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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.



Pair of Short Beech Boot Trees B5
Pair of Short Beech Boot Trees B5
Original, quality pair of 19th century three piece wooden short boot trees in polished beech. Each tree has a hinged main foot piece, a heel section and a slide in central section to tighter each tree when inside the boot. Each tree has two engraved brass plaques one detailing the original owner "PC Tarbutt Esq" and the other "M. Wildsmith & Sons, makers 17 Jermyn St London SW". Each tree also has its sections marked according to left boot or right boot. A super very usable pair of boot trees, size not indicated but complete and in good and working order. 9.75" tall x 10.5" long and 3.5" widest. 
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Price: 230.00


Peal and Co Boot Trees B4
Pair of original, quality late 19th century short boot trees in beech with an extending heel action, a pivoting foot and brass fittings. Each tree has a circular embossed copper plaque for the retailer/manufacturer "Peal and Co 487 Oxford St". All has been cleaned and refinished, and the brass and copper has been polished and lacquered, although the lacquer may be removed at no extra cost. A super pair of boot tree, complete and in good and working order. Heel extended 11.5" x 3.5" and 9.5" tall. Heel in 11" x 11.5" tall. 
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Price: 156.00


Peal and Co Boot Trees B4



Oval Carved Breadboard BB38
Oval Carved Breadboard BB38
Original, quality circa 1900 / 1920's oval shaped carved breadboard in sycamore. This unusual example has a very worn outer border, but the original carved motto can still be seen "Waste Not Want Not". A slight warp and well worn but still very clean and bright in colour and in good order otherwise. 12" x 9.75" x 0.75". 
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Price: 85.00


Square Carved Breadboard BB37
Original, quality late 19th century square breadboard in sycamore with a circular flat central area and well carved flower and leaves to each corner. A very clean example and unusual to be square and not warped. Complete and in good and working order. 11.75" x 12" x 1". 
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Price: 115.00


Square Carved Breadboard BB37



Our Daily Bread Board BB36
Our Daily Bread Board BB36
Original, quality late 19th century very clean circular breadboard in Sycamore carved to the border in Gothic text "Our Daily Bread". No worm, no warped and no damage. Complete and in good and working order. 11.5" diam x 0.5". 
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Price: 135.00


Sycamore Breadboard BB31
Original, quality, late 19th century, circular breadboard in sycamore carved to the top "Bread", with a long leaf down each side and a flower to the centre bottom. A short grain split only visible from the back, otherwise all is complete, in good order and of a good colour. 11.5" diameter x 0.75" front to back.  
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Price: 65.00


Sycamore Breadboard BB31



Sycamore Breadboard BB30
Sycamore Breadboard BB30
Original, quality 1920's / 30's, circular sycamore breadboard with the outer edge and border carved in the form of leaves and a flower head with "Bread" to the top. Near unused, complete and in good order. 12" x 0.75".  
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Price: 45.00


Carved Bread Knife BK40
Original, quality 1920's steel bread knife with a carved sycamore handle. The blade is etched "Bread Knife" and for the manufacturer "W.A.Colley Sheffield" and the grip is carved "Bread" in upper cased text. 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. 12.25" x 1.25" x 1". 
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Price: 45.00


Carved Bread Knife BK40



Bread Knife BK38
Bread Knife BK38
Original, quality late 19th century steel bread knife with an ivorine handle in the realistic form of a "Corn on the Cob". The blade is etched with the registration lozenge mark for the year 1848. Some staining to the blade, otherwise all is complete and in good and working order. 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. 11" x 1.25" x 0.75".  
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Price: 85.00


Unused Steel Bread Knife BK37
Original, quality late 19th century unused steel bread knife with a silver plated ferrule and an ivorine handle. The blade is etched 'Bread Knife' and for the manufacturer "Joseph Haywood & Company Sheffield" and with their 'Kettle' logo. All in mint condition and totally unused. 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. 13" x 1.25" x 1.25". 
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Price: 156.00


Unused Steel Bread Knife BK37



Bread Knife BK35
Bread Knife BK35
Original, quality 1920's bread knife with a steel blade and a carved sycamore handle detailed "Bread". The blade is etched with "Bread Knife" and a harvesting scene. 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. In near mint condition and complete and in good and working order. 12.5" x 1.25" x 1". 
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Price: 45.00


