"The Book of Knowledge: The Waverley Globe" is the title on the cartouche of this 8 inch Globe on Stand. It is set within a brass half meridian and mounted on a turned ebonised stand. With a good antique surface, and overall excellent condition, there is a stable old crack of about 3 inches along the Equatorial line (as shown in the photographs). The globe can be dated to the late 1920's, as it shows Constantinople after 1930 this city became Istanbul.
Four hole sandwiched block in mahogany and beech woods. 25.5cm x 18cm x 9cm £85
Small dark mahogany 15cm x 18cm x 7.5cm £85
Single golden mahogany 18cm x 18cm 385
5 hole teak in dry condition £135
These were in shops before the days of cash registers. They make wonderful desk tidies for all of those office bits and pieces, or as somewhere to keep you keys and loose change.
Late 19th century extendable table book rest, made from oak. The folding ends are beautifully carved with Gothic arches. Its original surface, fine condition, and a golden colour makes this book rest rather special. Circa 1880
Handsome late 19th century Oak Desk Stand. This was a presentation piece, the plaque inscribed and dated 1888. It is of great quality, fitted with glass inkwells and a sentry box perpetual calendar. The single drawer has a bold handle which matches the corner trim in a white metal.
A 1930's 13inch diameter terrestrial paper mache globe seated on a stepped wooden base with inserted compass. The globe shows Thailand as Siam which changed it's name in 1939. The globe shows signs of some wear with nicks and some rubbing.
12 inch Terrestrial Table Globe, made in the 1st half of the 20th century by the American company of George F Cram. The paper covered globe sits in a half ring metal meridian, which is mounted onto an ebonised circular stand. The overall condition of the globe is good, no structural damage. The printing is clear and crisp, although the globe shows its age and use with many small areas of surface nicks and rubbing.The globe can be dated to between 1930 and 1935, as it shows Istambul ( changed from Constantinople in 1930) Persia (which changed to Iran in 1935)
A great looking French Bonheur Du Jour comes in a rich patina of Kingwoods complemented by gilt metal fittings.The base drawer extends to form additional writing area or can be pushed in to access the drawer..Sat on elegant cabriole legs this Bonheur Du Jour would sit beautifully in any rooms within a property.