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Pair of Carved Oak Fireside Bellows B82
Pair of Carved Oak Fireside Bellows B82
Original, quality pair of pre-war fully refurbished oak fireside bellows. This super example has a well carved top panel of flowers and acanthus leaves, a brass nozzle and replacement leather and brass studs. All has been fully overhauled and tested and gives a serious "puff". The brass has been polished and lacquered, although the lacquer may be removed at no extra cost and is complete and in good and working order.

17.5" x 7.25" x 3".

 
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Price: 230.00


Carved Oak Fireside Bellows B78
Original, quality 1920's carved oak fireside bellows with the face of the "Green Man" to the front surrounded with "9'11 make it hot for you". The leatherwork is in good order and fitted with brass studs and the cast brass nozzle is in the unpolished finish. All is complete and in good and working order.

19.25" x 7" x 2" front to back.

 
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Price: 135.00


Carved Oak Fireside Bellows B78



Queen Fire Lighting Fan B75
Queen Fire Lighting Fan B75
Original, quality late 19th century cast iron grate mounted clockwork fan for lighting the fire in the fireplace or kitchen range. This super example has the original brass case and huge winding wingnut and the cover is engraved with flowers and leaves. The cast iron frame is embossed "Queen Fire Lighting Fan" and "Patent No 14985". All has been fully overhauled, the iron work cleaned and lacquered and the brass polished and lacquered, although the lacquer may be removed at no extra cost and all is complete and in good and working order. To operate 1. The wadding in the groove needs to be soaked in Methylated spirit and lit when required for use. 2. The fan is mounted against and hooked onto the bars of the fire or the grille. 3. The wingnut wound up. 4. The brake lever on top of the brass cover to be released. 5. The air from the fan will blow the flames into the fireplace probably up to 6" or 8" deep. 6. The narrow brass slide-in cover will act as a snuffer to put out the flame.

7" tall x 13" x 6".

 
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Price: 600.00


Bank Tellers Copper Coin Shovel B10
Original, quality pre-war copper coin shovel with a dovetail joined steel front edge and a turned rosewood handle. These were used by bank tellers and clerks when bagging up coinage. Polished and lacquered, although the lacquer may be removed at no extra cost and complete and in good and working order.

10" x 4.25" x 1.5".

 
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Price: 56.00


Bank Tellers Copper Coin Shovel B10



Brass Curfew C4
Brass Curfew C4
Original, quality late 19th century all brass "Curfew" for making safe the fire before leaving the room / or retiring. This most unusual example in brass has a strap handle to the reverse and a rolled over steel wire to the outside edges. The interior is in the unpolished finish and the exterior polished and lacquered, although the lacquer may be removed at no extra cost. All is complete and in good and working order.

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

11" wide at front.

 
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Price: 185.00


Walnut Coal Box CB23
Original, quality late 19th century walnut coal box with a sloping front and a good galvanised liner, brass fittings and the original shaped and fitted shovel. This superb example is stamped "Hall" to the shovel retaining strap for the manufacturer 'S. Hall & Sons' of Birmingham and has a brass embossed plaque detailing the registration number for the year 1887. The pullout galvanised liner has some good repairs. The shovel and the brass fittings have been polished and lacquered, although the lacquer may be removed at no extra cost and all is complete and in good and working order.

Total height with shovel fitted 17.75" x 13.75" wide.

20" front to back including shovel fitted.

 
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Price: 185.00


Walnut Coal Box CB23



Toleware Decorated Coal Box CB22
Toleware Decorated Coal Box CB22
Original, quality mid 19th century Toleware Coal box with shovel. This super example has most of the original gilt decoration on the black japanned finish and even more special is the curved glass panel to the hinged lid at the front. The painting has been applied to the reverse of the piece of glass and portrays a very detailed river scene with a Victorian Gent fishing from the bank. The original cast iron handle to the top has been cleaned and lacquered and the replacement shovel to the back insert is of similar age to the box and the correct style of shovel. All is in super condition, complete and in good and working order.

18" tall.

13.5" wide.

19" front to back.

 
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Price: 300.00


Toleware Candle Box CB2
Original, quality mid to late 19th century cylindrical wall mounted tin candle storage tube with a hinged flap lid and hasp, two wall mounting plates and the original decorated finish. One small hole to the lid, otherwise complete and in super condition.

14.5" long.

Body 4.25" diam.

6" tall including mounting plates.

 
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Price: 135.00


Toleware Candle Box CB2



Copper Coal Hod CH111
Copper Coal Hod CH111
Original, quality pre-war all copper coal hod with a tapering body and two grips to the front. The underside is stamped for the manufacturer "Johnson & Baxter ( Plymouth ) Ltd". Polished and lacquered, although the lacquer may be removed at no extra cost and all is complete and in good and working order.

23.5" tall.

Base 8.75" diam.

 
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Price: 185.00


Engraved Brass Coal Helmet CH107
Original, quality late 19th century brass coal helmet with a swing over handle, a grip to the reverse, a circular foot to the base and an embossed and engraved design to the main body of passion flowers and leaves. All in super condition. Polished and lacquered, although the lacquer may be removed at no extra cost and complete and in good and working order.

