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All our stock is old, original, in excellent order and ready for use. We carry no modern or reproductions. We welcome your telephone calls +44 (0)1488 682317 or by email to hofgartner@belowstairs.co.uk for further information on any of the catalogue items or your other requirements or if you have any difficulties ordering through our system.



Aircraft Propeller Hub A10
Aircraft Propeller Hub A10
Original, quality Second World War aircraft propeller hub in laminated mahogany originally with four propeller fins. This example has been trimmed down and could now be mounted with a clock, mirror or photograph. This has eight bolt holes and is impressed around the rim "T6296", "B.N. No 480", "12cy1. RAFAA" and "RE8" and stamped in black "A.1.D.700". A very clean example, in good order.

8.5" tall.

12" wide at base.

3.5" front to back.

Inner aperture 3.75".

 
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Price: 300.00


Gents Clothes Brush B25
Original, quality 1920's gentleman's clothes brush in super condition with a mahogany mount for the bristles and handle and a rosewood veneer to the upper surface. A medium sized example, stamped "8" over "22" and for the manufacturer "Mason of London". Complete and in good and working order, with no missing or loose bristles.

12.5" x 2.5" x 2.25".

 
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Price: 56.00


Gents Clothes Brush B25



Watts's Patent Shoe Trees, 2 pairs available B7
Watts's Patent Shoe Trees, 2 pairs available B7
Pair of 1920's men's adjustable shoetrees in sycamore with foot shaped wedge mounts with a threaded rod and a ball heel end. Each one is impressed "Men's Large" and "Watts's Patent" for the manufacturer. All are super clean and complete and in good and working order.

9.5" x 2" x 1.5".

9" x 1.5" x 1.5".

 
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Price: 65.00


Sycamore Breadboard BB50
Original, quality circa 1900, circular breadboard in sycamore carved with some decoration to the borders. Complete and in good order.

10.75" x 1".

 
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Price: 68.00


Sycamore Breadboard BB50



Carved Sycamore Breadboard BB48
Carved Sycamore Breadboard BB48
Original, quality late 19th century sycamore breadboard carved to the border in German "Dieb uns heute unsor Taglich Brod" with edelweiss flowers and leaves. Some old worm holes, well treated and some of the edges of the board are missing, otherwise a good and most unusual breadboard. Complete and in good order.

12.25" x 1".

 
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Price: 135.00


Circular Breadboard BB44
Original, quality pre-war circular breadboard with a shaped outer border, possibly in teak or a similar light coloured wood. Complete and in good order.

11.75" diam x 1.25".

 
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Price: 45.00


Circular Breadboard BB44



Sycamore Butter Dish BD5
Sycamore Butter Dish BD5
Original, quality circa 1900 / 1920's circular carved sycamore butter dish base with a ceramic dish insert. The base is carved to the border 'Butter' in upper cased text and the ceramic dish has the "Broadway" Coat of Arms and the logo for "Arcadian China", the manufacturer to the reverse. All is complete and in good order.

Carved treen base 6" diam x 1".

Ceramic dish 4.1/8" diam x 0.5".

 
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Price: 56.00


Steel Bread Knife BK47
Original, quality 1920's steel bread knife with a serrated blade etched "Swordplay Bread Knife". This very clean example has a carved beech handle with the shape of an ear of wheat or corn and a very clean blade. Remember, these knives are steel, not stainless steel, and will keep a very sharp edge, but they do not like water or moisture; just wipe and dry them thoroughly. Complete and in good and working order.

12" x 1.25" x 1".

 
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Price: 75.00


Steel Bread Knife BK47



Carved Bread Knife BK28
Carved Bread Knife BK28
Original, quality late 19th century bread knife with a steel blade and a sycamore handle. The handle is well carved with the detail of a large ear of wheat or corn and the steel blade is detailed for a "Harrison & Howsen" Culter to her Majesty (Queen Victoria) and "Bread Knife". Remember, these knives are steel, not stainless steel, and will keep a very sharp edge, but they do not like water or moisture; just wipe and dry them thoroughly. Complete and in good and working order.

13" x 1.25" x 1.25".

 
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Price: 85.00


Carved Bread Knife BK24
Original, quality late 19th century bread knife with a steel blade and a sycamore handle carved with details of flowers and ears of wheat or corn to one side. The blade is clearly etched with harvest scenes and flailing with "Bread Knife" between. All is complete and in good and working order. These knives are steel, not stainless steel, and will keep a very sharp edge, but they do not like water or moisture; just wipe and dry them thoroughly.

13.25" x 1.5" x 1".

 
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Price: 95.00


Carved Bread Knife BK24



Carved Bread Knife BK23
Carved Bread Knife BK23
Original, quality late 19th century bread knife with a steel blade and a sycamore handle carved with details of ears of corn or wheat to both sides. The blade is a little stained and is etched for the manufacturer "Joseph? Queen's Cutlers" and all is complete and in good and working order. These knives are steel, not stainless steel, and will keep a very sharp edge, but they do not like water or moisture; just wipe and dry them thoroughly.

13.25" x 1.5" x 1".

 
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Price: 115.00


Sycamore Butter Stamp BS31
Original, quality late 19th century butter stamp carved in sycamore with a replacement handle in beech copied from an original. The design to the stamp details three vertical ears of wheat within a chip carved border. Complete and in superb order.

Stamp 3.75" diam.

Total 5" tall.

