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Holdfast Boots and Shoes Bentwood Chair A63
Holdfast Boots and Shoes Bentwood Chair A63
Original, quality 1920's, Bentwood chair for use by customers in a retail shop. This chair is in the original finish and has embossed detail to the backrail "Agent for the Holdfast brand boots and shoes", "EWP and Co trademark" and with a knotted rope logo. The seat panel is also embosssed with a pattern and the underside has retained the original paper label for the maker of the chair Thonet. A very hard to find advertising chair, complete and in super condition.

35" tall at back.

19" tall to top of seat.

16" wide.

17.5" front to back.

 
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Price: 365.00


Brass and Iron Childs Cot BB19
Original, quality, late 19th century, child's cot which will dismantle into five panels. This superb example has a wrought iron frame with cast iron mounts, brass top rails and decorative brass mounts, knobs and top collars. The ironwork has been professionally sand blasted and stove enamelled white and the brass has been polished and lacquered, although the lacquer may be removed at no extra cost. One brass rail is a replacement cut to suit. The original castors, in cast iron with ceramic wheels, have been retained and all is complete and in good order. For safety's sake it would be advisable for an inner bumper protection to be fitted if it is required to be used as a cot. This would also make a super feature as a jardiniere in the hall or landing, a small sofa with one side panel removed or a small single bed with both the side panels taken out, so many uses. Some minor chips to the paintwork, some minor dents to the brass, otherwise all is complete and in good and working order.

Set up 48" x 24" plus 37.5" tall including knobs.

Will take mattress size 45.5" x 22.5".

 
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Price: 350.00


Brass and Iron Childs Cot BB19



Book Press on Stand BP12
Book Press on Stand BP12
Original, quality late 19th century cast iron book press with brass mounts, mounted on an original "Birch" bookpress stand of a similar age. The bookpress has been fully overhauled, cleaned and waxed and retains much of the original black paint. The brass has been polished and lacquered, although the lacquer may be removed at no extra cost. The two drawer stand with the original turned knobs has a lock and key to the top drawer and all has been cleaned and waxed. The press has an old transfer label to the front. Some repairs have been made to the base of one leg and all otherwise is complete and in good and working order.

Press 12.5" tall x 16" x 10".

Stand 28.5" tall x 23" x 14.25".

Bed 12" x 10".

 
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Price: 750.00


Cast Iron Book Press on Stand BP11
Original, quality late 19th century cast iron book press with brass mounts, mounted on an original pine bookpress stand of a similar age. The bookpress has been fully overhauled, cleaned and repainted black and the brass polished and lacquered, although the lacquer may be removed at no extra cost. The two drawer stand has been cleaned and waxed and fitted with a pair of late 19th century pierced cast iron drawer pulls. The press has a brass makers' plate detailing "Manufactured by J & E Ratcliff" and all is complete and in good and working order.

Pine stand 28.5" tall x 22" x 15".

Bookpress 16.5" wide x 10" x 9.5" tall with a 10" x 12" bed.

 
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Price: 750.00


Cast Iron Book Press on Stand BP11



Small Folding Bookstand BS9
Small Folding Bookstand BS9
Original, quality circa 1900, smaller than average adjustable folding bookstand made in olivewood. This clean example, with no wear on the slide, has a three letter monogramme in brass on each upstand. A most unusual size. Complete and in good and working order.

Folded flat for travelling 8" x 4" x 1".

With ends up 4" tall.

Fully extended 12.5".

 
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Price: 85.00


Carved Walnut Folding Book Stand BS8
Original, quality late 19th cenutry carved walnut folding bookrack with coats of arms carved to each end plate. The underside has an old paper label detailing "Pulborough School of Carving" and "Carved by William Wright Jan 1883". Complete and in good and working order.

Folded down 20" x 6" x 1".

8.25" tall when up.

 
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Price: 230.00


Carved Walnut Folding Book Stand BS8



Butterfly Cabinet with 24 Drawer CC5
Butterfly Cabinet with 24 Drawer CC5
Original, quality late 19th century 24 drawer entomology cabinet in mahogany. The drawers are in original finish pine throughout with a pair of mahogany knobs to each, re-papered cork bases and provision for a drop in glazed panel. Some glass is included, most is absent, but can be supplied if required. The doors have a lock with two keys, the mahogany veneered top has a split to the front and the side is showing signs of a pair of handles that have been removed. This cabinet is far too heavy to be carried with side handles. Otherwise all is complete and in good and working order.

