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Fully Fitted Light Oak Wardrobe F281
Fully Fitted Light Oak Wardrobe F281
Original, superb quality late 19th century fully fitted oak three sectioned wardrobe in the original finish. This fine example is in unbelievable condition with all the original unpolished brass fittings. We have made two keys and these will fit all the original locks on the three doors and five drawers. The interior of the left hand hanging section has been fitted with a hanging rail and the right hand top sections have an adjustable shelf in each. All the brass handles are stamped to the reverse "S. Hall and Sons" for the manufacturer and with the registration number for the year 1894. Can you believe it, this wardrobe is approx. 120 years old. This wardrobe was originally designed to be two sections only but due to the size of the right hand drawer and cupboard unit this section has been professionally cut into 2 manageable sections. Left section 28" wide, right hand section top 34" tall and right hand section base 44" tall. The left hand hanging section has the original very clean bevelled mirror to the outside of the hinged door. All in all a great looking very usable wardrobe of top quality and condition. 78" tall x 84" wide and ", 21" front to back main body 19.25" front to back internal.  
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Price: 2,300.00


Pooley 14Ib Brass Weight W188
Original, quality 1920's 14Ib bell shaped brass grocers/butchers' shop counter weight in the unpolished finish. This example is impressed '14Ib' to the top of the grip and "H Pooley and Son Ltd" to the shoulder and has the lead infill to the underside with a 'GR' custom and excise stamp. Can be polished back to shiny brass on request for no extra charge and all is complete and in good order. 9" tall x 4.5" widest.  
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Price: 250.00


Pooley 14Ib Brass Weight W188



Pooley 14Ib Brass Weight W187
Pooley 14Ib Brass Weight W187
Original, quality 1920's 14Ib bell shaped brass grocers/butchers' shop counter weight in the unpolished finish. This example is impressed '14Ib' to the top of the grip and "H Pooley and Son Ltd" to the shoulder and has the lead infill to the underside with a 'GR' custom and excise stamp. Can be polished back to shiny brass on request for no extra charge and all is complete and in good order. 9.25" tall x 4.5" widest.  
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Price: 250.00


3 T&C Clark Cast Iron Weights W186
Original, quality three matching late 19th century circular flat, shop counter weights with a decorated outer rim and embossed details to the top recess for the manufacturer "T & C Clark and Co". Each weight is also marked for the size '1 pound', 8 ounce and ¼ pound and the undersides are impressed with the registration lozenge mark for the year 1869. All have been cleaned and lacquered and are in good order. Stack 3" diam x 1.5" tall.  
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Price: 38.00


3 T&C Clark Cast Iron Weights W186



Patent Tea Stainer TS1
Patent Tea Stainer TS1
Original, quality 1920's nickel plated on brass tea strainer with a clever system for straining the tea and catching the drips when set down afterwards. This super example has a turned hardwood handle and although the plating is rubbed in places, all is complete and in good and working order. The underside of the drip pan is impressed "patent applied for". 6.5" x 2.25" and 1.5" tall.  
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Price: 65.00


Woodbines Domino Set A86
Original, quality pre war boxed set of wooden dominoes in the original green tin box. Each domino and the lid are detailed to the top "Wills Woodbine", advertising the popular brand of cigarettes. Although the dominoes are rubbed in places all is complete and in good order. 6.5" x 2" x 1.25".  
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Price: 38.00


Woodbines Domino Set A86



Pair of Brass Door Pulls Handles DP446
Pair of Brass Door Pulls Handles DP446
Original, quality pair of 1920's cast brass cranked door pull handles with a flat bar grip and shaped backplates to each end, each with three countersunk screw holes for mounting. Polished and lacquered, although the lacquer may be removed at no extra cost and complete and in good and working order. Backplates 7.5" total length x 1.5", total 2" wide and 1.25" front to back.  
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Price: 65.00


Siddons Tailors Iron L211
Original, quality late 19th century cast iron tailors iron (goose) with a wrought iron handle to the top with a twisted grip. The upper surface for the body is impressed in the casting "18Ib" and J & J Siddons West Bromwich" of the foundry. All has been cleaned and lacquered and is complete and in good order. Body 11" x 3" x 2.5" tall and total 6.25" tall.  
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Price: 65.00


Siddons Tailors Iron L211



Pair of Wilmot Cast Iron Wheels W2
Pair of Wilmot Cast Iron Wheels W2
Original, quality pair of late 19th century cast iron wheels each with six spokes and each spoke bearing a letter to one side. these letters spell 'WILMOT' for the maker. All in old weathered finish and complete and in good and working order. 12" diam x 2".  
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Price: 75.00


