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11 December 2017
DECORATIVE ITEMS
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ANTIQUE LARGE WORKING GOAT CART IN ORIGINAL GREEN PAINT
Probably the best large old working cart we've seen for many years!
Found in excellent working order, a traditional wooden goat cart with original wheels, pulling handle and original old racing green paint.
The quality and connected time worn character of this cart is outstanding, a true craftsman's piece, clearly visible in the detailed work on iron and wooden parts. This is not an everyday cart, it was surely made for a big estate or large farm with longevity in mind.
All wooden parts on the cart are in solid condition, including the large, iron rimmed wheels. The only repair is an added strengthener on front and back of the loading board.
As with most of these carts, the 4 side panels can be removed to make a more open 'basket' .
And yes, it was a goat cart, 2 large smelly bad tempered billy goats would have pulled it, what fun!

Dimensions:
1700mm long with handle add 1430mm
1030mm high
1020mm wide
back wheels 660mm diameter
front wheels 560mm diameter
Working goats not supplied


Delivery cost 120 most of England, for more remote areas like Scotland, Cornwall, Wales and isles, please email your postcode.
Delivery is a man and a van , door to door service.
Self collection possible by arrangement.


Please note that all our furniture is treated for woodworm, with a non toxic , highly effective treatment.
Any woodworm damage worth mentioning will be in the description.
Colour schemes can be changed upon request, unless it is original paint.
Thank you for your interest.





Ref: DEC057
Price: £375





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ANTIQUE PINE DECORATIVE WINDOW FRAME CUPBOARD WITH MIRRORS 1850 ORIGINAL PAINT
A highly decorative antique pine window frame, removed from the house in it's entirety, so preserving the phantastic original paintwork and structure.
The frame is deep and solid, so lends itself to be transformed into a cupboard, free standing or built in...
The two doors are hinged externally, on hand forged iron drop hinges, so can be lifted off for transport or installation. They have been mirrored, a good professional job, the paint work undamaged.
Saying that, the weathered crusty paint is a unique testimony of age , the mustard / ochre earthy tones unmistakably original.
Two Corinthian columns flank the doors, a dental framed cornice and moulded sill completing the rural picture.
A one-of-a-kind piece...

Dimensions:
1200mm high
1000mm wide
300mm deep
500mm thick timber making up the frame

Ref: DEC067
Price: £275





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LARGE SET OF RED DEER ANTLERS
A very large set of red deer antlers in perfect condition. Impressive to say the least, 17 pointed, ie a Monarch, professionally finished and mounted on a shielded wooden back plate.
A very fine example from an old animal, showing extremely thick beams, triple tines at the palm and super pearling, especially around the burr. These antlers were shed in the course of the animal's growing cycle, ie not a shot animal.
This one has been rescued to hopefully grace an appreciative new home and what a focal / talking point it would be!!
Dimensions:
1070mm wide
1100mm high
620mm deep


Delivery 50 mainland England, for more remote areas like Cornwall, Wales, Scotland and isles, please email your postcode.
Self collection possible by arrangement.
Standard delivery is a one man service, door to door.



Ref: DEC040
Price: £245





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ANTIQUE WOODEN ROCKING HORSE ORGINAL PAINT 1920
Lovely small usable wooden rocking horse, dating from approximately 1910 to 1920, found in original paint and condition with only 'tack' alterations..
A pretty dappled Grey, solid wood, presumably pine, standing graciously,raring to go.. mounted on a distressed green base, to rock, pull or walk..the rockers can be removed for that purpose and the wheeled base used instead.
The alterations have been made a long time ago, the saddle, tack and stirrups are a later ( maybe 1950ies) addition.
Obviously this horse has been loved and used.
Dimensions:
1030mm wide
750mm high
360mm deep


Delivery 55 mainland England, for more remote areas like Cornwall, Wales, Scotland and isles, please email your postcode.
Self collection possible by arrangement.
Standard delivery is a one man service, door to door.

