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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    €331.85    $386.66

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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    €532.10    $619.98

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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    €114.43    $133.33

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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    €91.54    $106.66

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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    €1001.26    $1166.64

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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    €154.48    $180.00

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Art Deco 1930s French glass ceiling light
A particularly attractive Longwy dish with out of the ordinary floral pattern. Perfect condition with correct and authentic trademarks. 10 inches in diameter and a little under 2 inches in depth.

Price £180    €205.97    $239.99

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Longwy floral dish
Until recent times this little table would have been heading straight for the stripping tank once the formica covering to its top had been removed: but times have changed and very likely one or more amongst you would prefer to have it in its mid-century finish - a mix of worn light blue paint to its base and rubbed patterned formica covering to the top, which is bordered with aluminium beading and blue infill. At one time indigenous throughout the length and breadth of the British Isles - from Liverpool semis to Isle of Wight bungalows - tables such as this, made a hundred years ago or thereabouts, that retain their authentic 1950's updates and subsequent patina are not too easy to find. At just over 42 inches long and 26 inches wide by 30 inches high it will feed four with a squeeze and it has a drawer too so has many other uses. Solid as they come and ready for immediate use once it has had a light clean to rid it of any undesirable grime.

42 by 26 by 30 inches

Price £160    €183.09    $213.33

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Small painted pine kitchen table '50s formica top
Silver plated teapot presented to E. Heard on the occasion of the 1897 Jubilee 4 mile cycle race at Torrington, North Devon from which he emerged the winner and champion.....perhaps having ridden one of these 1896 Raleigh racers or even one of Sunbeam's popular and successful racing machines. NB - the Heard name is prominent in North Devon and for many years the family owned Torrington's motor emporium, with cycles also catered for in their early days. The price of £70 includes insured postage to a UK address.

Price £70    €80.10    $93.33

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1897 Victoria Jubilee Cycle Race Trophy
A good impression of George Morland's 1799 print The Fern Gatherers (engraved by J.R. Smith) in window mount and traditional Hogarth frame at £145. We also have a slightly later, S. Hilderheimer, edition of Morland's 'The Cottagers' (engraved by W. Ward) - by S. Hilderheimer at £65 - NB we have removed this one from its oak frame and print is intact with plate mark and script. Lastly another Morland - the rare self portrait published by Edward Orme the year after the artist's death in 1805, in old Hogarth frame £245

Price £145    €165.92    $193.33

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George Morland. The Fern Gatherers 1799 print.
One of the Dursley (Gloucester) firm of Lister's attractive jardinieres in the Arts & Crafts mode. Traditionally coopered, brass bound, barrel on oak tripod base in excellent condition and retaining its makers plate. NB - we have two more of these coopered jardinieres by Lister in stock also. One slightly larger but with shorter base and the other slightly earlier and larger but free standing.

Price £120    €137.32    $160.00

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Arts & Crafts Revival Jardiniere by Lister
We just couldn't resist these fantastic huge, very definitely shabby, and somewhat distressed tassels in golden silk. From 'top to toe', including rope, each measures 43 inches with the tassel itself being 21 inches. Traditionally made with wooden bodies covered in fine silk and braid they are showing their age with loss and fraying to mainly the fine silk but still have an enormous presence. The price is for all eight shown in photos plus two more which are complete but have separated bodies that could be carefully reconstituted if desired or utilised as 'spares'. Their applications are legion and their ability to enhance the right kind of setting enormous.........

Price £195    €223.14    $259.99

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Huge 19th C Tassels fabulous faded opulence