Huge Holophane Electric Light Fitting, 2 matching available HL411
Original, quality 1930's/40's huge multifaceted moulded glass lamp shade, embossed to the larger rim for the manufacturer "Holophane". This superb shade had lost its shade holder fittings and other 1920's chrome shade holders have been adapted using two aluminium circular plates made to suit and wired with new three core silk covered flex and a new chromed standard screw fitting bulb holder. A length of new nickel chain and an old ceiling rose is also included. Two other near identical holophane fittings may well be available ref code HL410. These have a little larger chromed shade holder but otherwise are identical to HL411. All is complete and in good and working order. 18" plus 22" chains and 1.75" rose. 15.25" widest and diam of rose 2.5". Price is for each.  
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Price: 400.00


Huge Holophane Electric Light Fitting, 2 matching available HL411



Huge Holophane Electric Light Fitting, 2 matching available HL410
Huge Holophane Electric Light Fitting, 2 matching available HL410
Original, quality 1930's/40's huge multifaceted moulded glass lamp shades, embossed to the larger rim for the manufacturer "Holophane". This superb shade had lost its shade holder fittings and other 1920's chrome shade holders have been adapted using two aluminium circular plates made to suit and with new three core silk covered flex and new chromed standard screw fitting bulb holder. A length of new nickel chain and an old ceiling rose is also included. Two other near identical holophane fittings may well be available ref code HL411. These have a little smaller chromed shade holder but otherwise are identical to HL410. All is complete and in good and working order. 18" tall plus 22" chain, 1.75" rose, 15.25" widest and diam of rose 2.5". Price is for each. 
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Price: 400.00


Pair of Fireside Bellows B60
Original, quality pre war fireside bellows in fruitwood with the top retaining a sheet brass cover plate with embossed and engraved detail of a variety of flowers and the original cast brass spout. These bellows have been fully refurbished with new leather and brass studs, has been fully overhauled, the brass lacquered and all is complete and in good and working order. A pretty pair of bellows with a good puff. 17" x 5.5" x 2". 
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Price: 135.00


Pair of Fireside Bellows B60



Mersey Tunnel 1934 Glass Paperweight CC145
Mersey Tunnel 1934 Glass Paperweight CC145
Original, quality small rectangular slab of black glass "Vitrolite", acid etched "Mersey Tunnel 1934". This was issued in 1934, presumably as a paperweight for the desk to commemorate the official opening of the Mersey Tunnel on 18th July 1934, which ran from Liverpool to Birkenhead. Complete and in good order. 5" x 3" x 0.25".  
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Price: 65.00


Large Sycamore Butter Stamp BS28
Original, quality late 19th century/circa 1900, larger than average butter print with the carved detail of a thistle flower head with a leaf either side. This superb example has a large bowl with a turned stem riding within. A good repair has been made to an old split and now all is complete and in good and working order. Total 5.5" diam and 6" tall down. 9" withdrawn in and print 4.5" diam. 
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Price: 156.00


Large Sycamore Butter Stamp BS28



Pair of Brass Door Pulls DP444
Pair of Brass Door Pulls DP444
Original, quality pair of 1920's pink brass door pull handles with waisted pull bars mounted on rectangular shaped backplates. Each backplate has four countersunk screw holes for mounting. All has been polished and lacquered, although the lacquer may be removed at no extra cost and is complete and in good and working order. Originally these were nickel plated. Backplate 9.5" x 2.5" and total 2" front to back.  
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Price: 56.00


Single Brass Door Pull Handle DP400
Original, quality late 19th century single cast pink brass door pull handle with a rectangular backplate with six countersunk screw holes for mounting and a turned and shaped cranked handle. The reverse is impressed "Gibbons Wolverhampton" for the manufacturer. Polished and lacquered, although the lacquer may be removed at no extra cost and complete and in good and working order. Backplate 16" x 2.75", total 3" wide and 3.25" front to back.  
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Price: 85.00


Single Brass Door Pull Handle DP400



Bakelite Loudspeaker B1
Bakelite Loudspeaker B1
Original, quality 1930's circular electric loudspeaker in brown Bakelite. This example is so clean its looks to be unused although we did not wish to plug it in and test it. The whole case has no chips or blemishes and has retained the two thumb nuts to connect with the power supply. The reverse is embossed 'B' over 'TH' for the manufacturer Thomas Housten and the underside has retained much of the original transfer detailing "Thomas Housten Cone Loudspeaker". A wonderful prop, a very very clean item which may well work and regardless it deserves to be seen. Total 15" tall and 5.25" front to back. Base foot 8" x 5", dial 13.25" diam. 
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Price: 230.00


