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Antique Book Troughs. Walnut & Ebony Dogs & Crocodiles. C.1900 Rare (799)

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Seller: huruantiquesandcollectables (2,995) 100%, Location: EDINBURGH, Ships to: Worldwide, Item: 272441546223 Antique Book Troughs. Walnut & Ebony Dogs & Crocodiles. C.1900 Rare (799) Click to view supersized image Click to view supersized image Click to view supersized image Click to view supersized image Click to view supersized image Click to view supersized image Click to view supersized image Click to view supersized image Click to view supersized image Click to view supersized image Click to view supersized image Click to view supersized image Click to view supersized image Click to view supersized image Click to view supersized image Click to view supersized image Click to view supersized image Click to view supersized image Click to view supersized image Click to view supersized image Click to view supersized image Click to view supersized image Click to view supersized image Click to view supersized image A Pair of Antique Walnut Book Troughs Mounted with Ebony Crocodiles and Dogs. C. 1900. A rare and stylish pair of walnut book troughs with carved ebony animals dating from the early 20th C. The troughs stand on heavy oblong rectangular plinths with bevelled edges. The troughs are made of solid and heavy slabs of walnut with decorative ebony strips. Each end is mounted with a matching animal; one trough with two dogs, the other has two crocodiles. The animals are: made of ebony; well and deeply carved with their tails extending up the vertical end plates of the trough. The dogs are finished with little copper eyes. These troughs are of very high quality and are of sound construction. Probably originally designed for a nursery, the wood has been well polished over the years and has a grand patina and deep gleam. There are surface marks to the wood and potential buyers are encouraged to fully peruse the 24 images to assess condition. Dimensions: The baseplates measure 52cm x 16cm. Weight: These are heavy items, the pair weighing 4.1kg's. Condition: In good used antique condition. The wood is clean well wax polished and with a nice gleam and good patina. There are surface marks/stains relating to age and past use. One crocodile has a small section of wood loss to the tip of its tail. Very slight separation of a couple of joints has appeared from age related shrinkage. A rare and very stylish pair of antique walnut and ebony bookends that remain functional and are striking on display. International buyers must contact for postal rates prior to bidding. Postal rates are non-negotiable. All packages are sent recorded delivery and require a proof of delivery signature. We respectfully ask all recipients to carefully inspect the package and contents prior to providing signature. Please refer to our T's & C's. We accept paypal payments. We also accept cheques but they must be cleared before any items will be sent. Buyers are also welcome to pick up items in which case we would accept cash. We do our best to ensure that all items are well packaged to ensure their safe arrival. 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Some items may be automatically be excluded due to weight, fragility etc. All items sent abroad will be sent 'signed for' which will add to the postage cost. We always ensure that delicate items are packed carefully and thoroughly to ensure a safe journey, we use new,professional packaging materials bought specifically for the job. We do not aim to make any money out of postal charges, we charge just enough to cover the costs of sending items. Our main priority is that items arrive undamaged. Please bear in mind when leaving feedback that postal prices have recently increased considerably and that delicate items need a huge amount of packaging materials to ensure a safe arrival. Please also bear in mind that postage costs do not simply cover the cost of the stamp, they cover the cost of quality materials, time and petrol to get items to the post office. IF YOU ARE NOT HAPPY WITH THE POSTAGE COSTS PLEASE DO NOT PLACE A BID. We do not accept bids from ebayers with a positive feedback of less than 25. If you would like to place a bid but you have a low feedback score then please contact us first We accept that occasionally a buyer might feel dissatisfied with a purchase and in that instance we would ask that you contact us directly and we will do our best to resolve any problems. This includes returns, for reasonable reasons, which we accept with the buyer paying for return postage. We always endeavour to describe every item as accurately as possible, including any significant imperfections. This particularly relates to wooden and metal objects that develop natural patinations and marks from use. Although collectors ourselves, we do not profess to be experts in all areas and therefore always welcome any advice or guidance on any listing. We would ask that you satisfy yourself from the listing description and images provided prior to bidding. We are always available to help with any queries you may have. Its always better to get clarification on queries prior to bidding. We take pride in the items we sell and the service we provide and our aim is to always try to provide buyers with confidence in bidding and satisfaction in their purchases. With this in mind we also welcome pre-bidding viewing, if you would like the opportunity to look at any of our items prior to placing a bid the please drop us an email to arrange a suitable time. Please contact us through the ebay message system with any queries you may have. We are available 7 days a week and will answer any questions as soon as possible. Pictures sell! Auctiva Free Image Hosting. Auctiva, THE simple solution for eBay sellers. Condition: Good used antique condition: please see full condition report., Original/Reproduction: Original

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