Camden Antiques is located in Poling, UK
Victorian Revolving Desk Chair by Jas Shoolbred & Co
REF: LA 1479 / LA315217
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A very good Victorian period revolving desk chair in oak by Jas Shoolbred and Co of London. Well made in solid English oak and upholstered in lovely deep button-backed brown leather. Both the frame and the upholstery have a great depth of colour and patina. This chair is very sturdy and exceptionally comfortable. It rotates freely making full movement easy. It is offered for sale in excellent condition, ready to go straight into the home or office. Dimensions: Width 62cms Depth 51cms Overall height 86cms Seat height 46cms James Shoolbred & Co The name of James Shoolbred & Co is highly respected among admirers of Aesthetic Movement furniture. Their antique desks, Victorian dining chairs and antique marquetry furniture were produced for wealthy households up to 1931. A particularly fine example of James Shoolbred antique marquetry furniture – an ornate piano by designer Henry Batley – is on display at the V & A museum, London. Established in the 1820s, James Shoolbred’s Tottenham Court Road company began life as a drapers. It began supplying textiles to the furniture trade, and expanded into the stores either side, branching into interior design. By the 1870s, the company was designing and manufacturing its own furniture. A major factor of James Shoolbred’s success was their detailed catalogues, which were published from around 1873. Configured to showcase the company’s designs beyond the confines of London, they made Shoolbred an overnight success. In the 1880s the firm moved to larger premises. Imaginatively laid out, with detailed room schemes showing off the company’s latest furniture and textile designs, it became an unmitigated success. Although James Shoolbred & Co specialised in furniture of the Aesthetic Movement they encompassed all the fashionable trends of the time, from the motifs and patterns of Japanese design in their antique marquetry furniture, to Art Nouveau and gothic influences in their antique desks and Victorian dining chairs.
Camden Antiques has clarified that the Victorian Revolving Desk Chair by Jas Shoolbred & Co (LA315217) is genuinely of the period declared with the date/period of manufacture being 1880
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This Victorian Revolving Desk Chair by Jas Shoolbred & Co is located in Poling, UK