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Good early 19th century sofa table in mahogany. Top measures approximately 39 by 43 inches open and 39 by 21 inches folded - bordered by satinwood crossbanding and ebony/boxwood stringing. Both drawer, false drawer and sabre legs also with boxwood stringing. Original brasswork feet and castors also as are drawer handles (with the exception of one of those on the false drawer front, which is a near match old replacement). As this attractive and useful table is now getting on for 200 years old it does show signs of use and wear but overall is in really excellent condition and top is unwarped or bowed. Height is just under 29 inches.

Price £645    €722.85    $849.40

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Early 19th century mahogany sofa table
Mid 18th century mahogany bureau that I purchased from the Countess of Arran, present incumbent of Castle Hill, some 25 years ago when the family were having a 'spring clean' of the stable block and attics. Possibly estate made (due to some features including drawer linings of beech) this bureau likely lived all its life in this grand North Devon mansion and if this is indeed the case would be a survivor of the fire of 1934 which destroyed a good part of the building. Probably demoted to lesser rooms or even servants quarters at some time it certainly shows its age being 'battered but unbowed' with a good proportions and a particularly attractive interior fit up. Kept for myself with the intention of carrying out sympathetic restoration but now redundant due to a secretare bookcase taking its intended place it awaits an appreciative owner - perhaps from North Devon with this piece's historic links to that part of the world. All brasses are the originals (one is missing and will have to be replicated), the hideous later bottom plinth cum brackets must be cast aside and replaced with ogee or appropriate bracket feet and various damage made good. Within one of the small compartments was Countess Fortescue's ivory Red Cross fob engraved with her name from circa WW1 and this will go to the purchaser (providing the full price is paid for the bureau) along with written provenance if so desired. It is some 40 inches wide and high with a depth of just over 21 inches.

Price £345    €386.64    $454.33

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C18th bureau from Castle Hill Fortescue estate
A Walnut Pier Cabinet with glazed door and shelved interior covered in original crushed velvet lining. The walnut veneered cabinet is enhanced with brass mounts and beading and inlaid. 30" wide x 12" deep x 38" high approx

Price £295.00    €330.61    $388.49

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Victorian Walnut Pier Cabinet
A single mahogany Georgian chair of exceptional quality with drop in seat. Separated from its twins many years ago it has more recently served as part of a harlequin set and at the head of the table as befits its undoubted status. A truly lovely piece from an age of craftsmanship that is but a distant memory and one which will give its new owner much pleasure as a well as a subject for conversation as to how long its like would take to make (providing could fine the person do it) and what the cost would be - let alone sourcing the correct timber.

Price £240    €268.97    $316.06

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A single Georgian mahogany chair
A most unusual and fantastique Longwy wall pocket of a design that places it right amidst the razzmatazz of the 1920s and is utterly evocative of that era with a trio of 'It girls", perhaps not Clara Bow herself but one of her Parisien counterparts, gesturing that they're ready for anything and up for it all. Longwy enamel ware (Emaux de Longwy) comes in many shapes and forms with patterns such as apple blossom being maybe the most well known amongst a variety of other plant forms, birds etc: but we have never come across an example such as this. Measuring some 10 inches 'top to toe' it has all the unmistakeable hallmarks of Emaux de Longwy with raised decoration, craqueleur to the glaze and is clearly back stamped as well being free of damage.

Price £320    €358.62    $421.41

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Longwy wall pocket - Great Gatsby era
Oak framed overmantle mirror with heavy bevelled plate. Fashionable, we are told, worn gilding to frame and areas of age related imperfection in mirror - as in photos. Reflective qualities however still excellent and totally usable providing you like that lived-with and aged look. Measures 25 by 43 inches.

Price £150    €168.11    $197.54

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Bevelled glass overmantel mirror - distressed
Continental Pine Cupboard with 4 Drawers having layers of old paint in grey and pale green giving a great shabby industrial look. W 920mm x D 420mm x H 1270mm

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Painted Food/Storage Cupboard
These mahogany framed Victorian arm chairs were re-upholstered in dusky taupe velvet some years ago to go together in the study of a Dartmoor home. Although in no way a matched pair they compliment each other well and have a mellow, inviting, lived in look that has come about with use. Ready to be welcomed into your house and join the rest of the period furnishings where they will harmonise well with various colour schemes. We'd prefer them to remain together at £575 or would sell separately for £300 each.

Price £575    €644.40    $757.22

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Victorian button back arm chairs
Original US one sheet film poster for the cult teenage rebellion classic 'Untamed youth' starring the impossibly curvaceous Mamie van Doren. Here's a quick synopsis - Sisters Jane and Penny are arrested for hitch hiking on their way to Los Angeles when they stop for a quick skinny-dip in a rural town. Local agricultural magnate Tropp is a sponsor for a local prison work program and the women get put in the cotton fields to work off their sentence. Tropp marries the middle-aged widowed judge in order to ensure a stable supply of cheap labor in order to undercut his competition. The prisoners suffer ill treatment, but the judge's son has signed on as a hired hand and begins to figure out the scam as he begins falling in love with Jane, and Penny dreams of making it big in showbiz. - or better still watch the trailer or even the entire movie on youtube. Poster measures 27 by 41 inches as do all US one sheet posters. Originally folded for mailing by NSS and has been displayed in cinemas so there are some very minor blemishes resulting from this - in truly excellent condition for its age however and would frame and display very well. Price £240, which includes insured postage to UK address. NB we have a large number of other original film posters covering many genres and nationalities - prices from £20 upwards - email for list.

Price £240    €268.97    $316.06

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Untamed Youth original 1957 movie poster
George III drop leaf sofa table in mahogany on quadrafoil base with original 'lion paw' castors. Fully opened it measures 44 inches by 42 with an overall height of 28 inches so it is suitable for a variety of uses other than its original, but at the same time does not consume too much space when its flaps are down. Top does have a modicum of marking and and abrasions but is level and firm when extended. Tables such as this are amzing value for the money at present! - £365

Price £365    €409.06    $480.67

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Georgian mahogany drop leaf sofa table
Unusual and attractively curvaceous late 19th century piano stool in mahogany with locking compartment for sheet music under. The whole is in beautiful condition with the exception of its original fabric which is showing its age. This has been left as it is however as there are those who prefer this look, whilst others who would re-cover will certainly prefer to choose their own material. Its seat is just over 21 inches high by the way.

Price £365    €409.06    $480.67

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Exceptionally fine mahogany piano stool
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    €140.09    $164.61

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Jardiniere or plant holder by Lister of Dursley