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Copper Ale Muller AM6
Copper Ale Muller AM6
Original, quality late 19th century coppersmith made ale muller of the "Donkey's Ear" design. These mullers were used to warm up ale in the hot coals of the fire. This example has a rolled over seam and top rim, good tinning to the inside and most of all, the maker's name to the shaped side handle "E.J. Walden Banbury". Polished and lacquered, although the lacquer may be removed at no extra cost and complete and in good order.

10.25".

7" wide including handle.

4" top diam.

 
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Price: 115.00


Set of 4 Cast Brass Bed Knobs BK1
Set of original, quality 1920's, very decorative cast brass bed knobs, each supplied with a short length of threaded steel bar, nut and washer. These knobs were taken from a dismantled double brass bed and could grace the same again or serve other decorative purposes. All has been polished and lacquered and are complete and in good order.

Knob 3.25" tall.

2.5" widest diameter.

Price is for the set.

 
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Price: 300.00


Set of 4 Cast Brass Bed Knobs BK1



Onyx Cigarette Box CB14
Onyx Cigarette Box CB14
Original, quality 1960's rectangular solid onyx table box for cigarettes. This super example has the original hallmarked silver gilt piano type hinge. The hinge is clearly hallmarked and with "Betjamanns Patent" and "Made in England". Complete and in good and working order with not a blemish in sight.

6 5/8" x 4" x 2".

 
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Price: 125.00


Tin Cash Box CB5
Original, quality, late 19th century, small tin cash box in the form of a miniature tin travelling trunk. The original scrumbled bright orange / tan coloured paintwork has been retained to the outside, although a faded on the top. The interior is in Japanned black and originally had a lift out tray fitted. The brass mortice lock is stamped "Patent Lever" inside and out and "London", a replacement key has been cut to suit. The cast brass carry handle to the top is rather decorative, but also does the job well. A most unusual cash box, complete and in good and working order, with just the lift out tray missing. The brass has been polished and lacquered.

9" x 6" and 3.75" tall with handle down.

 
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Price: 95.00


Tin Cash Box CB5



Set of 3 Copper Pin Trays Inset with 1937 Coin CC232
Set of 3 Copper Pin Trays Inset with 1937 Coin CC232
Original, quality set of three matching circular copper pin trays, each inset to the centre with a 1937 copper coin, penny, halfpenny and farthing. These were presumably issued to commemorate the coronation of King George VI. The coins are visible both sides of each tray. All has been polished and lacquered, although the lacquer may be removed at no extra cost. Complete and in good order.

3.75" diameter x 0.5".

Price is for the set.

 
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Price: 75.00


Copper Pin Tray with 1902 Penny Inset CC231
Original, quality circular copper pin tray inset to the centre with a 1902 penny. This was presumably issued to commemorate King Edward's Coronation in 1902. The coin is visible both sides with the King's head to the upper side and 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 order.

4" diam.

0.5" deep.

 
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Price: 34.00


Copper Pin Tray with 1902 Penny Inset CC231



2 Copper Bowls with 1797 Cartwheel Pennies CC215
2 Copper Bowls with 1797 Cartwheel Pennies CC215
Two original petal shaped copper dishes with an inset 1797 all copper Cartwheel penny. The coins are marked to the front 'Brittania" and the date '1797' with a detail of Brittannia and to the reverse with the head of King George III and detailed Georgius III D.G.REX. In super condition. Not too rubbed. Polished and lacquered, although the lacquer may be removed at no extra cost. Other similar may be available ref code: CC227.

4" diam.

1" deep.

Price is for each.

 
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Price: 56.00


Large Brass Medallion CC47
Original, quality, mid to late 19th century, cast brass side view of a gentleman's head in relief mounted on a heavy circular cast brass wall plaque. The reverse of the plaque has a screwhead slot for wall hanging and shows an old repair. The gentleman is unknown to us, we would be pleased to know of him if you do. Has been lacquered, although the lacquer may be removed at no extra cost.

Backplate 11" x 0.5".

Total 1" front to back.

 
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Price: 56.00


Large Brass Medallion CC47



Horseshoe Shaped Cheese Dish CD12
Horseshoe Shaped Cheese Dish CD12
Original, quality 1920's, large horseshoe shaped ceramic cheese dish with cover. This example appears unused for there are no fat stains and all is in mint condition with just a short faint hairline crack to the top back panel of the lid. A plain off white colour with bands of decoration in relief and gold lining. Complete and in good order.

Base 11" x 9.5".

Total 5" tall.

