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    Library furniture created to aid reading in a quiet room normally consisting of bookcases and reading tables

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    • George IV Rosewood Pedestal Library Table

      George IV Rosewood Pedestal Library Table

      georgian antiques, edinburgh, united kingdom

      Circa 1820. A quality rosewood George IV pedestal library table. The rectangular top with rounded corners in well figured rosewood with a simple fore edge. The frieze with two large drawers, each drawer with elegant...

      £2,250.00

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    • 19th Century pollard oak and ebonised library table

      19th Century pollard oak and ebonised library table

      martlesham antiques, martlesham, united kingdom

      An exceptional quality 19th Century pollard oak and ebonised library / sofa table by H.Ogden of Manchester, having a fabulous figured shaped top with an ebonised moulded edge, two mahogany lined frieze drawers below with...

      £2,950.00

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    • Exhibition Quality Rosewood Library Chair

      Exhibition Quality Rosewood Library Chair

      georgian antiques, edinburgh, united kingdom

      Circa 1820. An exhibition quality George IV rosewood library chair, recently reupholstered traditionally. The curved and shaped back with paper fold edges, upholstered arms, seat and back. The rosewood frame which slopes down from the...

      £4,800.00

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    • Pair Of Vintage Oriental Dog Bookend, Chinese, Soapstone, Dog of Fo, Victorian

      Pair Of Vintage Oriental Dog Bookend, Chinese, Soapstone, Dog of Fo, Victorian

      london fine limited, exeter, united kingdom

      Our Stock # 18.9710This is a pair of antique Oriental dog bookends. A Chinese, soapstone decorative 'Dog of Fo' book rest, dating to the late Victorian period, circa 1900.Delightfully tactile dogs with a lovely natural finish and appearanceDisplaying a desirable aged patina and in good order throughoutSoapstone in good order with warm cream and grey mottled appearanceRepresents a sitting Dog of Fo with the strong Oriental influenceGreat detail to the face and exuberant coat and one paw raised upon a brocade ballBroad socle base with shaped edge and dressed to the base with a leather protective padThis is a wonderful pair of antique Oriental dog bookends, with appealing natural colour. Delivered ready to display.Dimensions:Max Width: 11.5cm (4.5'')Max Depth: 6.5cm (2.5'')Max Height: 18cm (7'')Buy it now direct from the dealer here: Pair Of Vintage Oriental Dog Bookend, Chinese, Soapstone, Dog of Fo, Victorian

      £985.00

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    • Pair of Antique Executive Desk Bookends, English, Book Rest, Edwardian, C.1910

      Pair of Antique Executive Desk Bookends, English, Book Rest, Edwardian, C.1910

      london fine limited, exeter, united kingdom

      Our Stock # 18.9765This is a pair of executive desk bookends. An English, solid mahogany and leather dressed book rest, dating to the Edwardian period, circa 1910.Distinctive form and of appealing weight, ideal for the desktop or reading nookDisplaying a desirable aged patina and in good order throughoutArched form hosts rich caramel hues and fine grain interestUsefully dressed to the base with a protective leather coveringThis is a charming pair of executive desk bookends, with an attractive appearance and finish. Delivered ready for the home.Dimensions:Max Width: 13.5cm (5.25'')Max Depth: 10.5cm (4.25'')Max Height: 13.5cm (5.25'')Buy it now direct from the dealer here: Pair of Antique Executive Desk Bookends, English, Book Rest, Edwardian, C.1910

      £595.00

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    • Victorian Marquetry Inlaid Walnut and Rosewood Ladies Writing Desk

      Victorian Marquetry Inlaid Walnut and Rosewood Ladies Writing Desk

      georgian antiques, edinburgh, united kingdom

      Circa 1970. Mid Victorian marquetry inlaid walnut and rosewood ladies writing desk. The crossbanded bombe-shaped top with profuse marquetry inlay in exotic wood, with an open foliate cast brass gallery and a shaped flap with...

