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A characterful little country chair in elm bearing a Royal Dragoons brass plaque. Quite what its connection with this ancient regiment was eludes us as it was acquired at an estate sale and came with no provenance. However the plaque, as can clearly be seen, has been in situ for many a long year. Difficult to date with any exactitude but mid to late 19th century is in all probability near the mark.

Price £165    €186.17    $218.30

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Characterful country chair - Royal Dragoons
An early bed warming pan with engraved, pierced, and repousse ornamented overhanging lid over pan both in brass. Handle and pan frame is of wrought iron, the latter with with brass turning and finial. Overall length is 40 inches and the lid is 13 inches in diameter. Plentiful evidence of continuous use over many years and associated period repairs but without brittleness and subsequent cracking ('brass disease'). We would date it to the latter part of the 17th century but it could be early 18th and is most probably of English origin. Bed pans of this age are rare and are not to be confused with the copper 'country teashop' variety!

Price £345    €389.26    $456.44

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 17th or possibly early 18th century, warming pan
An unusual folding two panel screen...its exact original purpose we are afraid eludes us but for sure its could be put to good and decorative use in a shop, home or restaurant. Standing 64 inches high with each panel 30 inches wide. It is of superb quality with the thick glass panels bevelled on each side. One of the two little drop shelves is missing - but would they be needed? From its construction it looks to date from the late 19th century.

Price £295    €332.85    $390.29

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Two panel mahogany and bevelled glass screen
Water colour bearing the signature 'Ernest Dade' depicting HMS Warrior passing by a (then) aged ship of the line in stormy conditions..............in original mount and frame. Overall measurements about 24 by 18 inches - image 14 1/2 by 10 1/2. HMS Warrior was designed and built in response to an aggressive French shipbuilding programme which saw the introduction of the first iron-clad warship La Gloire designed by the brilliant naval architect Stanislas Charles Henri Dupuy de Lome. Determined to see off this challenge to the supremacy of the Royal Navy the then First Lord of the Admiralty, Sir John Somerset Pakington, determined to build a ship so superior in terms of quality, speed, size, armament and armour that it would be inconceivable to France that she could take Britain on in a sea battle. When commissioned by Captain the Hon. Arthur Auckland Leopold Pedro Cochrane, on August 1st 1861, Warrior was the largest warship in the world, at 9,210 tons displacement she was fully 60% larger than La Gloire. The ship underwent minor modifications after a sea trial. In June 1862, she started active service in the Channel Squadron, patrolling coastal waters and sailing to Lisbon and Gibraltar. Having introduced a revolution in naval architecture, by 1864 Warrior was superseded by faster designs, with bigger guns and thicker armour. By 1871 she was no longer regarded as the crack ship she had once been, and her roles were downgraded to Coastguard and reserve services. In May of 1883 her fore and main masts were found to be rotten, and not considered worth the cost of repair, Warrior was placed in the reserve, eventually converted to a floating school for the Navy and re-named Vernon III in 1904. Put up for sale as scrap in 1924, no buyer could be found, and so, in March 1929 she left Portsmouth to be taken to Pembroke Dock and converted into a floating oil pontoon, re-named again as Oil Fuel Hulk C77. By 1978, she was the only surviving example of the 'Black Battlefleet' - the 45 iron hulls built for the Royal Navy between 1861 and 1877. Rescued and restored under the aegis of Sir John Smith the Warrior is nowadays on display at Portsmouth.

Price £425    €479.53    $562.28

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HMS Warrior- world's largest warship-old painting
An early 18th century oak chest of drawers , circa 1720 . Four drawers ,alternate small/large ,slightly later replacement drop brass handles ,standing on bracket feet . The back has had some "interesting" restoration being part panelled and part boarded but not done in recent years . There are some marks or stains on the top but all add to the character and history of this piece . 95cms w x98 cms h x55cms d

Price £425.00    €479.53    $562.28

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Oak Chest of Drawers
A pretty mahogany Edwardian sewing table with a good clean fitted interior. 73cms h x43cms diam .

Price £215.00    €242.58    $284.45

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Sewing Table/box
Set of four early 19th century dining chairs in mahogany. Perfectly usable as they are but have some historic repairs and frankly ghastly upholstery. BUT - just £195 for the 4.

Price £195    €220.02    $257.99

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Set  of 4 Regency dining chairs
A Victorian Kneehole Writing Desk with leathered top in its original finish. It is in the classic twin-pedestal 9 drawer, 3 section format with dark blue leather writing surface with a gold tooled edge. The original varnished finish has some wear, mostly round the plinth, but is in generally good condition. The back is finished too so it can be free standing. 49" wide x 30" high x 30" deep

Price £495.00    €558.51    $654.89

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Victorian Pine Kneehole Desk in original finish
A good early medium sized 18th century oak coffer with original blind fretwork to three moulded front panels, set below decorative frieze and with scratch-work to uprights. Measures 46 inches wide.

Price £585    €660.06    $773.96

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Early 18th century oak coffer
Victorian stick stand in bamboo with original blue and white tiles and tin drip tray.

Price £145    €163.60    $191.84

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Victorian bamboo walking stick stand
Mahogany bookcase with adjustable shelves. w 107 cms x h 110cms xd 31cms

Price £185.00    €208.74    $244.76

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Bookcase
A beautifully proportioned Regency mahogany and inlaid linen press with flamed frieze and cross banded doors enclosing interior complete with sliding shelves .The base being two over two drawers with brass handles standing on bracket feet . w. 130cms x h 196cms x d 57cms

Price £825.00    €930.85    $1091.48

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Linen Press