17.5" tall with handle up x 16.5" front to back.

11" wide.

Base 10" x 10.5".

 
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Price: 165.00


Engraved Brass Coal Helmet CH107



Benham and Froud Brass Coal Helmet CH105
Benham and Froud Brass Coal Helmet CH105
Original, quality late 19th century superb Art Nouveau brass coal helmet with a hinged lid, a carry handle over the top with an ebony grip and a fitted 'D' shaped brass shovel also with a matching ebony grip. The underside is impressed with the orb and cross logo for the manufacturer 'Benham and Froud' of London and Birmingham and "Harrods Ltd" for the retailer. A serious coal helmet by a serious manufacturer in a serious condition. Polished and lacquered although the lacquer may be removed at no extra cost and complete and in good and working order.

Total 21" tall x 15" wide.

18.5" wide front to back.

Foot 9.5" diam.

Shovel 13.75" x 5.25" x 1.75".

 
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Price: 385.00


Copper Coal Helmet CH103
Original, quality late 19th century all copper coal helmet with the original copper scoop with a turned beech handle, fitted to the inside, under the top panel. This very clean coal helmet has a swing over tubular handle a grip to the rear and a circular plinth. One hinge is stamped '17' and all has been polished and lacquered, although the lacquer may be removed at no extra cost.

18" tall including scoop in position.

21" front to back rear grip.

12" widest.

 
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Price: 230.00


Copper Coal Helmet CH103



Brass Fireside Poker F662
Brass Fireside Poker F662
Original, quality brass fireside poker circa 1900, with a cast brass handle in the form of graduated spheres and a tapered square section cast iron tip. Polished and lacquered, although the lacquer may be removed at no extra cost. Complete and in good and working order.

23.5" x 1.5" x 1.5".

 
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Price: 56.00


Brass Fireside Poker F661
Original, quality brass fireside poker circa 1900, with a shaped cast brass handle and a tapered square section cast iron tip. Polished and lacquered, although the lacquer may be removed at no extra cost and complete and in good and working order.

25" x 1" x 1".

 
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Price: 56.00


Brass Fireside Poker F661



3 Piece Set of Wrought Iron and Brass Fire Irons F660
3 Piece Set of Wrought Iron and Brass Fire Irons F660
Original, quality three piece set of early 19th century wrought iron fire irons with cast brass decorative grips. This set of matching tools comprising shovel, tongs and poker, each have a brass grip with acanthus leaf forms. The poker has a tapered square tip and the shovel a pierced design to sift through the embers and put back onto the fire all but the ash. The brass has been polished and lacquered, although the lacquer may be removed at no extra cost and the wrought iron cleaned and waxed. All is complete and in good and working order.

Shovel 31" x 6.25" x 1.5".

Tongs 28.75" x 3.25" x 1.5".

Poker 29.5" x 1.5" x 1.5".

 
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Price: 400.00


3 Piece Set of Wrought Iron and Brass Fire Irons F659
Original, quality three piece set of early 19th century wrought iron fire irons with cast brass decorative grips. This set of matching tools comprising shovel, tongs, and poker each with a brass grip with acanthus leaf forms. The poker has a tapered square tip and the shovel a pierced design to sift through the embers and put back onto the fire all but the ash. The brass has been polished and lacquered, although the lacquer may be removed at no extra cost and the wrought iron cleaned and waxed. All is complete and in good and working order.

Shovel 29.5" x 2.5" x 1.5".

Tongs 29" x 1.5" x 1.5".

Poker 29.75" x 3.25" x 1.5".

 
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Price: 450.00


3 Piece Set of Wrought Iron and Brass Fire Irons F659



Brass and Copper Fireside Poker F658
Brass and Copper Fireside Poker F658
Original, quality circa 1900, brass and copper poker. The urn-shaped handle to the top is in cast brass, the shaft is copper and the tapered tip to the base is wrought iron. 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.

24" long x 1.5" widest.

 
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Price: 65.00


Brass and Wrought Iron Fireside Poker F657
Original, quality late 19th century continental blacksmith made wrought iron fireside poker with a replacement steel tip. This was originally a fireside shovel and the spade end has been replaced with a steel poker top made to suit and with a cast brass grip to the tip. All is complete and in good and working order.

24" x 1".

 
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Price: 85.00


Brass and Wrought Iron Fireside Poker F657



Wrought Iron Fireside Poker F656
Wrought Iron Fireside Poker F656
Original, quality late 19th century continental blacksmith made wrought iron fireside poker with a replacement steel tip. This was originally a fireside shovel and the spade end has been replaced with a steel poker tip made to suit. All is complete and in good and working order.

21.5" x 1".

 
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Price: 65.00


Wrought Iron Fireside Poker F655
Original, quality late 19th century continental blacksmith made wrought iron fireside poker with a replacement steel tip. This was originally a fireside shovel and the spade end has been replaced with a steel poker tip made to suit. All is complete and in good and working order.

22.5" x 1".

 
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Price: 65.00


Wrought Iron Fireside Poker F655



Wrought Iron Fireside Poker F654
Wrought Iron Fireside Poker F654
Original, quality late 19th century continental blacksmith made wrought iron fireside poker with a replacement steel tip. This was originally a fireside shovel and the spade end has been replaced with a steel poker tip made to suit. All is complete and in good and working order.