Carved Bread Knife BK34
Original, quality, circa 1900, bread knife with a steel blade and a carved sycamore handle. The handle is carved with detail of a flower head with leaves and the steel blade is detailed for the manufacturer "Thomas Turner of Sheffield, Cutlers to the King" (King Edward VII) and 'Encore' their trademark. 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. 12.75" x 1.25" x 1". 
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Price: 56.00


Carved Bread Knife BK34



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


Carved Bread Knife BK22
Original, quality late 19th century bread knife with a steel blade and a sycamore handle carved with details of a flower, an ear of wheat, leaves and other to one side. The blade is faintly engraved with a harvesting scene and flailing the crops and 'Bread Knife' to the centre. Some minor pitting to the blade otherwise complete and in good and working order. 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. 13.5" x 1.5" x 1.25". 
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Price: 115.00


Carved Bread Knife BK22



Steel Bread Knife with Nickel Grip BK20
Steel Bread Knife with Nickel Grip BK20
Original, quality late 19th century bread knife with a polished Sheffield Steel blade and a pistol grip shaped nickel handle, mounted to each end with acanthus leaf decoration. All has been polished and lacquered and is complete and in good and working order. Remember, this knife is are steel, not stainless steel, and will keep a very sharp edge, but does not like water or moisture; just wipe and dry it thoroughly. 12.75" x 1.25" blade x 1". 
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Price: 65.00


Sycamore Butter Stamp BS36
Original, quality late 19th century sycamore butter print with a circular front with good carved detail of an abstract of three leaves and three flower heads. A couple of minor old worm holes now well treated, cleaned and waxed and complete and in good and working order. Face 3.25" diam and total 2.75" tall. 
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Price: 89.00


Sycamore Butter Stamp BS36



Sycamore Butter Stamp BS35
Sycamore Butter Stamp BS35
Original, quality late 19th century sycamore butter print with a circular front detailing well carved three overlapping initials "W.J&C" in 'Gothic' style type with a beaded border. Old worm holes now well treated, cleaned and waxed and complete and in good and working order. Face 3" diam and total 2.75" tall. 
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Price: 135.00


Sycamore Butter Stamp BS34
Original, quality late 19th century sycamore butter print with a circular front deeply carved with good detail of a rose, a thistle and shamrocks, representing England, Scotland and Ireland. Old worm holes now well treated, cleaned and waxed and complete and in good and working order. Face 3.25" diam and total 2.25" tall.  
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Price: 115.00


Sycamore Butter Stamp BS34



Sycamore Butter Stamp Acorn BS32
Sycamore Butter Stamp Acorn BS32
Original, quality circa 1900, small butter stamp turned in sycamore with the carved detail of an acorn with oak leaves. Complete and in good order. 1.75" tall and 1.75" widest diam. 
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Price: 56.00


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 and 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


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" and 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 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
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 and 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 and 3.25" diameter. 
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Price: 56.00


Lignum Vitae Chog   C10



Collection/Ballot Box CB1
Collection/Ballot Box CB1
Original, quality late 19th century simple pine collection/posting/voting box in the original stained and varnished finish. This example has a slot cut to the hinged lid, the original lock and key and a small brass keyhole surround. All is complete and in good and working order. 7" tall and 7" x 9".  
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Price: 65.00


Pair of Ebony Candlesticks CS170
Original, quality pair of 1920's turned ebony candlesticks with the original nickel inserts to the top. These super sticks will dismantle for storing in a suitcase when travelling and the undersides are stamped "Real Ebony". Some minor splits to the upper section otherwise complete and in good and working order. Base 2.25" diam and 5" tall.  
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Price: 45.00


Pair of Ebony Candlesticks CS170



Fretwork Walnut Cutlery Tray CT10
Fretwork Walnut Cutlery Tray CT10
Original, quality late 19th century walnut cutlery tray with a central divider with a central grip and fretted sides and ends, all held tight with four shaped wedges. The interior is lined in green baize, which has been pinned down and is rather worn and scruffy, but the original. All in the original finish with fresh baize fitted to the underside and complete and in good and working order. 14.5" x 10.5" and 6.25" tall. 
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Price: 85.00


