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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    €363.46    $426.34

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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    €170.37    $199.85

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Bevelled glass overmantel mirror - distressed
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    €653.09    $766.07

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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    €272.59    $319.75

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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    €414.57    $486.29

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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    €414.57    $486.29

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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    €141.98    $166.54

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Jardiniere or plant holder by Lister of Dursley
Classic 1950's chair designed by Harry Bertoia and made by Knoll Furniture co. The chair is in good condition complete with its original black leather seat pad. There is some wear under the "legs" where the coating is worn through.

Price £160.00    €181.73    $213.17

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Harry Bertoia Chair 1950's
We couldn't resist this 1960s Melody Maker brass trumpet which now awaits its new musician owner. Comes complete in its fitted plush lined case, with No 2 mouthpiece and its original purchase receipt dated October 6th 1966 from Harry Landis of Sydney, Australia. Only damage is shown on photo and is otherwise really sound with no loose soldered joints etc - original lacquer, although worn in usual places and spotted here and there, is quite presentable. A lovely thing to show or play for just £125.

Price £125    €141.98    $166.54

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1960s Jazz Trumpet
Pair of brass scales on mahogany base from a long ago defunct Devon grocery shop - circa 100 years old

Price £165    €187.41    $219.83

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Antique brass grocery shop scales.
Late 19th century Arts and Crafts period andirons of wrought iron and cast brass. Andirons such as these were current in the 17th century and were one of the many earlier designs that were influential upon the Arts and Crafts movement. Even by the late 19th century surviving examples were scarce and hard to obtain so artisans who worked within the Arts and Crafts movement made modern day equivalents. These in turn are now almost impossible to find and rarely come on the market so we doubt you will come across another pair (for sale) - especially at this price.

Price £485    €550.86    $646.17

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Pair of Arts and Crafts andirons - fire dogs
A Painted Pine Chest of 4 Drawers, the duck-egg blue paint of distressed appearance 43" W x 30" H x 20" D

Price £340.00    €386.17    $452.98

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Painted Pine Chest of Drawers