 
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Price: 125.00


Sycamore Butter Stamp BS31



Sycamore Butter Stamp BS25
Sycamore Butter Stamp BS25
Original, quality, late 19th century, sycamore butter stamp with good carved detail of a thistle, a rose and a shamrock, representing the union between Scotland, England and Ireland".Complete and in good order, with no worm damage, but a mouse has gnawed at one edge.

3.5" diameter x 2.25" tall.

 
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Price: 85.00


Pair of Yew Wood Book Ends BS10
Original, quality pair of pre-war bookends fashioned from cross sections of a yew tree branch mounted on slabs of beech and fitted with an ivorine plaque detailing "from the Yew Tree Stoke Poges Church". Complete and in good order.

Bases 4" x 4" each.

Total 4.75" tall.

 
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Price: 65.00


Pair of Yew Wood Book Ends BS10



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



Lignum Vitae Chog C15
Lignum Vitae Chog C15
Original, quality, late 19th century, tethering chog turned in lignum vitae, as used to tether single grazing animals i.e. horse, goat or sheep. This would be used with a loose noosed chain or rope to keep the animal from choking. Complete and in good order. Lignum vitae is one of the few, very heavy woods that will not float and is ideal for lathe turning.

3.5" tall.

3.25" wide approx.

Price is for each.

Please state which is required when ordering on-line.

 
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Price: 56.00


Lignum Vitae Chog 2 available C14
Original, quality, late 19th Century, tethering chog turned in lignum vitae, as used to tether single grazing animals i.e. horse, goat or sheep. This would be used with a loose noosed chain or rope to keep the animal from choking. Complete and in good order. Lignum vitae is one of the few, very heavy woods that will not float and is ideal for lathe turning.

3.5" tall and 3.25" wide approx.

Price is for each.

Please state which is required when ordering on-line.

 
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Price: 56.00


Lignum Vitae Chog 2 available C14



Lignum Vitae Chog, 3 available C13
Lignum Vitae Chog, 3 available C13
Original, quality, late 19th Century, tethering chog turned in lignum vitae, as used to tether single grazing animals i.e. horse, goat or sheep. This would be used with a loose noosed chain or rope to keep the animal from choking. Complete and in good order. Lignum vitae is one of the few, very heavy woods that will not float and is ideal for lathe turning.

3.5" tall.

3.25" diameter.

Price is for each.

Please state which is required when ordering on-line.

 
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Price: 56.00


Lignum Vitae Chog C10
Original, quality, late 19th century, tethering chog turned in lignum vitae, as used to tether single grazing animals i.e. horse, goat or sheep. This would be used with a loose noosed chain or rope to keep the animal from choking. Complete and in good order. Lignum vitae is one of the few, very heavy woods that will not float and is ideal for lathe turning.

3.5" tall.

3.25" diameter.

 
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Price: 56.00


Lignum Vitae Chog C10



John Cotton Cigarette Packet CB12
John Cotton Cigarette Packet CB12
Original, quality pre-war cardboard cigarette box in super condition detailed inside and outside the lid. Complete and in good order.

4.5" x 3" x 1".

 
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Price: 38.00


Wooden Cigarette Dispenser CB11
Original, quality 1920's casket shaped cigarette dispenser. When filled with loose cigarettes, lift up the body from the sides and one cigarette will appear in the groove. This box is fashioned using a variety of different grained woods. The front has the decoration of an original brass RAF (Royal Air Force) cap badge. All complete and in superb order.

3.5" tall x 4.25" x 2.75".

 
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Price: 85.00


Wooden Cigarette Dispenser CB11



Oak Cigarette Dispenser CB10
Oak Cigarette Dispenser CB10
Original, quality 1920's casket shaped cigarette dispenser with hallmarked silver corner mounts and a shield shape silver mount for engraving. When filled with loose cigarettes lift up the top panel and one cigarette will appear in the groove. Complete and in good and working order.

4" x 3" x 2.5" tall.

 
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Price: 85.00


South Australia Centenary Serviette Ring CC230
Original, quality turned wooden serviette ring with an applied transfer commemorating "South Australia Centenary 1836 - 1936". A super piece of indigenous Australian timber, complete and in good and working order.

1.5" x 1.75" x 1.75".

 
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Price: 45.00


South Australia Centenary Serviette Ring CC230



Commemorative Cigarette Box CC191
Commemorative Cigarette Box CC191
Original, quality pre-war rectangular shaped cigarette box fashioned from "Silver Grey Beech taken from the original piles under the old Waterloo Bridge after 100 years in the river bed". An ivorine plaque with the same information is fixed to the inside of the lid. One minor chip to the front top edge. Otherwise all is complete and in good and working order.

7.25" x 4" x 2.75".

 
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Price: 65.00


Pair of Ebony Candlesticks CS200
Original, quality pair of 1920's turned ebony candlesticks with the original nickel inserts to the top and stamped to the undersides "Real Ebony". Some minor splits to one upper section, otherwise complete and in good and working order.

Base 2.75" diam.

4.25" tall.

 
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Price: 45.00


Pair of Ebony Candlesticks CS200



Ash Interior Electric Bell Push EP460
Ash Interior Electric Bell Push EP460
Original, quality 1920's interior electric bell push with a two piece body turned in ash with a central bone push button and some faux staining to the finish. All has been fully overhauled and is complete and in good and working order.

3" diam.

1" front to back. 
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Price: 85.00


Pair of Glove Stretchers GS5
Original, quality 1920's wooden glove stretchers made from, we think, lime wood ? Delicate for ladies kid gloves. Complete and in good and working order.