Boxwood Fleam Mallet F57
Original, quality, mid to late 19th century, 'Bloodstick' or fleam mallet, turned in boxwood. As used by stock owners or vets when using a fleam to bleed an animal to release the pressure or similar. Complete and in good order. 9.5" x 1.5". 
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Price: 75.00


Boxwood Fleam Mallet F57



Pair of Glove Stretchers GS5
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


Glove Stretchers GS4
Pair of original, quality 1920's, unused, superb wooden glove stretchers of a good size, with a steel spring and made from, we think limewood? All in the original finish and complete and in good and working order. 11.75" x 1.75" and 1.25".  
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Price: 56.00


Glove Stretchers   GS4



Milliners Hat Block  HB1
Milliners Hat Block HB1
Original, quality late 19th century milliner's hat block in two sections with the head block turned in sycamore and the pedestal in elm. Both the woods have super grain and colour. Refinished and complete and in good and working order. A super example. 10.5" tall and 7.5" x 5.5". 
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Price: 185.00


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: 230.00


Lignum Vitae Intercom Tube   IT2



Swan Ink Bottle in Case   IW68
Swan Ink Bottle in Case IW68
Original, quality 1920's, moulded clear glass ink bottle with the rubber pippette. The bottle is embossed "Swan Ink" with a swan and "Trade Mark" and is retained in the spring loaded turned wooden case with a screw on shaped top. The box is finished in the original red stain and the underside is impressed with the Swan trademark and "Box Made in US". Apart from the perished rubber all is complete and in good order. 4.75" tall x 1.75" base diameter.  
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Price: 56.00


Pair of Ash Crutches M164
Original, quality pair of circa 1900 / 1920's ash crutches in super condition with good padded leather armrests and rubber feet. These crutches are very clean and in the original finish and ready for use if you wish. Complete and in good and working order. 52.5" tall x 9" x 1.25".  
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Price: 135.00


Pair of Ash Crutches M164



S.Maw Boxwood Bottle Case M149
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 and 1.75" base diam. 
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Price: 65.00


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


2 Piece Boxwood Case With Ear Funnel M138



Mauchline Ware Photograph Box MW13
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 Tub with Medicine Glass MW11
Original, quality 1920's small mauchline ware tapered tub in sycamore with a push on circular lid containing the original medicine glass. The front of the tub has a transfer scene entitled 'Trongate Glasgow' and the reverse is detailed "Sold by James Reid Stationer Argyle St Glasgow". The glass is engraved with fern leaves and all is complete and in good and working order. 2.75" tall and 2" widest.  
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Price: 56.00


Mauchline Ware Tub with Medicine Glass MW11



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. 8" x 2" and 0.75". Other similar may well be available.  
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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. 8" x 2.5" and 1". Other similar may well be available.  
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Price: 23.00


Carved Wooden Nutcracker NC29



Carved Wooden Nutcracker NC22
Carved Wooden Nutcracker NC22
Original, quality, late 19th century, Swiss carved 'Black Forest' nutcracker in the form of the head of a peasant, with a knotted scarf around the head. A great colour and condition, complete and in good and working order for smallish nuts. 7" x 3" and 2" wide.  
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Price: 56.00


Carved Wooden Nutcracker NC13
Original, quality, Swiss carved 'Black Forest' nutcracker in the form of a local chap, with a hat on and carving engraved "Oberammergau 1930" to the front grip. The mouth would be used for small nuts and beneath the rear arm from underneath for the larger ones. Oberammergau is a village in Bavaria, Germany famous for its Passion Play performed every 10 years. Complete and in good and working order. 9.5" x 3" and 2.5" front to back.  
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Price: 65.00


Carved Wooden Nutcracker NC13



Carved Wooden Nutcracker NC8
Carved Wooden Nutcracker NC8
Original, quality late 19th century, swiss carved 'Black Forest' nutcracker in the form of a gnome type bearded gent, with one small repair to the beard. All in a great colour and complete and in good and working order. 8" x 4" x 1.5" front to back. 
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Price: 56.00


