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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.



Wrought Iron & Ash Whimble A188
Wrought Iron & Ash Whimble A188
Original, quality late 19th century wrought iron 'whimble' with turned ash grips. These were used to truss up stooks of corn or reeds for thatching and this very clean example works well, has no sign of worm and is complete and in good order.

17" x 7" x 1.25".

 
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Price: 56.00


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: 156.00


Aircraft Propeller Hub A10



Aircraft Propellor Desk Tidy A8
Aircraft Propellor Desk Tidy A8
Original, quality all wooden desk tidy with a lid all fashioned from the base end of a late First World War aeroplane propellor, probably 1920's. Complete and in good order.

3.25" tall x base 5.5" x 5.75".

 
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Price: 78.00


Watt's Patent Shoe Trees B8
Original, quality pair of 1920's Ladies adjustable shoetrees in sycamore with foot shaped wedge mounts with a threaded rod and a ball heel end. Each one is impressed "Ladies Small" and "Watts Patent" for the manufacturer. Super clean and complete and in good and working order.

7.5" x 2" x 8".

 
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Price: 45.00


Watt's Patent Shoe Trees B8



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 10".

9" x 1.5" x 1.5".

Price is per pair.

 
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Price: 45.00


Sycamore Bread Board BB73
Original, quality 1920's well used sycamore circular bread board with faint carving to the border of just three ears of wheat or corn. The reverse is super clean and all is complete and ready for use.

11.75" x 11.75" x 0.75".

 
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Price: 56.00


Sycamore Bread Board BB73



Sycamore Bread Board BB72
Sycamore Bread Board BB72
Original, quality late 19th century circular bread board in sycamore with carving to the border of acorns and oak leaves. This board is extremely clean and well looked after. Complete and in good and working order.

12" x 0.75"

 
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Price: 135.00


Sycamore Bread Board BB71
Original, quality circa 1900 / 1920's circular bread board in sycamore with a shallow carved detail of ears of corn to the border. A clean and simple board and complete and in good and working order.

11.25" x 1".

 
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Price: 68.00


Sycamore Bread Board BB71



Welcome Sycamore Breadboard BB67
Welcome Sycamore Breadboard BB67
Original, quality late 19th century circular sycamore breadboard with a carved outer border detailing 'Welcome' in old style text to the top and a daisy flower to the lower edge with a long leaf to each side. Well used but no damage and no warping. Complete and in good order.

12.25" diam x 0.75".

 
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Price: 135.00


Carved Bread Knife BK50
Original, quality 1920's bread knife with a steel blade and carved sycamore handle. The handle is carved "Bread" in upper cased text and the blade is acid etched "Bread Knife" in script. 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. Cleaned and waxed and complete and in good and working order.

12.5" x 1.25" x 1".

 
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Price: 65.00


Carved Bread Knife BK50



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 BS44
Original, quality late 19th century sycamore butter stamp with a good carved detail to the front of a "Star" design within a border. A replacement handle has been turned to suit copied from an original in beech and all is in superb condition with no signs of worm.

3.25" diam stamp.

4.75" total height.

 
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Price: 85.00


Sycamore Butter Stamp BS44



Sycamore Butter Stamp BS43
Sycamore Butter Stamp BS43
Original, quality late 19th century sycamore butter stamp with a good carved detail to the front of a flower head with leaves. A replacement handle has been turned to suit copied from an original in beech. The stamp shows serious worm damage but it now has been well treated with a worm killer. Otherwise all is complete and in good order.

4" diam stamp.

5" total height.

 
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Price: 156.00


Sycamore Butter Stamp BS42
Original, quality late 19th century sycamore butter stamp with a good carved detail to the front of a "Thistle" flower head with leaves. A replacement handle has been turned to suit copied from an original in beech. The stamp shows serious worm damage but it now has been well treated with a worm killer. Otherwise all is complete and in good order.

3.75" diam stamp.

Total height 5".

 
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Price: 156.00


Sycamore Butter Stamp BS42



Cow Sycamore Butter Stamp BS41
Cow Sycamore Butter Stamp BS41
Original, quality late 19th century carved sycamore butter print of a circular form with a screw out shaped handle at the rear. Some worn holes but well treated and have no signs of activity. This example has a good deep carved detail of a cow but it has suffered some damage, it has been in half and is now glued together but still usable if required. A good example in its day.

4.25" diam.

1.25" front to back plus 3.5" handle.

 
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Price: 145.00


Sycamore Butter Stamp BS40
Original, quality late 19th century dark stained sycamore butter stamp with a long shaped handle to the reverse and a deep carved "Stook of Corn design to the circular face. One short grain split to the side otherwise complete and in good order with no other splits or worm damage. Cleaned and waxed and complete and in good order.

5" tall.

3.5" diam of front.

 
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Price: 125.00


Sycamore Butter Stamp BS40



Sycamore Butter Stamp BS31
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


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

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

With ends up 4" tall.

Fully extended 12.5".

 
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Price: 56.00


Small Folding Bookstand BS9



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

Folded down 20" x 6" x 1".

8.25" tall when up.

