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We can sadly impart no pearls of wisdom regarding this fantastically quirky set of scales other than to tell you that they are French and were used for weighing cheeses. How old?.......who knows but their looks and construction the early years of the last century at least. Constructed of, mainly, pine with steel and iron fittings the base does have a few of those large typically French woodworm holes but nothing to worry about as they have been soused with the correct fluid. Fully functional - providing you have a set of weights as they come with just a few imperial ones - or an eccentrically decorative conversation piece. Sizewise they work out at about 24 inches high, by 20 inches wide and 41 inches long in case that is an issue.

Price £220    €246.53    $287.03

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Artisan Provincial French Cheese Weighing Scales
A delightful set of Victorian postal or letter scales in brass on mahogany plinth, which itself is set on squat bun feet. The letter pan to the right is engraved with the letter rates dating the scale between 1871 and 1885 and there is a full compliment of brass weights that range from 1lb to 1/4oz.

Price £120    €134.47    $156.56

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Victorian brass postage scales and weights