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Sheep Bell on Yew Wood Yoke
Sheep Bell on Yew Wood Yoke
Original, quality mid to late 19th century blacksmith made wrought iron 'Clucket' bell on the original Yew wood Yoke suspended with old leather harness and wedges, one in Yew the other in bone. Worn by sheep on the downs. All has been cleaned and lacquered and is good and working order with a great distinctive sound.

Bell 5.5" x 3" x 4.5".

Total 10.5" x 8.5" x 3".

 
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Brass & Mahogany Fireside Bellows
Original, quality pair of late 19th century fireside bellows in superb condition. This example appears to have been fully refurbished with new leather and brass studs, although it's hard to decide, they may just have been well looked after and all be original. Nevertheless, the quality of the leather and brass is faultless. The brass top plate has an embossed design of song birds on branches and the spout is in cast brass. The brass is polished and lacquered, although the lacquer may be removed at no extra cost and all is complete and in good and working order with a serious puff.

17" x 5.5" x 2.25" front to back.

 
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Brass & Mahogany Fireside Bellows



Sealed Tin of Ripolin Paint
Sealed Tin of Ripolin Paint
Original, quality pre-war un-opened half gallon (4 pint) size tin of "Ripolin" white paint with the original paper labels, tin seal and ceramic lid. The paper labels are a little damaged but generally the colour and overall condition otherwise is very good. Attractive labels and directions for use.

7" tall.

5.5" diam.

 
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Oak Railway Tender Smokers Cabinet
Original, quality late 19th century superb oak coal tender with the original finish, the original faux on the coal lid and cast brass carriage wheels and axles in the unpolished green colour. The sides of this example are detailed "G.N.R", "1741" and the registration number for the year of manufacture 1894. The lid has a lock and key and will lift to reveal oak lined compartments for cigarettes, perhaps cheroots and matches also the match striker. All is complete and in superb original condition with all the wheels moving well. These were often mounted on mini rail tracks down the centre of the huge banqueting tables along with a Tantalus or two, on wheels for wine and a coaster for cheeses. Complete and in good and working order.

Body 11" long x 6.25" tall x 6.5" wide.

Total length including buffers 13".

Width between wheels 5.5".

 
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Oak Railway Tender Smokers Cabinet



Holcroft Cast Iron Aga Frypan
Holcroft Cast Iron Aga Frypan
Original, quality unused cast iron circular frying pan with a pouring lip to the front, an integral curved side handle and a lifting grip to the opposite side. This pan was manufactured for "AGA" and is embossed to the side along with UK patent numbers and the date of manufacture "1932". All has been cleaned and lacquered and is complete and in good and working order.

Base 10" diam.

Top rim 11.5" diam.

Total including handles 18.5" x 12.5" plus 2.75" tall.

 
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Parrot Head Letter Clip
Original, quality circa 1900, Novelty letter clip with a cold painted colourful parrot's head with glass eyes and a nickel plated clip action, all mounted on an ash backboard. Probably continental we believe the head to be made of spelter but who knows, it could well be cold painted bronze. All very clean with slight bleeding of the brass through the nickel plating. The first we have seen of this model and complete and in good and working order.

Backboard 5.5" x 3.5".

Total 1.75" tall.

 
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Parrot Head Letter Clip



Bismark Carved Wooden Nutcracker
Bismark Carved Wooden Nutcracker
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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Triple Nickel Coathook
Original, quality late 19th century heavy duty triple wall mounted coat hooks in nickel, mounted on a shield shaped cast nickel backplate with four countersunk screw holes for mounting. Impressed for the manufacturer "W. Mc Geoch & Co Glasgow". Polished and lacquered, although the lacquer may be removed at no extra cost and complete and in good and working order. The first we have seen this large and probably made for use on board a ship.

Backplate 4" x 2.5".

Total 4" x 6" x 1.5" front to back closed.

6" front to back open.

 
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Triple Nickel Coathook



Benson Copper and Brass Chamberstick
Benson Copper and Brass Chamberstick
Original, quality brass and copper chamberstick with snuffer, circa 1900, stamped to the underside "W.A.S Benson". This super example has an unpolished copper underside to the pan, a copper sconce with brass fittings and a brass side handle and snuffer stand with a brass snuffer. The outer rim to the pan and sconce are both petal shaped. 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. The first we have seen.

6.5" diam.

3" tall.

8" wide including handle.

 
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Little's Fluid Sheep Dip Enamel Sign
Original, quality 1920's bright and clean white on blue rectangular shaped enamel advertising sign detailing "Littles Fluid Powder & Paste Sheep Dips" with a circular central black and white illustration of a ram's head. Also detailed to the lower edge for the manufacturer "Morris Little & Son Ltd Doncaster" and "The Patent Enamel Comp Ltd B.H" for the sign manufacturer of Birmingham. This exciting example has eight holes for mounting and has old restoration, mainly to the outer edges with the central cameo of the rams head and surrounding areas without restoration. A great find of a good subject matter but it comes at a cost. The first sign of this example we have had to date.

36" x 24".

 
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Little's Fluid Sheep Dip Enamel Sign



WT&S Brass Dinner Gong
WT&S Brass Dinner Gong
Original, quality late 19th century brass table dinner gong with a decorative cast brass stand with a circular brass gong suspended within, all on a pierced brass plinth with supports for the gong hammer. A replacement oak base has been fitted and the brass has been polished and lacquered, although the lacquer may be removed at no extra cost. The underside of the plinth is impressed with the sun logo and "WT&S" for the manufacturer 'William Tonks & Son of Birmingham'. The gong hammer has a light oak stem matching the base of the stand and the gong frame has acanthus leaf and floral decoration in great detail and a winged cherub or imp to the top. A most unusual table gong, the first we have seen of this model.

17" tall.

Base 13.5" x 7.5".

Gong 6.75" diam x 1".

Hammer 11".

 
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Price: 350.00



Arts & Crafts Copper Hot Water Jug
Original, quality late 19th century copper hot water jug with a hinged "Stein" type lid, a pouring lip, an ebony side handle, a tinned interior and a super decorative side seam. The underside is impressed with the trademark for the manufacturer Henry Loveridge & Co of Wolverhampton. Loveridge's designs were very often very similar to those of Dr Christopher Dresser, nevertheless, this example has a strong Art & Crafts or Aesthetic Movement influence. Polished and lacquered, although the lacquer may be removed at no extra cost and complete and in good and working order.

8" tall x 6.5" front to back including handle.

Base 5.25" diam.

 
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Arts & Crafts Copper Hot Water Jug



2 Gallon Galvanised Watering Can
2 Gallon Galvanised Watering Can
Original, quality very clean 1940's galvanised watering can embossed "2.G" for the two gallon capacity. This example has a handle over the top, one to the rear and pouring neck to the front with the original brass perforated rose. All has been cleaned and lacquered and is complete and in good and working order.

Body 10" tall x 9" diam.

Total 16" tall.

9.5" wide.

22" front to back including spout.

 
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Silver Plated Corinthian Column Oil Side Lamp
Original, quality late 19th century Corinthian Column oil side lamp with a tapered column and an elaborate cut glass font. This example has all the original fittings with a Messengers' patent twin 1" wick burner with a snuffer lever and lifting key for the gallery to enable the lamp to be lit without removing the shade and chimney. The burner has both the wick controls on one stem and is impressed "Hinks Duplex Patent". Fully overhauled, polished and lacquered, although the lacquer may be removed at no extra cost and all is complete and in good and working order, with no wear to the silver plating, a superb example. The chimney is included in the price, the shade is not, but may be available; see our "Lamp Shades" section, item code: OS158.

32.5" tall with chimney.

24" without chimney.

Font 6" wide.

Plinth 6" x 6".

 
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Silver Plated Corinthian Column Oil Side Lamp



Cranberry Font Oil Side Lamp
Cranberry Font Oil Side Lamp
Original, quality late 19th century oil side lamp with a cranberry glass font mounted on a pressed brass neck on a circular black finished terracotta plinth. This good example has a brass twin wick duplex burner and gallery and all fully overhauled, polished and lacquered, although the lacquer may be removed at no extra cost and is complete and in good and working order. The chimney is included although the shade is not but may be available ref code: OS160.

13.5" tall excluding chimney.

22" with.

Base 7.25" diam.

 
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Cranberry Tinted Etched Glass Oil Lamp Shade
Original, quality late 19th century beehive shaped cranberry tinted glass oil lamp globe with an overall acid etched design of passion fruit, flowers and leaves. Will fit a standard, duplex double wick burner gallery. Absolutely perfect.

7.5" tall x 8" widest.

Lower aperture 4" diam.

 
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Cranberry Tinted Etched Glass Oil Lamp Shade



Animal Feed Cast Iron Trough
Animal Feed Cast Iron Trough
Original, quality small mate 19th century cast iron animal feed trough. This good trough has shaped sides and bars over the top forming section to prevent animals from fighting over the food and from treading through it an unusually small example. All is complete and in good and working order.

32" x 10" x 8" tall.

 
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Brass Pig Vesta Case
Original, quality late 19th century brass vesta case in the realistic form of a pig. This example has the striker ribbing to the underside and the head is hinged to access the matches. Most unusually this pig has a hole to the top of the snout for use as a "Go to bed" match holder, polished and lacquered, although the lacquer may be removed at no extra cost. Complete and in good order.

2" x 0.5" x 1" tall.

 
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Brass Pig Vesta Case



Jubilee Vesta Case
Jubilee Vesta Case
Original, quality nickel plated advertising Vesta case manufactured by "Perry & Co. Steel Pen Makers", to commemorate Queen Victoria's Golden Jubilee in 1887. This unusual item was probably given away or sold with Perry pen nibs and with a secondary use as a Vesta case, hence the ribbed striking surface to the top of the lid. All is complete and in good and working order.

2.5" x 1.25" x 0.5"

 
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Bruce Bairnsfather Cartoon Plate
Original, quality ceramic plate decorated to the front with a cartoon in sepia by Bruce Bairnsfather with the caption "Give it a good 'ard' un Bert. You can generally ear' em fizzing a bit at first if they are going to explode". The reverse is detailed in a green cameo "Made by the Girls of Staffordshire during the winter of 1917 when the boys were in the trenches fighting for Liberty & Civilization" and with the logo for the manufacturer "Grimwade's Stoke on Trent". Complete and in good order.

10" diam.

0.75" front to back.

 
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Bruce Bairnsfather Cartoon Plate



Grocers Shop Treacle Dispenser
Grocers Shop Treacle Dispenser
Original, quality late 19th century grocers shop counter sized Toleware Treacle dispenser. This most unusual shop fitting manufactured in tin has much of the original painted decoration, the original brass mounted white ceramic knob to the lid and the original cast iron cutter to the front of the spout. The front details "Best Treacle" in uppercased shadowed text and all is complete and in good order but not suitable for food use.

12.5" tall including knob x 12" wide.

12.75" front to back including spout and cutter.

 
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Apothecary Cabinet with 33 Drawers
Original, quality late 19th century chemist shop run of 33 mahogany fronted drawers taken from a larger run of drawers and re-covered in mahogany top, plinth and sides. Each drawer has the original moulded clear glass knob (all matching), a mahogany front and original pine to the sides, floor and back, no plywood to be seen. Complete and in good and working order.

Top 60" x 10.25"

Base 60" x 10.25"

Body 59" x 9.25"

28 x drawers 7.75" x 4.75" x 8.5" front to back

5 x drawers 11" x 6.75" x 8.5" front to back

 
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Apothecary Cabinet with 33 Drawers



Mahogany Unusual Buffet / Dumb Waiter
Mahogany Unusual Buffet / Dumb Waiter
Original, quality mid to late 19th century, all mahogany buffet / dumb waiter side unit. Each shelf has a shaped gallery to three sides and bevelled edges. The four columns are reeded and all stands on four bun feet. A most unusual layout of shelves, all original, with a good grain and colour and complete and in good and working order.

50.5" tall x 48" x12" front to back.

Height between each shelf 4.5", 16" and 16".

 
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Brass and Cast Iron Fender
Original, quality late 19th century cast iron fender with brass fittings and rails. This clean example has an 'Art Nouveau' detail in relief to the cast iron body and the original steel floor. The cast iron has been cleaned and lacquered, the floor cleaned and repainted black and the brass polished and lacquered, although the lacquer may be removed at no extra cost. Some minor dents to the brass ball finials otherwise all is complete and in good and working order.

Exterior 41.5" x 9.5" and 5" tall.

Interior 37.5" x 7.5".

 
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Brass and Cast Iron Fender



Huge Marble Mortar
Huge Marble Mortar
Original, quality early 19th century or earlier huge white marble mortar with four shaped outer lugs and an old paint finish, a hole has been drilled to the floor for use as a planter, otherwise complete and in good order. 
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Vesta Case Black Cat Cigarettes
Original, quality patented 1912 nickel vesta case, for early waxed matches. This unusual example has a celluloid panel to the hinged lid with a picture of a large open top motor car of the time with five black cats aboard and advertising "Black Cat Cigarettes" and detailing also "Carreras Ltd" the cigarette manufacturer. This box has a concealed release for the spring catch on the lid, push the middle hinge at the back inwards and the lid will spring open. Overall a good clean case although the picture has a few minor and small brown stains but otherwise all is in good and working order and a very unusual item.

2.5" x 1. 7/8" x 0.5"

 
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Vesta Case Black Cat Cigarettes



Chemist Pill Machine
Chemist Pill Machine
Original quality, 19th century, mahogany three piece pill machine with brass and steel mounts, used in the chemist shop to hand make pills. Would have been used against the edges of the workbench/tabletop. This example is one of the largest we have seen and will roll and cut 36 large size tablets at a time. A replacement slide-out tray to the end has been made, copied from an original, all has been cleaned and polished and is complete and in good and working order.

Board 13.75" x 10.5" x 1.75" and 1".

Cutter 18.25" x 2.75" x 1.5" and 1".

 
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Spicers Fox Mask
Original, quality superb mounted fox mask on the original oak shield. This example was mounted by "Spicers of Leamington", the finest taxidermist of fox masks and similar. The condition is outstanding in every detail. The original oak backboard, in the standard Spicers shape, is impressed to the reverse "P. Spicer & Sons Taxidermist" and has an ivorine plaque to the front detailing "T.S. Woodman Cottage 15.12.36.". Complete and in good order.

Shield 10.75" tall x 8.5" x 0.75".

Total including shield 8.5" wide x 11" tall and 9.5" front to back.

 
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Spicers Fox Mask



Rowland Ward Ale Glass
Rowland Ward Ale Glass
Original, quality post-war clear glass ale glass with a side handle and engraving to the front depicting a sable antelope with trees in the background. These were produced for the firm of Rowland Ward and retailed in their shops in Nairobi and elsewhere in Africa.

Perfect. 5" tall.

Base 4" x 3.25" top.

5.5" wide including handle.

 
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Antler Handled Travelling Cutlery Trio
Original, quality late 19th century three pieces cutlery set in the original leather roll. The roll is marked for the maker "Underwood Cutler 36 Haymarket London" as is the knife and the fork and spoon have silver plate marks for Walker Hall & Sons. The roll has a few tears to the leather, the tie strap is missing but otherwise is complete. The three pieces of cutlery are in fabulous condition with antler side covers and nickel mounts and all folding to fit into pockets in the leather roll. The knife blade is in steel and has a corkscrew fitted. Remember, these pieces of cutlery are steel, not stainless steel, and will keep a very sharp edge, but they dislike water or moisture; just wipe and dry them thoroughly. Complete and in good and working order.

Roll with cutlery in 5" x 2.5" x 2.5".

Cutlery open 7.5" x 0.75" x 0.5".

Price is for the set.

 
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Antler Handled Travelling Cutlery Trio



Pair of Mounted Red Deer Antlers
Pair of Mounted Red Deer Antlers
Original, quality pair of 1920's Red Deer Antlers with part skull, recently re-mounted on a honey coloured oak shield made to suit. A good looking pair of antlers, for wall decoration or ideal as a hat rack. In good order.

Shield 12.5" x 9.75" x 1".

Total 29" tall x 19" widest and 15.5" front to back.

 
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Huge Copper Bath
Original, quality late 19th century huge oval copper footbath / wine cooler / babies bath or ? I would like to think it's a super footbath or wine cooler, nevertheless, it has wonderful proportions, quality and condition with a deep foot rim to the base and good sized cast pink brass handles to the ends. This unusual item is of Benham & Froud quality but is not marked for a maker and is in superb condition with just some knocks and dents to the top rim, otherwise all is complete and in good order. Has been polished and lacquered, although the lacquer may be removed at no extra cost.

Tub 12" tall x 19.5" x 15.5".

Plinth 18" x 15.25".

Total 14" tall x 16" plus 24" including handles.

 
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Huge Copper Bath



Fully Converted Ericsson No2200 Wall Telephone
Fully Converted Ericsson No2200 Wall Telephone
Original, quality Ericsson No2200 oak cased 'G P O' Wall Telephone, fully restored and converted to work perfectly on a standard modern B.T telephone line. The model was introduced in around 1906 and originally did not have a dial. During the current restoration and conversion, this telephone has been completely disassembled and cleaned, some parts and the cords have been renewed, and an old dialling system has been fitted, and full details of the work carried out and replacement parts fitted is included as are pictures of before and after. This example has retained the original finish and transfers to the cabinet and the original bronzed finish to the bells, crank handle (now disconnected), and side hook for the telephone. All is complete and in good and working order, and a selection of other converted telephones are usually available.

Cabinet front 7.5" x 6".

Backboard 9.5" x 6.75".

Total 6" front to back including dial.

 
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Set of 8 Ceramic Drawer Knobs
Original, quality set of eight late 19th century ceramic drawer handles for a chest of drawers. These superb examples have a steel wood screw to the reverse for mounting and a wonderful "Faux" wood grain design to the face. All are perfect with not a chip or blemish to be seen and complete. How fortunate a full set of eight has survived.

Backplate 2" diam.

Knob 2" diam.

1.25" front to back plus screw 0.75".

Price is for the set.

 
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Set of 8 Ceramic Drawer Knobs



Shop Keepers String Ball Holder
Shop Keepers String Ball Holder
Original, quality late 19th century cast iron basket shaped string ball holder. These were suspended above the shop counter with string inside and used for tying up parcels or packets of goods when sold. This super example has a catch and hinge to open the two cup halves for refilling with the ball of string: which would be pulled through a hole in the bottom. Cleaned and lacquered, with three good repairs and complete and in good and working order.

7" tall x 4" widest.

 
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Scrub Top Kitchen Table
Original, quality late 19th century pine kitchen table with a very clean top on the original pitch pine base with square tapered legs and drawer to one end. The drawer has a pair of brass cup drawer handles, the base is in the varnished finish and all is complete and in good order.

30" tall x 48" x 35.5".

Height under skirt 23.5".

 
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Scrub Top Kitchen Table



Pair of Petal Based Brass Candlesticks
Pair of Petal Based Brass Candlesticks
Original, quality pair of 18th century or early 19th century brass candlesticks with seamed stems and petal shaped cast brass bases. Pairs of seamed candlesticks are still difficult to find today and these are in super condition. Complete and in good and working order.

8.25" tall.

4.5" base diam.

 
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Cased Albino Mole
Original, quality circa 1900, cased Albino Mole in the original glass fronted case and with good groundwork to the inside. The glass and interior has been cleaned and retaped, the exterior repainted black and crystals have been added to the interior to kill any mites or bugs. Complete and in good order.

8" tall x 9" x 4.25" tall.

 
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Cased Albino Mole



Steel Bone Saw
Steel Bone Saw
Original, quality early 19th century small steel bone saw with a fine toothed blade and a checkered pressed cowhorn grip. This super example circa 1830's/1840's was part of the 'Richard Merry' set Ref code: M156 and probably manufactured by H. Wright 32 London Rd London 1832 to 1843 at this address. Good clean steel but some minor rodent gnawing at the horn grip otherwise complete and in good order.

7.75" x 2" x 0.5".

 
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Heavy Tethering Stone
Original, quality 19th century or earlier stone tethering stone with an inset blacksmith made wrought iron ring used to tether up single livestock:- horses, goats and sheep etc. Complete and in good and working order.

12" base diam x 11" tall plus 4" diam wrought iron ring.

 
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Heavy Tethering Stone



Yellow Swans Oil Lamp Shade
Yellow Swans Oil Lamp Shade
Original, quality 1920's spherical shaped etched glass oil lamp globe. This unusual example has a yellow upper half and a frosted lower with acid etched designs of swans on the lake with water lilies and bulrushes. Will fit a standard, duplex double wick burner gallery. Perfect and in super condition.

7.25" tall x 9" diam.

Lower aperture 4" diam.

 
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Hutchins of Aberystwyth Fox
Original, quality superbly cased and mounted European Fox with an English Partridge circa 1900 / 1920's. This very clean and bright mount is typical of all Hutchins work with three panels glazed, black painted case with gilt slips, paper mache rockwork and no taxidermist's label, all original with just some retaping to the reverse. An immaculate display quite the best we have seen.

32.5" tall x 23" x 13.5".

 
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Hutchins of Aberystwyth Fox



Cased Otter
Cased Otter
Original, quality, pre-war, mounted and cased juvenile otter, from the river Itchen in Hampshire, superbly mounted and cased, with very realistic groundwork and grasses. All wood case with paper covering and a glazed front. Complete and in good order.

Case 24.75" x 14" x 8" front to back.

 
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Pair of Unused Siddons Square Cast Iron Saucepans
Original, quality pair of unused 1930's square cast iron saucepans with tubular wrought iron tapered handles, the original paintwork, the original paper labels and the original tin lids, both with brass makers plaques embossed "Siddons", each lid is also impressed "2½ pts" and "5pts" for each saucepan's capacity. The interiors have retained the original tinning and all is complete and in good order. A great looking pair of seriously unused and unusual cast iron saucepans. Complete and in good and working order.

Large pan 6" square plus 5.25" tall and total 15.5" x 9.25".

Smaller pan 4.75" square plus 4.25" tall and total 13" x 7.5".

 
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Pair of Unused Siddons Square Cast Iron Saucepans



Brass Mantel Rail
Brass Mantel Rail
Original, quality late 19th century all brass mantel rail for mounting beneath the mantel shelf around the kitchen range or open fireplace. The brackets have a threaded bolt for securing to the mantel shelf plus the option of three countersunk screw holes to each for mounting. These rails were used to hang up cooking utensils when not in use but were close to hand. 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. Several other similar examples may well be available.

Total length including finials 65".

Pole 1.25" diam.

Brackets 8.25" x 4.75" x 2.25".

 
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Brass Match Holder and Striker
Original, quality late 19th century barrel shaped match holder which splits in two for filling with matches. The underside is embossed with a circular striking area surrounded by "Safety Barrel for Patent Vesta Lights" and the top has a small finial with a hole to stand a lit vesta light in to use as a 'candle like' lamp referred to as a "go to bed". Polished and lacquered, although the lacquer may be removed at no extra cost and complete and in good and working order.

2" tall plus 1.25" widest.

 
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Brass Match Holder and Striker



Large Stokers Coke Shovel
Large Stokers Coke Shovel
Original, quality 1920's / 30's huge wide steel shovel, with a short ash shaft and a steel 'D' handle with an ash grip. This super shovel has very little signs of use if any and was probably used for coke or other light weight goods. The shovel head is stamped "A and E Parkes and Co Ltd Banthdormen Street Birmingham" for the manufacturer and "all steel, wheel brand" and "made in England". Cleaned, waxed and complete and in good and working order. In unbelievable condition.

Total 36.5" x 14" x 4".

Lead only 16" x 14" x 2".

 
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Glass Dome on Wooden Plinth
Original, quality late 19th century glass dome with a flat front and back in a very fine glass and on the original shaped ebonised wooden plinth with four bun feet. Complete and in good order.

Total 15" x 8" x 15".

Internal height 13.5".

 
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Glass Dome on Wooden Plinth



Cast Iron Bootscraper with Brushes
Cast Iron Bootscraper with Brushes
Original, quality late 19th century cast iron boot scraper with a flat grid central section, a decorated surround and fitted with two later boot brushes. All is complete and in good and working order and in the old black paint for use outdoors. A great boot scraper and the brushes for the sides work very well.

6.5" tall plus 16" x 13" base.

Brushes 8" x 3" x 2.75" each.

 
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Gecophone Crystal Set No 1
Original, quality Gecophone Crystal Detector Set No 1 in the original very clean mahogany cabinet. A very clean sheet detailing the "Instructions for Working" is fitted to the inner lid, there is also a bakelite plate detailing "BC1002 Inst No 21466" and the transfers to the front detail Gecophone with a registration number for the year 1884 and "Approved by Post Master General BBC". Appears complete and in super condition.

6.5" tall x 9" x 6".

 
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Gecophone Crystal Set No 1



Miniature Brass Fireplace
Miniature Brass Fireplace
Original, quality late 19th century cast brass miniature fireplace with a separate cast brass fender. This super example is proportionally scaled down to size, has been polished and lacquered, although the lacquer may be removed at no extra cost and with the two piece is complete and in good order.

5.75" tall x 5" wide x 1.5" front to back.

Plus the fender 3.75" x 7/8" tall plus 1.25" front to back.

 
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Square Based Glass Dome on Plinth
Original, quality late 19th century clear glass dome on the original ebonised plinth with four bun feet. This unusual clear dome of very thin glass has a square shape with rounded corners to the base with four flat sides terminating to a dome at the top. Not only is this complete but it's perfect.

Dome including stand 18" x 11.5" x 8 1/8".

16.75" tall internal height of dome plus 10.5" x 7".

 
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Square Based Glass Dome on Plinth



Brass Blowtorch
Brass Blowtorch
Original quality 1920's brass paraffin blowtorch with a soldering / brazing iron attachment. This super looking blowlamp has a ribbed brass cylindrical grip / reservoir, a folding wrought iron stand and a removable heat / flame guard. The brass is embossed in several places "Made in Sweden" and all has been cleaned or polished and lacquered, although the lacquer may be removed at no extra cost, appears complete but we have not tried to fire it up. One of the more unusual blowlamps and a great looker.

18.5" x 2" widest.

5.75" tall with stand in use.

 
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Copper Jelly Mould
Original, quality late 19th century copper jelly mould. This example has had little use with a really good tinned interior and only a couple of tiny dents. The deep skirt to the base is impressed with the orb and cross logo for the manufacturer 'Benham and Froud' of London and Birmingham and "469" for the model number and has been polished and lacquered, although the lacquer may be removed at no extra cost. Complete and in good and working order.

6.75" tall.

Base 5.75" diam.

 
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Copper Jelly Mould



Benham and Froud Copper Jelly Mould
Benham and Froud Copper Jelly Mould
Original, quality late 19th century three tier copper jelly mould with a cylindrical hollow to the centre, stamped to the plinth "378" for the pattern number and impressed with the orb and cross logo for the manufacturer 'Benham and Froud' of London and Birmingham. This clean example has good tinning to the interior, has been polished and lacquered, although the lacquer may be removed at no extra cost and is complete and in good and working order with no dents or blemishes.

5.25" tall.

5.25" widest.

 
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Pair of Copper Jelly Moulds
Original, quality pair of 1920's copper jelly moulds in unused condition. This superb pair of moulds each have tapered and seamed bodies with embossed decoration and the top sections have eight decorative shaped tips. Each mould is stamped 'HL and Co' for the manufacturer, possibly 'Henry Loveridge', and 'OL35C' and 287 for the model number. 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.

4.75" tall.

6" x 4.5".

 
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Pair of Copper Jelly Moulds



John Pearson Copper Tray
John Pearson Copper Tray
Original, quality 1920's rectangular shaped beaten copper tray with a raised rim all around, a handle to each end and a punch detail on the outer rim. The underside is stamped "J.P" in two places for the coppersmith 'John Pearson'. Polished and lacquered, although the lacquer may be removed at no extra cost and complete and in good and working order.

Tray 15.75" x 11.75" x 0.5" plus the handles.

 
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ARP Handbell
Original, quality Second World War brass handbell issued to Air Raid Personel to warn of oncoming air raids. This clean example is stamped "A.R.P" for "Air Raid Precautions" "1939" and "G & J" for the maker and has the original turned oak handle and cast iron clapper on a chain. All is complete and in good and working order with a good loud tone and resonance.

10" tall x 4.75" widest.

 
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ARP Handbell



GLC Enamelled Gas Iron
GLC Enamelled Gas Iron
Original, quality 1920's / 30's enamelled gas iron with a cast iron sole chrome plated and a black finished turned wooden handgrip. The enamel body cover is in pale blue and all is in superb condition. The manufacturer's plates beneath the handle details "GLC" for the "Gas Light & Coke Comp" and A Kenrick & Sons Ltd. All has been cleaned and lacquered and is complete and in good order.

9" x 4" x 6" tallest.

 
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Parnall Brass Beam Scales and Weights
Original, quality late 19th century grocer's counter scale on the original mahogany base. This super example is all brass with the horizontal brass beam mounted on a tubular column with a cast brass circular pan for the weights and a circular dish for the goods. A stack of eight brass weights is included and from 4lb down to ¼ ounce and the scale beam and the column are both stamped for the manufacturer "Parnall & Sons of Bristol". Fully overhauled, polished and lacquered, although the lacquer may be removed at no extra cost and complete and in good and working order.

Mahogany plinth 24" x 11.5" x 1".

Total 28" tall x 25" x 11.5".

 
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Parnall Brass Beam Scales and Weights



WH Smith Enamel Sign on Wrought Iron Bracket
WH Smith Enamel Sign on Wrought Iron Bracket
Original, quality, 1950s amazing pair of pictorial enamel signs in the original wrought iron wall mounted bracket which includes a second pair of smaller oval enamel signs. This exciting find is all original and in superb condition. The frame for the pictorial sign is finished in black paint on brass which will not rust and damage the enamel sign. The pictorial signs both portray the same coloured illustration of a newsboy with his basket and newspapers. One is in mint condition and the other has a few minor chips to the edges. The oval enamel signs both detail "WHS" in the corporate logo for WH Smith and both are in mint condition. The blacksmith made wrought iron bracket has been painted black many times over the years and perhaps could do with stripping back. All is very original and complete and in good and working order. Another illuminated WH Smith hanging sign with similar bracket may well be available.

Total bracket size 41" x 1.75" × 42" front to back.

Pictorial sign in frame 25.75" x 16.25" including frame.

Oval signs 18.25" x 10.5".

Top of horizontal arm of bracket to the base of the sign when hanging 31".

 
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Haricot Beans Large White Storage Jar
Original, quality late 19th century huge white ceramic storage jar with bands embossed to the body and a flared top. Sadly this super jar of an unusual size is rather damaged and is missing the lid but being of this size and transfer printed "Har. Beans" it will match others out there. The damage is:- two glued in sections to the top flared rim, a small chip to the inner rim, two glazing hairline cracks to the base and several chips to the base rim. Otherwise a great looker and very usable storage jar.

9.75" tall x 8.25" body diam.

 
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Haricot Beans Large White Storage Jar



Silver Slipper Promotional Ladies Shoe
Silver Slipper Promotional Ladies Shoe
Original, quality cast aluminium ladies miniature shoe, detailed to the underside for the production staged at the ' Lyric Theatre London on June 1st 1901' presumably this was a promotional giveaway. A super presentation piece. The first we have seen. Complete and in good order.

4.75" x 1.75" x 1.25" tall.

 
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Miniature Steel Saw
Original, quality late 19th century good miniature steel saw with a brass handle in perfect scale. This super example has a steel blade with the nick, to the top, a good set of teeth and a brass closed grip shaped handle. The brass grip is stamped 'W.R''and with a crown. A most unusual example and complete and in good order.

4.25" long x 1".

 
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Miniature Steel Saw



Aluminium Magnifying Glass
Aluminium Magnifying Glass
Original, quality circa 1900 / 1920's large hand magnifying glass in a cast aluminium frame with brass mounting screws. A most unusual example with a good clean convex lens and a large ring to the handle. The first we have seen and the clearest ever. Complete and in good order and working order.

Lens 4.25" diam.

Total 8.75" x 4.25" x 0.75".

 
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Cast Iron Village Pump
Original, quality late 19th century large 'Village Green' sized cast iron water pump with a bucket stop to the top of the spout, a makers plate embossed "S. Owens & Co Engineers London" and a super shaped pumping arm. This example has been fitted with a replacement pin to the arm and an old cast iron finial to the cap. The original inner rod with valve is included as is the original below ground mount for the pump. All is now complete and in super condition.

70" tall including finial.

10" diam bottom flange.

9" widest body diam.

22" front to back including spout & handle mount.

 
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Cast Iron Village Pump



Brass Signal Horn
Brass Signal Horn
Original, quality late 19th century curved and flared brass signal horn with a reed to the mouthpiece, two eyes for a cord and engraved for the maker J. Higham Ltd Manchester". Polished and lacquered, although the lacquer may be removed at no extra cost, very loud and complete and in good and working order.

11" long.

Mouth 2.5" x 1.75".

 
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Pitch Pine Church Pew
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Original, quality late 19th century very clean pitch pine pew with solid seat and ends and a panelled back, all cleaned and wax finished. This example has a small but strong pullout extension to one end to seat one late comer. A great looker and very sturdy.

76" long x 36" tallest x 17.5" front to back.

 
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Pitch Pine Church Pew



Percy Chas. Plant and Co Wooden Nameplate
Percy Chas. Plant and Co Wooden Nameplate
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Original, quality 1920's oval shaped hardwood nameplate signwritten for "Percy Chas. Plant & Co, Builders, Plumbers & Decorators, Bridge Works, Garrison Lane". A later brass mirror plate has been fitted and all is complete and in good order.

22.75" x 13" x 0.5" plus brass ring plate.

 
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Set of 3 Matching Servants Intercom Bells
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Original, quality set of three matching late 19th century servants intercom bells with brass mounts, steel springs, brass clappers and decorative central brass bosses. For use with a tight wire, non-electrical bell system and can be pulled from either left or right. Often now referred to as 'Downton Abbey' bells. Other parts required to operate this system are usually available in stock and many other bell fittings of differing types may also be available. The ironwork has been repainted, and the brass polished and lacquered, although the lacquer may be removed at no extra cost. Fully overhauled and complete and in good and working order. These three bells are well above average in quality and form and are complete and in good and working order.

11" tall.

4.5" to 5.25" wide.

Bell mouths 4.5".

4.5" front to back.

 
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Set of 3 Matching Servants Intercom Bells



Huge Exterior Call Bell
Huge Exterior Call Bell
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Original, quality late 19th century larger than average brass call / alarm bell with a heavy spring and brass mounting brackets. For use with a tight wire, non-electrical bell system. Can be pulled from either left or right and other parts required to operate this system are usually available in stock. The circular mounting plate has been made to suit copied from an original. The brass has been polished and lacquered, although the lacquer may be removed at no extra cost and the ironwork repainted black. This bell has the war dept broad arrow embossed to one side to the exterior and all is complete and in good and working order with a good loud ring.

15" tall.

6" wide.

6" front to back.

Bell mouth 6".

 
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Servants Exterior Brass Bell Pull
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Original, quality late 19th century exterior brass bell pull with a circular dished backplate, embossed "Servants" and a brass pull knob to the centre. For use with a tight wire, non-electrical bell system. Other parts required to operate this system are usually available in stock and many other bell fittings of differing types may also be available. Replacement rear springs and washers have been fitted. Most unusual to find the "servants" example. Complete and in good and working order.

5.5" diam.

Knob 1.75".

3.5" diam to be recessed 1" deep.

Total front to back exposed when mounted 1.5".

 
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Servants Exterior Brass Bell Pull



Flow Blue and White part Dinner Service
Flow Blue and White part Dinner Service
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30 pcs, of original, quality, matching flow-blue late 19th century ceramic dinner service, manufactured by J.H.Wetherby and Sons of Hanley, Staffordshire potteries. The manufacturer's mark on the reverse of most pieces details the pattern as "Belmont" and the mark is for 1892. All in good order.

This part set consists of 10 × 10" dinner plates.

7 x 9" dessert plates,.

3 x Oval platters.

6 x 7.75" plates.

One oval sauce tureen and stand (lid missing).

1 x gravy boat and stand.

Price is for the 30pcs.

 
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Yellow Shell Shaped Toilet Jug
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Original, quality late 19th century ceramic toilet jug originally part of an ewer and basin set. This super example is in the form of a stylised seashell with a handle over the top and the crests of waves to the plinth. The handle to the top has simulated binding, and the whole jug is transfer decorated with yellow 'dog' roses with a bright yellow colour overall. The underside is transfer printed for "Bros trademark Stoke on Trent Staffordshire" and embossed with the registration number for the year 1899. All is complete and in good order, with not a chip or blemish in sight.

13.5" x 7" wide.

11" front to back.

 
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Yellow Shell Shaped Toilet Jug



Hungerford Stoneware Flagon
Hungerford Stoneware Flagon
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Original, quality mid to late 19th century bellied shaped two tone glazed stoneware flagon with a strap handle to the rear and impressed to the shoulders for the supplier of the original contents "Milligan Toms & Matthews, Spirit Merchants Hungerford" This is the first we have seen with this name and for the manufacturer of the flagon "Powell Potter Bristol". All is complete and in good order and with a super 'runny' glaze.

15.5" tall x 10" wide.

7.5" base diam.

 
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Large Copper Sponge Mould
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Original, quality 1920's larger continental copper sponge mould of a three tier form with a deep base plinth. The plinth is impressed for the manufacturer "Trottier Paris". The tinning to the interior is in excellent condition and all is complete and in superb condition with no dents or damage. Polished and lacquered, although the lacquer may be removed at no extra cost.

7" tall.

6.5" base diam.

 
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Large Copper Sponge Mould



Pair of Mc Vitie and Price Biscuit Barrels
Pair of Mc Vitie and Price Biscuit Barrels
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Original, quality pair of Royal Doulton ceramic biscuit barrel manufactured circa 1900 to 1930's with both pieces transfer printed to the underside "Royal Doulton England Copyright" and "made especially for Mc Vitie & Price Edinburgh & London". The coloured decoration to the tub has a Dutch scene in green and yellow and is perfect with not a blemish in sight. This is the first we have seen. Complete and in good order.

7" tall x 6" wide including lid.

 
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W&T Avery 2lb Ceramic Weight
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Original, quality circa 1900, white ceramic grocers' / butchers' counter weight in the cottage loaf shape. This clean example is transfer decorated in dark green, with "Imperial 2lb" to the top "W.T. Avery Birmingham" in ribbon swags to the shoulder and a decorated band to the base rim. The underside has retained the customs lead infill which is impressed "VR", "200" and "94". This super weight has just one edge knock to the bottom rim, otherwise all is complete and in near mint condition.

3.25" tall x 3.75" diam.

 
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W&T Avery 2lb Ceramic Weight



Oak Cased Rim Lock
Oak Cased Rim Lock
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Original, quality late 19th century oak cased, surface mounted door lock with an inset wrought iron lock, with the original key and a replacement keep been made to suit. This good example does not have the provision for a handle only the key turn. The lock has four screw holes for mounting and the keep has two. All has been cleaned and fully overhauled and is complete and in good and working order.

Lock keep 9" x 6" x 1 3/8".

