Cast metal shelving Miscellaneous, Ref: 2429

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Cast metal shelving

We uncovered these in a mews cottage in Edinburghs New Town where no one had been since the mid '80's, and they'd been put there a long time before this we were told. Cast iron shelving believed to have come from a solicitors office on Charlotte square where it was used for storing deed boxes, of which we also had a few. This seems quite plausible as the only other time we've come across them was on a disastrous job we did many moons ago in the town hall in Rothesay where they were still full of letters etc going back to the year dot. They are really heavy, I transported 4/5 of them on one trip and was pulled over by the Police, They were polite, I was polite, I was exactly on the line for being over weight, and I was allowed to continue. I cannot show a very good image of them as they are tricky things to set up (all bolts long gone) but they are very scarce things to come across and could look wonderful when cleaned. We have the following sizes
1@ 95.5 by 15.75
12 @ 80 by 15.75
3 @ 69 by 15.75
8 @ 55 by 15.75
3 2 47 by 15.75
4 curved end pieces at 50 by 15.75 and a few ornamental brackets.
All measurements in inches and a couple have the very corners knocked off.
Some show signs of having been set into a wall.
At a guess I would think the 80 inch ones were the vertical pieces and the rest formed various lengths of shelves??
They could well be really quite old, maybe even original to the buildings on Charlotte sq, making them Georgian.
We intend to sell them as one lot.

Ref: 2429

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