 
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Price: 165.00


Pair of Oak Bookends BT5
Original, quality pair of post-war carved oak bookends each in the form of three books on end on matching oak plinths. Each book spine is inlaid with brass and pewter detail. All is complete and in good and working order.

Each 5.25" tall.

5.25" wide.

3.5" front to back.

Plinth 3.5" x 5.25".

 
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Price: 68.00


Pair of Oak Bookends BT5



Fork Cleaner C100
Fork Cleaner C100
Original, quality late 19th century fork cleaner with thick leather fins mounted on a sycamore head with a turned beech handle. A simple but clever device for cleaning cutlery forks. Complete and in good and working order.

8" x 1.75" x 2.5".

 
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Price: 56.00


Lignum Vitae Tethering Chog C20
Original, quality late 19th century chog turned in lignum vitae, as used to tether single grazing animals i.e. horse, goat or cattle. 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.

4" diam.

 
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Price: 56.00


Lignum Vitae Tethering Chog C20



Lignum Vitae Chog C18
Lignum Vitae Chog C18
Original, quality late 19th century 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.

3.25" tall.

3.25" diam.

 
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Price: 56.00


Lignum Vitae Chog, 3 available C16
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.

3.25" 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, 3 available C16



South Australia Centenary Serviette Ring CC230
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: 34.00


Tall Ebony Candlestick CS231
Original, quality late 19th century large single ebony candlestick with a brass sconce for removing the spent candle. This most unusual example, the first we have seen has been turned out of one solid piece of ebony and is complete and in superb order. The brass has been polished and lacquered, although the lacquer may be removed at no extra cost.

12.5" tall.

Base 5" diam.

Top 2.5" diam.

 
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Price: 135.00


Tall Ebony Candlestick CS231



Beech Dairy Bowl DP275
Beech Dairy Bowl DP275
Original, quality mid 19th century dairy bowl turned in beech and probably continental. This super example has a good weight, some good old repairs, great colour and a mass of old worm holes with no signs of activity. The base has a piece of brown felt for table protection and all is now complete and in good order.

16.5" x 17.5" x 4.5" tall.

 
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Price: 230.00


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" x 1.25".

 
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Price: 56.00


Mahogany Auctioneers Gavel G11
Original, quality post-war auctioneer's gavel turned in mahogany. This example has a barrel shaped head and a tapered stem. All in the original finish and complete and in good and working order.

Total 8" long.

Head 2.5" x 1.5".

 
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Price: 45.00


Mahogany Auctioneers Gavel G11



Rosewood Gavel G10
Rosewood Gavel G10
Original, quality pre-war auctioneers gavel turned in Rosewood. A good looking example and very usable and of a good size. Complete and in good and working order.

9.5" x 3.25" x 2.25".

 
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Price: 85.00


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



Monaural Stethoscope M202
Monaural Stethoscope M202
Original, quality circa 1900 / 1920's Monaural Stethoscope turned in beech. This super very clean example has two separate pieces to lock together flat for safety storage in the doctor's bag or upright for use. A most unusual find, complete and in good order.

Up 5.5" x 2.5".

Flat 5.5" x 2.5".

 
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Price: 185.00


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.

Base 3.25" square.

 
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Price: 45.00


Mauchline ware Money Box MW10



Mauchline Ware Box MW5
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: 23.00


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" x 0.75".

 
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Price: 23.00


Carved Wooden Nutcracker NC30



Carved Wooden Nutcracker NC29
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" x 1".

 
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Price: 23.00


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: 45.00


Carved Wooden Nutcracker NC8



Boxwood Sash Window Router Plane P43
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: 135.00


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: 115.00


Miniature Presentation Bowling Wood P12



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


William IV Truncheon PT221
Original, quality early 19th century Truncheon with the original painted decoration and detail for the Reign of King William the 4th 1830 to 1837. The paintwork is rather rubbed but is clearly detailed for "WR IV". A grain split and damage to the paintwork, otherwise complete and in good order.

15" x 1.5".

 
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Price: 156.00


William IV Truncheon PT221



Mahogany Police Truncheon PT220
Mahogany Police Truncheon PT220
Original, quality 1920's standard Police issue style truncheon in mahogany with the remains of the original wrist strap. Complete and in good order.

15" x 1.25" x 1.25".

 
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Price: 115.00


Rosewood Tipstaff PT206
Original quality early to mid 19th century rosewood tipstaff. This fine example, in the form of a short truncheon, has a shaped and ribbed handgrip and a thicker body mounted with a cast brass head and ferrule. Tipstaffs were used when delivering an order of the court. Complete and in good order.

10.5" x 1.5".

 
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Price: 350.00


Rosewood Tipstaff PT206



Short Mahogany Police Truncheon PT205
Short Mahogany Police Truncheon PT205
Original, quality mid 19th century shorter than the norm. mahogany truncheon with a ribbed grip and a crown shaped finial. A very faint painted Queen Victoria crown can be seen with a circular logo beneath, for the Reign of Queen Victoria. This unusual example has been chewed by mice or rats at both ends but otherwise all is complete and in good order.