 
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Etched and Frosted Square Oil Lamp Shade
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Original, quality late 19th century frosted glass oil lamp shade with etched designs of hops and leaves to each of the four panels and to the corners. Will fit a standard, duplex double wick burner gallery. This example is most unusual with a square tapered shape and a castellated top rim and is the first we have seen. Complete and in good order.

9.25" tall x 8" widest.

Lower aperture 4" diam.

 
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Etched and Frosted Square Oil Lamp Shade



Police Alarm / Bird Scarer
Police Alarm / Bird Scarer
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Original, quality late 19th century bird scarer or policeman's alarm. This example is made in stained beech with a replacement splat in ash. All is now complete and in good and working order.

Body 10.5" x 4.5" x 1.5".

 
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Copeland & Garrett Footbath
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Original, quality early 19th century oval shaped ceramic footbath of the banded design with decorative handles to each end. This super example in absolutely perfect condition in every aspect is impressed to the underside for the manufacturer "Copeland & Garrett" 1833 to 1847. Complete and in good order.

9" tall x 14.25" x 20.75" including handles.

 
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Copeland & Garrett Footbath



4 Piece Matching Doulton Tea Set
4 Piece Matching Doulton Tea Set
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Original, quality 1920's Royal Doulton four piece tea set comprising teapot, hot water jug, milk jug and sugar bowl. All are matching but do show a variable blue colouring. Some old restoration to the teapot and larger jug but none obvious to the other two pieces. All complete and in good order.

Teapot 5" tall x 7.5" x 5.5" diam.

Tall jug 5.75" tall x 5" wide including handle plus 3.5".

Short jug 3.5" tall x 4.5" x 3.5".

Sugar bowl 2.25" tall plus 5" wide including handle x 3.5".

 
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Tramp Art Wall Mirror
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Original, quality late 19th century "Tramp Art" wooden picture frame fitted with a replacement mirror glass and an old backing board cut to suit. This super example has been cleaned, well worm treated, refinished and is now complete and in good order and can be hung both vertical or horizontal.

External 19" x 13.5" x 1.5" front to back.

Visible mirror 17.25" x 5.5"

 
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Tramp Art Wall Mirror



The Eclipse Ceramic Teapot Stand
The Eclipse Ceramic Teapot Stand
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Original, quality late 19th century circular white ceramic teapot stand in a pewter frame and transfer decorated in black to both sides. Although the upper side is intended as the top and has a Victorian parlour room scene the most interesting is the underside detailing "The Eclipse Teapot Stand, Sold Everywhere, Made by Deykin & Sons Electro Platers of Birmingham". All is complete and in good and working order.

7 1/8" diam x 0.75".

 
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Greene's Sheep Dip Poster
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Original, quality 1920's paper poster advertising "Greene's Sheep Dip" recently professionally mounted in a pale wood glazed frame with an off white inner mount. Some minor damage to poster lower edge. Otherwise complete and in good order.

Outer frame 29" x 23" x 7/8" front to back.

Visible poster 25" x 19".

 
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Greene's Sheep Dip Poster



Butchers Wrought Iron Rail of Hooks
Butchers Wrought Iron Rail of Hooks
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Original, quality late 19th century blacksmith made wrought iron butchers rack of hooks with three countersunk screw holes for mounting. This serious run of eight wall mounted hooks are rivetted to the original wrought iron flat rail and each have a super curve and curled over tip creating a smooth and safe finial. Ideal for display or as a coat rack cleaned and lacquered and complete and in good and working order.

Backplate 62.5" long x 1.5".

Total 3.25" tall.

4" front to back.

 
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Huge Brass and Iron Tally Iron
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Original, quality early to mid 19th century brass and iron tally or goffering iron with a huge brass body mounted on a cast iron tripod stand with a super curled tapered stem. Polished and lacquered, although the lacquer may be removed at no extra cost and complete and in good order, although the poker has long been gone.

9" tall.

Base 7" diam spread.

Barrel 7" x 1.5" exterior plus 1" interior.

 
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Huge Brass and Iron Tally Iron



Double Ended Wrought Iron Door Key
Double Ended Wrought Iron Door Key
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Original, quality early 19th century double ended wrought iron door key with a turned central stem and two very similar but not identical ends. This was used for a two door entry area. A most unusual key. Cleaned and lacquered. Complete and in good order.

4" x 1" x 0.25".

 
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Slat Back Arm Chair
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Original, quality late 19th century slat back armchair in super condition. This example has an Elm Seat and the rest is beech with chunky legs and arms all in a great colour. Minor worm to the seat, well treated and all is complete and in good and working order.

43" tall at back plus 17" tall at seat front.

22.5" arms plus spread of legs 21".

Total 25.5" front to back.

 
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Slat Back Arm Chair



Pair of Visitors and Servants Exterior Brass Bell Pulls
Pair of Visitors and Servants Exterior Brass Bell Pulls
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Pair of original, quality matching late 19th century Scottish, circular exterior cast brass bell pulls. For use with a tight wire, non-electrical bell system. One surround is embossed "Servants" and the other "Visitors" and both have cast brass central pullout knobs. One knob is a replacement made to suit and replacement rear springs and washers have been fitted. Other parts required to operate this system are usually available in stock. Fully overhauled and complete and in good and working order. Most difficult to find these pairs and this is the first we have seen of Scottish ones.

Backplate 3.75" diam.

1.5" exposed front to back.

1" x 1" to be recessed 4".

 
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Picture Frame Case of Bullfinches
Original, quality circa 1900 / 1920's picture framed wall mounted glazed display of five bullfinches, four males and one female. This superb example has the birds mounted on the backboard with glass to all five panels and mounted within and to the front of the original "Oxford" plaster finished frame with brass mounts to each cross over, all in an ecclesiastical look. There is no label remaining but this display was typical for George Bazeley of Wolverhampton 1871 - 1958. We have cleaned the glass inside, deposited crystals to keep away mite and retaped all round. As good as it looks, a superb and very attractive display.

Back frame 21.5" x 19.5" max.

Glazed area 13.15" x 5.5".

Total 6.25" front to back.

 
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Picture Frame Case of Bullfinches



Royal Worcester Ceramic Wall Bracket
Royal Worcester Ceramic Wall Bracket
Original, quality late 19th century Royal Worcester ceramic wall bracket with the head of a 'Dog of Fo' with tusks. This most unusual example has bold colours of blue and green with heavy gilding to the high points. Although complete, it does have old damage with a firing crack to the reverse turning into a hairline crack to the top and a few minor chips to the top front edge, otherwise all is complete and in good order with a Worcester mark to the reverse. This wall bracket was purchased during the filming of an episode of Dickinson's Real Deal for ITV in Crewe in Cheshire.

8" tall x 9.5" widest.

8.5" front to back.

 
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Brass Gothic Fire Front
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Original, quality late 19th century superb heavy cast brass ornamental fire front or hearth ornament in the form of a Gothic Revival front of a building. This example, the first we have seen, has pierced arched top windows to both sides and three to the front. The reverse is impressed with the registration number for the year 1892, the square hand-cut brass nuts to the reverse holding the three panels together are replacements made to suit and all has been polished and lacquered, although the lacquer may be removed at no extra cost and is complete and in good order.

14.5" tall x 16.5" widest.

5.5" front to back.

Front 12.75" wide.

 
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Brass Gothic Fire Front



Butterfly Cabinet with 24 Drawer
Butterfly Cabinet with 24 Drawer
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Original, quality late 19th century 24 drawer entomology cabinet in mahogany. The drawers are in original finish pine throughout with a pair of mahogany knobs to each, re-papered cork bases and provision for a drop in glazed panel. Some glass is included, most is absent, but can be supplied if required. The doors have a lock with two keys, the mahogany veneered top has a split to the front and the side is showing signs of a pair of handles that have been removed. This cabinet is far too heavy to be carried with side handles. Otherwise all is complete and in good and working order.

Cabinet top and base 44.5" x 15.25" front to back

Body 43" wide x 36"tall x 14.5" front to back

Each drawer 20.5" x 12" x 2" tall

Each drawer 1.5" deep inside excluding glass

 
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Voysey Brass Fireside Shovel
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Original, quality circa 1900, art nouveau fireside shovel with a heart shaped spade end and a simple stem and handgrip. This example was designed by "Charles F.A.Voysey". A very special fire tool, polished and lacquered, although the lacquer may be removed at no extra cost and complete and in good and working order.

25" x 5.5" x 1.25".

 
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Voysey Brass Fireside Shovel



Cricket Presentation Bread Knife
Cricket Presentation Bread Knife
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Original, quality bread knife with a stainless steel blade, an ivorine handle carved with an ear of corn and an engraved hallmarked silver ferrule. The blade is etched "Bread Knife" in script with a harvest scene around and the silver ferrule is engraved "Wednesday C. C" (for Sheffield Wednesday Cricket Club), "1904" and "Percy Bowker, Average 60". The silver hallmark is also for Sheffield 1904. Complete and in good and working order. A most unusal presenation piece.

13.5" x 1.5" x 1".

 
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Imperial Life Paperweight
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Original, quality late 19th century brass and iron paperweight issued by the "Imperial Life" ( Insurance Co ). This example is embossed to the brass top, detailing "Imperial Life Office Est. 1820, London" with an impression of the buildings and mounted to the rectangular shaped iron base. All has been polished and lacquered, although the lacquer may be removed at no extra cost and is complete and in good order. The first we have seen.

4.25" x 3" x 1.25".

 
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Imperial Life Paperweight



Sheffield Plated Sugar Shaker
Sheffield Plated Sugar Shaker
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Original, quality mid to late 19th century copper sugar shaker for the table. This elegant example was originally Sheffield plated and traces can still be seen within the detail, the collar of the pierced lid and to the underside. The underside is impressed with the manufacturers' hand shaped mark. Polished and lacquered, although the lacquer may be removed at no extra cost and complete and in good and working order.

8.5" tall x 3" widest.

3" base diam.

 
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Clay Pigeon Ejector
Original, quality 1920's / 30's clay pigeon ejector with steel mechanism mounted on a turned fruitwood handle. Some wormholes now well treated and all is complete and in good and working order.

18.5" x 2.75" x 4".

 
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Clay Pigeon Ejector



Victoria Jubilee Plate
Victoria Jubilee Plate
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Original, quality ceramic plate issued to commemorate Queen Victoria's Diamond Jubilee in 1897. This super example has five, part colour cameos, the central one of Queen Victoria and the others "Windsor Castle", "Balmoral Castle", "Buckingham Palace" and "Osborne House". Also detailed "Victoria Diamond Jubilee 1897, longest reign on record, crowned 1837 Empress of India and Queen of England". Complete and in good order.

9.75" diam x 1".

 
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Nickel Handled Wilkinsons Tailors Shears
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Original, quality pair of late 19th century large cast nickel handled, steel tailors shears. The handles are stamped near the large bolt and detail "T.Wilkinson & Son Makers Sheffield" and "Patent". Some minor pitting to the blades, unusual with nickel grips. Polished and lacquered, although the lacquer may be removed at no extra cost and complete and in good and working order.

15.75" x 4" x 2.5".

 
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Nickel Handled Wilkinsons Tailors Shears



Circular Lloyd Loom Liner Basket
Circular Lloyd Loom Liner Basket
Original, quality 1960's Lloyd Loom liner basket with bellied sides and the original, formica covered circular hinged lid and the original pinky / cream paintwork. The underside is stencilled "7th March 1962" for the year of manufacture and the interior has the original ivorine label detailing "Lusty Lloyd Loom". In near mint condition and complete and in good order.

22" tall x 15" widest diam.

Lid 11.5" diam.

 
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Brass Miniature Hot Water Can
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Original, quality late 19th century miniature all brass hot water can for an unknown purpose ? This example has a large pouring spout, a strap handle over the top and one to the rear. All has been polished and lacquered, although the lacquer may be removed at no extra cost. A most unusual item, the first we have seen. Complete and in good and working order.

4.25" tall x 5.25" x 2".

 
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Brass Miniature Hot Water Can



Holder's Brewery Horse Brass on Leather
Holder's Brewery Horse Brass on Leather
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Original, quality late 19th century circular cast brass buckle cover impressed for "Holder's Brewery" mounted on the original leather strap with two brass buckles and a small coat of arms. This brass buckle cover and possibly the leather was part of the horse harness of a brewery dray and has been cleaned and lacquered, although the lacquer may be removed at no extra cost and is in good order.

Buckle cover 2.5" diam.

Total length 35".

 
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Brass Letter Flap
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Original, quality 1930's / 40's huge plain cast pink brass letter flap of great proportions with "Letters" inlaid in white enamel to the flap in upper cased text. Replacement springs, nuts, washers and threaded bars have been fitted and all now is complete and in good and working order. This example ticks all the boxes.

Exterior 14" x 4.75".

Aperture 11" x 3".

Bolt centres 12.5".

 
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Brass Letter Flap



Copper Catering Pudding Steamer Cabinet, 2 available
Copper Catering Pudding Steamer Cabinet, 2 available
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Original, quality 1950's all copper catering pudding steamer cabinet manufactured by G. FE Bartlett, Kitchen engineers of Bell St, London NWI. This super cabinet has a hinged door to the front with a catch, provision for five perforated metal shelves and a water tank to the floor with a cranked brass tap and a carrying handle to each side. The front of the door has a detailed makers' plate and all is in good order and in the unpolished green patinated colour.

Exterior 27" tall x 19.5" wide.

19" front to back.

Price is for each.

 
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Circular Cast Iron Feeder
Original, quality late 19th century circular cast iron animal feed trough in the 'Mexican Hat' shape. Very heavy and very solid embossed 'Globe' to the inside for the manufacturer. Complete and in good and working order.

34" diam x height of sides 6".

10.5" tallest at centre.

 
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Circular Cast Iron Feeder



Pair of Amber Glass Door Handles
Pair of Amber Glass Door Handles
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Original, quality pair of late 19th century cut amber coloured glass, door knobs with circular cast brass backplates, each with three countersunk screw holes for mounting. These superb examples have a square bar included to fit standard mortice locks and latches and a heavy bead design in relief to the backplates and not a chip or blemish to the spherical shaped knobs. Complete and in good and working order.

Backplates 2 3/8" diam.

Knobs 2.25" diam.

2.5" front to back.

 
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Bakelite Lever Door Handles, 2 pairs available
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Pair of original, quality 1930s brown bakelite lever door handles with a square bar included to fit standard mortice locks and latches. This example has long rectangular shaped back plates each with 4 x countersunk screw holes for mounting and a keyhole. Complete and in good and working order.

Backplates 6.25" x 1.5"

Total 6.25" tall x 4.75" wide including handles.

2.25" front to back.

Price is per pair.

 
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Bakelite Lever Door Handles, 2 pairs available



Pair of Spelter Photo Frames
Pair of Spelter Photo Frames
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Original, quality pair of 1920's continental horizontal photo frames in spelter. Each frame has a pierced design with a ribbon form top decoration and folding easel style backstand. Polished and lacquered, although the lacquer may be removed at no extra cost and complete and in good and working order.

7" tall including top mount x 7.5" wide.

0.5" front to back.

Visible photo 5" x 3.5".

 
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Esso Blue Enamel Sign
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Original, quality 1950's / 60's near mint double sided enamel sign advertising "We Sell Esso Blue, Esso" to both sides. This example in unbelievable condition has a flange mount to one edge to mount the sign in "Bus Stop" position, the flange is detailed "property of E. P Co Ltd" (Esso petrol). The main sign also has four countersunk screw holes for mounting flat if required. Complete and in very, very good order.

18" x 18" x 2".

 
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Esso Blue Enamel Sign



Hudsons Soap Enamel Sign
Hudsons Soap Enamel Sign
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Original, quality 1920's enamel advertising sign with very bright colours detailing "Hudson's Soap for the people, in packets" with the lamp trademark and "LNS". This clean example has nine screw holes for mounting and some damage to the enamel to the outer edges and screw holes but otherwise in super condition and complete. Also stamped for the sign manufacturer "Registered Chromo Wolverhampton".

27" x 20".

 
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Anvil on Stand
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Original, quality late 19th century heavy iron anvil on an original stand. The anvil has a blunt end and a pointed end opposite, the working plate has a good surface with minor pitting only and a tapered square hole for inserting accessories. One small hemispherical former is included. The stand, also very heavy, is an original stand for anvils and will take a variety of sizes. Complete and in good and working order.

Anvil 23" long x 4.5" top width.

Base of anvil 10" x 9".

Stand 14.5" tall x feet at base 17" x 17".

 
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Anvil on Stand



Perpetual Calendar and Postal Ruler
Perpetual Calendar and Postal Ruler
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Original, quality Mauchline Ware cylindrical and transfer printed perpetual calendar and postal ruler. This late 19th century example was produced between 1871 to 1885, has a cameo of Winchester Cathedral, an adjustable calendar to one end, 2 calibrated 6" rulers one in "French Centimetres" and the other in "English Inches" and a very detailed postal price list for the year for, Letter Post, Newspapers, Parcels, Books, Telegrams, Postal Orders etc. Complete, in absolutely mint condition and in good working order.

9" x 1" x 1".

 
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Steel Smoothing Plane
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Original, quality late 19th century superb quality steel smoothing plane with a hickory infill, front grip and closed saw grip handle to the rear. The brass lever cap has a knurled screw and the two piece cutting iron (blade) is impressed "I Sorby Cast Steel Sheffield". One side of the steel body, is stamped for a previous owner 'W.Low' but no makers name can be seen. All is complete and in good and working order. 8.5" long x 5.5" tall x 2.25" wide. Sole 6.75" x 2.25" and iron 2".  
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Steel Smoothing Plane



United Asbestos Co Letter Opener
United Asbestos Co Letter Opener
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Original, quality late 19th century boxwood or sycamore letter opener with the calendar to both sides of the handle for the year "1889". This example was a promotional item produced for "The United Asbestos Co Ltd of 161 Queen Victoria Street London". One side has inch and metric calibrations and the other side has diagrams of various builders materials carried in stock of the time. Really in super condition and complete. Lots of detail.

13.25" x 1.25".

 
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Brass Fox with Umbrella Brass Inkwell
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Original, quality late 19th century continental cast brass inkwell in the original unpolished matt gilt finish. This superb example is depicting a fox wearing a cloak, inside an umbrella and mounted on a circular stepped plinth. The fox is very realistic with the glass eyes. The original glass liner to the inkwell has been retained. All is complete and in good and working order. This is the first we have seen of this example and what a beauty.

6" diam x 4.5" tall.

Plinth 3.25" diam.

 
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Brass Fox with Umbrella Brass Inkwell



GR Post mounted Cast Iron Post Box
GR Post mounted Cast Iron Post Box
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Original, quality post mounted cast iron G.P.O. posting box issued from 1913 to 1936. This good example is embossed "Letters Only" above the postage slot and 'GR' to the door in large letters for the Reign of King George V. the lock has two replacement keys cut to fit and a pair of steel loops also made to suit will enable this box to be fitted to either a telegraph pole or a lamp post as origianlly intended. All is complete and in good and working order, perhaps just needing a fresh coat of paint.

20" tallest x 8" wide plus 13.25" front to back exterior.

Aperture 5.25" x 1".

 
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Horners Clotted Cream Cylinder
Original, quality late 19th century white ceramic cylindrical cream pot, transfer printed in red for "Horners Devonshire Clotted Cream" and other details all around the cylinder. This example is in mint condition and the best you will ever see. A handsome example and complete and in good order.

4.75" x 2.5" diam.

 
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Horners Clotted Cream Cylinder



Bellied Copper Storage Tub
Bellied Copper Storage Tub
Original, quality late 19th century barrel-shaped copper storage tub with carrying handles to the side, horizontal ribbing to the upper and lower sections, a good dovetailed vertical seam, some old small repairs and a great original finish colour, cleaned and waxed. Possibly an old Fishmonger or Butcher's tub. Generally in good order.

21.5" tall x 17.5" widest.

Top aperture inner 13" diam.

 
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Large Stone Grindstone Wheel
Original, quality late 19th century large circular stone grindstone, ideal as a garden feature. This example has a rectangular shaped central hole to originally lock onto the turning spindle. Complete and in good order.

20.75" diam.

5.25" front to back.

 
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Large Stone Grindstone Wheel



Stone Garden Roller
Stone Garden Roller
Original, quality, early 19th century or earlier, garden roller with a stone roller mounted with blacksmith made wrought iron frame and 'T' bar handle. These rollers were often made using sections from old stone pillars. This example has a good lichen covering, old green paintwork to the ironwork and is a great looker all round. Complete and in good and working order.

Roller 11" diameter x 24" long.

Total 48" tall x 27.5" widest.

 
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Ludlow ER Letter Box Front
Original, quality rectangular shaped white enamelled letterbox front circa 1901 to 1911, from an all wooden wall mounted letterbox manufactured by James Ludlow 24 Albion St Birmingham. This very clean example is detailed in black with "ER" and the crown for the Reign of King Edward VII and "Post Office Letter Box" with six screw holes for mounting. Complete and in good order.

12" x 11".

 
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Ludlow ER Letter Box Front



Coopers Dips Please Shut The Gate Enamel Plaque
Coopers Dips Please Shut The Gate Enamel Plaque
Original, quality 1920's narrow enamel sign detailing "PleaseShut the Gate and use Cooper's Dips" ( Sheep Dips ) in dark blue text on a yellow background. Some chipping to the enamel on three of the four corner screw holes and the odd surface chips elsewhere to the enamel. A most unusual enamel plaque and complete and in good order otherwise.

13.75" x 2.75".

 
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Stoneware Pet Food Bowl
Original, quality pre-war glazed stoneware circular pet food or drinking bowl. The front is detailed in black transfer "Luthor Wright & Co Ltd, Dog, Pigeon & Poultry Food Specialists Bradford". Complete and in good order.

2.75" diam.

1.5" tall.

 
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Stoneware Pet Food Bowl



Wills Flag Cigarette Enamel Sign
Wills Flag Cigarette Enamel Sign
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Original, quality 1930's / 40's large very clean enamel sign advertising Wills's Flag Cigarettes, detailing "Smoke Wills's Flag Cigarettes Empire Blend" with a flying Union Flag to the centre. This super large sign is detailed to the bottom edge for the manufacturer "Imperial Enamel Co Birm". Has two cut out shapes to the top rim, these are from new and interestingly there are No signs of mounting holes around the other three edges. First of these signs we have seen.

71.5" x 30".

 
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Eton 1902 Sporting Trophy
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Original, quality silver plated punch bowl profusely embossed and engraved with acanthus leaves, swags and flowers. One side is engraved "House Athletics G.S. Shephard, Winner of The Mile Handicap Scratch, Eton 1902" and to the other side "Winner of The Long Jump Hcp, 2nd in, Quarter Mile and Hundred Yards". The underside is stamped for the maker "Rowell Eton" and all is in near mint condition with no dents or wear to the silver plate.

5.5" tall x 8.75" top diam.

5.5" diam base.

 
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Eton 1902 Sporting Trophy



Mahogany Milliners Shop Hand Mirror
Mahogany Milliners Shop Hand Mirror
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Original, quality late 19th century rectangular shaped milliners or similar shop hand mirror in mahogany. A super shape in super condition.

17.75" x 7.75" x 0.5".

 
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Vaseline Cobweb Lamp Shade
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Original, quality 1920's vaseline glass 'maid's bonnet' design, electric lamp shade with a 'cobweb' detail overall in opaline. To fit a standard, modern, UK electric bulb holder. A super and most unusual design. Complete and in good order.

3.75" tall.

7.75" widest.

 
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Vaseline Cobweb Lamp Shade



Nailsea Glass Lamp Shade
Nailsea Glass Lamp Shade
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Original, quality 1920's bell shaped glass light shade with a wavy outer rim and a strong and attractive Nailsea design all round. To fit a standard, modern, UK electric bulb holder. A most unusual example. Complete and in good order.

4.25" tall x 6.5" diam.

 
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Huge Cast Iron Company Seal Press
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Original, quality late 19th century, company seal press in cast iron with brass mounts, the most elaborate we have seen. This fabulous example has the original gilt decoration to the body and base and to the pair of heavy flyweights and has a brass locking pin with provision to take a padlock. The printing block is detailed with a company crest and "Hampshire Committee Insurance". The brass has been polished and lacquered, although the lacquer may be removed at no extra cost and all is complete and in good and working order.

13" tall.

Plinth 9.5" x 5".

Flyweights 14.5" x 3" total.

Total 17" x 14.5" x 13".

 
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Huge Cast Iron Company Seal Press



Brass Electric Desk Lamp
Brass Electric Desk Lamp
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Original, quality 1920's all brass electric reading / desk lamp with the original brass trough shade. This unusual example has an Art Nouveau feel above it and is well about average in quality with the cushioned shade ends and shaped lever to alter the angle at the base. This lamp is adjustable with two actions 1. the lever at the base and 2. the movable shade and has a heavy weighted circular base. All has been fully overhauled, rewired with new three core silk covered flex, a new pull cord switched bulb holder and a new three pin plug. Polished and lacquered, although the lacquer may be removed at no extra cost and complete and in good and working order.

Shade 8.5" x 3" tall x 5" front to back.

Base 5.75" diam.

Total 15.5" tall x 10" wide plus 8" front to back.

 
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Indo-Persian Steel Flint Strike
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Original, quality mid to late 19th century Indo-Persian steel flint strike wth an oxen head scroll form decoration to the looped over grip and other cut steel detail. In super condition and complete.

5" x 2" tall. 0.5".

 
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Indo-Persian Steel Flint Strike



5 Branch Brass Electric Light Fitting
5 Branch Brass Electric Light Fitting
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Original, quality 1920's cast brass continental five branch electric light fitting in the 'Empire' style with the original brass ceiling rose and a length of replacement brass chain. This example has rams head decorations, gryphon or eagle heads, acanthus leaves and laurel leaf swags. Has been rewired with modern three core silk covered flex and new brass UK bulb holders and replacement card candle look-a-likes have been fitted to cover the bulb holders. Fully overhauled, polished and lacquered, although the lacquer may be removed at no extra cost and complete and in good and working order.

22" long plus 13" chain plus ceiling rose 3".

Approx 18" widest.

Rose is also 3.5" diam.

 
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Pair of Ferns Under Glass Fingerplates
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Pair of original, quality late 19th century glass fingerplates with pressed ferns and other leaves mounted behind on paper backing. The bevelled glass panels have a cut decoration all round the inner edge of the bevel. The backs are in tin, sealed over the rear edge of the glass and show remains of the original cream paint colour and each plate has two countersunk screw holes through the glass for mounting. Some staining around the two screw holes and one very tiny chip to one corner ( see picture ). Otherwise all is complete and in good order and the first we have seen.

12" x 3.5" x 0.5".

 
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Pair of Ferns Under Glass Fingerplates



Small Blue Witches Ball
Small Blue Witches Ball
Original, quality late 19th century small spherical shaped blue coloured, glass witches ball. These were originally used to mirror the light around a room in the days when candle, oil or firelight was the only source of light other than naturally through the windows. These objects later acquired their superstitious properties of scaring away evil spirits and witches if you are superstitious. Originally these were free blown and silvered to the inside with an early mercury silvering and a small brass disc and ring were fitted for these to be suspended with. These were made in a huge range of sizes and colours but are not easy to find these old original ones today. Complete and in good order.

4.5" diam.

 
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Set of 4 Brass Electric Wall Lights
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Original, quality 1920's set of four matching heavy cast brass single branch electric wall lights. These super examples have large circular backplates, each with three screw holes for mounting and a shaped arm with a sconce drip pan. These have been rewired with new three core flex and new brass bulbholders. Replacement card candle look-a-likes have been fitted to cover the bulb holders and all has been fully overhauled, polished and lacquered, although the lacquer may be removed at no extra cost. Complete and in good and working order. The "drip pans" are modern brass replacements.

Backplates 5.5" diam.

Total 9.5" tall including bulb.

12" front to back.

Price is for the set.

 
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Set of 4 Brass Electric Wall Lights



Premier Products Enamel Sign
Premier Products Enamel Sign
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Original, quality 1920's near mint condition enamel advertising sign with ten screw holes for mounting, showing a coloured sack of "animal feed nuts" and detailing "Premier Products, Linseed Cakes & cotton cakes, soya - cotton, treacle nuts Ewe & Lamb Nuts, Grass nuts, Feed nuts, manufactured by Wray Sanderson & Co Ltd Seed Crushers Hull". Also stamped for the sign manufacturer "Imperial Enamel Co. Birmingham". Complete and in good order.

48" x 30".

 
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Dairy Supply Company Enamel Sign
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Original, quality circa 1900 enamel strip detailed in blue text on a white background "Dairy Supply Co Limited, Grassmarket Edinburgh". This unusual sign has four screw holes for mounting and considerable damage along the bottom edge but a good bright enamel sign otherwise.

18.75" x 2.5".

 
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Dairy Supply Company Enamel Sign



Pair of Teak and Brass Yacht Cleats
Pair of Teak and Brass Yacht Cleats
Original, quality pair of 1920's teak yacht cleats with cast pink brass mounting brackets. Each bracket has two large countersunk screw / bolt holes for mounting and a good oval shaped teak bar. Not only good to go back onto a boat but ideal as door pulls. Polished and lacquered, although the lacquer may be removed at no extra cost and complete and in good and working order.

Backplates 4.5" x 1.75" and 8.25" max width.

Total 16.5" x 4.5" and 3.75" tall.

 
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14lb Brass Weight
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Original, quality mid 19th century cast brass grocers' / butchers' shop counter weight with an open ring handle grip to the top. This clean example is impressed "14lb" to the top of the grip and "Standard" and other customs marks to the shoulders. The base is impressed "Bury Shopkeepers Association". Polished and lacquered, although the lacquer may be removed at no extra cost and complete and in good and working order.

8" tall.

4.5" base diam.

4" top grip.

 
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14lb Brass Weight



Chromed Rim Lock and Pair of Handles
Chromed Rim Lock and Pair of Handles
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Original, quality 1920's chrome plated surface mounted door lock with the original key and keep and a pair of oval shaped chromed door knobs to suit. Will take a standard modern square bar for the handles. This lock has the provision for a handle turn and a key lock. Cleaned, lacquered and fully overhauled and complete and in good and working order.

Lock 6.25" x 4.5" x 1".

 
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Gerrard Hartebeest
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Original, quality Hartebeest upper skull and horns mounted on a shield shaped oak backboard by Gerrard and Sons. This super mount has the original paper label to the reverse for the Taxidermist "Edward Gerrard & Sons of Camden Town London N.W.I" and also detailed in white paint "Hartebeest A 7975". The front of the shield is painted "Northern Territories Gold Coast 1929". An extremely good example by these renowned taxidermists, in super condition.

Shield 21" x 9" x 1".

Total 32.5" x 11" x 9.5" front to back.

 
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Gerrard Hartebeest



Morris and Sons Fire Engineers Double Whistle with Chain
Morris and Sons Fire Engineers Double Whistle with Chain
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Original, quality 1920's nickel plated double ended whistle with the original nickel chain with buttonhole hook. This hard to find example incorporates two whistles, each of a different principle and sound, one with a pea and the other without and is detailed "The Metropolitan Patent", "J. Morris & Sons Fire Engineers Manchester". Polished and lacquered, although the lacquer may be removed at no extra cost and complete and in good and working order. The first we have seen.

Whistle 4.25" x 5/8".

Chain 16".

 
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2 Part Shell Cases Trench Art
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Two original, quality First World War part shell cases, trench art punch decorated with an open central aperture for a floral decoration for example and embossed laurel leaf and floral designs. Each end is stamped with various figures and one for the year "1914" and the other "1917". Polished and lacquered, although the lacquer may be removed at no extra cost and in good order.

9.25" long x 3.5" diam each end.

 
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2 Part Shell Cases Trench Art



1 Gallon Galvanised Bucket
1 Gallon Galvanised Bucket
Original, quality late 19th century heavy galvanised one gallon bucket in super condition and of a good weight. Cleaned and lacquered and complete and in good and working order.

8" tall with handle down.

12.5" tall with handle up.

8" top diam.

5.75" base.

 
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Sheep Clucket Bell on Yoke
Original, quality late 19th century blacksmith made wrought iron 'Clucket' bell on the original Yew wood Yoke. These Yokes were fashioned by the Shepherd and were worn by sheep when grazing, a distinctive, recognisable sound in the mist etc.. Some minor repairs to the wood, replacement leathers made to suit and the bell has been cleaned and lacquered. All is complete and in good and working order.

Total length 14".

Yoke 8" x 3.75"x 1.25.

Bell 5.5" x 5" x 3".

 
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Sheep Clucket Bell on Yoke



First World War Trench Art Shell Case
First World War Trench Art Shell Case
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Original, quality First World War brass shell case base, trench art punch decoration for use as a jardiniere. The decoration depicts a deer stag at the riverside with bullrushes and mountains. The top rim is crimped and the base is stamped "1910", "Dusseldorf" and "RLMF". Polished and lacquered, although the lacquer may be removed at no extra cost and in good order.

9.25" tall.

9.25" top diam.

Base diam 9.25".

 
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WT&S Wall Mounted Dinner Gong
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Original, quality superb cast brass on oak wall mounted dinner gong manufactured by William Tonks and Son of Birmingham with a lion's head on a scrolled brass mount, all mounted on a rectangular shaped honey coloured light oak backboard with a hook for the brass shafted beater beneath. The circular brass gong is suspended from the lion's jaws and has a textured finish. The backboard has a brass wall hanging plate to the reverse and this and the oak backboard is impressed with the sun logo and "WT&S" for the manufacturer 'William Tonks & Son of Birmingham'. The backboard is also stamped with the registration number for the year 1912. The brass has been polished and lacquered, although the lacquer may be removed at no extra cost and all is complete and in good and working order with a super deep tone and resonance. The backboard has a slight warp but is in good order otherwise.

Total drop 27".

Gong 12" x 1.75" as in picture.

Backboard 16.75" x 7.5".

Beater 10" x 2".

 
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WT&S Wall Mounted Dinner Gong



Pair of Chromed and Pierced Fingerplates
Pair of Chromed and Pierced Fingerplates
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Pair of original, quality, fretted chrome on brass heavy and decorative door fingerplates, circa 1900. These superb examples are rectangular with shaped ends and the pierced design has a vase form with flowers and vines. Each end has a solid circular section with a star motif which unscrews to reveal the pair of countersunk screw holes for mounting. All has been polished and complete and in good and working order.

11" x 3.5".

 
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Set of 12 Stainless Steel Antler Handled Steak Knives
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Original, quality boxed set of twelve 1930's / 40's unused stainless steel dinner knives with serrated tips to the blades and real stag horn antler handles. This super set still has the original paper covers to the blades, nickel ferrules and nickel plates to the end of the grips. Each blade is acid etched "Samuel Peace, Sheffield, Stainless Made in England". Complete and in good and working order.

Box 9.5" x 9.75".

Knives 9" long.

2.75" tall.

 
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Set of 12 Stainless Steel Antler Handled Steak Knives



Pair of Large Staffordshire Lions
Pair of Large Staffordshire Lions
Original, quality pair of circa 1900 / 1920's larger than average Staffordshire pottery Lions on plinths, mantel ornaments or hearth decoration. These superb examples have painted detail to the face, the original glass eyes and "Sadler Burslem" to the underside for the manufacturer. Both the undersides have a short firing crack otherwise all are complete and in good order.

9.5" tall x 11.5" wide.

5.5" front to back.

 
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Boxwood Fleam Mallet with Knife
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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Boxwood Fleam Mallet with Knife



Pair of Striped Vaseline Glass Lamp Shades
Pair of Striped Vaseline Glass Lamp Shades
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Pair of original, quality 1920's vaseline glass electric light shades of a bell shape with an out turned scalloped outer rim, a waisted body and vertical stripes. Will fit standard, modern, UK electric bulb holders. A superb pair of vaseline shades, complete and in good and working order.

5" tall.

5" widest.

 
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Orangery Brass Plaque
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Original, quality post-war heavy gauge cast brass nameplate detailed "Orangery" infilled with black enamel, with a flat rope twist type of border and four countersunk screw holes for mounting. Polished and lacquered, although the lacquer may be removed at no extra cost and complete and in good order.

15" x 4".

 
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Orangery Brass Plaque



Phoenix Elevator Cast Iron Nameplate
Phoenix Elevator Cast Iron Nameplate
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Original, quality late 19th century rectangular shaped cast iron manufacturer's nameplate embossed "The Phoenix Elevator, Maker, W.J. Cooper Phoenix Works, Newport Pagnell Bucks". This heavy cast iron plaque has two bolt holes for mounting and has been cleaned and lacquer finished and is complete and in good order.

20.5" x 6.5" x 0.25".

 
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Set of 6 Picards Brass Egg Cups
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Original, quality 1920's set of six matchings pierced brass egg cups of a goblet shape and impressed to the underside of the foot for the retailer "Picards Ltd 119 Regent St London W.1". These super egg cups have been polished and lacquered, although the lacquer may be removed at no extra cost and are complete and in good order.

2.5" tall.

2" top diam.

1.5" foot diam.

Price is for the set.

 
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Set of 6 Picards Brass Egg Cups



Atkins Rosewood Spirit Level
Atkins Rosewood Spirit Level
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Original, quality late 19th century large Rosewood spirit level with inset brass plates to the ends and sides and a decorative shaped plate with windows to view the spirit bubble. The top plate is detailed "Warranted Correct" and "Atkin & Sons". The brass has been polished and lacquered, although the lacquer may be removed at no extra cost and all is complete and in good and working order. A wonderful looking level.

20" x 2.5" x 1.25".

 
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Pair of Engraved Brass Candlesticks with Agate Mounts
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Original, quality late 19th century engraved brass candlesticks set with agate carbachons. The circular bases each have three agates and engraved designs of fern leaves and flowers and the drip pans again are engraved with more simple detail. This pair of candlesticks would probably have been part of a desk writing set to include perhaps an inkwell, blotter, stationery box and even a postal scale. 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.

6.5" tall.

Base 3.25" diameter.

 
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Pair of Engraved Brass Candlesticks with Agate Mounts



Brass Umbrella Stand
Brass Umbrella Stand
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Original, quality circa 1900, brass umbrella stand with four divisions on four tubular brass uprights, all mounted on a rectangular white enamelled cast iron base. The top has four decorative finials and the brass has been polished and lacquered, although the lacquer may be removed at no extra cost. Complete and in good and working order.

27" tall x 9" x 7".

 
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Pen Knibs Enamel Sign
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Original, quality circa 1900, rectangular enamel sign detailing three pen knibs and "The Boons & Blessing", " The Pickwick, The Owl, The Waverley" and "Macniven & Cameron, Limtd. Edinburgh" and for the sign manufacturer "Falkirk Iron Co". A clean and bright enamel sign with brown detail on a white background. Some minor chips otherwise complete and in good order.

18" x 16"

 
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Pen Knibs Enamel Sign



Pair of Brass Door Handles
Pair of Brass Door Handles
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Original, quality late 19th century superb pair of cast pink brass door knobs in the well detailed form of poppy seed pods in the Art and Crafts manner. The backplates have a milled edge and concealed countersunk screw holes for mounting and the threaded standard square bar and grub screw adjustment system will fit standard mortice locks and latches. This is the first pair we have seen of this model and am informed they came from either Hampton Court Palace or Buckingham Palace during a refit. Complete and in good and working order.

Backplates 2".

Knob 2".

