Five Brass Curtain Rails Removed From Downing St


  • £2,850.00
  • €3,311 Euro
  • $4,025 US Dollar

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Five Brass Curtain Rails Removed From Downing St

A superb set of five brass curtain poles /rails by repute and ticketed to have been removed from Downing Street (On Her Majesty's Service).

English Circa 1920-1950.

Extremely good quality, of tubular form with finely cast gilt artichoke end finials having corded pulleys, retaining their original gilt brackets and pulley knobs. Three examples at 5ft 3 1/2 inches (161cm), one example at 5ft 8 1/2 inches (173cm) and one at 5ft 10 1/2 inches (179cm), Width / Diameter 3 inches 7.5cm, all bearing the original paper labels indicating they were once part of the furnishings at Downing Street.

A very rare set of curtain rails of excellent quality with a prestigious provenance.

Offered in good original untouched condition the brass shows signs of ageing which if desired could be polished but we feel best left with the original patina.

Width: 70 1/2 inches - 179cm
Height: 3 inches - 7.6cm
Depth: 3 inches - 7.6cm


  • H: 7.6cm (2.99in)
  • W: 179cm (70.47in)
  • D: 7.6cm (2.99in)


c 1920-1950

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Now into the second generation, Loveday antiques is run by Alexander Loveday.

From the early days until 2012 Loveday Antiques had three major showrooms running, located at Chelsea, Ascot and Islington, but sensing the major shift towards the online side of the business in January 2013 Alexander decided to close both Chelsea and Ascot and concentrated more on working via the internet and website as traders, interior designers and the public's buying habits changed.

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The start of 2014 has also led to more change, relocating the original showroom in London from The Furniture Vault in Camden Passage, from where we have traded for over 40 years, to our new showroom conveniently located in Hertfordshire within the A1 and A10 areas, just off the M25.

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