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Many moons ago this fine Victorian cast iron park bench was damaged and then crudely repaired with a wooden leg and an iron splint. Usable as is (obviously with fresh wooden slats) if you like somewhat quirky faded elegance or could be restored, re-configured to utilise one end only in conjunction with a wall/ alcove - or perhaps you have a single matching end that could be united with the best of these.

Price £95    €107.97    $126.95

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Victorian Cast Iron Park Bench ends to restore
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    €823.96    $968.82

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Large Iron Victorian Great Western Railway Gate
19th Century Hoop-back Windsor Chair. The original finish is quite dark with well-worn areas giving nice contrasts. Seat height 16"

Price £195.00    €221.62    $260.58

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19th Century Hoop-back Windsor
A 19th century European Pine Knock-down Wardrobe with 2 fielded-panel doors over 2 drawers, with a good warm colour, and retaining its original lock and key. The 500mm internal depth gives plenty of room for coat-hangers. W 1490mm x H 1930mm x D 590mm max dimensions

Price £895.00    €1017.17    $1195.99

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European 'Knock-down' Pine Wardrobe
A good quality George III mahogany hanging corner cabinet with traditional thirteen pain astragal glazed door (with its desirable original or period glass), moulded shelves, dusky duck egg blue interior and the additional feature of a finely executed greek key cornice. It measures 1030mm high with a maximum overall width of 780mm and has a working lock complete with key.

Price £345    €392.09    $461.02

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Georgian hanging glazed corner cabinet
A rather unusual bobbin turned, rush seated arm chair dating, probably, from the 1920s - or '30s in spite of the fact that it is of Arts & Crafts style and has the impression of being somewhat older it is likely of Continental origin. It is of oak, with a degree of ebonisation that has worn to a good patina, its joints are sound and it has a generous width: but to be frank it is more suitable for occasional sitting rather than an evening's relaxation in front of the fire with a good book.

Price £145    €164.79    $193.76

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Arts & Crafts style bobbin turned arm chair
An attractive 4 drawer chest from circa 1900 of simple design yet elegant proportions - its original ornate brass handles and escutcheons giving it a lift from the utilitarian that would allow it to be equally at home 'upstairs or downstairs'. Predominantly of pine it is solid wood throughout (note no plywood for the drawer bases as was beginning to be used on cheaper products by this period) and is solidly constructed with traditional dovetailing and joints. Its original locks are all in situ but, as in so often the case, the key has been mislaid at some point.....but who locks their drawers? Will it fit in your house? Well - it's 40 inches, 18 inches deep and 32 inches high.

Price £290    €329.59    $387.53

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 painted chest of drawers
A rather elegant early 19th century drop leaf pedestal table - the top of plum pudding mahogany with central backgammon board and a drawer at either end. Considering its age this attractive piece is in very sound and eminently usable condition but on account of a slight air of 'scruffiness' which would perhaps preclude it from some peoples' homes it can be yours for just £465. The 'scruffiness', or patina, includes wear to drawer runners (they still function as they should however), ring pulls on one drawer are non matching replacements (correct originals on other drawer illustrated), a c 2inch chip on one rule joint and the top is faded and somewhat marked. The latter comprising of two or three faintish drink glass rings, other small 'spills' and stains (from the exuberance of players?) and the lacquer of the backgammon board scratched (especially on buff ground) and marked. All that said this is an unusual games table, which, on account of its size would double for other uses and make a characterful addition to the antique household.