Fretwork The Lords Prayer P7
Original, quality 1920's large, impressive framed and glazed fretwork of "The Lords Prayer". This unusual example has a fretted oak frame and a fretworked prayer in several styles of types, a few different brown colours and blue and white against a tin foil background, all behind a clear glazed panel. Some minor parts missing in the frame, the backing has been repapered and some very minor damage in places to the fretwork otherwise all generally in good order and complete. The reverse has been repapered. 33" x 23.5" x 1".  
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Price: 325.00


Fretwork The Lords Prayer P7



Sycamore Pestle PM16
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


Ebony Police Truncheon PT166
Original, quality 1920's standard UK Police issued ebony truncheon with the original leather wrist strap and is complete and in good order. Truncheon 15.5" x 1.25" and strap 9".  
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Price: 95.00


Ebony Police Truncheon PT166



Ebony Police Truncheon PT165
Ebony Police Truncheon PT165
Original, quality 1920's standard UK Police issued ebony truncheon with the original leather wrist strap. This example is stamped 317 and is complete and in good order. Truncheon 15.5" x 1.25" and strap 10". 
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Price: 95.00


Hiatt Rosewood Police Truncheon PT164
Original, quality 1920's standard Issue Police truncheon turned in rosewood. This example is faintly stamped "M.P." with a crown over for "Military Police" and embossed for the maker "Hiatt Birmingham" to the end of the grip. A very clean example. Complete and in good order. 15" x 1.25". 
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Price: 95.00


Hiatt Rosewood Police Truncheon PT164



Rosewood Truncheon PT163
Rosewood Truncheon PT163
Original, quality late 19th century truncheon turned in rosewood in the standard Police Issue form. This clean example is stamped to the finial "KA 5490" and "WC&S.54" and with the War Dept Broad Arrow stamp. Complete and in good order. 14.5" x 1.25". 
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Price: 125.00


Hickory Police Truncheon PT161
Original, quality late 19th century Police Truncheon turned in hickory with a good ribbed handgrip and finial to the end. Some grain splits but all in a good rich colour and complete and in good order otherwise. 17" x 1.5".  
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Price: 115.00


Hickory Police Truncheon PT161



Teak Police Truncheon PT158
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


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


Birch Police Truncheon PT157



Rosewood Police Truncheon PT150
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


Ebony Police Truncheon PT149
Original, quality 1920's standard UK Police Issue truncheon turned in ebony. Complete and in good order. 15" x 1.5". 
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Price: 85.00


Ebony Police Truncheon PT149



Berkshire Special Constable Ebony Truncheon PT136
Berkshire Special Constable Ebony Truncheon PT136
Original, quality First World War ebony police truncheon with gold painted detail for "Berks Special Constable", 'Berks' being for Berkshire. This example has retained the leather wrist strap and all is complete and in good order. 15" x 1.5" and strap 9". 
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Price: 185.00


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


Boxwood Police Truncheon PT132



Fruitwood Truncheon PT129
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


Liverpool Police Truncheon PT126
Original, quality 1920's fruitwood coloured turned hardwood truncheon of the standard police issue shape stamped "Liverpool Police". In super condition and complete. 15.5" x 1.25". 
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Price: 135.00


Liverpool Police Truncheon PT126



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


Rosewood Police Truncheon PT113
Original, quality late 19th century rosewood truncheon in the standard police issue shape. This super example has colour variation in the grain and is much more slender than normally found. Complete and in good order. 15" x 1.25".  
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Price: 95.00


Rosewood Police Truncheon PT113



George IV decorated Truncheon  PT99
George IV decorated Truncheon PT99
Original, quality early 19th century decorated boxwood truncheon riddled with worm holes. This example has painted decoration detailing an elephant with a coronet howdah, surrounded by a laurel wreath, all beneath the monogram "G.R" with a large Royal Crown above. Although riddled with worm holes there is no recent evidence of worm activity and we have treated all intensly to make sure, all is complete and in good order otherwise George IV reign 1820 to 1830. 16" x 1.75".  
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Price: 565.00


