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Victorian stick stand in bamboo with original blue and white tiles and tin drip tray.

Price £145    €164.75    $183.67

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Victorian bamboo walking stick stand
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 £675.00    €766.94    $855.02

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Linen Press
Three drawer stripped pine chest of good colour. Lovely mellow period knobs, original locks and brass escutcheons (but no keys). It measures 42 inches wide, 32 inches high and 19 inches deep. NB there is a very small rectangular section cut out at very rear of plinth on left hand side (to clear a pipe in previous owner's house) but this does not detract from its general appearance.

Price £325    €369.27    $411.68

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3 drawer Victorian pine chest
Matching set of four country Hepplewhite chairs, circa 1780, in fruitwood with rush seats. These elegant chairs will, before long, be 250 years old yet remain sturdy and totally usable on every day basis with good tight joints and no wobblyness. Traces of old and long dead worm in one section of one chair and rush is old and somewhat careworn but has lots of life left in it.

Price £395    €448.80    $500.35

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Set of 4 country Hepplewhite chairs in fruitwood
A late 18 century French Bonnetiere in chestnut standing 195 cms tall x 95 cms wide x60 cms deep . Lovely rich colour awaiting minor restoration to the. floor and faux drawer .Late 18th century to early 19th century

Price £475.00    €539.70    $601.68

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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    €562.42    $627.02

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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    €664.68    $741.02

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Great Wizard of the North - John Anderson chair
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    €1317.99    $1469.37

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19th century French Cherry Wood dining table 6ft
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    €551.06    $614.35

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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    €255.65    $285.01

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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 . 1970mm H x 1370mm W x 490mm D

Price £1950    €2215.59    $2470.07

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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    €539.70    $601.68

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Arts and Crafts pine buffet sideboard