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A clean pair of country chairs .

Price £125.00    €143.04    $166.66

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Pair of Country Chairs
An antelope mask from the Bobo people of southern Burkina Faso. Traditionally masks of this type are realistic representations of sacred animals. The face is mostly dark wood but with a white semi-circle carved into each cheek and deftly incised carving around the eyes along with a broad arrow shape running from forehead to nose - all filled with kaolin or similar white pigment and given a brown overwash. The rectangular-shaped ears are nicely carved and the inner ear is finished in white. The dark curved horns are also well formed and incised for three quarters of their length, these and the tips decorated once again with kaolin. This well carved mask is not of any great age but was made in the traditional way by the families who pass their craft down from one generation to the next as they are still used in Burkina Faso's biennial Festima. Measuring a little over 22 inches high he would make a handsome, more ethical, and dare we say it far more decorative, alternative to the currently fashionable taxidermied game heads as wall adornment. The price of £130 includes insured postage to a UK address.

Price £130    €148.76    $173.33

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African Antelope head mask
What an attractive and useful thing this is - equally at home in the house or garden. The brass tray is about 27 inches in diameter and the whole stands about 21 inches high and is suitable for either permanent location as a coffee or display table, or for occasional use due to the benefit of the folding leg stand. The tray has gorgeous engraved design work displaying great intricacy and features lions, birds and sari clad ladies. The wooden folding base is carved all over and has a small mother of pearl and ebony highlight to each of its six legs, as well as bobbin work to the out-riggers. NB one tiny ornamental turning is missing from the base of the central pole.

Price £225    €257.47    $299.99

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Benares brass tray - folding occasional table
Barograph by Maxant of Paris. Working order and complete with spare graph papers. The original lacquer on its mahogany case is somewhat bloomed and there is superficial external oxidisation to to the lower of its four aneroid capsules but we have left this 'patination' as is: thus allowing this instrument to be offered at an attractive price and giving its new owner the choice of 'improving' or not.

Price £185    €211.70    $246.66

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Barograph by Maxant of Paris
Set of six 'camel back' ding chairs in elm from the early part of the nineteenth century. Drop in seats recently reupholstered and re-webbed with sympathetic fabric. A perfectly matched and numbered set in good condition with all tight joints and in immediately usable condition. In one photo we have pictured these chairs around a 6 ft French cherry wood table that we presently have in stock - this is available for £1160 or if the ensemble is purchased together £1650

Price £620    €709.47    $826.65

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Set of six elm camel back dining chairs c1800
19th century West Country serving table in elm with its original scrubbed pine top. 66 inches long by just over 31 wide and stands 31 inches tall. Three drawers with original turned handles. Spent the majority of its life in a mid Devon farmhouse and was on occasions used for eating at but with a clearance of just 21 inches beneath the side and end rails it cannot really be classed as an everyday dining table. We have left its original and now worn finish strictly alone, but if the new owner's preference was for a lighter look then the elm base could of course be carefully stripped. The base has been visited by Mr and Mrs Woodworm in the past so, although this is well and truly historic and not active (it has been treated just to make doubly sure), if evidence of their life cycle is a total anathema to you this piece may not be for you..........unless you are happy to spend hours carefully filling each hole that is!

Price £725    €829.62    $966.64

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19th C farmhouse kitchen work table - elm and pine
Good cherry wood table

Price £1295    €1481.87    $1726.62

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French Cherrywood Table
mid Victorian slipper chair with oak frame. although not the original its buttoned upholstery has a period lived in look - castors too have been replaced at some time. Chairs of this type, although originally designed to be used in the bed or dressing room by a lady to put on her stockings and footwear whilst dressing, are wonderfully comfortable and thus make an extremely useful addition to the household's compliment of seats. In fact one of our partners picked up his guitar and settled himself in this very chair the moment it came into the Tannery remarking that it was ideal for the musician!

Price £180    €205.97    $239.99

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Victorian Slipper Chair
Secretaire Bookcase from the latter part of George III's reign in attractively faded mahogany and standing upon its original bracket feet. Adjustable shelves to upper portion. Drawers lined with publishers' flyers: including one for G. W. Anderson's now rather valuable book relating the voyages of Captain Cook, which was published by Alex Hogg in 1786 - thus these linings were very likely pasted in when this piece was in its first bloom of youth, over 200 years ago. Unlike some similar secretaires, which tend towards the ungainly, this one is of trim dimensions with a width of just 45 inches, a depth (to the base) of 21 inches and a height of 84 inches.

Price £1100    €1258.73    $1466.63

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George III Secretaire Bookcase
Estate cupboard in pitch pine - 80 inches high, by 48 inches wide by 18 inches deep. Unrestored or repaired and just as we purchased it from old farm. Although sound and, as pitch pine almost always is, tot or worm free it does need so TLC unless you fancy it as it is - shabby. Has been cut in half vertically at some time (to get up or down a staircase most likely) but is perfectly usable as is: if you don't mind the evidence on the top rail above doors. The cornice has been roughly nailed back in place after this and is somewhat damaged. Would all respond to treatment however and - dare we say it - could be a good candidate for painting if you're not too keen on the pitch pine look. Does have its original lock and key by the way. Tons of margin in this for trade or private at just £195.

Price £195    €223.14    $259.99

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Pine estate cupboard
The Dominion Toy Manufacturing Co was established in Toronto in 1911 and made Dolls and Teddy Bears until 1932. Characterised by their life like heads with opening and closing eyes and fully ball jointed , if verging on primitive, composition bodies this example is typical of the firm's products. Brought back to England by a family who spent time in Canada during the early part of the last century this has the look of DTMC's Eaton Beauty, which was made for one year only in 1915. ......ooooh - by the way she stands about 20 inches tall in her stockinged feet.

Price £120    €137.32    $160.00

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early 20th C Canadian doll in ethnic clothing
Pair of Stick-back chairs made by S. Snawdon of Yealmpton in c1880. The seat of one has had a small hole drilled through. These chairs are the ones photographed for Bernard Cotton's "The English Regional Chair"

Price £160.00    €183.09    $213.33

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Pair of Stick-back Chairs made in Yealmpton