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All our stock is old, original, in excellent order and ready for use. We carry no modern or reproductions. We welcome your telephone calls +44 (0)1488 682317 or by email to hofgartner@belowstairs.co.uk for further information on any of the catalogue items or your other requirements or if you have any difficulties ordering through our system.



Peal and Co Boot Trees B4
Peal and Co Boot Trees B4
Pair of original, quality late 19th century beech short boot trees in beech with an extending heel action, a pivoting foot and brass fittings. Each tree has a circular embossed copper plaque for the retailer/manufacturer "Peal and Co 487 Oxford St". All has been cleaned and refinished, and the brass and copper has been polished and lacquered, although the lacquer may be removed at no extra cost. A super pair of boot tree, complete and in good and working order. Heel extended 11.5" x 3.5" and 9.5" tall. Heel in 11" x 11.5" tall. 
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Price: 156.00


Sycamore Breadboard BB31
Original, quality, late 19th century, circular breadboard in sycamore carved to the top "Bread", with a long leaf down each side and a flower to the centre bottom. A short grain split only visible from the back, otherwise all is complete, in good order and of a good colour. 11.5" diameter x 0.75" front to back.  
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Price: 65.00


Sycamore Breadboard BB31



Sycamore Breadboard BB30
Sycamore Breadboard BB30
Original, quality 1920's / 30's, circular sycamore breadboard with the outer edge and border carved in the form of leaves and a flower head with "Bread" to the top. Near unused, complete and in good order. 12" x 0.75".  
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Price: 45.00


Carved Bread Knife BK23
Original, quality late 19th century bread knife with a steel blade and a sycamore handle carved with details of ears of corn or wheat to both sides. The blade is a little stained and is etched for the manufacturer "Joseph? Queen's Cutlers" and all is complete and in good and working order. These knives are steel, not stainless steel, and will keep a very sharp edge, but they do not like water or moisture; just wipe and dry them thoroughly. 13.25" x 1.5" x 1". 
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Price: 115.00


Carved Bread Knife BK23



Folding Boot Jack   BJ10
Folding Boot Jack BJ10
Original, quality, late 19th century, folding boot jack in mahogany with a cast iron hinge impressed "A.K and Sons" for A Kenrick and Sons of West Bromwich and a pair of drop down brass wedges impressed "17". A good example complete and in good and working order. Open 14.5" x 3.25" and 0.75", closed 7.75" x 3.25" and 1.5".  
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Price: 115.00


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



Sycamore Butter Stamp   BS25
Sycamore Butter Stamp BS25
Original, quality, late 19th century, sycamore butter stamp with good carved detail of a thistle, a rose and a shamrock, representing the union between Scotland, England and Ireland".Complete and in good order, with no worm damage, but a mouse has gnawed at one edge. 3.5" diameter x 2.25" tall. 
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Price: 85.00


Lignum Vitae Chog C15
Original, quality, late 19th century, tethering chog turned in lignum vitae, as used to tether single grazing animals i.e. horse, goat or sheep. This would be used with a loose noosed chain or rope to keep the animal from choking. Complete and in good order. Lignum vitae is one of the few, very heavy woods that will not float and is ideal for lathe turning. 3.5" tall and 3.25" wide approx. Price is for each. Please state which is required when ordering on-line. 
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Price: 56.00


Lignum Vitae Chog C15



Lignum Vitae Chog 2 available C14
Lignum Vitae Chog 2 available C14
Original, quality, late 19th Century, tethering chog turned in lignum vitae, as used to tether single grazing animals i.e. horse, goat or sheep. This would be used with a loose noosed chain or rope to keep the animal from choking. Complete and in good order. Lignum vitae is one of the few, very heavy woods that will not float and is ideal for lathe turning. 3.5" tall and 3.25" wide approx. Price is for each. Please state which is required when ordering on-line. 
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Price: 56.00


Lignum Vitae Chog, 3 available C13
Original, quality, late 19th Century, tethering chog turned in lignum vitae, as used to tether single grazing animals i.e. horse, goat or sheep. This would be used with a loose noosed chain or rope to keep the animal from choking. Complete and in good order. Lignum vitae is one of the few, very heavy woods that will not float and is ideal for lathe turning. 3.5" tall and 3.25" diameter. Price is for each. Please state which is required when ordering on-line. 
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Price: 56.00


Lignum Vitae Chog, 3 available   C13



Lignum Vitae Chog   C10
Lignum Vitae Chog C10
Original, quality, late 19th century, tethering chog turned in lignum vitae, as used to tether single grazing animals i.e. horse, goat or sheep. This would be used with a loose noosed chain or rope to keep the animal from choking. Complete and in good order. Lignum vitae is one of the few, very heavy woods that will not float and is ideal for lathe turning. 3.5" tall and 3.25" diameter. 
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Price: 56.00


Collection/Ballot Box CB1
Original, quality late 19th century simple pine collection/posting/voting box in the original stained and varnished finish. This example has a slot cut to the hinged lid, the original lock and key and a small brass keyhole surround. All is complete and in good and working order. 7" tall and 7" x 9".  
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Price: 65.00