2.75" front to back.

 
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1917 Brass Shellcase with Wooden Nose
Original, quality First World War 16.5" long brass shellcase with a later top insert turned in oak coloured stained beech and very realistic. The base has been plugged to the centre and is surrounded with various impressed marks "R.L", "1.74", "3" and "20 cwt" and with the war dept broad arrow mark. The brass has been polished and lacquered and all is in good order.

22" tall.

4.5" widest.

 
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1917 Brass Shellcase with Wooden Nose



Peal and Co Folding Boot Jack
Peal and Co Folding Boot Jack
Original, quality 1920's folding boot jack in beech with brass fittings and an ivorine label for the manufacturer "Peal & Co. 487 Oxford St London, Hunting & Military Bootmakers". Three old wormholes, now well treated and complete and in good and working order.

Open for use 11.5" x 4" x 2.5".

Folded 11.5" x 2" x 2".

 
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Large Swan Dairy Shop Fresh Egg Display
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Original, quality 1920's large ceramic Swan Shop Display container for Fresh Eggs ?, Fresh Fruit ? or flowers perhaps ? This super example has some damage but is a stunner nevertheless. The head has been off and glued back, there is an old hairline crack to the neck, the tip of one wing feather is missing and there is a nice old crazed finish overall. The underside is embossed "No 2 England".

14" tall.

11.5" wide.

15.5" front to back.

 
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Large Swan Dairy Shop Fresh Egg Display



Blue Glass Oil Lamp
Blue Glass Oil Lamp
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Original, quality 1920's Bristol blue coloured moulded glass oil lamp hand with a cup handle, a brass burner and a glass chimney. The brass has been polished and lacquered, although the lacquer may be removed at no extra cost. Fully overhauled and complete and in good and working order.

6" tall plus 6.5" chimney.

Base 4" diam.

5.5" wide including handle.

 
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Oval Copper Kettle
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Original, quality late 19th century medium sized oval shaped copper kettle with an embossed oval lid, a front spout and an opaline glass handle. This example has seen very little use if any and is in super condition with just a couple of very, very tiny dents. Has been polished and lacquered, although the lacquer may be removed at no extra cost and all is complete and in good and working order.

10.5" tall including handle.

7" wide.

11.5" including spout.

 
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Oval Copper Kettle



Deep Copper Fry Pan
Deep Copper Fry Pan
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Original, quality 1920's / 30's heavy gauge deep copper frypan with sloping sides and a heavy cast brass side handle with a hanging hole to the end. This huge Hotel Quality pan is stamped to the side "L.S" for a previous owner and with the logo for the manufacturer "Leon Jaegi & Sons Ltd Coppersmith 29 Dean St London W.1". Has been polished and lacquered, although the lacquer may be removed at no extra cost. Would require re-tinning if needed for cooking, otherwise complete and in good and working order.

Pan 12" x 3.75".

Total length including handle 22.75".

Base 9.5" diam.

 
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Copper Ice Cream Bombe
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Original, quality late 19th century smaller than normally found three piece ice cream bombe with a good tinned interior, a lift off lid with a ring grip and a screw on / off brass foot which is also a release 'valve' when emptying the ice cream out. The side is impressed "Temple & Crook Motcomb St SW" (London) and "6" and 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.

4" tall x 3.75" widest.

 
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Copper Ice Cream Bombe



Sheffield Plated Tea Caddy
Sheffield Plated Tea Caddy
Original, quality mid to late 19th century casket shaped small copper tea caddy with a hinged lid to the top and canted corners. This example has a rope twist trim to the top and base edges and was all originally Sheffield plated, traces of which have remained to the interior and underside. Polished and lacquered, although the lacquer may be removed at no extra cost and complete and in good and working order.

3" tall x 3.75" x 3".

 
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Enamelled Post No Bills
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Original, quality circa 1900, curved enamel plaque with yellow detail on a bright green background. Each corner has a countersunk screw hole for mounting to a telegraph pole. The details are in both Southern Irish and English stating. "Post No Bills". Some chips to the enamel at the corners otherwise complete and in good order; a really clean and bright enamel plaque.

8" x 5.25".

0.75" front to back.

 
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Enamelled Post No Bills



Cast Iron Cycle Stand
Cast Iron Cycle Stand
Original, quality 1920's, cycle stand. This superb example has a detailed cast iron base in the form of a styalised creature with a lion's head, four clawed feet and is embossed "The Willbro Norwich". These were used to display cycles in shops or exhibitions and would hold the cycle off the floor with the hub resting on the support, the front wheel between the prongs and the main frame clamped in the mount. All has been cleaned and repainted black and is complete and in good and working order.

21" tall x 8.5" wide at base.

15" front to back.

 
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Glass Lime Cream Jar and Lid, 2 available
Original, quality early 19th century freeblown clear glass tall jar with lid and the original paper label detailing "Glycerine & Lime Cream for the hair prepared by J.W. Cocks Pharmaceutical Chemist Castle Circus Torquay". The jar neck and stopper are ground to fit and both have good pontil marks to the undersides. Compete and in good order.

9.75" tall.

4.25" body diam.

3.5" stopper diam.

Price is for each.

 
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Glass Lime Cream Jar and Lid, 2 available



Carved Oak Bellows
Carved Oak Bellows
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Original, quality pair of late 19th century carved oak fireside bellows. These bellows have been fully refur-bished with new leather and brass studs and are now complete and in good and working order. The brass nozzle has been polished and lacquered, although the lacquer may be removed at no extra cost and the rest hs been cleaned and waxed. The top has carved acanthus leaf designs and a motto? "Wind Feeds Fire" and "Words Ire".

21" x 7.5" x 2.5" closed.

 
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Pendant Electric Bell Press
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Original, quality 1920's, electric pendant bell press, rewired with new two core silk covered flex and for use with a 12 volt, low voltage electric supply system. Other parts required to operate this system are usually available in stock and many other bell fittings of differing types may well be available. This unusual example turned in Walnut has ivorine fittings and is fashioned in the form of an acorn. Fully overhauled and complete and in good and working order.

Switch 3" tall including fittings.

1.25" diameter plus 9ft flex.

 
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Pendant Electric Bell Press



Ebony Pin Stand
Ebony Pin Stand
Original, quality circa 1900, circular ebony pin dispenser with the original wrap of dressmakers pins. The underside is impressed "Real Ebony" and shows a split in the ebony grain. Complete and in good order otherwise and the first we have seen.

1.5" tall.

2.75" base diam.

 
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Brass Interior Electric Bell Push, 2 matching available
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Original, quality 1920's interior brass electric bell push with a circular brass backplate with a raised decorative mount and a turned ebony central push button. For use with a 12 volt, low voltage electric supply system. Other parts required to operate this system are usually available in stock and many other bell fittings of differing types may also be available. Fully overhauled, polished and lacquered, although the lacquer may be removed at no extra cost and complete and in good and working order.

Backplate 3.5" square.

Total 1" front to back.

Price is for each.

 
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Brass Interior Electric Bell Push, 2 matching available



Engraved 'Punch Cover' Brass Tray
Engraved 'Punch Cover' Brass Tray
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Original, quality pre-war engraved rectangular shaped brass drinks tray or wall plaque ? The first we have seen. This superb example has raised sides and a very detailed engraved picture to the floor with every appearance of the artwork for a cover of the weekly Punch magazine. Polished and lacquered, although the lacquer may be removed at no extra cost and complete and in good order.

13" x 11" x 0.5".

 
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Brass Spirit Level with Rulers
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Original, quality late 19th century unusual ebony and brass spirit level with built in 8" brass ruler. This example, the first we have seen, has a solid brass top plate with a phoenix "trademark", a decorative viewing panel to the bubble and is detailed "Best proven level tube" and "Warranted" an 8" brass ruler is inset to the full length of each side. The brass has been polished and lacquered, although the lacquer may be removed at no extra cost. Complete and in good and working order.

8" x 1.25" x 1" tall.

 
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Brass Spirit Level with Rulers



Pair of Nickel Candle Students Lamps
Pair of Nickel Candle Students Lamps
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Original, quality pair of late 19th century nickel plated candle student reading lamps with the original reflector top cowls and with working replacement candles. This super pair appear very near unused, have no dents or damage and have the original manufacturer's plates for "A. Barrett & Sons 53 & 64 Piccadilly London W". Great to be a pair and to be complete and in good and working order. Polished and lacquered, although the lacquer may be removed at no extra cost.

16" tall x base 4" diam.

Cowl 3.5" diam of face.

 
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Set of 3 Frosted Glass Electric Light Fittings
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Set of three matching original, quality 1920's most unusual electric light fittings with frosted glass cylindrical shades, brass shade holders and frosted glass "Rings of Saturn". These superb lights have been rewired with modern three core silk covered flex and new brass UK bulb holders. Fully overhauled and with replacement brass ceiling roses and lengths of brass chain are included. Polished and lacquered, although the lacquer may be removed at no extra cost and complete and in good and working order. The frosted glass rings are replacements made to suit copied from the chipped originals. These are the first we have seen of this model.

Light 10.5" tall x 12" chain plus 2" ceiling rose.

Ring of Saturn 9.5".

Cylinders 4.5" diam.

Price is for the set.

 
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Set of 3 Frosted Glass Electric Light Fittings



Glazed Bookcase
Glazed Bookcase
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Original, quality 1920's light oak bookcase / cabinet with a pair of glazed doors over a low but deeper cupboard with panelled doors. Both the pairs of doors have matching oak knobs and ball catches and the glazed section has three fixed shelves. All is in super condition with a good honey coloured oak and is complete and in good and working order. note: This piece of furniture is all one piece.

62" tall x 36" wide x 16.5" front to back at base.

12.5" front to back at top.

Shelves 9.75" deep.

 
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Wilcox and Gibbs Sewing Machine
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Original, quality late 19th century Wilcox & Gibbs Sewing Machine in the original mahogany carrying case, with the original tin accessory box with a few fittings and needles and the original operating manual. This machine is complete and in good and working order, with much of the original gold lined decoration and gloss to the black paintwork. The working plate has many details of origin and patent dates throughout the world, with the latest UK patent date being 1871. The mahogany case has a brass carry handle to the top, a lockable door to one end with a key and the original finish. The toolbox in tin has a wood grained finish and the operating instructions brochure is near complete, but a little oily. A well above average example of a very pretty machine.

Box 12" x 14" plus 9.5" wide.

Base of machine 12.5" x 8" x 1".

 
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Wilcox and Gibbs Sewing Machine



Brass Coin Detector
Brass Coin Detector
Original, quality, brass plate, with slots for nine different sized coins patented in 1853. This brass plate was fitted onto the shop counter. Its purpose was to test coins for counterfeits, a coin was placed in the relative slot and if correct in weight and size, it depressed the rocker balance below the slot and fell into the drawer below, faulty coins would not go through the slot or stayed in the slot. The slots on this example, each with its own rocker balance, are marked "Sixpence, Fourpence, Threepence, Half Sovereign. Sovereign, Shilling, Florin, Half Crown and Crown". The brass top plate has been polished and lacquered, although the lacquer may be removed at no extra cost. A most unusual coin scale / detector, complete and in good and working order.

Brass face 6" x 4".

Max 1" tall including mechanism.

 
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Decorated Ebony Police Truncheon
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Original, quality 1920's / 30's ebony truncheon in the standard Police Issue pattern but with a transfer decoration of the Royal Crown over 'GR' in script. This detail could be for the Reign of either King George V or VI. All is complete and in good order and a great looker.

14.5" x 1.5" x 1.5".

 
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Decorated Ebony Police Truncheon



Brass Spirit Level in Zinc Case
Brass Spirit Level in Zinc Case
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Original, quality late 19th century superb brass spirit level in the original lacquer with two mahogany finials and a protective slide over cover to the glass bubble window. The rectangular plinth is impressed three time with a previous owners name "B. Woolgar". This level still has its tunnel shaped zinc case with the lid to one end and all is complete and in good and working order.

Level 10" x 1.5" x 2".

Case 10" x 1.5" x 2".

 
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"Post No Bills" Curved Enamel Sign
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Original, quality 1920's / 30's curved enamel plaque with white text on a bright red background. Each corner has a countersunk screw hole for mounting to the telegraph pole. This example details "GR" with a crown between for the reign of King George V 1912 to 1936. A very clean example with just one area of damage to the enamel on the left hand side, otherwise complete and in good order.

6.75" x 5.25" plus 0.75" front to back at centre.

 
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Huntley and Palmers Chinese Vase Biscuit Tin
Huntley and Palmers Chinese Vase Biscuit Tin
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Original, quality Huntley and Palmers biscuit tin in the form of a Chinese vase. This example was issued in 1928. The lid lifts off from just above the shoulders and the underside is detailed for "Huntley & Palmers Biscuits Reading and London". All is in super condition and complete.

10.25" tall.

3.25" widest.

 
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Tube Lined Tile, 7 matching available
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Original, quality 19th century tube line decorated glazed ceramic tile in the Art Nouveau style. This pale yellow tile has an embossed design of green leaves and stems with a blue scabies type flower head. One minor chip to four tiles otherwise complete and in good order.

6" x 6" x 0.5".

Price is for each.

 
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Tube Lined Tile, 7 matching available



Wrought Iron Spark Guard
Wrought Iron Spark Guard
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Original, quality pre-war blacksmith made wrought iron spark guard with a low and wide rectangular shaped front panel with two side supports from front to back. The main panel is decorated with blacksmith made wrought iron leaves and curling branches all within a wrought iron frame, with curled over feet front and back. All is backed with a copper mesh panel. The ironwork has been cleaned and painted black and the copper mesh polished and lacquered to the front only. A very unusual and great looking spark guard. Complete and in good working order.

36" wide x 12.5" front to back.

18" tall including handle

 
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5" Brass Exterior Electric Bell Push
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Original, quality 1920's larger than average brass exterior electric bell push with a sunflower design overall and with three screw holes for mounting. The white ceramic push button to the centre is detailed in black upper cased text "Press". For use with a 12 volt, low voltage electric supply system and other parts required to operate this system are usually available in stock. All is in the unpolished patinated green finish, fully overhauled and complete and in good and working order. A most unusual design.

5" exterior diam.

1" to be recessed for 1.75" deep.

 
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5.75
5.75" Exterior Electric Bell Push
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Original, quality 1920's exterior brass circular electric bell push with a central white ceramic button detailed "Press" in upper cased text. For use with a 12 volt, low voltage electric supply system and other parts required to operate this system are usually available in stock. Fully overhauled and complete and in good and working order.

5.75" diam.

1.5" diam to be recessed 2.25".

 
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6 Branch Brass Electric Light Fitting
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Original, quality very large and heavy six branch cast brass 1920's hanging electric light with replacement card candle look-a-likes fitted to cover the bulb holders. All has been rewired with modern three core silk covered flex and new brass UK bulb holders. The arms have acanthus leaf decoration and the main body has a band of laurel leaf and berry forms. The original brass ceiling rose is included as is a length of replacement brass chain. Fully overhauled, polished and lacquered, although the lacquer may be removed at no extra cost and complete and in good and working order. A superb six branch electric light fitting.

24.5" tall plus 21" chain.

3.5" ceiling rose x 4.5" diam.

30" diam of total.

 
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6 Branch Brass Electric Light Fitting



Burr Walnut Whatnot
Burr Walnut Whatnot
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Original, quality superb late 19th century 3 tier burr walnut whatnot, with a drawer to the base and recessed castors within decorated bun feet. The four uprights each have carved acanthus leaf decorations above each tier and the top tier has a superb carved decoration around the rim. All is of outstanding quality and condition and is complete and in good and working order. Not a makers name in sight.

37.5" tall x 26.5" and x 18.25"

 
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Brass Infilled Wrought Iron Door Key
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Original, quality 18th or early 19th century wrought iron door key with a brass infilled Georgian Bow Grip. The infill is stamped crudely "Sold Room" to one side and H5 to the other. Cleaned and lacquered and complete and in good order.

4.75" x 1 5/8".

 
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Brass Infilled Wrought Iron Door Key



Visitors Exterior Brass Bell Pull
Visitors Exterior Brass Bell Pull
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Original, quality late 19th century cast brass exterior bell pull with a circular dished backplate detailed "Visitors". For use with a tight wire, non-electrical bell system. Other parts required to operate this system are usually available in stock. Replacement rear spring and washers have been fitted and all is complete and in good and working order.

Backplate 4.5" diam.

Front to back visible 1".

Whole item 5.5" front to back.

4.5" widest.

 
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Brass Desk Lamp
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Original, quality 1920's all brass electric reading lamp with the original brass trough shade. This super example has the brass shade mounted with the tapered stem onto a weighted circular plinth. Has been rewired with modern three core silk covered flex, new brass UK bulb holder and a three pin plug. Fully overhauled, polished and lacquered, although the lacquer may be removed at no extra cost. The shade is movable to adjust the throw of the light. All is complete and in good and working order.

Shade 9" x 4.75" x 3".

Total 19" tall x 11.5" wide and base 6" diam.

 
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Brass Desk Lamp



Pair of Cast Iron Toilet Seat Brackets
Pair of Cast Iron Toilet Seat Brackets
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Original, quality pair of late century cast iron brackets, originally to support a toilet seat, but now ideal for shelf brackets or otherwise. The main design has acanthus leaf forms and each bracket is embossed with the registration number for the year 1893 and each has three countersunk screw holes to the backplate for mounting. Cleaned and lacquered and complete and in good and working order.

11" tall x 2.75" widest.

13.5" front to back.

 
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Pair of Oval Brass Photo Frames
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Original, quality pair of late 19th century small oval shaped cast brass photograph frames in the original matt gilt finish and with the original very thin and delicate cushioned glass inserts. This superb pair of frames have seen little use and have very fine detail to the wide and deep frames with a ribbon top mount. The reverse has an oval sheet brass backplate screwed in position which can be removed to change the photograph and has a folding easel style backstand stamped "Giroux Paris", there is also a decorative ring to the top for wall hanging. Complete and in good and working order. A super pair of most unusual frames in stunning condition.

Each 4.25" including top mount x 3" x 0.75" front to back.

Visible picture 2.5" x 2".

 
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Pair of Oval Brass Photo Frames



Brass Coal Vase
Brass Coal Vase
Original, quality circa 1900, large brass coal vase with a cast brass lion ring handle to each side and the original circular lid with the original ebony finial grip, all mounted on a circular foot. The sides are segmental shaped as is the lid. The underside has a manufacturer's logo fitted and all has been polished and lacquered, although the lacquer may be removed at no extra cost and complete and in good and working order. A most unusual example.

19.5" tall.

15" wide including lions.

14" top diam of vase.

10" base diam.

 
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Oval Inlaid Mahogany Tray
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Original, quality late 19th century oval mahogany drinks tray with a wavy top gallery, a pair of brass carrying handles and a super detailed inlaid upper surface to include acanthus leaves and flowers and laurel wreath swags, all in a variety of coloured inlays. Good repairs to few areas of damage to the gallery and minor warp to the floor, complete and in good order. A very unusual pattern to the floor.

27" x 17" x 2.5" including handles.

 
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Oval Inlaid Mahogany Tray



Brass Locomotive Name Plate
Brass Locomotive Name Plate "Sir Hesketh Bell"
Original, quality large cast brass locomotive name plate issued in 1954 on a 60 Class Garrett steam locomotive number 6002 and supplied to the East African Railways. These were known as 'Governor Class' as each of the locomotives were named after a British Governor of the, then, East African Territories.

This plate was removed from the locomotive in 1969 and sold off in 1970. A fantastic piece of provenance included with this plate are the specification details on original East African Railways headed paper signed by the Chief Mechanical Engineer J. Mimano dated April 1970.

This name plate in cast brass has 6 bolt holes for mounting and the old original red painted background colour and note is very heavy.

Dimensions: 57.5" x 6.75" x 0.75".

 
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Brass Loops Photo Frame
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Original, quality 1920's square brass photo frame fashioned in looped over brass rod with a circular central panel for the photograph. The reverse in the unpolished old lacquer finish has an easel type back stand which will fold flat for storage and the front is polished and lacquered, although the lacquer may be removed at no extra cost. The inner panel will take a photograph 2.75" diam. An unusual example complete and in good and working order.

5.5" x 5.5" x 1".

 
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Brass Loops Photo Frame



Pewter Sandwich Box in Leather Case
Pewter Sandwich Box in Leather Case
Original, quality late 19th century folding Pewter Sandwich box with a ring pull and the original fitted honey coloured stitched leather case with a carry handle to the top and a stud catch. A most unusual example for most will have straps for fitting to a saddle. The pewter box is impressed to the inside for the maker James Dixon of Sheffield. In superb condition and complete and in good and working order.

Box 6.5" x 3.5" x 1.5".

Total with leather case 7" x 4.5" x 2".

 
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1911 Coronation Horse Brass
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Original, quality cast brass commemorative horse brass detailed "G R 1911" above a pierced crown and below "God Save the King". Polished and lacquered, although the lacquer may be removed at no extra cost and complete and in good order.

4" tall x 3.25" wide.

0.25" front to back.

 
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1911 Coronation Horse Brass



Kensington Horse and Cart Parade Merit Badge
Kensington Horse and Cart Parade Merit Badge
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Original, quality horseshoe shaped cast brass merit badge issued for the Kensington Horse and Cart Parade in "1913", and has the lead inset Kensington Borough Coat of Arms and the original leather strap and brass buckle. The brass has been polished and lacquered, although the lacquer may be removed at no extra cost. Complete and in good order. A most unusual brass to find.

3.5" x 2.75".

Total 5.75" long.

 
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3 Piece Carving Set
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Original, quality late 19th century three piece steel meat carving set in the original fitted leather paper covered box, the base is lined in blue velvet and the lid blue silk, the interior of the box is rather worn but complete. This set comprises a carving knife and fork and a sharpening steel, all with hallmarked silver mounted elephant tusk grips. The knife is etched for the manufacturer "E.T.Markham Sheffield Made", the sharpening steel is stamped cast steel and the fork has a good sprung guard. The silver hallmarks are a little rubbed, but there is no question that these items were manufactured pre-1947. The grips are a super colour from use and all is complete and in good and working order. Very suitable for use as intended. Remember, these pieces of cutlery are steel, not stainless steel, and will keep a very sharp edge, but they dislike water or moisture; just wipe and dry them thoroughly.

Box 20" x 6" x 2".

Price is for the set.

 
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3 Piece Carving Set



Pair of Short Beech Boot Trees
Pair of Short Beech Boot Trees
Original, quality pair of 19th century three piece wooden short boot trees in polished beech. Each tree has a hinged main foot piece, a heel section and a slide in central section to tighter each tree when inside the boot. Each tree has two engraved brass plaques one detailing the original owner "PC Tarbutt Esq" and the other "M. Wildsmith & Sons, makers 17 Jermyn St London SW". Each tree also has its sections marked according to left boot or right boot. A super very usable pair of boot trees, size not indicated but complete and in good and working order.

9.75" tall x 10.5" long.

3.5" widest.

 
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Cast Iron Snail Inkwell
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Original, quality, moulded clear glass 'snail' shaped inkwell, mounted on a cast iron stand in the original bronze coloured finish. The sleigh shaped stand is decorated in relief, with acanthus leaves, has a pen rest to the top at the back and is impressed "Patented 1879". When the inkwell is tilted up, the neck is a flush fit to the back circular plate and when down enough ink is tilted forward for dipping the pen into. An ingenious invention which works very well and is a super find to have both pieces, still intact, barely used and still together.

3.5" tall x 2.5" wide.

5.5" front to back.

 
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Cast Iron Snail Inkwell



Set of 3 Glazed Doulton Stoneware Barrels
Set of 3 Glazed Doulton Stoneware Barrels
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Three matching original, quality, mid to late 19th century, two tone saltglazed stoneware sherry/spirit barrels, with applied Coats of Arms to the front. Each barrel has six simulated bands, a hole to the bottom front for a tap and a hole for filling to the top. Impressed "2" to the top surface and "Doulton and Watts, Lambeth Pottery, London" for the manufacturer. All these barrels are identical, with only a variation in the colour of the glaze. Two are perfect and the other has a little crazing to the front and to the applied Coat of Arms, although nothing is missing. A great set of barrels, sold together.

Each barrel is 12.5" tall.

10" widest.

8" base diameter.

8.5" top diameter.

Price is for the set of three.

 
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Slater of Newark Brass Salmon Reel
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Original, quality late 19th century, 5" brass salmon fishing reel in the original unpolished finish. This superb example is in exceptional near mint condition with the maker's name stamped to the front and a permanent ratchet. The cowhorn knob has a couple of mice nibbles and the rod mount plate has been trimmed to 3" long, otherwise all is complete and in good and working order and a very smooth runner.

5" diam of plates.

2" body width plus knob 1".

 
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Slater of Newark Brass Salmon Reel



Set of 4 Beech and Elm Slat Back Chairs
Set of 4 Beech and Elm Slat Back Chairs
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Original, quality set of four matching late 19th century beech and elm slat back dining chairs with turned legs and stretchers in beech and seats in elm. These four matching chairs, in the original finish, have spent their life together from new and are in super condition and complete.

35" tall at back x 18" tall at seat front.

Feet on ground 17.5" front to back.

17" side to side.

Price is for the set.

 
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Set of Asbestos Smoothing Irons
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Original, quality, set of four asbestos irons, with one cover with handle, three different shaped clip on cast iron bodies, one steel trivet and most of the original wooden crate, with a good detailed label showing this set of irons. The top of the steel cover is stamped "Patent May 22nd 1900" and each of the bodies are embossed "Asbestos Sad Iron". The crate is complete apart from the slide on lid. All appear complete, apart from originally having a sheet of asbestos been fitted inside the top of the clip on cover, this has been removed in the past. All has been cleaned and lacquered, with the black paint to the handle and locking mechanism original. A good find with the crate too and label.

Crate 7.5" x 6.5" plus 3" tall.

Longest iron body 6.75" x 2.5" plus 1.75" tall.

Price is for the set.

 
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Set of Asbestos Smoothing Irons



Otto Gas Iron
Otto Gas Iron
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Original, quality late 19th century elliptical shaped cast iron laundry gas iron with a 'D' shaped wooden handle with a tin heat shield beneath and the brass gas joint to the reverse. The heat shield is embossed "OTTO" for the maker. All has been cleaned and lacquered, appears complete and is in super condition.

Sole 7" x 3.5".

Total 6.5" tall x 7" x 4.5".

 
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Colemans Petrol Iron
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Original, quality 1920's / 30's cast iron smoothing iron fired by Petrol. This example has a pale blue enamelled body with a cast iron sole, turned wooden handle and a spherical brass petrol tank. The brass maker's label details "Coleman Lamp & Stove Comp, Wichita, Kansas USA, Chicago Philadelphia, Los Angeles & Toronto". All has been cleaned, the brass polished and lacquered, although the lacquer may be removed at no extra cost and apart from a chip to the wooden grip all is complete and in good order.

Sole 7.75" x 3.75".

Total 10.5" x 3.75".

7" tall.

 
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Colemans Petrol Iron



Antler Handled Steel Billhook
Antler Handled Steel Billhook
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Original, quality mid to late 19th century small hand billhook with a steel blade and a staghorn grip. This superb example has a very sharp edge to the blade, a hook to the tip and a sharp straight edge to the back. The blade is impressed "? Hill Northampton" for the maker and all is complete and in good order, very sharp and very dangerous if not treated with caution.

Total length 12.75".

Blade only 6.5" x 2.5".

Handle 6" x 1.25" x 1".

 
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Robert Wells Rumber Bell
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Original, quality late 18th or early 19th century huge cast brass Rumbler or Crotal Bell, impressed with "28" for the size and "R.W" for the bell founder Robert Wells of Aldbourne, Wiltshire. A magnificent bell with a super colour and sound and in great condition. The best we have seen.

4.75" diam.

5.5" tall including loop.

 
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Robert Wells Rumber Bell



Galvanised Feed Bin
Galvanised Feed Bin
Original, quality late 19th century circular galvanised feed bin with good rivetted seams and a hinged ¾ lid to the top with a hasp and two side handles for lifting. All is in good order and will hold water if required.

28" tall x 21.5" diam.

27.5" wide including side handles.

 
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Guinness Employees Roll Served 1914 to 1918
Original, quality leather bound and boxed "Roll of employees who served in His Majesty Naval, Military & Air Forces 1914 - 1918" and "Issued by Arthur Guinness & Son & Co Ltd Dublin" in December 1920. This book details the above in 42 pages listing each employee from the Board of Directors through to all the departments including those killed or survived. This fantastic document with gold leaf decoration to the cover the box and each page thoughout is in wounderful condition, as good as it was when issued bar the box having the corners very slightly scuffed.

Box 9.25" x 7.75" x 1.25".

 
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Guinness Employees Roll Served 1914 to 1918



Bass Advertising Mirror
Bass Advertising Mirror
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Original, quality 1920's / 30's most unusual bar back advertising mirror for "Bass" Ales. This example has an oval bevelled mirror to the centre with a decorative hammered finish copper frame in the form of an old manuscript and mounted with an easel backstand. The mirror is detailed "Bass in Bottle" with the red triangle "trade mark". The copper frame is embossed to the top with swags "By Appointment Brewers to the King" and to the bottom "Bass". The reverse has a tin backing and an unpolished copper easel backstand. Impressed for the maker "W. Davis & Son Birmingham". Some blemishes to the left and right hand edges of the mirror and some old bends to the easel backstand. Nevertheless, all is complete and in good and working order otherwise.

13" x 11.5".

1.75" front to back folded down.

5.5" front to back when up.

 
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Huge Brass Wine Vat Tap
Original, quality early to mid 19th century huge bronze / brass tap in the original unpolished patina. This super example was originally from a huge wine vat or water tank and is complete and in good order .

7.5" tall.

8.5" long.

2.25" wide.

Spout diam 1.5".

 
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Huge Brass Wine Vat Tap



Cranberry Tinted Glass Oil Lamp Shade
Cranberry Tinted Glass Oil Lamp Shade
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Original, quality late 19th century cranberry tinted oil lamp shade. This example has an inverted top body section with a flared out and frilly top. The body has a deep cranberry colour to the upper section fading to clear at the lower half and an overall etched design of acanthus swags and flowers. Will fit a standard, duplex double wick burner gallery. All is perfect with not a blemish in sight.

9.25" tall x 8" widest.

Lower aperture 4".

 
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Holcroft Cast Iron Bootscraper
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Original, quality late 19th century cast iron bootscraper with a shaft for pushing in the soil or mounting in stonework, and a 'Lyre' shaped scraper top mount. The shaft is impressed for the manufacturer "T. Holcroft and Sons of Wolverhampton" and '4505' for the model. It is rare to find these bootscrapers of this style in good order for they are rarely complete. This one is complete and in good and working order and has been cleaned and repainted black.

19" x 8.25".

0.75" front to back.

 
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Holcroft Cast Iron Bootscraper



Maundrell of Calne Brass Nameplate
Maundrell of Calne Brass Nameplate
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Original, quality circa 1900, heavy cast brass maker's plate, embossed "E W Maundrell Agent Calne" (Wiltshire). This unusual example has been polished to the text and border and lacquered, although the lacquer may be removed at no extra cost and has four bolt holes for mounting. Maundrells was an iron foundry in Calne Wiltshire. Complete and in good order.

7.75" x 3.25".

 
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3 Branch Copper Arts and Crafts Electric Light Fitting
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Original, quality 1920's all copper Art and Crafts three branch pendant light fitting. This super example has a cut out bowl and press beaten copper supports and arms with suspended bulb holders and the original matching copper ceiling rose. A length of new brass chain and a new replacement brass ceiling rose is included. Has been rewired with modern three core silk covered flex and new brass UK bulb holders. 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. The shades are not included in the price, but may be available; see our "Lamp Shades" section, item code: S297.

14" tall x 18" diam excluding shades.

9" chain.

Ceiling rose 2" x 4.5" diam.

 
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3 Branch Copper Arts and Crafts Electric Light Fitting



Milliners Hat Block
Milliners Hat Block
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.

7.5" x 5.5".

 
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Set of 5 Robert Wells Bells
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Original, quality set of five matching 18th or early 19th century Robert Wells bells in the old patinated finish fitted with wrought iron rings and circular wooden mounts in the old paintwork. We have not seen the likeness to these fitting before, although we a very familiar will Robert Wells bells from the bell foundry in Aldbourne Wiltshire. Four of these bells are embossed 'RW' to the interior for the bell founder and four are marked with the sizes, 2 x No 12s, 1 x 13 and 1 x 14 and the unmarked size looks probably to be No 11 and the one without RW is a No 12. These are sold as a set of five.

The wooden mounts vary from 4.50" to 5" diam.

The bell mouths vary from 3.75" to 4.25" diam.

Total height including ring approx 7".

 
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Set of 5 Robert Wells Bells



Large Brass Letter Flap
Large Brass Letter Flap
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Original, quality 1930's / 40's very large plain yellow cast brass letter flap with a large sized aperture and replacement nuts, bolts and spring fitted. Complete and in good and working order.

Exterior 16" x 5".

Aperture 13" x 3".

Bolt centres 14.5".

 
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Brass Doctors Door Knocker
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Original, quality mid 19th century good sized cast brass "doctors'" door knocker with a later matching knocking plate made to match. This style of door knocker was referred to as a "Doctors' knocker" for many of the village Manor Houses in the Georgian period were the residences of Professional Gents Doctors, Dentists, Solicitors and similar. This example has the original wrought iron bolt, nut and knuckle joint and the original circular backplate. All is complete and in good and working order.

Backplates 2.75" diam.

Total 8.5" tall.

2.75" wide.

3.5" front to back.

 
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Brass Doctors Door Knocker



Art Nouveau Brass Hall Lantern
Art Nouveau Brass Hall Lantern
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Original, quality 1920's square brass electric hall lantern with a split domed top and a serious art nouveau design. Each side has a curved roof section with a pierced design and a glazed panel with an interwoven art nouveau design. The top ring, and length of brass chain are replacements as are the textured glass panels. The ceiling rose is an old one. A most unusual lantern rewired with modern three core silk covered flex and a new brass UK bulb holder. Fully overhauled, polished and lacquered, although the lacquer may be removed at no extra cost and complete and in good and working order.

14" tall plus chain.

Ceiling rose 2.5" tall x 4" diam.

Body 6" square.

8.5" widest at hood.

 
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4 Branch Art Nouveau Brass Electric Light Fitting
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Original, quality 1920's four branch brass hanging electric light fitting in a serious Art Nouveau style. Has been rewired with modern three core flex and new brass UK bulb holders. The original brass ceiling rose, and a length of replacement brass chain is included. All has been fully overhauled, polished and lacquered, although the lacquer may be removed at no extra cost, and complete and in good and working order.

23" diam excluding shades.

17" tall excluding shades.

Chain and rose 4" diam x 2.5" tall.

 
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4 Branch Art Nouveau Brass Electric Light Fitting



Ludlow VR Enamel Letter Box Front
Ludlow VR Enamel Letter Box Front
Original, quality mid to late 19th century rectangular shaped white enamelled letterbox front from an all wooden wall mounted letterbox manufactured by James Ludlow 24 Albion St Birmingham. This fairly scruffy but early and rare to find letterbox plate is detailed in black 'VR' and the crown for the Reign of Queen Victoria. "Post Office Letter Box" above and below the aperture and a notice to the lower section regarding an extra fee if the envelope contains coins. The edges all round are chipped but otherwise all is complete and in good and working order and with six screw holes for mounting.

14" tall x 12" wide.

Aperture 6.5" x 1.75".

 
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Brass Dinner Gong
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Original, quality late 19th century circular brass dinner gong on a brass table mount. This unusual example has the gong with a beaten finish suspended within a brass frame with an ebony 'T' handle to the top and all mounted on a weighted pedestal base with the beater on two mounts to the front. All has been polished and lacquered, although the lacquer may be removed at no extra cost. Has a good tone and resonance and is complete and in good and working order.

Gong 6" x 1.25".

Hammer 9" x 1.5".

Total 11.5" tall x 8" x 2.5".

 
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Brass Dinner Gong



Coloured Glass Leaded Window
Coloured Glass Leaded Window
Original, quality late 19th century tall leaded glazed window in the original wooden frame. This super example was originally fitted on the half landing on the stairwell of a local manor house in the Newbury area and has varied range of pale colours of red, blues and green in square section and diamond pattern. Some minor damage with cracks in the glass but no panes missing. So complete with the good solid original wooden frame in the old paint.

Exterior frame 74" x 33" x 3.5".

Visible glass 29" x 70.5".

Circular panel 10" diam.

 
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Gibbons of Hungerford Cast Iron Nameplate
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Original, quality late 19th century rectangular shaped cast brass maker's plate detailing "Gibbons Kennet Works Hungerford". Gibbons were one of several Iron Founders in Hungerford Berkshire and manufactured Farm Machinery and fencing and all manner of cast iron items. This example has four countersunk screw holes for mounting, has been cleaned and lacquered to the front and is complete and in good order.

12" x 5" x 0.5".

 
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Gibbons of Hungerford Cast Iron Nameplate



1935 Silver Jubliee Letter Opener
1935 Silver Jubliee Letter Opener
Original, quality nickel plated letter opener / paper knife issued to commemorate the Silver Jubilee of King George V in 1935. This fine example has a grip of Royal Blue enamel with a cameo to each side of The King & Queen and all surmounted with a crown. The blade has engraved initials of the previous owner "W.H" and doe have a minor kink to the tip. Complete and in good order.

7.5" x 0.75" x 0.25".

 
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Brass and Zinc Dairy Churn
Original, quality circa 1900 / 1920's conical shaped dairy can, we think ? and probably continental. This super example has a zinc outer skin with wide brass bands, brass 'D'shaped handles, a pressed sheet brass dome shaped lid to the top and a working brass tap to the front. The interior is in tin and the underside has an inset wooden floor. All has been polished and lacquered, although the lacquer may be removed at no extra cost. Some very minor dents, otherwise complete and in good and working order.

17" tall x 16" wide including handles.

14.75" front to back including tap plus base 12" diam.

 
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Brass and Zinc Dairy Churn



Ceramic Bidet Liner
Ceramic Bidet Liner
Original, quality, mid to late 19th century, kidney shaped, white ceramic bidet liner, decorated to the inside with well detailed illustrations of flowers, leaves, birds and insects to include moths, beetles, dragonflies and butterflies. The detail is in various pastel colours, with gilt highlights. The outer edge of the pan has a gilded line and this and some of the illustrations are a little rubbed, but all is complete and in superb order otherwise, with not a chip or crack in sight. The underside is impressed "F and M & Co", probably for the maker 'Frances Morley and Co, Hanley, Staffordshire Potteries 1845 to 1858'.

19.25" x 11" x 4.75" tall.

 
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Pair of Amber Glass Interior Bell Pulls
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Pair of original, quality, late 19th century, superb interior bell pulls with amber coloured glass circular backplates and pull knobs, all with circular brass collars, steel plates to the reverse and brass mounting fittings. This is the first we have seen of this model and is for use with a tight wire, non-electrical bell system. Other parts required to operate this system are usually available in stock and many other bell fittings of differing types may also be available. Fully overhauled, in superb condition, not a chip or crack in sight and complete and in good and working order.

Backplates 4" diameter.

Knob 1.75" diameter.

Total on view 2.5" front to back.