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

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

Each drawer 20.5" x 12" x 2" tall

Each drawer 1.5" deep inside excluding glass

 
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Price: 950.00


Mahogany Dental Cabinet DF15
Original, quality late 19th century multi drawer dental cabinet in pale mahogany. These were carried on home visits or by dental students during training. This example has six drawers, one fitted out and the other five have white glass lining. The hinged top has a note folder fitted, is partitioned and reveals a pull out locking rod which runs through all the drawer fronts. The top is locked with a key and the two side catches slide into place for extra safety. The top has a brass lifting / carry handle in the unpolished finish. A useful cabinet with some scuffs here and there but overall complete and in good and working order.

12" tall x 13" wide plus 9" front to back.

 
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Price: 485.00


Mahogany Dental Cabinet DF15



Cast Iron Hallstand F350
Cast Iron Hallstand F350
Original, quality 19th century, stunning cast iron hallstand with seven cast iron hat or coat pegs, a central vertical mirror to the back, a shaped marble slab over a small pullout drawer with two umbrella sections left and right and a central column below, between the two corner shaped lift out cast iron drip trays. The tall back has four oval cameos in relief each with a farmer in different seasons, 1. Tithing the soil. 2. Sewing the seed. 3. Harvesting the crop. 4. Flailing the ears of wheat. The fretted panels between are detailed in relief with holly leaves and berries to the right and ivy leaves to the left. The drawer to the centre has the original wooden tray with a cast iron drawer front, again detailed in ivy leaves and the umbrella rails to each side and the main plinth to the floor are decorated with ivy leaves and berries in a "Greek Key Pattern" style. More and more can be described in great detail but needless to say, this hallstand is one of the best I have seen. All has been cleaned and lacquer finished, some good repairs have been made, the original mirror has a few blemishes but could be changed on request and one knob to the corner drip trays was missing and has a replacement made to suit copied from the other original. The reverse has a registration lozenge mark in relief for the year 1870 and all is complete and in good and working order. A serious piece of kit for it needs to be transported in sections, which will bolt together.

81.25" tall.

40" widest at floor.

18" front to back at the centre on the floor.

 
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Price: 4,500.00


Walnut Childs Chair F349
Original, quality Edwardian child's single chair circa 1900, in walnut with an upholstered seat, a fancy lyre shaped back splat and shaped front legs. A most unusual sized chair. Complete and in good and working order and very sturdy and firm all round.

24.5" tall at base.

13.5" front to back.

12" tall at seat.

11" seat diam.

12.5" spread of front legs at floor.

13" widest top rail.

 
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Price: 300.00


Walnut Childs Chair F349



Free Standing Oak Bookshelves F348
Free Standing Oak Bookshelves F348
Original, quality 1920's / 30's free standing solid oak book shelf unit, with six fixed shelves each 5.5" deep and with varying heights, from the top, shelf 6.75", 8.25", 8.25", 8.25" and 9" bottom shelf. The bottom of the sides and the top backboard each have a fancy cut out decoration and all is complete and in good and working order, with just the odd stain here and there but very firm.

51.5" tall at back.

6" front to back.

16" wide.

 
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Price: 185.00


Slat Back Arm Chair F347
Original, quality late 19th century slat back arm chair in super condition. This example has an Elm Seat and the rest is beech with chunky legs and arms all in a great colour. Minor worm to the seat, well treated and all is complete and in good and working order.

43" tall at back plus tall at seat front.

22.5" arms plus spread of legs 21".

Total 25.5" front to back.

 
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Price: 450.00


Slat Back Arm Chair F347



Small Elm Stool F346
Small Elm Stool F346
Original, quality mid to late 19th century oval shaped stool with four turned legs. The top is in elm and the legs in oak and all is complete and in good and working order.

7.5" tall plus top 10" x 7".

Spread of legs 10" x 7.5".

 
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Price: 85.00


Mahogany Unusual Buffet / Dumb Waiter F343
Original, quality mid to late 19th century, all mahogany buffet / dumb waiter side unit. Each shelf has a shaped gallery to three sides and bevelled edges. The four columns are reeded and all stands on four bun feet. A most unusual layout of shelves, all original, with a good grain and colour and complete and in good and working order.

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

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

 
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Price: 650.00


Mahogany Unusual Buffet / Dumb Waiter F343



Apothecary Cabinet with 33 Drawers F339
Apothecary Cabinet with 33 Drawers F339
Original, quality late 19th century chemist shop run of 33 mahogany fronted drawers taken from a larger run of drawers and re-covered in mahogany top, plinth and sides. Each drawer has the original moulded clear glass knob (all matching), a mahogany front and original pine to the sides, floor and back, no plywood to be seen. Complete and in good and working order.

