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Holdfast Boots and Shoes Bentwood Chair A63
Holdfast Boots and Shoes Bentwood Chair A63
Original, quality 1920's, Bentwood chair for use by customers in a retail shop. This chair is in the original finish and has embossed detail to the backrail "Agent for the Holdfast brand boots and shoes", "EWP and Co trademark" and with a knotted rope logo. The seat panel is also embosssed with a pattern and the underside has retained the original paper label for the maker of the chair Thonet. A very hard to find advertising chair, complete and in super condition. 35" tall at back, 19" tall to top of seat, 16" wide + 17.5" front to back.  
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Price: 400.00


Brass and Iron Childs Cot BB19
Original, quality, late 19th century, child's cot which will dismantle into five panels. This superb example has a wrought iron frame with cast iron mounts, brass top rails and decorative brass mounts, knobs and top collars. The ironwork has been professionally sand blasted and stove enamelled white and the brass has been polished and lacquered, although the lacquer may be removed at no extra cost. One brass rail is a replacement cut to suit. The original castors, in cast iron with ceramic wheels, have been retained and all is complete and in good order. For safety's sake it would be advisable for an inner bumper protection to be fitted if it is required to be used as a cot. This would also make a super feature as a jardiniere in the hall or landing, a small sofa with one side panel removed or a small single bed with both the side panels taken out, so many uses. Some minor chips to the paintwork, some minor dents to the brass, otherwise all is complete and in good and working order. Set up 48" x 24" + 37.5" tall including knobs and will take mattress size 45.5" x 22.5". 
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Price: 350.00


Brass and Iron Childs Cot   BB19



2 Piece Pine Kitchen Dresser F272
2 Piece Pine Kitchen Dresser F272
Original, quality late 19th century two piece stripped pine kitchen dresser, the base with two pairs of panelled doors beneath two long drawers and the original top rack with three graduated shelves with plate grooves and old brass period cup hooks. The brass knobs to the doors, the brass handles to the drawers and the top pine cornice are all old replacements. The base has no backboards or floor, but it never had, and the open rack above had no backing boards either and also never has. Some old staning to some shelves and to the worktop surface and the occasional good old repairs otherwise all is complete and in superb condition and ready to go in its waxed finish. Two keys are included, one for each cupboard door lock. Base - At Floor 76.5" x 20.5" front to back. Worktop 77.5" and 21" front to back and 37" tall. Top rack 54.5" tall x 75.5" wide and cornice 77.5" x 9". Total height 91.5". 
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Price: 1,350.00


Oak Lebus Bureau Bookcase F271
Original, quality 1920's honey coloured oak, two piece Bureau Bookcase. This most unusual item of furniture is the first we have seen and is complete and in super condition. The base unit has a fitted interior with a tambour front to the writing section, with a lock above the panelled base and a typewriter slide to the right hand side over four drawers. When the tambour front is down and locked an internal mechanism locks in the four side drawers. The top lift off glazed bookcase section has two glazed doors with the original fretted decoration panels and lock and key, and the interior has two adjustable oak shelves. The bookcase section is screwed to the base but can be separated for ease of removal. One key is included for the doors at the top and one key for the tambour front. All in the original finish and in good and working order. 72.5" tall, cornice 31" wide and 11"deep, writing surface 28.5" wide and 23" front to back.  
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Price: 850.00


Oak Lebus Bureau Bookcase F271



Mahogany 4 Drawer Filing Cabinet F268
Mahogany 4 Drawer Filing Cabinet F268
Original, quality mahogany filing cabinet circa 1900 / 1920's with 4 deep drawers, panelled sides and the original brass handles and label frames. This cabinet is in solid pale mahogany throughout with the exception of the plywood back panel and the drawers have been fitted with rails to take modern sliding files of foolscap size. The top drawer has a lock with a key and the brass fittings are polished and lacquered, although the lacquer may be removed at no extra cost. All has been overhauled and is complete and in good and working order. Exterior 53.75" tall x 15" wide and 28.75" front to back.  
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Price: 850.00