 
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Pair of Amber Glass Interior Bell Pulls



Cranberry Glass Chemist Shop Electric Light
Cranberry Glass Chemist Shop Electric Light
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Original, quality 1920's large pineapple shaped hanging electric lamp fitting with a cranberry coloured glass shade acid etched to each side "Reid Chemist". This glass shade originally hanging in 'Reids The Chemists Window in their Oxford Branch', has been fitted with a brass shade holder made to suit, a new electric bulb holder wired with replacement silk covered, three core flex, an old brass ceiling and a length of new brass replacement chain. The brass has been polished and lacquered, although the lacquer may be removed at no extra cost and all is complete and in good and working order.

Shade and holder 16.5" tall.

18.5" chain.

Rose 3.5" x 4.5" diam.

Widest 9".

 
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Kenrick Cast Iron Exterior Bell Pull
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Original, quality unused late 19th century cast iron exterior bell pull in the original bronzed lacquer finish. The spherical shaped pull knob is mounted within a circular dished backplate with a pierced outer frame. This example is impressed to the exterior of the dish for the manufacturer "A Kenrick and Son"of West Bromwich. For use with a tight wire, non electric bell system and other parts required to operate this system are usually available in stock and many other bell fittings of differing types may well be available. Replacement rear spring and washers have been fitted. All is complete and in good and working order.

Outer frame 6" diameter.

Knob 2" total to be recessed.

3" diam bowl.

2" front to back.

 
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Kenrick Cast Iron Exterior Bell Pull



Cast Iron Floor Grilles, 2 available
Cast Iron Floor Grilles, 2 available
Original, quality late 19th century cast iron floor grilles from over an underfloor heating system in a large commercial greenhouse, originally from "Benham Valance House" on the Sutton Estate Nr Hungerford in Berkshire. Sutton Estate was owned by the "Sutton Seed Empire". These grilles have an intricate pierced design, flat on one side and in relief to the other. The casting has super detail and probably manufactured by Coalbrookdale Iron Foundry. Complete and in good order. Ideal for floor grilles again or used as a coffee table. Other grilles of the same design but of a different size may well be available ref code: FG2.

36" x 18" x 5/8".

Price is for each.

 
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Meckumfat Card Advert
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Original, quality 1920's / 30's unused shop card advertisement with a string hanging loop to the top and a superb full coloured printed picture of all manner of farmyard birds and detailing "Meckumfat prepared from Sussex Ground oats and proved to be the best for making Poultry plump". In mint condition bar a few very minor scratches and rubs.

14.5" x 18.75".

 
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Meckumfat Card Advert



18
18" Tall Glass Dome
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Original, quality late 19th century glass display dome with flat front and back. This super fine and perfect glass dome has its original wooden plinth with bun feet and originally was housing a display of taxidermy. Now ideal for the same or great for a clock or other display items.

Dome 14" x 7" x 17" tall.

Plinth 15.5" x 8.25" x 1.5" tall.

Total height exterior 18.5".

 
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Pair of White Ceramic and Brass Door Pulls
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Original, quality 1920's pair of spherical shaped white ceramic door pull knobs with brass collars and circular brass backplates made to suit. A replacement threaded square steel bar has been fitted to enable these knobs to also operate a standard lock or latch if required. All is complete and in good and working order.

Knobs 3" diam.

Backplates 3.5" diam.

Total 3.25" front to back plus 3.5" threaded bar.

 
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Pair of White Ceramic and Brass Door Pulls



Oak Stacking Bookcase
Oak Stacking Bookcase
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Original, quality 1940's / 50's four sections of medium to dark coloured oak, stacking bookcases, each section with a lift up and slide back in glazed door. The top cornice section is integral to the upper glazed section and the base plinth is part of the lower glazed section. All original, complete and in super near unused condition and works well.

Total 57.5" tall x 34" plus 12" front to back base and 11.5" front to back top.

Each internal depth 8" front to back.

Each internal height for books top 8.5", 8.5", 11" and 11".

 
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Huge Pestle and Mortar
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Original, quality mid to late 19th century huge country house pestle and mortar. This super example has a circular white composition 'marble' mortar set into the top of a heavy sycamore tree trunk base, with three square-ish section legs. The top of the trunk has a blacksmith made wrought iron band fitted to allow for shrinkage. The trunk has been well worm treated and all is good and solid and heavy. This original pestle has been with mortar for generations according to the family and has an ash shaft and a lignum vitae head. All is complete and in good and working order and very suitable for use if required. Another very similar can be seen in the kitchens at Hampton Court Palace.

32" tall x 17.5" top diam.

24" diam spread of legs on floor.

Mortar exterior 11.75" diam.

Interior 8.5" diam.

Pestle total length 28".

3.75" widest.

 
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Huge Pestle and Mortar



Large Ceramic Semolina Storage Jar
Large Ceramic Semolina Storage Jar
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Original, quality late 19th century very large white ceramic, banded storage jar with lid and transfer printed to the front "Semolina" absolutely perfect and complete. Several other matching, ones all damaged may well be available ref codes: SJ229, SJ230 and SJ231.

9" tall.

7.75" diam.

 
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Large Brass Padlock and Key
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Original, quality late 19th century all cast brass padlock and a steel key and a sliding brass dust cover. The front is impressed "Warranted Secure 2 Lever Lock" and "Improved Hand Made Lever.". The padlock is fully overhauled, polished and lacquered, although the lacquer may be removed at no extra cost and complete and in good and working order.

4.25" x 2.75" x 1" front to back.

Key 2" x 1".

 
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Large Brass Padlock and Key



Holloways Salve Pot
Holloways Salve Pot
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Original, mid to late 19th century transfer printed ointment / salve pot in white ceramic. This pot, in super condition, is detailed in black type "Holloways Ointment for the cure of Gout and Rheumatism, Inveterate ulcers, sore breasts, sore heads, bad legs, 535 Oxford St London". Two minuscule chips to the bottom edge, otherwise complete and in good order.

1.5" tall.

1.75" top diam.

1.5" base.

 
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Triple Whistle
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Original, quality post-war nickel plated triple whistle. The ring for the cord is attached near the medium length tube and the three cluster whistle have a single mouthpiece to blow. The end of one tube is impressed "Made in England". Some rubbing to the nickel plate showing the brass, otherwise complete and in good and working order with a good loud whistle.

5.75" x 1 1/8" x 1 1/8".

 
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Triple Whistle



Large Copper Stockpot
Large Copper Stockpot
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Original, quality 1930's heavy circular copper stockpot with beaten finish, good tinning to the inside, a pair of cast brass loop handles fixed with copper rivets but no lid, otherwise complete and in good and working order. Ideal for cooking or a super jardinière. This example is impressed with a chef logo and previously owned by The Brooklands Catering College. Polished and lacquered, although the lacquer may be removed at no extra cost.

12" tall x 12" diam.

16.5" widest including side handles.

 
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Brass Whitbread Plaque
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Original, quality 1920's / 30's oval shaped heavy cast brass advertising plaque for "Whitbread & Company" Brewers "Established 1742" with their Hart's head logo, all in superb detail. Two small screw holes have been drilled for mounting otherwise all is complete and in good order and has been polished and lacquered, although the lacquer may be removed at no extra cost.

13.25" x 9.75" x 0.5" front to back.

 
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Brass Whitbread Plaque



Cast Iron Fender
Cast Iron Fender
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Original, quality early to mid 19th century cast iron fender with the original steel floor and a very detailed design in the casting. The steel floor has been cleaned and repainted black and the ironwork cleaned and lacquered. A stunning quality fender.

45" x 11.5" external.

8" tall.

 
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Set of 8 Brass Drawer Handles
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Original, quality set of eight matching brass drawer handles circa 1880, in the aesthetic movement style. This set is ideal for a chest of drawers or similar. The rectangular shaped backplates have a diagonal decoration and three screw holes for mounting and a plain drop handle. All have been polished and lacquered, although the lacquer may be removed at no extra cost and are complete and in good and working order.

Backplates 3" x 0.75".

Total 0.5" front to back.

1.5" tall.

 
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Set of 8 Brass Drawer Handles



Gold Flake Cigarette Mirror
Gold Flake Cigarette Mirror
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Original, quality 1920's / 30's rectangular shaped advertising mirror with a packet of "Wills Gold Flake Cigarettes" to the centre and in the original honey coloured oak frame. Some misting to the mirror and two chips to the back of the glass at the bottom. Although the packet is perfect in every detail generally a very clean example otherwise.

Outer 18.5" x 22.25" x 0.75" front to back.

Visible mirror 14.5" x 18.5".

 
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ER Post Mounted Letter Box
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Original, quality post 1953 'Post Office' lamp post or telegraph pole mounted Letter Box with a cast iron front mounted to a steel body. The front is embossed "Post Office" above the large letter slot and "ER II" with a crown for Queen Elizabeth the Second. The hinged door beneath has a mint condition enamelled "times of collection plate" and a smaller plate detailing "468 Good Friday". A replacement lock with two keys has been fitted and the whole body has been stripped and re-painted in letterbox Red. All is complete and in good and working order.

24" x 10" x 13.5" front to back.

 
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ER Post Mounted Letter Box



1897 Commemorative Birmingham Bank Ltd
1897 Commemorative Birmingham Bank Ltd
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Original, quality commemorative brass seal mounted on a circular ebonised plinth as a desk paperweight, embossed "The City of Birmingham Bank Limited incorporated in the 60th year of the reign of H.M. Queen Victoria A.D 1897". The first we have seen. Complete and in good order.

Plinth 3.25" diam.

Seal 2.75" diam.

Total 1" tall.

 
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2lb W&T Avery Ceramic Weight
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Original, quality circa 1900, Butchers / Grocers 'Cottage Loaf' shaped white ceramic counter weight. This super example is decorated in green transfer printing with "Imperial 2.lb." to the top, a decorative band around the bottom of the sides and a ribbon swag to the front detailing the manufacturer W&T Avery Birmingham. The underside has retained its lead infill. Some light staining to the upper surface, but otherwise complete and in good order.

Base diam 3.75".

Total height 3".

 
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2lb W&T Avery Ceramic Weight



Large Frys Chocolate Advertising Mirror
Large Frys Chocolate Advertising Mirror
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Original, quality 1920's large horizontal rectangular shaped advertising mirror in the original frame. This bright clean mirror has a few scratches from behind the glass, all to the lef hand side and visible in the pictures and details "Fry's Chocolate" and "Makers to T.M. The King & Queen" and "to H R H The Prince of Wales". The Royal Coat of Arms and Prince of Wales Crest are both in large illustrations. The oak frame has two old screw holes, which have been plugged and finished and is impressed for the maker "J.S Fry & Sons Ltd". A replacement plywood backing board has been fitted on the top of the original one and now all is complete and in good order.

Exterior frame 47.5" x 24" x 1".

Visible mirror 43.5" x 20".

 
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Gilt Metal Posy Holder
Original, quality gilt metal hand held posy holder circa 1900, for dress wear or occasions such as a wedding. This super example has a very detailed basket, a chased handle and the original, finger safety chain all in the original gilt finish. Shows very little signs if wear of any and is complete and in good and working order.

6.25" long plus the chain.

2" widest.

 
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Gilt Metal Posy Holder



Pole Trap
Pole Trap
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Original, quality, late 19th century, blacksmith made wrought iron pole trap, as fixed to fence posts etc to trap the larger birds of prey. This example has smooth jaws and a brass tab to the catch and appears to have seen little use if any, thank goodness. These were made illegal to use in 1904 but are now very collectable. Complete and in good order.

5" jaws.

Base 5.5" diameter.

Total 7" widest.

3.5" tall.

 
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Small Copper Hot Water Can
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Original, quality late 19th century small copper hot water can as used by the housemaids to top up hot water in the bedroom jug and basin sets but now ideal for watering household plants with cold water. Polished and lacquered, although the lacquer may be removed at no extra cost. Some very minor dents only otherwise complete and in good and working order.

7.5" tall x 3" x 8" including handle and spout.

 
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Small Copper Hot Water Can



Chromed Jaguar Car Mascot
Chromed Jaguar Car Mascot
Original, quality 1960's heavy chromed leaping Jaguar Car Mascot with the two bolts and underplate for mounting. Some minor pitting but otherwise complete and in good order.

8" x 1.5" wide.

2.5" tall.

 
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Enots Distance Finder
Original, quality heavy chromed motorist's distance calculator. Impressed Enots for the manufacturer ( stone backwards ) Distance Finder, with the patent number for the year 1930. You could use it today still. Complete and in good and working order.

6" x 2" x 0.5".

 
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Enots Distance Finder



Reading Imperial Measures Plaque
Reading Imperial Measures Plaque
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Original, quality 19th century rectangular shaped engraved brass plaque with four countersunk screw holes for mounting. This plate details "Imperial Measures Borough of Reading" in black and red infill. This was originally fitted to the box for the County Measures of Reading Berkshire. Polished and lacquered, although the lacquer may be removed at no extra cost and complete and in good order.

5.75" x 3.5".

 
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Huge Brass Plumbob
Original, quality 1920's huge brass plumbob with a screw off top cap to hold the knot in the twine, a turned steel point, the original old lacquer finish and most of all the makers' name "Wm. Marples & Sons Sheffield". This is the largest Brass Plumbob we have seen to date.

8.25" tall.

3.5" widest dimension.

 
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Huge Brass Plumbob



Winchester Advertising Plate
Winchester Advertising Plate
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Original, quality 1920's, white ceramic plate with a transfer picture of 'Winchester Cathedral' in the centre panel and surrounded with "Cooper and Company High St, Winchester, General House Furnishers" all in black on white. A superb advertising plate with some minor staining and crazing and a fine star crack to the middle of the underside, not visible from the upper side, otherwise complete and in good order.

9.5" x 1.25" front to back.

 
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Wedgwood Match Striker
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Original, quality late 19th century white on blue jasper ware matchstriker manufactured by Wedgwood and impressed as such to the underside. This mint condition example appears to be unused and must have been stored in a cupboard for years for not a mark, or a chip is to be seen. Complete and in good and working order.

3.5" tall.

5.25" diam.

 
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Wedgwood Match Striker



Arts and Crafts Brass Salver
Arts and Crafts Brass Salver
Original, quality, circular embossed brass salver, circa 1900, with an Arts and Crafts design of six Cod type fish swimming around the centre. All in great detail but no maker's marks. Polished and lacquered, although the lacquer may be removed at no extra cost. Complete and in good and working order.

12" diameter x 1" front to back.

 
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12 Piece Set of Antler Handled Cutlery
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Original, quality late 19th century matching set of six steel dinner knives and six dinner forks with Antler handles and circular steel caps to the handles. The knife blades are etched for the manufacturer "Joseph Haywood & Co Sheffield" and with the 'Kettle' logo. Remember, these pieces of cutlery are steel, not stainless steel, and will keep a very sharp edge, but they dislike water or moisture; just wipe and dry them thoroughly. A good usable set for six people.

Knives 8.5" x 0.75".

Forks 7" and 7.5" x 5/8".

Price is for the set.

 
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12 Piece Set of Antler Handled Cutlery



Cherubs Photograph Frame
Cherubs Photograph Frame
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Original, quality, late 19th century, photograph frame with a deep relief decoration of cherubs and putti in various poses on plants and vines, surrounding the glazed area. This frame wil take standard cabinet sized photographs. The top of the frame has a hanging loop in the form of a ribbon swag and the reverse has a folding easel stand. The main frame is in cast spelter with the original brass coloured finish and in superb detail and condition and complete and in good order. The best spelter frame we have seen.

11.5" tall.

9.25" wide at base.

1" front to back folded flat.

5.5" front to back standing.

 
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Copper Ale Jug
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Original, quality mid-19th century large tapered copper ale jug, with a good side handle, a pouring lip and a flanged rim to the base. The concaved underside has retained a super unpolished patina and colour and the exterior has been polished and lacquered, although the lacquer may be removed at no extra cost. A few dents to the handle, otherwise all is complete and in good and working order.

9.5" tall.

Base 8" diam

Total 11.5" wide including handle.

 
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Copper Ale Jug



Stone Square Tethering Block
Stone Square Tethering Block
Original, quality 19th century square shaped stone block fitted with a blacksmith made wrought iron tethering ring. Used to tethering livestock. The ring is mounted in lead to prevent the wrought iron rusting and splitting the stone block.

10.5" x 10" x 7.5" tall.

Ring 3.75" diam.

 
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Adaptable Stoneware Muff Warmer
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Original, quality buff coloured stoneware hot water filled hand warmer with the original screw in stopper, wire handle and wooden grip. The front of this super miniature hot water bottle is detailed in black transfer print "The adaptable hot water bottle for muff or pocket, made at the old Fulham pottery" and with the registration number for the year 1904. Complete and in super condition, but I cannot unscrew the stopper it appears to be sized; otherwise all is complete, in good order and a real beauty. 4" tall with handle down.

3.5" widest.

1.25" front to back.

 
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Adaptable Stoneware Muff Warmer



Fretwork The Lords Prayer
Fretwork The Lords Prayer
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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Thames Valley Bus Stop Enamel Sign
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Original, quality post-war bright and clean double sided enamel sign detailing "Thames Valley Bus Stop" and "Queue This Side" to one side and "Queue Otherside" to the other, all in red on white. This example has a flange all round and four of the original mounting bolts. Some chips to the enamel around the mounting holes but none to the red and white areas. Complete and in good order.

16" x 15" x 1.5".

 
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Thames Valley Bus Stop Enamel Sign



Cast Iron Railway Marker
Cast Iron Railway Marker
Original, quality 1920's heavy cast iron Railway marker post with a triangular hollow body, a sloping top and a circular mount to the top. The two sloping panels are embossed "½", the upper sloping panel "5" and the top mounted "From A". All in the old white on black paint and complete and in good order.

27" tall x 14" wide.

9" front to back.

 
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Leyland Cub Ashtray
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Original, quality 1930's ashtray made in cheap ceramic material and issued to celebrate the launching of the "Leyland Cub" vehicles both Bus and Coaches and Trucks in 1930. This example has a black base ashtray with two cigarette rests with a lioness laid out to the back with a lion cub sat up in front. Also, the front of the ashtray is embossed "The Leyland Cub". No chips or cracks but the black coating is rubbed to the high spots. All is complete and in good order otherwise.

5.5" wide x 5.25" front to back x 4" tall.

 
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Leyland Cub Ashtray



Mahogany Dental Cabinet
Mahogany Dental Cabinet
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Original, quality late 19th century multi drawer dental cabinet in a super coloured and grained mahogany. These were carried on home visits or by dental students during training. This example has seven pull out drawers, most fitted to some degree and all with green baize lining. Each drawer has tiny turned wooden knobs and the top tambour slide locks into place when down and this automatically locks all the drawers also and can be opened with the key. The top of this cabinet has a recessed flush mounted lifting handle in the original old lacquer finish and the top deep drawer has a recessed circular brass finger grip handle. The second shallow drawer down from the top has a later brass plate fitted ready for engraving if required. Overall a super very clean dentists cabinet, not a common model with the tambour top, with all the original fittings lock and key and in good and working order.

12.25" tall.

13" wide.

8.75" front to back.

 
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Brass Spark Guard
Original, quality late 19th century all brass freestanding spark guard. This super example has a decorative diagonal wavy brass mesh screen with a frame of tubular brass rods all mounted on four cast brass legs. Each foot is impressed with the registration number for the year 1881. Complete and in good and working order.

26" tall x 25.5" wide.

8" front to back at feet.

 
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Brass Spark Guard



Peal and Co Boot Trees
Peal and Co Boot Trees
Pair of original, quality late 19th century 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" x 9.5" tall.

Heel in 11" x 11.5" tall.

 
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Pair of Wrought Iron Nut Crackers
Original, quality late 19th century wrought iron nutcrackers in the form of a pair of legs with boots on would only take small nuts. A little wear to the hinge, and in super condition. A most unusual pair. Complete and in good and working order.

4.5" x 1" x 0.5".

 
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Pair of Wrought Iron Nut Crackers



Doulton Scarborough Peace Celebration 1919
Doulton Scarborough Peace Celebration 1919
Original, quality sepia decorated white ceramic beaker issued by The Mayor of Scarborough Peace Celebration in 1919. This example manufactured by Royal Doulton is detailed with the allies during the 1914 War with a representation of Land, Air and Sea. Complete and in good order.

4" tall.

3.5" top diam.

 
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Reading Corporation Bus Stop Enamel Sign
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Original, quality post-war, brown on cream double sided enamel sign detailing "Reading Corporation Transport Bus Stop" and "Fare Stage" to both sides and "Queue this side" to one side and "Queue other side" to the other. This example also has an extra aluminium plaque bolted on displaying the bus numbers painted on to both sides. Complete and in good order.

Enamel 16.75" x 11.25".

Aluminium extra panel 10" x 5.25".

 
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Reading Corporation Bus Stop Enamel Sign



Bow Fronted Brace of Perch
Bow Fronted Brace of Perch
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Original, quality superb pair of good sized mounted perch in the original bow fronted cabinet glazed to the front and two sides. This is a rather late case ( 1957 ) and the back, top and floor are in hardboard, on the good side wood worm do not take to hardboard as they do to plywood. We have removed the glass to wipe down the interior paintwork and glass, to deposit some crystals to treat any intruders past and future, although no signs of mite and we have re-taped the glass all round and repainted the finish. Now a very clean and bright, super looking brace of fish in very good order. The plaque to the front inside details "Perch 2lbs & 1lb 13ozs, caught by D.W. Thrush, Bell Hotel Water, Dowton 11th November 1957". No mention of the Taxidermist.

27.75" x 14.75" tall.

6.5" front to back.

 
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GR VI Chamberpot
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Original, quality 1930's white ceramic chamberpot with gold lining and the monogram for King George VI to the front. This did not mean this was the personal chamberpot belonging to King George VI but it does mean it was produced for use in the Royal Households and Government buildings. This super clean and bright example is detailed to the underside for the manufacturer "Mintons of England". Complete and perfect.

5.5" tall.

9.25" top exterior diam.

11" widest including handle.

 
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GR VI Chamberpot



Cast Iron Plaque 1886
Cast Iron Plaque 1886
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Original, quality late 19th century cushioned shaped oval cast iron plaque with details in high relief "1886" and "S.T.L.E. 25" and with two bolt holes for mounting. Probably a marker late from a bridge or similar. This heavy plaque has been cleaned and repainted, black on white and is complete and in good order.

11" x 8" x 1.25".

 
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Siddons 1 Pint Cast Iron Saucepan
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Original, quality late 19th century one pint size cast iron saucepan with a tubular steel handle and the original lid. This most unusual example was manufactured by J&J Siddons of West Bromwich and is impressed to the underside as such and "No1" and "1pint". Not only is this one special being so small and such in good condition, it also has the patent straining facility with holes to the front of the lid and a lower top rim to the front of the saucepan. All is has been cleaned and waxed and is in superb condition and complete.

Body 3" tall x 4" diam.

Total 11.5" long x 7" tall x 4" wide.

 
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Siddons 1 Pint Cast Iron Saucepan



Square Carved Breadboard
Square Carved Breadboard
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Original, quality late 19th century square breadboard in sycamore with a circular flat central area and well carved flower and leaves to each corner. A very clean example and unusual to be square and not warped. Complete and in good and working order.

11.75" x 12" x 1".

 
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Tobacconist Display Jar
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Original, quality late 19th century dark brown glazed tobacconist display jar. Impressed to the front "John Hill Shop fitter, The Cannon, 2 to 7 New Cut London, four doors from Waterloo Road", the reverse is also impressed for the maker "Stiff & Sons Lambeth". The jar would originally have a black japanned circular tin lid, now long gone, otherwise complete and in good order.

8.5" tall.

6.25" diam.

 
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Tobacconist Display Jar



Kenrick Cast Iron Stand
Kenrick Cast Iron Stand
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Original, quality late 19th century very decorative cast iron smoothing iron stand with a good "Asthetic Movement" design, embossed to the upper surface. This example is reputed to be designed by Dr. Christopher Dresser. The underside is detailed in relief for the manufacturer "A. Kenrick & Sons" of West Bromwich, "No 8" and with the registration number for the year 1884. All has been cleaned and lacquered and is complete and in good and working order.

9" x 4.25" x 1.25" tall.

 
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Huntley and Palmers Enamel Sign
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Original, quality 1920's square enamel sign detailing a bright, colourful picture of 'John Ginger' with two tins of Huntley and Palmers biscuits under his arm and surrounded by a circle with "Huntley & Palmers Ginger Nuts". This super pictorial advert does have some damage to the enamel at the edges and one top right corner has lost a little. Nevertheless, a good bright enamel sign.

18" x 18.5".

 
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Huntley and Palmers Enamel Sign



Cotterills Patent Skeleton Door Latch, 2 available
Cotterills Patent Skeleton Door Latch, 2 available
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Original, quality mid to late 19th century blacksmith made surface mounted skeleton door latch with a re-placement keep made to suit, two available handed opposite. These most unusual latches have the provision for a handle turn and a security / privacy catch on the inside of the room which overrides the handles, exposed mechanism and a pressed brass maker's plaque for E.Cotterill's patent. The first we have seen of this Cotterill's patent. Will take a standard modern square bar for the handles. Fully overhauled, cleaned and lacquered and is complete and in good and working order. If ordering online please state which hand is required as in the picture.

Lock 5.25" x 3.25".

0.5" front to back.

 
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Run of 14 Servants Intercom Bells
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Original, quality matching run of 14 late 19th century servants brass intercom bells with replacement central brass bosses made to suit copied from an original. Most of the smaller curly springs are also replacements made to suit. Often now referred to as 'Downton Abbey' bells. The steel springs and backplates have been cleaned and repainted black and the brass polished and lacquered, although the lacquer may be removed at no extra cost. For use with a tight wire, non-electrical bell system and can be pulled from either left or right. Other parts required to operate this system are usually available in stock and other similar bells may be available on request. Each bell has a different pitch to enable the staff to recognise the sound if not in view of the bells at the time. All have been fully overhauled and are complete and in good and working order. Most difficult to find a long matching run today. Sold as a run of fourteen very similar bells.

Each bell is a different size and vary from 9" tall x 5" wide x 4" front to back plus mouth 4" diam.

8" tall x 4" wide x 3" front to back plus bell mouth 2.5" diam.

 
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Run of 14 Servants Intercom Bells



Coursing Slip
Coursing Slip
Original, quality late 19th century leather mounted coursing slip to release two dogs at the same time when hare coursing. All is complete with two adjustable leather collars, a nickel plated on steel quick release mechanism when under tension and a turned rosewood hand grip. The collars are both stamped for the saddler/maker in rather indistinct detail could be "Dandy Saddler, Calne"?. An amazing piece of kit still working very well and complete.

Length from top grip to lower fork 80"

Wooden grip 5.25" x 0.75"

 
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Salter No 11t Egg Balance
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Original, quality pre-war cast iron spring balance, model No 11t, to weigh eggs. This example in the original pale green paintwork has a white painted dial calibrated to weigh 8oz in 1 drams and the original brass egg holder to the top. Polished and lacquered, although the lacquer may be removed at no extra cost, fully overhauled and complete and in good and working

8.5" tall x 4" x 3.75" front to back.

 
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Salter No 11t Egg Balance



Kenrick Mrs Potts Convex Soled Iron
Kenrick Mrs Potts Convex Soled Iron
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Original, quality late 19th century, appears unused Kenrick Mrs Potts Convex Soled box iron with the original shaped heating slug. This is the first we have seen of the convex sole variant and I can find little reference to it in old catalogues. The hinged body has a black ceramic knob to the catch and the original shaped ash 'D' shaped handle. The heat shield beneath the ash handle is embossed for A. Kenrick & Sons Ltd West Bromwich, the manufacturer and all is complete and in superb condition and cleaned and lacquered.

Body 7" x 3.5".

Total 6" tall.

Slug 5" x 2" x 1.5".

 
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Winfield Postal Balance
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Original, quality brass postal balance of the candlestick form with a decorative pressed brass circular plinth, a cylindrical body and a small circular sprung plate to the top. The body is embossed for the manufacturer "R.W Winfield Birmingham" and the scale is calibrated to weigh up to 4oz for the years from 1840 to 1870. All is in the original unpolished finish, fully overhauled and complete and in good and working order.

6.5" tall.

3.25" diam of plinth.

Top pan diam 1.75".

 
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Winfield Postal Balance



Folding Garden Bench
Folding Garden Bench
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Original, quality 1930's wooden slatted folding wrought iron garden bench. This useful bench will fold flat as in the picture to ease storage when not in use but is very firm when in use. The seat has seven shaped wooden slats, and the back has two wide ones. All is in the old weathered green finish and complete and in good and working order and very comfortable.

67" long x 31" tall at back.

16.5" tall at seat from ground.

20" front to back.

 
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Huge Cast Iron Ceiling Rose
Original, quality, late 19th century, very decorative large cast iron ceiling rose, with great detail in relief of acanthus leaves and flowers. The front has been painted in a variety of colours to highlight the detail, but could be repainted of course and the reverse has a registration lozenge mark for the years 1842 - 1883. This item has four countersunk screw holes for mounting.

30.5" x 2.5" front to back.

A centre hole 1.25" diameter.

 
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Huge Cast Iron Ceiling Rose



Siddons Oval Cast Iron Kettle
Siddons Oval Cast Iron Kettle
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Original, quality late 19th century oval shaped cast iron kettle with the original brass handle and brass oval lid. The underside is impressed "J&J Siddons No3 West Bromwich, 6 pints". All has been cleaned and lacquered, although the lacquer may be removed at no extra cost and is complete and in good and working order. An unusual kettle to find today.

11.5" tall x 8" wide.

13" long including spout.

 
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Siddons 5 Quart Cast Iron Kettle
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Original, quality late 19th century cast iron kettle in near mint condition. The interior has the original pale blue enamelled lining with not a chip in sight and the exterior still has the original black finish. This example has the wrought iron handle over the top and the original tin lid with a cast iron knob. The underside is impressed for the manufacturer "J&J Siddons Hilltop West Bromwich, "No 5" and "5 Quants". A very, very clean kettle, ready to use and complete and in good and working order.

12.5" tall x 9" wide.

13" front to back including spout.

 
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Siddons 5 Quart Cast Iron Kettle



Pair of Holtfzapttel Razors
Pair of Holtfzapttel Razors
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Original, quality late 19th century pair of Sheffield steel open razors, with ivory side covers in the original fully fitted crocodile skin covered case. The outside of the box is marked in ink 'W.C.B' and the inside of the lid is detailed for " Holtfzapffel and Co London " the maker. Each blade is impressed Holtfzapttel and Co Haymarket, Sheffield Maker. All is perfect with not a chip or crack in sight, to either the blades or ivory side plates and perfect for use if required.

Case 7" x 2.5" x 1".

Razors closed 6.5" each.

 
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Set of 3 Miniature Siddons Flat Irons
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Original, quality set of three matching late 19th century superb tiny flat irons Nos 1, 2 and 3 sizes all impressed to the body "J&J Siddons" and to the handle "Rd No 573" for the year 1884. All have been cleaned and lacquered and are complete and in superb order. The number 3 is the hardest to find.

Largest 3" x 1.75" x 2.75" tall.

Smallest 2.75" x 1.5" x 2" tall.

 
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Set of 3 Miniature Siddons Flat Irons



Exide Battery Promotional Desk Tidy
Exide Battery Promotional Desk Tidy
Original, quality pre-war miniature motor car battery in bakelite with a hinged top lid, produced for 'Exide', a major manufacturer of batteries for vehicles by "Lorival of Southall". This well proportioned scaled down example was presumably issued as a promotional item probably for use as a desk tidy. One chip to the bakelite otherwise complete and in good order.

2.75" tall x 3.5" x 2".

 
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Set of 5 Doulton Harvest Jugs
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Set of five original quality two tone, glazed harvest jugs in graduated sizes, manufactured by Doulton & Co Lambeth and all impressed to the front 'Mr and Mrs Dunn June 11th 1905'. Each jug is two tone with dark glaze to the upper half and buff coloured to the lower and all are decorated with applied reliefs of gents drinking and smoking and of a horse with a rider and hounds chasing a stag. All are complete and the largest and smallest are perfect but the other three do have some damage which does not detract from their appearance. The largest of the three with some damage has a star crack to the front, hardly visible. The second has a chip and short hairline to the top rim and a horizontal hairline to the front and the third has chips to the rim only. All the decoration and the glaze otherwise is perfect, sharp and bright. The underside is impressed with an oval mark detailing 'Doulton & Co Lambeth'. A super set of jugs, great lookers and really in lovely condition considering.

Tall 7.25", 6.5", 5.75", 5.25" and 3".

Price is for the set.

 
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Set of 5 Doulton Harvest Jugs



Circular Enamel Warning Notice
Circular Enamel Warning Notice
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Original, quality circa 1900 / 1920's circular red on white enamel sign in very near mint condition. This example apparently was from the rear exterior of a tram and is detailed in upper cased text "Caution to ride or hang to the back of this vehicle is dangerous and strictly forbidden". Also detailed "British Made". The reverse is as clean and as exciting and the front.

12" diam. 
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Wrought Iron Garden Bench
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Original, quality circa 1900 / 1920's blacksmith made wrought iron park / garden bench with slatted and riveted ironwork and shaped arms to each end. All in old black paintwork, a good sturdy four seater in super condition and ready for use.

72"x 31" tall at back.

1" front to back

16" tall at front of seat.

 
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Wrought Iron Garden Bench



Pair of Pierced Brass Fenders
Pair of Pierced Brass Fenders
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Original, quality matching pair of circa 1900, pierced brass fenders, a little different in dimensions, but otherwise identical with rolled over top trims, shaped bead to the plinth and a vertical pierced design. All polished and lacquered, although the lacquer may be removed at no extra cost and complete and in good and working order.

Larger 28.75" x 10.75" x 5.25" tall.

Other 26.25" x 10.75" x 5.25" tall.

 
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Electric Indicator Board
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Original, quality electric indicator board circa 1900, in a teak cabinet with eight windows on a black glazed panel with black and white diagonal striped indicators. The windows are each detailed above "Dining Room", "Drawing Room", "Morning Room", "Bedroom No 1" and "Bedrooms" 2, 3, 4 and 5. The top of the panel is also detailed for the supplier (fitter) "W. Beuttell Landport". This superb example also has a gilded decorative line to the glass around the edge and an integral. Polished and lacquered brass bell, although the lacquer may br removed at no extra cost. All has been fully overhauled and is complete and in good and working order.

18.5" x 18.5" including bell x 3.5" front to back.

 
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Electric Indicator Board



The Merritt Brass Bar Corkpuller
The Merritt Brass Bar Corkpuller
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Original, quality late 19th century cast brass Pub Counter Corkpuller. This superb example has a wrought iron adjustable clamp for mounting to a bar top, shelf or table. The main body is impressed "The Merritt" to the brass and the clamp and the pull up and down handle has an original turned "ebony" grip, which is standard but special. To operate, the ebony grip needs to start at the top. The first pull down will twist the helix into the cork, retract the handle and the cork will be extracted from the bottle. Follow the same action again and the cork will be ejected. A smooth operation, corks are pulled from the bottle easily without a fuss. The internal mechanism will need an occasional oil using the hole on the upper surface halfway up. Fully overhauled, polished and lacquered, although the lacquer may be removed at no extra cost and complete and in good and working order. A beautiful corkpuller in use.

Total with handle down 16" x 12" x 3.5".

Total with handle up 22.5" x 14" x 3.5".

 
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Recessed Brass Door Bolt
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Original, quality, late 19th century, heavy quality cast brass recessed door bolt with a replacement keep made to suit. This superb example, suitable for interior and exterior doors, has a sliding recessed tab to push the steel rod into the keep and has six countersunk screw holes for mounting and the keep plate has two. 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.

Bolt 8" x 1 3/8" keep.

Top of bolt plate 1.5" x 1 3/8".

 
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Recessed Brass Door Bolt



Flow Blue and White Ceramic Platter
Flow Blue and White Ceramic Platter
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Original, quality mid to late 19th century large oval ceramic meat platter in a "flow blue" colour on white. This super example has a design of cameos around the wide rim, each alternating one bird panel and one floral and the centre has a picture of a large "Highland Cattle Bull". The detail is a little blurred due to the "flow blue" effect, but all is perfect with no chips, cracks or blemishes otherwise. The underside has a manufacturers logo, also difficult to read (see picture). Complete and in good order.

19.25" x 16" x 2".

 
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Brass Crib Board
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Original, quality late 19th century casket shaped brass cribbage board with a drawer to the front with a groove for the pegs and a space for a set of playing cards. This super example has a shaped crib board mounted to the top with inlaid copper sections for the peg holes, waisted sides to the body and all mounted on four bun feet. All is complete and in good and working order, has been polished and lacquered, although the lacquer may be removed at no extra cost and is supplied with a set of four pegs turned to suit in brass.

9.25" x 4.25" x 2" tall.

 
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Brass Crib Board



Pair of Ceiling Mounted Electric Light Fittings
Pair of Ceiling Mounted Electric Light Fittings
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Original, quality pair of 1920's surface mounted cut glass and brass electric light fittings. This pair of very hard to find light fittings has good deep cut glass shades, with the original polished brass shade holder for mounting flush to the ceiling. Has been rewired with modern three core flex and new brass UK bulb holders. Fully overhauled, polished and lacquered, although the lacquer may be removed at no extra cost and complete and in good and working order.

8.5" tall.

8.75" diam of backplate.

 
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Large Sunlight Soap Enamel Sign
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Original, quality large enamel sign code dated for 1910 advertising "Sunlight Soap", "£1000 Guarantee of Purity" with a multi-coloured larger package of Sunlight Soap. An exceptional sign in exceptional condition with a very bright colour overall. Some chipping mainly to the outer edge and two pellet dents on the soap carton, otherwise complete and in good order.

36" x 27.25".

 
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Large Sunlight Soap Enamel Sign



Cranberry and Opaline Glass Lamp Shade
Cranberry and Opaline Glass Lamp Shade
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Original, quality 1920's bell shaped vaseline coloured glass electric light shade with a cranberry glass overlay and vertical opaline stripes. Will fit a standard modern UK bulb holder. Complete and in good order.

4" tall x 4.75" diam.

 
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Vaseline Glass Hall Lantern
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Original, quality 1920's cylindrical brass electric hall lantern in the original bronzed finish, with the original superb vaseline glass cylinder. A replacement bronzed ceiling rose and a length of similar chain is included and all has been rewired with modern three core silk covered flex and new brass UK bulb holder. Fully overhauled and complete and in good and working order.

Lantern 11" tall.

6" widest plus chain 13".

Ceiling rose 2" tall x 2.5" diam.

 
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Vaseline Glass Hall Lantern



Pair of Cased Kingfishers
Pair of Cased Kingfishers
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Original, quality 1920's pair of adult Kingfishers mounted by "J. King of Warminster" with good groundwork in a glazed fronted wooden cabinet. The interior walls are painted a creamy white. The birds, in particular, are in superb condition, good and bright with no fading and no signs of mite. The case exterior has been repainted black and all is complete and in good order.

11.25" x 9" x 4.75" front to back.

 
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Small Galvanised Bucket
Original, quality very small late 19th century galvanised bucket of the normal construction but only 4.5" tall and in super condition. Probably manufactured for use as a drip bucket under stationary engines. Complete and in good and working order.