8" x 1.5".

 
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Price: 34.00


Pair of Glove Stretchers GS5



Glove Stretchers GS4
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


Yew Wood Gavel G9
Original, quality late 19th century good sized gavel with both the sections in Yew wood. Two short splits to the handle otherwise complete and in good and working order.

11.5" x 3.75" x 2.5".

 
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Price: 85.00


Yew Wood Gavel G9



Walnut Gavel G8
Walnut Gavel G8
Original, quality circa 1900, turned walnut gavel with two heads and a finely turned shaft. A good example and complete and in good and working order.

6.75" x 2" x 1".

 
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Price: 135.00


Rosewood Gavel G7
Original, quality 1920's auctioneer's /chairman's gavel of unusual shape, turned in rosewood. Super grain detail, super condition and complete and in good and working order.

Total length 7.5".

Head 3.5" x 2".

 
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Price: 115.00


Rosewood Gavel G7



Lignum Vitae Intercom Tube IT2
Lignum Vitae Intercom Tube IT2
Original, quality, mid to late 19th century, two piece intercom tube mount in lignum vitae and fitted to the original brass and iron pipe mounts.The mouthpiece and whistle are in super condition and work well. These were used in smart houses and hotels etc for communicating to different floors. This example would have another at the other end of the pipe. Most unusual to find these in good order today.

Flange 2" diameter.

Whistle 2.5" long.

Total (as in photo) 5" x 2".

 
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Price: 185.00


S.Maw Boxwood Bottle Case M149
Original, quality late 19th century two piece bottle case turned in boxwood containing an empty glass bottle.The boxwood case, with a threaded lid has no chips or cracks, is impressed to the underside " 1 oz " and the top of the lid is stamped for the maker " S.Maw. Son and Thompson trade mark ". These were carried by doctors and veterinary surgeons and this example is complete and in good order.

3.75" tall.

1.75" base diam.

 
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Price: 65.00


S.Maw Boxwood Bottle Case M149



2 Piece Boxwood Case With Ear Funnel M138
2 Piece Boxwood Case With Ear Funnel M138
Original, quality, nickel plated ear inspection funnel in the original two piece turned boxwood shaped case, circa 1900. The two pieces are threaded to screw together and all is complete and in good order.

Case 1.5" diameter x 2" tall.

 
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Price: 75.00


Mauchline Ware Stamp Box MW15
Original quality circa 1900, small rectangular shaped sycamore stamp box with two inner compartments and a hinged lid with a Mauchline ware transfer of "The exterior of the Arcade Birmingham". Complete and in good and working order.

Base 3 1/8" x 2 1/8".

Total 15" tall.

 
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Price: 56.00


Mauchline Ware Stamp Box MW15



Mauchline Ware Box MW14
Mauchline Ware Box MW14
Original, quality circa 1900, small rectangular shaped sycamore box with a hinged lid and a Mauchline Ware transfer to the lid of "Ramsgate Harbour". Complete and in good order.

Base 3.5" x 2.5".

Total 1.5" tall.

 
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Price: 45.00


Mauchline Ware Photograph Box MW13
Original, quality circa 1900, two piece Mauchline ware box in the very realistic form of a book detailed to the top front "Photographs" and with a black printed scene of "Littlehampton" with seashells, seaweed and crabs etc. around. All in really super condition and the largest piece of Mauchline Ware we have had to date. Complete and in good and working order.

7.5" tall x 5.25" x 1.5".

 
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Price: 115.00


Mauchline Ware Photograph Box MW13



Mauchline ware Money Box MW10
Mauchline ware Money Box MW10
Original, quality 1920's cube shaped money box in sycamore in the form of a castellated turret, with a slide out money slot and a transfer picture of " Lumley Road Skegness ". Complete and in good order.

4" tall and base 3.25" square.

 
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Price: 65.00


Mauchline Ware Box MW5
Original, quality, small rectangular shaped sycamore box circa 1900 with a hinged lid with a front clasp and a Mauchline Ware transfer decoration to the cushioned top depicting and entitled "Carpet Garden Eastbourne". Complete and in good and working order.

3.5" x 1.5" x 1.5" tall.

 
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Price: 45.00


Mauchline Ware Box MW5



Mauchline Ware Crochet Needle Case MW4
Mauchline Ware Crochet Needle Case MW4
Original quality, turned limewood, two piece tube, circa 1900, to hold long steel crochet / knitting needles (with five needles included) decorated with a transfer picture of a scene of houses titled 'Grange'. This tube has a clever slot to the longest section to ease the insertion of the steel needles. All is complete and in good order.

9.75" x 0.75".

 
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Price: 45.00


Bismark Carved Wooden Nutcracker NC34
Original, quality late 19th century, Swiss carved "Black Forest" nutcracker in the form of the head of 'Otto Von Bismark' (1815 to 1898) a prominent Prussian Statesman, Prince of Bismark, Duke of Leunburg and First Chancellor of Germany. A super example with a wonderfully detailed head and face and a good colour. Complete and in good and working order. The first we have seen of Bismark.

8.5" x 3" x 2".

 
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Price: 245.00


Bismark Carved Wooden Nutcracker NC34



Carved Wooden Nutcracker NC30
Carved Wooden Nutcracker NC30
Original, quality pre-war, well carved Eastern European wooden nutcracker, designed to take hazel nuts. Complete and in good and working order. Other similar may well be available.