Top 60" x 10.25"

Base 60" x 10.25"

Body 59" x 9.25"

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

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

 
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Price: 2,000.00


Inlaid Mahogany Cabinet F337
Original, quality circa 1900 / 1920's tall and shallow inlaid mahogany three door cupboard on large mahogany ball and claw feet. The doors give access to each section, two with a shelf and both shelves have neat holes, we think this cabinet may well have been fitted with a radio or similar. All is in super condition, otherwise complete and in good order.

53.75" tall x top 23.5" wide.

14" front to back.

 
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Price: 265.00


Inlaid Mahogany Cabinet F337



Huge Cabinet of Drawers F335
Huge Cabinet of Drawers F335
Original, quality late 19th century huge fitted shop counter / chest of twenty-four deep drawers, all in top quality pine. The top was badly marked and has been cleaned back and refinished leaving a golden brown colour and the front, back and sides are all in the original finish with all the original brass label frames and turned wooden knobs. The drawers are 21" deep and each a have fixed central divider. A good heavy quality chest of drawers of unusual proportions in wonderful condition.

51" x 27".

48.5" tall.

 
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Price: 2,300.00


Hat and Coat Stand, 3 available F334
Original, quality 1950s plain and simple yet sturdy and suitable hat and coat stand in teak. This very clean example has square section corner supports tapering in towards the top with the original period tin drip pan to the base beneath, the crossbar to separate the umbrellas and with four bronze finish hat and coat hooks above.The underside of the base is stamped for the manufacturer " Henry Stone 1957 and all is complete and in good and working order.

70" tall, base 16" x 16".

Top 9" x 9".

Price is for each.

 
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Price: 350.00


Hat and Coat Stand, 3 available F334



8 Drawer Plan Chest F330
8 Drawer Plan Chest F330
Original, quality 1930's / 40's large oak finished, plan chest with eight drawers fitted with the original oak handles and all in the original finish. The main frame and drawer fronts are in solid honey coloured oak, the top and sides are oak veneered and the drawer bottoms are in ply. Some minor scuffs to the finish, some old repairs to the sides and all is complete and in good and working order, but remember this cabinet is all in one, so body is one piece plus the drawers, is as much as it will ease the removal.

Cabinet top 45" x 34".

Body 44" x 33".

Each drawer inner 40.25" x 30.25" x 4".

 
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Price: 685.00


Tall Beech and Elm Stool F327
Original, quality pre-war dark stained tall stool with beech legs and stretchers and an oval elm seat. A sturdy stool and complete and in good and working order.

24.5" tall.

Seat 14" x 10" x 1.25".

Spread of legs at floor 15.5" x 12".

 
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Price: 115.00


Tall Beech and Elm Stool F327



Tall Beech and Elm Stool F326
Tall Beech and Elm Stool F326
Original, quality 1920's tall stool with beech legs and stretchers and an oval elm seat with a cut out handhold. A good clean and sturdy example, complete and in good and working order.

26.5" tall.

Seat 14.5" x 10.5" x 1.25".

Spread of legs at floor 16.5" x 14".

 
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Price: 135.00


Beech and Elm Kitchen Chair F319
Original, quality late 19th century beech and elm kitchen chair of an unusual form. The circular seat, legs, top rail and two spindles in the back are elm and the rest is beech all in the original colour and finish. A good firm chair. Complete and in good order.

34.5" tall at back.

18" to top of seat board.

18.5" top rail.

Total 20" front to back.

 
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Price: 135.00


Beech and Elm Kitchen Chair F319



Lloyd Loom Linen Basket F313
Lloyd Loom Linen Basket F313
Original, quality 1940's Lloyd Loom Linen basket in the original pink colour. This unusual model with a drop flap to the front is the first we have seen. A very clean example in super condition and complete and with an ivorine label to the back of the flap detailing "Lloyd Loom Lusty Product".

22" tall.

18" x 12" front to back.

Body 15.5" x 10".

 
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Price: 115.00


Blacksmith made Wrought Iron Stand / Coffee Table F310
Original, quality late 18th or early 19th century blacksmith made wrought iron base with a heavy sheet iron plate, would make a good coffee table as is. One pair of uprights have small ball finials and the other pair has a curled over design and the front of the uprights have several holes where originally rivets were fitted. Not cleaned, but very heavy and in good order.

Total height 24" x 43" x 24.5".

Height of flatbed 13.5".

 
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Price: 200.00


Blacksmith made Wrought Iron Stand / Coffee Table F310



4 Drawer Mahogany Music Cabinet F291
4 Drawer Mahogany Music Cabinet F291
Original, quality 1930's four drawer mahogany cabinet for sheet music. This super example has patent drawers with fall down fronts, typical for a sheet music cabinet. We have fixed these drawer fronts with an extra screw and they now operate easily and more usefully as near normal pull out drawers and offer the added benefit as a filing cabinet or a bedside cabinet. The whole has the appearance of a chest on a stand, although it is all in one. It has retained the original pressed tin drop handles with the registration number for the year 1931, the maker's ivorine label for " Fyne Ladye Regd" and the drop down drawer fronts mechanism impressed "Stones Patent". The mahogany has been cleaned and waxed and now all is complete and in good and working order.

