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This wonderfully patinated late 19th century domed 'Saratoga' travelling trunk for the 'Grand Tour' just oozes charisma don't you think? Still totally usable for you next voyage, cruise or flight - be the envy of your fellow seafarers, a mysterious, eccentric, traveller, horrify airline check in staff or simply own and display it for its undoubtredly eclectic attributes. In wood and metal with original paper lining and leather carrying handle at either end.

Price £180    €199.64    $230.02

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Domed 'Saratoga' travelling trunk
Capacious Victorian stripped pine chest with brass drop handles - the desirable wide and low variety that fits so well under a window. 44 inches wide, 18 inches deep by 30 inches high.

Price £295    €327.18    $376.98

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Wide Victorian stripped pine chest 30 ins high
Small collectors chest in (painted) pine with six drawers. This came straight from a house that was built in the early 1930s and has been in the same family ever since. Each drawer has still has its contents assembled by the youngsters during the mid '30s and early years of the war. Contents almost wholly comprise of shells (these likely brought back from foreign parts by their father who was a seafarer) and coins. Coins are various nationalities but largely British (e.g. there is a 'run' of over 20 rather worn Victorian pennies) and date from the 1870s up until the early 1940s. Each drawer has a glass cover in rebate (one cracked). Please note that due to its charm we have left this entirely as found and the pine chest could of course be stripped and red handles replaced with dinkie brass knobs - also contents are undisturbed.

Price £145    €160.82    $185.30

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Small collectors chest with coins and shells
Victorian pine kitchen table with two drawers with original finish to base and bare wood top. although in its original finish this table has had a somewhat chequered history in that at some time, many moons ago, its top was extended by the insertion of an extra plank thus giving it an above average overhang. The top can be slid to gave abnormal overhang if required (as was in its tailors shop guise) or fixed centrally - this by screw blocks on the underside (now detached in order to render the top removable). If required this extra plank could be removed in order to return the table to its original format by the way. Top in present form measures 48 by 35 inches or if returned to original would be 48 by 26 1/2 inches. A characterful and useful piece of pine Victorian kitchenalia with a lot of patina for just £195

Price £195    €216.27    $249.19

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Victorian pine kitchen table
Benares type brass topped folding table - the top decorated with fantastic creatures and the base having a predominantly ebonised base. These highly decorative tables serve well for drinks, plants, coffee, magazines or simply a convenient side table that is also easily folded and put to one side when not required. They also look good in so many settings from modern minimalist to cluttered Victorian. This one is just under 24 inches in diameter and 21 inches high.

Price £210    €232.91    $268.36

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Benares brass folding occasional table
A mid 19th century drop leaf coffee table in mahogany with elegant turned legs terminating in triple rings at their base. It has a generous drawer at one end and false drawer front at the other, both with their original turned knobs. Approximately 18 1/2 inches high by 18 1/2 wide and 33 1/2 inches long - to top enlarging to 34 1/2 inches by 33 1/2 inches with both flaps up thus, in this guise, rendering this attractive and practical antique table large enough for a game of monopoly or other board game but not, sadly, your family's annual hampster grand national.

Price £225    €249.55    $287.53

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19th C drop leaf coffee table
Edwardian inlaid display cabinet of classical proportions with a single glass shelf and original lock and key. The interior is backed and lined with old wallpaper but we have left this as it is rather than re-doing in velvet, satin or similar as our choice of colour might not be yours and thus its price allows for this improvement to be carried out by the purchaser. Vital statistics are 54 inches high by 36 inches wide and 16 inches deep.

Price £325    €360.46    $415.32

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Edwardian inlaid display cabinet
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    €804.10    $926.48

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Large Iron Victorian Great Western Railway Gate
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    €382.64    $440.88

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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    €160.82    $185.30

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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    €321.64    $370.59

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 old grey 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    €515.73    $594.22

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Regency drop leaf backgammon table