 
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Price: 34.00


Aesthetic Movement Chamberpot CP90
Original, quality late 19th century cream coloured chamberpot with a multicoloured decoration in the aesthetic movement design. The underside is impressed 'Ivory' for the design and embossed with an unclear registration lozenge mark. Sadly there is a chip (see picture) to the top rim, but otherwise all is complete and in good and working order.

5.25" tall x 8.5" top rim.

10.5" widest including handle.

 
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Price: 45.00


Aesthetic Movement Chamberpot CP90



Arts & Crafts Chamberpot CP88
Arts & Crafts Chamberpot CP88
Original, quality 1920's ceramic chamberpot in a serious Arts & Crafts Orange / Red glazing finish with a side handle and a pale colour to the inside. A great looker. Complete and in good order.

6.25" tall x 8" diam exterior top rim.

10.25" wide including handle.

 
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Price: 56.00


Silver Plated Crumb Tray and Scoop CT19
Original, quality 1920's silver plated crumb tray with the matching scoop. These were used for removing crumbs from the tablecloth between courses. This pair are fashioned as styalised sea shells and both are marked to the reverse for the English makers. No wear to the silver plate. In super condition and the first we have seen. Complete and in good and working order.

Tray 12.5" x 6.5" x 1.25".

Scoop 12.5" x 3.5" x 1".

 
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Price: 135.00


Silver Plated Crumb Tray and Scoop CT19



Copper Crane Crumb Tray CT18
Copper Crane Crumb Tray CT18
Original, quality late 19th century copper crumb tray for clearing crumbs from the dining table. This superb example the first we have seen, is in the form of a very detailed "crane" head neck and wings. The brush is long gone, who cares, for this is the best we have ever seen. Polished and lacquered, although the lacquer may be removed at no extra cost and complete and in good order.

7.5" wide x 8.25" tall.

 
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Price: 135.00


Pair of Winfield Arum Lily Curtain Tie Backs CT3
Original, quality mid 19th century pair of superb brass and opaline glass curtain tie backs in the form of very detailed Arum Lilies. The fine brass mounts are in the original matt gilt finish, the flower heads are perfect and the gilt collars beneath the flower necks are detailed "R.W Winfield Patent" and with the registration lozenge mark for the year 1845. Both these items have the original wall plates and although one has some good old repairs to some old damage both are in superb condition otherwise. It's some years since I have seen this model tie back. R.W Winfield was a serious manufacturer of the best brass items excelling in the most elaborate brass beds ever produced.

11" tall x 3.5" wide.

5" front to back.

 
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Price: 650.00


Pair of Winfield Arum Lily Curtain Tie Backs CT3



Copper Coaster / Pin Tray DP28
Copper Coaster / Pin Tray DP28
Original, quality 1920's star shaped copper pin tray or drinks coaster with a very decorative shaped outer. Polished and lacquered, although the lacquer may be removed at no extra cost and complete and in good order.

4.75" x 1" tall.

 
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Price: 34.00


Sheffield Plated Bon Bon Basket DP20
Original, quality early to mid 19th century pierced copper bon-bon basket with remains of the original Sheffield plating to the inside. This example has a swing over pierced handle and an oval shaped foot. Polished and lacquered, although he lacquer may be removed at no extra cost. Some minor dents, but otherwise complete and in good order.

6.75" with handle up.

5.5" x 4.25".

Foot 3.75" x 2.5".

 
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Price: 95.00


Sheffield Plated Bon Bon Basket DP20



Pierced Copper Plate DP17
Pierced Copper Plate DP17
Original, quality 1920's pierced circular copper plate in the Arts and Crafts style. This example is decorated with stylised peacocks. Two holes have been rivet repaired and all is now complete and in good order. Polished and lacquered, although the lacquer may be removed at no extra cost.

9.25" diam.

0.75" tall.

 
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Price: 65.00


Miniature Brass Fender F112
Original, quality, late 19th Century, miniature sheet brass fender fashioned in the style of those used in front of the kitchen range. Complete and in good order.

7.5" widest x 1.25" high.

2.25" front to back.

 
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Price: 23.00


Miniature Brass Fender F112



Miniature Brass Fender F111
Miniature Brass Fender F111
Original, quality, late 19th Century, miniature sheet brass fender fashioned in the style of those used in front of the kitchen range. Complete and in good order.

6.25" widest x 1.25" high.

2.25" front to back.

 
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Price: 23.00


Miniature Brass Fender F110
Original, quality, late 19th Century, miniature sheet brass fender fashioned in the style of those used in front of the kitchen range. Complete and in good order.

