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Resurrected Soldier


Reminiscent of a WW2 solider suffering with trench foot was this stable door when discovered on a farm in Yorkshire. After undergoing a causality evacuation to the Junk Gypsies operating theatre this soldiers time on front line duty was over. After being washed and prepped for surgery it was obvious to see that this beautiful relic was made by true craftsmen some eighty plus years ago. Individual planks of pine were measured, cut, shaped and finished by a master carpenter. A simple but exquisite lock was then crafted and positioned to finish his work. Four hand forged, folded and shaped sets of hinges were then commissioned by a black smith in order to finish their functional masterpiece.

Now in need of extensive surgery we set about fixing him up. After many, many, many hours in theatre we managed to save all of his enduring features. Now immortalised under a ten millimetre sheet of toughened glass this solider wears all his battle scars with the same pride as his hand calved lock and forged hinged medals obtained for his long and distinguished service. Both blacksmith and carpenter of the same period once crafted the scaffold trestles now repurposed for the legs of this enigmatic piece in order for this solider’s new service. Serving as a constant reminder that a family that eats together stays together. May you eat, drink and laugh for many years in his company.

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At Junk Gypsies we offer a workshop to front door delivery service with no stops in-between for eager beavers! This service is chargeable per mile from Junk Gypsies HQ to your abode. We would also like to invite you to make the journey to HQ to enjoy a small tour and share a freshly brewed cuppa before you set off home.

Alternatively we are more than happy to liaise with a courier of your own choosing, or one of our frequently used couriers in order for you to receive delivery of your item(s). Junk Gypsies hold no responsibility for lost or damaged items delivered by self arranged couriers or services. Small robust items can be easily and safely be delivered by royal mail or a courier such as Parcelforce or Yodel.


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