Collection/Ballot Box CB1



Set of 8 Mahogany Drawer Knobs   CK326
Set of 8 Mahogany Drawer Knobs CK326
Set of eight original, quality, mid 19th century, turned mahogany knobs from a chest of drawers. These examples have a recessed turned button to the centre of the front and have been refinished. Complete and in good and working order with just one small chip to one edge. Backplate 1.75", knob 2" diameter + 1.25" front to back exposed + 1" mounting stud. Price is for the set.  
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Price: 85.00


Set of 8 Mahogany Drawer Knobs CK324
Set of eight original, quality, late 19th century, turned mahogany knobs from a chest of drawers. These have been refinished and are of an unusual shape. In super condition with no chips or cracks, complete and in good and working order. Backplate and knob 2" diameter + 1.5" front to back exposed + 0.5" mounting stud. Price is for the set.  
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Price: 85.00


Set of 8 Mahogany Drawer Knobs   CK324



Pair of Ebony Candlesticks CS174
Pair of Ebony Candlesticks CS174
Original, quality 1920's pair of ebony candlesticks with barley twist stems and drips pans all on circular bases. These solid ebony candlesticks are much taller than those normally found and are stamped to the underside 'Real Ebony'. Complete and in good and working order. 8" tall and 2.75" base diam 
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Price: 75.00


Pair of Ebony Candlesticks CS170
Original, quality pair of 1920's turned ebony candlesticks with the original nickel inserts to the top. These super sticks will dismantle for storing in a suitcase when travelling and the undersides are stamped "Real Ebony". Some minor splits to the upper section otherwise complete and in good and working order. Base 2.25" diam and 5" tall.  
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Price: 45.00


Pair of Ebony Candlesticks CS170



Boxwood Fleam Mallet F57
Boxwood Fleam Mallet F57
Original, quality, mid to late 19th century, 'Bloodstick' or fleam mallet, turned in boxwood. As used by stock owners or vets when using a fleam to bleed an animal to release the pressure or similar. Complete and in good order. 9.5" x 1.5". 
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Price: 75.00


Fruitwood Wine Funnel F21
Original, quality late 19th century fruitwood wine funnel turned in three pieces. This super example has a fine mesh filter to the centre and a long spout. The lower section has a grain split but all is complete and in good and working order. Bowl 4" diam and total length is 6.5". 
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Price: 115.00


Fruitwood Wine Funnel F21



Glove Stretchers   G84
Glove Stretchers G84
Pair of original, quality 1920's, unused, superb wooden glove stretchers of a good size, with a steel spring and made from, we think limewood? All in the original finish and complete and in good and working order. 11.75" x 1.75" and 1.25".  
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Price: 56.00


Milliners Hat Block HB1
Original, quality late 19th century milliner's hat block in two sections with the head block turned in sycamore and the pedestal in elm. Both the woods have super grain and colour. Refinished and complete and in good and working order. A super example. 10.5" tall and 7.5" x 5.5". 
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Price: 230.00


Milliners Hat Block  HB1



Lignum Vitae Intercom Tube   IT2
Lignum Vitae Intercom Tube IT2
Original, quality, mid to late 19th century, two piece intercom tube mount in lignum vitae and fitted to the original brass and iron pipe mounts.The mouthpiece and whistle are in super condition and work well. These were used in smart houses and hotels etc for communicating to different floors. This example would have another at the other end of the pipe. Most unusual to find these in good order today. Flange 2" diameter, whistle 2.5" long, total (as in photo) 5" x 2". 
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Price: 230.00


Swan Ink Bottle in Case IW68
Original, quality 1920's, moulded clear glass ink bottle with the rubber pippette. The bottle is embossed "Swan Ink" with a swan and "Trade Mark" and is retained in the spring loaded turned wooden case with a screw on shaped top. The box is finished in the original red stain and the underside is impressed with the Swan trademark and "Box Made in US". Apart from the perished rubber all is complete and in good order. 4.75" tall x 1.75" base diameter.  
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Price: 56.00


Swan Ink Bottle in Case   IW68



Pair of Ash Crutches M164
Pair of Ash Crutches M164
Original, quality pair of circa 1900 / 1920's ash crutches in super condition with good padded leather armrests and rubber feet. These crutches are very clean and in the original finish and ready for use if you wish. Complete and in good and working order. 52.5" tall x 9" x 1.25".  
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Price: 135.00


S.Maw Boxwood Bottle Case M149
Original, quality late 19th century two piece bottle case turned in boxwood containing an empty glass bottle.The boxwood case, with a threaded lid has no chips or cracks, is impressed to the underside " 1 oz " and the top of the lid is stamped for the maker " S.Maw. Son and Thompson trade mark ". These were carried by doctors and veterinary surgeons and this example is complete and in good order. 3.75" tall and 1.75" base diam. 
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Price: 65.00


S.Maw Boxwood Bottle Case M149



S.Maw Boxwood Bottle Case M148
S.Maw Boxwood Bottle Case M148
Original, quality late 19th century two piece bottle case turned in boxwood containing an empty glass poison bottle. The boxwood case, with a threaded lid has no chips or cracks, is impressed to the underside " 1 1/2 oz. " and the top of the lid is stamped for the maker " S.Maw. Son and Thompson trade mark ". These were carried by doctors and veterinary surgeons and this example is complete and in good order. 4.25" tall and 2" base diam.  
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Price: 65.00