8" tall with handle up plus 5.5" down.

6.5" widest.

3.75" base.

 
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Small Galvanised Bucket



The Ambulance Enamel Sign
The Ambulance Enamel Sign
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Original, quality pre-war white enamel sign detailing in black text instructions concerning the use of an ambulance entitled "How to use the Ambulance". Some chipping to the edges of the enamel plus three small areas touched in with paint a long time ago, otherwise a very bright and unusual sign.

24" x 16".

 
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Copper Cookpot
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Original, quality, 18th or early 19th century, circular, copper, bellied shaped cookpot, with a blacksmith made wrought iron swing handle and a copper lid with a strap handle. This good heavy example has dovetailed seams to the side and underside of the pan and a most unusual seam around the lid. Some very minor dents and pitting, both consistent with age, otherwise in truely amazing condition. Polished and lacquered, although the lacquer may be removed at no extra cost.

11.5" tall with handle down.

16.5" tall with handle up.

15" widest.

 
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Copper Cookpot



Large Cast Iron Door Knocker
Large Cast Iron Door Knocker
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Original, quality mid 19th century very detailed and large cast iron door knocker with a replacement knocking stud made to suit and replacement threaded bolts and nuts fitted. This superb example has two entwining stylised fish either side of a bearded head and another pair of mythical beasts devouring the tails of the fish. The reverse is impressed with the registration lozenge mark for the year 1842 and also 'No 1692' and '22' both in script for the model numbers. This example is detailed in the Kenrick Catalogue of 1876 but it has the code number 299. All has been cleaned and lacquered and is complete and in good and working order. A most unusual cast iron door knocker, the first we have seen and a huge one at that.

9.5" drop x 6.25" widest.

2.5" front to back.

 
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Double Brass Coathook
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Original, quality 1920's cast brass double coat hook ( side by side ) with an oval backplate with three countersunk screw holes for mounting. Polished and lacquered, although the lacquer may be removed at no extra cost. Complete and in good and working order.

Backplate 1.5" x 1".

Total 3" wide x 2" tall.

1" front to back.

 
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Double Brass Coathook



Walnut Hallstand
Walnut Hallstand
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Hudsons Soap Enamel Advert
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Hudsons Soap Enamel Advert



5 Piece Carving Set
5 Piece Carving Set
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Original, quality late 19th century five piece steel meat carving set in the original fitted pale walnut case. The box interior is lined in red velvet to the base and red silk to the lid. The set comprises a joint carving knife and fork, a poultry carving knife and fork and a sharpening steel. The knives have "Scimitar" shaped blades, both etched "L&S Sheffield Best Cast Steel", the sharpening steel is impressed "Cast Steel" and the forks have good spring guards. A very clean set showing very little, if any, signs of use, complete and in good and working order. Remember, these pieces of cutlery are steel, not stainless steel, and will keep a very sharp edge, but they dislike water or moisture; just wipe and dry them thoroughly. The exterior of the top of the box has an inset brass plate for engraving and some scratches and scuffs.

Box 17.5" x 8.5" x 1.75".

Price is for the set.

 
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Double Brass Hat and Coat Hooks
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Pair of original, quality, late 19th century, large and heavy most unusual twin branch hat / coat hooks, probably continental. Each horizontal hat peg has an acanthus seed pod to the tip with a ball on top. Both the hooks are mounted with a finial above and below and onto the circular backplate with two screw holes for fixing to the wall. All have been polished and lacquered, although the lacquer may be removed at no extra cost and are complete and in good and working order. 
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Double Brass Hat and Coat Hooks



Benson Brass and Copper Electric Side Lamp
Benson Brass and Copper Electric Side Lamp
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Original, quality 1920's brass and copper serious Art and Crafts electric side lamp with twin branches with suspended pendant shade holders. This very pleasing electric light has a brass central stem mounted on a square plinth with bun feet and two sinewy and curved copper arms supporting the pendant / bulb holders and shades. The pair of copper rosettes are included in the price but the shades are not but may be available ref code: S368 at £700 the pair. This fabulous light has been rewired with modern three core silk covered flex, new brass UK bulb holders, in-line switch and a three pin plug. Fully overhauled, polished and lacquered, although the lacquer may be removed at no extra cost. We feel this light was designed by W.A.S Benson, although it is not stamped as such.

19.5" tall x 14" excluding shades.

Base 5" square.

Total 7" front to back excluding shades.

 
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Pair of Mounted Cow Horns Obelisks
Original, quality pair of 1920's cow horns individually mounted on turned beech wood circular plinths each with three bun feet. These horns mounted as ornaments are probably continental but most unusual. Some blemishes and short cracks to the horns and some of the original colour to the plinths. Complete and in good order otherwise.

Plinths 6" diam.

18" tall.

 
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Pair of Mounted Cow Horns Obelisks



Pair of Enamel Signs
Pair of Enamel Signs
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Original, quality pair of 1920's enamel signs detailing "Uniforms & Liveries" and "Tailors & Outfitters". A most unusual find. Some rusting to the edges but basically complete. 
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Siddons Wrought Iron Saucepan Stand
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Original, quality late 19th century ten tier blacksmith made wrought iron saucepan stand, each shelf has the front strap impressed "Siddons No 1" to "Siddons No 10" and designed to display their full range of cast iron circular saucepans. Each shelf also has two side hooks to hold the lids and the top has a plate to fix it to a beam. Some repairs to the lower section and all has been cleaned and repainted black. Complete and in good and working order.

72" tall.

 
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Siddons Wrought Iron Saucepan Stand



Shop Counter Glass Change Slope
Shop Counter Glass Change Slope
Original, quality 1930's moulded glass change slope as used on shop counters for the shopkeeper to place the customer,s change on. This example is advertising Player's navy cut cigarettes and detailing "Ask for Player's and look for the lifebuoy trade mark". Three small chips to the lower rim to one side, otherwise all is complete and in good order.

6.75" square.

1.75" tall at the back.

 
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Huge Fist and Bar Brass Door Pull
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Original, quality late 19th cenutry huge brass exterior door pull in the realistic form of a fist gripping a bar or a document roll with the original circular backplate with two concealed countersunk screw holes for mounting and a replacement threaded steel square with nut and washer. This door pull probably started life as a huge door handle for a strongroom or very large safe and now is ideal as a turning handle or a door pull. Cleaned and polished and complete and in good and working order. A magnicficent handle the largest we have seen of this form.

Backplate 4" diam.

Total 5.7" wide.

3.5" front to back plus bar 4.25".

 
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Huge Fist and Bar Brass Door Pull



Mahogany Globe Wernicke Stacking Bookcase
Mahogany Globe Wernicke Stacking Bookcase
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Original, quality circa 1900, five piece mahogany stacking bookcase with leaded glass up and over doors to the three sections. This unusual example has the base plinth with an integral drawer, a taller glazed section, two other shorter matching sections and the top cover. All is original and each glazed section has a transfer label on the back panel viewed from the front. All in the original finish and all stacking together easily. Complete and in good and working order.

Set up 49.5" tall x 34" wide.

Base 14.5" front to back.

Top 12" front to back.

 
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Early Brass Oil Can
Original, quality early 19th century or perhaps a little older, all brass oil can in the original unpolished green finish. This super example has a cylindrical body on four ball feet with a circular screw off filler cap to the top, a long tapered and curved spout to the front and a circular rope twist handle with finger rests top and bottom. This is the first we have seen and all is complete and in good and working order.

16" long.

3" wide.

5" tallest.

 
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Early Brass Oil Can



Set of Brass Fire Irons on Stand
Set of Brass Fire Irons on Stand
Regd date 1883

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Wirework Nursery Fender
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Original, quality mid 19th century, wirework nursery fender / spark guard. This unusually small spark guard has a steel floor to the base, a brass top rail and wirework swags under the brass rail. All has been cleaned and repainted black and the brass polished and lacquered, although the lacquer may be removed at no extra cost. All is complete and in good and working order.

Exterior 21.5" tall x 29.5" wide x 8" front to back.

Interior 28" wide x 7.5" front to back.

 
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Wirework Nursery Fender



Winchester County Weights
Winchester County Weights
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Original, quality part set of 5 matching mid 19th century bell shaped cast brass County Weights, 14lb, 7lb, 4lb, 2lb, & 1lb. These superb run of weights are all engraved to the front "Borough of Winchester 1847" and stamped "966". The top grips are engraved in script "14lb Avoir" 7lb Avoir and so on and on the shoulders and handle bases are stamped with a multiple of customs stamps and dates of when these were checked for the correct weight. This weights are referred to as County Weights for these were used by the Weights and Measures Office to check the scales and weights of all Traders and Shop Keepers in the area of Winchester to ensure they were accurate for use when selling goods. These weights here were part of a longer set to include 56lb, 28lb and 8 ounces to ¼ ounce. Polished and lacquered, although the lacquer may be removed at no extra cost and complete and in good order and very hard to find. 
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Copper Jelly Mould
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Original, quality late 19th century oval shaped copper jelly mould stamped '135' for the model. This very clean three tier mould is a most unusual example, the first we have seen, with eight hearts to the top, vertical finger forms beneath and a deep plinth rim. No dents, good internal tinning and ready for use if required. Polished and lacquered, although the lacquer may be removed at no extra cost and complete and in good and working order.

4.25" tall.

6.75" x 4.5".

 
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Copper Jelly Mould



Jasper Dip Cheese Dish and Cover
Jasper Dip Cheese Dish and Cover
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Original, quality late 19th century blue and white jasper dip ceramic circular cheese dish and cover. This superb example has white applied oak leaf and acorn decoration around the rim of the base and the base of the cover. The cover also has a white applied detailed scene of horses, riders, and foxhounds at the kill of a fox, this scene is repeated. The top of the cover has an acorn shaped finial grip with a breathing hole through the centre. This super example has never seen a Stilton cheese before, is unused, and complete and in perfect condition. The underside of the base is impressed "B.P and Co" for the maker Brownhills Pottery and is not Wedgwood as you may think at first glance.

Base 12" x 1.75.

Top 8.25" x 9" diam.

Total 9.5" tall.

 
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Copper Coal Helmet
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Original, quality late 19th century very decorative copper coal helmet with a highly embossed top and lid, cast brass handle supports with a turned ebony grip and the original copper shovel with brass and ebony mounts. The shovel slides in a slot to the top of the coal helmet. This very elegant helmet is a top of the range model and is complete and in super condition with minor dents only, consistent with very little use. Polished and lacquered, although the lacquer may be removed at no extra cost and complete and in good and working order.

22" tall including shovel.

19.5" front to back.

13.5" wide.

Foot 9.5" diam.

 
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Copper Coal Helmet



Leather Photo Frame Black Watch Scottish Regiment
Leather Photo Frame Black Watch Scottish Regiment
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Original, quality pre war superb brown leather covered photo frame with an easel type back stand and a shot silk covering to the reverse. The back will remove by turning the clips to gain access to change a photograph. The front is mounted with a cap badge of the Scottish Black Watch Regiment and apart from a couple of minor scratches to the leather front, all is complete and in good order.

18.75" tall x 11.75" wide.

8" front to back with stand open plus 0.5" closed flat.

Visible picture 14" x 9.5".

 
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Brass Customs Padlock with Key
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Original, quality, late 19th century, heavy cast brass padlock for Customs use. The main body is impressed for the manufacturer "Walsall Locks of Birmingham" and the front sealing cover is impressed "C and E" with a crown between and the sliding cover to the keyhole is stamped "C383". This padlock needs to be locked before the sealing cover can be closed over and likewise the padlock can be unlocked with the key, but the key needs to be removed to gain entry to behind the sealing cover. This padlock was manufactured for use by Customs officals to insert a recorded ticket behind the sealing cover. A most unusual padlock and the first we have seen. A replacement nickel key has been made to fit, all is now complete and in good and working order and has been polished and lacquered, although the lacquer may be removed at no extra cost.

3.75" x 2 plus 1" front to back.

 
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Brass Customs Padlock with Key



Set of 7 Kenrick Cast Iron Weights
Set of 7 Kenrick Cast Iron Weights
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Original, quality late 19th century set of seven circular cast iron stacking weights from 4lb down to 1oz. This superb set are embossed "AK & Sons" for the manufacturer A Kenrick & Sons of West Bromwich and with an embossed design to the outer rim with the relevant weights. These are the most decorated sets produced by Kenrick & Sons and in superb condition. Polished and lacquered and complete.

Stack 4" tall x 5" widest.

 
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Brass Grocers Scales and Weights
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Original, quality 1920's all brass grocer's / chemists' shop counter scales on the original rectangular shaped mahogany plinth with a stack of old circular brass weights from 2lb down to half an ounce. This brass 'beam' scale will dismantle into ten pieces, plus the weights to ease storage. All has been polished and lacquered, although the lacquer may be removed at no extra cost. Fully overhauled and complete and in good and working order.

22.5" tall.

Base 20" x 10" x 1.25".

Total length 21".

Weights 3.5" diam.

3" tall.

 
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Brass Grocers Scales and Weights



Avery Parcel Scale
Avery Parcel Scale
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Original, quality circa 1900 / 1920's all brass parcel balance stamped to the top for the makers "W&T Avery Ltd Birmingham". This super example is the first we have seen of this model. The scale is mounted on a rectangular shaped plinth in mahogany with two cast brass cup side handles and cut-outs to take the original set of nine brass nesting weights and 1 x 20 grams standing weight. The nesting weights are marked accordingly from 4lb to ¼ ounce and the five larger ones are stamped for "Avery Ltd". 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.

Plinth 14" x 11" x 1.5".

Total 15.5" x 11" x 6.5" tall.

 
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Pair of Brass Tea Caddies
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Original, quality pair of late 19th century cylindrical brass storage canisters, with shaped and raised plinths and hinged lids. These were possibly shop tobacco jars or tea caddies. The interiors are tinned, and the lids are hinged to the rear section of the tops. All has been polished, and lacquered and are complete and in good order with no dents or damage.. These are the first we have seen.

8.5" tall x 7" diam base.

6" diam top rim.

 
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Pair of Brass Tea Caddies



GWR Blanket
GWR Blanket
Original, quality 1930's, deep maroon coloured blanket, decorated with the circular logo for The Great Western Railway. This example is bright in colour but has moth damage in several areas. Nevertheless, a great souvenir of this great railway. The Great Western Railway (GWR) was also nick-named God's Wonderful Railway (GWR) and Go When Ready (GWR).

60" x 68".

 
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Cast Iron Railway Sign
Original, quality late 19th century rectangular shaped heavy cast iron sign with cast in relief upper cased text detailing "Passengers are Requested to Cross the line by the Bridge". This unusual sign with a routered type border design and four holes for mounting has been cleaned and repainted with white on black gloss and is the first we have seen. Complete and in good order.

43.5" x 18.5" x 0.75".

 
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Cast Iron Railway Sign



Dairy Yoke with Chains
Dairy Yoke with Chains
Original, quality, milkmaid's dairy yoke, circa 1900, complete with the original hooks and chains. This yoke, in beech, has a few worm holes, but has been well treated and the chains cleaned and lacquered. Part way down the chains are the adjustment hooks to ensure the length is correct for carrying the milk buckets, for ideally, the dairy maid would be holding the milk pails at a level for the yoke to take a share of the weight. A super clean yoke and chain, complete and in good and working order.

Yoke 36" x 7" x 2.5".

Hooks and chains 35" x 2".

 
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Trench Art Coal Scoop
Original, quality First World War brass shell case 'Trench Art' decorated and worked to form a miniature coal helmet with a strap handle over and bullet tip legs. The end plate is detailed "Magdeburg Oct 1918" and 'Polte'. Polished and lacquered and in good order.

5" tall with handle up.

6.5" long.

3.5" wide base of shell case.

 
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Trench Art Coal Scoop



Callow and Son Copper Hunt Horn
Callow and Son Copper Hunt Horn
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Original, quality 1920's copper hunting horn of a most unusual form with a nickel neck and mouthpiece and three nickel bands to the body. This example is impressed "Callow & Son 16 Mount St. London W". Polished and lacquered, although the lacquer may be removed at no extra cost. Some very minor dents, otherwise complete and in good and working order, with a good loud tone.

9" long.

2" diam mouth.

 
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Expanding Home Office
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Original, quality 1960's fold up office unit for the study. This superb example, a little late for my normal stock but an amazing piece of kit, was purchased new in 1963 by the previous owners. The lock is marked "Elzett Made in Hungary" and comes with a key. The exterior is finished in a medium coloured veneer and the interior in very pale maple. All is complete and in good and working order and very, very clean.

Closed 32" wide x 45" tall plus 21" front to back.

Fully open 64" wide.

30" front to back.

 
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Expanding Home Office



Brass Plumbob
Brass Plumbob
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Original, quality late 19th century medium sized turned brass plumb bob with a screw off top cap to retain the line. This example has a steel point and is stamped "12" for the size. Polished and lacquered, although the lacquer may be removed at no extra cost. Complete and in good and working order.

5" x 2.25" wide.

 
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Brass Loo Door Lock Set
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Original, quality heavy cast brass loo door lock set circa 1900 / 1920's complete with all the necessary pieces. This was designed to be mounted on the outside of an inward opening door and is handed. When the coin is inserted, the locked door can be opened and when the bolt inside is slid to lock, another coin can not be inserted for another person to enter, only when the bolt is drawn back again to open can another person gain entry. Also when the bolt is slid either way the indicator will change from "Vacant" to "Engaged" and "vice versa". The two brass keeps and the keys are all replacements made to suit. 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, using old pennies. A super 1d in the slot brass loo lock of seven pieces and ten old pennies.

Lock box 13" x 4" x 1.25".

 
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Brass Loo Door Lock Set



Shop Counter Ginger Beer Dispenser, 2 available
Shop Counter Ginger Beer Dispenser, 2 available
Original, quality 1920's two tone glazed stoneware Shop Counter Ginger Beer dispenser of an unusual size. This scaled up example of an ordinary ginger beer, impressed "1 gall" has retained the original screw in stopper to the top, has a threaded front hole to the bottom to take a tap and is transfer decorated to the front and back for the manufacturer of the original contents "Melsoms home brewed Ginger Beer 16 Portland Road Holland Park". Absolutely in mint condition, with no chips blemishes or fading. The first we have seen of this model.

16" tall x 6.25" base diam.

 
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Copper Coffee Pot
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Original, quality mid 19th century copper coffee pot with a side spout, a hinged circular lid with a brass finial grip and a side handle with a turned and ebonised grip with a super heart shaped fixing mount to the handle. The sides of the body are sloping in towards the top, and the interior has good tinning. 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.

9.5" tall.

5.5" base diam.

8" wide including spout.

11.25" wide including side handle.

 
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Copper Coffee Pot



Mounted Red Deer Antlers
Mounted Red Deer Antlers
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French Flint 2 Piece Grindstone
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French Flint 2 Piece Grindstone



Norris 51 Smoothing Plane
Norris 51 Smoothing Plane
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Original, quality 1920's smoothing plane with a steel body, a brass lever cap, the original two piece cutting blade and the original mahogany infill with a closed grip to the rear. The 2.25" blades are marked "Wm Marples & Son", the lever cap "Norris 51 London" and the brass turn button adjuster to the top "Norris London" and the patent number for the year 1913. This plane has been well used showing scuffs and knocks to the wooden infill but is still in excellent condition, complete and in good working order. The steel has been cleaned and waxed, the wooden infill cleaned and refinished and the brass polished and lacquered, although the lacquer may be removed at no extra cost.

8.75" long x 6" tall plus 2.5/8" wide.

 
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Baden Powell Copper Kettle
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Original, quality superb copper kettle, with lid, circa 1900 / 1920. The underside is impressed with the logo for the manufacturer W. Souter and Sons of Birmingham and all is in super condition. Has been polished and lacquered, although the lacquer may be removed at no extra cost. But most of all look at the engraving to the shoulders and the finial to the lid, one side has two union flags, "October 17 1899" and "May 18 1900" and "B.P" for General Baden Powell. The other side is engraved "Mafeking". Baden Powell was successful in relieving the troops held down in "Mafeking", during the campaign wars in South Africa. Baden Powell was later renowned for setting up the Boy Scout Movement. This kettle is the first we have seen and initially I was not sure if the finial to the lid was a later addition but I believe it now to be original.

12" tall x 8" wide.

11.5" front to back including spout.

 
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Baden Powell Copper Kettle



Whitbread's Advertising Water Jug
Whitbread's Advertising Water Jug
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Original, quality pre-war ceramic water jug with a white interior, a peach coloured body with a chocolate brown handle and flared rim. This super example has 'Whitbread's' to each side in a ribbon swag over "Bottled Beers", and the front has a detailed picture of their trademark, a hind's head? Complete and in good and working order.

6.25" tall x 5" widest.

6.25" including handle.

 
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Large Deep 'D' Shaped Stone Trough
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Original, quality 18th or early 19th century deep stone trough with two holes drilled for drainage and a 'D' shape to one end . the squared end has a short crack to the corner that does not reach the floor. All has a good colour and covering of lichen to the outside and is complete and in good order, apart from the short crack.

Exterior 48" x 25" x 11" tall.

Interior 44" x 21" 9" deep.

 
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Large Deep 'D' Shaped Stone Trough



5 Brass and Ceramic Coat Hooks on Board
5 Brass and Ceramic Coat Hooks on Board
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Original, quality late 19th century wall mounted coatrack, all in the original finish. This super example has five matching brass hat and coat hooks with cast brass backplates and white ceramic finials. All mounted on a shaped walnut backboard in the original "wood grained" painted finish. Fix to wall by removing the end hooks, use the holes provided, then refit the coat hooks to conceal the wall screws. The hooks can be polished to shiny brass for no extra charge if required. All is complete and in good and working order.

Backboard 34.5" x 6" x 1".

Total including hooks 8.5" tall.

4.75" front to back.

 
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Pair of First World War Shell Cases
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Original, quality pair of First World War brass shell cases with the original projectiles. These examples are stamped to the underside "37-85. PD. PS. 218. 9.16" for 1916 and the other shell "37-85. P. D.PS. 7.12.14. H" for 1914. Polished and lacquered, although the lacquer may be removed at no extra cost and in good order.

6.5" tall.

1.75" base diam.

 
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Pair of First World War Shell Cases



Large Glazed Stoneware Mixing Bowl
Large Glazed Stoneware Mixing Bowl
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Original, quality large late 19th century glazed stoneware mixing bowl with a beaded embossed band, an impressed '6' for the size and "Price of Bristol" for the maker. A most unusual mixing bowl the first we have seen. Complete and in good and working order.

14.75" top diam.

6.75" tall.

 
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Fully Converted Railway Wall Telephone
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Original, quality wall telephone produced by Gent of Leicester and introduced around the 1920's as a railway telephone. The primary function was to be an intercom between stations and generally situated in the signal box. This example has been fully restored and converted to work perfectly on a standard modern B.T. telephone line. During the current restoration and conversion this telephone has been completely disassembled and cleaned, some parts and the cords have been renewed, and full details of the work carried out, with a list of replacement parts fitted is included with this item, as well as photos of before and after restoration. All is now complete and in good and working order.

Backplate 11.5" x 6".

Total 7" front to back.

 
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Fully Converted Railway Wall Telephone



Sycamore Dairy Bowl
Sycamore Dairy Bowl
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Original, quality late 19th century sycamore dairy bowl with two old splits now well repaired with wooden butterfly wedges. This super example has a good overall two tone colour, no wormholes and all is now complete and in good order.

18" diam x 3.5" tall.

 
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Nickel Coaching Horn
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Original, quality late 19th century telescopic coaching horn in nickel. This unusual example will slide down into half its length and is detailed to the flared end for the maker "Kohler & Son 118 Victoria Street Westminster (from Covent Garden)". All has been polished and lacquered and is complete and in good and working order with no dents or cracks. A super example.

Full length 30".

Short length 20.5" x 2.75".

 
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Nickel Coaching Horn



Pair of Tench by Cooper
Pair of Tench by Cooper
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Original, quality, circa 1900, mounted brace of Tench in a bow fronted glazed cabinet with glazed end panels. This super example has all the quality and realism of a Cooper mount but no detailed label to that effect, however the label does detail who caught them and where and the weights. "Caught by T.Potter, July 15th, 1901 Weights 4lbs and 4lb 2ozs". Again great groundwork typical of Cooper. The exterior of the case has been cleaned and repainted black and the original wire loops are intact for wall mounting. Complete and in good order.

Cabinet 39" x 15.5" tall plus loop.

8" front to back at centre of bow front.

 
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Chinoiserie Electric Standard Lamp
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Original, quality 1920's wooden electric standard lamp finished in a lacquered chinoiserie design with a tapered stem and a circular base. The decorative chinoiserie finish is rubbed in places and has some missing here and there, but overall this lamp is generally in good condition, most unusual and complete and in good and working order. The shade is for display only.

Excluding shade fixed height 65".

Base 14" diam.

 
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Chinoiserie Electric Standard Lamp



Frys Advertising Mirror
Frys Advertising Mirror
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Original, quality 1920's fry's advertising mirror in the original frame. The ply backboard has been replaced with another similar for the original was wormy. This super mirror is detailed "Frys Chocolate by appointment, Makers to T.M. the King & Queen" (being King George V) and "Makers to H.M. Queen Alexandra." This also has the Royal Coat of Arms in colour to the centre and "300 gold medals and c". Some very minor blemishes to the edges of the mirror, otherwise all is complete and in good and working order.

Exterior frame 29.75" x 12" x 1" front to back.

Usuable mirror 27" x 9.25".

 
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Pair of 4.5" Brass Door Bolts
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Pair of original, quality circa 1900, Scottish pattern cast pink brass surface mounted door bolts with replacement keeps made to suit. These unusual examples have three countersunk screw holes for mounting and the keep has two. Other matching brass door bolts, but larger may well be available ref code: DB536 and DB537. Fully overhauled, polished and lacquered, although the lacquer may be removed at no extra cost and complete and in good and working order.

Bolt 4.5" x 1.25" x 0.5" front to back.

Keep 1.25" x 5/8".

 
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Pair of 4.5



Pair of Bateys Ginger Beer Enamel Signs
Pair of Bateys Ginger Beer Enamel Signs
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Original, quality pair of 1930's brightly coloured enamel advertising signs for Batey's Ginger Beer and other soft drinks. Both signs have red text on a white background with red border. One details "Drink Batey's Ginger Beer At Meals & The Other Lemonade, Soda Water, Ginger Beer, Kola etc. One Quality, the Best". One is detailed to the bottom edge "Bruton Palmers Green" in small print and the other "Chromo Wolverhampton". Some damage to the enamel only on the top two corners and top mounting hole to one and to the top mounting hole only to the other. Seriously good looking signs with great colour.

30" x 20" each.

 
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Pair of Brass Shelf Brackets
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Original, quality pair of 1920's cast brass shelf brackets, each with three countersunk screw holes to the backplate for mounting and an upturn to the front to stop the shelf slipping forward. This pair of brackets have decorative curled supports and all has been polished and lacquered, although the lacquer may be removed a no extra cost and are complete and in good and working order. The first brass shelf brackets we have seen for a long time.

6.25" tall x 0.5" wide x 6.5" front to back.

Will take a shelf 6.25" front to back.

 
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Pair of Brass Shelf Brackets



Cut Glass Oil Lamp
Cut Glass Oil Lamp
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Original, quality 1920's all in one cut glass oil side lamp with an original brass twin 1" wick burner with gallery and a glass chimney. Good wear marks to the underside of this lamp. Fully overhauled, the brass polished and lacquered, although the lacquer may be removed at no extra cost and complete and in good and working order. The glass chimney is included in the price, the shade is not included but may be available; see our "Lamp Shades" section, item code OS121.

24" tall with chimney.

16" tall without chimney.

6.5" base diam.

 
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Hipkins Small Fireproof Safe
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Original, quality 1920's small fireproof safe in the original paintwork inside and out. The exterior is very, very dark green almost black to the top, back and sides and the door is more natural green with original red coachlining. The interior is again in original paint in a contrasting light green with a small drawer to the floor and an original transfer for the supplier / retailer in Liverpool and the drawer has brass fittings and one key. The door has retained all its original brass fittings with a drop bar handle, a sliding up keyhole cover with an embossed coat of arms and a circular pressed brass maker's plate in the original matt gilt finish detailing "E. Hipkins & Co Kateshill Works Dudley" and with an embossed coat of arms matching the keyhole cover. The brass handle and key cover have been polished and lacquered, although the lacquer may be removed at no extra cost. The locks have been fully overhauled and two keys are provided for the door and all is complete and in good and working order. A real beauty.

Exterior 19.75" tall x 13.75" plus 15.25" front to back.

Interior 10" tall x 7.5" plus 7.25" front to back plus drawer.

 
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Hipkins Small Fireproof Safe



Large Stone Sink
Large Stone Sink
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Original, quality late 18th or early 19th century rectangular shaped stone sink, with a drain hole to the floor with an inset square wrought iron grille. A good weathered colour. In good clean condition and complete and in good order.

Exterior 50" x 26" x tall 7.5".

Interior 46" x 22" x 5" deep.

 
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Mahogany Childs High Chair / Low Chair
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Original, quality 1930's / 40's all mahogany and fruitwood child's high chair with a lift out tray to the front and footboards and the facility to fold the chair over and down to lock up as a low chair on wheels with a play surface with counting beads to the left and right. The original ivorine label is still fitted to the reverse and details "Millson's baby cars and carriages, 303 Oxford St London. W". All is in the original finish and complete and in good and working order. Some signs of use to the tray top and seat top, otherwise all very presentable and usable.

41" tall when up as a high chair.

Spread of feet 20" x 20".

27" tall when down.

Max size 33.5" x 20.5".

 
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Mahogany Childs High Chair / Low Chair



Mounted Snowy Owl
Mounted Snowy Owl
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Original, quality 1920's, adult snowy owl superbly mounted on a rock with good groundwork and a good lifelike apparance. This specimen is mounted within a fully glazed cabinet to the four sides and top and mounted on an oak plinth with block feet. Probably the most handsome bird I have had to date and all is complete and in good order.

Case 13.5" x 11.75".

Plinth 14.75" x 13.5".

Total height 28".

 
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Horseshoe Shaped Coatrack
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Original, quality, late 19th century, carved oak coatrack in a horseshoe form, with a diamond shaped bevelled mirror to the centre and five cast iron hat or coathooks in the original bronzed finish. The mirror is a little smokey, but not damaged and all is complete and in good order. An unusual coatrack well worth looking into.

Frame 29.25" x 22" x 1" front to back.

4.75" front to back including hook.

 
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Horseshoe Shaped Coatrack



24
24" Brass Recessed Door Bolt
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Original, quality late 19th century all brass recessed door bolt with a replacement keep plate made to suit. This extra long example as five countersunk screw holes to the faceplate, one each to the top and the keep, a surface mounted turned finial / grip and a wrought iron concealed rod. All has been polished and lacquered, although the lacquer may be removed at no extra cost. Fully overhauled and is complete and in good and working order.

Bolt 24" x 0.75".

Top plate plus keep 1.5" x 0.75".

 
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8oz Avery Ceramic Weight
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Original, quality circa 1900, white ceramic "8oz" grocers' / butchers' counter weight. This super example although cracked in several places has no chips or other blemishes and has retained a good clean colour. This is detailed in blue / green in a band around the base, "W & T Avery Birmingham" in a swag style logo and "Imperial 8oz" to the top.

2 1/8" diam.

2" tall.

 
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8oz Avery Ceramic Weight



Lion Cast Iron Door Knocker
Lion Cast Iron Door Knocker
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Original, quality mid 19th century large cast iron door knocker in the form of a realistic lions face with a mane. This superb example has the original cast iron square nuts and threaded rods and has a replacement cast iron circular knocking stud included. All has been cleaned and repainted black and is complete and in good and working order.

Total 9.5" tall x 5.5" wide.

1.5" front to back.

 
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6 Branch Brass Electric Light Fitting
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Original, quality 1920's cast brass six branch electric light fitting with a spherical body with six downward facing shaped arms. Has been rewired with modern three core silk covered flex and new brass UK bulb holders. Fully overhauled, polished and lacquered, although the lacquer may be removed at no extra cost. A most unusual form, the first we have seen. All is complete and in good and working order. The shades are not included in the price, but may be available; see our "Lamp Shades" section, item code: S366.

20" tall excluding shades.

23" widest excluding shades plus 16" chain.

Original rose 4" x 4" diam.

 
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6 Branch Brass Electric Light Fitting



Ceramic Tin and Copper Bain Marie
Ceramic Tin and Copper Bain Marie
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Original, quality circa 1900 tin bain marie saucepan set with three cream coloured graduated ceramic pans with steel lids, side handles, two end loop carry handles and a sheet copper floor. As has been cleaned and lacquered, although the lacquer may be removed at no extra cost. Appears unused and is perfect with not a blemish or damage in sight. A most unusual set. Complete and in good and working order.

Pan 17" x 6" x 6" tall.

Total 7" tall including saucepans.

 
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Mahogany Wellington Chest of Drawers
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Original, quality seven drawer mahogany Wellington chest circa 1900, in the original finish. This example has seven graduated drawers, each with a pair of brass drop handles in the original old lacquer finish as is the cabinet. A very clean chest of drawers with the original locking upright bar and key to the right hand side. Some minor scratches overall, otherwise all is complete and in good and working order.

45.5" x 22" wide.

16.5" front to back at the top.

 
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Mahogany Wellington Chest of Drawers



Swaine and Brigg Flask and Sandwich Box
Swaine and Brigg Flask and Sandwich Box
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Original, quality 1920's near unused very clean leather saddle case with a spirit flask and double hinged sandwich box. This super example is complete with side straps for saddle mounting with nickel buckles. The sandwich box is marked to the inside for the manufacturer / retailer "Swaine & Brigg London", "Made in England" and "EPBM" for electroplated Brittania Metal. All is complete, near mint and suitable for use if required. The best we have had.

6.5" tall x 6" x 1.75" front to back.

 
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Colchester Rose Garden Advert Pencil
Original, quality flat pencil in sleeve, issued at the National Rose Society's Temple Show in 1902. The sleeve is advertising "Frank Cant & Co Brainswick Rose Garden Colchester. Complete and in good order.

3.5" x 3/8" x 1/8".

 
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Colchester Rose Garden Advert Pencil



Glass Fly Trap
Glass Fly Trap
Original, quality late 19th century circular shaped freeblown glass fly trap with a ground inner neck to the top, an applied top collar, three applied glass feet and a cut and polished facet decoration to the centre. This most unusual example may well have had a glass stopper, if so it is long gone; otherwise this is perfect with no chips or cracks. Complete and in good and working order.

5.5" tall x 6.5" widest.

 
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Copper Pipe Rack
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Original, quality, embossed sheet copper, wall mounted pipe rack of a serious Art Nouveau form, circa 1900. This example has two holes for mounting, six holes for the pipes and a deep embossed Art Nouveau poppy seed head detail, with a hammered finish. A good, old repair to the pipe holes, has been lacquered and all is complete and in good and working order.

7.5" x 4.5" x 1.25".

 
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Copper Pipe Rack



Pratts Map of Roads to Goodwood
Pratts Map of Roads to Goodwood
Original, quality multicoloured and detailed map produced in 1930 by "Pratts Petroleum Company" in the original narrow oak frame. This example is one of many different prints of maps painted by A.E Taylor and entitled " Pratts High Test plan of the Roads to Goodwood" with details of points of interest on the route from " London to Chichester". All is super condition with a repapered back incorporating the original Boots Picture Framing Dept paper label. Other maps in this set may well be available. Complete and in good order.

30.5" x 21" x 0.5" front to back.

 
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Brass Steam Whistle
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Original, quality late 19th century all brass steam whistle in the original unpolished green patinated finish, and originally from a factory. Complete and in good order and therefore one assumes it works. An unusual find today.

17" tall x 2.25" diam x 8" including lever.

 
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Brass Steam Whistle



Printers High Stool
Printers High Stool
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Original, quality late 19th century tall printers stool in fruitwood. This good example has square section legs with six stretchers and a super shaped rectangular seat. All in a great colour marked overall with old printers ink splashes. A very firm and solid high stool. Complete and in good order.

28" tall.

Seat top 15" x 12".

 
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Holophane Electric Light Fitting
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Original, quality multifaceted moulded glass 'Holophane' electric light fitting. This superb light, patented in 1909, has the original brass shade holder and has been rewired with modern three core silk covered flex and a new brass UK bulb holder. A length of new brass chain and a new replacement brass ceiling rose is included. Fully overhauled, polished and lacquered, although the lacquer may be removed at no extra cost and complete and in good and working order.

10" tall including holder.

16" chain plus 6" diam.

2" rose x 2.5" diam.

 
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Holophane Electric Light Fitting



Large Brass Letter Flap
Large Brass Letter Flap
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Original, quality 1930's / 40's heavy cast brass letter flap of good proportions. This heavy duty example of a plain form has a weighted flap with a replacement bar and springs and replacement threaded bars and nuts have been fitted. A great letter flap and difficult to find these larger ones in yellow brass. Complete and in good and working order.

Exterior 14" x 5.75" x 0.5".

Aperture 10" x 2.75".

Bolt centre 12".

 
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Huntley and Palmer Ceramic Biscuit Box
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Original, quality white ceramic biscuit box in the form of a chest of drawers manufactured expressly for Huntley and Palmer Biscuits of London Reading in 1905. This example is one of a series of twelve china 'casket' shaped and decorated to simulate a chest of drawers and each lid was decorated with a different nursery rhyme by the artist / illustrator Walter Savage Cooper 1863 / 1943. This example has a picture to the top of the lid entitled "There was a little man and he had a little gun", the underside of the lid has a panel detailing "Huntley & Palmer Biscuit Reading & London" and "Copyright Nursery Rhymes" and the underside of the base has the Royal Doulton Mark and the registration number for the years 1905 / 1906. Some rubbing to the green lines to the top rim of the body section consistent with general use, otherwise in mint condition with no chips or blemishes and complete. Why not collect all twelve for I have only ever seen three different.

5.5" tall x 7.25" x 4.5".

 
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Huntley and Palmer Ceramic Biscuit Box



Spiked Gate Guard
Spiked Gate Guard
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Original, quality 19th century blacksmith made wrought iron security mount for over a gate to prevent unwanted visitors. This superb work of art has a curved shallow arch form with mounting plates at each end with three screw holes to each and 26 square spikes looking very serious. Complete and in good order.

51" long x 14.5" tallest including spikes.

2" strapwork.

3.25" wide splayed mounts.

Each spike 3.5".

 
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8" Minton Pictorial Tile
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Original, quality 1920's, superb 8" glazed pictorial tile embossed to the reverse for the manufacturer "Mintons China Works, Stoke-on-Trent" and "Made in England". This larger than average tile is one of a set of 12 produced by Mintons and designed by J Moyr Smith depicting various scenes from Sir Walter Scott's novels, this one entitled "Fair Maid of Perth" and the scene "Bonthron Accuses Rothsay". Complete and perfect.

8" x 8" x 0.5".

 
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Pair of Huge Octagonal Door Handles
Pair of Huge Octagonal Door Handles
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Original, quality pair of late 19th century larger than average superb cast pink brass octagonal shaped door handles with the original matching backplates, a square bar to fit standard mortice locks and latches. Some knocks and scuffs consistent with use and some old screw holes drilled rather badly, now filled and patched. All is now complete and in good and working order and ideal for a huge front door.

