Wednesday 29 April 2015

Solid Stone lion spout mask for a Water feature

Solid Stone lion spout mask for a Water feature
Block Lime Stone Carved Lion spout

Measures Approx
30cm tall x 30cm wide x 20cm deep.
The block is 8cm Thick so it can be bricked or "made into " any wall in the garden !
Why not buy one of our stone troughs to make a base pool for this nice little feature.

Friday 10 April 2015

Vintage Retro Jaguar E-Type Tri-Ang Pedal Car - restored

Restored Triang E-Type Jaguar Pedal Car.

Full working order.


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TRIANG VINTAGE VETRAN CHILDS PEDAL CAR , needs some work to bring it back , this how I got it straight out of the shed . Please have a good look at the picture provided .would prefer cash on collection .

I take e care to describe the item as accurately as possible but am more than happy to answer any questions relating to it

Custom vintage Triang pedal car , ideal showroom display piece

I have decided to sell a couple of my pedal cars to make way for a possible new purchase.

This one is a nicely customised Traing pedal car in a rather vibrant orange colour with new wheels and a new padded seat to finish the job off. The paintwork is not showroom standard but certainly gets people talking and would look good in any collection.

The pedal car is currently in Penrhyn Bay near Llandudno but I can get in to Manchester by arrangement if that is easier for some people. I strongly recommend looking at this item before buying to avoid any misunderstandings .

This item is pick up only !  cash on collection please

Please feel free to ask any questions by ringing on 07595320218 , I do not answer withheld numbers or long winded texts.

I do have this item listed elsewhere and may be romoved if sold.

Thanks for looking



for sale:

This is an vintage 1930's TRI-ANG MAGNA No 8 pedal car racer in very good and almost 100% original unrestored condition.

The car has been stored for years in a  personal collection / private car museum, hence the almost perfect original condition.

As far as I can see, the only parts that looks replaced are the four tires and the license plates.

According to a 1930's advertisement I found, the tires should be dunlop cord balloon tires (as on the J40), only the spare tyre is still an original dunlop cord tyre.
The 4 others have been replaced by Vredestein tyres.

The license plates are vintage "DIY made" plates,  that are on the car for years, and their patina matches the rest of this lovely pedal car.

The rest of the car is (IMO) 100% original.

Wooden body has some knocks and some playwear, paint looks original to me.

The black tonneau cover + seat upholstery has a lot of cracks (dried out) plus has a few tears BUT it's the original leather !

Mechanics are more then ok, everything (pedals, steering wheel, brake, windshield, horn) works fine.

Metal fenders have some knocks, but nothing that detracts the beauty of this car.

The small lights on the front fenders, seem to have contact-screws for electric wiring , but no wires are installed/included.

Hood ornament is damaged, normally should be an extra ring (loop) on top (looks restorable to me by someone with the right tools/knowledge)

Bonus is the original (optional) horn / bell and and little triangle sign on the rear fender with "4 wheel brakes".

SIZE: 145 cm long, 65 cm width, highest point (steering wheel) 55 cm.  (47 inch x 25 inch x 21 inch)

Have a good look at the pictures, what you see is what you get.

The BIN in 1930 was 5£ 5c in 2015 there's no BIN, it will sell at highest bidder.


I live in Belgium , nearby Leuven. I would prefer a local pick up , so that the car doesn't get damaged during transport.

The pick up can be arranged in Leuven (hometown) or in Ostend (holiday house).

If really needed , pedal car can be shipped l, but it that case I will have to make a crate and check out a few shipping companies for a price quote.
(i would estimate this in a price range of 200-300£, since it's heavy and bid.) Also in that case i'm not reliable for damage or loss.

This is a super rare and valuable pedal car, so I guess if you really want it to arrived sound and save, a local pick up is the most logical choice.

I am not in a hurry, so if you win you don't have to be here in hours/days for an immediate pick up.

In case you want me the store car for a few days/weeks, I'll be asking a small deposit to make sure that the your are committed to buy.

Payment can be made on pick up (Pounds or euros). Sorry no Paypal.

Any questions mail me.

Probably a once in a life time opportunity to get your hands on this super rare UNRESTORED pedal car.
Good luck with the bids.

Sunday 5 April 2015

Original Reclaimed Antique Cast Iron Horse Weather Vane Barn Garden Roof

Original Reclaimed Antique Cast Iron Horse Weather Vane Barn Garden Roof (BC099)
Reclaimed solid/heavy cast iron turning horse weather vane with directional North South East West Points.

Sold as seen (More pictures available upon request)

All dimensions are approximate overall sizes

Approximate Dimensions:

Height 63”

Width 40"

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A stunning pair of stone lions with a real antique charm, nicely weathered, designed to go against a wall
as a water feature with a hole from the back to the mouth of the lions.

height: 88cm
width: 31cm
base: 25x25cm
weight: 177kg the pair.

Antique Godin French Art Nouveau Cast Iron Enamel Stove Multi Fuel Stunning

Antique Godin French Art Nouveuu Cast Iron Enamel Stove Multi Fuel Stunning

For sale antique god in art nouveau enamel stove
This is a stunning stove in a mottled blue grey colour with lovely nouveau cast decoration . It is in good condition with what I can see as only a bolt missing on the top, it is 29" high and 13" deep and wide, the enamel is all around the stove so allowing it to be away from a wall.
Basic design and features of the Godin stove brand include cast iron molded fronts with the addition of enamel on some models. A highly ornate and decorative aesthetic in the early art nouveau style is common. The mica window is a later edition. As manufacturing practices improved, thus improving the quality of the design aesthetic quality of raw material and general fuel consumption practices, so did the look and variety of Godin cast iron stoves.
The stove is very heavy and needs to be collected from London SE 18

Antique French Stove - Located Ashley Green, United Kingdom

Cast iron enamel French stove
In white and brown finish

It is in very good condition for its age and is complete working order

This is one of a few stoves that I have so make sure to check my other items!

Antique French Cast Iron Range

Beautiful little Range is useable and not just decorative.
It is 30" wide
23" deep and 30" high
I can include the flue if needed.



Victorian Cast Iron Coalbrookdale Ceiling Rose 1869


This is a very ornate original Victorian ceiling rose which dates from 1869.

Due to the high quality of the piece, it is believed to be manufactured by the world renowned Coalbrookdale foundry.  Many items manufactured by the foundry do not carry its mark, however the exceptional high quality of the cast strongly points towards Coalbrookdale as the casting foundry.

The rose has 12 fixing holes that have been cast on the periphery of the item, as well as two larger anchoring holes at the centre.

The diameter of the rose is 101 cm.

 It has a classical acanthus leaf and foliage design that provides a very elegant feel to the piece.  The superior casting is very pronounced and reaches into the room and does not lie flat like other contemporary examples.

When placed into a room the eye is naturally drawn to the piece and is an essential for any superior period home.

Stone Fireplace And Gas Fire Limestone

Stone fireplace and gas fire for sale. I am told it's limestone. Made by The Dragon Fireplace Company of selby and doncaster. Looks lovely but won't suit our log burner so it has to go. There is a small chip on top of the mantel where I slipped with the hammer when I was removing it. I would imagine it is fillable and you won't notice it. It's shown in one of the photos. Gas fire has some light damage to the fire back. It just needs painting with some black fire paint. Dimensions are:
Mantel width: 54"
Total height : 41"
Fire opening width: 17"
Fire opening height: 22.5"
Hearth depth: 15"

3 day auction as I need this gone
Collection only from yo61 1tn
The fireplace is in 2 parts:
The hearth
The surround.
It is VERY heavy, viewing welcome
Cash on collection preferred