2 Piece Boxwood Case With Ear Funnel M138
Original, quality, nickel plated ear inspection funnel in the original two piece turned boxwood shaped case, circa 1900. The two pieces are threaded to screw together and all is complete and in good order. Case 1.5" diameter x 2" tall.  
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Price: 75.00


2 Piece Boxwood Case With Ear Funnel M138



Mauchline Ware Tub with Medicine Glass MW11
Mauchline Ware Tub with Medicine Glass MW11
Original, quality 1920's small mauchline ware tapered tub in sycamore with a push on circular lid containing the original medicine glass. The front of the tub has a transfer scene entitled 'Trongate Glasgow' and the reverse is detailed "Sold by James Reid Stationer Argyle St Glasgow". The glass is engraved with fern leaves and all is complete and in good and working order. 2.75" tall and 2" widest.  
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Price: 56.00


Mauchline ware Money Box MW10
Original, quality 1920's cube shaped money box in sycamore in the form of a castellated turret, with a slide out money slot and a transfer picture of " Lumley Road Skegness ". Complete and in good order. 4" tall and base 3.25" square.  
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Price: 65.00


Mauchline ware Money Box MW10



Mauchline Ware Box MW5
Mauchline Ware Box MW5
Original, quality, small rectangular shaped sycamore box circa 1900 with a hinged lid with a front clasp and a Mauchline Ware transfer decoration to the cushioned top depicting and entitled "Carpet Garden Eastbourne". Complete and in good and working order. 3.5" x 1.5" x 1.5" tall. 
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Price: 45.00


Mauchline Ware Crochet Needle Case MW4
Original quality, turned limewood, two piece tube, circa 1900, to hold long steel crochet / knitting needles (with five needles included) decorated with a transfer picture of a scene of houses titled 'Grange'. This tube has a clever slot to the longest section to ease the insertion of the steel needles. All is complete and in good order. 9.75" x 0.75". 
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Price: 45.00


Mauchline Ware Crochet Needle Case MW4



Bismark Carved Wooden Nutcracker NC34
Bismark Carved Wooden Nutcracker NC34
Original, quality late 19th century, Swiss carved "Black Forest" nutcracker in the form of the head of 'Otto Von Bismark' (1815 to 1898) a prominent Prussian Statesman, Prince of Bismark, Duke of Leunburg and First Chancellor of Germany. A super example with a wonderfully detailed head and face and a good colour. Complete and in good and working order. The first we have seen of Bismark. 8.5" x 3" x 2". 
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Price: 245.00


Carved Wooden Nutcracker NC31
Original, quality pre-war, well carved Eastern European wooden nutcracker, designed to take hazel nuts. Complete and in good and working order. 8.25" x 2.25" and 1". Other similar may well be available.  
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Price: 23.00


Carved Wooden Nutcracker NC31



Carved Wooden Nutcracker NC30
Carved Wooden Nutcracker NC30
Original, quality pre-war, well carved Eastern European wooden nutcracker, designed to take hazel nuts. Complete and in good and working order. 8" x 2" and 0.75". Other similar may well be available.  
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Price: 45.00


Carved Wooden Nutcracker NC29
Original, quality pre-war, well carved Eastern European wooden nutcracker, designed to take hazel nuts. Complete and in good and working order. 8" x 2.5" and 1". Other similar may well be available.  
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Price: 23.00


Carved Wooden Nutcracker NC29



Carved Wooden Nutcracker NC22
Carved Wooden Nutcracker NC22
Original, quality, late 19th century, Swiss carved 'Black Forest' nutcracker in the form of the head of a peasant, with a knotted scarf around the head. A great colour and condition, complete and in good and working order for smallish nuts. 7" x 3" and 2" wide.  
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Price: 56.00


Carved Wooden Nutcracker NC13
Original, quality, Swiss carved 'Black Forest' nutcracker in the form of a local chap, with a hat on and carving engraved "Oberammergau 1930" to the front grip. The mouth would be used for small nuts and beneath the rear arm from underneath for the larger ones. Oberammergau is a village in Bavaria, Germany famous for its Passion Play performed every 10 years. Complete and in good and working order. 9.5" x 3" and 2.5" front to back.  
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Price: 65.00


Carved Wooden Nutcracker   NC13



Carved Wooden Nutcracker   NC8
Carved Wooden Nutcracker NC8
Original, quality late 19th century, swiss carved 'Black Forest' nutcracker in the form of a gnome type bearded gent, with one small repair to the beard. All in a great colour and complete and in good and working order. 8" x 4" x 1.5" front to back. 
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Price: 56.00


Olivewood Page Turner LO21
Original, quality 1920's newpaper page turner in olivewood. This long wedge shaped implement has a super grain and finish typical of olivewood and has swallow decoration inlaid in several coloured woods and painted "San Remo". Complete and in good and working order. 21" x 2.25". 
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Price: 85.00


Olivewood Page Turner LO21



Fretwork The Lords Prayer P7
Fretwork The Lords Prayer P7
Original, quality 1920's large, impressive framed and glazed fretwork of "The Lords Prayer". This unusual example has a fretted oak frame and a fretworked prayer in several styles of types, a few different brown colours and blue and white against a tin foil background, all behind a clear glazed panel. Some minor parts missing in the frame, the backing has been repapered and some very minor damage in places to the fretwork otherwise all generally in good order and complete. The reverse has been repapered. 33" x 23.5" x 1".  
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Price: 385.00


Long Oak Police Truncheon PT146
Original, quality 1920's / 30's extra long Police truncheon in a honey coloured oak. This example of an unusual size has a good finish, the remains of the original leather wrist strap, no makers marks, but in super condition nevertheless. 24" x 1.5" and strap 10.5".