      £1,390.00

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    • Georgian Style Folding Library Steps

      Georgian Style Folding Library Steps

      georgian antiques, edinburgh, united kingdom

      Circa 1950s. A pair of George III style A framed three step library steps. The folding steps with three treads on each side finished with a brass facing. Open to form an A shaped sturdy...

      £950.00

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    • Antique Book Companion, English, Walnut, Rotary Bookstand, Edwardian, Circa 1910

      Antique Book Companion, English, Walnut, Rotary Bookstand, Edwardian, Circa 1910

      london fine limited, exeter, united kingdom

      Our Stock # 18.9393This is an antique book companion. An English, walnut rotary bookstand, dating to the Edwardian period, circa 1910.Beautifully crafted stand with skilfully turned detailDisplays a desirable aged patina and in good orderSelect walnut stocks present fine grain interest throughoutRich caramel hues beam beneath a wax polish finishArranged in four sections, each approximately hosting four novelsQuartets of turned spindles separate each compartmentRotates smoothly around a central columnStanding upon four block feet, dressed with small baize protective padsThis is a charming antique book companion, ideal for holding favourite titles close to hand in the lounge or reading nook. Of appealing quality to also suit a hotel reception. Solid joints and construction, delivered waxed, polished and ready for the home or institution.Dimensions:Max Width: 31cm (12.25'')Max Depth: 32cm (12.5'')Max Height: 34.5cm (13.5'')Book Compartment Width: 12cm (4.75'')Book Compartment Depth: 13.5cm (5.25'')Book Compartment Height: 24cm (9.5'')Buy it now direct from the dealer here: Antique Book Companion, English, Walnut, Rotary Bookstand, Edwardian, Circa 1910

      £975.00

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    • Pair Of Antique Marly Horse Bookends, French, Grand Tour, Book Rest, Victorian

      Pair Of Antique Marly Horse Bookends, French, Grand Tour, Book Rest, Victorian

      london fine limited, exeter, united kingdom

      Our Stock # 18.9371This is a pair of antique Marly Horse bookends. A French, bronze and slate Grand Tour book rest, dating to the Victorian period, circa 1860.Substantial bookends with striking golden finish and famous subject matterDisplaying a desirable aged patina and in good order throughoutSuperb bronze figures sit atop black slate podium bases with a flat edge to the reverseGreat weight in the hand at 3.78kg (8.33 lb) and 3.69kg (8.13 lb) respectivelyTwo horses rear up as their grooms struggle to contain their powerSuperb craftsmanship captures the majesty of each horseDefined, muscular haunches give a fine sense of motionFurther detailed with flowing mane and serpentine tailA look of surprise and fear captured on the groom's facesDelicate reigns their only means of asserting controlTheir athletic form depicts primitive nature - a break from the mythological references of the timeCommissioned by King Louis XV, they originally stood in the gardens of the Chateau de MarlyThis is an exceptional pair of antique Marly Horse bookends, of delightful weight and finish. Suitable for the drawing room, home library or an institution. Delivered polished and ready to display.Dimensions:Max Width: 9.5cm (3.75'')Max Depth: 19cm (7.5'')Max Height: 27cm (10.75'') Buy it now direct from the dealer here: Pair Of Antique Marly Horse Bookends, French, Grand Tour, Book Rest, Victorian

      £1,495.00

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    • Antique Pine Folding Library Pantry Steps

      Antique Pine Folding Library Pantry Steps

      town house traders ltd, south kirby, united kingdom

      Offered for sale is this set of antique pine library / pantry steps. In pine having steps to both sides, handles to the top & folding action. Floor to top steps height 26" Super colour...

