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E17911 An interesting group of seventeen, 19th century, copper printing blocks. These were used for the printing of a book about lace as each one portrays something lace related. Most are lace designs, either borders, collars, or more elaborate panels, and the others show lacemakers at work. The largest is a panel which is made up of tiny human and animal figures, in minute detail, and another of the larger examples is a very fine heraldic crest. They would date from the latter quarter of the 19th century. Each one comprises a thin copper plate attached to an oak block and the copper plates are exceptionally finely detailed. You can see this if you look through the other images. As a group they make a very interesting display. The sizes of the blocks range from the smallest, which is 4.5cm. (1 3/4in) long by 2cm. (3/4in) wide to the largest which is 10cm. (4in) long by 7.5cm. (3in) wide. Each one is 2.5cm. (1in) deep. They are all in excellent condition. £395.
the set.
U.S.A.
+£10.
Western
Europe
Nil.
D16249 An antique, French childs' chair with a wicker seat. This chair would probably suit a child of between two and four years of age although it could also be used to display antique teddy bears or dolls. It is quite simple in form and probably country made, dating from c.1880. It has shaped splats in the back but the arms and stretchers are plain and there is just a small amount of turning to the front legs. It is in excellent condition and it is very sturdy.
Dimensions: Height 66cm. (26 in) Width 38cm. (15 in) across Depth 36cm. (14 1/8 in).
£135. U.S.A.
+£60.
Western
Europe
+£15.
E17756 A silver plated hatelet skewer with an anchor and shell design to the end. There is a mark on the skewer, close to the ornate end, but it is quite indistinct and impossible to read. Date: c.1880. Size: 25.5cm. (10") long. This type of skewer was used for ornamenting meat or desserts when taking them to the table. The end of the skewer is very slightly bent but other than that it is in very good condition. £49. U.S.A.
+£10.
Western
Europe
+£5.
Z16770 A set of Edwardian. steel crimping irons with wooden handles. Unmarked. Date: c.1910. Size: 29cm. (11 3/8") long. The steel section of these would have been heated and then used for crimping hair. They are well made, with fnely turned wooden handles which are attached by brass collars. They are in excellent condition and could still be used. £52. U.S.A.
+£10.
Western
Europe
+£5.
E17587 An unusual, early 19th century, steel and brass, betel nut cutter, probably of Asian origin. Size: 35.5cm. (14") long by 11.2cm. (4 3/8") wide. This is quite large in size for a betel nut cutter as they are often only about half of this length. It is very well made and also very elaborate. The steel handles have engraved geometric designs and they are also inlaid with brass. The cutter has two stylised birds to the top and the blade is also engraved with geometric designs. The piece is in excellent condition. Although known as betel nut cutters they were actually for cutting the areca nut. This was chewed with betel leaf for their effect as a mild stimulant. £225. U.S.A.
+£10.
Western
Europe
+£5.
D16979 A set of three silver plated hatelet skewers. The designs on the ends of these skewers have hanging game on one side and hanging fish on the other. Unmarked. Date: c.1880. Although the designs are the same the skewers are all slightly different lengths, ranging from 22.9cm. (9") to 24cm. (9 1/2") long. This type of skewer was used for ornamenting meat or fish when taking it to the table. These are good quality examples and they are all in very good condition. £115. U.S.A.
+£10.
Western
Europe
+£5.
D16978 A set of three silver plated hatelet skewers with classical design to the end. Unmarked. Date: c.1880. Although the designs are the same the skewers are all slightly different lengths, ranging from 22.2cm. (8 3/4") to 25.4cm. (10") long. This type of skewer was used for ornamenting meat or desserts when taking them to the table. These are good quality examples and they are all in very good condition. £135. U.S.A.
+£10.
Western
Europe
+£5.
D16977 A silver plated hatelet skewer with a classical design of a shell and foliage to the end. Unmarked. Date: c.1880. Size: 23.2cm. (9 1/8") long. This type of skewer was used for ornamenting meat or desserts when taking them to the table. It is in excellent condition. £49. U.S.A.
+£10.
Western
Europe
+£5.
D16809 A 19th century, portrait silhouette of a young gentleman. Date: c.1840. Size including the frame: 14cm. (5 1/2") by 12.4cm. (4 7/8"). This silhouette is cut from a dark paper which is applied to the paler background. The protrait is then highlighted with gilding. The reverse of the portrait is marked ' RICHARD GRAINGER' 'AGED 20 1840' There is some further writing which reads 'Born 1820 Died 188*'. This is partly obscurred, and there is also a rather worn mark of the framer. The silhouette is in its' original frame which has brass fittings and the piece is in very good condition. £135. U.S.A.
+£10.
Western
Europe
+£5.
D16858 A steel milliners iron with a turned wooden handle. Marked, to the wooden handle 'A RUNACRES 78 SOUTHWARK ST. S.E'. I have tried to find out when this company were at this London address but can find no trace of them. Date: c.1890. Size: 32.5cm. (12 3/4") long. This is a most unusual shaped iron and it was possibly used by a milliner for ironing the rims of hats. It is well made and it is in excellent condition. £72. U.S.A.
+£15.
Western
Europe
+£5.
B15139 A pair of small, ebonised frames with brass inlay. Unmarked. Date: c.1930. Size: Each frame is 14.8cm. (5 7/8") long by 12.4cm. (4 7/8") wide by 2.5cm. (1") deep. The apertures, into which the framed items would display are 8.2cm. (3 1/4") long by 5.3cm. (2 1/8") wide. These frames have a very traditional design, in brass, which is inlaid into the ebonised wood. They have leather backing and they have the ability to either be hung or to stand. They are both in very good condition. £72. U.S.A.
+£15.
Western
Europe
+£5.
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