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Pair Of Mid C19th Cast-iron Boot-scrapers In The Form Of A Recumbent Lion And A Unicorn .


£1,400 | $1,695 USD | €1,617 EUR
Item Number: SA819235
Date of manufacture: 1860
Current Status: For sale
Seller: M Lees and Sons
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Pair of mid C19th cast-iron boot-scrapers in the form of a recumbent lion and a unicorn.
Scare pair of well-modelled and crisply-cast boot-scrapers depicting the Unicorn emblematic of Scotland and the Lion of England, after a design by John Crowley & Co., Kelham Iron Works , Sheffield , England.
Shown in recumbent poses the pair are each supported by a rear turned finial upright bracket with a ‘bladed’ edge lateral boot-scraping bar .
Both beasts retain an old black-painted surface and both are in remarkably complete and undamaged condition.
A smart and decorative pair of regal boot-scrapers of imposing design and scale which could serve equally well as andirons in a period fire-place setting.
* John Crowley established his foundry and Iron Works at Kelham Island , Sheffield in 1829, before moving to larger premises at Meadowhall in 1870 .
H 14 “ and 13” respectively
W 23” and 25”
D 13”
England c.1860
Established in the Cathedral City of Worcester for over 30 years , M.Lees&Sons , run by Michael Lees ,have been dealing with public and trade from show-rooms in an early Georgian town-house. We aim to provide a straight-forward approach to our business and build lasting relationships with our customers. As members of the 'London and Provincial Antique Dealers Association' , we provide full descriptive details , date ,authenticity and any available provenance ,with full disclosure of any restoration or repair which may have taken place .
Whether buying for pleasure , decoration or investment, we welcome you to our web-site or premises .
Past projects have included advising clients on forming and disposing of collections , furnishing period properties , hotel and commercial projects , also a shoot-room and lodge .
All goods are available to view and owned by M.Lees&Sons .
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Tel. 01905 26620 / 07860826218
Located in the centre of Worcester in the shadow of the Cathedral with easy parking nearby. Exit Junction 7 M5 and follow the signs for Worcester Porcelain Museum . Our premises are located 100 metres from the Museum and 50 metres from Pay&Display car-park in nearby King St.
Internal Ref: ML 217


This item is antique. The date of manufacture has been declared as 1860.


Height = 35 cm (13.8")
Width = 62 cm (24.4")
Depth = 33 cm (13.0")

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M Lees and Sons
Tower House
1 Castle Place
Severn St
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