      £225.00

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    • Pair Of Antique Hand Carved Elephant Bookends, African, Book Rest, Victorian

      Pair Of Antique Hand Carved Elephant Bookends, African, Book Rest, Victorian

      london fine limited, exeter, united kingdom

      Our Stock # 18.9286This is a pair of antique hand-carved elephant bookends. An African ebony decorative book rest, dating to the Victorian period, circa 1880.Wonderful decorative bookends with a charming appearanceDisplaying a desirable aged patina throughoutHand-carved ebony presents deep black tonesLarge, expressive ears and small eyes marked in boneDressed to the base with protective green baizeThis is a delightful pair of antique hand-carved elephant bookends, with superb charm and decorative appeal. Delivered waxed, polished and ready to display.Dimensions:Elephant 1 Width: 8cm (3.25'')Elephant 1 Depth: 13.5cm (5.25'')Elephant 1 Height: 20cm (7.75'')Elephant 2 Width: 7cm (2.75'')Elephant 2 Depth: 15cm (6'')Elephant 2 Height: 19cm (7.5'') Buy it now direct from the dealer here: Pair Of Antique Hand Carved Elephant Bookends, African, Book Rest, Victorian

      £695.00

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    • Edwardian Reading Music Stand

      Edwardian Reading Music Stand

      mcbains antiques, exeter, united kingdom

      Good Edwardian adjustable reading music stand.

      £135.00

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    • Antique Book Slide, English, Walnut, Extending, Novel Stand, Victorian, C.1850

      Antique Book Slide, English, Walnut, Extending, Novel Stand, Victorian, C.1850

      london fine limited, exeter, united kingdom

      Our Stock # 18.9155This is an antique book slide. An English, walnut extending novel stand, dating to the early Victorian period, circa 1850.Fantastic Victorian book slide with quality fretwork decorDisplays a desirable aged patina and in good orderQuality walnut stocks rich in colour and fine grain interestGraced with a quality wax polish finishStriking pierced fretwork to each end features club and leaf detailsEach slide folds upon a pair of brass stabilisers and glides smoothly to maximum widthAccommodates books within a 24.5cm to 40cm range (9.75" and 15.75")Raised upon a pair of block feet dressed with emerald green baize belowThis is a delightful antique book slide, with Gothic taste to the striking pierced fretwork. Offering appeal to bibliophiles and collectors, the slide is delivered polished and ready to display.Dimensions:Max Width: 27cm (10.75'')Max Depth: 13.5cm (5.25'')Raised Height: 14cm (5.5'')Extended Width: 27cm (10.75'')Folded Height: 3.5cm (1.5'')Internal Width: 24.5cm (9.75'')Extended Internal Width: 40cm (15.75'') Buy it now direct from the dealer here: Antique Book Slide, English, Walnut, Extending, Novel Stand, Victorian, C.1850

      £695.00

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    • Pair Of Antique Lion Bookends, English, Cast Iron, Decor, Book Rest, Victorian

      Pair Of Antique Lion Bookends, English, Cast Iron, Decor, Book Rest, Victorian

      london fine limited, exeter, united kingdom

      Our Stock # 18.9090This is a pair of antique lion bookends. An English, cast iron decorative book rest, dating to the Victorian period, circa 1880.Bountiful character and of impressive weight in the handDisplaying a desirable aged patina and in good orderQuality cast iron presents a good, consistent graphite finishDressed to the base with an emerald green baizeTactile and substantial in the hand, weighing 3.95kg and 3.41kg respectivelyThis is a delightful pair of antique lion bookends, with appealing weight and a charming appearance. Perfect for the desktop or mantlepiece. Delivered polished and ready for the home.Dimensions:Lion 1 Width: 19cm (7.5'')Lion 1 Depth: 10cm (4'')Lion 1 Height: 13cm (5'')Lion 2 Width: 19cm (7.5'')Lion 2 Depth: 9.5cm (3.75'')Lion 2 Height: 12.5cm (5'')Lion 1 Weight: 3.95kg (8.7 lb)Lion 2 Weight: 3.41kg (7.5 lb) Buy it now direct from the dealer here: Pair Of Antique Lion Bookends, English, Cast Iron, Decor, Book Rest, Victorian

      £725.00

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    • Pair Of Antique Figurative Bookends, Dutch, Book Rest, Desktop, Victorian, 1900