Pair of 12" Brass Shellcases SC218
Original, quality pair of 2nd World War brass shellcases with part of the original steel projectiles. The steel parts are stamped '40mm' and the brass end plates have the war dept broad arrow mark and various other numbers and letters one with '1943' and the other '1944'. All has been polished and lacquered, obviously not complete but what there is, is in good order. 15.5" tall, base 2.5" diam and top 1.25" diam.  
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Price: 125.00


Pair of 12



Harrods 1911 Coronation Mug CC144
Harrods 1911 Coronation Mug CC144
Original, quality white ceramic mug detailed in colour to commemorate the coronation of King George V and Queen Mary in 1911. The front has multicoloured cameos of the King and Queen with the Coat of Arms and flags and roses between. The reverse is detailed in sepia "Rulers of an Empire on which the sun never sets, send them Victorious, Happy and Glorious long to Reign over us". The underside has "Harrods Ltd exclusive design Guaranteed all British" and to the inside "Coronation Souvenir 22 June 1911. Not a chip or blemish in sight complete and in good order. 3.5" tall, 3" diam and 4" wide including handle.  
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Price: 56.00


Arts and Crafts Purple Jug J124
Original, quality 1920's globular shaped lilac coloured toilet jug originally from a ewer and basin washing set. This superb Arts and Crafts styled jug is impressed to the underside "Aultcliff England" and is complete and in good order. 9.5" tall, body 9" diam and 10" widest including lip and handle.  
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Price: 65.00


Arts and Crafts Purple Jug J124



Mercury Glass Vase V13
Mercury Glass Vase V13
Original, quality late 19th century "Mercury Glass" vase, etched decorated to the outside with designs of entwining flowers and gilded to the inside of the top vase body. All is silvered to the inside of the glass (as such behind) this is referred to as mercury glass. The underside would have originally has a cork bung and a circular label cover otherwise all is complete and in good order. 9.25" tall, 3.5" top diam and 3.25" base diam.  
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Price: 56.00


8ft Galvanised Water Trough T24
Original, quality late 19th century heavy, riveted and galvanised 8ft long water trough in superb condition. Each end has a ring grip for lifting or perhaps for tethering livestock. Will hold water to the top so ideal for watering livestock, as a fishpond or a planter. This is the best we have had and is complete and in good and working order. 96" x 24" x 24".  
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Price: 450.00


8ft Galvanised Water Trough T24



4ft Galvanised Water Trough T23
4ft Galvanised Water Trough T23
Original, quality 1920's 4ft long galvanised water trough in very good order, can be used for a water trough for livestock or great as a garden planter. 48" x 19" and 16" tall exterior. 
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Price: 135.00


8ft Galvanised Water Trough T22
Original, quality 1920's 8ft long galvanised water trough with a rolled over rim to the top edges and a covered ballcock fitting valve. This example looks good but has some rot to the underside and is therefore only good as a planter, hence the price. 97" x 20" and 16" tall exterior.  
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Price: 150.00


8ft Galvanised Water Trough T22



Cut Glass Blue Overlaid Electric Light Fitting HL409
Cut Glass Blue Overlaid Electric Light Fitting HL409
Original, quality 1920's superb cut glass hanging bowl, electric light shade with replacement chrome chains and ceiling rose and a new bulb holder wired in three core white/silver coloured silk covered flex. This most unusual glass bowl is deeply cut with very detailed designs and is perfect with not a chip or blemish in sight. Complete and in good and working order. Bowl 12" diam and 4.5" deep, total drop with chains 13" and rose 1.75" tal. Rose 3" diam  
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Price: 350.00


Mirrored Shade Light Fitting HL408
Original, quality 1920's unused octagonal shaped electric light shade with a painted tin upper surface lined with eight wedge shaped mirror panels, although unused the mirrors have blemishes consistent with the age but no chips or cracks. We have fitted this shade with a new wired brass bulb holder and a new brass ceiling rose both with an olive grip fitting. This is the first we have seen of this model, it should be in a museum. Shade 7.5" diam and 2.5" tall. 
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Price: 185.00


Mirrored Shade Light Fitting HL408



Holophane Electric Light Fitting HL407
Holophane Electric Light Fitting HL407
Original, quality multifaceated moulded glass electric light fitting with the original pierced brass shade holder with a hook to the top. This example is embossed to the outer rim of the glass for the manufacturer "Holophane Patented 1909" and has been fitted with a modern three core flex and a new brass UK bulb holder. A length of new brass chain and a new replacement brass ceiling rose is included. All has been fully overhauled, polished and lacquered, although the lacquer may be removed at no extra cost and is complete and in good and working order. 10" diam and 7.5" tall plus the chain and rose. Rose is 2.75" diam and 1.25" tall.  
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Price: 185.00

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