22" long x 1 1/8".

 
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Price: 65.00


Wrought Iron Fireside Poker F653
Original, quality late 19th century continental blacksmith made wrought iron fireside poker with a replacement steel tip. This was originally a fireside shovel and the spade end has been replaced with a steel poker tip made to suit. All is complete and in good and working order.

22" long x 1".

 
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Price: 65.00


Wrought Iron Fireside Poker F653



Wrought Iron Fireside Poker F651
Wrought Iron Fireside Poker F651
Original, quality late 19th century continental blacksmith made wrought iron fireside poker with a replacement steel tip. This was originally a fireside shovel and the spade end has been replaced with a steel poker top made to suit. All is complete and in good and working order.

22.5" x 1 1/8".

 
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Price: 65.00


Wrought Iron Fireside Poker F650
Original, quality late 19th century continental blacksmith made wrought iron fireside poker with a replacement steel tip. This was originally a fireside shovel and the spade end has been replaced with a steel poker top made to suit. All is complete and in good and working order.

22" x 1".

 
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Price: 65.00


Wrought Iron Fireside Poker F650



Wrought Iron Fireside Poker F649
Wrought Iron Fireside Poker F649
Original, quality late 19th century continental blacksmith made wrought iron fireside poker with a replacement steel tip. This was originally a fireside shovel and the spade end has been replaced with a steel poker top made to suit. All is complete and in good and working order.

22.5" x 1.25".

 
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Price: 65.00


Brass Coal Box Shovel F647
Original, quality late 19th century brass coal box shovel with the original turned fruitwood handle all in a near unused condition. 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.

12.5" x 5" x 1.75" front to back.

 
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Price: 45.00


Brass Coal Box Shovel F647



Brass Fire Iron Tidy F645
Brass Fire Iron Tidy F645
Original, quality late 19th century brass fire iron tidy with an inset cast iron weight beneath, these were used in the hearth to stop the fire irons, tongs, poker and shovel etc. sliding to the floor. Also ideal as a doorstop or paperweight on the desk. Polished and lacquered, although the lacquer may be removed at no extra cost and complete and in good order.

8" x 3" x 3".

 
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Price: 56.00


Brass Coal Box Shovel F642
Original, quality late 19th century brass coal box shovel with a turned fruitwood handle. This super example shows very little signs of use and is of the highest quality in thick grade brass and of an unusual shape. Polished and lacquered, although the lacquer may be removed at no extra cost and is complete and in good and working order.

14.25" x 6.5" x 4" tall.

 
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Price: 65.00


Brass Coal Box Shovel F642



Brass and Copper Coal Grips F640
Brass and Copper Coal Grips F640
Original, quality pair of circa 1900, brass adjustable coal grips with a copper lever handle to control the grip. The tongs have forked arms with a spring control lever and the end cap is impressed "A.C. Harris Leicester". Fully overhauled, polished and lacquered, although the lacquer may be removed at no extra cost and complete and in good and working order.

17" x 1.25" x 5.5" wide.

 
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Price: 135.00


Wrought Iron Fireside Poker F639
Original, quality mid 19th century blacksmith made wrought iron fireside poker with an urn shaped finial grip, a stem with two bulbous sections, and a square section tapered tip to the end. Burnished and lacquered and complete and in good and working order.

25" x 1" x 1".

 
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Price: 65.00


Wrought Iron Fireside Poker F639



Pair of Brass Coal Grips F637
Pair of Brass Coal Grips F637
Original, quality pair of Art Nouveau brass coal tongs circa 1900, with a brass hook to hold the tension when not in use. A good usable pair, complete and in good and working order.

12.5" x 3.25" x 1.25".

 
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Price: 115.00


Brass Fireside Poker F636
Original, quality late 19th century brass fireside poker with a brass stem, a decorative brass grip to the top with a diagonal twisted design and a cast iron tapered tip. 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.

26" x 1.5" x 1.5".

 
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Price: 65.00


Brass Fireside Poker F636



Brass Poker Rest F631
Brass Poker Rest F631
Original, quality cast brass, most unusual poker stand / rest with a cast iron counterbalance weight beneath. The underside is impressed with the registration number for the year 1911. Polished and lacquered, although the lacquer may be removed at no extra cost and complete and in good and working order.

5.5" diam x 1" tall.

 
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Price: 56.00


3 Piece Set of Engraved Brass Fire Irons F629
Original, quality matching three piece set of engraved brass fire irons, comprising shovel, tongs and poker in the 18th century style. This set was probably made by "Pearson & Page" in the later 1920's and are of the highest quality and style with engraved flowers and swags to the finials, shoulders and grips. Great lookers, great size and super condition. All polished and lacquered, although the lacquer may be removed at no extra cost and complete and in good and working order.

Shovel 30.25" x 7.25" x 1.5".

Tongs 30.25" x 4" x 1.5".

Poker 30.25" x 1.5" x 1.5".

