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In Roald Dahls tale Parsons Pleasure what does the antiques deale... (210 people answered this)

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Spoiler warning! Cyril Boggis is an antiques dealer in Chelsea, London.

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Sign in. Stars on the purple carpet at the Emmys decide which TV show characters would make great superheroes or supervillains , and more. Watch now. Title: Parson's Pleasure 01 Oct Crooked antique expert Cyril Boggis dresses as a vicar and calls on Suffolk farmsteads offering to take old furniture off the occupants' hands for a fee. Of course, he knows when the furniture is valuable and none more so than the dresser he sees at Farmer Rummins' run-down place. So as not to create suspicion he tells Rummins that he is only interested in the legs.

Boggis, a London antiques dealer, drives around the countryside looking for rare commodities and pieces of furniture he can sell in his showroom. However, he recently discovered by accident that he can get very good deals when he pretends to be a parson, in charge of the Society for the Preservation of Rare Furniture, simply looking for the furniture, rather than wanting to purchase it. On one outing, he is delighted to find a long-lost commode by Chippendale, and is delighted that the farmers in whose home he finds it appear to have no concept of its value. Boggis offers to buy the commode, supposedly to use its legs for a piece of his own furniture, at a low price. He "demonstrates," using a variety of dirty tricks and false information, how their commode is an "imitation.

Cyril Boggis is a skilled antiques dealer who has a small shop in Chelsea, London. He manages to make a profit each year by buying valuable furniture cheaply from unsuspecting country people while posing as a clergyman and president of the Society for the Preservation of Rare Furniture. He gains entry to their houses in the guise of cataloguing their old furniture; if he sees something he can re-sell, he offers to buy it. In order to buy the furniture for less than it is worth he uses his knowledge and a number of tricks, such as substituting machine-made screws for the genuine old ones. One trip sees him exploring Buckinghamshire. After leaving his station wagon hidden so as not to spoil his image as an old clergyman, he walks to a rundown farmhouse where he meets three locals Claud, Bert, and Rummins in the yard. On being allowed into the farmhouse to have a look at the furniture, he finds a priceless Chippendale commode [1] in the lounge, one that matches the three famous existing pieces known as 'The Chippendale Commodes'.

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3 thoughts on “In Roald Dahls tale Parsons Pleasure what does the antiques deale... (210 people answered this)

  1. Crooked antique expert Cyril Boggis dresses as a vicar and calls on Suffolk farmsteads offering to take old furniture off the occupants' hands for a fee. Of course.

  2. A British anthology of mystery and suspense, highlighted by plot twists and surprise endings.

  3. "Tales of the Unexpected" Parson's Pleasure (TV Episode ) cast and crew credits, including actors, actresses, directors, writers and more.

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