9.5" widest x 1.25" high.

5.25" front to back.

 
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Price: 34.00


Miniature Brass Fender F110



Cut Glass Flower Stand FP6
Cut Glass Flower Stand FP6
Original, quality, circular, dome shaped large moulded glass, flower stand in cut brown clear glass, with marble type veins. This stand was for setting a display of cut flowers and is a larger than normally found size. It is also most unusual to find these in coloured glass. The underside is embossed "Made in England", "10" and with a patent number for the year 1931. Some minor damage to the inner veins, but otherwise complete and in good order.

6.5" tall x 10" widest.

 
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Price: 85.00


Glove Stretchers GS4
Pair of original, quality 1920's, unused, superb wooden glove stretchers of a good size, with a steel spring and made from, we think limewood? All in the original finish and complete and in good and working order.

11.75" x 1.75" and 1.25".

 
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Price: 56.00


Glove Stretchers GS4



Matching Brass Letters HN18
Matching Brass Letters HN18
Original, quality 1920's, cast brass, matching letters each with countersunk screw holes for mounting and originally for shop signs, etc. All has been polished and lacquered and are complete and in good order. Letters available: O x 5, R x 1, T x 1 and U x 1.

Each 2.5" x 0.25" front to back.

Price is for each.

Please state which one is required if ordering online.

 
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Price: 10.00


Brass and Glass Inkstand IW43
Original, quality, late 19th century, very decorative cast brass inkstand, with a screw on cut glass inkwell to the centre. The stand is of a clover leaf shape, with embossed decoration of leaves, stems and mythical beast heads and an acanthus leaf trim to the outer rim, all standing on three ball feet. The inkwell has a brass collar and hinge to the cut glass lid and apart from a few minor chips to the inside of the cap, all is complete and in good and working order. The underside has a maker's mark of "AFC" and all has been polished and lacquered, although the lacquer may be removed at no extra cost. A most unusual example. 8.5" widest x 4.75" tall including inkwell.  
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Price: 85.00


Brass and Glass Inkstand IW43



Barrel Shaped Copper and Brass Cream Jug J174
Barrel Shaped Copper and Brass Cream Jug J174
Original, quality 1920's barrel shaped small copper jug with brass bands, handle to the rear and applied brass decoration to the front of two stars and a coat of arms within a shield of a castle tower. We think this is continental and possibly a cream jug for the table ? Polished and lacquered, although the lacquer may be removed at no extra cost and in good order.

Tall 3.5" x 2" wide.

2.5" including handle.

 
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Price: 65.00


Large Doulton Jardiniere J48
Original, quality late 19th century, large Doulton jardiniere with a simulated snakeskin finish with floral decoration in pale blue and white enamel. The top rim and inner rim have pale blue bands to match. The underside is impressed "Doulton Slaters Patent" and "Doulton Lambeth". An impressive jardiniere one minuscule chip to the top rim and several sizeable chips to the base ring, otherwise complete and in good order.

10.5" tall x top rim 10.25" diam.

12.75" widest.

6.5" base diam.

 
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Price: 230.00


Large Doulton Jardiniere J48



Royal Lancastrian Green Jardiniere J44
Royal Lancastrian Green Jardiniere J44
Original, quality 1920's green glazed art pottery jardinière impressed to the underside for the manufacturer "Royal Lancastrian England". A super glaze inside and out and complete and in good order.

6" tall.

7.25" widest.

Top aperture 5.5".

 
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Price: 56.00


Brass Letter Rack LR47
Original, quality, late 19th century, pressed brass wall mounted letter rack on the original shaped, honey coloured oak backboard, with a brass ring for hanging. This larger than average letter rack has a shell form flanked by a pair of opposing mythical fish. The brass has been polished and lacquered and all is complete and in good order.

Backboard 7.75" x 5.5".

Total 2" front to back.

 
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Price: 135.00


Brass Letter Rack LR47



Messmer Ltd Micrometer M232
Messmer Ltd Micrometer M232
Original, quality 1950's ? benchtop micrometer in a heavy cast iron stand in the original War Dept green. This very clean example has a circular clear glass covered dial, calibrated and detailed for the manufacturer "H.E. Messmer Ltd London". The painted finish has been washed and lacquered and the brass bezel polished and lacquered, although the lacquer may be removed at no extra cost and all is complete, in good order and appears to be in working order.

Dial 6 1/8".

13" tall.

9" wide.

4.5" front to back.

