Here is a transcript of an advertisement that appeared in the local paper after the death of W A King.
Important to parties Furnishing,Cabinet-makers,upholsterers and others.
To be sold by auction on Wednesday and Thursday,October the 11th and 12th, 1865 by order of the executors of the late
W.A.King,79 Lowther Street, Whitehaven,the whole of the valuable Stock-in trade,comprising magnificent British oak
Aldorbrand Cabinet,elaborately carved and inlaid,made especially for the Exibition of 1851; British oak loo table,with shaped and
inlaid top on massive pillar and trusses; whole plate photographic camera and lens, by Horne and Thornthwaite of London; large oil
painting of ” The feast of Belshazzar”; 5 feet oak cabinets,with shaped and carved fronts,plate glass backs and marble tops; walnut
drawing-room furniture in chairs,upholstered in hair and rep; easy chairs,cabriele couches,whatnots,etc, en suite; mahogany
dining-room furniture,in sideboards,tables,easy chairs,etc; mahogany oak and birch bedroom furniture comprising four-post,Tudor
and French bed steads, wardrobes,dressing chests,wash stands and dressing tables,toilet glasses,towel rails,bidets,pedestals,etc;
3000feet of mahogany in plank and board; 5000 feet of well seasoned yellow pine boards; quantity of American walnut,oak and
birch planks; yew tree and brown oak planks; rosewood,walnut,satinwood and bird-eye maple veneers;20 benches,2 turning lathes,
with large fly-wheel; patent morticing machine,by Powis,James and Co; Cabinet makers’ tools; a quantity of cabinet ironmongery and
Sale to commence at 10 o’clock on the 11th of October with the furniture. Exhibition Cabinet,Loo table and camera to be sold at 3
o’clock,if not previously disposed of; the timber,etc at 10 o’clock on Thursday morning.
Porter Kitchin. Auctioneers