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TWO ENGLISH PAINTED WOOD DUMMY-BOARDS
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TWO ENGLISH PAINTED WOOD DUMMY-BOARDS

PROBABLY 18TH CENTURY

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TWO ENGLISH PAINTED WOOD DUMMY-BOARDS
PROBABLY 18TH CENTURY
45in. (114.2cm.) and 39¼in. (99.6cm.) high (2)
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No VAT will be charged on the hammer price, but VAT at 15% will be added to the buyer's premium which is invoiced on a VAT inclusive basis.
This lot is subject to storage and collection charges. **For Furniture and Decorative Objects, storage charges commence 7 days from sale. Please contact department for further details.**
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Dummy-boards had a variety of purposes, but primarily they were used as whimsical decoration in private houses, where they depicted maid servants or butlers who welcomed the guests. They were also used to disguise empty fireplaces in the summer.

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