30.5" tall x 19.5" x 15.25" front to back.

Each drawer interior 15.5" wide.

13" front to back plus 3.25" deep.

 
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Price: 230.00


Victory Cast Iron Pub Table GB17
Original, quality, circa 1900, circular cast iron pub table base with three legs and an undershelf. Each leg has a central figure of an angel and the three joining plates to the top section are embossed with 'Victory' within a shield form. These tables were manufactured to commemorate the end of the Boer War in 1902. This example is in the old red oxide paintwork awaiting a top to finish, otherwise complete and in good and working order.

29.5" tall.

Top diam 22".

24" spread of feet.

 
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Price: 400.00


Victory Cast Iron Pub Table GB17



Victory Cast Iron Pub Table GB16
Victory Cast Iron Pub Table GB16
Original, quality, circa 1900, circular cast iron pub table base with three legs and an undershelf. Each leg has a central figure of an angel and the three joining plates to the top section are embossed with 'Victory' within a shield form. These tables were manufactured to commemorate the end of the Boer War in 1902. This example is in old black paint awaiting a top to finish, otherwise complete and in good and working order.

29.5" tall.

Top diam 22".

24" spread of feet.

 
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Price: 400.00


Upholstered Lloyd Loom Linen Basket / Seat LL15
Original, quality 1960's 'D' shaped Lloyd Loom liner basket / dressing table stool in the original gold and plum coloured paintwork and with the original upholstered top. This example has the original ivorine label under the lid and the underside is stencilled "31st Jan 1961". One stain to the seat material, otherwise all is complete and in good order.

17.5" tall x 16".

12" front to back.

 
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Price: 65.00


Upholstered Lloyd Loom Linen Basket / Seat LL15



'D' Shaped Lloyd Loom Linen Basket LL14
'D' Shaped Lloyd Loom Linen Basket LL14
Original, quality 1950's 'D' shaped Lloyd Loom linen basket in the original green paintwork. This very clean example has the original ivorine label under the lid detailing "Lusty Lloyd Loom" and the underside is stencilled "15th May 1951". All is complete and in good order.

21.5" x 15" x 11" front to back.

 
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Price: 75.00


Rectangular Lloyd Loom Linen Basket LL13
Original, quality Lloyd Loom linen basket in the original blue paintwork. This rectangular example has the ivorine label under the lid detailing "Lusty Lloyd Loom". Some rubbing to the blue paintwork but otherwise complete and in good order.

21.5" tall x 18" x 12".

 
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Price: 65.00


Rectangular Lloyd Loom Linen Basket LL13



Square Lloyd Loom Linen Basket LL12
Square Lloyd Loom Linen Basket LL12
Original, quality 1950's Lloyd Loom linen basket in the original gold paintwork. This square topped example has the ivorine label under the lid detailing "Lusty Lloyd Loom" and all is complete and in good order.

21.5" tall x 12.5" x 12.5".

 
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Price: 65.00


Rectangular Lloyd Loom Linen Basket LL11
Original, quality 1950's Lloyd Loom linen basket in the original gold paintwork. This rectangular shaped very clean example has the ivorine label beneath the lid detailing "Lusty Lloyd Loom" and the underside is stencilled "9th May 1952". All is complete and in good order.

21.5" tall x 15.25" x 9.5".

 
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Price: 65.00


Rectangular Lloyd Loom Linen Basket LL11



Circular Lloyd Loom Liner Basket LL10
Circular Lloyd Loom Liner Basket LL10
Original, quality 1960's Lloyd Loom liner basket with bellied sides and the original, formica covered circular hinged lid and the original pinky / cream paintwork. The underside is stencilled "7th March 1962" for the year of manufacture and the interior has the original ivorine label detailing "Lusty Lloyd Loom". In near mint condition and complete and in good order.

22" tall x 15" widest diam.

Lid 11.5" diam.

 
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Price: 165.00


Oak and Fruitwood Smokers Cabinet SA29
Original, quality 1920's / 30's smoker's cabinet with the appearance of a miniature two door safe. The pair of oak doors open to reveal three drawers in fruitwood and a double rack capable of holding eight pipes. A useful collector's cabinet in the original finish and in super condition.

12.75" tall x 13.5".

8.5" front to back.

 
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Price: 125.00


Oak and Fruitwood Smokers Cabinet SA29

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