Please note that all our furniture is treated for wood worm, regardless if it has worm or not, using a very effective, non toxic environmentally sound product. Any wood worm damage worth mentionning will be stated in the description.
Also, most colour schemes can be changed upon request, unless it is original paint.



Ref: DEC051
Price: £225





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FRENCH VINTAGE CAST ALUMINIUM MILLINER'S DOUBLE HAT MOULD 1940
Beautiful French vintage aluminium hat mould, positive and negative shape to form the final hat form.
Un-polished cast alu as found, both mould parts in perfect, but used condition.
Found in the hat making industry after the industrialisation and the on-set of heated production.
The positive mould would have been attached to a work bench ( hence the lugs at the base ) and heated over a flame. The moistened felt/straw was placed over the mold and the operator pushed a button to lower the negative top mould (under pressure) to meet the bottom. Thus shaping the hat in one go, instead of having to produce several pieces separately first.
The hat shape in this case is a female floppy hat, typical of the swinging 40ies.
The mould could be polished to a silver finish, a very trendy industrial look.

A collectors item, or a milliners missing link?
Dimensions:
both moulds sitting on top of each other: 280mm high and 280mm wide

We can post this item, mainland England 24 insured.
For islands and more remote areas please provide your post code for a quote.
Ref: DEC068
Price: £195





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ANTIQUE PAIR OF ORIGINAL WATER COLOUR PAINTINGS BY A. HARRISON BARNES
Found in genuinely undisturbed condition, original frames, mounts and back boards, this pair of water colours by Irish artist A. Harrison Barnes depict the idyllic country cottage one would like to live in.
Probably a Cotswold village, there is no reference on where it might be, but surely a southern village, both thatched buildings nestled among traditional country style surroundings.
Original water colours, not prints, the condition of both to be described as fair, some foxing and age marks , more so on the mounts than on the paintings themselves.
the more detailed photos hopefully give a good impression on the idyllic character they portray.
A bonus to have the pair, identical size and frames.
Dimensions:
427mm x 527mm

These items can be posted for 12 mainland England, for more remote areas please email your postcode.
Thank you for your interest.
Ref: DECO080
Price: £160





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ANTIQUE WOODEN TURKISH BREAD DOUGH RAISING MOULD 1890
The unusual multi pyramidal shape alone makes this bread raiser an interesting item, one wonders what the bread would look like?
Made from Mediterranean pine, quite grainy and dark veined, long , but not too long as to use it as a table centre display.
Obviously carved out of a single trunk of pine, so quite a skilled job.
The mould has been cleaned, it could be scrubbed further to actually use...any Turkish chefs out there needing a new mould?
Could imagine full of nuts and sweets etc, desk top tidy...
We also have a longer version for sale.
Dimensions:
1370mm long
260mm wide
80mm deep

This item can be posted for 15 mainland England, for more remote areas please email your postcode.
Ref: DEC082
Price: £125





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ANTIQUE SAIL BOAT DOUBLE ROPE PULLEY ORIGINAL PAINT 1920
Nautical but nice, antique French sail boat pulley in very good age related condition.
Large and heavy, interesting hardware in iron, ideal display item for maritime interior schemes or funky candle holder...
Cleaned and re-polished , all moving parts in working order.
Remnants of old paint, very dark green, still visible on the very worn teak block.
Lovely old nautical item...
Please check, we have several similar for sale.

Dimensions:
480mm long with iron hook and roller
145mm wide
145mm high

This item can be posted for 12.50 mainland England, for more remote areas please email your postcode.

Ref: DEC081
Price: £85





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LARGE VINTAGE RETRO SCHOOL PULL DOWN CHART WALL POSTER / ANIMAL CONSTELLATIONS
MASSIVE VINTAGE CANVAS ART SCHOOL CHART
WALL PULL DOWN POSTER
ASTRONOMY / PHYSICS
MAJOR ANIMAL CONSTELLATIONS
GERMAN

1960IES ORIGINAL
Pull down type with original wooden supports, mounting and tape.