Price £465    €528.47    $621.38

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Regency drop leaf backgammon table
The 1936 Berlin Olympic Games had been handed to Berlin before the Nazis came to power but now it was the perfect opportunity for Hitler to demonstrate to the world, how efficient the Nazi Germany was. It was also the perfect opportunity for the Nazis to prove to the world the reality of the Master Race. The Berlin Olympic Games gave the Nazis an opportunity to show off to the world as 49 countries were competing bringing with them their assorted media. For Propaganda Minister Joseph Goebbels, it was the perfect scenario. The Nazi Germany team had been allowed to train fulltime thus pushing to the limit the idea of amateur competition. Germany’s athletic superstar of the time was Lutz Lang – a brilliant long jumper who easily fitted into the image of blond hair, blue eyed Aryan racial superiority. By far the most famous athlete in the world was Jesse Owens of America – an African American and therefore, under Nazi ideology, inferior to the athletes in the German team. Owens’s performance was to prove this ideology to be in itself inferior! The vast Olympic stadium was completed on time and held 100,000 spectators. 150 other new Olympic buildings were completed on time for the event. Souvenirs of what has sometimes become known as Hitler’s Olympics were produced in many forms and perhaps the most informative and attractive are this two volume set of albums. Volume 1 has 128 pages plus a large pull out coloured map and has over 170 tipped in plates in black and white and colour as well as numerous other coloured and back and white illustrations, diagrams etc. Its coverage is both the history of the games, '36 Winter Olympics plus many other in depth aspects of that year's games from timing equipment to the officials involved and so on and so forth. Volume 2 has 168 pages with just under 200 tipped in plates as well as other photos. Coverage is exhaustive - sailing, fencing, football, athletics, equestrian, boxing, wrestling etc etc. Both volumes are in good condition but please note that the bindings, although original, are bound in a different fashion and thus not exactly matching (by intent?). Also Volume 2 has been opened a little carelessly at some time, which has resulted in the binding pulling a little at the blank page preceding the title page - that said the whole is good and tight. Price includes insured postage to UK address - for overseas please enquire.

approximately 31 cm by 24 cm

Price £100    €113.65    $133.63

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1936 Berlin Olympic Games Albums
The 1936 Berlin Olympic Games had been handed to Berlin before the Nazis came to power but now it was the perfect opportunity for Hitler to demonstrate to the world, how efficient the Nazi Germany was. It was also the perfect opportunity for the Nazis to prove to the world the reality of the Master Race. The Berlin Olympic Games gave the Nazis an opportunity to show off to the world as 49 countries were competing bringing with them their assorted media. For Propaganda Minister Joseph Goebbels, it was the perfect scenario. The Nazi Germany team had been allowed to train fulltime thus pushing to the limit the idea of amateur competition. Germany’s athletic superstar of the time was Lutz Lang – a brilliant long jumper who easily fitted into the image of blond hair, blue eyed Aryan racial superiority. By far the most famous athlete in the world was Jesse Owens of America – an African American and therefore, under Nazi ideology, inferior to the athletes in the German team. Owens’s performance was to prove this ideology to be in itself inferior! The vast Olympic stadium was completed on time and held 100,000 spectators. 150 other new Olympic buildings were completed on time for the event. Souvenirs of what has sometimes become known as Hitler’s Olympics were produced in many forms and here are two. 1) An original menu from Germany’s crack ocean liner and sometime blue Riband holder ‘Bremen’. Leading up to and throughout the Games the ship’s menus were decorated thus and in fact many athletes crossed the Atlantic in her on their way to Berlin. This one is from April 7th 1936 and is printed in both German and English ….. thus Geraucherter Rheinlachs being Smoked Rhine Salmon - measures approx 19 by 28 cm. 2) Pet Cremer’s highly decorative 78 page album of both summer and winter Olympics with over 140 tipped in photo cards illustrating the many and varied disciplines and events.. Condition, although not mint, is very good considering their 80 odd years and all photo plates are present and correct in the album which has the small defects of a slightly soiled and spotted cover as well as the title page having pulled away from (but not loose) binding staples and cover is a little soiled and spotted. Measures approximately 24 by 32 cm. Price includes insured postage to any UK address - elsewhere please enquire.

Price £80    €90.92    $106.90

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1936 Berlin Olympic Games Souvenirs
Splendid cheval mirror of timeless, simple and classical style that would be equally at home in a mansion furnished entirely with antiques or a modernist, minimalistic apartment. Of mahogany throughout its construction was well thought out and robust but without the ponderous appearance that chevals can have - now around a hundred years old it is as solid as the day it was made with its original brass adjustment finials operating just as they should, allowing the glass to be slanted as desired. Reflected imaging remains sharp but does have some light age discolouration - the latter, in our opinion, adding to its allure. Overall measurements are 162 cm high by 73 cm wide.

Price £875    €994.44    $1169.26

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Cheval mirror
French plaffonier or ceiling light from the 1930s of dusky pink glass by the well known maker Model. 35 cm diameter and signed M.Model - Verdun.

Price £135    €153.43    $180.40

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Art Deco 1930s French glass ceiling light