 
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Price: 450.00


3 Piece Set of Engraved Brass Fire Irons F629



3 Piece Brass Fire Iron Set F625
3 Piece Brass Fire Iron Set F625
Original, quality late 19th century set of three engraved brass fire irons comprising shovel, tongs and poker. The tongs have engraved decoration to the handle and the 'Y' sections at the top of each shaft, the poker has the engraved grip and a tapered square section tip and the shovel has a replacement handle made to suit but not engraved. All 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.

Shovel 27" x 4.5" x 1 1/8".

Tongs 27" x 3" x 1.5".

Poker 27" x 1.5" x 1.5".

 
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Price: 300.00


Brass Fire Iron Tidy F624
Original, quality circa 1900, brass fire iron tidy with a cast brass body with a cast iron infill to the underside and a brass finial grip. Polished and lacquered, although the lacquer may be removed at no extra cost and complete and in good and working order. Ideal also for a doorstop ?

2.5" tall.

8" x 1.75".

 
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Price: 45.00


Brass Fire Iron Tidy F624



Brass Fireside Poker F623
Brass Fireside Poker F623
Original, quality circa 1900, heavy brass fireside poker with a square section stem, a tapered wrought iron tip and shaped and square type of handgrip to the top. Polished and lacquered, although the lacquer may be removed at no extra cost and complete and in good and working order.

26.5" x 1.25" x 1.25".

 
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Price: 85.00


Heavy Brass Fireside Poker F622
Original, quality early to mid 19th century heavy brass fireside poker with a long tapered and square sectioned wrought iron tip, a finial decoration partway down the stem and a good shaped pommel grip to the top. Polished and lacquered, although the lacquer may be removed at no extra cost and complete and in good and working order.

28" x 1.75" x 1.75".

 
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Price: 115.00


Heavy Brass Fireside Poker F622



Pair of Wrought Iron Fireside Tongs F621
Pair of Wrought Iron Fireside Tongs F621
Original, quality pair of late 19th century, continental, blacksmith made wrought iron fireside tongs with decorated stems and a finial to the top. These are sprung to the grip, have been cleaned and lacquered and are complete and in good and working order.

24.5" x 4" x 2".

 
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Price: 65.00


Pair of Wrought Iron Fireside Tongs F619
Original, quality pair of late 19th century, continental, blacksmith made wrought iron fireside tongs with decorated stems and a finial to the top. These are sprung to the grip, have been cleaned and lacquered and are complete and in good and working order.

24" x 3" x 2".

 
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Price: 65.00


Pair of Wrought Iron Fireside Tongs F619



Heavy Brass Fireside Shovel F608
Heavy Brass Fireside Shovel F608
Original, quality mid to late 19th century larger than average fireside shovel with a good shaped grip, a tubular stem with decorative turning and a large pierced shovel end. The piercing to the shovel was to sift through the embers and put back onto the fire all but the ash. Polished and lacquered, although the lacquer may be removed at no extra cost and complete and in good and working order.

31.5" x 2.25" x 5.5".

 
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Price: 65.00


Burnished Steel Fireside Shovel F601
Original, quality circa 1900, burnished steel continental fireside shovel with turned decoration to the stem, a dainty spade end and a brass finial. All has been cleaned and lacquered and is complete and in good and working order.

27" x 4.5" x 3.5" front to back.

 
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Price: 56.00


Burnished Steel Fireside Shovel F601



3 Piece Set of Engraved Brass Fire Irons F599
3 Piece Set of Engraved Brass Fire Irons F599
Original, quality three piece set of late 19th century engraved brass fire irons comprising shovel, tongs and poker, each with engraved detail of flowers and leaves to the handles. The shovel is stamped to the reverse with the registration number for the year 1890, the poker has a tapered and shaped brass tip and the tongs are engraved to the shoulders and grips as well as the handle. All has been fully overhauled, polished and lacquered, although the lacquer may be removed at no extra cost and are complete and in good and working order.

Shovel 28" x 5.5" x 1.5".

Tongs 27" x 3.5" x 1.5".

Poker 26.75" x 1.5" 1.5".

Price is for the set.

 
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Price: 185.00


3 Piece Set of Brass Fire Irons F595
Original, quality three piece set of very decorated brass fire irons comprising poker, tongs and shovel each with matching handles and stems. The cast brass handles and finials have acanthus leaf decoration in relief; the poker has a tapered square bar brass tip, the tongs have pierced shoulders and grips decorated with acanthus leaves and the shaped shovel end is embossed with a detail of roses and buds with the reverse impressed with the registration number for the year 1886. 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. A great looking and working set of fire irons.

Poker 29" x 1.5" x 1.5".

Tongs 28.5" x 3.75" 1.5".

Shovel 6.25" x 3.5" x 1.5".

Price is for the set.

 
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Price: 270.00


3 Piece Set of Brass Fire Irons F595



Pair of Brass Fire Irons Tidies F593
Pair of Brass Fire Irons Tidies F593
Original, quality pair of late 19th century brass fire iron tidies with cast iron weighted undersides. Each one has a ribbed soft pointed finial grip and 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.

8.75" x 1.75" x 1.5" tall.