 
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Price: 350.00


Pair of Pratts Motor Spirit Copper Drinks Coasters M129
Original, quality pair of 1920's circular copper drinks coasters / pin trays embossed to the centre with the detail of "Pratts Perfection Spirit" petrol can: Both these examples have good detail and not too worn, the upturned gallery is impressed "Made in England", "Solid Copper" and "JS&S" for the manufacturer J. Sankey & Sons. Polished and lacquered, although the lacquer may be removed at no extra cost and complete and in good order.

4.5" diam x 0.5".

 
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Price: 156.00


Pair of Pratts Motor Spirit Copper Drinks Coasters M129



Cast Iron Mantel Ornament MO30
Cast Iron Mantel Ornament MO30
Original, quality late 19th century finely detailed cast iron decorative mantel ornament depicting an eagle with outspread wings and a serpent in its beak, above two stylised dolphins all on a shaped plinth. The underside is embossed with a registered lozenge mark for the year 1882. All has been cleaned and lacquered and is complete and is superb order.

Base 6" x 3" x 4.5" total height.

 
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Price: 65.00


Brass and Oak Magazine Rack MR30
Original, quality late 19th century tubular brass magazine rack on the original honey coloured oak base supported on four brass ball feet. This superb example has three dividing sections with the centre one doubling up as the carry grip. 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.

Base 14" x 5.5".

Total 14.5" tall.

 
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Price: 230.00


Brass and Oak Magazine Rack MR30



Brass and Copper Revolving Magazine Rack MR26
Brass and Copper Revolving Magazine Rack MR26
Original, quality late 19th century brass and copper floor standing, revolving magazine rack. Stamped to the underside "W.Townsend and Co" for the manufacturer. This super example has a three panelled rack with hammered copper panels to the outsides and the central panel doubling up as the carry grip. The rack has a rectangular shaped oak base, and all is "swivel" mounted on three curved legs, which have replacement brass ball feet fitted. The brass and 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.

30.5" tall.

Oak base 14" x 6.25".

17" diam spread of legs.

 
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Price: 235.00


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

9.5" x 3".

2.5" front to back.

 
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Price: 56.00


Carved Wooden Nutcracker NC13



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

8" x 4" x 1.5" front to back.

 
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Price: 45.00


Butterfly Wings Brass Pin Tray NH7
Original, quality 1920's continental pierced brass small decorative tray with a central glass lined dish decorated behind the glass with real butterfly wings. The frame of this tray is finely pierced with designs of butterflies and is signed to the top "F. Billere". The underside has four ball feet and is stamped "Depose". The upper brass surface has been polished and lacquered, although the lacquer may be removed at no extra cost. Complete and in good order.

10.5" x 4.75" x 0.75".

 
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Price: 200.00


Butterfly Wings Brass Pin Tray NH7



Brass Armorial Salver P62
Brass Armorial Salver P62
Original, quality 1920's, circular pressed brass alms dish with an embossed armorial shield within the dished centre. This shield has a galleon on the waves, a castle keep and the outer edge of the plate has a pie crust edge. Polished and lacquered, although the lacquer may be removed at no extra cost. Complete and in good order.

12" diameter x 1" front to back.

 
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Price: 65.00


Arts and Crafts Brass Rat Plate P60
Original, quality 1920's, small circular brass tray / plate with a wide and wavy rim and a central embossed detail of a rat curled up. This plate was originally nickel plated but most has worn away and there is no sign of a maker's name or logo, although this item certainly deserves one. Polished and lacquered, complete and in good order.

6.25" diameter x 0.5" front to back.

 
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Price: 45.00


Arts and Crafts Brass Rat Plate P60



Dillington Heap Steeplechase Trophy P3
Dillington Heap Steeplechase Trophy P3
Original, quality, rectangular shaped Sheffield plated on copper biscuit box with a hinged lid and a ropetwist bead around the top and bottom edges. The cushioned shaped lid is engraved "Aronian Boy, Winner of Dillington Heap Steeplechase, Taunton 1940, Ridden by T Hanbury". Some rubbing to the plate showing the copper bleeding through mainly around the engraving. Complete and in good order.

7" x 4.5" and 3.5" tall.

 
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Price: 115.00


Set 3 Glass Piano Stands PC6
Set of three, original, quality, late 19th century, moulded clear glass stands for piano, to lift up the playing height of a grand piano. These plain, but clean examples show a mould seam to the sides, have a depression to the tops and ground undersides. Some minor chips to the undersides, otherwise complete and in good order.

4" widest.

1.75" tall.

Price is for the set.