8" x 2" and 0.75".

 
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Price: 45.00


Carved Wooden Nutcracker NC29
Original, quality pre-war, well carved Eastern European wooden nutcracker, designed to take hazel nuts. Complete and in good and working order. Other similar may well be available.

8" x 2.5" and 1".

 
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Price: 23.00


Carved Wooden Nutcracker NC29



Carved Wooden Nutcracker NC13
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: 65.00


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: 56.00


Carved Wooden Nutcracker NC8



Wheeler and Wilson Sewing Machine Needle Case NC1
Wheeler and Wilson Sewing Machine Needle Case NC1
Original, quality late 19th century lignum vitae two piece needle case with a segmented interior to the bottom half to take sewing machine needles. The upper half has a top brass embossed cover detailing "Wheeler & Wilson's Sewing Machines" with various numbers, presumably needle sizes. This super needle case comes with fifteen plus steel needles and all is complete and in good order.

2.75" tall and 1 1/8" base diam.

 
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Price: 65.00


Beading Plane P45
Original, quality late 19th century small beading / moulding plane in beech with a palm grip to the rear, a good shaped wedge and a good cutting iron. Complete and in good and working order.

4.5" x 3.5" x 0.75".

 
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Price: 45.00


Beading Plane P45



Miniature Beech Smoothing Plane P44
Miniature Beech Smoothing Plane P44
Original, quality 1920's miniature sized beech smoothing plane with a shallow compass curved sole inlaid with a brass plate to the forend, all obviously homemade but a super example. Polished and lacquered iron and brass and complete and in good and working order. Sole 3" x 1" and total 3.5" x 1" x 2.5". 
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Price: 65.00


Boxwood Sash Window Router Plane P43
Original, quality late 19th century all boxwood router plane with handles to each end, an adjustable fence and a shaped steel cutter in the profile of sash window glazing bars. This unusual example has the original carpenters name "T. Knott" stamped on two sides and to the top for the maker "Gleave, Oldham Street, Manchester, established 1833". Complete and in good and working order. The first we have seen of this model. 10.75" x 1.5" x 2". 
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Price: 165.00


Boxwood Sash Window Router Plane P43



Miniature Presentation Bowling Wood P12
Miniature Presentation Bowling Wood P12
Original, quality miniature lignum vitae bowling wood on the original matching stand. The bowl has carved detail, a fine polished finish and an engraved silver disc inset to each side. Side one "Southend Open Bowling Tournament 1936" and Side 2 "H.E.J". A super presentation piece. Complete and in good order.

Total 5.5" tall x 2.5".

 
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Price: 165.00


Sycamore Pestle PM16
Original quality, late 19th century, turned sycamore kitchen pestle. One grain split and several dents, but otherwise in good order and a super colour.

12" x 2.5".

 
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Price: 34.00


Sycamore Pestle PM16



Perpetual Calendar and Postal Ruler PS74
Perpetual Calendar and Postal Ruler PS74
Original, quality Mauchline Ware cylindrical and transfer printed perpetual calendar and postal ruler. This late 19th century example was produced between 1871 to 1885, has a cameo of Winchester Cathedral, an adjustable calendar to one end, 2 calibrated 6" rulers one in "French Centimetres" and the other in "English Inches" and a very detailed postal price list for the year for, Letter Post, Newspapers, Parcels, Books, Telegrams, Postal Orders etc. Complete, in absolutely mint condition and in good working order.

9" x 1" x 1".

 
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Price: 165.00


Ebony Police Truncheon PT198
Original, quality 1920's standard Police Issue style truncheon, turned in ebony but differing for this unusual example has boxwood stringing inlaid around the circumference in six fine bands. ( some missing ) otherwise, all is complete and in good order. The first we have seen.

15.25" x 1.25" x 1.25".

 
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Price: 135.00


Ebony Police Truncheon PT198



Ebony Police Truncheon PT197
Ebony Police Truncheon PT197
Original, quality 1920's standard Police Issue truncheon turned in ebony. In super condition. Complete and in good order.

15.5" x 1.5" x 1.5".

 
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Price: 95.00


Ebony Truncheon with Wrist Strap PT195
Original, quality 1920's standard Police Issue truncheon turned in ebony with the original leather wrist strap marked "Hiatt B'Ham" for the manufacturer. Complete and in good order.

15" x 1.5" plus strap 8.5".

 
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Price: 125.00


Ebony Truncheon with Wrist Strap PT195



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12.75" Police Trucheon PT194
Original, quality 1940's short police truncheon in a pale coloured hardwood with the original leather wrist strap and impressed "M.P" with a crown. Complete and in good order.

Truncheon 12.75" x 1 3/8".

Strap 10.5".

 
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Price: 85.00


13" Hickory Police Truncheon PT187
Original, quality 1920's standard Police Issue truncheon turned in Hickory. This clean example is a little shorter than standard at 13" long and has an interesting colour. Complete and in good order.

13" x 1.25" x 1.25".

 
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Price: 135.00


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13" Ebony Police Truncheon PT186
Original, quality 1920's standard Police Issue truncheon turned in ebony. This clean example is a little shorter than standard at 13" long. Some minor dents and a colour variation to one side. Complete and in good order.

13" x 1.25" x 1.25".

 
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Price: 135.00


Hardwood Police Truncheon PT178
Original, quality 1920's standard UK Police Issue truncheon in an unknown hardwood, these are normally found in ebony. This example is stamped "M.P" with a crown for Metropolitan Police. Although this example is lacking its leather wrist strap it is complete and in superb condition otherwise.