 
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Price: 85.00


Burnished Steel Fireside Shovel F589
Original, quality late 19th century burnished steel fireside shovel with a tapered steel shaft, a shaped handgrip and a pierced spade. The piercing to the shovel was to sift through the embers and put back onto the fire all but the ash. Cleaned and lacquered and complete and in good and working order.

30" x 6" x 3.25".

 
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Price: 56.00


Burnished Steel Fireside Shovel F589



Burnished Steel Fireside Shovel F585
Burnished Steel Fireside Shovel F585
Original, quality mid 19th century pierced and burnished steel fireside shovel of good proportions with a decorative pierced spade and a slender stem with a turned grip. Cleaned and lacquered and complete and in good and working order.

28.5" x 5.5" x 1.5".

 
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Price: 65.00


Wrought Iron Fireside Shovel F584
Original, quality late 19th century continental blacksmith made wrought iron fireside shovel with a good shaped spade and turned decoration to the stem. Cleaned and lacquered and complete and in good and working order.

24" x 4.5" x 1".

 
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Price: 45.00


Wrought Iron Fireside Shovel F584



Brass Coal Scoop F569
Brass Coal Scoop F569
Original, quality late 19th century unused brass coal scoop originally from a shaped brass coal helmet of superb quality. This example has the original turned and ebonised shaped beechwood handle. All is in mint condition with not a dent or blemish in sight and has been polished and lacquered, although the lacquer may be removed at no extra cost. Could also possibly have been a corn chandler's scoop.

16.5" x 5.75" widest x 6" tall.

 
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Price: 56.00


Brass Fire Iron Tidy F556
Original, quality late 19th century cast brass fire iron tidy with an inset cast iron weight beneath. These were used to stop the fire irons, tongs and poker etc. sliding to the floor, but is also ideal as a doorstop. Polished and lacquered, although the lacquer may be removed at no extra cost and complete and in good and working order.

4.5" tall x 10.5" x 2.75".

 
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Price: 78.00


Brass Fire Iron Tidy F556



Brass Coal Grips F555
Brass Coal Grips F555
Original, quality late 19th century patent pressed brass coal grips of a very clever and effective design. The interior has the original matt gilt finish and the outer has been polished and lacquered, although the lacquer may be removed at no extra cost. The large hook is for the thumb, and the two smaller hooks are for the 1st and 3rd finger. Complete and in good and working order.

Closed 6" x 4" and 3" tall.

 
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Price: 65.00


WT&S Brass Fire Iron Tidy F553
Original, quality late 19th century cast brass fire iron tidy with an inset cast iron weight beneath. These were used in the hearth to stop the fire irons, tongs and poker, etc. sliding to the floor, but are also ideal as a doorstop. This example is most unusual in design and is impressed to the underside of the cast iron weight with the sun logo and "WT&S" for the manufacturer 'William Tonks & Son of Birmingham'. Polished and lacquered, although the lacquer may be removed at no extra cost and complete and in good and working order.

10.5" x 2.25" x 4" tall.

 
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Price: 85.00


WT&S Brass Fire Iron Tidy F553



Brass Coalbox Shovel F541
Brass Coalbox Shovel F541
Original, quality late 19th century, brass coal box shovel with a good shape and the original turned mahogany handgrip. The brass has been polished and lacquered, although the lacquer may be removed at no extra cost and the mahogany refinished and apart from a few minor chips to the handle all is complete and in good and working order.

13.5" x 6.25" x 3.5".

 
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Price: 45.00


Burnished Steel Fireside Shovel F487
Original, quality, late 19th century, burnished steel fireside shovel with a turned handgrip. The piercing to the shovel was to sift through the embers and put back onto the fire all but the ash. Cleaned and lacquered and complete and in good order.

28.5" x 6" plus 1.25".

 
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Price: 45.00


Burnished Steel Fireside Shovel F487



Large Brass Fireside Shovel F389
Large Brass Fireside Shovel F389
Original, quality, early to mid 19th century, larger than average brass fireside shovel. This heavy example has a plain tubular handgrip, with a spherical finial and a rectangular shaped spade end in heavy grade sheet brass, with a decorative pierced centre panel. The piercing to the shovel was to sift through the embers and put back onto the fire all but the ash. Polished and lacquered, although the lacquer may be removed at no extra cost. Complete and in good and working order.

31" x 5.5" wide.

Finial 1.25" diameter.

 
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Price: 75.00


Burnished Steel and Brass Fireside Shovel F349
Original, quality, mid to late 19th century, blacksmith made burnished steel fireside shovel, with a pierced shovel, an oval and faceted shaft and a superb reeded and shaped cast brass handgrip. The shovel has a good repair to the rivetted area and the piercing was to sift through the embers and put back onto the fire all but the ash. All has been cleaned and lacquered and is complete and in good and working order. A well above average fireside tool and a grate looker.

31" x 6.25" plus 1.5".

 
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Price: 115.00


Burnished Steel and Brass Fireside Shovel F349



Arts & Crafts Copper & Wrought Iron Fire Screen F281
Arts & Crafts Copper & Wrought Iron Fire Screen F281
Original, quality late 19th century wrought iron and copper firescreen in the Arts and Crafts manner with the decorative blacksmith made wrought iron frame with a hand hold to the top and two pairs of feet. The rectangular hand embossed copper panel has the detail of a Viking ship with the sails billowing and oars to the side. The ironwork has been cleaned and lacquered and the copper polished and lacquered, although the lacquer may be removed at no extra cost. All is complete and in good and working order.