 
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Price: 45.00


Set 3 Glass Piano Stands PC6



Set of 4 Glass Piano Cups PC3
Set of 4 Glass Piano Cups PC3
Set of four original, quality moulded green glass piano stands or furniture rests. Will lift your piano or dining table a little higher. Complete and in good and working order.

3.5" base diameter.

3" top diameter.

1.75" high.

Price is for the set.

 
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Price: 65.00


Pair of Brass Picture Rod Mounting Hooks PH26
Pair of original, quality, late 19th century, cast brass wall mounted hooks to take a picture rail. These heavy quality hooks have circular backplates, each with three countersunk screw holes for mounting. All has been polished and lacquered and are complete and in good and working order.

Backplate 2.5" diameter x 2.25" front to back.

 
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Price: 65.00


Pair of Brass Picture Rod Mounting Hooks PH26



Brass Picture Rail Hooks, large quantity available PH5
Brass Picture Rail Hooks, large quantity available PH5
Large quantity of similar original quality brass picture hooks, circa 1900/1920's, for hanging pictures etc. from a wooden picture rail fixed on the walls around a room. All of a plain design and of a similar size and have been polished and lacquered. Complete and in good and working order.

1.25" wide x 2" drop.

Price is for each.

 
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Price: 3.50


Brass Pipe Rack PR8
Original, quality late 19th century larger than average brass pipe rack fashioned as a miniature 'five bar gate', with a plinth of brass mounted on a base of laburnum wood. This example has provision for seven pipes of a narrow form, possibly for shorter clay churchwarden pipes ?. The back is also fitted with wall hanging plates. 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.

8.75" tall x 16".

3.5" front to back at base.

 
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Price: 285.00


Brass Pipe Rack PR8



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

14.75" x 4" diameter.

 
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Price: 230.00


Wrights Patent Brass Reading Stand RS7
Original, quality late 19th century all brass folding and adjustable patent book reading stand / lectern. This superb example has a cast brass stand in the original matt and gilt finish, highly detailed with acanthus leaves and berries and with a decorated tubular stem incorporating the ratchet catch, height adjustment. The book frame will tilt and lock at a variety of angles, will lock into position with a wing nut and will rotate with ease. This book frame with supports at the base for the book and page retaining turning signals, has extending side frames and is well documented in embossed letters "By Her Majesty's Royal Letters Patent" with the Royal Coat of Arms above and "Wrights Newspaper Stand, 58 & 58A London Wall, London". All is complete, in full working order and has been polished and lacquered, although the lacquer may be removed at no extra cost. This is the first we have seen.

Folded down 12.25" tall.

15" tall when up.

Folded in 6.5" wide.

11" when out.

Base 5" diam.

 
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Price: 650.00


Wrights Patent Brass Reading Stand RS7



Queen Victoria Brass Book Stand RS6
Queen Victoria Brass Book Stand RS6
Original, quality late 19th century cast brass folding and adjustable book reading stand. This superb example has a fretwork front plate depicting a bust of Queen Victoria, swirls of acanthus leaves and Tudor Rose motifs. This was probably manufactured to commemorate one of Queen Victoria's Jubilees in 1887 or 1897. This stand has a shaped ledge to the lower front to rest an open book and a ratchet adjustable system to tilt the open book, mounted on a ball foot to each corner. Has been polished and lacquered, although the lacquer may be removed at no extra cost and is complete and in good and working order.

Faceplate 9.75" x 8.25" tall.

Max height when stood for use 8.75".

Folded flat 1.5" tall.

2.25" at front ledge x 8.5" x 10".

 
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Price: 450.00


Ceramic Irish Whisky Barrel SB11
Original, quality 1920's ceramic bar top whisky barrel with gilded decoration on red and yellow and detailed "I. Whisky" for Irish Whisky. This example is in super condition, although the top cover / lid and the tap to the front are both missing, otherwise all is complete and in good order.

11.25" tall x 9.5" x 8" front to back.

 
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Price: 115.00


Ceramic Irish Whisky Barrel SB11



Ceramic Scotch Whisky Barrel SB10
Ceramic Scotch Whisky Barrel SB10
Original, quality circa 1900 white ceramic bar top whisky barrel with gilded decoration and detailed "S. Whisky" for Scotch Whisky. Much of the gilt decoration is missing as is the tap and lid, but otherwise all is complete and in good and working order. The underside is detailed for the maker "Thos Hughes & Co Wrexham".

12.5" tall x 12" x 8.5" front to back.