15.5" x 1.25".

 
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Price: 115.00


Hardwood Police Truncheon PT178



Hickory Police Truncheon PT177
Hickory Police Truncheon PT177
Original, quality 1920's standard UK Police Issue truncheon but unusual in 'Hickory' for they were normally in ebony. Lacking its leather strap, otherwise complete and in good order.

15.5" x 1.25".

 
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Price: 95.00


Teak Police Truncheon PT158
Original, quality 1920's standard UK Police Issue Truncheon unusually turned in Teak. Complete and in good order.

15.5" x 1.25".

 
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Price: 115.00


Teak Police Truncheon PT158



Birch Police Truncheon PT157
Birch Police Truncheon PT157
Original, quality 1920's Police Truncheon with an unusual ribbed grip and in an unusual wood 'Birch'. Complete and in good order.

16.5" x 1.5".

 
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Price: 95.00


Rosewood Police Truncheon PT150
Original, quality 1920's standard UK Police Issue truncheon turned in what appears to be rosewood with a super grain. Some minor grain splits to the lighter colour section otherwise complete and in good order.

15" x 1.5".

 
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Price: 115.00


Rosewood Police Truncheon PT150



Boxwood Police Truncheon PT132
Boxwood Police Truncheon PT132
Original, quality 1920's standard police issue shaped truncheon but unusually turned in boxwood, a heavy light coloured wood. This example in a super colour is complete and in good order with a slight curve.

16.25" x 1.5".

 
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Price: 125.00


Fruitwood Truncheon PT129
Original, quality 1920's truncheon in the standard police issue pattern but unusually turned in a light coloured fruitwood. This example is stamped '38' and has retained the original leather wrist strap. Complete and in good order.

15.5" long x 1.25" and strap 9".

 
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Price: 115.00


Fruitwood Truncheon PT129



Ebony Police Truncheon PT125
Ebony Police Truncheon PT125
Original, quality 1920's standard police issue truncheon turned in ebony. This example is stamped "C.P." beneath a crown to the top area and does have an interesting variation to the colour to the top. Some minor splits but complete and in good order.

15" long and 1.25" widest.

 
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Price: 115.00


Plumbers Lead Dressing Tool PT38
Original, quality circa 1900 / 1920's plumbers' dressing tool in lignum vitae. Used by plumbers and other lead workers to dress sheet lead for plumbing and roofing work. This clean example is stamped "Monument Brand" and is complete and in good and working order. 8" x 1.75". 
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Price: 45.00


Plumbers Lead Dressing Tool PT38



Plumbers Boxwood Turnpin PT37
Plumbers Boxwood Turnpin PT37
Original, quality circa 1900 / 1920's, plumbers turnpin turned in boxwood. Used to swell out the mouths of lead pipes for joining. This turnpin would be tapped over the mouth of the pipe, thus stretching it to a flared end. Complete and in good and working order. 3.25" tall and 2.25" widest. 
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Price: 36.00


Plumbers Lead Dressing Tool PT34
Original, quality, circa 1900 / 1920's, plumbers' lead dressing tool in lignum vitae. Used by plumbers and other lead workers to dress sheet lead for plumbing or roofing work etc. This clean example is complete and in good order. 7" x 1.5". 
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Price: 45.00


Plumbers Lead Dressing Tool PT34



Plumbers Lignum Vitae Bobbin PT33
Plumbers Lignum Vitae Bobbin PT33
Original, quality, circa 1900 / 1920's, plumbers' large pull through bobbin in lignum vitae, often referred to as a 'dolly'. These were used by plumbers to make bends and to remove dents in lead pipes and were strung in a line, then fed through the pipe. Complete and in good order. 5" x 3.75" diameter. 
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Price: 56.00


Plumbers Lignum Vitae Bobbin PT32
Original, quality, circa 1900 / 1920's, plumbers' small pull through bobbin in lignum vitae, often referred to as a 'dolly'. These were used by plumbers to make bends and to remove dents in lead pipes and were strung in a line, then fed through the pipe. Complete and in good order. 3" x 1.5" diameter. 
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Price: 23.00


Plumbers Lignum Vitae Bobbin PT32



Plumbers Boxwood Turnpin PT18
Plumbers Boxwood Turnpin PT18
Original, quality, plumbers' turnpin, turned in boxwood. This example is larger than average and was used to swell out the mouths of lead pipes for joining. This turnpin would be tapped over the mouth of the pipe, thus stretching it to a flared end. A great looker, complete and in good order. 3.5" x 2.25" widest. 
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Price: 38.00


Plumbers Lead Dressing Tool, 2 available PT17
Original, quality, circa 1900 / 1920's, plumbers' lead dressing dolly in boxwood. Used by plumbers and other lead workers to dress lead in plumbing or roofing etc. A very clean example, complete and in good order. 6" x 1.25". Price is for each. 
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Price: 23.00


Plumbers Lead Dressing Tool, 2 available PT17



Plumbers Lead Dressing Tool PT16
Plumbers Lead Dressing Tool PT16
Original, quality, circa 1900 / 1920's, plumbers' lead dressing tool in boxwood, with a steel cap to the grip. This tool known as a 'chasing wedge' or 'plumber's glut', was used with leadwork plumbing or roofing. Stamped for the original owner "P.Hull". Some stains and scuffs, otherwise complete and in good order. 6" x 2.5" x 1". 
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Price: 34.00


