'Quinneys' being performed for the first time in 1915. Image from 'The Play Pictorial', no 158, Vol XXVI.

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Written by Horace Vachell, the play is set in the world of the fictional antiques dealer Joseph Quinney. It was a major hit on its release in 1915.

The new production, the first in more than 70 years, is part of the Arts & Humanities Research Council-funded project The Year of the Dealer led by Dr Mark Westgarth at the University of Leeds and is being performed by the university’s student actors. A film version of the play will be premiered at a cinema in Leeds and possibly London in November or December.

The loaned antiques are needed for up to four days during the week starting June 28.

A small budget has been allocated for transport with the objects covered by the university’s insurance policy and acknowledged in any associated publicity.

A Charles II walnut chair and a Charles II lacquer cabinet on stand are among the antiques still needed.

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