 
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Price: 115.00


Ceramic Spirit Cloves Barrel SB9
Original, quality late 19th century ceramic bar top spirit barrel in green with gilded bands and detail, provision to the lower front for a tap and an open aperture to the top for filling. This super example is detailed "Seven Stars Hotel" and "Cloves". Some very minor glazing chips, minor hairline cracks to the top. The dust cover / lid and tap are missing, otherwise complete and in good order.

13.25" tall x 13" x 9.5" front to back.

 
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Price: 125.00


Ceramic Spirit Cloves Barrel SB9



Pair of Trench Art Shell Cases SC174
Pair of Trench Art Shell Cases SC174
Pair of original, quality, trench art decorated brass shell cases, probably from the 2nd World War. These examples are each mounted on three steel ball feet and have flared out and crimped top rims. The underside are stamped "ATE98", "75De.C" and "18C" and others. In good order.

9.5" tall.

3.25" base diameter.

Top 3.75" diameter.

 
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Price: 125.00


Pair of Trench Art Brass Shell Cases SC169
Pair of original, quality, 1st World War, polished brass shell cases, punch engraved "Souvenir de Brevil 1919" to the front surrounded by a garland of ribbons and roses. Both the undersides have the same details "18pr", "VSM" and "1918", a war department broad arrow mark and others. All has been polished and lacquered, although the lacquer may be removed at no extra cost.

Base 4" diameter x 11.5" tall and 3.5" top diameter.

 
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Price: 145.00


Pair of Trench Art Brass Shell Cases SC169



Pair of Trench Art Shell Cases SC149
Pair of Trench Art Shell Cases SC149
Pair of original, quality, smaller than usual 'trench art' decorated brass shell cases. These examples have ribbed and waisted lower halves and are punch engraved to the upper section with an urn detailed "1946 Greece" with leaves and fruit bursting out. The top rims are wavy and the undersides are stamped "37mm - M16" to both and "1942" to one and "1943" to the other. All has been polished and lacquered, although the lacquer may be removed at no extra cost. Complete and in good order.

6" tall.

Base 2.25" diameter.

 
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Price: 125.00


Curling Stone Sugar Bowl SG219
Original, quality 1920's 'Carlton Ware' ceramic sugar bowl with a nickel rim and lid with a bone grip to the handle. This super example is in the very realistic form of a granite curling stone, it even has the coarse band of simulated granite to the centre. The underside is transfer printed with the logo for "Carlton Ware Stoke on Trent". Perfect and complete.

4" tall including the lid and 5.5" diam.

 
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Price: 185.00


Curling Stone Sugar Bowl SG219



Brass Shoe Horn SH24
Brass Shoe Horn SH24
Original, quality 1920's brass shoehorn, punch decorated with floral designs. Polished and lacquered, although the lacquer may be removed at no extra cost and complete and in good and working order.

8" x 2" x 1".

 
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Price: 45.00


Brass Ladies Leg Shoehorn SH17
Original, quality, superb sheet brass shoehorn in the shape of a Lady's leg, circa 1900 / 1920's, with a pierced stocking top and punch engraved detail of a garter and shoe. Polished and lacquered, although the lacquer may be removed at no extra cost, complete and in good order. The first we have seen of this design with such detail.

9.5" x 3" wide.

 
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Price: 165.00


Brass Ladies Leg Shoehorn SH17



Rabone Spirit Level SL72
Rabone Spirit Level SL72
Original, quality, late 19th century, heavy mahogany spirit level with a sheet brass top and underside. This superb example has a decorative fretted out window to the top with a clear bubble beneath and is impressed "Warranted Correct" and "John Rabone and Son Maker Birmingham". All has been polished and lacquered, although the lacquer may be removed at no extra cost. Complete and in good and working order.

10" x 1.25" and 1.1/8".

 
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Price: 95.00


Hosers Ebony Spirit Level SL66
Original, quality, late 19th century, ebony spirit level with brass plates top and bottom, each fixed with eight countersunk steel screws. The top plate has a fretted window to view the clear bubble and is engraved for the manufacturer "Hosers Limited London" and "Warranted Correct". One side of the ebony body is impressed in large letters "GLCC" could this be for The Gas Light and Coke Company ? The brass has been polished and lacquered, although the lacquer may be removed at no extra cost. Fully overhauled, complete and in good and working order.

9" x 1" and 1".