Backplate 3.25" diam.

Knob 2.75" diam.

3.25" front to back.

 
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Double Inkwell Stand
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Original, quality circa 1900, decorative cast brass inkstand ( Standish ) with a pen rest and a pair of cut glass square inkwells. The stand is highly embossed with acanthus leaf designs and has four bracket feet and the pair of inks have brass collars and hinges and are perfect with no chips or blemishes. All has been polished and lacquered, although the lacquer may be removed at no extra cost. A very, very clean example of a very usable inkwell set. Complete and in good and working order. The pen in picture is not included and is for show only.

7" x 4" x 3" tall.

 
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Double Inkwell Stand



Cast Iron Dinosaur Nutcracker
Cast Iron Dinosaur Nutcracker
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Original, quality large cast iron table top nutcracker in the form of a dinosaur in the original bronzed finish. This very clean example is operated by lifting the tail to expose the open jaws for the nut to be inserted before pressing down the tail. The ridge spines are stamped with the registration number for the year 1939. Cleaned and complete and in good and working order. 1

4" x 5.25" tall.

3.5" widest.

 
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Bronze Finish Electric Reading Light
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Original, quality 1920's brass electric desk / reading lamp in the original bronze finish. This super example has a circular weighted base with an embossed detail, a square tube stem and shade holder and the original trough shade. Has been rewired with modern three core silk covered flex, a new brass UK bulb holder and a three pin plug. Fully overhauled and complete and in good and working order. Can be polished back to the shiny brass for no extra charge if required.

Base 8" diam.

Shade 8.75" x 4.75" x 2.75".

Total height 15.75".

11" widest.

 
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Bronze Finish Electric Reading Light



Leather Fire Bucket
Leather Fire Bucket
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Original, quality mid to late 19th century fireman's leather fire bucket with a copper band to the top and a leather strap on wrought iron rings. This example rivetted throughout is in super condition with a good waxed finish. Complete and in good order.

Bucket 10.5" tall plus 10.5" top diam.

Total tall 21.5" with strap up as if hanging.

 
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49 Pieces of Flow Blue on White Ceramic Part Dinner Service
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Original, quality forty-nine pieces of late 19th century 'Flow' blue part dinner service in a stunning Art Noveau "Oxford" pattern and manufactured by "Ford & Sons Burslem". All items of this incomplete set are perfect but for some minor crazing to three plates. The forty-nine pieces consist of 10 soup bowls, 11 dinner plates, 11 dessert plates, 10 dessert bowls, 2 small oval platters, 1 large tureen with stand and lid and 1 small tureen with stand but no lid. A few other matching pieces but all damaged may well be available free of charge.

Soup bowls 9.5" diam.

Dinner plates 9.5" diam.

Dessert plates 7.25" diam.

Two platters 12" x 9.25" each.

Tureen 14" x 9".

Tureen on stand 14" x 10".

 
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49 Pieces of Flow Blue on White Ceramic Part Dinner Service



Pair of WT&S Brass Candlesticks
Pair of WT&S Brass Candlesticks
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Original, quality late 19th century pair of cast brass candlesticks of an unusual form, with pierced decoration of flowers, vines, acanthus leaves and faces of a bearded mythical character. The lift out sconces to the top are impressed "Protected" and the undersides of the candlestick bases are impressed with the sun logo and "WT&S" for the manufacturer 'William Tonks & Son of Birmingham' and with the registration number for the year 1888. All has been polished and lacquered, although the lacquer may be removed at no extra cost and are complete and in good and working order.

10.5" tall

Base 5.75" diam including feet.

 
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Benson Copper and Brass Teapot
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Original, quality serious Art and Crafts copper and brass teapot circa 1880 / 1900, designed and manufactured by WAS Benson. This super example has a "genie lamp" shape with a copper body and cast brass spout, loop handle, circular base and circular lid with a turned horn finial grip. There is no doubt this was manufactured by Benson, although it is not marked as such. Apart from a minor dent to one side on the upper rim, all is complete and in good and working order and has been polished and lacquered, although the lacquer may be removed at no extra cost.

7" tall.

9" wide including handle and spout.

5" front to back.

Plinth 3.25" diam.

Lid 2.5" diam.

 
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Benson Copper and Brass Teapot



Benson Copper Tray and Tea Set
Benson Copper Tray and Tea Set
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Original, quality, circa 1880 / 1900, copper tea tray and four piece tea set of an unusual form, designed by W.A.S. Benson in the Art and Crafts manner. This super oval tray with a soft gallery and rolled over ends to act as handles is stamped to the underside "W.A.S Benson", Although the rest of set is not; he was known not to mark everything. This tea set is well illustrated in reference works published on Benson & Co. The teapot and milk jug have brass pouring lips and handles and the copper lid of the teapot has a knob turned in cowhorn always associated with Benson. 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, with no dents or damage to be seen.

Tray 21.5" x 9" x 1.5".

Teapot 6" tall.

3.75" wide.

5" including handle.

Price is for the set.

 
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Hot Water Jug
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Original, quality late 19th century white ceramic jug with a shaped handle to the rear, a circular lid with a deep collar and transfer printed to the front "Hot Water". A most unusual water jug with no chips or cracks and complete and in good order.

7.5" x 6" front to back.

5" wide.

 
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Hot Water Jug



Carved Sycamore Bread Board
Carved Sycamore Bread Board
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Original, quality late 19th century circular sycamore breadboard carved to the outer border "Cut and come again". A most unusual breadboard, well used, but still in super condition.

11.75" diam x 0.75".

 
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Pewter Inkwell Filler
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Original, quality late 19th century pewter inkwell filler with a long shaped pouring spout and a tankard shaped side handle. This unusual item has no makers stamps or other identifying marks and is all in one, so what else can it be for ? Complete and in good order.

3.25" tall.

Base 2.5" diam.

Total 4.75" front to back.

4.5" wide including handle.

 
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Pewter Inkwell Filler



Mahogany 6 Drawer Plan Chest
Mahogany 6 Drawer Plan Chest
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Original, quality 1960's two piece mahogany and mahogany veneered plan chest with three large shallow drawers to each stacking section. Two drawers bottoms are stamped "This is an Abbess M701 Product". A very clean example, cleaned and refinished and complete and in good and working order.

Total 29.5" tall x 48" x 36" front to back.

Each drawer interior 42.5" x 30.5".

Base section 17.5" tall plus upper 11.5".

 
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Hanging Bowl Light Fitting
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Original, quality 1920's hanging bowl electric light with replacement chrome on brass fittings comprising three hooks to the sides of the bowl, three chains, ceiling rose and a new bulbholder wired with new three core white silk covered flex. This super shade has a hand painted under glaze scene of a parakeet on branches with berries and pine needle leaves. This brightly coloured scene is repeated three times and looks amazing lit up. The chrome fittings have been polished and lacquered, although the lacquer may be removed at no extra cost. Fully overhauled and complete and in good and working order. A most unusual decoration.

14" diam x 7" plus 15" chain plus 2.5" ceiling rose x 2.5" diam.

 
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Hanging Bowl Light Fitting



Pair of 5ft Teak Garden Benches
Pair of 5ft Teak Garden Benches
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Original, quality pair of matching post-war teak garden benches nicely weathered and with a light colouring of lichen. Both are in super condition and complete and in good order.

59" long x 33" tall at back.

21.5" front to back at arm.

Seat to ground 15.5" tall. 
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White Enamelled Shop Counter Scales
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Original, quality 1930's / 40's grocer's shop counter scales with the large fan shaped weight and price windows to the back and front. This good working scale is calibrated to weigh up to 3lbs in 1 ounce divisions, has the original stainless steel pan and adjustable feet underside. All is complete and in good and working order and in near mint condition. The white enamel has not a chip in sight.

25" tall x 16" widest.

18" front to back including pan.

 
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White Enamelled Shop Counter Scales



Brass Electric Side Lamp / Wall Light
Brass Electric Side Lamp / Wall Light
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Original, quality 1920's cast brass electric desk / reading lamp with the facility for alternative use as a wall light. This Art Nouveau example has a pierced and decorated base, an arched over arm and a swivel joint for the bulb holder. Has been rewired with modern three core silk covered flex, a new brass UK bulb holder, in-line switch and a three pin plug. Fully overhauled, polished and lacquered, although the lacquer may be removed at no extra cost and complete and in good and working order. The shade is not included in the price, but may be available; see our "Lamp Shades" section, item code S221.

Base 5.5" x 3.75".

Total 10.5" tall as desk lamp.

 
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The Ebor Skirt Marker
Original, quality 1920's patent skirt marker in honey coloured oak. This unusual example is transfer printed to the top "The Ebor Skirt Marker Regd No for the year 1921". In the original finish and complete and in good and working order.

18" tal.

Plinth 8" x 5".

 
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The Ebor Skirt Marker



Tea Blenders Scale
Tea Blenders Scale
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Original, quality 1920's unused brass tea blender's beam scale in the original lacquered finish and in the original oak box. All is in mint condition as the day is was issued. The label to the inside of the lid is for the manufacturer "H.G Planer & Co of 16 Mincing Lane London EC3". The scale is truly in mint condition with green silk ropes, black silk top grip, original lacquer finish and the counterbalance weight. Complete and in good and working order.

Box 8" x 4" x 2".

Beam 7".

Price is for the set.

 
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Farmers Fire and Life Firemark
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Original, quality mid to late 19th century pressed copper insurance firemark, recently mounted on an oak backboard made to suit. This super example is in the original green patinated colour but rather thin and frail in places, hence the fresh backboard. A well detailed firemark nevertheless with a sheaf of corn to the centre and swags and banner around.

Plaque 10.25" x 8".

Backboard 12.5" x 10".

 
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Farmers Fire and Life Firemark



Art Nouveau Brass Interior Electric Bell Push
Art Nouveau Brass Interior Electric Bell Push
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Original, quality, unused pressed brass interior electric bell push in a serious Art Nouveau design. The circular cast brass bell push is mounted on the backplate which has four screw holes for fixing. This backplate has deep relief forms of styalised poppy seed heads with stems and leaves and the reverse is stamped with the registration number for the year 1904. All has been polished and lacquered, although the lacquer may be removed at no extra cost. Fully overhauled, complete and in good and working order.

4" tall x 3.75" wide.

1" front to back.

 
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Set of 3 White Glass Lamp Shades
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Original, quality set of three 1920's / 30's matching white ribbed glass gas shades. With the original aluminium gas shade holder drilled out to fit a standard, modern, electric bulb holder. Will also fit old 3.5" gas galleries, if required. The shade holders are stamped for the manufacturer "Veritas" and "British Made" and with the registration number for the year 1932. Complete and in good and working order.

6" tall including holder x 5.75" widest.

 
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Set of 3 White Glass Lamp Shades



Cased Heron by Pashley Norfolk
Cased Heron by Pashley Norfolk
Original, quality late 19th century superb cased Heron with a super label to the reverse for the taxidermist "H.N Pashley of Cley-Next-The-Sea Norfolk", "animal and bird preserver and collector". The label also refers to "Winner of the prize offered by the late Right Hon. Lord Lifford for the best mounted specimen Ref 'Field' May 1890". A very realistic pose and a clean cabinet and complete and in good order.

35" tall x 28".

11" front to back.

 
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Pair of Ring Door Handles
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Pair of original, quality, late 19th century, cast brass door handles in the form of shaped drop ring grips on a square or diamond shaped backplate. A square bar is included to fit a standard mortice lock and latch. Each backplate has shaped outer edges and four screw holes for mounting. Polished, complete and in good and working order. A superb pair of handles of a good weight, could be converted to pulls if required on request.

Backplate 2.5" square or 3.25" diamond shape.

Total 4" wide x 4" tall plus 1.5" front to back.

 
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Pair of Ring Door Handles



Pair of 18.5
Pair of 18.5" Wrought Iron Door Hinges
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Original, quality pair of late 19th century blacksmith made wrought iron 'T' shaped door hinges in great condition and nicely pitted with age. Each has five countersunk screw holes to the strap and five to the 'T' plate. All has been cleaned and lacquered and are complete and in good and working order.

Strap 18.5" from hinge pin.

'T' plate 6" x 1".

 
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Shand and Mason Fire Engine Lamp
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Original, quality late 19th century oil fired vehicle side lamp for a fire engine. This super example, manufactured by 'Shand and Mason', is totally complete and in good and working order. All has been fully overhauled, the metalwork painted gloss red and the brass mounts polished and lacquered, although the lacquer may be removed at no extra cost. The brass label to the top details "Shand Mason and Co Fire Engine makers Upper Ground St Blackfriars Road London" , the two bevelled glass panels are intact and the burner has a locking spring, brass mounts and a slide off reflector. A really good example and complete.

9.75" tall with handle down.

5.5" wide.

5" front to back.

 
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Shand and Mason Fire Engine Lamp



3 Branch Brass Electric Light Fitting
3 Branch Brass Electric Light Fitting
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Original, quality 1920's continental three branch cast brass Art Nouveau electric light fitting. This super example has been rewired with modern three core silk covered flex and new brass UK bulb holders. Fully overhauled, polished and lacquered, although the lacquer, may be removed at no extra cost. A length of replacement brass chain is included and all is complete and in good and working order.  
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Aviator's Goggles
Original, quality pair of Second World War Pilots' goggles with grey painted frames on padded leather mounts in super condition and complete. The elasticated strap is weak but still usable.

8" x 3.5" tall.

1" front to back.

 
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Aviator's Goggles



Poachers Alarm
Poachers Alarm
Original, quality late 19th century blacksmith made wrought iron and cast iron poachers alarm. This was loaded with a blank cartridge staked in the undergrowth, and wired to a trip wire and when tripped by an unsuspecting poacher the weight was released to drop on the firing pin to set off the blank cartridge. All is complete and in good order.

36" tall x 1.75" widest.

2.5" front to back.

 
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J. Weiss Strength Gauge
Original, quality late 19th century hand strength gauge. This example, the first we have seen, has an oval shaped steel frame with the nickel gauge plate to the centre with a shaped needle to register. It is used by placing it in the palm of one's hand and squeezing as hard as possible. It actually works and appears complete.

4.75" x 2.25" x 0.5".

 
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J. Weiss Strength Gauge



Miniature Cast Iron Mincer
Miniature Cast Iron Mincer
Original, quality 1920's continental cast iron shelf mounted food mincer of small proportions. This super example, the first we have seen, will dismantle into pieces for cleaning after use and has the original turned wooden handle and adjustable table clamp. All has been cleaned and lacquered and is complete and in good and working order.

6.5" tall x 6" wide including handle.

2.25" hopper top.

 
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County Insurance Agency Plaque
Original, quality 1920's, painted tin firemark, with Brittania and a lion above "County", mounted onto a shield shaped oak backboard for wall hanging. This backboard is impressed and gilded to the top "Agency Of" and beneath "Fire, Burglary, Accident, Motors etc". Some surface scratches to the background of the tin plaque, otherwise complete and in good order.

Backboard 12" x 15" x 1".

 
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County Insurance Agency Plaque



Set of 14 Cut Glass Lamp Shades
Set of 14 Cut Glass Lamp Shades
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Superb set of fourteen original, quality matching frosted with cut glass 1920's / 30's lamp shades. Each shade of a bell shape has a frosted upper section with vertical cut glass lines and four lower panels of cut glass hobnail pattern. Will fit standard, modern, UK electric bulb holders. Not a blemish in sight and complete.

6" tall x 5" widest.

Price is for the set.

 
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6 Branch Brass Electric Light Fitting
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Original, quality 1920's cast brass six branch electric light fitting. This most unusual example has a cast brass top rose with a concealed eye for hanging and six long tubular brass rods fitted to the six cast brass arms. All has been rewired with modern three core silk covered flex and new brass UK bulb holders. Has been polished and lacquered, although the lacquer may be removed at no extra cost, fully overhauled and complete and in good and working order. The drop can be shortened at no extra cost on request by shortening the six brass tubes. The contemporary shades are not included in the price but may well be available. All is complete and in good and working order.

34" drop excluding shades.

20" diam excluding shades.

 
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6 Branch Brass Electric Light Fitting



Pair of 3 Branch Brass Electric Light Fittings
Pair of 3 Branch Brass Electric Light Fittings
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Original, quality pair of 1920's three branch cast brass hanging electric light fittings. Have been rewired with modern three core silk covered flex and new brass UK bulb holders. Replacement card candle look-a-likes have been fitted to cover the bulb holders and a length of new brass chain and a new replacement brass ceiling rose is included for each light fitting. Fully overhauled, polished and lacquered, although the lacquer may be removed at no extra cost and complete and in good and working order.

18.5" tall.

16" chain.

2.75" rose x 3.5" diam.

 
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Steam Bath Cabinet
Original, quality late 19th century panelled pine sit in steam cabinet with four side panels, a two door hinged sloping top with a hole to the centre for ones head with a shelf for a glass of water and an aperture to the top with a sliding cover for one's hand. The interior has a vent with a control gate to release the steam when too hot and a replacement pine seat board which can be adjusted in height. The brass cabin hooks are old replacement and all has been cleaned and waxed and has retained much of the original cream coloured paintwork. A most unusual item in super condition. An original J. Foots patent Copper Methylated Spirit burner and heater, manufactured for use with this style of steam bath, may well be available ref code: HS19.

48" tall at back.

33" tall at front.

34" front to back.

29.5" wide.

 
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Steam Bath Cabinet



Pair of Five Branch Brass Candelabras
Pair of Five Branch Brass Candelabras
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Original, quality pair of five branch cast brass candelabras circa 1900, in the 18th century style. The bases are as single candlesticks with a double layered plinth and shaped stems and would work as a pair of single candlesticks. The upper five candle sconces are set as four level branches each with one candle holder and one central to match but taller. Each of the five sconces have the original square brass drip pans, the upper central stem matches the lower stem beneath, and the top cluster of five will lift off if required. Some good repairs and now all complete and in good and working order and polished and lacquered, although the lacquer may be removed at no extra cost. A most unusual pair of candelabras.

18" tall.

12" widest.

Bases 5" square.

Single sticks 8.5" tall.

 
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GKN Screw Display
Original quality 1950's bolt and screw display as supplied to the larger ironmongers for an advertising display board. This very clean example has a deep pale wood frame and is detailed for the supplier and manufacturer "Guest Keen and Nettlefolds (Midlands) Ltd Screw Division", otherwise referred to as 'GKN'. The logo 'a castellated keep' for the company is also in the centre of the display surrounded by several hundred items set out in starburst patterns. A great piece of advertising not readily found today. All original and in good order.

Exterior 34" x 28".

3" front to back.

Display visible 28.75" x 22.75".

 
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GKN Screw Display



Brass Honesty Box
Brass Honesty Box
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Original, quality, 19th century sheet brass tobacco dispensing box. Originally used in Taverns and Ale Houses on bar tops or tables, permitting the smoker to obtain a pipeful of tobacco for 1d. Although often referred to as Georgian, this model will only take a penny of the type used in the Victorian period or later. The rectangular box is mounted on four ball feet and has two hinged lids. The left hand compartment beneath the slot is for the coins and can only be opened with the key, the right hand compartment is for the tobacco and can only be accessed by placing a 1d coin in the slot or when the left hand side is unlocked. Smokers wishing to gain access to the tobacco would put a penny in the slot, press down the button and the lid of the tobacco compartment would spring open. One was trusted to shut the lid when a pipeful was taken, or a fine would be made, hence the nickname "Honesty Box". The loop handle to the centre of the top is well positioned for a balanced lift and the steel key is an old replacement altered to suit. A superb, honesty box, complete and in good and working order with ten old pennies included. 7" tall including handle.

9.5" x 5".

 
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Stiff Stoneware Bird Drinker / Feeder
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Original, quality late 19th century cylindrical shaped two tone glazed stoneware bird drinker / feeder. This super example has 'P' impressed to the top, probably for Pint, a carry knop to the top, a drinking aperture to the front and transfer printed with vines around. The underside is stamped "Stiff & Sons Lambeth London". Complete and in good order.

6.5" tall.

4" diam.

 
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Stiff Stoneware Bird Drinker / Feeder



Pair of Concrete Garden Urns
Pair of Concrete Garden Urns
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Original, quality pair of 1950's nicely weathered cast concrete garden urns of an unusual shape and in two sections. Very heavy, very sturdy and covered in lichen. Both the urns have a drain hole, so ideal for planting up and both are complete and in good order, with no major chips and no cracks.

23.5" top diam.

Bases 15" diam.

Total height 29".

9" internal depth of urn.

 
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Pair of Mounted Warthog Skulls
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Original, quality superb matching pair of warthog skulls on oak shields circa 1910 / 1920's mounted by "H. Murray and Son of Cairnforth". The original well detailed paper labels for the Taxidermists Murray and Son is fixed to the reverse of both the matching oak backboards. The larger male skull has two small teeth missing from the front, but the other female skull has a complete set of teeth, and the male has the tip of one of the larger tusks missing, lost no doubt during battles during its life. A great looking pair of skulls with good shields and labels. The best we have seen.

Both shields 21.5" x 10.75".

Male total 11" wide plus 11" front to back.

Female total 9" wide plus 9" front to back.

 
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Pair of Mounted Warthog Skulls



Hawksley Copper Powder Flask
Hawksley Copper Powder Flask
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Original, quality late 19th century copper powder flask with a brass top mount. This near mint condition flask is in a matt copper finish showing very little if any use. The body is covered with an embossed design of rope netting with a cameo of a brace of hanging game birds to the front. The brass top mount again in a matt finish has four adjustments in drams and the maker's mark "G & JW. Hawksley Sheffield". A very elaborate example in super condition and complete and in good and working order.

8" x 3" x 1.5".

 
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Run of Electric Light Fittings
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Original, quality 1920's hanging electric light fitting with a white circular and domed glass shade mounted in the original cast brass shade holder in the old bronzed unpolished finish. Has been rewired with modern three core silk covered flex and a new brass UK bulb holder and with a replacement ceiling rose with an olive grip in bronzed on brass. Fully overhauled and complete and in good and working order.

8" tall plus flex plus ceiling rose 1.5".

Shade 10" diam.

Ceiling rose 2.5" diam.

 
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Run of Electric Light Fittings



Pair of Large Nickel Plated Fingerplates
Pair of Large Nickel Plated Fingerplates
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A pair of original, quality large nickel plated door fingerplates, circa 1900, with a hammered effect finish. These much larger than average fingerplates are plated on copper and each has ten screw holes for mounting. Polished, lacquered and complete and in good order.

21" x 4".

 
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D Shaped Stone Sink
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Original, quality 18th or early 19th century large 'D' shaped stone sink with a drainage hole to the floor at the front. This good example has a super colouring of lichen to the outside surface and a clean, smooth finish inside. No cracks and will hold water if required with the drainage hole blocked and complete and in good and working order.

Exterior 32" wide at back x 25.5" front to back plus 10" tall.

Interior 27" wide x 21" front to back plus 7" deep.

 
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D Shaped Stone Sink



Ceramic Tilting Ewer and Basin
Ceramic Tilting Ewer and Basin
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Original, quality late 19th century three piece set of cream coloured ceramic tilting Ewer on a stand with matching rectangular shaped Basin / Wash bowl. The stand is embossed to each side and gilt lining to the edges and the basin and ewer have matching transfer floral decoration of pale purple and pink clematis type flower and leaves and both the ewer and bowl are impressed to the underside with the registration number for the year 1891. Some minor stains to the interior of the basin and one lug restored to the pivot area of the ewer. A really super tilting wash basin set the first we have seen of this model and ready for use.

Ewer on stand 12.5" x 9" front to back plus 14" tall.

Bowl 15.75" x 13" x 5" tall.

Price is for the set.

 
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Pair of 24" Brass Door Bolts
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Original, quality pair of late 19th century 24" long surface mounted brass door bolts with the original keeps. Each bolt backplate has nine countersunk screw holes for mounting and each keep has three. These unusually long superb quality bolts have shaped ends to the both the bolts and keeps and shaped brass finial grips on the iron rod bolts, also for strength, the backplates are double skinned with the an iron plate behind. This pair of bolts need seeing to believe them. Complete and in good and working order.

Bolt 24" x 1.5".

Keep 2.5" x 1.5".

 
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Pair of 24



Green Tinted Glass Oil Lamp Shade
Green Tinted Glass Oil Lamp Shade
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Original, quality late 19th century green tinted glass oil lamp shade with a flared out wavy top section in bolder green fading downwards. The main body section has Art Nouveau designs of flowers and leaves. Will fit a standard, duplex double wick burner gallery. One minor blemish but no chips or cracks, otherwise complete and in good order.

7" tall x 8" widest.

3.75" lower aperture.

 
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Silver Plated Corinthian Column Oil Lamp
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Original, quality late 19th century silver plated corinthian column oil side lamp with a cut glass font and a "Hinks" patent twin wick burner and gallery. This super example has a reeded and tapered column mounted on a seven step square base. The cut glass font has a multi-faceted hobnail type pattern and the wick controls are mounted with white ceramic inserts each detailing "Hinks Duplex Patent". All is complete and in good and working order and the best we have had for a long time. The chimney is included in the price but the shade is not although it may well be available ref code: OS121.

36" tall with chimney.

27.5" tall without chimney.

Base 6.75" square.

 
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Silver Plated Corinthian Column Oil Lamp



Nutmeg Grater
Nutmeg Grater
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Original, quality pressed steel nutmeg grater with a simple sprung loaded nutmeg and a drum rasp with a cranked turning handle. The handle is stamped with a patent number to the year 1926. All has been cleaned and lacquered and is complete and in good and working order.

7" x 1.5" x 3" including handle.

 
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1902 Large 2 Handled Commemorative Mug
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Original, quality large two handled mug commemorating King Edward's Coronation in 1902. With crown and cushion depicted on the reverse. Complete and in good order.

5.75" tall.

5.75" diameter of rim.

 
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1902 Large 2 Handled Commemorative Mug



14lbs Cast Iron Weight
14lbs Cast Iron Weight
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Original, quality late 19th century bell shaped 14lbs grocers' / butchers' counter weight. This example has a fixed ring shaped grip to the top and "14" embossed to the front. All has been cleaned and lacquered and is complete and in good order.

8" tall.

4.5" widest.

 
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Oak Purdonium
Original, quality late 19th century oak purdonium (coal box) in the aesthetic movement style. This most unusual example in honey coloured oak has inlays of pewter plaques within the stylised arrowroot heads to the sides and back as part of the fretted out design. The pull down front reveals the galvanised liner for the coal and an old replacement brass shovel; the front panel has carved decoration with a brass pull handle and a pair of decorative brass hinges and the back panel to the cabinet has a carved detail also. All has been cleaned and refinished and is complete and in good and working order.

34" tall at back.

Main body 13.5" wide plus 13.5" front to back.

Total 20" widest plus 15" front to back.

 
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Oak Purdonium



Large Brass Rim Lock
Large Brass Rim Lock
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Original, quality, early 19th century, all brass larger than average surface mounted door lock, with a replacement keep made to suit and a replacement key cut to fit. This superb example has a sliding brass knob operated from the inside of the room only and a key lock operated from both inside and out. The handle slide and key operate the same tongue and the key overides the handle action. Fully overhauled, polished and lacquered, although the lacquer may be removed at no extra. A super lock, the first we have seen of this form in brass. Incidentally apart from the springs all the internal mechanism is in brass.

Lock 10" x 6" x 1.5".

 
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George IIII Decorated Truncheon
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Original, quality early 19th century fully decorated Police Truncheon in walnut with a fancy turned grip and the original painted decoration detailing a red shield with diagonal gold stripes beneath "GR" and a c rown and "IIII" for the Reign of King George the Fourth. One hole drilled in the grip to take a strap and one chip to the end of grip, otherwise complete and in good order.

16" x 1.25".

 
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George IIII Decorated Truncheon



6 Drawer Oak Filing Cabinet
6 Drawer Oak Filing Cabinet
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Original, quality circa 1900, six drawer oak filing cabinet. Each drawer interior measures 6.5" tall x 8.25" wide and 14" front to back and all are fitted with brass label frames with pull handles. The main body has two stacking sections which fit onto the base unit (see picture) and all is in superb condition. Complete and in good and working order.

33.5" tall x 30.5" widest.

16.75" front to back at top.

 
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Rival No.2 Apple Peeler
Original, quality, late 19th century, cast iron mechanical apple peeler. One of the largest models produced and made for the hotel, catering and canning industry. This example is embossed "Rival No.2", "96", "Patented, June 25 1889" and was manufactured and patented in the USA. This hand operated machine would be screwed to a table or bench and will speedily treat an apple with all necessary to peel, spiral cut and remove the core and ultimately ejecting the spiral of apple and core as separate actions, one cut with a knife and the spiral becomes segments. All is complete, fully overhauled, cleaned and lacquered and it has to be seen working to believe how quickly it will process an apple.

Base 9.75" x 4.5".

27" shortest, 33" longest.

15.5" tall plus 7" widest.

 
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Rival No.2 Apple Peeler



Foots Patent Copper Heater for Steam Baths
Foots Patent Copper Heater for Steam Baths
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Original, quality late 19th century all copper J Foots & Son patent Methylated spirit burner and heater as manufacturer for use with Steam Bath Cabinets. This most unusual heater has five pieces plus the original copper measure / filling cup. The five pieces comprise the heater body in two pieces the vessel for the water to boil into create steam, the reservoir for the meths with triple burners and the wick snuffer for the same. All has been polished and lacquered, although the lacquer may be removed at no extra cost, fully overhauled and should work if required.

12" tall x 9.5" wide including handles.

Base 7.5" diam.

Measure 3.5" tall.

2.5" diam base.

 
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Brass Oil Lamp
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Original, quality, late 19th century, superb brass urn shaped oil side lamp, with a lift out font and styalised serpent side handles, all mounted on a block brass pedestal. Three sides of the pedestal are embossed and engraved with designs of grapes, vines and leaves and the other is detailed "Presented to John Hanna Esq J.P. by the Ashton Under Lyne Caledonian Association, July 21st 1896. Burns Centenary". The main body is profusely embossed and engraved with designs of grapes, vines and leaves as on the pedestal, and the lift out font has a reeded design to match that on the foot of the urn. The twin 1" wick oil burner is a top of the range 'Hinks' burner in brass, with a white ceramic button to the wick control and marked "Hinks Duplex No 2" and has a gallery lifting device to enable the lamp to be lit without removing the shade or chimney. This burner has the side lug attachments to lock onto the top collar and is stamped "Hinks and Sons Patent". The glass chimney is included in the price but the shade is not and is no longer available. All is polished and lacquered, although the lacquer may be removed if required at no extra cost. A very unusual oil lamp with an interesting dedication. Complete and in good and working order.

Plinth 5.25" x 5.25" base.

10.5" widest.

7.5" front to back excluding shade.

28" tall with chimney plus 19" without.

 
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Brass Oil Lamp



Fretwork Walnut Cutlery Tray
Fretwork Walnut Cutlery Tray
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Original, quality late 19th century walnut cutlery tray with a central divider with a central grip and fretted sides and ends, all held tight with four shaped wedges. The interior is lined in green baize, which has been pinned down and is rather worn and scruffy, but the original. All in the original finish with fresh baize fitted to the underside and complete and in good and working order.

14.5" x 10.5" x 6.25" tall.

 
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Run of Cast Iron Balustrades
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Original, quality run of late 19th century matching cast iron balustrades for a set of open stairs, all with super cast detail. These have been sandblasted in the past and do show the finely detailed casting. The lower section has Acanthus leaf decoration and mythical fish designs and the upper section, a face to both sides. The reverse has a registration lozenge mark for the year 1842 to 1883. All are complete and in good order.

39" x 7.25" plus 2.5" front to back.

Main stem 2" front to back max at base.

 
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Run of Cast Iron Balustrades



Vaseline and Opaline Glass Light Fitting
Vaseline and Opaline Glass Light Fitting
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Original, quality circa 1900, large continental glass gas shade fitted with an old replacement brass shade holder to fit a standard modern UK electric bulb holder. Has been wired with modern three core silk covered electric flex and a new brass bulb holder with a length of new brass chain and a replacement new brass ceiling rose. This super shade in the "maid's bonnet" form has a good vaseline colour to the centre flowing into an opaline colour for the very wavy outer rim. The brass has been polished and lacquered, although the lacquer may be removed at no extra cost and all is complete and in good and working order.

Shade 11.25" diam.

6.5" tall with holder.

15.5" chain.

2" rose x 2.5" diam.

 
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Blue Overlaid Glass Newel Post Finial
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Original, quality late 19th century continental egg shaped blue overlaid on clear glass Newel Post Finial with cut decoration and the original brass shoulder and screw in mounting plate. The recessed mounting plate has three countersunk screw holes for fixing. The cut design to the glass is stars of differing sizes. Complete and in good order and perfect.

7" tall x 3.25" widest.

Base of brass mounts 2.25".

 
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Blue Overlaid Glass Newel Post Finial



4'6
4'6" Brass and Iron Bedstead
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Original, quality late 19th century 4'6" iron bedstead with all the original brass fittings, casters and side rails. All is in the old black paint and complete and in good order. This bedstead would just wash down to a used look ready for use, or it could be stripped and stove enamelled or hand painted and the brass could also be polished up and lacquered. But today this bed is being offered as is but in good and complete condition.

Head end 57" tall x 55" wide.

Foot end 46.5" tall x 55" wide.

Total when set up 80" x 55".

15" to top of side rails.

 
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Pair of Reconstituted Stone Garden Urns
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Original, quality pair of post-war reconstituted stone garden 'Urn' planters in a goblet shape. Each planter will lift off the short base with neck. This pair of planters have weathered to a good finish with moss and lichen, are complete with no chips or damage and are currently planted up with miniature chrysanthemums. Great lookers, ready to go. Complete and in good order.

24" tall.

18" widest.

Base 11" square.

 
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Pair of Reconstituted Stone Garden Urns



Brass Loo Door Lock Set
Brass Loo Door Lock Set
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Original, quality heavy brass loo door lock set, circa 1900 complete with all the necessary pieces. This lock was manufactured for use with 6d but will also operate using new 1p coins. The main body is impressed for the manufacturer "Lockerbie and Wilkinson Ltd Tipton Staffs" and all has been fully overhauled polished and lacquered, although the lacquer may be removed at no extra cost. This lock is designed to be mounted on the outside of an inward opening door and is handed. When the coin is inserted, the locked door can be opened and when the bolt is drawn across on the inside, another coin will not be accepted for another person to enter. Only when the bolt is drawn back on the inside, can another person gain entry. Each time the bolt is operated the indicator will change vacant to engaged or vice verca. All the fitting are original with the exception of the keys and the keep for the bolt these have been made to suit and now all is complete and in good and working order. A super brass loo lock.

Lock box 18" x 5" x 2.25".

Price is per set.

 
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Lignum Vitae Gavel
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Original, quality late 19th century gavel turned in lignum vitae or could it be laburnam ? This superb example, one of best I have seen, has the remains of the maker's stamp in London on both sides of the head and the two colours of the grain is clear to see. A well balanced, very tactile gavel. Complete and in good and working order.

6.75" x 2.75".

2" diam each head.

 
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Lignum Vitae Gavel



Set of 7 Matching Servants Bells
Set of 7 Matching Servants Bells
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Original, quality set of seven matching late 19th century brass intercom bells, a variety of sizes but all are matching. These examples have brass mounts, steel springs and a decorative brass central boss and are often now referred to as "Downtown Abbey Bells". Can be pulled from either left or right and are for use with a tight wire, non-electrical bell system. Other parts required to operate this system are usually available in stock. The mounting plates, rear springs and central bosses are replacements, copied from an original and have been made to suit. The ironwork has been cleaned and repainted black and the brass polished and lacquered, although the lacquer may be removed at no extra cost. Fully overhauled and complete and in good and working order.

Largest 10" tall x 5.25" wide plus 4" front to back.

Bell mouths 4" x 3.5".

Price is for the set.

 
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Butchers Stoneware Ox Tongue Tub
Original, quality late 19th century barrel shaped cream coloured glazed stoneware storage tub originally used to store cured ox tongues in Butchers' Shops. This example has been manufactured to accurately resemble a barrel with faux slats and bands and a hole to the base for a tap and cup handles to each side. The interior is glazed in pale blue and has two minor short hairline cracks from the top (see picture), all is complete and in good and working order otherwise. The top is fitted with a lift off and hinged pine lid with cast iron hinges and steel pull handle.Very heavy and only the second one we have seen.

Barrel 26.5" tall plus 1" lid.

18.5" widest.

Inside top aperture 13.5".

 
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Butchers Stoneware Ox Tongue Tub



Pine Stool
Pine Stool
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Original, quality late 19th century pine stool, a little taller than average. This good solid example has four tapered square legs, one oak stretcher to the front and an old replacement rectangular shaped top with a good cut out hand hold. All is complete and in good and working order.

25.5" tall.

Top 13" x 10".

Spread of legs on floor 15.5" x 13".

 
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Brass Electric Hall Lantern
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Original, quality 1920's good sized brass electric hall lantern in the Moorish style with a square body with canted corners and shaped windows. Replacement frosted glass panels have been fitted to the eight side panels and the underside and has been rewired with modern three core silk covered flex and a new brass UK bulb holder. Fully overhauled, polished and lacquered, although the lacquer may be removed at no extra cost. Replacement brass ceiling rose and length of brass chain is included and all is complete and in good and working order.

Lantern 19.5" tall.

7.75" square.

Chain 17.5".

Rose 2.5" plus 3.75" diam.

 
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Brass Electric Hall Lantern



Malloch's Patent Brass Fishing Reel
Malloch's Patent Brass Fishing Reel
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Original quality late 19th century superb cast brass fishing reel with a cowhorn side grip and much of the original green bronzed finish. This example has a swivel spool for casting and is impressed "Malloch's patent" for the manufacturer Malloch's of Perth Scotland. Complete and in good and working order.

Spool 3.25" diam.

plate 3.75" diam.

Total 4.5" x 5" x 3" including winding handle.

 
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Bass Thermometer
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Original, quality post-war wall mounted thermometer issued by "Bass & Co". This example is mounted on a rectangular shaped beech backboard with an arched top and transfer detailed with temperatures and bottling dates. The plates and grille cover to the glass tube are in brass and have been polished and lacquered, although the lacquer may be removed at no extra cost, as are the mounting plates. Some wear to the varnish finish, otherwise complete and in good and working order.

Backboard 21" x 4.75" x 7/8".

Total including mounting plates 22.75" tall.

 
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Bass Thermometer



Pair of Decorated Brass Door Handles
Pair of Decorated Brass Door Handles
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Original, quality pair of late 19th century very decorative cast brass door handles, with a threaded standard square bar and grub screw adjustment system to fit both mortice and rim locks and latches. Replacement circular plain brass backplates have been made to suit. This super pair have curled under acanthus leaf forms radiating outwards from the central flower head. Each backplate has two concealed countersunk screw holes for mounting. Complete and in good and working order.

Backplate 2.25".

Knob 2.25".

2" front to back.

 
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Pair of Doulton Match Strikers
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Original, quality pair of circa 1900, spherical shaped stoneware match strikers with a textured buff coloured body and a blue top rim and lining to the recess to hold the matches. The undersides are impressed for the manufacturer "Royal Doulton" and "7492". Complete and in good order.

