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Late Victorian Hand Bier

Ref: LA13077

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Description

This wonderful and fascinating piece (if a little macabre?) is an amazing testament of British history.

This late Victorian funeral hand bier, has a lift-off frame, designed to bear the coffin, with leather handles and rollers on the frame, the main body with a hand pulling handle, sitting on large spoke cart wheels with rubber tyres.

It has a plaque bearing the makers name – D Kitching and Sons, Patent. Hand Bier and Ambulance. Knaresborough.

It went on to be used in the town Hall of Masham, North Yorkshire, which was used as a hospital in World War 1.

The item is in good condition but does have some rust to the metalwork and one spoke which attaches one of the wooden rails to the main body of the bier has broken – this doesn't affect the item adversely and could easily be repaired by a competent metal worker.


Measurements

Height : 110 cm - 43.31 in

Width : 107 cm - 42.13 in

Length : 223 cm - 87.8 in

It measures 233cm long, 285cm long including handle at the front.

Declaration

Molly and Maud's Place has clarified that the hand bier (LA13077) is antique and it's date/period of manufacture is Victorian.

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