Plumbers Lead Dressing Mallet PT11
Original, quality, circa 1900 / 1920's, plumbers mallet, with an egg shaped lignum vitae head mounted on the original ash handle. These mallets were used with lead plumbing and lead roofing work etc. Complete and in good order. Head 6" x 2.25", total length including shaft 12 x 1". 
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Price: 45.00


Plumbers Lead Dressing Mallet PT11



Plumbers Lead Dressing Mallet PT10
Plumbers Lead Dressing Mallet PT10
Original, quality, circa 1900 / 1920's, plumbers mallet, with an egg shaped lignum vitae head mounted on the original malacca cane handle. These mallets were used with lead plumbing and lead roofing work etc. Complete and in good order. Head 5" x 2.25", total length including shaft 13 x 1". 
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Price: 45.00


Plumbers Lead Dressing Tool PT6
Original, quality, circa 1900 / 1920's, plumbers lead dressing tool in boxwood. Used by plumbers and other lead workers to dress sheet lead for plumbing or roofing work etc. This example has a curved underside and is stamped for the manufacturer 'William Marples and Sons Ltd, Sheffield and London'. Complete and in good order. 12.5" x 2.5" x 2.5". 
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Price: 56.00


Plumbers Lead Dressing Tool PT6



Plumbers Lead Dressing Tool PT5
Plumbers Lead Dressing Tool PT5
Original, quality, circa 1900 / 1920's, plumbers lead dressing tool in lignum vitae. Used by plumbers and other lead workers to dress sheet lead for plumbing or roofing work etc. Complete and in good order. 13" x 2" x 2". 
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Price: 45.00


Plumbers Lead Dressing Tool, 2 available PT3
Original, quality 1920's, plumber's lead dressing tool in lignum vitae. These were used by plumbers to dress roofing leadwork etc. This clean example is stamped "Monument Brand" and is complete and in good order. 8.25" x 1.75". Price is for each. 
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Price: 38.00


Plumbers Lead Dressing Tool, 2 available PT3



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


Boxwood Cartridge Tamper RL18
Original, quality, late 19th century, cartridge tamper turned in boxwood. Used when reloading 12 bore shotgun cartridges to push down the wadding. Complete and in good order.

6" x 1".

 
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Price: 56.00


Boxwood Cartridge Tamper RL18



Rolling Pin RP16
Rolling Pin RP16
Original, quality pre-war rolling pin with two shaped end grips and a thick rolling pin body, all turned in apple or pearwood. A super example very usable and complete and in good and working order.

17" x 2.25".

 
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Price: 45.00


Sycamore Rolling Rin RP14
Original, quality circa 1900, cylindrical shaped rolling pin turned in Sycamore. This good example with two end grips has a distorted grain rib to the centre and all is complete and in good and working order.

16" x 1.75".

 
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Price: 34.00


Sycamore Rolling Rin RP14



New Zealand Timbers Ruler R52
New Zealand Timbers Ruler R52
Original, quality post-war 12" ruler calibrated in inches and parts there of and decorated with a display of fourteen "Native Timbers of New Zealand". Also detailed "Sovereign" for the manufacturer. Some dents consistent with use otherwise complete and in good and working order.

12.25" x 1.5" x 0.25".

 
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Price: 34.00


Rosewood String Box SB11
Original, quality late 19th century two piece stringbox turned in rosewood. These were used when wrapping parcels probably at home. The underside has two old labels, one for the wood turner and the other for the dealer "L. Kottler & Co Curio Specialist 120 Adderley St". Complete and in good and working order.

4" tall.

3.75" widest.

 
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Price: 115.00


Rosewood String Box SB11



Pair of Lignum Vitae Bowling Woods SG211
Pair of Lignum Vitae Bowling Woods SG211
Original, quality pair of late 19th century lignum vitae bowling woods. This pair does have a few minor splits to the grain but otherwise is complete and in good order. These are impressed to the wood for the maker "Thomas Taylor of Glasgow", and each have two inlaid ivorine plaques, one engraved 'C.Y' to each side for the original owner and the other the numbers '1' and '2'. Lignum Vitae is heavy and hard and one of the few woods that with not float.

5" diam.

 
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Price: 45.00


Set of 4 Lignum Vitae Bowling Woods SG210
Original, quality late 19th century, set of four matching lignum vitae bowling woods with inset ivorine discs to each side. This superb set are impressed to the wood for the maker "Thomas Taylor of Glasgow" and engraved to the ivorine disc with the monogram of the original owner to one side and the numbers '1' to '4' to the other. No splits or cracks and complete and in good order. Lignum Vitae is heavy and hard and one of the few woods that with not float.

5" diam.

Price is for the set.

 
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Price: 135.00


Set of 4 Lignum Vitae Bowling Woods SG210



Set of 4 Lignum Vitae Bowling Woods SG206
Set of 4 Lignum Vitae Bowling Woods SG206
Set of four original, quality late 19th century lignum vitae bowling woods with inlaid silver discs to each end. This superb set, free from splits or cracks, are impressed to the wood for the manufacturer "Thomas Taylor of Glasgow" and the silver discs are engraved one side of each, with the original owner's monogram "JM" or "IM" and to the other sides "1" to "4". Complete and in good and working order.

4.5" diam.

Price is for the set.

