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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    €72.24    $85.57

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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    €361.21    $427.86

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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    €305.64    $362.04

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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    €1439.26    $1704.87

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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    €3056.35    $3620.38

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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    €83.36    $98.74

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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    €138.93    $164.56

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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    €850.22    $1007.12

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6 late 18th century Lancashire spindleback chairs
An unusual side cabinet with 2 shelves over a cupboard base with spindles around three sides of the upper shelf, and of a very convenient size. The piece is mahogany under a grey/green paintwork. W 21" x D 15" x H 47" approx

Price £245.00    €272.29    $322.54

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Painted Side Cabinet
With its delicate proportions this elegant little cane seat arm chair, dating from around 1830, would be equally at home in either a reception or bed room. The beech frame, which still has traces of its origianl faux rosewood finish, is absolutely firm in all its joints and has not even the slightest hint of woodworm but the canework is pretty much on its last legs and will soon need replacing. An ideal project for someone to re-cane themselves or have it carried out professionally at just £100.

Price £100    €111.14    $131.65

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Elegant early 19th century cane seat arm chair
Vintage 1930s 2-seater Sofa of simple but elegant lines. Upholstery in lived in condition but still serviceable. Castors replaced. Overall dimensions c 5' long x 3' deep, the seat c15" high and very comfy!

Price £175.00    €194.50    $230.39

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1930's Vintage Sofa
An C18th Period Pine Cricket Table 900mm diameter x 650mm high. The top has been well scrubbed over the years wearing into the grain nicely but one board has been replaced.

Price £275.00    €305.64    $362.04

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C18th Pine Cricket Table