 
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Price: 165.00


Long Oak Police Truncheon PT146



Ebony / Rosewood Police Truncheon PT145
Ebony / Rosewood Police Truncheon PT145
Original, quality 1920's standard UK Police Issue truncheon turned in probably ebony, but it could be rosewood for it has super graining and colour. Complete and in good order. 15" x 1.25". 
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Price: 115.00


Ebony Police Truncheon PT144
Original, quality 1920's standard UK Police Issue truncheon turned in ebony. Complete and in good order. 15" x 1.5". 
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Price: 85.00


Ebony Police Truncheon PT144



Hiatt Police Truncheon PT138
Hiatt Police Truncheon PT138
Original, quality 1920's standard police issue truncheon turned in mahogany with the original leather wrist strap. Stamped 'Hiatt' for the manufacturer / supplier of police equipment and other security organisations. This example is unusual in mahogany. Complete and in good order. 15.5" x 1.25" and wrist strap 10".

 
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Price: 85.00


Boxwood Police Truncheon PT137
Original, quality late 19th century police truncheon turned in boxwood and now with a delightful curve, a variable colour and an old homemade leather strap. Complete and in good order. 13.5" X 1.5" and strap 7".

 
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Price: 135.00


Boxwood Police Truncheon PT137



Berkshire Special Constable Ebony Truncheon PT136
Berkshire Special Constable Ebony Truncheon PT136
Original, quality First World War ebony police truncheon with gold painted detail for "Berks Special Constable", 'Berks' being for Berkshire. This example has retained the leather wrist strap and all is complete and in good order. 15" x 1.5" and strap 9".

 
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Price: 185.00


Boxwood Police Truncheon PT132
Original, quality 1920's standard police issue shaped truncheon but unusually turned in boxwood, a heavy light coloured wood. This example in a super colour is complete and in good order with a slight curve. 16.25" x 1.5".

 
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Price: 125.00


Boxwood Police Truncheon PT132



Fruitwood Truncheon PT129
Fruitwood Truncheon PT129
Original, quality 1920's truncheon in the standard police issue pattern but unusually turned in a light coloured fruitwood. This example is stamped '38' and has retained the original leather wrist strap. Complete and in good order. 15.5" long x 1.25" and strap 9". 
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Price: 115.00


Liverpool Police Truncheon PT126
Original, quality 1920's fruitwood coloured turned hardwood truncheon of the standard police issue shape stamped "Liverpool Police". In super condition and complete. 15.5" x 1.25".

 
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Price: 135.00


Liverpool Police Truncheon PT126



Ebony Police Truncheon PT125
Ebony Police Truncheon PT125
Original, quality 1920's standard police issue truncheon turned in ebony. This example is stamped "C.P." beneath a crown to the top area and does have an interesting variation to the colour to the top. Some minor splits but complete and in good order. 15" long and 1.25" widest.

 
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Price: 115.00


Long Light Oak Truncheon PT117
Original, quality 1920's/30's extra long police truncheon in a super honey coloured light oak. This example of an unusual size has no markings or makers names, but it has retained the original leather wrist strap. Could this be for mounted police. Complete and in good order. 26" x 1.5" truncheon and 11" strap.  
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Price: 165.00


Long Light Oak Truncheon PT117



Rosewood Police Truncheon PT113
Rosewood Police Truncheon PT113
Original, quality late 19th century rosewood truncheon in the standard police issue shape. This super example has colour variation in the grain and is much more slender than normally found. Complete and in good order. 15" x 1.25".  
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Price: 95.00


George IV decorated Truncheon PT99
Original, quality early 19th century decorated boxwood truncheon riddled with worm holes. This example has painted decoration detailing an elephant with a coronet howdah, surrounded by a laurel wreath, all beneath the monogram "G.R" with a large Royal Crown above. Although riddled with worm holes there is no recent evidence of worm activity and we have treated all intensly to make sure, all is complete and in good order otherwise George IV reign 1820 to 1830. 16" x 1.75".  
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Price: 650.00


George IV decorated Truncheon  PT99



Painted Mahogany Police Truncheon   PT97
Painted Mahogany Police Truncheon PT97
Original, quality, late 19th century, turned hardwood police truncheon with a ribbed and shaped hand grip and much of the original black paintwork to the rest, plus a near complete original decoration detailing "V.R." in yellow and red beneath a crown for the reign of Queen Victoria. Complete and in good order. 18" x 1.5".  
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Price: 165.00


Ebony Police Truncheon PT72
Original, quality 1920's / 30's, standard UK Police issue, ebony truncheon. This example is rather dented, but has a super contrasting two colour grain which often is found with ebony, although it is normally near black in colour. Lacking its wrist strap, but otherwise complete and in good order. 15.5" x 1.5".  
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Price: 85.00


Ebony Police Truncheon   PT72



Plumbers Boxwood Turnpin PT37
Plumbers Boxwood Turnpin PT37
Original, quality circa 1900 / 1920's, plumbers turnpin turned in boxwood. Used to swell out the mouths of lead pipes for joining. This turnpin would be tapped over the mouth of the pipe, thus stretching it to a flared end. Complete and in good and working order. 3.25" tall and 2.25" widest.