3" tall.

4" diam.

 
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Pair of Doulton Match Strikers



Set of 5 Brass Parnall Weights
Set of 5 Brass Parnall Weights
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Original, quality set of five matching brass grocers' / butchers' shop counter weights from 7lb down to 8 ounces of the tapered cylindrical form. These weights are stamped to the underside for the manufacturer "Wm Parnall & Co 108 Victoria St Bristol" and with the registration number for the year 1885. The top of each weight is stamped accordingly, Patent 7 pounds, 4 pounds, 2 pounds, 1 pound and 8oz. All have been polished and lacquered, although the lacquer may be removed at no extra cost. Complete and in good and working order.

Tallest 5.75" plus 2.75" base diam.

Shortest 2" tall plus 1.25" base diam.

 
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S.Y.P Patent Teapot
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Original, quality, silver plated on Brittannia metal, patent 'SYP' teapot manufactured by 'James Dixon and Sons of Sheffield' circa 1900 / 1920's. The odd shaped lid / cover is detailed "Patent SYP Patent London England" and the underside of the teapot is detailed for the manufacturer and "EPBM". The principle of this kettle is for the leaves to be placed above the perforated divider when the teapot is stood on its feet with the lid in place, and when the brew is the desired strength the teapot is to be stood as normal and hence the leaves would be held out of the liquid so the tea would not over strengthen (stew). The knob to the lid is made of a composition material and the plating is generally very bright and clean. "S.Y.P", 'Simple Yet Perfect', a most unusual patent teapot, in superb condition with just one small dent to the side.

9" tall x 6.5" plus 9.5" front to back including spout.

 
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S.Y.P Patent Teapot



Chromed Electric Hot Plate
Chromed Electric Hot Plate
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Original, quality 1920's chromed electric hotplate for use on the sideboard or dining table. This super clean example has a polished aluminium top surface, black composition bun feet and side handles and chromed side panels. The front has two electric switches and the reverse has a rewired electric kettle type socket plug and a standard three pin flat electric plug. The reverse is stamped "Brit Reg. Design No" for the year 1929 and the underside has the original manufacturer's label detailing "Hotpoint, made in England Cat No 80712, Watts 240, Volts 230 / 250". Has been fully overhauled and is complete and in good and working order.

Top plate 20" x 10".

Total including handles 23.5" x 10.5" x 4".

 
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Brass Fire Extinguisher Plaque
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Original, quality late 19th century curved cast brass instruction plate from a "Wessex and Thorpe Patent Bucket Fire Extinguisher". This curved shaped plaque has two bolt holes for mounting and is detailed "In case of fire remove cover and lift out seven buckets full of water", "M567" and "Dockhead London SE". Polished and lacquered, although the lacquer may be removed at no extra cost and complete and in good order.

9.25" x 7.25".

 
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Brass Fire Extinguisher Plaque



Cast Iron Railway Notice to Platelayers
Cast Iron Railway Notice to Platelayers
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Original, quality 1920's rectangular shaped cast iron railway notice repainted to the face in white raised upper cased text on black. This example has four countersunk screw holes for mounting and details "Notice Platelayers and others must be careful when opening out ballast on this bridge not to damage the asphalte". Complete and in good order.

16.5" x 10" x 0.5".

 
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Arched Top Coloured and Leaded Glass Window
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Original, quality late 19th century arched top window frame is oak or elm with green, yellow and red glazed leaded light panels. The frame is sturdy, in good order and still has much of the old paint and the glazing lead and glass in all perfect. Complete and in good order.

33.5" wide x 27" tall.

4" front to back.

 
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Arched Top Coloured and Leaded Glass Window



Pair of Cast Iron Garden Urns
Pair of Cast Iron Garden Urns
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Original, quality pair of late 19th century cast iron garden urns with a flared and turned over top rim, an acron shaped cup to the lower half and square plinths. This pair each cast in one piece, are nicely weathered and complete and in good order. Ideal for planting up or as period garden ornaments.

20.5" tall.

15.75" widest.

Bases 6.75" square.

 
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Pair of Ribbed Brass Door Handles
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Original, quality pair of spherical shaped ribbed brass door knobs with matching circular backplates circa 1900, with a threaded standard square bar and grub screw adjustment system to fit both mortice and rim locks and latches. Each backplate has two countersunk screw holes for mounting. A very clean pair of door knobs. Complete and in good and working order.

Backplate 2" diam.

Knob 1.75".

2.25" front to back.

 
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Pair of Ribbed Brass Door Handles



Copper Powder Flask
Copper Powder Flask
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Original, quality late 19th century copper powder flask decorated in relief with vertical bead designs and cushioned sections between. The three way adjustable spout is impressed for the manufacturer "Dixon and Sons", and both sides of the neck has the registration lozenge mark for the year 1858. All in the unpolished patina finish and apart from a few very minor dents all is complete and in good and working order.

7.75" x 3.25" x 1.5".

 
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Frys Chocolate Cabinet
 
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Frys Chocolate Cabinet



3 Piece of Stone Bird Bath
3 Piece of Stone Bird Bath
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Original, quality circa 1900 / 1920's three piece stone bird bath of an unusual shape. The lower base section of a triangular shape has two areas for water with the central column resembling a tree trunk and the top circular section again for water. Each section just sits on top of the others but it does stand well enough for a bird bath. Complete and in good order.

Total height 31" top 16" x 4.5".

Base 31" x 24" x 8".

Column 20" x 6" approx.

 
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Benson Copper Ice Bucket / Soup Tureen
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Original, quality, 1920's, copper ice bucket with an enamelled white interior to the bucket, brass side handles and a knob turned in cow horn to the lid. The underside of the handles and the inner rim of the lid are impressed 'W.A.S Benson Patent'. One small dent to the top rim otherwise all is in superb order. This is only the second we have seen. Has been lacquered, although the lacquer may be removed at no extra cost and is complete and in good and working order.

10.5" wide including handles.

8" front to back.

9" tall including lid.

 
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Benson Copper Ice Bucket / Soup Tureen



1960's Concrete Planter
1960's Concrete Planter
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Original, quality 1960's huge cast concrete planter of gigantic proportions. This example has four drainage holes to the base and is complete and in good and working order with no chips or cracks and very heavy.

Top exterior diam 33.5" plus 24.5" tall.

Top interior diam 30".

Interior base diam 12.5" approx.

 
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Barristers Wig and Box
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Original, quality 1920's oval shaped tin Barrister's / Judge's Wig box complete with the wig. This tin is in super condition with a black japanned finish and gold line decoration to the outside and a hasp to the front. The top is detailed for the previous owner "Maxine J. Sugden" and the inner surface of the lid has a transfer label for the makers "Ede & Ravenscroft Law Wig & Robe makers 93/4 Chancery Lane London". Some minor scuffs to the box and one small dent to one end, otherwise all is complete and in good order and the wig appears complete and wearable if required.

10.25" x 7.5" plus 4" tall.

 
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Barristers Wig and Box



Mc Donalds Rotary Hat Iron
Mc Donalds Rotary Hat Iron
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Original, quality late 19th century Rotary Hat Iron in the original card box with the original instruction sheet printed to both sides. This example is in mint condition as is the original printed leaflet, although the box is scruffy and has one end flap missing. This was a must for every Lady or Gent who wore a silk top hat. Complete and in good and working order.

Box 9.75" x 2.25" x 1.25".

Iron 9" x 2" x 1.1/8".

 
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Galvanised Well Bucket
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Original, quality late 19th century galvanised well bucket of good proportions. This very clean example is in the bellied shaped with riveted central and side seams, a thick foot band and a swing over handle with a swivel eye. This bucket has seen very little use for the galvanised finish has no rust or damage. Well buckets were this shape to prevent the water spilling out on the way up the well. Complete and in good and working order.

Bucket 17" tall plus handle 9".

Top aperture 9" diam plus 13" widest.

 
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Galvanised Well Bucket



Folding Olivewood Adjustable Bookrack
Folding Olivewood Adjustable Bookrack
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Original, quality olivewood or rosewood extending folding bookrack with super brass mounts in the original matt finish on well detailed grained wood. Each end has a brass plaque detailing "Betjeman's 16947", the underside has a good felt covering, and the elasticated connectors are still elasticated. All has been cleaned and is complete and in good and working order. A most unusual example.

13.5" x 6" x 1.75" tall folded down plus 6.5" open.

Space for books min 10.25" plus max 17.5".

 
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Small Steel Milk Churn
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Original, quality late 19th century small London pattern steel milk churn with a swing over wrought iron handle, a brass hinge plate to the lid and a brass hasp and catch to the front with an old brass padlock and key. This very unusual example for the size and this shape, has been cleaned with the brass fittings polished and a replacement key made for the padlock. All looks very presentable, although it does have several pin sized rust holes to the collar and three to the lid (see picture five), otherwise complete and in good order.

15.5" tall with handle down.

19" tall with handle up.

10.5" base diam.

 
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Small Steel Milk Churn



Fully Converted GPO No11 Mahogany Wall Telephone
Fully Converted GPO No11 Mahogany Wall Telephone
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Original, quality, mahogany wall telephone, fully restored and converted to work perfectly on a standard modern B.T. telephone line. This No11 type was introduced in 1902 and was superseded in 1929, but remained in service for many years. Originally without dials, but later fitted on request, although many continued to be used without the dial. This example arrived without a dialling mechanism and the correct No12 replacement has been fitted during the conversion work. This telephone has been completely dismantled, cleaned, fitted with various replacement parts, overhauled and tested. Full details of the work carried out and a list of replacement parts fitted with photos of before and after are included with the purchase. All is now complete and in good and working order.

Backboard 19.5" x 10.25".

Body 4.5" front to back.

Widest 13.5".

Max 11.5" front to back including fittings.

 
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Cabinet Makers Tool Chest
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Original, quality late 19th century carpenter's / cabinet makers fully fitted tool chest. This super example has a black painted exterior and a superb mahogany interior comprising six sliding units over the base cavity with a sliding cover. The base was designed to hold the moulding planes and saws and the other sections for the rest of the hand tools. The lid interior is also panelled in mahogany and it has the exterior of the lid. The original drop down wrought iron carry handles are still fitted as is the original key. All is complete and in good and working order.

Exterior 35" x 22.5" x 22.5" front to back.

 
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Cabinet Makers Tool Chest



Doulton 14lb Weight Tobacco Jar
Doulton 14lb Weight Tobacco Jar
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Original, quality late 19th century Doulton of Lambeth "Silicon Ware" tobacco jar, in the very realistic form of a 14lb cast iron weight. This superb example, the first we have owned has a hall marked silver mount and ring to the lid and the original square inner tobacco 'pressing block'. The underside of the base is impressed "Doulton Silicon Lambeth", "K", "KS" and "2777", the number '277' is also impressed on the inner pressing block. All is complete and in good order and is as realistic as it looks.

5.5" tall x 3.75" square base.

 
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Pair of Opaline Striped Glass Shades
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Original, quality pair of circa 1900, very thin spherical shaped clear glass gas shades with vertical opaline stripes. These shades have been fitted with replacement, lacquered brass shade holders to fit standard, modern, UK electric bulb holders. This pair appears to have been unused and both have etched details of the manufacturer in Czechoslovakia. A super pair of gas globes and perfect. Will also fit old 3.5" gas galleries.

6" tall including holder x 5.5" widest.

 
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Pair of Opaline Striped Glass Shades



Pair of Electric Wall Lights with Vaseline Shades
Pair of Electric Wall Lights with Vaseline Shades
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Original, quality pair of 1920's serious Art Nouveau cast brass electric wall lights in a sinewy plant-like form with decorative backplates of acanthus leaves and a flower head to take the superb pair of vaseline glass shades. These shades have a diagonal twist, frilly flared outer edges and a good vaseline colour throughout. These wall lights are probably continental and have been rewired with modern three core silk covered flex and new brass UK bulb holders. Fully overhauled, polished and lacquered, although the lacquer may be removed at no extra cost. The shades look so good with the lights they are being sold with the shades. A pair of small brass brackets made to suit for wall mounting are included, again polished and lacquered, although the lacquer may be removed at no extra cost. All is complete and in good and working order with no chips or blemishes.

Backplate 11.25" x 3.5".

Total 12.5" tall, 7" wide.

10" front to back.

 
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Cranberry and Opaline Glass Light Fitting
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Original, quality circa 1900, large continental glass gas shade fitted with an old replacement brass shade holder to fit a standard modern UK electric bulb holder. Has been wired with modern three core silk covered electric flex and a new brass bulb holder with a length of new brass chain and a replacement new brass ceiling rose. This super shade in the "maid's bonnet" form has an embossed cushioned design with clear glass to the centre flowing into an opaline band with a cranberry colour to the outer wavy and fluted rim. The brass has been polished and lacquered, although the lacquer may be removed at no extra cost and all is complete and in good and working order.

Shade 11" diam.

6.5" tall including holder.

15.5" chain.

2" rose x 2.5" diam.

 
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Cranberry and Opaline Glass Light Fitting



Pierced Steel Fender
Pierced Steel Fender
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Original, quality late 18th or early 19th century pierced steel serpentine shaped fender. This early example has a slatted vertical pierced design with a shaped bead and the original sheet iron floor. All has been cleaned and lacquered and is complete and in good and working order.

Exterior 55.5" x 5.25" plus 5" tall.

Interior 4" front to back at centre.

 
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Pair of 1st World War Brass Trench Art Shell Cases
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Pair of original, quality 23" tall brass shell cases, ' Trench Art ' punch decorated with a flower stem, a flower, a bud and leaves, deeply embossed on a finely punched background detail. The undersides are both stamped ' 1918 ' and with other numbers. All has been polished and lacquered, although the lacquer may be removed at no extra cost and are in good order.

23" tall.

4" base diam.

 
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Pair of 1st World War Brass Trench Art Shell Cases



Pair of Brass Fire Iron Stands
Pair of Brass Fire Iron Stands
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Original, quality pair of late 19th century matching brass fire iron stands. The first we have seen. These super stands have rosettes to the base at the front, curved upstands with a bar rest and grip to the top and cast brass supports to the base at the rear. All has an aesthetic movement feel and has been polished and lacquered, although the lacquer may be removed at no extra cost. Complete and in good and working order. These stands are just perfect for a set of fire irons. The fire irons are not included in the price but may well be available ref code F575.

18.5" x 9" x 10" front to back each.

 
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Brass Desk Set Scissors and Letter Opener
Original, quality late 19th century steel letter opener and long bladed scissors with decorative brass handles and a slip in brass case all embossed with Art Nouveau floral designs. The steel blades are stamped "Germany", all has been polished and lacquered, although the lacquer may be removed at no extra cost. Complete and in good and working order.

Total 9.5" x 2" x 1".

 
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Brass Desk Set Scissors and Letter Opener



Copper Half Kettle for Grate Mounting
Copper Half Kettle for Grate Mounting
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Original, quality late 19th century very unusual copper half kettle with a turned wooden handle to the front, a pouring spout, a lift off semi-circular shaped lid with a brass finial and a look to the reverse for hanging on the front of the grate or range. Good tinning to the interior, polished and lacquered, although the lacquer may be removed at no extra cost and complete and in good and working order.

6" tall.

Base 7.75" x 3.75".

9" wide including spout.

8" front to back including handle.

 
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Oak Hall Brush Set
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Original, quality circa 1900, wall mounted hall brush set in superb condition. This example has three different size clothes and hat brushes with honey coloured oak back mounts, suspended on hooks fitted to the face of the shield shaped board in matching coloured oak. As good as it looks, no loose or missing bristles and ideal for use. Complete and in good and working order.

Shield 16" x 11.5".

Total including brushes 3" front to back.

Price is for the set.

 
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Oak Hall Brush Set



Large Kitchen / Dining Table
Large Kitchen / Dining Table
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Original, quality 1930's kitchen / dining table of super proportions ' long and narrow '. This table appears to be in Chestnut and has square section legs and recessed fillets to the ends of the top. All has been cleaned and waxed and is complete and in good and working order.

30.5" tall x 78.5" x 30.5".

23.5" tall to underskirt.

 
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Pair of Moulded Glass Door Handles
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Original, quality pair of 1920's moulded clear glass door knobs with circular brass backplates and a square bar to fit a standard mortice lock or latch. The cast brass backplates each have four countersunk screw holes for mounting and a beaded decoration in relief to the inner and outer rims. A super pair of door handles with not a chip or blemish in sight. Complete and in good and working order.

Backplates 2.5" diam.

Knob 2.5" diam.

2.25" front to back.

 
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Pair of Moulded Glass Door Handles



56lb Bronze Weight
56lb Bronze Weight
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Original, quality early 19th century cast bronze 56lb bell shaped weight in the old patinated unpolished green colour. This super very hard to find weight was the largest denomination of this shape manufactured. This example is in great condition with many stamped details '56lbs' to the top of the grip "1826" with the coffee pot mark, "A" to one side of the shoulder, "G" beneath a Crown for the Reign of King George IV and a shield form to the other side. Complete and in good order.

11.5" tall.

Base 7.25" diam.

 
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Pair of Colman's Enamel Signs
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Original, quality pair of 1920's enamel advertising signs detailing 'Colman's Starch' in white text on blue and "Colman's Mustard" in black text on yellow. Both are marked to the lower edge for the manufacturer "Patent Enamel Co Ltd B'ham". Some damage to the enamel around a few screw holes but otherwise very clean and bright signs and complete.

12" x 8 each.

 
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Pair of Colman's Enamel Signs



Cadburys Mirror
Cadburys Mirror
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Original, quality circa 1900, large advertising mirror in the original frame. The mirror details "Cadburys Chocolate Delicious & Wholesome" and the bottom of the glass is etched "This is the property of Cadbury Bros Ltd Eng" and "Cadbury Bournville". Some very minor blemishes to the right side edge and the left hand lower corner. The original frame has lost most of its paint finish and we have repainted in black. The original backing board has been turned to hide when it was used as a notepad next to a telephone: see picture. Otherwise all original and in superb order and a great find.

36" x 25.75" exterior frame.

33.75" x 24" visible mirror.

1.5" front to back.

 
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Cast Iron Bootscraper
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Original, quality unused late 19th century cast iron bootscraper to be mounted into a stone slab or similar. This superb example has been cleaned and lacquered to show the detail, but it can be painted black if required. The main body has a pair of stylised fish (dolphins) with a scallop shell between all in good detail, and the top scraper bar is embossed for the iron foundry "Baldwin". When mounting, the tapered and square bottom lugs are to be dropped into square holes in the slab and filled with hot lead. All is complete and in good and working order.

11" tall x 11" widest.

2" front to back.

 
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Cast Iron Bootscraper



Adjustable Brass Electric Desk Lamp
Adjustable Brass Electric Desk Lamp
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Original, quality 1920's brass electric reading lamp with the original green overlaid on white glass trough shade. This superb example has a square brass base with cast iron weight to the underside, a square brass stem and a shaped square tubed shade support; the lamp is adjustable with a locking knuckle above the stem and the glass shade will swivel up and down. Has been rewired with modern three core silk covered flex, a new brass UK bulb holder, in-line switch and a three pin plug. Polished and lacquered, although the lacquer may be removed at no extra cost and complete and in good and working order. A great example complete and in good and working order.

19" tall x 11" wide plus 7" front to back.

Shade 9" x 3" x 5.5" front to back.

Base 5.5" square.

 
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Crimping Iron
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Original, quality, very unusual, patented, cast iron crimping iron in the form of a standard laundry iron, but with a hinged body containing a pair of cast brass grooved crimping plates. The top surface has the locking tab and is embossed 'Pat'd Dec 12. 1871'. Has been cleaned and waxed finished and is complete and in good order. A scarce example.

5.75" long x 3.25" plus 5.25" tall.

 
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Crimping Iron



Shove Halfpenny Board
Shove Halfpenny Board
Original, quality 1920's / 30's, mahogany shove halfpenny board, with ten old polished halfpennies as game counters. This unusual example has boxwood stringing inlay and fine ribbing to the game area and the reverse has felt protective covering. All is complete and in superb order ready for a game.

23" x 15.75" x 1.75".

 
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Pair of 12.5" Brass Door Bolts
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Original, quality pair of late 19th century surface mounted 12.5" long brass door bolts with replacement keeps made to suit. A super pair of bolts with shaped finial grips. The backplates to the body of the bolts each have six countersunk screw holes for mounting and the keeps each have two. All has been fully overhauled, polished and lacquered, although the lacquer may be removed at no extra cost and they are complete and in good and working order.

Bolt 12.5" x 1.5".

Keep 1" x 1.5".

 
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Pair of 12.5



Walnut Block Tea Caddy
Walnut Block Tea Caddy
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Original, quality late 19th century block of well detailed grained walnut fashioned to appear as a period tea caddy on ball feet. Well executed and a treat to see. Complete and in good order.

4.75" tall x 6.75" wide.

4.75" front to back.

 
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Brass Banded Oak Bucket
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Original quality, late 19th century, superb oak bucket made in the form of a barrel with heavy brass bands, screws and a swing handle. The bands are scallop engraved to the edges and the top band reads 'One Lord' in upper case, the second reads 'One Faith' and the third 'One Baptism'. Each dome headed screw is cross slotted. The oak has been cleaned and refinished and all the brass has been lacquered. A very unusual item in wonderful and complete condition.

Barrel 13.25" high.

Base 8.25",

Widest 9.5".

19.25" high with handle up.

 
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Brass Banded Oak Bucket



Mahogany and Brass Crib Board
Mahogany and Brass Crib Board
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Original, quality late 19th century brass crib mounted on a mahogany stepped plinth on bun feet with a set of four replacement pegs turned to suit. Complete and in good and working order. 
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Brass Ring Photograph Frame
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Original, quality late 19th century brass photograph frame with a fold flat easel type backstand. This good example has a wide frame of interlocking brass rings with an inner border. The front has been polished and lacquered, although the lacquer may be removed at no extra cost. Will take a photo 6" x 4.25" with 5.5" x 3.75" visible from the front. Complete and in good order.

Frame exterior 8" x 6.5".

3" front to back when standing.

 
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Brass Ring Photograph Frame



Brass 'D' Shaped Umbrella Stand
Brass 'D' Shaped Umbrella Stand
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Original, quality 1920's 'D' shaped brass umbrella stand with three upright pillars supporting a six section top mount with three brass finials. All is mounted on a cast iron shaped base with lift out 'D' shaped zinc drip pan with two ring lifts. The brass has been polished and lacquered, although the lacquer may be removed at no extra cost and is complete and in good order.

24" tall.

16.75" wide at back.

8.5" front to back.

 
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Fully Converted GEC Candlestick Telephone
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Original, quality candlestick telephone with a bakelite mouthpiece and cover to the earpiece. The dial version of this model was introduced in the early 1920's and was phased out in the late 1930's. During the recent restoration and conversion this example has been completely disassembled and cleaned, some parts and the cord have been renewed and full details of the work carried out with a list of all replacement parts fitted is included. This example is stamped to the collar beneath the mouthpiece "Manufactured by the G.E.C. Telephone Works Coventry England". The conversion will now enable this telephone to be used on a standard modern BT Line, all has been fully overhauled and tested and is complete and in good and working order.

13" tall plus base 5" diam.

Total 6" widest plus 6" front to back.

 
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Fully Converted GEC Candlestick Telephone



Large Silver Witches Ball
Large Silver Witches Ball
Original, quality, late 19th century, silver coloured free blown 'witches ball' with a neck and a sheared top, a later wire loop for hanging has been fitted and the original string net is included. This super example has a few blemishes to the mercury mirror interior, some good glass blowing lines, otherwise complete and in good order. We have not seen these in the nets before. These glass balls are said to have properties to ward off evil and witches, but I believe they were used in the larger houses and shops to throw around the light from the candle and oil lighting. Other similar balls may well be available.

14" tall including neck but excluding wire.

12" diameter.

 
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Pair of Brass Electric Side Lamp
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Original, quality pair of 1920's superb cast brass electric side lights in the Gothic revival form. Both these are impressed to the underside for the maker "Wippell & Co Ltd, Exeter & London". This pair are in the form of candlesticks probably ecclesiastical with hexagonal bases on six brass ball feet and the undersides are in the original red paint, as often found on church brass items. Polished and lacquered, although the lacquer may be removed at no extra cost and complete and in good and working order. A most unusual pair of side lamps.

19" tall to tip of bulb.

6.5" base diam widest.

 
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Pair of Brass Electric Side Lamp



Pair of Black Ceramic Interior Bell Pulls
Pair of Black Ceramic Interior Bell Pulls
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Pair of original, quality, late 19th century, black ceramic interior bell pulls, for use with a tight wire, non-electrical bell system. This most unusual pair have circular ceramic backplates, with gilt lining, matching black ceramic central pull knobs and brass collars and mounts. Other parts required to operate this system are usually available in stock and other bell fittings of differing types may also be available. Fully overhauled, complete and in good order.

Backplate 4" diameter.

Knob 1.25".

2.25" front to back.

1.5" x 0.5" to be recessed.

 
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Pair of Large Trench Art Decorated Brass Shell Cases
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Original, quality pair of tall 'Trench Art' punch decorated brass shell cases. This superb pair are deeply embossed overall with a hunting scene in the forest with birds in the trees, a large stag, a dog at its heels and a hunter aiming his gun at the stag. Full of detail with a band of acorns and oak leaves above and beneath. The undersides are stamped "Patronn Fabrik" and one has "1917" and the other "1918". Complete and in good order.

21" tall.

Base 4.5" diam.

Top 4" diam.

 
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Pair of Large Trench Art Decorated Brass Shell Cases



Pair of Vaseline and Opaline Glass Lamp Shades
Pair of Vaseline and Opaline Glass Lamp Shades
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Original, quality pair of 1920's vaseline glass electric light shades with vertical opaline stripes and wavy outer rims. Great to find a pair, perfect and complete and in good and working order.

4.5" tall.

5" widest.

 
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Pitch Pine Pigeonhole Cupboard
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Original, quality, late 19th century, pitch pine two door cabinet, with a fully fitted interior with pigeonholes. This super cabinet has fielded panels to the door, a good plinth and top in pitch pine with the interior fitted in softer pine. All is generally clean inside and out with a lock and key to the doors. Probably originally used as an estate cupboard or in a post room or office, nevertheless a very useful cabinet.

46" tall x 50" x 14" external.

11.5" front to back internal.

 
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Pitch Pine Pigeonhole Cupboard



Brass Electric Reading Lamp
Brass Electric Reading Lamp
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Original, quality 1920's brass electric desk lamp with a heavy cast brass octagonal shaped base with a decorative Art Deco design in relief. The shaped stem supporting the trough shade has a knuckle / swivel to the base which permits movement of the arm up, down and side to side. Has been rewired with modern three core silk covered flex, a new brass UK bulb holder, in-line switch and a three pin plug. Fully overhauled, polished and lacquered, although the lacquer may be removed at no extra cost and complete and in good and working order. A most unusual example.

Base 5.75" diam.

Tall when up 11.75".

Widest 9".

 
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Brass and Ceramic Hat and Coat Hook
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Original, quality late 19th century brass large hat and coat hook with a decorated stem, black ceramic finials and a cast brass backplate with four countersunk screw holes for mounting. All has been polished and lacquered, although the lacquer may be removed at no extra cost. Complete and in good and working order. Another similar coat hook may well be available ref code: CH727.

Total 9" tall x 5.25" front to back.

Backplate 2" wide x 1.75".

 
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Brass and Ceramic Hat and Coat Hook



Muffin Sellers Brass Handbell
Muffin Sellers Brass Handbell
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Original, quality late 19th century Muffin Seller's brass handbell with two bell domes and clapper, a turned fruitwood handle with a brass ferrule and a ring to the end. The wooden grip is impressed 1888 and the brass is polished and lacquered, although the lacquer may be removed at no extra cost. A great sounding bell. Complete and in good and working order.

9" x 4" x 3".

 
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Pair of Brass Talon Candlesticks
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Original, quality pair of late 19th century cast brass candlesticks in the realistic form of "Eagle Talons" with good detail. The shoulders have acanthus leaf forms and the candlesticks have plain drip pans but no visible maker marks. Polished and lacquered, although the lacquer may be removed at no extra cost and complete and in good and working order.

5.5" tall x 3" wide x 3.75" front to back.

 
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Pair of Brass Talon Candlesticks



Oval Galleried Tray
Oval Galleried Tray
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Original, quality 1930's oval shaped drinks tray in "Australian Blackwood" with a chromed gallery. This super example with handles to each end has a paper label to the underside detailing "Shott & Son Manufacturers Blackwood Souvenirs 60 George Street Launceston Tasmania" and on the tray top a small chromed plated plaque in the shape of Tasmania (the island) and detailed "TASMANIA". A super find in super condition and complete.

22" x 14" x 2.75".

 
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Pair of Loveridge Brass Coal Vases
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Matching pair of original, quality, brass coal vases complete with the original steel lift out liners. This superb pair of coal tubs have vase shaped bodies on three legs, two side ring handles, a cluster finial to the domed lid, a registration number to the underside of the lid for the year 1902 and the maker's mark to the underside of the vase for "Henry Loveridge and Co of Birmingham". The steel liners are a work of art on their own, by far the best we have seen and each with a pair of side ring lifting handles. These vases are in superb condition with only very very minor dents if any, consistent with very little use. The brass has been polished and lacquered, although the lacquer may be removed at no extra cost and the liners cleaned and repainted black. All is complete and in good and working order. Price is for the pair.

Each 18" tall x 16" widest including side handle.

 
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Pair of Loveridge Brass Coal Vases



Pierced Brass Fender
Pierced Brass Fender
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Original, quality late 19th century pierced and engraved brass fender of a good size. This super example has a pierced and engraved decoration of leaves and berries or stylised acorns with cast brass mounts in the form of a Tudor Rose. The steel floor has been cleaned and repainted black and the brass polished and lacquered, although the lacquer may be removed at no extra cost. Some old alterations have been made to the floor and the feet to the back edge are replacements but all is complete and in good and working order.

Exterior 54" x 8" tall x 12.5" front to back.

Interior 53" x 11.5".

 
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Huge Brass Letter Flap
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Original, quality 1920's / 30's, huge cast brass letter flap detailed in deep relief to the letter flap "Letters" in upper cased Gothic style text. Replacement nuts, washers and bolts have been fitted and the original springs are good and strong. All has been polished and is complete and in good and working order. This example was taken from a Midland Bank and is complete and in good and working order.

Exterior 16" x 8".

Aperture 12" x 3.5".

Bolt centres 14.5" x 6.5".

 
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Huge Brass Letter Flap



Kenrick Cast Iron Cobblers Revolving Nail Cup
Kenrick Cast Iron Cobblers Revolving Nail Cup
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Original, quality 1920's two piece cast iron Cobblers' revolving nail cup, as used on the workbench for easy access to a range of sizes of nails and tacks when repairing shoes. This example is embossed "AJK Nail Cup" to the base. 'AJK' is for A Kenrick & Sons the iron founder from West Bromwich. These nail cups are also ideal for a desk tidy for paper clips and elastic bands etc. or for peanuts and crisps and similar. Cleaned and lacquered and complete and in good and working order.

4" tall.

8.75" widest.

Plinth 5.25" diam.

 
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Aesthetic Movement Brass Hat and Coat Hook
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Original, quality late 19th century superb cast brass hat and coat hook of good heavy proportions with four screw holes for mounting. Both the hat peg and the lower coat hook are decorated in an "Egyptian" type detail, almost hieroglyphics and the reverse of the backplate is stamped "JC&S" for the manufacturer. The first we have seen of this model. Polished and lacquered, although the lacquer may be removed at no extra cost and all is complete and in good and working order.

Backplate 2" x 1.75".

total 5" tall

5" front to back.

 
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Aesthetic Movement Brass Hat and Coat Hook



Huge Brass and Amber Glass Hat and Coat Hook
Huge Brass and Amber Glass Hat and Coat Hook
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Original, quality, superb, 19th century, much larger than average cast brass hat and coat hook, with a rope twist stem, a decorative cast brass backplate with four countersunk screw holes for mounting and the most wonderful spherical shaped cut amber coloured glass finials and the backplate has a design of acanthus leaves. One hook has a super top finial larger than the one below and one hook has finials of the same larger size. Polished and lacquered, although the lacquer may be removed at no extra cost. Complete and in good order. One of the best examples of hat and coat hooks we have had to date.

Backplate 3.5" x 2.5".

Total 10".

6" front to back.

 
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Brass String Holder with Scissors
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Original, quality circa 1900 / 1920's embossed brass cylindrical string holder with a decorated lid with a hole to centre for the string and the original pair of scissors in a holder to the side. The string holder has an embossed design of dragonflies and plants in an Art Nouveau style, 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.

Tub 3" tall plus 3.5" diam.

Total height including scissors 5.5".

 
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Brass String Holder with Scissors



Unpolished Copper Samovar
Unpolished Copper Samovar
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Original, quality late 18th/early 19th century fancy copper samovar/tea urn, complete with the brass tap with a green stained ivory finnial and the lift out cast iron heating bar. The cast brass side handles are fashioned as eagle heads with a lifting ring through the necks. The oval shaped urn is supported on four flat reeded legs terminating in lions' paw feet and the tops of the legs have a lion's face embellishment. The lid of the urn has a figure of a sphinx as the grip above the vent holes and the base has another but differing sphinx. The front of the urn has a lozenge shaped silver plaque for engraving but not engraved and this has a good clear Georgian hallmark. The urn interior has good tinning and a replacement cast iron heating bar made to suit copied from an original. The exterior is in outstanding unpolished condition with only the odd very minor dent. All is complete and in good and working order. If you did wish to use it and has been fully overhauled.

18" tall.

13" front to back including tap.

13" wide including handle.

9" x 7" stand including feet.

 
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Burnished Steel and Brass Fender
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Original, quality early 19th century burnished steel fender with brass mounts and removable fire iron stands to each end. This superb example has a wrought iron floor which as been cleaned and repainted black, a brass top and bottom trim to the front and sides and cast brass feet of acanthus leaf forms. The removable poker/fire iron rests are in burnished steel and are the original matching pair. The brass has been polished and lacquered, although the lacquer may be removed at no extra cost. A serious Georgian fender. In superb condition all original and complete and in good and working order. External 51" x 12" front to back.

Internal 50" x 11" front to back.

Height of fender 8.5".

27" including poker stands.

 
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Burnished Steel and Brass Fender



Vaseline and Cranberry Glass Oil Lamp Shade
Vaseline and Cranberry Glass Oil Lamp Shade
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Original, quality late 19th century glass oil lamp shade in vaseline glass with cushion decorated panels to the main body with a strong cranberry colour to the top, fluted area. A stunning example with a wonderful combination of colours to fit a standard, duplex double wick burner gallery. Complete and in good order.

5.5" tall.

7.75" widest.

Lower aperture 3.75" diam.

 
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Large Vaseline Light Fitting
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Original, quality circa 1900, large continental vaseline glass gas lamp shade. This shade has been fitted with a replacement, lacquered brass shade holder to fit a standard, modern, UK electric bulb holder. Has been wired with modern three core flex and a new brass UK bulb holder with a length of new brass chain and a new brass ceiling rose included. This super example in the 'maid's bonnet' form has a good vaseline colour to the centre flowing into a solid yellow-green 2" band at the outside wavy rim with eight points. A most unusual size for this model. Complete and in good and working order.

13" widest.

7" tall including holder plus 16" chain.

3" ceiling rose x 2.5" diam.

 
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Large Vaseline Light Fitting



Set of 3 Vaseline Glass Lamp Shades
Set of 3 Vaseline Glass Lamp Shades
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Original, quality set of three matching 1920's continental gas light shades. These shades have been fitted with replacement, lacquered brass shade holders to fit standard, modern, UK electric bulb holders. These super shades have bold vaseline vertical stripes on a natural vaseline background and pinched in outer rims. Complete and in good and working order.

5" tall including holders plus 4" widest.

Price is for the set.

 
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Spicer Fox Mask
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Original, quality 1920's superb mounted Fox Mask on the original oak shield. This example mounted by Spicers of Leamington the finest Taxidermist of Fox Masks and similar, is a most unusual pose with the ears down in submission. The condition of this mount is outstanding in every detail quite the best we have seen. The original oak backboard in the standard Spicers shape is impressed to the reverse "P.Spicer & Sons Taxidermists Leamington" and also '3210' for Spicers catalogue number.

Shield 10.75" tall.

8.5" widest.

Total 9" front to back.

 
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Spicer Fox Mask



Rolls Royce Mascot
Rolls Royce Mascot
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Original, quality chrome plated "Spirit of Ecstasy" Rolls Royce Car Mascot mounted on a turned and ebonised wooden trophy plinth. This super example is signed to the base "Charles Sykes" for the designer and "Rolls Royce" and stamped under one wing "Trade Mark RE01". This model was originally the size fitted to 1911 to 1914 Silver Ghosts and is the largest of the Rolls Royce Mascots. All is complete and in good order.

Plinth 5.5" diam.

2.75" tall.

Mascot 7" tall.

Total 9.75" tall.

 
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Excelsior Toilet Pan
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Original, quality late 19th century white ceramic toilet pan in superb very usable condition. This example is transfer printed to the inside " The Excelsior Wash down Pedestal " and with the registration number for the year 1898.The base plinth and the top beneath the rim are both decorated, with a band of deep relief ' egg and dart ' pattern.There are some chips to one of the four screw holes to the base mounting flange, all is in superb order otherwise, complete and perfect for plumbing in if required.This example has no other chips, cracks or stains in fact has seen very little use, indeed if any. If you are feeling flush, this is the one for you.

16" tall.

20.75" front to back total.

Top bowl rim 15" x 14" exterior.

11" x 9.5" interior.

Waste outlet 4.25" exterior plus 3.5" internal.

Water inlet 2 3/8" plus 1.75" internal.

 
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Excelsior Toilet Pan



Exterior Brass Bell Pull
Exterior Brass Bell Pull
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Original, quality mid to late 19th century cast brass exterior bell pull, for use with a tight wire, non-electrical bell system. This super example has a central brass pull knob with a dished brass backplate both with matching engraved detailed pattern. Replacement mounting plate and spring have been fitted, fully overhauled, and complete and in good and working order.

Exterior 5.5" diam.

Knob 2" diam.

1.25" front to back external.

1" front to back internal excluding spring and bar.

 
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Kenrick Cast Iron Folding Coatrack
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Original, quality circa 1900, cast iron coatrack with five turned beech hat and coat pegs, all linked up with steel straps giving the facility to fold up into a suitcase when travelling. Impressed to the reverse "AK & Sons No 2" for the manufacturer. These are hung on the wall when required, using the three mounting rings fitted. All is in the original finish and appears to have had very little use. Complete and in good and working order.

Folded up for travelling 5.5" x 5.5" x 3.5".

Mounted on wall as in picture 22" x 10.5" x 3.5".

 
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Kenrick Cast Iron Folding Coatrack



Crawfords Biscuits Desk Blotter and Diary Plus
Crawfords Biscuits Desk Blotter and Diary Plus
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Original, quality near mint condition diary and desk blotter issued in 1928 by 'Crawford Biscuits'. This super example has red leather look covers dated 1928 and opens to eventually the desk blotter with sheets of blotting paper still unused. The left hand side has a calendar for both 1928 and 1929 and has many pages in colour, illustrating the full range of biscuits of the time and the right hand side, the history of Crawfords, Postal guide of the time, other pages of useful information, pages for notes and a diary with seven days to a page. A super item in amazing condition.