 
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Price: 230.00


Pair of Lignum Vitae Bowling Woods SG204
Original, quality pair of late 19th century lignum vitae bowling woods with ivory discs to each side. One side is engraved "1" and "2" and the other with "P.C" for the original owner. Both are also impressed for the maker "R.O. Lawrie Glasgow". Lignum Vitae is heavy and hard and one of the few woods that will not float. Some minor splits to the grain otherwise complete and in good order.

5" diam.

 
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Price: 45.00


Pair of Lignum Vitae Bowling Woods SG204



Lignum Vitae  Bowling Wood SG171
Lignum Vitae Bowling Wood SG171
Original, quality, late 19th century, bowling wood turned from lignum vitae with three ivory inlaid dots, Has been refinished and is complete and in good order. Lignum Vitae is heavy and hard and one of the few woods that with not float.

4.5" diameter.

 
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Price: 28.00


Pair of Lignum Vitae Bowling Woods SG160
Pair of original, quality, lignum vitae carpet bowling woods, in the original card box. The box details " The Lawrie Carpet Bowl, Used By All The Champions" and "R.G.Lawrie LTD, Carpet Bowl Manufacturers, Glasgow, Scotland". Complete and in good order. Lignum Vitae is heavy and hard and one of the few woods that with not float.

Box 8" x 4.25" x 4.25".

Bowling woods 3.5" diameter.

 
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Price: 100.00


Pair of Lignum Vitae Bowling Woods SG160



Presentation Bowling Wood SG150
Presentation Bowling Wood SG150
Original, quality lignum vitae bowling wood with two silver inserts, one with "1" and the other engraved "Wilts County Singles Championship 1939, Presented By RCBC". The wood is also impressed for the maker "Jaques and Son, London", '5' and 'Bias No3' and with a decorated carved frieze to both ends. A super example with provenance. Lignum vitae is one of the few woods that will not float.

4.75" diameter.

 
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Price: 56.00


Marples 1 ½" Gouge T123
Original, quality late 19th century superb 1 ½" gouge with the best London Pattern Boxwood handle and brass ferrule. The steel is impressed for the maker "Marple & Co Hibernia Sheffield" and the boxwood grip "C.Grace" for a previous owner. Minor grain splits to the handle otherwise complete and in good and working order.

13.25" long x 1.5" x 1.5".

 
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Price: 85.00


Marples 1



J Howarth Lever Chuck Brace T116
J Howarth Lever Chuck Brace T116
Original, quality late 19th century brass bound beech brace with a lever chuck action, an ebony head with an inset brass maker plate and brass mounts. One bracing plate is impressed for the maker "James Howarth Sheffield", the inset plate to the head, "James Howarth Broomspring Works" and the mouth of the chuck is stamped '98' or '89' perhaps for the year? All has been cleaned, polished and lacquered, although the lacquer may be removed at no extra cost. Fully overhauled, and complete and in good and working order. A seriously good example in super condition and the first brace by this maker we have had.

13.75" x 5.5" x 1.25" body.

3" diam x 0.75" head.

 
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Price: 230.00


D Flather Button Chuck Brace T115
Original, quality late 19th century superb button chuck brace in beech, with a cocobolo head with a brass inset maker's plate and a button chuck in brass. The chuck is stamped for the manufacturer "D.Flather and Sons Warranted", and the head has a Royal Coat of Arms and "D.Flather and Sons Solly Works Sheffield". The brass has been polished and lacquered, although the lacquer may be removed at no extra cost, and the original finish to the wood enhanced. Fully overhauled, complete and in good and working order. This is the first of this maker we have seen.

14.5"" x 5.5" x 1.5".

2.75" diam of head.

 
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Price: 165.00


D Flather Button Chuck Brace T115



Sharpening Stone T98
Sharpening Stone T98
Original, quality, late 19th century, sharpening stone in a stained pine two piece coffin shaped case. As used by cabinet makers and carpenters for sharpening chisels and plate irons etc. Complete and in good and working order.

10.5" x 2.75".

2.25" tall total.

Stone only 8" x 2".

 
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Price: 36.00


Turned Limewood Item T37
Original, quality late 19th century / circa 1900 unknown item turned in limewood. Is it a dibber for planting bulbs ?. A plumbers tool ?. A kitchen tool for shaping ?. If you have any ideas please make contact. In good order.

11" long x 2.75" widest.

 
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Price: 65.00


Turned Limewood Item T37



Ebony Pin Tray T36
Ebony Pin Tray T36
Original, quality circa 1900, ebony pin tray with an initial in silver. The underside is impressed "Real Ebony France". Probably from a dressing table set for hairpins. Complete and in good and working order.

0.75" tall.

4.25" x 2".

 
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Price: 45.00


Olivewood Page Turner T34
Original, quality 1920's small sized, page turner in Olivewood with painted decoration with a swallow in flight and "San Remo" and "Ricorod". Complete and in good and working order.

11.25" x 1.75".

 
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Price: 45.00


Olivewood Page Turner T34



Mahogany 'Cat' Plate Stand T32
Mahogany 'Cat' Plate Stand T32
Original, quality late 19th century mahogany plate stand with six turned spindle legs mounted on a sphere. Very fine turning and detail. One leg may well be a later turned replacement, if it is it's a very good one. These stands are referred to as a cat for it will alwaysland on its feet. Complete and in good and working order.

17.5" widest all round.

 
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Price: 85.00


Boxwood Powder Tub T30
Original, quality 1920's circular two piece tub turned in boxwood, with a threaded lid and a fitted glass powder tub. No cracks to box lid or glass and in super condition.