 
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Price: 36.00


Plumbers Lead Dressing Mallet PT36
Original, quality circa 1900 / 1920's, plumbers mallet with an egg shaped lignum vitae head mounted on the original malacca cane handle. A good size in great condition. These mallets were used with lead plumbing and lead roofing work. Complete and in good and working order. Head 6" x 2.75" and total length 14".

 
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Price: 56.00


Plumbers Lead Dressing Mallet PT36



Plumbers Lead Dressing Tool   PT34
Plumbers Lead Dressing Tool PT34
Original, quality, circa 1900 / 1920's, plumbers' lead dressing tool in lignum vitae. Used by plumbers and other lead workers to dress sheet lead for plumbing or roofing work etc. This clean example is complete and in good order. 7" x 1.5". 
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Price: 45.00


Plumbers Lignum Vitae Bobbin PT33
Original, quality, circa 1900 / 1920's, plumbers' large pull through bobbin in lignum vitae, often referred to as a 'dolly'. These were used by plumbers to make bends and to remove dents in lead pipes and were strung in a line, then fed through the pipe. Complete and in good order. 5" x 3.75" diameter. 
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Price: 56.00


Plumbers Lignum Vitae Bobbin   PT33



Plumbers Lignum Vitae Bobbin   PT32
Plumbers Lignum Vitae Bobbin PT32
Original, quality, circa 1900 / 1920's, plumbers' small pull through bobbin in lignum vitae, often referred to as a 'dolly'. These were used by plumbers to make bends and to remove dents in lead pipes and were strung in a line, then fed through the pipe. Complete and in good order. 3" x 1.5" diameter. 
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Price: 23.00


Plumbers Boxwood Turnpin PT18
Original, quality, plumbers' turnpin, turned in boxwood. This example is larger than average and was used to swell out the mouths of lead pipes for joining. This turnpin would be tapped over the mouth of the pipe, thus stretching it to a flared end. A great looker, complete and in good order. 3.5" x 2.25" widest. 
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Price: 38.00


Plumbers Boxwood Turnpin   PT18



Plumbers Lead Dressing Tool, 2 available   PT17
Plumbers Lead Dressing Tool, 2 available PT17
Original, quality, circa 1900 / 1920's, plumbers' lead dressing dolly in boxwood. Used by plumbers and other lead workers to dress lead in plumbing or roofing etc. A very clean example, complete and in good order. 6" x 1.25". Price is for each. 
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Price: 23.00


Plumbers Lead Dressing Tool PT16
Original, quality, circa 1900 / 1920's, plumbers' lead dressing tool in boxwood, with a steel cap to the grip. This tool known as a 'chasing wedge' or 'plumber's glut', was used with leadwork plumbing or roofing. Stamped for the original owner "P.Hull". Some stains and scuffs, otherwise complete and in good order. 6" x 2.5" x 1". 
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Price: 34.00


Plumbers Lead Dressing Tool   PT16



Plumbers Lead Dressing Mallet   PT11
Plumbers Lead Dressing Mallet PT11
Original, quality, circa 1900 / 1920's, plumbers mallet, with an egg shaped lignum vitae head mounted on the original ash handle. These mallets were used with lead plumbing and lead roofing work etc. Complete and in good order. Head 6" x 2.25", total length including shaft 12 x 1". 
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Price: 45.00


Plumbers Lead Dressing Mallet PT10
Original, quality, circa 1900 / 1920's, plumbers mallet, with an egg shaped lignum vitae head mounted on the original malacca cane handle. These mallets were used with lead plumbing and lead roofing work etc. Complete and in good order. Head 5" x 2.25", total length including shaft 13 x 1". 
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Price: 45.00


Plumbers Lead Dressing Mallet   PT10



Plumbers Lead Dressing Tool   PT6
Plumbers Lead Dressing Tool PT6
Original, quality, circa 1900 / 1920's, plumbers lead dressing tool in boxwood. Used by plumbers and other lead workers to dress sheet lead for plumbing or roofing work etc. This example has a curved underside and is stamped for the manufacturer 'William Marples and Sons Ltd, Sheffield and London'. Complete and in good order. 12.5" x 2.5" x 2.5". 
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Price: 56.00


Plumbers Lead Dressing Tool PT5
Original, quality, circa 1900 / 1920's, plumbers lead dressing tool in lignum vitae. Used by plumbers and other lead workers to dress sheet lead for plumbing or roofing work etc. Complete and in good order. 13" x 2" x 2". 
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Price: 45.00


