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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
Elegant mahogany pedestal sofa or occasional table of small proportions with two drawers and brass swan neck handles.

Price £265    €294.52    $348.87

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Small mahogany pedestal occasional or sofa table
An C18th Burr Walnut Secretaire chest with fall-front and 6 drawers under, standing on high bracket feet and with fitted interior, complete with secret drawers. Leather inset to writing surface. W 38" x D 18" x H 46"

Price £2100    €2333.94    $2764.65

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C18th Walnut Secretaire
A delightful and really quite comfortable Windsor scroll back and with maker's 'signature' too. We've gone through Cotton's book on regional chairs but there isn't one like this on any of its 500 or so pages so consider it an unusual design. Some other dealers, one in particular that comes to mind, would treat you to a load of blather about it 'surviving from the zenith of the mid victorian period' - refer to it as 'she' and then list its defects as the icing on the cake of decrepitude before hitting you with a price that would leave any sane connoisseur of the antique reeling in disbelief. We on the other hand won't insult you. It is old - it shows signs of old repairs, knocks, scrapes and abrasions - it is however eminently useable (but not if you are too broad in the beam) - it is £195

Price £195    €216.72    $256.72

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Windsor scroll back arm chair circa 1850
This 'waterfall' bookcase is an eminently useful piece of furniture and on account of its size would would be equally at home in virtually any room of the house. It stands 154 cm high and it 80 cm wide. The bottom shelf is a generous 21 cm deep - this reducing in equal increments to the top shelf which is 12 cm deep. The sides are of mahogany whilst the shelves are of beech or a similar coloured wood the whole is finished in a light dusky blue that has rubbed through to the undercoat or even wood itself on some high spots.......£125

Price £125    €138.93    $164.56

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'Waterfall' bookcase
An Edwardian Glazed Mahogany Bookcase of quite small proportions with astragal glazing and adjustable shelves to top section. Warm Mahogany colour and good overall condition. H1930mm x W1000mm x D400mm. Base Ht 870mm

Price £275.00    €305.64    $362.04

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Mahogany Glazed Bookcase
We hope you will agree that this roll top desk is a little out of the ordinary and at the same time rather an attractive example. Very often roll tops are cumbersome looking affairs but this one is, we feel, rather more a piece of furniture than a utilitarian, albeit old, 'lump'. Features such as its eight turned feet, instead of a boring old plinth. Original sunflower design brass handles, instead of those stolid wooden affairs fitted to 99% of roll tops and a relief work central drawer set it truly apart from the norm. It is border collie friendly too as you can see (other canines as well) but that may not be an issue with possible purchasers. It also has an interesting provenance in that we acquired from the family of what is acknowledged to be the longest running business in England. Established in the West Country during the reign of the notorious Henry VIII not 30 miles, as the crow flies, from us here. Manufactured by Angus, it still has its original lock but the key is long gone. Security was obviously not an issue with its owners as the device that automatically locks the drawers when the roll top is closed has been demobilised - sensibly we would say as these can stick with very inconvenient consequences. Cosmetically it is pretty good and totally worm free but there are some dinks ands donks from its 100 or so years of use - you can clearly see some of these in one photo, above the central drawer, on the carved frieze that runs around its waistline. All that said this is an unusual and handsome piece of furniture with history and at least one member of the family will be sorry to see it go to its new owner - a portion of the £585 that we need for it will have to be spent on dog treats to appease her over the loss of her hidey hole. Whooops! - nearly forgot to give its essential dimensions. 44 inches wide 26 inches deep 36 inches high

44 inches wide 26 inches deep 36 inches high

Price £585    €650.17    $770.15

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 Roll Top Desk-unusual with original brass handles
Victorian Elm and Pine Open-rack Dresser. The dresser has in the past been stripped and has now been re-stained a warm brown. It is mostly Elm with some pine in the front framing but the colour does follow through. Condition is good tho' the floor has been replaced.

Price £1200.00    €1333.68    $1579.80

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Elm Dresser