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A pair a very good quality Victorian salon chairs in mahogany with elegantly formed cabriole legs and backs. All frames and joints are sound as a bell with absolutely no signs of ricketiness. They are however sold for restoration so that their aged fabric coverings can be replaced in something of the purchasers choice.....unless, that is, their present look fits in with an existing or desired decor as they are perfectly usable just as they are.

Price £150    €170.48    $200.45

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Pair of good quality C19th mahogany salon chairs
Bryans Dictionary of Painters and Engravers has long been an essential standard work for art dealers, historians and collectors. This set is George Bell and Sons 1903 edition and rather than being mint shows its constant use for reference over the last 110 years - the hallmarks of a desirable, accurate, work full of practical information. Not easy to find complete in all 5 volumes especially at this price.

Price £235    €267.08    $314.03

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Bryans Dictionary of Painters in 5 volumes
A good quality High-backed Wing Armchair of generous proportions and high camel back. The legs and stretchers are well turned/carved and of great colour. The chair would benefit from being recovered to your personal taste but is in very good condition. 47" high x approx 33" x 33" "footprint"

Price £895    €1017.17    $1195.99

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Walnut High-back Wing Armchair
This oak mule chest, from around 1750 or a little before, is of unusually attractive design and with its rectangular mitred mouldings could equally well fit in with contemporary or antique furnishings. Although commodious, with two drawers under the main storage compartment as well as a candle box in the latter, it is is compact at a little under 4ft 6ins long.

Price £745    €846.69    $995.54

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Impressive and unusual C18th oak mule chest
A very finely carved Austrian Victorian period letter opener in Lindenwood (limewood). Circa 1890, stamped to blade 'F. Unterberger Innsbruck'. This was the very best art dealer, along with woodcarvings (treen) and photographs, with premises on Museum-Strasse. Mentioned in Baedeker's guide in early 1900s. There is a very slight loss to the brim of the mountaineer's hat, and missing pole, otherwise in excellent condition. Measures 10.5" to tip. Extraordinary detail, quite delightful, a lovely Christmas gift for the connoisseur.

Length 10.5'' overall

Price £65    €73.87    $86.86

Price includes postage within UK.

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Finely Carved Austrian Letter Opener, Unterberger,
Victorian kitchen table in desirably durable and well figured pitch pine with single end drawer. Will feed four in comfort and six at a squeeze (a tight one at that!). Top measures 49 inches by 34 and height is 29 inches. Side rails a little on the low side for some chairs but legs could be raised a little more to customer's specification if required.

Price £325    €369.36    $434.30

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Victorian pine kitchen table
Its here - the new fashion trend sweeping the antique world! Forget crabby chic, industrial drab etc and go ECCLESTIASTICAL CHIC. Amaze your friends and enhance your house, your life with this thoroughly practical conversation cum storage piece. Be the first in your apartment, tower block or road to have one.......to use for its original purpose and any other of your own choosing. With space considerations in mind it is just over 45 inches wide, 22 inches high and 17 deep.

Price £275    €312.54    $367.48

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Ecclesiastical chic - flight of pine drawers
Superb Arched-Top Victorian Pine Wardrobe of exceptional quality with mirrored centre door and fitted interior. Probably from Yorkshire/ Lancashire region.

Height to top of centre arch (tallest point) ca. 252 cm - Height to top of flanking sections ca. 230 cm Width incl. cornice ca. 236 cm. External depth 55 cm.

Price £1295.00    €1471.77    $1730.51

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Compactum Combination Wardrobe
An English Walnut Chest of Drawers on low stand of great figuring and colour with matched burr veneers with cross-banded borders and herringbone inlays.The brasses and feet are probably replacements but are of appropriate style and good quality. The main chest has two short over three long drawers, over one long drawer to the base. Max dimensions - W 44" x H 46" x D 24"

Price £2750.00    €3125.38    $3674.83

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18th Century Walnut Chest on Stand
Waterbury and Co weight driven wall clock. Twin weight movement with strike. The mahogany veneered case is in good sound condition with just a couple of small sections of chipped veneer. Movement all complete and working, including chime but will need cleaning and lubricating - hence price of £75

Price £75    €85.24    $100.22

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American Wall Clock by Waterbury c1870s
A complete coffee set from the 1960's, tall coffee pot, 6 mugs, milk/cream jug and sugar basin with their original pottery tray. This is a lovely Celtic design with soft muted colours reminiscent of moorland rock and peat. Whether you buy this to use, collect or merely enjoy as a decorative item it will enhance your home. Please note that one of the mugs does still have the gold paper sticker from first purchasing the set. Celtic Pottery Mousehole (pronounced "mous'le") is a fishing village two miles south of Penzance. Buy a local a pint of 'Tinners' in the Ship Inn on the harbour, and he'll tell you about the dire problems of the Cornish fishing industry and the injustices of EC legislation. These people, who work so hard when they have the chance - you could lose a small coin in the cracks in their hands - are watching their livelihood slowly ebb away. Not so in the mid 1960s when Bill and Maggie Fisher set up Celtic Pottery there. Maggie was a Canadian with a keen business sense. The south coast of Cornwall has strong links with Canada if you passed through Newlyn at the end of the twentieth century you would see more maple leaf flags than Union Jacks or Kernow crosses. The design for which Celtic was to become famous, Folk, was one of Bill's. Heraldic designs - aggressive cockerels with claws at the ready - were the order of the day. Maggie split with Bill and moved the pottery to Newlyn, the next village along the coast towards Penzance, taking the Folk design with her. Here she met up with Ev Stevens who ran Newlyn's Gwavas Pottery. Ev (short for Everidge) joined Maggie, and his range of designs were amalgamated into Celtic to become the Medallion range. Medallion proved to be as popular as Folk, and Celtic Pottery is remembered for just these two designs. In the late seventies Celtic became Sunset Ceramics making a different range of wares, but the sun set on Sunset within a few years. Maggie is still a very successful businesswoman. She gave up pottery and now runs trading companies in various parts of Cornwall.

Price £125    €142.06    $167.04

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Cornish Celtic Pottery Vintage 60's coffee set
This very closely matching set of six late 18th century chairs have lived together for very many years, possibly since they were new, but certainly since they were bought in 1991 from an antique shop in Kent. Enjoyed for very nearly a quarter of a century the owners, who incidentally paid £1800 for them, only parted with them upon moving abroad. Due to present fads, such as the ridiculous 'shabby chic' and sterile 'industrial look', genuinely old and scarce furniture of this ilk has fallen from favour amongst those more concerned with fashion than much else so for the rest of us opportunities have arisen. Despite a few old repairs and, in one chair, some long ago dispelled woodworm these beautiful chairs, that have for over 200 years seated generations of diners, should give many years service and much pleasure to their new owners - especially at £725. (three seats were re-rushed not too long ago whilst the remainder are soldiering happily on - see one photo for comparison)

Price £765    €869.42    $1022.27

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6 late 18th century Lancashire spindleback chairs