Plumbers Lead Dressing Tool   PT5



Plumbers Lead Dressing Tool, 2 available   PT3
Plumbers Lead Dressing Tool, 2 available PT3
Original, quality 1920's, plumber's lead dressing tool in lignum vitae. These were used by plumbers to dress roofing leadwork etc. This clean example is stamped "Monument Brand" and is complete and in good order. 8.25" x 1.75". Price is for each. 
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Price: 38.00


Plumbers Lead Dressing Tool PT2
Original, quality 1920's, huge plumber's lead dressing dolly in lignum vitae. These were used by plumbers to dress roofing leadwork and drainpipes etc. Lignum Vitae is heavy and hard and one of the few woods that with not float. This example is the largest we have seen and has a super detailed grain, showing two extreme colour variances. The side is impressed with the trade mark of two columns and "Monument Brand". A very unusual item in great condition. 14.75" x 4" diameter.  
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Price: 230.00


Plumbers Lead Dressing Tool  PT2



Boxwood Cartridge Tamper    RL18
Boxwood Cartridge Tamper RL18
Original, quality, late 19th century, cartridge tamper turned in boxwood. Used when reloading 12 bore shotgun cartridges to push down the wadding. Complete and in good order. 6" x 1". 
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Price: 56.00


Pair of Indian Clubs SG212
Original, quality pair of 1920's exercise clubs always referred to as "Indian Clubs". This pair turned in ash appear unused and have retained all the original finish. Each grip is impressed to the top '0' for the size, and all is complete and in good and working order. 17" x 2" widest. 
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Price: 56.00


Pair of Indian Clubs SG212



Pair of Lignum Vitae Bowling Woods SG211
Pair of Lignum Vitae Bowling Woods SG211
Original, quality pair of late 19th century lignum vitae bowling woods. This pair does have a few minor splits to the grain but otherwise is complete and in good order. These are impressed to the wood for the maker "Thomas Taylor of Glasgow", and each have two inlaid ivorine plaques, one engraved 'C.Y' to each side for the original owner and the other the numbers '1' and '2'. Lignum Vitae is heavy and hard and one of the few woods that with not float. 5" diam. 
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Price: 65.00


Set of 4 Lignum Vitae Bowling Woods SG210
Original, quality late 19th century, set of four matching lignum vitae bowling woods with inset ivorine discs to each side. This superb set are impressed to the wood for the maker "Thomas Taylor of Glasgow" and engraved to the ivorine disc with the monogram of the original owner to one side and the numbers '1' to '4' to the other. No splits or cracks and complete and in good order. Lignum Vitae is heavy and hard and one of the few woods that with not float. 5" diam. Price is for the set. 
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Price: 175.00


Set of 4 Lignum Vitae Bowling Woods SG210



Set of 4 Lignum Vitae Bowling Woods SG206
Set of 4 Lignum Vitae Bowling Woods SG206
Set of four original, quality late 19th century lignum vitae bowling woods with inlaid silver discs to each end. This superb set, free from splits or cracks, are impressed to the wood for the manufacturer "Thomas Taylor of Glasgow" and the silver discs are engraved one side of each, with the original owner's monogram "JM" or "IM" and to the other sides "1" to "4". Complete and in good and working order. 4.5" diam. Price is for the set.  
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Price: 230.00


Pair of Lignum Vitae Bowling Woods SG204
Original, quality pair of late 19th century lignum vitae bowling woods with ivory discs to each side. One side is engraved "1" and "2" and the other with "P.C" for the original owner. Both are also impressed for the maker "R.O. Lawrie Glasgow". Lignum Vitae is heavy and hard and one of the few woods that will not float. Some minor splits to the grain otherwise complete and in good order. 5" diam. 
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Price: 65.00


Pair of Lignum Vitae Bowling Woods SG204



Pair of Lignum Vitae Bowling Woods SG203
Pair of Lignum Vitae Bowling Woods SG203
Original, quality pair of late 19th century lignum vitae bowling woods with ivory discs to each side. Both the woods are impressed for the maker "Taylor Rolf London" to one side and "Drake" to the other. Lignum Vitae is heavy and hard and one of the few woods that will not float. Both are super condition with no splits to the grain. 5" diam.  
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Price: 65.00


Boxwood Croquet Balls, 2 similar available SG200
Original, quality, late 19th century, turned boxwood croquet balls in super condition. These are each marked for various bands of colour to the original finish, but are now void of any paint and have been cleaned and polished. Not easy to find these today. 3" to 3.5" diameter. Price is for each. 
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Price: 56.00


Boxwood Croquet Balls, 2 similar available   SG200



Lignum Vitae  Bowling Wood   SG171
Lignum Vitae Bowling Wood SG171
Original, quality, late 19th century, bowling wood turned from lignum vitae with three ivory inlaid dots, Has been refinished and is complete and in good order. Lignum Vitae is heavy and hard and one of the few woods that with not float.4.5" diameter. 
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Price: 28.00