 
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Price: 95.00


Hosers Ebony Spirit Level SL66



Ebony Spirit Level SL61
Ebony Spirit Level SL61
Original, quality, late 19th century, ebony spirit level with a brass top plate and two end plates to the underside and both a vertical level and a horizontal one. The top brass plate is engraved "Warranted Correct" and "E Preston and Sons, Birmingham, England" for the maker. The top brass plate has a decorative cut viewing panel to see the horizontal clear bubble and six steel screws. The brass has been polished and lacquered, although the lacquer may be removed at no extra cost. Complete and in good and working order.

12" x 1.75" tall and 1.25" wide.

 
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Price: 125.00


White Ceramic Slops Pail SP20
Original, quality late 19th century large white ceramic slops pail, missing the lid but otherwise in good order. This example has a bellied body, two side handles and gilt lining to the handles and edges of the pail. All in good order with no chips or blemishes.

12" tall x 11.5" widest.

7" diam aperture.

 
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Price: 65.00


White Ceramic Slops Pail SP20



Double Bubble Soda Syphon SS65
Double Bubble Soda Syphon SS65
Original, quality late 19th century, huge glass "double bubble" soda syphon, with a wire mesh protective cover to the outside. The top pewter mounts are complete, but with no makers names or marks and all is complete and in good order but not suitable for use.

19.5" tall x 7.5" widest diam.

 
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Price: 300.00


Oak Salad Bowl with Servers SS14
Original, quality 1920's nickel mounted honey coloured oak salad bowl with a white ceramic liner and a matching pair of nickel mounted salad servers with oak grips. The nickel has been polished and lacquered, although the lacquer may be removed at no extra cost and all is perfect and complete and in good order.

Bowl 12" widest including handles.

6.5" tall.

9.5" front to back.

Servers 11" x 2" each.

Price is for the set.

 
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Price: 95.00


Oak Salad Bowl with Servers SS14



Brass Wall Pocket / Spill Vase SV2
Brass Wall Pocket / Spill Vase SV2
Original, quality late 19th century very decorative brass wall pocket / spill vase with a pierced and fretted backplate to include a heart to the design. A most unusual form. Polished and lacquered, although the lacquer may be removed at no extra cost. Complete and in good and working order.

10.5" tall x 6.5" wide.

2.5" front to back.

 
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Price: 85.00


Brass Visiting Card Tray T152
Original, quality circa 1900, small pressed brass tray with decorative side handles and pin punch decorated with floral designs surrounding "Welcome" to the centre. This card was manufactured for use in the hallway for 'Visiting Cards'. Polished and lacquered, although the lacquer may be removed at no extra cost and complete and in good order.

9" x 5" x 0.5".

 
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Price: 65.00


Brass Visiting Card Tray T152



Art Nouveau Brass Pin Tray T77
Art Nouveau Brass Pin Tray T77
Original, quality, small, circular brass tray with an upturned edge, four shaped cut outs and an engraved design of a maiden with prickly pear cacti, all in an Art Nouveau style. Probably circa 1900/1920's. Polished, lacquered and complete and in good order.

5.25" x 0.5".

 
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Price: 45.00


Treen Bowl by Scott Myles, Leuchars, Fife T38
Original, quality post-war turned mahogany fruit or salad bowl with the original paper label to the underside detailing "Handmade by Scott Myles Leuchars Fife" and "Made in Scotland". This super bowl is inset with twenty-five Scottish 5p pieces around the outer rim and one 10p coin to the centre. Some rubs and minor scratches otherwise complete and in good order.

11.75" diam x 2.5" tall.

 
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Price: 135.00


Treen Bowl by Scott Myles, Leuchars, Fife T38



Large Brass Wine Vat Tap T11
Large Brass Wine Vat Tap T11
Original, quality late 19th century huge brass tap probably continental and probably from a wine vat or similar. Polished and lacquered, although the lacquer may be removed at no extra cost and complete and in good order, but we have not tested it for working, no apparent reason not to be working.

10.5" x 2.25".

5.25" tall.

 
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Price: 165.00


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

2" x 1.25".

 
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Price: 36.00


Carved Wood Serviette Ring T10



Pair of Brass Whisky Taps T9
Pair of Brass Whisky Taps T9
Original quality pair of late 19th century bar back brass spirit taps. These most unusual taps are for filling bottles and are each mounted on a curved and shaped all brass plate, one engraved "Old Tom" and the other "Scotch Whiskey". Polished and lacquered, although the lacquer may be removed at no extra cost and in superb condition, the first we have seen. Complete and in good order.

Backplate 10" x 4.5" wide.

5" front to back.

 
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Price: 685.00


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

Each folded: 15" x 2.5" x 0.75".

