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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 Horn Mounted Boot Pulls BJ15
Pair of Horn Mounted Boot Pulls BJ15
Original, quality pair of late 19th century steel boot pulls with pressed cowhorn grips both with inlaid brass details of a long dog and a stag, one to each side. No maker's name but of the most highest quality and in superb and very usable order. The first we have seen. Complete and in good and working order.

8.25" x 3.5" x 0.75" diam.

 
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Price: 300.00




Pair of Horn Interior Bell Pulls BP273
Pair of Horn Interior Bell Pulls BP273
Original, quality pair of early 19th century interior bell pulls, originally fitted on the dado chair rail in a Georgian mansion. These most unusual examples have cast brass mounting plates and back mounts all in the old black paint and polished cowhorn central bosses and the covers and knobs on the face of the cranked winding handle. This is a true pair 1 x left handed and 1 x right handed and the brass could be polished and lacquered if required. These pulls are for use with a tight wire, non-electrical bell system. Other parts required to operate this system are usually available in stock and many other bell fittings of differing types may also be available.

Backplates 4.5" x 1.5".

Central disc 3" diam.

6.25" wide x 4".

2" front to back.

 
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Price: 400.00




Horn Interior Bell Pull BP190
Horn Interior Bell Pull BP190
Original, quality, late 19th century, interior bell pull, most unusual in 'cowhorn'. This pull is for use with a tight wire, non-electrical bell system and other parts required to operate this system are usually available in stock. This example has the spherical pull knob mounted within the circular turned horn backplate and fitted with replacement rear spring and washers. All has been fully overhauled and is complete and in good and working order.

Backplate 3.5" diameter.

Pull knob 1.5" diameter.

1.75" front to back.

 
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Price: 230.00




Horn Handled Butchers Steel BS43
Horn Handled Butchers Steel BS43
Original, quality late 19th century butchers' sharpening steel stamped "J Woodcook C & M 1884" to the steel shaft. The handle turned in cowhorn has a wrought iron swivel ring and all has been cleaned and lacquered. Complete and in good and working order.

16.5" x 1.5" x 1.5".

 
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Price: 56.00




Horn Handle Butchers Steel BS39
Horn Handle Butchers Steel BS39
Original, quality late 19th century butchers' sharpening steel with a shaped cowhorn handle, a brass guard and a top brass swivel hanging ring. The steel is stamped "Cast Steel" and all is complete and in good and working order.

18" x 1.5" widest.

 
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Price: 85.00




Cowhorn Spoon with Silver Mount C92
Cowhorn Spoon with Silver Mount C92
Original, quality late 19th century small spoon fashioned from cowhorn with a flattish bowl and a tapered shaft mounted with a silver shield with the initials of a previous owner. Probably Scottish and complete and in good order.

7" x 1.5" x 0.25".

 
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Price: 56.00




Set of 8 Cow Horn Drawer Knobs CK472
Set of 8 Cow Horn Drawer Knobs CK472
Original, quality, set of eight matching late 18th or early 19th century chest of drawers knobs with the original brass threaded bars with hand cut nuts, rope twist brass wire inlays to the face of the knobs and replacement washers fitted. One knob has a slightly thicker front, one other knob has some of the brass wire inlay missing and there is a variation in colour to some of the backplates, otherwise all are complete and in good and working order. A super set, so hard to find.

Backplate 1.7" diameter.

Knob 2" diameter plus 1" bolt.

1.5" front to back.

Price is for the set.

 
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Price: 450.00




Pair of Cowhorn Door Handles DH784
Pair of Cowhorn Door Handles DH784
Original, quality pair of 18th or early 19th century cowhorn, spherical shaped door knobs with a standard square bar and grub screw adjustment system to fit standard mortice and rim locks and latches. Two circular brass backplates copied from originals have been fitted, each with two concealed screw holes for mounting. A most unusual pair of door knobs, very difficult to find in horn and complete and in good and working order.

Backplates 2" diam.

Knobs 2" diam.

1.75" front to back.

