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Oak Lowboy with Cabriole legs and single drawer, partly 18th century but with later restoration. 36" wide x 23" deep x 29" high

Price £195.00    €223.35    $263.33

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Oak Lowboy on Cabriole legs
A William lV Mahogany 3-tier Buffet with fluted and turned supports, decorative knops and brass and ceramic casters. Condition and colour are very good with just a few honourable scars to the original finish. 41" Wide x 43" high x 18" deep

Price £435.00    €498.25    $587.42

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William lV Mahogany Buffet / Dumb Waiter
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    €200.45    $236.32

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Art deco cafe or garden table
A painting of the destroyer HMS Somali by James Leech - presented to Arnold Nyburg DSO in 1974. Lt Cmdr Arnold Nyburg was in commanding officer of the 28th Flotilla of tank landing craft on June 6th 1944. During the assault on Gold beach his LCT received a direct hit on the bridge, disabling the ship and leaving Nyburg unconscious - for his part in the action he was awarded the DSC (one of the first to be earned during D-Day). Although we cannot find his name amongst the recorded crew members of the Somali he must surely have had a direct connection with this warship which had been sunk earlier in the war whilst escorting an arctic convoy - PQ14. The Tribal class destroyer Somali, launched in 1937, had a notable if short life on several counts. She was the first ship of the Royal Navy to capture an enemy vessel in WW2 - taking the German freighter Hannah Boge as a prize on September 3rd 1939. During 1940 whilst involved in the Norwegian campaign she was bombed and damaged. Later in the year she, along with destroyers Matabele and Punjabi, shelled and sank the German WBS Adolf Vinnen, which had been engaged in covert operations. In May 1941 she intercepted and boarded the German weather ship Munchen which was equipped with an Enigma coding machine. Although the crew threw the top secret machine overboard they neglected to dispose of the vital codebooks and their capture gave Bletchley Park's code breakers the vital information they had long sought and as a result German naval coded signals could henceforth be read. Whilst escorting Arctic convoy PQ14 the Somali was torpedoed and although taken in tow by sister ship the Ashanti, broke her back and sank in heavy weather five days later. The painting measures some 20 by 30 inches whilst overall dimension are about 2 by 3ft. Although the frame perhaps does not do the subject justice it is the original so we have left things as they are. Included in the sale are an original christmas card from Arnold Nyburg to his wife whilst serving on the Somali, photos of the painting being presented to him plus various copy documents of the ships service history.

Price £520    €595.61    $702.21

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HMS Somali painting - WW2 Enigma - Convoy PQ14
Large industrial butchers block on it correct original fabricated aluminium stand. Over 6 ft long.

Price £885    €1013.68    $1195.10

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Large industrial butcher's block on stand
A mahogany late 18th century Kneehole desk in need of TLC . 88cms x48cms x77cms

Price £550.00    €629.97    $742.72

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Mahogany Kneehole Desk
Playbill from the very night of the tragic fire in Exeter's New Theatre Royal............ Exeter has had a poor history of theatre safety, with three theatres destroyed by fire. In 1787, the New Theatre was built to replace by the Exeter Theatre in Waterbeer Street. It was built by Richard Hughes in what was then, the new development of Bedford Circus. It was situated on the site of what was, until recently, the old AA building of Fanum House. This was a great success with productions such as The Merchant of Venice with Edmund Keane in 1811. Then disaster struck - in 1820, the first of what would be three theatre fires in Exeter destroyed the building when a gas-lit chandelier, high in the roof, set fire to the rafters. A new theatre named The Theatre Royal was built on the old site in West Southernhay in 1821, incorporating the colonnade of the old, New Theatre! This theatre entertained the people of Exeter until 1885 when another fire destroyed this building - this was pre-electricity with oxygen/hydrogen fuelled limelight, making for a very dangerous fire hazard. There were no casualties from the fire apart from a pig that belonged to a clown. A hurried replacement, also called the Theatre Royal, was built at the top of Longbrook Street. With a capacity for 1,500, the theatre was built with little regard to fire safety - lessons had not been learned. The Exeter Theatre Company moved in during 1886. On the 5th September 1887, on the first night of a romantic comedy called Romany Rye, and with an audience of 800, a naked gas flame ignited some drapes in the fly's. Within moments, panic broke out as the flames spread. Despite the valiant efforts of the West of England Insurance Co., fire brigade, using the "Little West" fire engine, the flames spread through the building. Robert Pople, landlord of the New London Inn was quickly on the scene with ladders to rescue the audience. He used the inn to shelter the victims, and the stables to lay out the dead. There were 186 victims, many from the upper gallery who could not escape because of poorly designed exits - many victims were suffocated in the crush. Most were buried in a mass grave in Higher Cemetery and a memorial cross carved by Harry Hems placed over the spot. This disaster was the worst theatre fire in British history, and soon, Parliament legislated to bring in stringent safety precautions in all British theatres, including the fire proof safety curtain. Exeter also gained its first electricity generating station which supplied the newly installed electric lighting system in the new Theatre Royal

Price £225    €257.72    $303.84

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Exeter theatre 1887 playbill - fire disaster
A generously proportioned low boy in oak from the mid 18th century. Replacement handles many years ago.

Price £495    €566.97    $668.45

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Mid 18th century oak low boy or side table
Royal Proclamation from the court of King Charles II concerning the restriction of imported earthenware. Printed in 1675.

Price £210    €240.53    $283.58

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17th century royal Proclamation King Charles II
A very elegant Aesthetic Movement Ash Dressing Table with ebonies black lines to accentuate the form. The piece is in very good condition throughout with original brass handles and castors and a clear, bright mirror. 48" wide x 65" high x 21" deep, 30" table height

Price £385.00    €440.98    $519.90

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Victorian Aesthetic Movement Dressing Table in Ash
Original colour lithograph from Gustav Janet's Mode Artistique series this one - 'Toilette de Casino, porte par Madame de O' circa 1900. Print has light soiling at right margin with two small tears mainly obscured by frame.

Price £70    €80.18    $94.53

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La Mode Artistique c 1900 French fashion print
Georgian Mahogany Supper Table with dished tilt top made from a single piece of timber. Standing on a centre column and tripod base with pad feet, the whole having attractive detail. With the exception of an ancient, perhaps even added when the table was almost new, metal butterfly bridge to a shake in the very large section of Cuban mahogany. It is total original down to its brass snap catch - which operates smoothly and locks the table firmly and has a very pleasing patina. Measurements 28" High 30" Diameter Date C 1790

Price £465    €532.61    $627.94

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Georgian tilt top circular mahogany table