36.5" tall x 26".

10.5" front to back at the floor.

 
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Price: 300.00


Brass and Wirework Fender F280
Original, quality mid 19th century wirework bedroom fender with a brass top trim and wirework swags to the upper section. The sheet iron floor and wirework has been cleaned and repainted black and the brass has been polished and lacquered, although the lacquer may be removed to no extra cost. All is complete and in good and working order.

Exterior 46.5" x 12"x 15.5" tall.

Interior 45" x 11".

 
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Price: 300.00


Brass and Wirework Fender F280



Pierced Brass Fender F279
Pierced Brass Fender F279
Original, quality late 19th century pierced brass fender with a rolled over top trim and a shaped beaded lower trim. 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.

Exterior 6.75"tall x 53" wide plus 11" front to back.

Interior 49" wide x 10" front to back.

 
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Price: 135.00


Pierced Copper Fender F277
Original, quality all copper fender circa 1900, with a pierced central panel with a rolled over top trim and a shaped trim to the floor at the front edge. 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. Most unusual to find a copper fender.

35.5" long x 13.75" plus 5.5" tall.

 
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Price: 156.00


Pierced Copper Fender F277



Nursery Fender F276
Nursery Fender F276
Original, quality late 19th century wirework Nursery Fender with a brass top trim. The wirework on this wider than average example 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.

30" tall x 54.5" widest plus 12" front to back.

 
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Price: 385.00


Nursery Fender with Nappy Rail F275
Original, quality late 19th century wirework tall Nursery Fireguard with a brass top trim and a pullout tubular brass nappy or towel rail. The wirework has been cleaned and repainted black and the brass polished and lacquered, although the lacquer may be removed at no extra cost. This model is difficult to find these days and this example is in super condition. Complete and in good and working order.

24" tall x 34" x 11.5" front to back. With rail pulled forward 16".

 
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Price: 350.00


Nursery Fender with Nappy Rail F275



Brass and Iron Fender F274
Brass and Iron Fender F274
Original, quality late 19th century brass fire kerb / fender with a cast iron base trim. The brass has a reeded top section and an embossed vertical "egg" decoration to the centre panel all round. This longer than average fender has been polished and lacquered, although the lacquer may be removed at no extra cost and is complete and in good and working order.

Exterior 57" x 14" plus 5".

Interior 54" x 12".

 
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Price: 256.00


Toleware Decorated Fire Screen F273
Original, quality mid 19th century very unusual Toleware firescreen. This super example has much of the original gilt decoration on the black japanned finish and even more special is the curved glass panel to the centre with its back decoration of gilt detail and abalone shell fragments. The front has a ribbed brass knob in the original unpolished finish. The reverse has most of its original black japanned finish and its wrought iron mounting bracket but sadly the makers' plaque is missing but the evidence of where it was is very obvious. This was most probably manufactured by Pontipool. Complete and in good and working order.

23" tall x 22" widest.

7" front to back at base.

 
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Price: 300.00


Toleware Decorated Fire Screen F273



Pierced and Engraved Brass Fender F264
Pierced and Engraved Brass Fender F264
Original, quality late 18th or early 19th century serpentine shaped pierced and engraved brass fender. This very unusual fender, the best of this style we have had to date, has a serious amount of engraved decoration to the pierced and fretted front. All has been polished and has been lacquered, although the lacquer may be removed at no extra cost and is complete and in good and working order.

41.5" long x 5.75" tall.

6.5" front to back at centre exterior.

 
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Price: 450.00


Wrought Iron Club Fender F263
Original, quality 1920's wrought iron club fender with green leather covered seats to each end and gilded wrought iron swag decorations to the fronts. This super example has been cleaned and refinished in black with the original gilding to the swags. Some scuffs to the leather, otherwise a good sturdy weighty club fender. Complete and in good and working order.

Exterior base 65.5" x 15.5".

Exterior top 69.5" x 17".

Interior at base 59.5" x 12".

 
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Price: 1,150.00


Wrought Iron Club Fender F263



Wrought Iron Firescreen F259
Wrought Iron Firescreen F259
Original, quality mid to late 19th century blacksmith made heavy wrought iron firescreen with a scrolling iron frame on scrolled feet with legs front and back and super large acanthus leaf forms to the main frame and to the top pediment. All has been cleaned and lacquered and has taken on a super pewter grey colour. This was merely to decorate a fireplace when empty and all is complete and in good and working order.

31" tall x 19" wide.

11" front to back at feet.

 
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Price: 285.00


Brass and Wirework Fender F246
Original, quality 18th or early 19th century superb wirework bedroom fender. This example has a very detailed fine wirework panel all around with an unusual design, a sheet iron floor and a top brass trim. The floor and wirework has been cleaned and repainted black and the brass polished and lacquered, although the lacquer may be removed at no extra cost. Complete and in good and working order.

Exterior 42" x 12" x 10.5" front to back.