Oak Roll Top Desk F265
Original, quality 1920's solid oak, small roll top desk with twin pedestals and a fitted interior. Each pedestal has three drawers, two shallow and one deep filing drawer, and a pull out typist's shelf above. A wider drawer is fitted to the centre above one's knees when sitting at the desk. When the tambour fronted shutter is down and the key in the lock turned, all the drawers and the shutter are locked. The fitted interior has many pigeon holes and two small drawers and both the interior and exterior are in the original dark oak colour throughout. Each pedestal has two concealed castors to the underneath and all will dismantle into three main body sections plus the central drawer and footboard back panel. All is complete and in good and working order with a key for the lock. 47.5" widest, 50" tall and 30.5" front to back. 30.5" work surface from ground and 25.5" from ground to under drawer.  
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Price: 750.00


Oak Roll Top Desk F265



Pitch Pine Pigeonhole Cupboard   F258
Pitch Pine Pigeonhole Cupboard F258
Original, quality, late 19th century, pitch pine two door cabinet, with a fully fitted interior with pigeonholes. This super cabinet has fielded panels to the door, a good plinth and top in pitch pine and the interior is fitted in softer pine and all is generally clean inside and out with a lock and key to the doors. Probably originally used as an estate cupboard or in a post room or office for filing, nevertheless a very useful cabinet. 46" tall x 50" x 14" external, 11.5" clean and front to back internal. 
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Price: 850.00


Mahogany Gents Shaving Stand F253
Original, quality, gentleman's inlaid mahogany shaving stand with a drawer over a cupboard with a hinged door, all on 4 splayed legs. This super example circa 1900 / 1920's has inlaid decoration to the front and two sides, the backstand and the circular mirror. The mirror is adjustable both in height and angle and the brass fittings are in the original finish, but can be polished and lacquered on request. The quality of this piece is highlighted with the fact the drawer lining and the cupboard interior are all solid mahogany and the rear of this piece of furniture has been finished. Some misting and old blemishes to the mirror glass but otherwise complete and in superb order. 63.5" total height with mirror up, total with mirror down 49.5", 35" tall to work surface, mirror 13.75" diameter, 19" widest and 14" front to back.  
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Price: 450.00


Mahogany Gents Shaving Stand   F253



Bamboo Chest of Drawers   F235
Bamboo Chest of Drawers F235
Original, quality 1920's, very clean, bamboo framed chest of three drawers with all the original bamboo and rush panelling and steel drop handles. The rushwork is mounted on all pine bodywork and the drawer bottoms are plywood. Super clean, no worm, all original and in complete and in good and working order. Top 36" x 17.5", body 32" x 16" and total height 35".  
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Price: 385.00


Marble Topped Pub Table F135
Original, quality cast iron pub table base, circa 1900, with an off white and veined circular marble top with a bevelled edge. The round, cast iron base has three supports, a central adjoining shelf and has the figure of Bodicea with a shield of the Union Jack to the legs, each with a lions paw to the foot. The cast iron table has been cleaned and stove enamelled black. All is complete and in good and working order. A superb pub table or occasional table, ideal for indoor or outdoor use. Top 27.5" diameter, total 30" high and 20" diameter spread of feet. 
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Price: 485.00


Marble Topped Pub Table   F135



Oak Jardiniere on Stand   J38
Oak Jardiniere on Stand J38
Original, quality 1920's, oak jardiniere with brass bands and side ring handles on the original three legged stand. The jardiniere will lift off the stand if required and has the original ivorine maker's label to the inside for "R Lister and Co Ltd Dursley England". The brass has been polished and lacquered, although the lacquer may be removed at no extra cost and all is complete and in good order. Jardiniere 9" tall x 10.25" top diameter, stand 31.5" tall and 17" spread of legs, total height 40.5".  
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Price: 265.00


Mahogany Hinged Towel Rail TR11
Original, quality mahogany towel rail circa 1900. This example will open out/fold near flat and has the original brass hook catch. The rectangular bars and frame are supported with four bracket feet and all is in the original finish. Shows no signs of warping and is complete and in good and working order. Folded 36", tall x 22" and 8.25" front to back at floor. 
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Price: 125.00


Mahogany Hinged Towel Rail TR11

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