 
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Price: 450.00




Cowhorn Dinner Gong G166
Cowhorn Dinner Gong G166
Original, quality late 19th century table dinner gong with a pair of polished cow horns forming an arch, with a circular brass gong suspended between. All is mounted on a honey-coloured oak plinth, with the replacement hammer on stands to the front. The mounts are in nickel, with a plaque above the hammer for engraving if desired. The brass and nickel has all been polished and lacquered, although the lacquer may be removed at no extra cost and all is complete and in good and working order. A super looking gong with a great tone and resonance.

19" tall x 15" wide + 12.5" front to back.

Plinth 8" x 5".

Hammer 12.5" long.

Gong 8" diam x 2" front to back.

 
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Price: 400.00




Cow Horn Dinner Gong G136
Cow Horn Dinner Gong G136
Original, quality large late 19th century, table dinner gong, with a pair of polished cow horns forming an arch, with a circular brass gong suspended between. All is mounted on a honey coloured oval oak plinth, with the hammer on stands to the front. The mounts are in nickel, with an oval plaque beneath the hammer for engraving if desired. The brass and nickel has all been polished and lacquered, although the lacquer may be removed at no extra cost and all is complete and in good and working order. A super looking gong with a great tone and resonance.

16" total tall.

Plinth 15" x 7.5".

 
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Price: 350.00




Kohler & Son Brass Hunt Horn in Holder HH42
Kohler & Son Brass Hunt Horn in Holder HH42
Original, quality late 19th century all brass hunting horn in the original leather holder with saddle mounting fittings. This complete item appears to show very little use if any and is absolutely perfect in every aspect. The brass horn is impressed "Kohler & Sons Makers' from Covent Garden, 185 Piccadilly London", the nickel mouthpiece "K.S" and the leather holder "Kohler & Son London". This is the best example we have ever seen.

Horn 8.75" x 2.25".

Leather holder total 11" x 9" x 2.5".

 
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Price: 565.00




Cowhorn Keyhole Covers, 3 available KC529
Cowhorn Keyhole Covers, 3 available KC529
18th or early 19th century keyhole surround with a swinging cover in pressed cowhorn. The backplate has two countersunk screw holes for mounting and a good sized keyhole. All is complete and in good and working order.

3" x 0.75.

1" keyhole.

Price is for each.

 
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Price: 65.00




Cowhorn Letter Opener LO29
Cowhorn Letter Opener LO29
Original, quality pre-war letter opener fashioned in cow horn and originally purchased in Scotland. Complete and in good and working order.

8.5" x 1" x 1".

 
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Price: 34.00




Ancients Order of Foresters Horn M3
Ancients Order of Foresters Horn M3
Original, quality 1920's ceremonial hunting horn fashioned from a cowhorn mounted with nickel plated fittings, the original nickel chain and with the brass badge of the Ancient Order of the Foresters with oak leaves and a stags head. Polished and lacquered, although the lacquer may be removed at no extra cost and complete and good and working order.

14.5" long.

4.75" diam end of horn.

 
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Price: 165.00




Set of 4 Cowhorn Serviette Rings SR2
Set of 4 Cowhorn Serviette Rings SR2
Original, quality set of four matching 1920's serviette rings in cow horn, although the colour varies between the four pieces the sizes and pattern are the same. Complete and in good order.

1.25" x 1.75" diam exterior.

Price is for the set.

 
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Price: 45.00




Drenching Horn VT69
Drenching Horn VT69
Original, quality late 19th century drenching horn fashioned using a cow horn, as used by Veterinary Doctors or livestock owners for administering medicines to pigs and cattle. This example has been branded "W.B" for a previous owner. Complete and in good order.

16" x 2.5" widest.

 
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Price: 78.00




LNER Cowhorn Whistle W133
LNER Cowhorn Whistle W133
Original, quality late 19th century whistle turned in 'cowhorn' and mounted with a split ring. The side is impressed "L.N.E.R" for The London & North Eastern Railway. A good loud whistle in superb condition and complete and in good and working order.

2.75" x 1" x 1" plug steel ring.

 
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Price: 115.00