Pair of Lignum Vitae Bowling Woods SG160
Pair of original, quality, lignum vitae carpet bowling woods, in the original card box. The box details " The Lawrie Carpet Bowl, Used By All The Champions" and "R.G.Lawrie LTD, Carpet Bowl Manufacturers, Glasgow, Scotland". Complete and in good order. Lignum Vitae is heavy and hard and one of the few woods that with not float. Box 8" x 4.25" x 4.25", bowling woods 3.5" diameter. 
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Price: 100.00


Pair of Lignum Vitae Bowling Woods   SG160



Presentation Bowling Wood   SG150
Presentation Bowling Wood SG150
Original, quality lignum vitae bowling wood with two silver inserts, one with "1" and the other engraved "Wilts County Singles Championship 1939, Presented By RCBC". The wood is also impressed for the maker "Jaques and Son, London", '5' and 'Bias No3' and with a decorated carved frieze to both ends. A super example with provenance. Lignum vitae is one of the few woods that will not float. 4.75" diameter. 
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Price: 56.00


Pitch Pine Bread Tray T125
Original, quality late 19th century rectangular shaped pitch pine bread tray with outward angled sides with fancy top rims to the sides and cut out finger grips each end. All in super condition, good coloured grain and in the original waxed finish. Complete and in good order. 6" tall x 21" x 15.5" top and base 18" x 12.5". 
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Price: 85.00


Pitch Pine Bread Tray T125



J Howarth Lever Chuck Brace T116
J Howarth Lever Chuck Brace T116
Original, quality late 19th century brass bound beech brace with a lever chuck action, an ebony head with an inset brass maker plate and brass mounts. One bracing plate is impressed for the maker "James Howarth Sheffield", the inset plate to the head, "James Howarth Broomspring Works" and the mouth of the chuck is stamped '98' or '89' perhaps for the year? All has been cleaned, polished and lacquered, although the lacquer may be removed at no extra cost. Fully overhauled, and complete and in good and working order. A seriously good example in super condition and the first brace by this maker we have had. 13.75" x 5.5" x 1.25" body and 3" diam x 0.75" head.

 
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Price: 385.00


D Flather Button Chuck Brace T115
Original, quality late 19th century superb button chuck brace in beech, with a cocobolo head with a brass inset maker's plate and a button chuck in brass. The chuck is stamped for the manufacturer "D.Flather and Sons Warranted", and the head has a Royal Coat of Arms and "D.Flather and Sons Solly Works Sheffield". The brass has been polished and lacquered, although the lacquer may be removed at no extra cost, and the original finish to the wood enhanced. Fully overhauled, complete and in good and working order. This is the first of this maker we have seen.14.5"" x 5.5" x 1.5" and 2.75" diam of head.

 
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Price: 230.00


D Flather Button Chuck Brace T115



Sharpening Stone T99
Sharpening Stone T99
Original, quality, late 19th century, sharpening stone in a mahogany two piece coffin shaped case with a decorative underside and top of the lid. As used by cabinet makers and carpenters for sharpening chisels and plate irons etc. Complete and in good and working order. 8.5" x 2.5", 2.75" tall total and stone only 7.75" x 2".  
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Price: 85.00


Sharpening Stone T98
Original, quality, late 19th century, sharpening stone in a stained pine two piece coffin shaped case. As used by cabinet makers and carpenters for sharpening chisels and plate irons etc. Complete and in good and working order. 10.5" x 2.75", 2.25" tall total and stone only 8" x 2".  
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Price: 65.00


Sharpening Stone T98



Mahogany 'Cat' Plate Stand T32
Mahogany 'Cat' Plate Stand T32
Original, quality late 19th century mahogany plate stand with six turned spindle legs mounted on a sphere. Very fine turning and detail. One leg may well be a later turned replacement, if it is it's a very good one. These stands are referred to as a cat for it will alwaysland on its feet. Complete and in good and working order. 17.5" widest all round.  
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Price: 125.00


Boxwood Powder Tub T30
Original, quality 1920's circular two piece tub turned in boxwood, with a threaded lid and a fitted glass powder tub. No cracks to box lid or glass and in super condition. 1.5" tall and 2.75" diam.  
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Price: 45.00


Boxwood Powder Tub T30



Lignum Vitae Codd Bottle Opener   T27
Lignum Vitae Codd Bottle Opener T27
Original, quality 1920's, codd bottle opener turned in lignum vitae. These were used to depress the marble seal in the patent 'Codd' lemonade bottles thus allowing the gas to escape and the marble to fall back enabling the lemonade to be poured. This example is impressed to the top "Brain and Hinchliffe and Sons Manchester" and all is complete and in good and working order. 1.5" diameter x 1.25" tall.  
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Price: 56.00


Lignum Vitae Gromet T25
Original, quality, late 19th century, superb huge 'Gromet' shaped piece of turned lignum vitae, probably from a ships rigging ? Lignum Vitae is heavy and hard and one of the few woods that with not float. A wonderful, very tactile object, complete and in good order. 5" diameter x 3" thick.  
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Price: 135.00


Lignum Vitae Gromet   T25



Boxwood Tub with Lid   T23
Boxwood Tub with Lid T23
Original, quality, late 19th century, circular tub turned in boxwood with a waisted body, a three bayonet lock on top lid and a mother of pearl insert to the top. All is in super condition, with no chips or cracks. 4" tall x 3.25" diameter.  
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Price: 75.00