Ebony Police Truncheon PT72
Original, quality 1920's / 30's, standard UK Police issue, ebony truncheon. This example is rather dented, but has a super contrasting two colour grain which often is found with ebony, although it is normally near black in colour. Lacking its wrist strap, but otherwise complete and in good order. 15.5" x 1.5".  
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Price: 85.00


Ebony Police Truncheon PT72



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



Fruitwood Rolling Pin RP11
Fruitwood Rolling Pin RP11
Original, quality late 19th century rolling pin turned in pear or apple wood. This good example is tapered to each end and has only one knob and designed as such. Waxed and complete and in good and working order. 15.5" long and 2" widest. 
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Price: 45.00


Pair of Indian Clubs SG212
Original, quality pair of 1920's exercise clubs always referred to as "Indian Clubs". This pair turned in ash appear unused and have retained all the original finish. Each grip is impressed to the top '0' for the size, and all is complete and in good and working order. 17" x 2" widest. 
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Price: 56.00


Pair of Indian Clubs SG212



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



Pair of Lignum Vitae Bowling Woods SG203
Pair of Lignum Vitae Bowling Woods SG203
Original, quality pair of late 19th century lignum vitae bowling woods with ivory discs to each side. Both the woods are impressed for the maker "Taylor Rolf London" to one side and "Drake" to the other. Lignum Vitae is heavy and hard and one of the few woods that will not float. Both are super condition with no splits to the grain. 5" diam.  
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Price: 45.00


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


Lignum Vitae  Bowling Wood   SG171



Pair of Lignum Vitae Bowling Woods   SG160
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


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


Presentation Bowling Wood SG150



Marples 1
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: 125.00


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 and 3" diam x 0.75" head. 
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Price: 385.00


J Howarth Lever Chuck Brace T116



D Flather Button Chuck Brace T115
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" and 2.75" diam of head. 
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Price: 230.00


Sharpening Stone T99
Original, quality, late 19th century, sharpening stone in a mahogany two piece coffin shaped case with a decorative underside and top of the lid. As used by cabinet makers and carpenters for sharpening chisels and plate irons etc. Complete and in good and working order. 8.5" x 2.5", 2.75" tall total and stone only 7.75" x 2".  
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Price: 36.00


Sharpening Stone T99



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 and stone only 8" x 2".  
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Price: 36.00


Bog Oak Pincushion T33
Original, quality late 19th century sewing pincushion carved in bog oak as a miniature cauldron with shamrock leaves around, turned legs and stamped "Made in Eire". In super condition. 1.75" tall and 2" widest including wire side loops. 
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Price: 65.00


Bog Oak Pincushion T33



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: 125.00


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 Codd Bottle Opener T27
Lignum Vitae Codd Bottle Opener T27
Original, quality 1920's, codd bottle opener turned in lignum vitae. 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. This example is impressed to the top "Brain and Hinchliffe and Sons Manchester" and all is complete and in good and working order. 1.5" diameter x 1.25" tall.  
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Price: 56.00


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


Lignum Vitae Cringle T25



Boxwood Tub with Lid T23
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


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


Lignum Vitae Codd Bottle Opener T22



Rosewood Glove or Wig Powderer T20
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


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


Elm Water Pump Valve T17



Lignum Vitae Needle Case T11
Lignum Vitae Needle Case T11
Original, quality 19th Century turned lignum vitae, two piece needle case for either kitchen larding needles or crochet hooks and needles. Each end has a detail similar to a 'draught' and the centre has a turned thread to screw together each section. A great bit of treen, complete and in good order. 8.25" x 1.25". 
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Price: 45.00


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



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



Walnut Block Tea Caddy TC28
Walnut Block Tea Caddy TC28
Original, quality late 19th century block of well detailed grained walnut fashioned to appear as a period tea caddy on ball feet. Well executed and a treat to see. Complete and in good order. 4.75" tall x 6.75" wide and 4.75" front to back. 
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Price: 115.00


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: 230.00


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


Rosewood Fleam Mallet VT24
Original, quality, 19th century, turned rosewood fleam mallet as used by stock owners or vets when using a fleam to bleed an animal to release the pressure or similar. One grain split but otherwie complete and in good order. 9.5" x 1.5". 
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Price: 65.00


Rosewood Fleam Mallet VT24



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



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