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A 1920s / 1930s Mahogany 3 section stacking bookcase with separate top and base and 6 glazed doors. The deeper base section is sized for reference books while the top two have an adjustable shelf. Good condition throughout and original fittings. H 1800mm x W 880mm x D 280mm/230mm

Price £495.00    €555.64    $632.51

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Early 20th century Mahogany Stacking Bookcase
We couldn't resist this much travelled chair with its connection to the uncrowned king of magic and wizardry during the 19th century John Henry Anderson - or the Great Wizard of the North! Walnut framed arm chair of, we would say, either a French or American maker carrying an engraved plaque to the rear bearing the legend ' Presented to Mrs John Smith by John Henry Anderson (The great Wizard of the North) as a token of his gratitude for the many acts of kindness done to him by her beloved Husband. Boston. Massachusetts. United States of America. 29th September 1852'. The Wizard was indeed touring the United States at this time and it is intriguing to ponder upon what services Mr Smith could have performed that resulted in such a gift - hopefully not an unsuccessful rendition of anderson's gun trick! Whilst the upholstery is not the original it has some age and is very usable, with good springing, webbing and padding, despite showing very slight signs of having been caressed by a cat's claws at the back. The Boston date of 1852 There is much to be found about the Great Wizard of the North, as he was apparently dubbed by Walter Scott, on the 'web' but this is how Britannica sums him up - John Henry Anderson, (born July 14, 1814, Craigmyle, Aberdeen, Scot.—died Feb. 5, 1874, Darlington, Durham, Eng.), Scottish conjurer and actor, the first magician to demonstrate and exploit the value of advertising. Described on playbills as “Professor Anderson, the Wizard of the North,” he first performed in 1831. Seasons at Edinburgh (1837) and Glasgow (1838–39) followed. In London (1840) he made use of the most elaborate collection of magical apparatus ever seen there. During a U.S. tour (1851–53) Anderson first did his famous “gun trick,” by which he appeared to catch a bullet fired by someone in the audience. On his return to Great Britain he performed before Queen Victoria and then took the title role in the melodrama Rob Roy at the Lyceum and Covent Garden theatres (1855–56). The three-day “Grand Carnival” with which the Covent Garden seasons were concluded ended in disaster in 1857 when Anderson tried to dispel drunken revelers by lowering the gaslights. The ceiling caught fire, and the theatre was burned down. This only added to his fame, and he continued to tour widely, his style of presentation gradually becoming less flamboyant.

Price £585    €656.66    $747.51

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Great Wizard of the North - John Anderson chair
A 17th or early 18th century Oak 6-plank Chest with 5 faux octagonal panels to the front, curiously not all of the same dimensions giving a lovely, quirky country look. The front and sides of the chest still have a covering of ancient "ox-blood" colour with a good texture to the finish. The interior is divided into 4 with more substantial oak boards, giving the chest a very heavy construction throughout its considerable size. The floor has been damaged by water or damp over the years but is still serviceable. A few new pieces of oak have been used to both strengthen the lid and lift it slightly from the floor. There is an old lock but no key or hasp. Dimensions :- 1700mm x 480mm x 480mm 67" x 19" x 19"

Price £675.00    €757.69    $862.52

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Early Oak 6-plank Chest with faux octagonal panels
A good 19th century French cherry wood table with 3 plank top, tapered legs and single side drawer. Measures just an inch under six foot long at 71 inches by 31 inches across and 30 inches high - legroom should be fine with most chairs as it is 24 inches. A good many of similar tables have had their legs 'tipped' to gain extra height or to get rid of rot at their lower extremities - this table, as you can see has not needed this work and the legs, although showing signs of historic woodworm to the surface in places, are original, sound and sturdy. The drawer is compartmented as they sometimes are and there is a small section of the lower edge missing (as will be seen in the photos). Will seat six very comfortably or eight with a bit of a squeeze. We have pictured this table with a set of circa 1800 English camel back elm chairs which we also have in stock as we think they look rather good together - the chairs are available separately for £620 or if someone would like both table and chairs £1650 for the entire ensemble.

