms. Family owned and established for over 50 years, Wallrocks is one of Australia’s leading antique dealers. We scour the globe for the rare and exceptional, and we custom restore each antique to suit your specific interior requirements. To us, authenticity matters, which is why we provide a Certificate of Authenticity with every piece, stating age, materials and origin.
An important and exceptional 19th century Louis XVI writing table signed by Mellier & Co (stamped on the lock and underneath of the table), the mahogany top with leather insert and ormolu edge above a fiddleback mahogany frieze with three oak lined drawers with exceptional quality ormolu handles in the form of leaves, supported on four square tapering legs with ormolu to four corners and terminating in ormolu acanthus formed feet.
Fine 19th century English bureau plat, the leather top set into a satinwood string inlaid walnut border with moulded edge stippled and carved at the corners in the form of acanthus leaves supported on a figured walnut serpentine frieze housing three shaped drawers with ormolu handles and a pair of adjustable leathered slides raised on four cabriole legs terminating in unusual carved feet.
Fine 19th century French Second Empire pedestal desk, the leathered top above a frieze housing three drawers and a pair of leathered adjustable writing slides over two pedestals enclosing three drawers each flanked by brass inlaid flutes and brass mounted side panels.
Pair of pretty early 20th century continental side chairs, the well carved and pierced back with central carved star above an upholstered seat raised on four carved top-twist cabriole legs.
Fine 19th century English marquetry bookcase, the fine shaped walnut top above a pair of finely inlaid glazed doors enclosing a cupboard with original shelves flanked by a pair of inlaid columns with original ormolu mounts.
Exceptional 19th century English flame mahogany three door bookcase, the moulded pediment above three astragal glazed doors, the central door slides left and right while the flanking pair both open outwards, all enclosing gilded leather fronted shelves and drawers.
Fine quality 19th century French writing desk, the quarter veneered kingwood top with original ormolu border above a pair of cross-banded drawers with original handles supported on four cabriole legs terminating in ormolu feet.
An exceptional 19th century English bureau plat in the French manner by Gillows Of Lancaster, the original gilt-tooled leather inlaid into a top of complex bowed form above a frieze with exceptional gilded bronze foliate mounts in the form of flowers, leaves and rams head, and handles supported on four well shaped cabriole legs. drawer stamped Gillows with design number 16315. The drawer with finely cast vine and leaf handles and escutcheons and housing a drawer stamped Gillows 16315. English in the French manner, this desk is high quality throughout as you would expect from the premier English cabinet maker Gillows Of Lancaster.
A pair of large 19th century French mahogany armchairs. The carved top rail over a moulded show wood frame, with upholstered backs, seats and pad arms, all supported on turned and fluted legs.
Very fine early 19th century English Regency Imperial Action dining table, attributed to Gillows, the D ends with four original highly figured leaves in original condition supported on fine tapering, reeded legs. English, c1810. The table will fit 16 at full capacity, 14 comfortable day to day. This table splits to form three console tables for entertaining.
Very fine pair of large 19th century French Louis XV gilded settees, the curving serpentine frame exceptionally well carved with shells, flowers and leaves surrounding upholstered back and seats flanked by well shaped arms all supported on carved cabriole legs. A particularly lovely pair of settees.
Rare matched pair of 19th Century Napoleon III kingwood freestanding bookcase tables the oval top with gilded metal moulding above leathered book shelves flanked by 4 fluted pilasters all embellished with original finely cast ormolu all raised on cabriole legs with acanthus sabots.
A very fine English mahogany antique breakfront bookcase of substantial proportions. The heavily moulded breakfronted architectural pediment, above matching open book or display cases with adjustable shelves, centred and flanked by flat split columns surmounted by pairs of carved corbels. The centre column opens to reveal a secret shelved compartment. The top section is supported by a frieze above six turned columns separated by pairs of well panelled doors enclosing cupboards, raised on a shaped plinth. Clearly the cabinet maker has expended considerable effort in the selection of timber to create a fine decorative effect.
A fine 19th Century burr walnut curved open bookcase the figured walnut top above a walnut cabinet housing three curved and bronze mounted shelves flanked by a pair of walnut sides. Price includes cleaning and repolishing.
Pair of 19th century French decorated table end supports, with later glass, the finely carved and moulded show wood tops supporting glass above a pair of lyre shaped ends embellished with carved and decorated acanthus leaves.
Late 19th century English mahogany ottoman the deep buttoned leather top above a cantered leathered and studded base enclosed a storage compartment.
Early 19th century English Regency mahogany armchair, the upholstered back and seat with well carved arms and legs in good original condition.
Neroli Withnall, BA LLB Company Director & Former Lawyer, Brisbane Australia: “I have been buying fine French and English antique furniture from Wallrocks Antiques for 20 years and I continue to do so. The antiques Nick brings from his many sources in the UK and France are always beautiful; where necessary restoration is carried out onsite with sensitivity and craftsmanship; all items are properly and honestly provenanced, and Nick is generous in sharing with his clients his deep knowledge and understanding of antiques and antique markets. I have been very happy with all of my dealings with Wallrock Antiques. My home, and my life have been enriched by their lovely furniture.”
Douglas Patrick – Melbourne: “My wife and I met Jess and Nick at an antique exhibition in Melbourne in mid-2014. We had long been looking for a special piece of furniture for one of the rooms in our Victorian-era home, and we were delighted to find exactly what we wanted at the Wallrocks stand. Jess and Nick could not have been more informative and encouraging, and our precious item was duly delivered to us with great care and efficiency. In addition, and thanks to their extensive range of stock, Jess and Nick were able to source and deliver two further items which complemented our original purchase. Together, the three items have made a dramatic difference to our home. My experience with the Wallrock family has been very satisfying, and the efforts which they have made to establish an outstanding website will ensure that I am able to find more irresistible items in the future.”
Hand Sourced Antique Furniture
The Wallrocks collection is extensive and includes examples of English & French furniture, both formal and informal, including English Regency, Georgian, Louis XVI, Louis XV, French Empire and French Provincial. Wallrocks guarantee the authenticity of each piece and the catalogue includes magnificent beds, mirrors, cabinets, dining tables, seating, architectural antiques, objects and more. Browse though our collection of both restored and original furniture and get lost in a collection of beautiful antique furniture that was designed to last a lifetime.