Garden / Architectural
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A set of four english cast iron wheels circa 1900. We bought these in West Cornwall where they, back in the days of the tin mining industry, they had been fitted to a mine trolley that transport the ore. Absolutely ideal for a shepherd's hut or other antique wheeled contrivance. Essential dimensions are - overall diameter 21 inches, rim diameter 19 inches, rim width 3 inches, bore of centre a little over 2 inches to allow for a 2 inch axle. NB - we do have another four of these that have a small amount of damage - (come chipping to rims and a hairline crack in one spoke) still perfectly usable however - these can be £200
Price £240 €267.29 $299.95
The finishing touch for your period front door! Original heavy brass knocker and letter box - late 19th/early 20th century. Total width 23cm by a little over 11. Standard letter aperture for the period - 13cm by 3cm. Maker's stamp and numbers to rear. Old plating is worn and patinated exposing solid brass below. NB - fixing studs are the originals and although of ample length have worn threads their replacement might be advisable. Price includes postage and packing to any UK address.
Price £80 €89.10 $99.98
Art deco cafe, garden or conservatory table with cast iron base and slate top. Registered design No 1033321, which we have not researched but should surely give its provenance. The base has at some time been lightly sandblasted, presumably to remove old paint or rust, and could be left as is or painted, powder coated (yuk) and even polished. The (loose) slate top looks to be original (there is evidence of the metal pegs or screws that would have held it to the base so they could if desired be re-instituted) and has a chip at one corner as well as a corresponding area of delamination but is perfectly usable providing you are happy with a less than smooth and perfect surface.
Price £175 €194.90 $218.72
Splendid Victorian iron gate salvaged many years ago from the Great Western Railway South Brent to Kingsbridge branch line after it closed. This line ran from the main Penzance to london line station of South Brent to Kingsbridge via Avonwick, Gara Bridge and Lodiswell. Opened in 893 it closed in the early 1960s. For further details of this line, known as the 'Primrose Line', there is information on the internet. This imposing and heavy gate measures approximately 7ft 6in and although unrestored is in very sound condition with minimal rusting. Before hanging it would need the base 'pegging' as its original pivot is long gone (very likely worn out). If cosmetic improvement was sought the top bar would need heating and straightening as well as the tip of one spear redone (both a relatively simple job for a blacksmith or someone with access to gas welding equipment). NB - what may appear to be heavy corrosion in the photos is in fact peeling and flaking layers of paint - red lead over the original GWR cream.
Price £725 €807.43 $906.11
Jardiniere by Lister of Dursley - better known as manufacturers of of stationary engines and agricultural equipment they also had a thriving sideline with these. Fully stamped and numbered on its underside as well as having its original celluloid maker's label. Measures 12 inches in diameter and 11 inches high and unlike some examples with this type of 'barrel' construction is absolutely tight and solid.
Price £125 €139.21 $156.23
Original 175 year old hand coloured print (published by S. Turrell in November 1840). Depicts the interior of the large vine house at Hampton Court and the vine that was planted in 1768 which, by 1840, covered an area of 2,200 square feet. Size of print about 10 by 8 inches - complete with window mount and frame about 14 by 17 inches. Slight foxing evident but colours good.
Price £60 €66.82 $74.99