1.5" tall and 2.75" diam.

 
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Price: 45.00


Boxwood Powder Tub T30



Lignum Vitae Cringle T25
Lignum Vitae Cringle T25
Original, quality, late 19th century, superb huge 'Gromet' shaped piece of turned lignum vitae, referred to as a Cringle and used with nartical ropework. Lignum Vitae is heavy and hard and one of the few woods that with not float. A wonderful, very tactile object, complete and in good order.

5" diameter x 3" thick.

 
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Price: 135.00


Boxwood Tub with Lid T23
Original, quality, late 19th century, circular tub turned in boxwood with a waisted body, a three bayonet lock on top lid and a mother of pearl insert to the top. All is in super condition, with no chips or cracks.

4" tall x 3.25" diameter.

 
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Price: 75.00


Boxwood Tub with Lid T23



Lignum Vitae Codd Bottle Opener T22
Lignum Vitae Codd Bottle Opener T22
Original, quality 1920's, codd bottle opener turned in lignum vitae, with the original rubber mount. These were used to depress the marble seal in the patent 'Codd' lemonade bottles thus allowing the gas to escape and the marble to fall back enabling the lemonade to be poured. Complete and in good and working order.

1.75" diameter x 1" tall.

 
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Price: 56.00


Rosewood Glove or Wig Powderer T20
Original, quality, mid to late 19th century, superb three piece glove or wig? powderer turned in rosewood or a similar exotic hardwood. The base will unscrew to assist filling, as will the top finial, which has seven holes for dusting. The underside is impressed "VR" beneath a crown for the reign of Queen Victoria. No chips or splits and with perfect threads. Complete and in good and working order.

3.75" tall x 2" widest diameter.

 
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Price: 165.00


Rosewood Glove or Wig Powderer T20



Elm Water Pump Valve T17
Elm Water Pump Valve T17
Original, quality late 19th century, unused water pump internal valve made in elm. Some old worm holes but well treated. Cleaned and varnished and complete and in good order.

10.5" long and 3.5" diam.

 
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Price: 30.00


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



Fruitwood Sherry Barrel Tap T8
Fruitwood Sherry Barrel Tap T8
Original, quality pre-war sherry barrel tap turned in fruitwood. for counter top barrels. Complete and in good and working order.

5.75" x 3" x 1".

 
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Price: 38.00


Boxwood Thermometer T8
Original, quality circa 1900, boxwood thermometer for wall hanging. This super example has brass mounts and is detailed to the top "Husbands Optician Bristol" and calibrated from 30' up to 120'. Complete and in good and working order.

8.5" x 1.5" x 0.5".

 
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Price: 75.00


Boxwood Thermometer T8



Boxwood Bottle Case T6
Boxwood Bottle Case T6
Original, quality, 19th century, turned boxwood two piece bottle case as used by veterinary surgeons and doctors to carry medicine bottles etc in. In good order and without any chips or splits. No bottle.

5.5" tall x 2.75" base diameter.

 
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Price: 58.00


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



Boxwood Balling Gun VT58
Boxwood Balling Gun VT58
Original, quality mid 19th century veterinary balling gun for administering medicines in pill form to horses, cattle and the similar. This super example is made in boxwood with a wrought iron rod and central button acting as a plunger. Most unusual in boxwood and complete and in good and working order.

19.5" x 2" x 2".

 
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Price: 300.00


Boxwood Fleam Mallet with Knife VT29
Original, quality, 19th century, large fleam mallet in turned boxwood with a steel blade concealed within the handle. The last section of the mallet handle will unscrew to reveal the knife and the head of the mallet will also unscrew. The two sides of the mallet head are marked and scuffed from general use, there is a short grain split to the handle of the knife, but otherwise all is complete and in good order. Ideal also as an auctioneer's gavel. This is the largest fleam mallet we have seen.

14" long.

Head 4.5" x 2.5" in total.

 
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Price: 200.00


Boxwood Fleam Mallet with Knife VT29



Boxwood Fleam Mallet VT28
Boxwood Fleam Mallet VT28
Original, quality, 19th century, turned boxwood fleam mallet used by stock owners and vets when using a fleam to bleed an animal to release pressure. A super example but with some grain splits, otherwise good and complete.

13" x 2".

 
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Price: 85.00


Whip Holder, 3 matching available WR3
Original, quality, late 19th century, circular wall mounted whip holder for two coaching or driving whips. The central boss will unscrew to give access to the holes for mounting. This example is turned in teak and is in super condition, complete and in good and working order.

5" diameter x 2" front to back includung boss.

Price is for each.

 
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Price: 95.00


Whip Holder, 3 matching available WR3



Whip Holder WR2
Whip Holder WR2
Original, quality, late 19th century, circular wall mounted whip holder for two coaching or driving whips. The central boss will unscrew to give access to the holes for mounting. A good repair to the edge and now complete and in good and working order. Unusual to find these in lignum vitae, which is heavy and hard but one of the few woods that with not float.

5.25" diameter x 2.25" front to back.

 
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Price: 95.00


Mahogany Swanee Whistle W88
Original, quality pre-war ebonised mahogany or similar wooden 'Swanee' whistle with a steel internal slide and a nickel ferrule. The barrel is impressed "Jetel Midget". Cleaned with polished and lacquered nickel mount and complete and in good and working order. Great fun to play.

9.5" x 1.25".

 
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Price: 78.00


Mahogany Swanee Whistle W88



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