      Pair Of Antique Figurative Bookends, Dutch, Book Rest, Desktop, Victorian, 1900

      london fine limited, exeter, united kingdom

      Our Stock # 18.9062This is a pair of antique figurative bookends. A Dutch, plaster seated man and woman book rest, dating to the late Victorian period, circa 1900.Appealing example of Dutch craftsmanship, with jovial characterDisplaying a desirable aged patina with some small repairs under inspectionSome light weathering to the black finished plaster reveals warm saffron huesEach figure presented seated, with charmingly naive posesMaker's initials present to the lower edge, reading 'JJ'This is a charming pair of antique figurative bookends, with lovely weathering revealing golden hues beneath the black finish. Delivered polished and ready for the mantlepiece or shelves.Dimensions:Man Width: 8cm (3.25'')Man Depth: 10.5cm (4.25'')Man Height: 19.5cm (7.75'')Woman Width: 9cm (3.5'')Woman Depth: 10cm (4'')Woman Height: 19cm (7.5'') Buy it now direct from the dealer here: Pair Of Antique Figurative Bookends, Dutch, Book Rest, Desktop, Victorian, 1900

      £495.00

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    • Pair Of Antique Animalier Bookends, French, Spelter, Onyx, Lecourtier, Victorian

      Pair Of Antique Animalier Bookends, French, Spelter, Onyx, Lecourtier, Victorian

      london fine limited, exeter, united kingdom

      Our Stock # 18.8986This is a pair of antique animalier bookends. A French, spelter bronze dog bust mounted upon red onyx by Prosper Lecourtier (1851-1924), dating to the late Victorian period, circa 1900.Striking decorative appeal from one of the 19th century's most heralded animal sculptorsDisplays a desirable aged patina and in good original order throughoutSuperior craftsmanship to each portrait, realised in quality spelter bronzeRepresenting a spaniel and a hound, with deep hues and appealing tonalityMounted skilfully upon cool red onyx, with a beautiful coral-pink paletteExceptional detail to each dog, with fine fur and collar detailLecourtier's signature resplendent upon the collar of the houndProtective leather pads cushion the base of each bookendThis is a fascinating pair of antique animalier bookends, with excellent dog portraits presented beautifully upon weighty onyx rests. A treat for any shelf or mantelpiece. Delivered polished and ready for the home.Dimensions:Spaniel Width: 11.5cm (4.5'')Spaniel Depth: 13cm (5'')Spaniel Height: 20cm (7.75'')Hound Width: 12.5cm (5'')Hound Depth: 12cm (4.75'')Hound Height: 20cm (7.75'') Buy it now direct from the dealer here: Pair Of Antique Animalier Bookends, French, Spelter, Onyx, Lecourtier, Victorian

      £1,195.00

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    • ANTIQUE VICTORIAN QUALITY WALNUT & LEATHER TOP LIBRARY TABLE

      ANTIQUE VICTORIAN QUALITY WALNUT & LEATHER TOP LIBRARY TABLE

      unique antiques by emma jade, ipswich, united kingdom

      Antique Victorian quality walnut & leather top library table having a quality hexagonal shaped walnut and leather top supported on four turned columns, standing on four shaped cabriole legs with original casters united by a...

      £850.00

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    • Pair Of Antique Extending Novel Rests, English, Oak, Book Trough, Edwardian

      Pair Of Antique Extending Novel Rests, English, Oak, Book Trough, Edwardian

      london fine limited, exeter, united kingdom

      Our Stock # 18.8983This is a pair of antique extending novel rests. An English, oak book trough, dating to the Edwardian period, circa 1910.Fascinating as a pair, each extending to accommodate further favouritesDisplaying a desirable aged patina and in good orderSelect oak shows fine grain interest and wisps of medullary raysRich caramel hues beam beneath the wax polish finishEach rest extending through a range of 18.5cm (7.25'')Crafted with attractive serpentine shaped endsFinished with maker's stamps to the rearDressed with protective green baize to the undersideThis is an attractive pair of antique novel rests, ideally suited to the side table in your favourite reading nook and extending to hold further books as required. Solid joints and construction, delivered waxed, polished and ready for the home.Dimensions:Standard Width: 31.5cm (12.5'')Extended Width: 50cm (19.75'')Max Depth: 20cm (7.75'')Max Height: 13cm (5'')Standard Internal Width: 29cm (11.5'')Extended Internal Width: 47.5cm (18.75'')Internal Depth: 12cm (4.75'')Internal Height: 12cm (4.75'') Buy it now direct from the dealer here: Pair Of Antique Extending Novel Rests, English, Oak, Book Trough, Edwardian

