Antique Mid-19thC Very Large Country House Wrought Iron Stick Stand c.1870

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Seller: doeandhopeantiques (425) 100%, Location: Bedford, Ships to: GB, Item: 273350101457 For the Decorative, Rare & Unusual "Those who find beautiful meanings in beautiful things are the cultivated. For these there is hope." – Oscar Wilde A Very Large Country House Wrought Iron Stick Stand c.1870 Origin: English Period: Mid-Victorian Provenance: Unknown Date: c.1870 Height: 30” Width: 68” Depth: 15.5” The very large and good quality Victorian rectangular hand forged and beaten iron and zinc umbrella or stick stand, having a substantial spiral twist frame comprising of twelve divisions, joined by an arched stretcher to either side, to a large zinc lined base, the whole standing on two front scroll feet and surviving from a large country estate from Victorian England. The condition of the stand is nicely un-meddled with and thus entirely original, the zinc drip tray is original with some misshaping occurring at the edges and it sits slightly loose but remains wholly useable. The wrought iron is as strong and hard as it ever was, being hand beaten. During the middle years of the 19th Century, hall and umbrella stands were often made wholly of cast iron, extremely complicated in design, but also of mahogany and oak. As a piece of furniture it was seldom designed: it merely occurred. This example has a little of the Gothic revival to it, but it was probably estate made for the country house where it sat and will almost certainly be unique. A true country house piece of furniture, with a beautiful architectural feel, which deserves to once again be used and admired. All pieces listed by Doe & Hope are of the finest quality. Antiques and vintage pieces, are, by their very nature, imperfect; which is why when you bid on a piece from us; you are bidding for something with character. However, any imperfection, which is deemed to be more than just natural ageing, will be duly described above. N.B: The P&P stated applies to U.K. destinations only, for overseas deliveries please email Doe & Hope prior to bidding. ..And remember, Antiques are Green! They are re-usable, re-saleable, and sustainable. We are members of LAPADA so you can rest assured when buying from us that every piece is vetted. The golden chandelier symbol displayed in a window or at a fair, is the sign of membership of LAPADA, the Association of Art & Antiques Dealers. Since its inception in 1974, LAPADA’s membership has grown to over 550 members making it the largest association of professional art and antiques dealers in the United Kingdom. Membership is only open to those who meet the Association’s requirements as to experience, quality of stock and knowledge of their subject. Between them, members cover virtually every discipline from antiquities to contemporary fine art. Postage & Shipping - We are pleased to be able to offer free packing, shipping, and insurance on every piece we send to UK mainland. If you live outside this area then feel free to contact us prior to any purchase for a personal shipping quotation. Once we have your specific location we will then be able to provide a quote for you to confirm, before we ship. - We use Mail Boxes Etc to professionally ship, insure and package our wares over 5kgs. Below this weight we use Royal Mail Special delivery. Next day delivery services are naturally available with both carriers, with a two-day service being the standard. - All items will be shipped the same day or the next working day, from receiving the order (assuming all credit checks are cleared). - We will notify you as soon as the item has been shipped with any tracking numbers available. - If paying by credit card, we can only ship to the billing address of that card. However with some credit card companies you can add extra addresses to your account to enable the shipping to a third party or business address. - We comprehensively insure all items until the item is received or signed for. - Please satisfy yourself with any regulations, import tax and duties for the country of destination of your order. - All items can also be collected from us by request. Payment - Paypal - Cheque - Made payable to Doe and Hope. Post to: Doe & Hope. The Onion Barn, 15 High Street, Blunham, Bedfordshire, MK44 3NL. - Cash - We are happy to accept cash if you decide you wish to collect from us. N.B. Payment must be made within five days of end of auction, unless agreed with us. Contact Us Whether you have a question about one of our pieces, want to visit to view an item, or are after something in particular not in the inventory, then do please contact us. We also have a full and secure external website where you may browse and purchase your wares. For more information about us and the way we do things visit our 'About Us' Page. Well, hurrah, with highly polished brass knobs on! Condition: The condition of the stand is nicely un-meddled with and thus entirely original, the zinc drip tray is original with some misshaping occurring at the edges and it sits slightly loose but remains wholly useable. The wrought iron is as strong and hard as it ever was, being hand beaten., Style: Country, Material: Wrought Iron, Product Type: Stands, Original/Reproduction: Original

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