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An English wrought iron bell housing,

early 19th Century,

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the arched roof with pineapple finials above the decorative hand-wrought cage, containing the remnants of a sprung bell mechanism,
Dimensions: 111cm (43¾") High, 66cm (26") Wide, 27cm (10¾") Deep
Stock code: 26543
Bought from a private collection, the original provenance of this wrought iron cage has been lost. It can only be assumed that it was positioned in a country estate of some note. Part of the servant bell system - the wire network of communication running through all major houses in the 19th Century we can only guess whether the bells, probably of different tones were there to summon a carriage, signal the arrival of a guest or bring the gardeners in for their lunch.

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