      £795.00

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    • Pair Of Antique Dog Door Stops, English, Iron, Decorative Bookends, Victorian

      Pair Of Antique Dog Door Stops, English, Iron, Decorative Bookends, Victorian

      london fine limited, exeter, united kingdom

      Our Stock # 18.8942This is a pair of small antique dog door stops. An English, cast iron decorative bookend or doorstopper in Retriever form, dating to the late Victorian period, circa 1900.Fascinating decorative items, ideal for doorways or as book ends.Displaying a desirable aged patina and in good original orderCast iron lightly tarnished with age,  graced with pleasant charcoal coloured tonesCast in the form of the enduringly popular Labrador RetrieverWell suited as a desktop item, paperweight or fireside companion pieceThis is a delightful pair of antique dog door stops, with an endearing appearance and well suited to use as decorative book ends. Delivered polished and ready to display.Dimensions:Max Width: 15.5cm (6'')Max Depth: 3.5cm (1.5'')Max Height: 9.5cm (3.75'') Buy it now direct from the dealer here: Pair Of Antique Dog Door Stops, English, Iron, Decorative Bookends, Victorian

      £495.00

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    • Antique Folio Stand, Anglo Indian, Folding Book Rest, Desktop, Victorian, C.1900

      Antique Folio Stand, Anglo Indian, Folding Book Rest, Desktop, Victorian, C.1900

      london fine limited, exeter, united kingdom

      Our Stock # 18.8886This is an antique folio stand. An Anglo-Indian folding book rest, dating to the late Victorian period, circa 1900.Compact and distinctive folding restDisplays a desirable aged patina throughoutSelect teak presents chestnut hues with carved decorAccentuated with charmingly naive birds and foliate roundelsSuitable for three or four small titles, ideal for the desktop or coffee tableThis is an appealing antique folio stand, with carved detail and useful folding nature. Delivered waxed, polished and ready for the home.Dimensions:Max Width: 31cm (12.25'')Max Depth: 13.5cm (5.25'')Max Height: 24.5cm (9.75'')Folded Depth: 3.5cm (1.5'') Buy it now direct from the dealer here: Antique Folio Stand, Anglo Indian, Folding Book Rest, Desktop, Victorian, C.1900

      £585.00

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    • Pair Of Antique Elephant Bookends, African, Milk Onyx, Book Rest, Victorian

      Pair Of Antique Elephant Bookends, African, Milk Onyx, Book Rest, Victorian

      london fine limited, exeter, united kingdom

      Our Stock # 18.8906This is a pair of antique elephant bookends. An African, milk onyx decorative novel or book rest, dating to the late Victorian period, circa 1900.Great character and display appeal for the avid readerDisplays a desirable aged patina and in good orderSkilfully carved milk onyx presents warm cream hues with amber vein interestJovial renditions of the African elephant with appealing shapeQuality cream coloured baize adds protection to the baseIdeal for lining up favourite novels upon a wall shelf or within a cabinetThis is a wonderful pair of antique elephant bookends. A delightful set for the regular novel reader, upon a desktop or shelf. Delivered waxed, polished and ready to display.Dimensions:Max Width: 18cm (7'')Max Depth: 10.5cm (4.25'')Max Height: 19.5cm (7.75'') Buy it now direct from the dealer here: Pair Of Antique Elephant Bookends, African, Milk Onyx, Book Rest, Victorian

      £745.00

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    • Antique Librarian's Book Tray, English, Tool Slide, Storage, Georgian, C.1800