 
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Price: 350.00


Brass and Wirework Fender F246



Chromed Fire Kerb F245
Chromed Fire Kerb F245
Original, quality 1940's sheet chromed covered fireside kerb with a shaped box section front and two sides. This unusual example has a two tone lizard skin finish and cast chromed corner mounts. A fairly plain but useful kerb. Cleaned and polished and complete and in good and working order.

Exterior 53.5" x 15" x 3" tall.

Interior 48" x 12" x 3" tall.

 
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Price: 65.00


Pierced Steel Fender F238
Original, quality late 18th or early 19th century pierced and burnished steel fender with a delicate design to the facing panel, a rolled over top trim, a shaped trim to the plinth and the original steel floor. The steel floor has been cleaned and repainted black and the remainder burnished and lacquered. Some missing embellishments, have been replaced with others made to suit and all now is complete and in good and working order.

Exterior 52".

Floor 13" front to back at centre.

Sides 10" front to back.

Total 7.5" tall.

 
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Price: 165.00


Pierced Steel Fender F238



Miniature Brass Fender F112
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 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 F111



Miniature Brass Fender F110
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


Pair of Art Nouveau Brass Fire Dogs FD132
Original, quality pair of cast brass fire dogs in a serious Art Nouveau style with plant like front supports with a quirky seed pod to the top of each. The reverse has the registration number impressed for the year 1902. 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.

12.25" tall x 6" wide at the front.

7.5" front to back.

 
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Price: 185.00


Pair of Art Nouveau Brass Fire Dogs FD132



Single Brass Fire Dog FD131
Single Brass Fire Dog FD131
Original, quality late 19th century single brass fire dog, for resting fire irons on. Although originally sold in pairs this single example has a useful life and quite an elegant example with a reeded stem and base and a 'T' bar to the top. The underside has a circular cast iron weight to keep the dog upright, 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.

7.25" tall x 6".

4" diam base.

 
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Price: 65.00


Pair of Brass and Iron Fire Dogs FD129
Original, quality pair of late 19th century cast brass firedogs with barley twist bars in wrought iron. Each end of the fire dogs has a pair of mythical birds standing opposed, the reverse of which are all in the original colour and lacquered finish. These were used to rest the fire irons upon - shovel, tongs and poker. A most extraordinary pair of fire dogs, Cleaned and lacquered and complete and in good and working order.

8" x 6.5".

7.75" tall.

 
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Price: 185.00


Pair of Brass and Iron Fire Dogs FD129



Pair of Cast Iron Andirons FD123
Pair of Cast Iron Andirons FD123
Original, quality pair of late 19th century wrought iron andirons with a cast iron front section in the form of figures wearing a toga. The front is embossed with flowers and fruit beneath "Carron" for the iron foundry. All has been cleaned and lacquered and is complete and in good and working order.

12.5" tall x 8.25" wide at front.

15" front to back.

4.25" tall.

 
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Price: 125.00


Pair of Brass Fire Dogs FD120
Original, quality pair of late 19th century very decorative brass fire dogs. These were used to rest the fire irons upon - shovel, tongs and poker. With fancy cast brass supports to the cross rail all mounted on ribbed rectangular shaped plinths. Beneath the brass base is a cast iron weighted frame. All has been complete and in good and working order. Polished and lacquered, although the lacquer may be removed at no extra cost. A most unusual pair.

7.75" tall.

Bases 9" x 3.5".

 
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Price: 85.00


Pair of Brass Fire Dogs FD120



Pair of Heavy Brass Fire Dogs FD100
Pair of Heavy Brass Fire Dogs FD100
Pair of original, quality, late 19th century, heavy cast brass, very decorative fire dogs with flat egg shaped bodies on feet to the front and mounted with acanthus leaf supports for ball finials, fire dogs were used to rest the fire irons upon - shovel, tongs and poker. The reverse is impressed with the registration number for the year 1897 and all has been polished and lacquered, although the lacquer may be removed at no extra cost. Complete and in good and working order. A grate pair of fire dogs.

13.25" tall.

6.5" wide at front.

10" front to back.

 
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Price: 115.00


Pair of Brass Fire Dogs FD99
Pair of original, quality late 19th century, cast brass fire dogs in the Arts and Crafts style, these were used to rest the fire irons upon - shovel, tongs and poker. This pair each have two front legs with arrowhead shaped feet, a central dimpled effect panel and a tapered stem with a dished circular finial to the top. All has been polished and lacquered, although the lacquer may be removed at no extra cost. A super pair of fire dogs, complete and in good and working order.

13" tall.

7" wide at front.

8" front to back.

 
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Price: 85.00


Pair of Brass Fire Dogs FD99



Wrought Iron Meat or Chimney Hook H44
Wrought Iron Meat or Chimney Hook H44
Original, quality 19th century blacksmith made wrought iron hook with a twist decoration to the square section stem and a coarse thread above. A great style to the hook. Cleaned and lacquered and complete and in good and working order.

12" x 2.75" x 0.5".

 
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Price: 45.00


Pair of Copper Boot Spill Vases MO48
Original, quality pair of late 19th century spill vase mantel ornaments in the realistic form of Ladies button up boots. The reverse has a vase / pocket for posies or spills for lighting the fire. These examples are a good deal larger than normally found and unusual in copper. Polished and lacquered, although the lacquer may be removed at no extra cost and iare complete and in good and working order.

