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Billy Hunt has successfully focused on British furniture and lighting since 2015. Our base is a 3,000sq foot space on a wonderful country estate in Staffordshire which you are more than welcome to visit, just let us know. Martina an interior designer qualified from The Inchbald School of Design London partners up with Wayne an ardent gatherer in offering an attention-grabbing, appealing mix of British furniture and lighting from anywhere between 1750 -2000, of all genres. We have an ever-changing flow of interesting stock which works well for home, commercial spaces and interior designers.


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1920-30s Gandolfi Ebonised Tripod in pleasing historic condition

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Description

A small but highly successful clearance from the home of a keen amateur photographer unearthed this attractive ebonised tripod by Louis Gandolfi and Sons Camera Makers.

Some Histroy on the Gandolfis –
Shortly after the turn of the century, Louis gained Colonial Office contracts to supply cameras for the harsh climates of India and the Federated Malay States. He redesigned his cameras and incorporated new patents for a highest quality camera called the Imperial.

In 1913 the business was moved to Hall Road, Peckham Rye, South London. With the help of his sons running the business and especially the matching craftsmanship achieved by his son Thomas, Louis began to accept commissions to make custom built Gandolfi cameras. Among the first customers was the famous photographer Herbert Ponting, who accompanied Captain Scott on his fatal Antarctic expedition, and for the Earl of Carnarvon for the Tutankhamun expedition. Louis constructed some of the earliest "Big Bertha" telephoto cameras that captured cricket matches, horse races and earliest British atomic explosion. Three years later, The Gandolfi's supplied the first aerial cameras to the Royal Naval Air Service.

In 1932 with the comfort of knowing that his three sons were running the business, Louis Gandoli died at the age of 68. With his passing the business name was changed to Gandolfi & Sons and the business continued to prosper.
The tripod survives in good working order displaying a work man like look with plenty of usage marks and desirable wear to the ebonising and metal work etc. There is a historic alteration to one of the legs, however this does not distract from its use or purpose.
Plenty of uses for this chap - you could use it for display purposes, whack a lamp on it or maybe use it for its intended purpose… whichever way, it’s a pleasing find with its superb lived in look rather than OTT refurbishment, which some have suffered.

Established in 2011, we take pleasure in working for private and commercial clients in the sourcing of single pieces though to full interior design www.malersykes.com

We appreciate that sometimes you may wish to touch and see a piece in the flesh before purchasing, if this is the case please call or email us to make an appointment (Monday – Saturday 9am-9pm). We are happy to take calls to answer any questions or if you wish to make a payment via the phone on 01283 617377.


Declaration

Billy Hunt has clarified that the A 1920-30S GANDOLFI EBONISED TRIPOD IN PLEASING HISTORIC CONDITION (LA48308) is genuinely of the period declared with the date/period of manufacture being 1920.

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