      Antique Librarian's Book Tray, English, Tool Slide, Storage, Georgian, C.1800

      london fine limited, exeter, united kingdom

      Our Stock # 18.8698This is an antique librarian's book tray. An English, mahogany tool slide, dating to the Georgian period, circa 1800.   Collect books from the library stack with Georgian graceDisplays a desirable aged patina throughoutSelect stocks show fine grain interest and caramel huesDeep sides to the generous interior, ideal for reference booksDressed to the base with a vibrant green protective baizeThis is a fascinating antique librarian's book tray, with wonderful colour and of excellent proportion. Solid joints and construction, delivered waxed, polished and ready to use.Dimensions:Max Width: 59.5cm (23.5'')Max Depth: 39.5cm (15.5'')Max Height: 9.5cm (3.75'')Interior Width: 56.5cm (22.25'')Interior Depth: 36cm (14.25'')Interior Height: 8cm (3.25'') Buy it now direct from the dealer here: Antique Librarian's Book Tray, English, Tool Slide, Storage, Georgian, C.1800

      £495.00

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    • Antique Verger's Desk Box, English, Oak, Ecclesiastic, Bible Case, William III

      Antique Verger's Desk Box, English, Oak, Ecclesiastic, Bible Case, William III

      london fine limited, exeter, united kingdom

      Our Stock # 18.8425This is an antique verger's desk box. An English, oak ecclesiastical bible case, dating to the William III period, circa 1700.Beautifully presented desk case with fine detail and figuringDisplays a desirable aged patina and in good orderSelect oak stocks show fine grain interest and an abundance of medullary raysRich caramel hues beam beneath a wax polish finishCanted lid opens upon a pair of dashing iron strap hinges, reveals a suite of three drawersAntique lock to fascia with spade clasp — untested, key absentThe lid carved with the monogram 'MH', set within a geometric motif with foliate iconBlind fretwork carvings accentuate the front fascia with a striking scrolled leaf patternThis is a captivating antique verger's desk box, as fascinating as a historic piece, as it is attractive to behold. The oak figuring is a visual delight and is as useful today as it was 300 years ago. Solid joints and construction, delivered waxed, polished and ready to enjoy.Dimensions:Max Width: 67.5cm (26.5'')Max Depth: 42.5cm (16.75'')Max Height: 28.5cm (11.25'')Internal Width: 61.5cm (24.25'')Internal Depth: 37.5cm (14.75'')Internal Height: 20cm (7.75'') Buy it now direct from the dealer here: Antique Verger's Desk Box, English, Oak, Ecclesiastic, Bible Case, William III

      £2,450.00

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    • Pair Of Small Antique Elephant Bookends, Anglo Indian, Ebony, Victorian, C.1890

      Pair Of Small Antique Elephant Bookends, Anglo Indian, Ebony, Victorian, C.1890

      london fine limited, exeter, united kingdom

      Our Stock # 18.8351This is a pair of small antique elephant bookends. An Anglo-Indian, ebony and bone carved animal novel or book rest, dating to the late Victorian period, circa 1890.Graced with copious character and appeal for the readerDisplaying a desirable aged patina and in good order throughoutDeftly carved ebony presents deep hues and fine grain interestTusks and toe detail in a contrasting warm cream hueOf diminutive size, ideal for storing novels upon a wall shelf or within a cabinetThis is a fascinating pair of antique bookends, wonderfully crafted into an inviting elephant form. Delightful for the regular novel reader, upon a desktop or shelf. Delivered waxed, polished and ready to enjoy.Dimensions:Max Width: 7.5cm (3'')Max Depth: 15.5cm (6'')Max Height: 13.5cm (5.25'') Buy it now direct from the dealer here: Pair Of Small Antique Elephant Bookends, Anglo Indian, Ebony, Victorian, C.1890

      £1,245.00

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    • Mahogany American Chippendale Architectural Model Of An Alcove.

      Mahogany American Chippendale Architectural Model Of An Alcove.

      koos limburg jnr, glen prosen, united kingdom

      Mahogany American Chippendale Architectural Model Of An Alcove. Attributed to Newport, Rhode Island, Boston. Interesting to see is that the carved crispy shell is carved from one block of mahogany. The top and bottom mouldings...

      £3,850.00

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