7" tall x 6.5" widest.

2" front to back.

 
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Price: 135.00


Pair of Copper Boot Spill Vases MO48



Napoleon Brass Mantel Ornament MO45
Napoleon Brass Mantel Ornament MO45
Original, quality late 19th century small cast brass mantel ornament depicting "Napoleon Bonaparte" on a pedestal. Polished and lacquered, although the lacquer may be removed at no extra cost and complete and in good order.

4.25" tall.

Plinth 3.5" x 1.25".

 
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Price: 65.00


Pair of Brass Clog Spill Vases MO43
Original, quality pair of late 19th century brass spill vases / mantel ornaments fashioned in sheet brass as miniature clogs, punch decorated. Polished and lacquered, although the lacquer may be removed at no extra cost and complete and in good and working order.

3.5" x 2.25" tall.

1.25" front to back.

 
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Price: 45.00


Pair of Brass Clog Spill Vases MO43



Napoleon Cast Iron Mantel Ornament MO35
Napoleon Cast Iron Mantel Ornament MO35
Original, quality, early to mid 19th century, cast iron mantel ornament. This example depicts Napoleon Bonaparte on horseback, taken from the painting "Crossing The Alps at St Bernards Pass". Cleaned, lacquered and complete and in good order.

Plinth 6.75" x 2.75".

Total height 7.5".

 
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Price: 65.00


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: 56.00


Cast Iron Mantel Ornament MO30



Cast Brass Fireside Potstand PS72
Cast Brass Fireside Potstand PS72
Original, quality late 19th century brass fire Hearth potstand with a pierced cast circular brass top mounted on a turned pillar and three shaped legs. 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.

11.25" tall.

9.25" top diam.

 
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Price: 135.00


Fireside Brass Potstand PS65
Original, quality late 19th century cast brass potstand / trivet. This super example has fretted detail to the circular panel with an assortment of fireside items:- bellows, tongs, poker, kettle and "Our Ain Fireside". This potstand has three low feet and 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.

7.25" diameter x 0.75" tall.

 
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Price: 85.00


Fireside Brass Potstand PS65



Wrought Iron and Brass Potstand PS51
Wrought Iron and Brass Potstand PS51
Original, quality, mid to late 19th century, brass and wrought iron potstand with a pierced brass top plate, a turned oak handle and a blacksmith made wrought iron tripod base. The front has two wrought iron hooks to grip the front bars of the grate or fire basket if required, so this will mount onto the front of a fire or free stand in the hearth. All has been cleaned and lacquered, although the lacquer may be removed from the brass at no extra cost. A super example complete and in good and working order.

11" tall x 9.5" wide at floor.

Total length 15.5".

 
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Price: 68.00


Brass Clockwork Spit Bracket SB35
Original, quality late 19th century cast brass bracket for a clockwork spit ( bottle jack ). This super example has a shaped backplate with four countersunk screw holes for mounting below the mantel shelf. The bracket arm has a ratchet type of fitting for the spit and a dove motif the to top, this arm when projected out was locked into the square hole for safety and the spit and meat would be suspended out and in front of the fire not directly over it and when not in use the arm would be put back against the mantel board and locked in the square hole again for safety. Suitable brass 'bottle jack' spits are often available in this section, if not, do ask. Polished and lacquered, although the lacquer may be removed at no extra cost and complete and in good and working order.

Backplate 6.25" x 6.25".

When flat 14" x 8" tall.

When out 11.25".

 
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Price: 165.00


Brass Clockwork Spit Bracket SB35



Brass Clockwork Spit Bracket SB31
Brass Clockwork Spit Bracket SB31
Original, quality late 19th century cast brass clockwork spit bracket. Originally mounted on the mantelpiece above and in front of the fire, to support a clockwork spit (bottle jack). This bracket will fold flat against the woodwork or wall when not in use and will lock open when required for use. Polished and lacquered, although the lacquer may be removed at no extra cost and complete and in good and working order.

Backplate 3" x 2".

Total when not in use 11" wide.

10.5" front to back when in use.

 
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Price: 85.00


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 Wall Pocket / Spill Vase SV2



Irish Oat Cake Toaster TF27
Irish Oat Cake Toaster TF27
Original, quality late 18th or early 19th century blacksmith made wrought iron Irish oat cake toasting rack for use in the front of the "Down Hearth" open fire to toast the dried oak cakes made on griddles. This super example, the first we have found for many years, is a very decorative example and has the shelf to the front with two feet and an easel shaped folding backstand. All has been cleaned and finished in a coat of lacquer to preserve it before use.

17" tall x 15" x 2.5" when flat.

10.5" front to back standing set up.

 
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Price: 185.00


Muffin Fork TF26
Original, quality early to mid 19th century toasting / muffin fork with a super turned mahogany handle, a tapered copper neck and a delicate shaped three prong blacksmith made steel fork with a decorated neck. All is complete and in good and working order.

27" x 3" x 2".

 
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Price: 350.00


Muffin Fork TF26

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