Special edition with 'black board' background for chalking.

This canvas/ linen backed paper chart is a detailed graphical teaching medium, used in classrooms all over Europe.

This chart has seen some use, but the dark background canvas material is in good order, a little faded maybe.

Overall it is in good condition with a clean front and strong graphics, depicting some or maybe all of the major animal star constellations with degree and hourly incrementation.
This is a large and heavy chart, especially thick material.

Although it is a vintage item, the condition is good, but not perfect, so if you like 'perfect', this is not for you.

An interesting and slightly excentric piece of authentic retro wall art.


Dimensions : 1750mm wide by1200mm high
Postage due to size amd weight, Parcelforce Large, 36.
Ref: DEC066
Price: £79





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ANTIQUE / VINTAGE TEACHING CHART / PULL DOWN SCHOOL POSTER
A VERY UNUSUAL AND RARE VINTAGE SCHOOL CHART, IN EXCELLENT CONDITION.
Original 1960ies biolgical school wall poster, depicting
THE COTTON PLANT AND IT'S HARVEST
Gossypium Herbaceum

under the teaching heading of:
Plants of economical importance, (in 5 languages)
Pull down type with original wooden supports, mounting and tape.
This canvas/ linen backed paper chart is a detailed graphical teaching medium which was used in classrooms all over Europe.
This is a German example, from Hagemann Publishing , which was the main supplier of German teaching materials.
It has seen some use, but overall it is in good condition with a clean front and vivid colours. The graphics are very clear and are quite amazing!
It is a vintage item, so if you like " perfect", this is not for you.
An interesting and slightly eccentric piece of authentic retro wall art.
Dimensions:
1030mm wide
1030mm high

This item can be posted, due to it's length , with a 24 hour courier, cost is 10.74.

Ref: DEC038B
Price: £78





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VINTAGE HARDWOOD SAIL BOAT TRIPLE PULLEY
Nautical but nice, French sail boat pulley in very good vintage condition.
Large and heavy, made from oak and polished iron, ideal display item for maritime interior schemes or funky candle holder...
Cleaned and re-polished , all moving parts in working order.

Dimensions:
160mm wide
333mm long with iron
120mm high

This item can be posted for 8.50 mainland England, for more remote areas, please email your postcode.
Ref: DEC080
Price: £65





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VINTAGE FRENCH PULL DOWN SCHOOL TEACHING POSTER LE CHAT/ LE PORC 1960
ORIGINAL FRENCH VINTAGE PAPER SCHOOL CHART
PULL DOWN TEACHING POSTER
GRAPHIC ART

Genuine 1960ies biology school wall poster, depicting
THE CAT 1ST SIDE
THE PIG 2ND SIDE


Pull down type with wooden supports, mounting and tape.

This elaborate chart is a detailed graphical teaching medium and was used in classrooms all over Europe.

This one has seen very little use, the printed material is in good conditon, clean and clear frontage. No fraying or holes. there is an area of detachment from the support on the top bar, about 4 inches long. Easily fixed with clear tape, but left at the present for authenticity...
Please study the images carefully, these are vintage items, ie not perfect.
If you like perfect, this is not for you!

The subjects are graphically striking, informative in a scientific kind of way, showing both subjects in detail, inside and out. The added bonus being the double sided version, ie two charts for one!
Certainly an unusual decorative backdrop and interior design talking point.

Dimensions :

910mm high x 760mm wide

Self collection possible by arrangement.
Postage 5.00 mainland England.



