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Watsons Matchless Cleanser Chair A142
Watsons Matchless Cleanser Chair A142
Original, quality circa 1900 / 1920's advertising chair issued for shop customers use. This exciting example has an enamel sign, detailing "Watsons Matchless Cleanser is the best soap for all purposes", fitted in the back. This sign is in near mint condition and is detailed to the bottom for the maker of the sign "Falkirk Iron Co" of "Scotland". The chair is in good condition and very study after several repairs namely an old split to the seat, now good and the legs were short, now sorted. The chair is in the original finish and colour and is impressed to the back of the seat board for the maker "F. East Dundee". These chairs are not easy to find these days and this example is now a good clean example and complete and in good order.

36.5" tall at back.

19.5" tall at seat front.

15" widest.

18" spread of front legs.

 
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Price: 1,200.00


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: 700.00


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: 700.00


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: 56.00


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: 165.00


Carved Walnut Folding Book Stand BS8



Pitch Pine Pulpit CP1
Pitch Pine Pulpit CP1
Original, quality late 19th century Pitch Pine Church Pulpit later painted in white gloss paint. Although this is in several pieces at present, it is complete and in good order. The pictures show the pulpit when in situ in the The Duchess of Somerset's Hospital Chapel in the village of Froxfield in Wiltshire and also after we dismantled it for removal. Pitch Pine a is superbly grained hardwood often used in church woodwork and church interior fittings. Complete and in good order.

77" tall.

Top 49" wide x 49" front to back.

Eight sided base at ground level 27" x 27" plus stair section.

 
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Price: 1,150.00


Mahogany Dental Cabinet DF17
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 with 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 brass side catches slide into place for extra safety. The top has a brass lifting / carry handle, the drawers have brass knobs and the top section has a brass plaque for a previous owner and engraved "S.Jones". The brass fittings have all been polished and lacquered, although the lacquer may be removed at no extra cost. All has been fully overhauled and is complete and in good and working order.

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

 
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Price: 565.00


Mahogany Dental Cabinet DF17



Oak Side Table F367
Oak Side Table F367
Original, quality 1920's all oak side table / lecturer's rest. This solid oak sturdy example has a horizontal rectangular top and a similar but smaller stretcher beneath, two shaped feet and the original honey-coloured oak throughout. Complete and in good order.

27.5" tall.

20.75" x 11" top

Total feet 17.5" wide.

12" front to back.

 
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Price: 115.00


Wartime Invalid Wheelchair F365
Original, quality 1940's Wartime Sickroom Wheelchair with small spoked wheels with solid tyres and the original canvas seating and wooden arms. This super example is not marked as military but it does seem logical. We have not cleaned it as yet but it would clean up well and all is complete bar one small hub cap is missing and it does work well.

Set up for use 38.5" tallest.

Arms 20" wide.

Hubcaps including axle 25" wide.

Total 54" front to back with foot board out.

Folded up 18" tall.

41" long plus 25" wide.

 
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Price: 135.00


Wartime Invalid Wheelchair F365



Tall Chair with Footrest F364
Tall Chair with Footrest F364
Original, quality 1920's beech and elm stick back tall chair with a footrest, perhaps for a teacher or a clerk for example. The seat, backrest and footrest are in elm and the rest is beech. All has been cleaned, refinished and is complete and in good order.

Tall to top back 41.5".

Tall to top of seat 27".

Feet at floor 17" wide at front.

14" wide at back.

22" front to back.

 
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Price: 135.00


Marquetry Footstool F363
Original, quality 1920's / 30's rectangular shaped footstool with an oak base and inlaid walnut top. The inlaid detail has cleverly used a variety of woods. All has been cleaned and refinished and is complete and in good order.

Top 12" x 7.5" x 0.75".

Base 8.75" x 5.75".

Total 7" tall.

 
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Price: 85.00


Marquetry Footstool F363



Beech & Elm Stool F359
Beech & Elm Stool F359
Original, quality 1920's all beech stool with an oval top, six stretchers, shaped turned legs with ball shaped feet and a cut out handhold to the seat. All has been cleaned and refinished and is complete and in good and working order.

21" tall.

Seat 14.5" x 12.5" x 1".

Spread of feet on floor 15" x 14" front to back.

 
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Price: 135.00


Pair of Beech & Elm Oxford Chairs F358
Original, quality pair of 19th century "Oxford" or "Nelson" kitchen chairs in Beech & Elm with an unusual diagonal twist to the lower backrest. The seats are in elm with the legs, uprights and stretchers in beech and the top back and lower twisted rails in fruitwood. Both these chairs are stamped "R.W" to the back of the seat, for the chair maker and all have been cleaned and refinished and are complete and in good and working order.

33.5" tall at back.

17.5" tall at seat front.

19" front to back.

17.5" widest of feet on floor and 17" front to back.

 
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Price: 250.00


Pair of Beech & Elm Oxford Chairs F358



Mid Century Beech & Elm Stool F356
Mid Century Beech & Elm Stool F356
Original, quality 1950's / 60's oval shaped pale coloured stool of an Ercol style with an elm seat and beech legs and stretchers. A good sturdy example. Complete and in good and working order.

Seat 13.5" x 10" x 1".

Total 17.5" tall.

Spread of legs at floor 15.75" x 13.25".

 
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Price: 65.00


Elm Stool F354
Original, quality late 19th century stool with an oval shaped top in elm and turned legs and stretchers also in elm. A good sturdy stool. Complete and in good and working order.

Seat 13" x 9.75" x 1 1/8".

Total 21.25" tall.

Spread of feet at floor 15" x 12.5".

 
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Price: 115.00


Elm Stool F354



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. Sowing 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: 4,000.00


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


Small Elm Stool F346



Hat and Coat Stand F334
Hat and Coat Stand 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 "UKAEA" and all is complete and in good and working order.

70" tall, base 16" x 16".

Top 9" x 9".

 
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Price: 300.00


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: 565.00


8 Drawer Plan Chest F330



Tall Beech and Elm Stool F327
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


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: 115.00


Beech and Elm Kitchen Chair F319



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


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: 85.00


Oak and Fruitwood Smokers Cabinet SA29

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