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A lovely carved walnut panel depicting the tree of life. If is carved in high relief with tulip shaped leaves and curling roots below. Date wise it is early 20th century, and certainly has some Art & Crafts /Nouveau influence. Interestingly it is rather in the style of John Pearson, the noted Newlyn School metal ware designer, similarities can be seen in the style of some copper ware he designed, particularly in the form of the leaves and the symmetry of the designs. He was known to have produced a small amount of furniture (or at least the carving inserts), but sadly there are no marks or details to confirm any of this. The panel itself has chamfered edges so could have been a door panel originally, but it may also have been produced as a stand alone carving. Whatever the origin it is a fine piece and will no doubt delight the new owner.

The suface finish is satin and not varnished or lacquered which is usual for Arts & Crafts items. It has just had a gentle clean to remove surface dirt an been treated with natural wax ready for display.

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A group of original late Victorian or Edwardian brass sash window quadrant arm fastenings. They have horn shaped quadrants and ceramic knobs on the levers. All the levers work and have good strength left in the spring action. Ideal if you want some original fittings for your windows.

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See images for overall condition, require general cleaning of paint etc. Ceramics with wear and aging. One screw hole has a broken out piece. The small metal cups which hold the knobs are largely broken away, and one seems to be on backwards (not sure how that was achieved).



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A small and very attractive Chinese cloisonne vase. It has a dark green ground with brass wires and many floral designs. There are splashes of bright red and yellow and it has something of a stained glass look to it. It has a brass rim and foot and blue enamel to the base. It is of late 20th century production and probably Beijing region.

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Very minor wear, no significant faults.



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Height: 13 cm ( 5 1/8 inch )

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A Chinese cloisonne vase with blue ground and cloud wire detail. It is decorated with a large flower and leaves and smaller flowers to the reverse. There is also a small green bird. The base metal appears to be brass and the underside is blue enamel as typical for Chinese examples. It dates to the late 20th century.

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Slight wear, minor enamel flaws from production as normal for these pieces.



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Height: 15.5 cm ( 6 1/8 inch )
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A Chinese blue cloud ground cloisonne bowl of good size and probably intended as a fruit bowl. It is decorated with multi coloured prunus flowers and is quite heavy in construction. The underside of the base is in a blue enamel typical for it's type. It is of late 20th century production and probably Beijing region.

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Minor wear and minor production flaws in the enamel as usual for these items.



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Height: 9.2 cm ( 3 3/4 inch )
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A late Victorian or Edwardian shallow oak framed display case. It simply opens from the front with no catch or lock and just uses gravity to keep the lid in place. This sort of case was often used to display medals, military badges and similar (often shiny) items. The inside has a black velvet cushion which is perhaps a later addition or replacement. The frame is in oak and well made and the glass is likely original. A nice period piece for your own collection.

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Wood good with minor marks and aging. Backing with some holes, probably from an attempt to wall hang it at some point. Glass good. Cushion OK but perhaps a replacement.



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A 19th century walnut workbox dating around 1870 and Victorian in period. It is of rectangular form and has curved ends to the lid. It has a brass lid plaque and brass escutcheon plate with working lock and key. The underside of the lid has a ruched satin lining which is likely original. The interior is vacant, there would have originally been a top tray but this is missing. The interior has been repainted white. This type of box was used for sewing equiment and similar items for domestic repairs and would most likely have been owned by a middle class woman. These items are great for knick knacks and as jewellery boxes etc.

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Nicely polished and presenting well to the exterior. Usual age related wear, marks, scratches and minor indents through use. Small areas of veneer repair at the edges. Interior vacant with tray missing. Interior repainted and somewhat scruffy, easy to recover/paper should you want to do this.

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A mid to late 19th century Victorian period walnut small sized writing slope. It has inlaid bands in the Tunbridge style of miniature marquetry squares. It has a shield shaped escutcheon and top inset plaque in mother-of-pearl and there is cross banding to the lid and front. Inside it has a blue velvet writing area and a brass latch for opening the lower section. There is a lid to cover the writing instrument section, and a space for an inkwell (not present). It has a good quality brass lock with key and this works fine as do the hinges. It is quite a small example, small enough to travel with or to use at a personal desk for example. Nicely polished and a good decorative piece..

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Nicely polished and good looking as can be seen in the images, Normal age related wear, scratches and knocks. Slight losses of veneer at edges, but nothing sigificant and typical for age. Velvet worn and thinned as expected and parted through the fold line. Pull tabs worn away. No inkwell. Base recovered Read more

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A late 20th century Lalique glass heart in box. The box (and base of the heart) is marked for House of Hinduja. The heart has a round inset, which is probably intended for something, it's unlikely to be a candle as the heart is canted forwards. As it is, it would make a good paperweight.

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Glass in fine order, box with some wear and tear.



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Height: 7.5 cm ( 3 inch )

Width: 7.5 cm ( 3 inch )
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An early 20th century desk stamp or seal caddy. It is made from cast iron and has would have held srubber stamps or seals for business, military etc. The caddy rotates for easy selection of the stamps. It has a registered design number cast into the metal which dates it around 1914. The top has a gilt metal candle holder. Great fun for the desk or as an interesting talking point object.

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Normal period wear to the paint. Candle holder may well not be original but suits it quite nicely. Washer in base looks like a replacement.



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