Ref: DEC061
Price: £48





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ANTIQUE PURE LINEN CUSHION
A collection of antique linen cushions, each chosen for super quality country feel and texture.
Made from various patterned linens.
All these hand loomed linens are from the early to late 19th century and have signs of age as expected. There are however no signs of damage , just uneven texture or weave, it is hand made cloth.
The cushion covers are made by an experienced professional seamstress and orders can be taken.
All of these cushions have zipped fasteners, so can be removed for washing.The covers have been professionally washed and are ready for use.
The inserts are down feather filled to give super softness.
Listed as follows top to bottom in bookcase:

11 banded blue stripe, photo 2 + 3, 45cm x 45cm
5 banded blue stripe, photo 3 + 4, 45cm x 45cm
French Blue check, photo 5 + 6, 45cm x 45cm
3 banded blue stripe, photo 7 + 8, 45cm x 45cm

2 cushions of each type available at the moment.
Price is for each cushion, for a pair deduct 10%.

More cushions and linen / hemp sacks listed .

The cushions can be posted.
Ref: TEX002
Price: £48





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ANTIQUE FRENCH ART DECO JUG AND BOWL SET DECORATIVE EARTHENWARE 1920
French, glazed earthenware jug and wash bowl, decorative floral stylized design.
Pretty, but unpretentious, in good condition, no cracks or breaks.
The three marks on the bowl shown in the photos are under the glaze, ie glazing rest marks.
Rich cream back ground with maroon and amber colouring of the flowers.
Maker's mark on the bowl base is EMS 9, most likely to be Sarreguemines.
Smallish size, easy to find a spot for!

Dimensions:
322mm bowl diameter, 110mm high
250mm high jug x 250mm wide

We can post this item, please email you post code for a quote.
Thank you for your interest.

Ref: DEC069
Price: £45





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ANTIQUE GLASS GROCERS JAR/ APOTHECARY JAR
A selection of antique hand blown glass grocers or storage jars.
Irregular shapes to a point of wonkyness, with a thick base and wobbly rim, bubbly uneven glass.
Substantial and quite heavy, ideal for kitchen storage, flower display ,office or purely for decoration.
Price stated is for 1 jar
Dimensions; 8 1/2" diameter
13" tall or 15" tall
Ref: DEC001
Price: £35





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VINTAGE RETRO SCHOOL TEACHING CHART / PULL DOWN POSTER / GRAPHIC WALL CHART
ORIGINAL VINTAGE CANVAS SCHOOL CHART
PULL DOWN TEACHING POSTER, GERMAN
Genuine 1960ies biology school wall poster, depicting
THE CELL
Pull down type with original metal supports, mounting and tape.

This linen backed chart is a detailed graphical teaching medium and was used in classrooms all over Europe.

This one has not seen a lot of use, the top material is in good conditon, clean and clear frontage. Watermarks running down one side on the back, less visible on the front.
A fair amount of fraying at the sides, due to the rolling-up-and-down action.
Please study the images carefully, these are vintage items, ie not perfect.
If you like perfect, this is not for you!
The subject is graphically striking, informative in a scientific kind of way, showing various views of a cell.
Dimensions :
880mm wide x 1160mm high

Self collection possible by arrangement.
Postage 5.00, My Hermes tracked.
Thank you for your interest.


Ref: DEC063
Price: £30





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GENUINE VINTAGE 'CHRISTMAS CRACKER' CHRISTMAS TREE DECORATIONS
GENUINE VINTAGE CHRISTMAS TREE ORNAMENTS
'YULETIDE MIDGET CHRISTMAS TREE CRACKERS'
INDIVIDUAL CRACKERS WITH HANGING LOOP
EMBOSSED METALLIC PAPER
CONTENTS: CHARMS, SNAPS,MOTTOES
ORIGINAL PACKING BOX IN EXCELLENT CONDITION
'FULL OF GOOD THINGS' !!
1950 to 1960