Closed 10.75" tall x 12" x 0.5".

 
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Enamel Bus Stop Sign
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Original, quality 1960's, near mint condition, double sided, wedge shaped enamel bus stop sign with "Request Stop" in white text to the lower section beneath the circular logo. The back edge is printed "Burnham London" and although there are minor chips to some edges all is bright and clean otherwise and is complete and in good order.

15.5" tall x 18" x 3" widest.

 
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Enamel Bus Stop Sign



Pale Blue Glass Soda Syphon
Pale Blue Glass Soda Syphon
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Original, quality 1920's continental pale blue glass soda syphon with the original chromed top mount detailing a manufacturer in Paris, France. Complete and in good order but not suitable for use.

12" tall x 3.75" diam.

 
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Hobbs Hart and Co Ltd Fireproof Safe on Cupboard
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Original, quality, late 19th century, small fireproof safe in the original paintwork on the original wooden cupboard base unit made to suit. This super example manufactured by "Hobbs Hart and Co Ltd" has a plum coloured velvet lined interior to the safe with a lift out shelf and a locking drawer. The base cupboard unit has a scrumbled painted door inside and out. The safe is bolted to the cupboard but can be separated and the two long screws to fix the cupboard to the floor are also included. The brass handle to the inner drawer and the keyhole cover to the door are both embossed for the manufacturer "Hobbs Hart and Co Ltd London". The exterior original paintwork to the safe is generally very clean and in good order, but there are a few spots of paint missing from the front of the door and considerable blemishes to the top. All has been fully overhauled and all is complete and in good and working order otherwise, with two keys for the door and two keys for the drawer. A most unusual safe on stand.

Safe exterior 18" tall x 14" wide plus 12.5" front to back.

Safe interior 12.75" tall over drawer x 12" wide plus 8.75" front to back.

Total 37.5" tall x 16" wide plus 13.25" front to back.

 
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Hobbs Hart and Co Ltd Fireproof Safe on Cupboard



Set of 8 Amber Glass Drawer Handles
Set of 8 Amber Glass Drawer Handles
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Original, quality late 19th century set of eight matching amber coloured moulded glass chest of drawer knobs. These examples were often used on typical Welsh dressers, chest of drawers and Lancashire sideboards. Each knob has a six sided form and a tapered threaded stem for twist fitting into the correct sized hole. Some very minor scuffs and a tiny chip or two, otherwise complete and in good and working order.

Total length 2.5" including 1.5" thread x 1.75" diam.

Price is for the set.

 
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Stoneware Butter Churn
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Original, quality late 19th century two tone glazed stoneware "plunger" butter churn with the original lid. This unusual example in super condition and complete.

17" tall.

9.75" exterior base.

7" exterior top.

Aperture 5.5".

Lid 6" diam.

 
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Stoneware Butter Churn



2 Cwt Anvil on Stand
2 Cwt Anvil on Stand
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Original, quality post - war or earlier '2 Cwt', wrought iron anvil on the original wrought iron stand. This superb example is embossed to the side "2 Cwt JB England" and to the other "10 2KGS". Has a good clean nose and working surface and two aperture for accessories. Some minor knocks to one top edge and complete and in good and working order.

Anvil 12" tall x 27.5" x 4.5".

Base of anvil 11.5" x 9.5".

Stand 13.5" tall.

17.5" square on floor.

Total height 24".

 
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Cast Iron Book Press on Stand
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Original, quality late 19th century cast iron book press on an original oak book press base. This press has been married with an old book press base. The press has the original paintwork with gilded decoration and brass mounts and the oak base has two drawers with old replacement knobs, and the standard square legs curving out towards the front and back. The lower drawer is an old replacement made to suit and all has been cleaned and the press lacquered and is complete and in good and working order.

Total height including stand 45".

Base 30.5" tall x 18.5" x 15".

Press 16.5" x 10" plus 14.5" tall.

Working surface of press 12" x 10".

 
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Cast Iron Book Press on Stand



Clear Glass Chamberpot
Clear Glass Chamberpot
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Original, quality late 19th century clear glass freeblown chamberpot with an applied side handle and star cut decoration to the base. Most unusual to find a clear glass one. We have had jug and basins similar and I guess one had the choice of a matching chamberpot when originally purchasing a set, but where have they gone? This is a first for us and this one is very clean with no chips, cracks or blemishes and a very useful item.

5.75" tall x 8.5" to exterior diam.

10.25" wide including handle.

 
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1884 Inkstand
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Original, quality late 19th century walnut veneered inkstand with a pair of original clear moulded glass inkwells with cut glass lids and brass hinged mounts. The stand has black outer edges and pen grooves, a pullout drawer to the front, a hooped brass carry handle to the top and an engraved brass presentation plaque detailing "Presented to D Williams by the Dalton-in-Furness Choral Society, For His Valuable Services as Conductor February 13th 1884. Some ink staining to the top and some wear to the corners, otherwise all is complete and in good and working order, standing on four bun feet with the brass polished and lacquered, although the lacquer may be removed at no extra cost.

Inkwells 2" square plus 3.25" tall.

Total 11.75" wide.

7.25" front to back plus 6.25" tall including inks.

 
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1884 Inkstand



Ships Wheel Cigar Cutter
Ships Wheel Cigar Cutter
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Original, quality 1920's, 'ship's wheel' cigar cutter on the original circular steel base. The cigar tip would be placed down behind the wheel and the wheel, when turned, will trim off the cigar. The underside is marked to the swinging cover "Made in Germany" and the brass has been polished and lacquered, although the lacquer may be removed if required at no extra cost. Complete and in good and working order.

5" tall.

Wheel with spokes 2.5" wide.

Base 2.75" diameter.

 
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Copper Street Lamp Top
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Original, quality late 19th century all copper streel lamp, originally fitted to street lamp posts and brackets, then gas but now fitted for electricity. This example has a hinged door to the front, a hinged top cover, a replacement polished aluminium reflector inside the top cover and a new electric bulb holder and brass stem, which can be wired with exterior electric cable for no extra charge within reason. All has been re-glazed and all is now complete and in good and working order.

30" tall.

17" square widest.

Base bolt centres 8.5".

 
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Copper Street Lamp Top



Black Forest Carved Dog / Brush
Black Forest Carved Dog / Brush
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Original, quality late 19th century "Black Forest" carved clothes brush in the realistic form of dog laying down. This clean example has glass eyes and is complete and in good order. The first we have seen and a great looking piece.

5" x 3" x 2.5" tall.

 
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Stoneware Bird Feeder
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Original, quality, circa 1900, two tone glazed stoneware poultry / bird, drinker / feeder. This super example is stamped '1pt' for the size, with the pottery manufacturer "Price S. Bristol" and a bead decoration around. This principle is self filling hence the birds cannot soil the water. Complete and in good and working order.

9.25" tall x 4" x 6.25" front to back.

 
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Stoneware Bird Feeder



4 Stack Minty Bookcase
4 Stack Minty Bookcase
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Original, quality 1950's light oak finish stacking bookcase with graduated sections. The top three have sliding plate glass doors on aluminium runners and the base section has a shelf inside and sliding oak finish doors. The section will lock together from inside the roof of each section or lift off to ease transport. One ivorine maker's label is fixed to the inside detailing "Minty Library Specialists Oxford". A super clean set of book cabinets. Complete and in good order.

Total 58.25" tall x 35" wide.

Each section front to back: Base 15.5" plus 18.5" tall.

First 11.25" plus 15.5" tall.

Second 9" front to back plus 12.5" tall.

Third 9" front to back plus 12.5" tall.

 
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Veritas Cast Iron Conservatory Stove
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Original, quality late 19th century very decorative white enamelled, cast iron conservatory stove with a copper oil font and glass chimney operating just like oil lamps with paraffin. The red glass panels are replacements copied from the original as is the brass finial to the top lid, for the original was missing. The cast iron side handles in are in the original matt gilt finish. The pierced panels have fish decoration and match the side handles and the top cover will lift for use to keep a kettle warm. This example was manufactured by "Veritas" and has the registration number for the year 1893. The white enamel finish is original allbeit with a few minor chips. The copper font, the pair of original brass knobs to the doors and the top brass finial have all been polished and lacquered, although the lacquer may be removed at no extra cost and all is complete and in good and working order. A superb example.

33.5" tall.

16" diam of base.

Body 10" diam.

 
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Veritas Cast Iron Conservatory Stove



Pair of Tennis Racquet Letter Clips
Pair of Tennis Racquet Letter Clips
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Pair of original, quality superb brass letter clips in the form of tennis racquets with a ball on oak bases, circa 1900. These have strong springs, a hole in each for hanging, in the original unpolished finish and are complete and in super order. Can you believe it, not one but a pair of these wonderful letter clips.

Backplate 8.25" x 3.25" plus 2" front to back.

 
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Cast Iron Dental Chair
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Cast Iron Dental Chair



WT&S Oak and Brass Coatrack
WT&S Oak and Brass Coatrack
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Original, quality late 19th century superb honey coloured oak wall mounted coatrack of a good shape with 4 cast brass hat and coat hooks. 4 single coat hooks and an oval shaped mirror within a beaded brass frame. The reverse of the backboard is impressed with the sun logo and "WT&S" for the manufacturer 'William Tonks & Son, of Birmingham'. The brass has been polished and lacquered although the lacquer may be removed at no extra cost and the oval mirror is a replacement fitted. To mount to the wall remove 2 coat hooks, use the holes to screw to the wall and replace the coat hooks. Complete and in good working order.

Backboard 33.5" wide.

19.5" tall plus 1.25" front to back.

Total including hooks 21.5" tall plus 4" front to back.

 
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Oak Box
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Original, quality, late 19th century, superb oak cigarette casket with a lock and key and brass decorative mounts to the top of the hinged lid. The quality brass mounts are in the form of a horse shoe, a stirrup and a riding crop. The brass has been lacquered, the lock fully overhauled and all is now complete and in good and working order. A wonderful example with a removable central dividing panel.

Base 9.5" x 7.25" x 5.5" tall.

 
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Oak Box



Desk Barometer
Desk Barometer
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Original, quality, late 19th century, aneroid desk barometer, with a frame and stand in brass fashioned as a horse shoe, a hunting horn, a riding crop and a pair of whipple trees. The loop shaped stand is hinged to fold flat for storage. The central barometer has a detailed enamelled dial and "Made in Paris". All has been polished and lacquered, although the lacquer may be removed at no extra cost. Complete and in good and working order. A most unusual desk barometer.

Dial 3.5".

Total 10" tall x 8.5" wide.

3.5" front to back when up.

2.5" folded down.

 
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Pair of Brass Electric Side Lamps
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Original, quality pair of 1920's cast brass electric side lamps with tapered tubular stems on circular bases with a heavy cast iron weight underneath. Have been rewired with modern three core silk covered flex, new brass UK bulb holders, in-line switches and three pin plugs. Fully overhauled, polished and lacquered, although the lacquer may be removed at no extra cost and complete and in good working order. The shades are for display only.

14.5" tall x 5.25" base diam.

 
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Pair of Brass Electric Side Lamps



Pair of WT&S Brass Fingerplates
Pair of WT&S Brass Fingerplates
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Original, quality late 19th century pair of matching cast brass fingerplates one large and one small. This super pair have embossed detail of flowers and leaves in three panels. The reverse is impressed with the registration number for the year 1891 and with the sun logo and "WT&S" for the manufacturer 'William Tonks & Son of Birmingham', the plates each have four screw holes for mounting and have been polished and lacquered, although the lacquer may be removed at no extra cost and are complete and in good order.

11" x 3".

8.25" x 3".

Price is for the pair.

 
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Large Wrought Iron Hayrack
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Original, quality late 19th century larger than average blacksmith made wall mounted hayrack, perfect for back on the wall to feed the livestock or planted up as a huge garden feature. This example is for flat wall mounting and has four bolt holes for fixing and a good bellied shape.

46" plus 14" front to back.

Total height 26.5".

Height of basket 22.5".

 
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Large Wrought Iron Hayrack



Pooley London & North Western Railway Balance
Pooley London & North Western Railway Balance
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Original, quality, late 19th century, circular brass balance to weigh 112lb and calibrated in 1lbs. This most unusual example has a thick brass face mounted on a cast iron body, with a ring to the top for hanging and a swivel shackle beneath. The dial has an applied maker's plate detailing "H Pooley and Son Ltd", "Capacity 112lbs", "Class 3" and "Liverpool and Birmingham". The front also has a clear lead custom seal. The reverse also has an applied brass plaque detailing "Pooley and Son Liverpool" and "L&NW 3275", (L&NW' for 'London and North Western Railways). All has been cleaned and lacquered, although the lacquer may be removed at no extra cost. Complete and in good and working order.

Dial 8" diameter.

Scale 14" long.

1.5" front to back.

 
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Pair of Cast Iron Garden Bench Ends
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Original, quality pair of late 19th century very decorative cast iron garden bench ends in the aesthetic movement style and in old white paint. Will make up to a super quality garden bench with the addition of wooden slats. Complete and in good order.

32" tall at back.

25" tall at front.

26.5" front to back.

 
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Pair of Cast Iron Garden Bench Ends



Pair of Salisbury Carriage Builders Brass Waggon Hub Caps
Pair of Salisbury Carriage Builders Brass Waggon Hub Caps
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Pair of original, quality late 19th century heavy cast brass screw on waggon wheel hub caps. These super pair of eight sided brass nuts with a wide flange has an internal thread and are engraved to the top "The Salisbury Carriage Works and Van Builders".

3.5" tall.

5" widest.

Internal diam 3".

 
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Black Forest Carved Coatrack
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Original, quality, late 19th century, Swiss 'Black Forest' carved wood, wall mounted hat and coatrack. This superb all wood example has a Chamois head and neck to the centre, with oak leaves and branches behind and beneath, incorporating a hanging loop to the top and three pegs to the front. All is realistically carved, with the horns painted black and the original glass eyes. Quite the best I have seen for a while. Some good repairs to the tips of some oak leaves and the horns. Now complete and in good order. A delicate but sturdy and usable hat and coatrack.

16.25" wide x 9" tall.

4.5" front to back.

 
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Black Forest Carved Coatrack



Light Oak Roll Top Desk
Light Oak Roll Top Desk
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Original, quality circa 1900 / 1920's light oak roll top desk with a fitted interior and an 'S' tambour front. All is mounted on twin pedestals with a wide drawer between over the knee space and a modesty back panel. Will unscrew easily into five sections plus a few smaller pieces. The interior has many pigeon holes, two small drawers and pull out pen racks. Each pedestal mounted on casters, has a deep filing drawer to the base, two standard drawers above and a pull out typewriter shelf. The tambour front has a lock and key and when rolled down it will lock automatically, the key is only required to open it. Cleaned and overhauled, the original finish enhanced and complete and in good and working order. A very very good example.

45.25" tall at back plus 48" widest.

Worksurface 30.5" tall.

31" exterior front to back.

Knee hole 25.5" tall.

 
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Slag Glass Eye Bath
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Original, quality very unusual pressed glass eye bath, circa 1900/20's. This example has faceted sides and is moulded in deep red glass with the appearance of black, containing swirls of off white glass. All in super condition and complete.

1.75" x 1.25" x 2.75".

 
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Slag Glass Eye Bath



Brass Revolving Magazine Rack
Brass Revolving Magazine Rack
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Original, quality late 19th century brass and oak magazine rack with five section dividers on a rectangular shaped, honey coloured oak base=board all "swivel" mounted on three curved legs. The central section doubles up as the carry handle and the underside is detailed for "Hall Birmingham" the manufacturer. The brass has been polished and lacquered, although the lacquer may be removed at no extra cost and all is complete and in good and working order. The best magazine rack we have seen for a while.

34" tall.

Oak base 14.5" x 9".

21" diam spread of legs.

 
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Cranberry Glass Oil Lamp Shade
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Original, quality acid etched cranberry glass oil lamp shade circa 1900. This super example has an outward flared top section in a strong cranberry colour and all has a very detailed etched floral and acanthus leaves decoration. This shade will fit a standard duplex double burner oil lamp gallery. Perfect and complete and in good and working order.

5.75" tall.

9" widest.

Lower aperture 4".

 
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Cranberry Glass Oil Lamp Shade



Merryweather Fire Engine Bell
Merryweather Fire Engine Bell
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Original, quality pre-war 1930's heavy cast brass bell with the original cast brass internal clapper on a wrought iron stem with a plaited leather grip. The main body of this bell is embossed "Merryweather" for the well known maker of Fire Engines and related equipment. A super find with a good tone and resonance. Polished and lacquered, although the lacquer may be removed at no extra cost and complete and in good and working order.

12" tall.

10" diam.

 
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Large Copper Bovril Urn
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Original, quality late 19th century all copper hot water urn in the form of a castle tower with simulated brickwork and a castellated top. This hard to find urn has a brass shield to the front detailing 'Bovril', the beef extract drink, two brass taps with turned ebony handles, two small lids to the top and mounted with three replacement brass ball feet. copied from an original. This example is the largest we have seen and although not marked as such was made by "J and H Banfill Copper Smiths and Urn Makers, Gervase St. Old Kent Road S.E." London. These urns were used on the counter or bar in the pub, café or hotel, to heat up water and pour into a mug or cup of Bovril extract and were stood on a stove or over a gas ring beforehand to boil the water. 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.

19"tall.

12" top diam.

13.5" base diam.

15.25" widest including taps.

 
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Large Copper Bovril Urn



Brass and Steel Dairy Churn
Brass and Steel Dairy Churn
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Original, quality late 19th century tinsmith made churn shaped milk can with a brass label to the front, a brass swing over handle and a brass catch and hinge to the lid. The brass plaque is stamped "K. Messengers Tarlton" for either the Dairy who produced the milk or the person recieving the regular delivery of milk. The reverse is also stamped and this is for the manufacturer of the can "Dairy Supply Co Ltd, Museum Street London". The base has a good patch repair to a small hole and all has been polished and lacquered, although the lacquer may be removed at no extra cost and is complete and in good order. A most unusual shape and size the first we have seen.

9.75" tall with handle down.

8.5" base diam.

 
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Large Sycamore Butter Stamp
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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.

6" tall down.

9" withdrawn in.

Print 4.5" diam.

 
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Large Sycamore Butter Stamp



Very Small Oval Steel Dairy Can
Very Small Oval Steel Dairy Can
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Original, quality late 19th century / circa 1900, tiny oval steel dairy can. As used on milk delivery prams and floats when delivering door to door, straight from the churn. I can only imagine this size was for a very, very small portion of cream or is it a manufacturer's sample size? This example has the standard brass wire swing handle to the top, a fixed loop to the reverse and a brass mount to the hinged lid. The front of the can is stamped "HS" and for the manufacturer "Dairy Sundries Co Sudbury Middx" and the lid "Smith". All has been cleaned and lacquered and is complete and in superb condition. This is the first of this tiny size we have seen and it could not be in better condition.

1.75" tall with handle down.

2.25" wide.

2" front to back.

Base 1.75" x 1.5".

 
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Cast Iron Water Trough
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Original, quality late 19th century rectangular shaped cast iron water trough with mounts at each end and a curved base. This heavy trough is embossed to the side "Hexhams Brown of Exeter". An iron foundry who manufactured amongst many things, tannery equipment and machinery. This example is heavy but it does here a crack to the floor for 2 / 3rds of its length. So now ideal for a planter. The exterior and some of the interior has later paint. An unusual shaped trough with an unknown use ? .

Total length including mounts at end 54".

Exterior length of body 49.5" x 13" tall plus 14.5" wide.

 
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Cast Iron Water Trough



Brass Cats Face Electric Bell Press
Brass Cats Face Electric Bell Press
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Original, quality late 19th century interior electric bell press in the most unusual form of a well detailed cat's face in relief cast in pink brass. This superb example is only the second we have seen and is operated by pressing the tongue downwards. For use with a 12 volt, low voltage electric supply system. Other parts required to operate this system are usually available in stock and this example can be used externally if mounted with a mastic seal. The top of the head is stamped with the registration number for the year 1898. All has been polished and lacquered, although the lacquer may be removed at no extra cost fully overhauled and complete and in good and working order.

2.75" wide x 2.25" tall plus 2" front to back.

Rear mounting 2" diameter.

 
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Derby Dale Pie Commemorative Plate
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Original, quality circular white small dinner plate detailing the "Derby Dale Pie" made in aid of the Huddersfield Royal Infirmary on 4th August 1928". The centre panel of this plate has a black line detail of a steaming pie and "Size 16 feet long, 5 feet wide and 15 inches deep". In super condition and colour and perfect. The underside is printed "H.G.D.D." for the manufacturer.

9.5" x 1".

 
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Derby Dale Pie Commemorative Plate



Copper Street Lamp Top
Copper Street Lamp Top
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Original, quality 1920's all copper street lamp originally fitted to street lamp post and gas, but now fitted for electricity. This example has a hinged door to the front and a maker's plate detailing "William Sugg & Co Ltd, Westminster Patented Lamp" and the remains of an old green coat of paint. The new electric bulb holder and brass stem can be wired with exterior cable for no extra charge within reason. All has been re-glazed and all is now complete and in good and working order.

35" tall plus 16.5" square widest.

Base bolt centres 7".

 
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Adaptable Muff Warmer
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Original, quality buff coloured stoneware hot water filled hand warmer with the original screw in stopper and wire handle with wooden grip. The front of this super miniature hot water bottle is detailed in black transfer print "The adaptable hot water bottle for muff or pocket, made at the old Fulham Pottery", and with the registration number for the year 1904. Complete but with a faint hairline crack to the reverse, shown in picture.

4" tall with handle down.

3.5" widest.

1.25" front to back.

 
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Adaptable Muff Warmer



Large Oval Copper Frypan
Large Oval Copper Frypan
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Original, quality late 19th century oval shaped copper frying pan with a good long blacksmith made wrought iron handle, fixed to the pan with three hammered rivets. This super example will need re-tinning to the interior if wanted for cooking, otherwise all is complete and in good and working order but with no maker's name. The copper has been polished and lacquered, although the lacquer may be removed at no extra cost.

Pan 14.75" x 12" x 2".

Total including handle 28" long.

8.5" tall.

 
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Pair of Brass Door Handles
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Original, quality pair of 19th century fireproof safe door handles converted with a threaded standard square bar and grub screw adjustment system to fit both mortice and rim locks and latches. These super examples have segmented shaped spherical knobs and the original engraved circular backplates each with four screw holes for mounting. An exceptional pair of door knobs of a good weight and quality.

Backplates 2.25" diam.

Knob 2" diam.

2.5" front to back.

 
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Pair of Brass Door Handles



Antler Candlestick
Antler Candlestick
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Original, quality late 19th century single candlestick with a stag horn spike mounted with a silver plated candle holder with a decorative bracket, all mounted on a circular silver plated base. The underside is impressed for the maker Joseph Rodgers of Sheffield, the famous manufacturer of Cutlery of the highest standard.

15.5" tall.

5.25" base diam.

 
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Clear Glass Cream Setting Pan
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Original, quality mid to late 19th century circular freeblown clear glass, cream setting pan as used in the dairy. This most unusual pan has a hollow blown rim, a pouring lip and a serious pontil to the underside. Lots of wear to the underside foot and scratches to the interior floor but no chips or cracks and complete and in good order. This is only the second example we have seen.

19.5" diam.

4" tall.

 
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Clear Glass Cream Setting Pan



Dairy Maids Cheese Dish and Cover
Dairy Maids Cheese Dish and Cover
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Original, quality late 19th century superb wedge shaped cheese dish with a highly decorated cover with a handle to the top. Both the cover and tray are transfer printed with the registered date for the year 1899 and the cover is detailed to each side with a different scene in coloured transfer. The top shows dairy maids milking a cow in the pasture, one side has a dairy maid in the dairy working a cheese press and the other dairy maids in the dairy pouring milk into setting pan. The front and back panels have designs. No cracks or chips, some fat stains to the tray and inside the cover but otherwise all complete and in good superb condition, with good clear coloured panels to the cover. A most unusual cheese dish only the third we have had.

Base 10" x 8" x total 7" tall including handle.

 
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Friendly Society Brass Staff Finial
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Original, quality late 19th century Friendly Society brass finial from Monkton in the country of Somerset. This example has a turned and shaped stem surmounted with a ball with a crown on top. Some dents to the ball but otherwise all in good order generally. Polished and lacquered, although the lacquer may be removed at no extra cost and mounted on a good Bakelite plinth for display.

Brass finial 9.25" plus 1.75" widest.

Plinth 3.5" diam.

Total 10.5" tall.

 
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Friendly Society Brass Staff Finial



S.Mordan Brass Postal Scales
S.Mordan Brass Postal Scales
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Original, quality late 19th century all brass postal balance with the original matching set of weights on the original serpentine fronted mahogany base with four bun feet. The scales are impressed for the maker "S. Mordan & Co London" and the weights are the complete stack required for the postage rates of the time and are marked "16/P", "8/P", "4/P" and "2/P". The brass weights marked with "P" as these refer to postages of half ounce units used from 1840 to 1871. 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.

Base 10" x 6.5".

Total 7" tall.

 
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Copper Brush and Mirror Hall Set
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Original, quality copper wall mounted hall rack circa 1900, with a shield shaped mirror to the centre of a decorative pressed sheet copper mount in a serious Art Nouveau style. The copper backplate has a shelf to the lower section and two copper backed brushes hanging on hooks each side of the mirror. One brush is embossed 'hat'. All is mounted on a shield shaped ebonised elm backboard, with a hanging ring to the top for wall mounting. The copper has been polished and lacquered, although the lacquer may be removed at no extra cost and all is complete and in good and working order.

19.5" tall including eye x 10.5" wide.

3.5" front to back.

 
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Copper Brush and Mirror Hall Set



Copper Kettle on Heater
Copper Kettle on Heater
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Original, quality early to mid 19th century, all copper rectangular shaped kettle, with a tap to the front and handle over with the original tall stand, with side loop handles and four fancy cast copper feet, to take the cast iron heating block in its own basket. The idea was to heat the block in the fire or oven then place it beneath the previously boiled water in the kettle, this would keep the kettle and contents warm for a longer period. This most unusual item is the first we have seen and although some very, very minor parts of the pierced decoration are missing to the stand, all is complete and in good order otherwise. All has been fully overhauled, polished and lacquered, although the lacquer may be removed at no extra cost. The finial to the tap is in black ceramic.

Total height 16".

11" front to back.

9" wide including handle.

 
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Decorative Brass Inkstand
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Original, quality late 19th century continental cast brass inkstand with very detailed decoration in a Gothic style. The two inkwells are mounted on a rectangular shaped stand with a carry handle over the top and pen trays between. The hinged lids of the inks have fancy finials, the central handle has lizard or gargoyle shaped mounts as pen rests, the end handles have acanthus leaf grips and the feet are mythical beasts. All is profusely decorated with pierced detail of the greatest quality overall a stunning if not even an over the top detailed cast brass inkstand. Polished and lacquered, although the lacquer may be removed at no extra cost and complete and in good and working order with the original matt gilt finish to the underside.

5" tall.

15" long.

6" front to back including feet.

 
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Decorative Brass Inkstand



Veterinary Vaginal Speculum
Veterinary Vaginal Speculum
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Original, quality late 19th century Veterinary Vaginal Speculum of huge proportions with a steel lower frame, a chrome plated on brass upper section and a curved adjustment threaded bar with a huge wingnut. The upper section is impressed "Arnold and Sons London". All has been cleaned and lacquered, although the lacquer may be removed at no extra cost and is complete and in good order.

18" x 5" x 6.5" tall.

 
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Frys Advertising Mirror
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Original, quality circa 1900 / 1920's shop display advertising mirror, in the original mahogany frame and with the original ply backing board. The front is detailed for "Fry's Chocolate" around a Royal Coat of Arms and by appointment underneath. Also etched to the lower edge "This is the property of J.S Fry & Sons Ltd, Bristol & London". The plywood backing board has signs of worm but has been well treated and can be removed if you wish. It also has the original printed detail for the manufacturer / supplier of the mirror "OC Hankes Ltd Birmingham" and the original paper label of J.S Fry & Sons Ltd. Some minor blemishes to the mirror glass and some minor scratches to the edges of the glass, otherwise a good clean mirror and complete and in good order.

28.25" x 14.25" x 1.25" front to back.

 
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Frys Advertising Mirror



Pair of Merryweather Copper and Brass Fire Engine Oil Lamps
Pair of Merryweather Copper and Brass Fire Engine Oil Lamps
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Pair of original, quality late 19th century superb small copper fire engine side lamps, with brass fittings, the original oil reservoirs and burner and large brass makers plates to the top detailing "Merryweather and Sons, Fire Engine Makers Long Acre London" and with the Royal Coat of Arms. The only apparent alteration from all being totally original is that the burners are a little different, one wire ring handle on the oil tank has been replaced, and there is a very minuscule chip to one glass. All has been polished and lacquered, although the lacquer may be removed at no extra cost. Otherwise all is original, in good order and complete and in working order.

8" tall including handle.

3.25" wide.

4.5" front to back including mounting assembly.

 
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Leather Fire Buckets
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Leather Fire Buckets



Millikin & Lawley Part Skeleton in Crate
Millikin & Lawley Part Skeleton in Crate
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Murattis Cigarette Cabinet
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Murattis Cigarette Cabinet



White Glass Rolling Pin
White Glass Rolling Pin
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Original, quality mid to late 19th century long freeblown white glass rolling pin, often made for sweethearts or as gifts from afar. This example is the longest we have seen and has a standard open hole to one end and the other closed. A great specimen suspended with a length of old blind cord.

28.25" x 3.5 widest.

 
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Brown Trout by Cooper
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Original, quality 1920's Brown Trout mounted in a bow fronted glazed case by J. Cooper & Sons. This super mount has all the quality and realism as expected from one the best, if not the best taxidermist specialising in fish. A handsome fish in a lifelike mount with realistic groundwork and with a good label to the interior detailing "Preserved by J.Cooper & Sons, 28 Radnor St, St Luke London E.C", an early address for Cooper: The exterior of the case has been cleaned and repainted black and the original wire loop is fixed to the reverse for wall mounting if required.

Cabinet 21.5" x 10.75" tall.

Loop. 6" front to back at centre of bow front.

 
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Brown Trout by Cooper



Art Nouveau Brass Photograph Frame
Art Nouveau Brass Photograph Frame
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Original, quality 1920's continental brass photograph frame complete with an old photograph. This unusual example is in a serious Art Nouveau form and has been polished and lacquered, although the lacquer may be removed at no extra cost, with the reverse retaining its original old lacquer finish. Will take a photo 6" x 4.25". Complete and in good and working order.

10.75" tall x 8" and 0.5" front to back flat.

5" front to back standing.

 
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Pierced Brass Fingerplate
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Original, quality late 19th century brass fingerplate with a very detailed pierced and fretted panel of flowers, leaves and seed pods in an Aesthetic Movement design. Each corner has a countersunk screw holes for mounting and 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.

12" x 3.5".

 
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Pierced Brass Fingerplate



Royal Daylight Oil Enamel Sign
Royal Daylight Oil Enamel Sign
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Original, quality 1920's double sided very clean enamel advertising sign, detailing to both sides "Use Royal Daylight Oil for Lighting, Heating and Cooking". The mounting flange with four holes is printed "Protector Eccles 12.23" for the sign manufacturer and the year Dec 1923. A good clean sign with some minor chips and damage but otherwise complete and in good order, with a good colour of black upper cased text on pale blue.

22" x 18" plus flange 2".

 
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Bristol Peace Celebration Memento
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Original, quality oak framed printed memento from the citizens of Bristol produced by the Lord Mayor of Bistrol . J.H Swiggs in 1919, in celebration of peace of the Frist World War was this vey clenr print in the original frame has a coat of art to the top over a coloured picture, entitled "The Guarded Health by Dudley Lennent. Complete and in good order.

Exterior frame 13.5" x 10.75" plus 0.75" front to back.

Frame width 1".

 
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Bristol Peace Celebration Memento



Pascalls Confections Shop Display Cabinet
Pascalls Confections Shop Display Cabinet
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Original, quality late 19th century counter shop display cabinet in mahogany with a sloping glazed front, a hinged drop down back panel with a white glass ( vitrolite ) panel and a glazed top pediment detailing "Pascalls Confections" in mirrored text. A replacement sliding glass shelf has been fitted and the original enamelled cabinet maker's plate has been retained detailing "O.C Hawkes Ltd manufacturer Globe Works Birmingham". All is complete and in good and working order and is the first we have seen of this model.

17.75" tall including pediment.

Base wide 20" x 7.75".

 
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Small Carved Stool
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Original, quality 1920's small circular topped stool with four turned legs in ash. The fruitwood top has a carved floral decoration with bands of chip carved beads. A super sturdy stool with a good colour, complete and in good and working order.

Top 10" diam x 1.5" thick.

13.5" total height.

15" spread of legs at floor.

 
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Small Carved Stool



Wedgwood Lobsters Salad Bowl and Servers
Wedgwood Lobsters Salad Bowl and Servers
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Original, quality late 19th century circular ceramic salad bowl with a silver plated rim and the original pair of salad servers. This superb example has coloured transfer detail of seaweeds to the inside and outside of the bowl, and three realistic red lobsters as the feet and the servers have 'lobster' claws as the handles. The underside of the bowl has an embossed registration lozenge mark for the years 1842 to 1883 and is impressed Wedgwood for the manufacturer. The silver plating to the top rim is worn in places otherwise all is complete and in good order and a very unusual item.

Bowl 10" top diam plus 4.75" tall.

Servers 11" x 2.25" x 1".

 
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Lucas Brass Car Horn
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Original, quality 1920's brass trumpet shaped motor car or motorcycle horn complete with a replacement rubber bulb. This example marked "Patented" has the logo badge for the manufacturer "Lucas King of the Road" and "No 60". Some minor dents to the horn and the grille, otherwise complete and in good and working order with a good loud sound. The brass has been polished and lacquered, although the lacquer may be removed at no extra cost.

Total length 15".

Horn 3.25" widest.

Bulb 3.5" diam.

 
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Lucas Brass Car Horn



Spratts Pictorial Vertical Enamel Advert
Spratts Pictorial Vertical Enamel Advert
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Original, quality superb and very hard to find Spratt's pet food vertical enamel sign detailing four skeletal type animals each drawn from the word 'Spratts', a Scottie dog, a cat, a canary and a fish. The figures are in black on a cream background with a turned down rim. This example has four screw holes for mounting and a few minor chips, otherwise in super condition and complete.

24" x 5" x 0.5".

 
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Rowland Ward Pack of Elephant Hairs
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Original, brown paper wrapped parcel of Elephant Hairs, circa 1900 / 1920's with most of the original parcel tag detailing "Rowland Ward Ltd Naturalists The Jungle Piccadilly London", with a line drawing of a Rhinoceros with skeleton details and "Elephant Hairs" in pencil. The reverse has the delivery address "John Todd Esq. Mereside, Bromfield Cumberland. I have not opened this parcel, not wanting to spoil it, but one can see elephant hairs at one end.

Parcel 16" x 2".

Tag 6.25" x 3".

 
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Rowland Ward Pack of Elephant Hairs



Nickel Plated Visting Card Tray
Nickel Plated Visting Card Tray
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Original, quality late 19th century square shaped nickel plated and engraved tray with an ebony handle with two decorative 'fly' mounts to the upper surface. Complete and in good and working order.

Tray 9.5" x 8.75" x 0.5".

Total length 14".

 
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Pair of Benson Brass and Copper Candlesticks
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Pair of original, quality 1920's copper and brass candlesticks, designed by W.A.S Benson, in the typical Arts and Crafts form from this designer. These are not stamped for this maker but have all the other signs and were originally nickel plated. The slender turned stems are mounted with a simple tripod base and mounted to the top with a cast brass candle sconce surrounded, by five leaf like petals in sheet copper. Polished and lacquered, although the lacquer may be removed at no extra cost and complete and in good and working order.

6.5" tall.

6.5" base diam spreads of feet.

 
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Pair of Benson Brass and Copper Candlesticks



Arts and Crafts Brass Wall Candle Scone
Arts and Crafts Brass Wall Candle Scone
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Original, quality 1920's brass wall mounted candle sconce of Arts and Crafts form with a tall reflector backplate with a curved forward heat deflector. The top front is embossed with birds and the underside is stamped "J.Co" for the maker. Scottish we believe. Polished and lacquered, although the lacquer may be removed at no extra cost and complete and in good and working order.

11.25" tall x 4.75" wide.

3.5" front to back.

 
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South Coast Flying Club Car Badge
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Original, quality post-war mint condition chromed motor car badge with the front decorated in blues, white and green enamel, with not a chip in sight. The front depicts a light aircraft over the sea with cliffs, probably the white cliffs of Dover, and "South Coast Flying Club" with the logo. The reverse is impressed '11' perhaps for the membership number. All in super condition with a steel nut and bracket and complete and in good order.

Badge 3.5" tall.

3.25" wide.

1.25" front to back.

Plus 0.75" threaded bolt with nut plus bracket 2" x 0.75".

 
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South Coast Flying Club Car Badge



Butchers Block on Base
Butchers Block on Base
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Original, quality post-war butcher's block on the original base. This example, as used in butchers' shops for chopping up sides of meat and joints, is in good and usable condition with a reversible block, both sides of which have been used. The block is made with end on blocks of beech within a bolted up frame of beech and the base is in pitch pine. Not too big an example, complete and in good and working order.

Block 36" x 24" x 6.5".

Base 34" x 22.75" x 26".

Total 36" x 24" x 32.5".

 
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Antler Handled Steel Ham Knife
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Original, quality, 18th or early 19th century, steel carving knife with a sharp and wide blade, a heavy antler handle mounted with silver or silver plated collar and end plate. The blade is impressed "W.R. Hotham, Bath" for the maker or retailer. This knife is steel, not stainless steel, and will keep a very sharp edge, but it does not like water or moisture; just wipe and dry thoroughly. A most unusual knife, very sharp, complete and in good and working order.

Total 19" long.

Blade 1.5" wide.

1.75" x 1.25" grip.

 
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Antler Handled Steel Ham Knife



Haws Galvanised Watering Can
Haws Galvanised Watering Can
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Original, quality pre-war large 'Haws' galvanised watering can with an extra long spout, a handle to the rear and the original brass rose with very fine perforation, embossed "Haws Genuine No 4". This example also has the original circular brass trade label detailed for "Haws". All has been cleaned and lacquered and is complete and in good and working order.

Body 9" diam plus13" tall.

Total length including spout and handle 34.5".

Tall including handle 16.5".

 
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Huge Brass Door Knocker
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Original, quality, late 19th century, cast brass door knocker with a replacement brass backplate, an old spherical shaped knocking stud and replacement threaded bars, nuts and washers. This superb knocker has the proportion of a Doctor's knocker, but a different shape, more like a swan neck. The heaviest knocker we have had for a long time. Complete and in good and working order.

9" tall.

Backplate plus knocking stud 3" diameter.

5" front to back.

 
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Huge Brass Door Knocker



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