Lignum Vitae Codd Bottle Opener T22
Original, quality 1920's, codd bottle opener turned in lignum vitae, with the original rubber mount. These were used to depress the marble seal in the patent 'Codd' lemonade bottles thus allowing the gas to escape and the marble to fall back enabling the lemonade to be poured. Complete and in good and working order. 1.75" diameter x 1" tall.  
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Price: 56.00


Lignum Vitae Codd Bottle Opener   T22



Rosewood Glove Powderer   T20
Rosewood Glove Powderer T20
Original, quality, mid to late 19th century, superb three piece glove powderer turned in rosewood or a similar exotic hardwood. The base will unscrew to assist filling, as will the top finial, which has seven holes for dusting. The underside is impressed "VR" beneath a crown for the reign of Queen Victoria. No chips or splits and with perfect threads. Complete and in good and working order. 3.75" tall x 2" widest diameter. 
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Price: 165.00


Elm Water Pump Valve T17
Original, quality late 19th century, unused water pump internal valve made in elm. Some old worm holes but well treated. Cleaned and varnished and complete and in good order. 10.5"long and 3.5" diam.  
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Price: 30.00


Elm Water Pump Valve T17



Elm Water Pump Valve T15
Elm Water Pump Valve T15
Original, quality late 19th century, unused water pump internal valve made in elm. Some old worm holes but well treated. Cleaned and varnished and complete and in good order. 10.5" long and 3.5" diam.  
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Price: 34.00


Lignum Vitae Needle Case T11
Original, quality 19th Century turned lignum vitae, two piece needle case for either kitchen larding needles or crochet hooks and needles. Each end has a detail similar to a 'draught' and the centre has a turned thread to screw together each section. A great bit of treen, complete and in good order. 8.25" x 1.25". 
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Price: 45.00


Lignum Vitae Needle Case   T11



Carved Wood Serviette Ring   T10
Carved Wood Serviette Ring T10
Original, quality superb Swiss carved 'Black Forest' serviette ring circa 1900, with good relief details of edelweiss flowers and 'Wilderswil'. Complete and in good order. 2" x 1.25". 
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Price: 36.00


Boxwood Bottle Case T6
Original, quality, 19th century, turned boxwood two piece bottle case as used by veterinary surgeons and doctors to carry medicine bottles etc in. In good order and without any chips or splits. No bottle. 5.5" tall x 2.75" base diameter.  
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Price: 58.00


Boxwood Bottle Case   T6



The Avecta Trouser Press    T4
The Avecta Trouser Press T4
Pair of original quality wooden, folding, patent trouser pressers and straighteners, circa 1900, with shaped, plated on steel, decorative hinges. Impressed marks to both 'The Avecta Trouser Presser & Straightener. Patent Applied For'. The two pieces are linked together with a strong cord and the wood could well be lime? Complete and in good order. Each, folded: 15" x 2.5" x 0.75". 
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Price: 36.00


Boxwood Fleam Mallet with Knife VT29
Original, quality, 19th century, large fleam mallet in turned boxwood with a steel blade concealed within the handle. The last section of the mallet handle will unscrew to reveal the knife and the head of the mallet will also unscrew. The two sides of the mallet head are marked and scuffed from general use, there is a short grain split to the handle of the knife, but otherwise all is complete and in good order. Ideal also as an auctioneer's gavel. This is the largest fleam mallet we have seen. 14" long, head 4.5" x 2.5" in total.  
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Price: 230.00


Boxwood Fleam Mallet with Knife VT29



Boxwood Fleam Mallet VT28
Boxwood Fleam Mallet VT28
Original, quality, 19th century, turned boxwood fleam mallet used by stock owners and vets when using a fleam to bleed an animal to release pressure. A super example but with some grain splits, otherwise good and complete. 13" x 2".  
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Price: 85.00


Rosewood Fleam Mallet VT24
Original, quality, 19th century, turned rosewood fleam mallet as used by stock owners or vets when using a fleam to bleed an animal to release the pressure or similar. One grain split but otherwie complete and in good order. 9.5" x 1.5". 
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Price: 65.00


Rosewood Fleam Mallet VT24



Whip Holder   WR2
Whip Holder WR2
Original, quality, late 19th century, circular wall mounted whip holder for two coaching or driving whips. The central boss will unscrew to give access to the holes for mounting. A good repair to the edge and now complete and in good and working order. Unusual to find these in lignum vitae, which is heavy and hard but one of the few woods that with not float. 5.25" diameter x 2.25" front to back. 
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Price: 95.00


Black Forest Carved Watch Stand WS4
Original, quality late 19th century superbly carved folding pocket watch stand in a bright honey coloured wood. The detail of the lid is stunning with many varieties of leaves and flowers all with a strawberry on top. The aperture for the pocket watch has retained the original velvet lining, and all is complete and in good and working order. These were used over height as a watch stand to view the watch also for travelling in the suitcase. Referred to always as Black Forest carved items, these were all carved by a few swiss families for generations. 3.5" x 2.25" and 1.25" front to back.  
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Price: 135.00


Black Forest Carved Watch Stand WS4



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