 
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Price: 36.00


The Avecta Trouser Press T4



Copper Samovar TU17
Copper Samovar TU17
Original, quality early 19th century, fancy copper samovar/tea urn. The cast pink brass side handles are decorated with Acanthus leaf designs, the cast brass tap has a bone finial grip and the lid has a flower shaped finial/grip mounted above the vented area. The urn shaped body is mounted on a slender neck onto a shaped plinth with ribbed corner mounts and four bun feet. The rim on the plinth and the top rim have bands of pink cast brass as has the central body section. The heating bar and assembly to the inside is missing, but all is complete and in good and working order otherwise and has been polished and lacquered, although the lacquer may be removed at no extra cost. A super samovar in super condition.

16" tall.

13" front to back including handle tap.

14.5" wide including.

7" square base at feet.

 
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Price: 350.00


Wippell and Co Brass Alter Vase V15
Original, quality late 19th century heavy grade cast brass alter vase of a bulbous form. The underside has the standard red paint finish often seen to the underside of church decorative metalwork and detailed for the maker "J. Wippell & Co Ltd England Exeter & London". Polished and lacquered, although the lacquer may be removed at no extra cost and complete and in good order.

7" tall.

3.5" widest.

Base 3" diam.

 
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Price: 45.00


Wippell and Co Brass Alter Vase V15



Pair of Heavy Cartwheels W1
Pair of Heavy Cartwheels W1
Original, quality pair of late 19th century wooden cartwheels from a horsedrawn hay waggon or farm cart. This super heavy pair of wheels have twelve spokes, large hubs with wrought iron bands and blacksmith made wrought iron tyres. Complete and well used with each wheel still in one piece. Lost of old worm damage as you would expect for this age but still very solid.

38" tall.

Tyres 3" wide.

Hubs 12.5" front to back.

 
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Price: 450.00


Brass Hot Water Can WC62
Original, quality late 19th century all brass small hot water can as used by the housemaids to top up the hot water in Ewers and Basins. This is the smallest example we has seen with two pint capacity and it does have some minor metal fatigue so it is not suitable for use but a great looker. Polished and lacquered, although the lacquer may be removed at no extra cost and complete otherwise.

7.75" tall x 3.75" x 9.25".

 
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Price: 85.00


Brass Hot Water Can WC62



Brass Hot Water Can WC61
Brass Hot Water Can WC61
Original, quality late 19th century all brass, small hot water can as used by the maids to top up the hot water in the Ewer and Basins. This is the smallest example we have seen with a two pint capacity and it does have some minor metal fatigue so is not suitable for use but a great looker. Polished and lacquered, although the lacquer may be removed at no extra cost and complete.

7.5" tall x 4" x 9.5".

 
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Price: 85.00


Haws Brass Watering Can WC59
Original, quality circa 1900 / 1920's all brass watering can with a cylindrical body a thin but long reach neck with a detachable oval rose and an embossed label to the underside for the manufacturer "Haws". 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.

Total height 8".

Total length 15.75".

5" wide.

 
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Price: 156.00


Haws Brass Watering Can WC59



Gold Witches Ball WB7
Gold Witches Ball WB7
Original, quality late 19th century medium sized spherical shaped gold 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. A replacement split ring and wire has been fitted otherwise all is complete and in good and working order.

5.5" diam.

 
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Price: 125.00


Silver Witches Ball WB6
Original, quality late 19th century medium sized spherical shaped silver colour, 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.

6" diam.

 
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Price: 150.00


Silver Witches Ball WB6



Gold Witches Ball WB4
Gold Witches Ball WB4
Original, quality late 19th century medium sized spherical shaped gold colour, 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.

6" diam.

 
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Price: 125.00


Small Blue Witches Ball WB3
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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Price: 100.00


Small Blue Witches Ball WB3



Small Gold Witches Ball WB2
Small Gold Witches Ball WB2
Original quality late 19th century small spherical shaped gold 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" diam.

 
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Price: 100.00


Huge Copper Bedwarmer WP35
Original, quality, mid to late 19th century, extra large, copper bedwarmer of an ovoid form, to be filled with hot water and with a cast brass screw on filler cap and two cast brass loop handles with turned fruitwood grips. The original brass plug is still in place beneath the screw on cap and although there are a few very minor dents, all is in superb condition. This would be filled with hot water and is complete and in good and working order and has been polished and lacquered, although the lacquer may be removed at no extra cost.

31" x 16.5" plus 6.5" tall.

 
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Price: 230.00


Huge Copper Bedwarmer WP35

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