A truly lovely christmas surprise, an original vintage set of christmas cracker tree ornaments.
Found in near perfect period condition, the seasonally decorated box showing a whimsical village scene with Santa in sleigh with reindeer and jubilant children.
The contents are equally cute, the individual crackers, 12 pieces, 6 of each design, embossed silvery metallic paper with festive colour decoration.
They are filled with, as stated on the box, with charms, snaps and mottoes..
There is no maker's mark or brand name, just NO RO Midget printed on the short end of the box.
Dimensions:
Box: crackers:
180mm long 80mm long
100mm wide 15mm diameter
20mm deep

Free postage
Ref: DEC060
Price: £30





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ANTIQUE DANISH BORNHOLM GRANDFATHER CLOCK 1830
A rare and interesting Danish floor clock, made on the island of Bornholm around 1830.
Equivalent to the Swedish Mora clocks, built in pine and modelled on the then popular British grandfather clocks.
This clock is in original paint, traditional cream, dove grey and gilt, quite highly polished to impress the potential buyer. Some paint loss on the base, see photos 6, 7 and 8.
The clock works are in good order, have been checked and overhauled, working a 8 day system and hourly strike, quite accurately.
Original key and cast iron weights are present. The clock face is enamel, cream coloured, with hand painted black numbers and delicate brass fingers.
There is an additional interesting detail, a hand written record of dates and names on the inside of the long door, maybe a family record of sales, births, deaths etc.
Dimensions:
1940mm high
535mm wide
215mm deep

Delivery 75 mainland England, for more remote areas like Cornwall, Wales, Scotland and isles, please email your postcode.
Self collection possible by arrangement.
Standard delivery is a one man service, door to door.

Ref: DEC043
This item has been sold





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ANTIQUE DANISH FLOOR CLOCK 1815 ( documented provenance)
A rare and very interesting Danish floor clock, made on the island of Aero, around 1830, in full working order.
Equivalent to the Swedish Mora clocks, built in pine and modelled on the then popular British grandfather clocks.
This clock is in original paint, traditional cream and gold leaved paint, quite highly polished to impress the potential buyer.
The clock works are in good order, have been checked and overhauled, working a 8 day system and hourly strike, quite accurately.
Original key and cast iron weights are present. The clock face is in excellent condition, metal and brass, the centre engraved with a delicate cherub and floral designs, hand crafted solid brass fingers.
There is an additional interesting detail,the clock comes with a series of lead framed glass covered prints, depicting local Danish costume around the mid 18th century.
The provenance accompanying the clock is written by the last owner, Hans Thorsen, documenting the purchase of the clock by his great great grand father, Niels Rasmussen in 1857, from a skipper who came to the local port of Nakskov to sell it. The purchase was then carried by Rasmussen for 12 km to his home!!!
This record is followed by detailed description of who owned and where they kept said clock. It must have been their most treasured possession.
There is a picture of the family home and a photo of the clock in Thorsen's lounge, with a record of maintenance bills etc. Quite amazing...and all that in Danish.

Dimensions:
2120mm high
590mm wide
220mm deep


Delivery 85 mainland England, for more remote areas like Cornwall, Wales, Scotland and isles, please email your postcode.
Self collection possible by arrangement.
Standard delivery is a one man service, door to door.


Ref: DEC042
This item has been sold





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ANTIQUE SCHOOL BLACKBOARD ON STAND / 1900
A wonderful find, certainly haven't come across one that was better.. late 19th century with maker's plaque...
The ultimate school black board, framed and fitted into a sturdy stand, double sided black board,revolving 360 degrees, with bevelled chalk rail and wrought iron supports to steady the frame.
Movable on original cast iron / iron castors..
A faboulous prop, restaurant /hotel menu board, notice board or just a unique decorative back drop..

Dimensions:
1925mm high
590mm deep
1160mm wide
1200mm h x 890mm w black board size


Delivery 85 mainland England, for more remote areas like Cornwall, Wales, Scotland and isles, please email your postcode.
Self collection possible by arrangement.
Standard delivery is a one man service, door to door.

Ref: DEC050
This item has been sold



 
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