10.75" x 1.25" x 1.25".

 
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Price: 285.00


Ebony Baluster Truncheon PT202
Original, quality mid to late 19th century baluster shaped truncheon turned in ebony. This most unusual example turned from one piece of ebony is in mint condition with not a chip in sight, no matter how small and it appears never to have been decorated or painted.

13" long x 1.75" widest.

 
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Price: 365.00


Ebony Baluster Truncheon PT202



George IV decorated Truncheon PT201
George IV decorated Truncheon PT201
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.

16" x 1.75".

 
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Price: 485.00


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 inlay around the circumference in six fine bands with 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



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


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



Plumbers Lead Dressing Tool PT38
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 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 Mallet PT11
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: 34.00


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: 34.00


Plumbers Lead Dressing Mallet PT10



Plumbers Lead Dressing Tool, 2 available PT3
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 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: 156.00


Plumbers Lead Dressing Tool PT2



Rolling Pin RP20
Rolling Pin RP20
Original, quality circa 1900, rolling pin turned in apple or pear wood. This clean example has a grip at each end, some super knots in the grain and one chip to one grip, all otherwise is complete and in good and usuable condition.

16.25" long x 1.5".

 
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Price: 38.00


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


Rolling Pin RP16



Sycamore Rolling Rin RP14
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


Pair of Indian Clubs SG246
Original, quality pair of late 19th century exercise clubs often referred to as "Indian Clubs". This super pair turned in beech have a good colour and shape and are stamped to the top of the grip '2' for the size. Cleaned and wax polished and complete and in good and working order.

21" long x 2.5" widest.

 
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Price: 65.00


Pair of Indian Clubs SG246



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 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


Set of 4 Lignum Vitae Bowling Woods SG206



Pair of Lignum Vitae Bowling Woods SG204
Pair of Lignum Vitae Bowling Woods SG204
Original, quality pair of late 19th century lignum vitae bowling woods with ivorine 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 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: 68.00


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


Pair of Wildsmith of London Shoe Trees SL3
Original, quality pair of post-war gents' shoe trees in beechwood. These super clean examples are hinged for ease of entry into the shoe, have brass grips and ivorine labels for "Wildsmith, 41 Duke St, St James's London SW1". Complete and in good and working order.

11.25" long x 3.5" widest.

3.5" tall.

 
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Price: 68.00


Pair of Wildsmith of London Shoe Trees SL3



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


Pair of Carved Wooden Stirrups T45
Original, quality pair of pre-war carved hardwood South American stirrups as worn with steel loops suspended on either side of the saddle. A fantastic example of wood carving. Complete and in good order.

6.5" tall x 6.25" wide x 8.5" front to back.

 
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Price: 300.00


Pair of Carved Wooden Stirrups T45



Huge Sycamore Pork Pie Mould T41
Huge Sycamore Pork Pie Mould T41
Original, quality late 19th century Huge Pork Pie Mould in sycamore. These were used with cold water pastry pulled up the sides to form the perfect cup shape for the filling. One old wormhole well treated, a super colour and the largest we have seen. Complete and in good and working order.

7.75" x 5.25" diam.

 
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Price: 300.00


6 Matching Pieces Ebony Dressing Table Accessories T40
Six matching pieces 1920's of ebony boudoir accessories comprising rectangular tray, pair of candlesticks, hair tidy and another container both with screw off tops and a pin cushion. All apart from the tray are impressed "Real Ebony" and all are complete and in good order.

Tray 11" x 6.5" x 1.25".

Candlesticks 4 7/8" tall.

Price is for the set.

 
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Price: 115.00


6 Matching Pieces Ebony Dressing Table Accessories T40



Elm Collar & Studs Box T39
Elm Collar & Studs Box T39
Original, quality 1920's circular lidded collar box turned in elm with an inner tub with lid for the collar studs. This most unusual example has a decorative inlaid panel on the lid in cork and a carving of an Hibiscus flower and stem and the timber used was specially selected for its quality of grain. All is complete and in good order.

5.25" tall x 7" diam.

 
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Price: 95.00


Treen Bowl by Scott Myles, Leuchars, Fife T38
Original, quality post-war turned mahogany fruit or salad bowl with the original paper label to the underside detailing "Handmade by Scott Myles Leuchars Fife" and "Made in Scotland". This super bowl is inset with twenty-five Scottish 5p pieces around the outer rim and one 10p coin to the centre. Some rubs and minor scratches otherwise complete and in good order.

11.75" diam x 2.5" tall.

 
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Price: 115.00


Treen Bowl by Scott Myles, Leuchars, Fife T38



Turned Limewood Item T37
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


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


Ebony Pin Tray T36



Olivewood Page Turner T34
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


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.

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: 115.00


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: 45.00


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: 115.00


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.

3.5" diam.

 
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Price: 30.00


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


Fruitwood Sherry Barrel Tap 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: 230.00


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


Boxwood Fleam Mallet VT28



Whip Holder, 3 matching available WR3
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: 68.00


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: 68.00


Whip Holder WR2



Mahogany Swanee Whistle W88
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