Price £1160    €1302.10    $1482.25

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19th century French Cherry Wood dining table 6ft
A particularly handsome mid 19th century French Armoire of classical and restrained proportions in cherry with chestnut side and rear panels. Standing 215 cm high it has an overall width of 140cm with external depth of 59cm and 55cm internally - this allowing plenty of room for clothing on coat hangers. Unrestored and original, with the exception of a later brass rail for hangers, it has the deep warm glow that well polished cherry acquires with age, whilst the chestnut side panels are of a more sombre hue. The are are pair of original drop in shelves to the interior - one of which has to be removed in order to hang clothes. Brass hinges, long brass escutcheon and its lock are original but its key had been mislaid by its last owners (they are still looking and hopefully it will surface). Both cornice and doors are easily removable but the remainder is in one piece. It is structurally sound, stands square on its well formed and substantial feet and what traces of old woodworm that there are was treated long ago and is therefore historic.

140cm wide - 215cm high and 59cm deep

Price £1120    €1257.20    $1431.14

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19th century French Cherry Wood Armoire
A superb Victorian Pine Hall Tree / Stand of a very impressive size and really bold sculptural form. The symmetrical 6-branches have the original 3 turned pegs each and its shallow depth makes it easy to accommodate. H 2440mm x W 1100mm x D300mm

Price £485.00    €544.41    $619.73

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Pine Hall Stand / Tree
An attractive and extremely useful mid 19th century tilt top wine or occasional table in mahogany. Standing 28 inches high its nicely figured 24 inch diameter top and robust base makes it rather more useful than similar table of more petite dimensions. The tilting facility is fully operational and retains its original snap catch thus allowing it to put to one side when not in use if desired.

Price £225    €252.56    $287.51

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Circular tilt top mahogany wine / occasional table
A circa 1800 Cornish Pine Dresser with a 4 drawer base and astragal glazing to the upper section. In common with virtually all pieces of furniture that have been in daily use for 200 odd years there have been repairs carried out but overall It is in very good condition with original cornice and quartered bobbin turned applied mouldings typical of West Cornwall. When acquired the drawers were fitted with modern handles so they have have been replaced with appropriate Savill's reproductions. The generously deep interior too has been re-painted in a more sympathetic hue but in all other respects, such as the wide back boards and single panel drawer bases, this handsome dresser is as it was made. Country furniture is always difficult to date with exactitude but it is safe to say that beautifully proportioned example dates from prior to 1820 as it has the elegance and colour that sets that period of pine apart from that of Victorian and later times. All items purchased from Cullompton Antiques are covered by the Distance Selling Regulations which give the buyers the right to cancel the purchase within 7 days after receipt of the item , for a full refund less RETURN transport costs .

Price £1950    €2188.88    $2491.71

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Georgian pine dresser
A late 19th century Aesthetic period sideboard/dresser base in mellow pitch pine with carved door panels depicting cranes/egrets in rushes - both panels different - and with turned corner columns, floral carved corbels and other carved decoration. There are two drawers over two doors enclosing a shelved cupboard, with original brasses fitted. The drawer fronts are ogee curved. Condition throughout is good: the top has been rather sun-bleached over the years, and there is some evidence of old treated worm. Measures 55"w x 34 1/2" h x 19 i/2" d. W 1400mm x H 880mm x D 500mm

Price £475    €533.19    $606.96

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Arts and Crafts pine buffet sideboard
A good 17th /18th century four panel oak coffer ,attractively carved .140cms x54cms x63cms

Price £485.00    €544.41    $619.73

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Oak Coffer
A clean pair of country chairs .

Price £125.00    €140.31    $159.73

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Pair of Country Chairs
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    €252.56    $287.51

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Benares brass tray - folding occasional table