Walnut Cabinet Bookcase by James Shoolbred & Co
REF: 376251 / LA338632
Late Victorian walnut cabinet bookcase having a two door glazed top with three adjustable internal shelves above a cupboard base having two panelled drawers above a pair of carved panelled base doors opening to reveal a shelved interior , raised on a plinth base .The width and depth of the internal shelves are 94cm wide and 23cm deep and there is an original retailers label inside one of the drawers SignedJ.Shoolbred Tottenham Court Road London, James Shoolbred and Co. were established in the 1820s at 155 Tottenham Court Road. It was originally a drapers supplying the furniture trade. In the late 1860s/early 1870s the company began designing, manufacturing and selling high quality furniture, of their own design. Their sophisticated designs referenced Regency aesthetics which were informed by antiquity - Greek/Roman styles. They company's sales catalogue features guides to Victorian home owners about how to put room sets together to achieve a desirable aesthetic, 'a guide to good taste'. In the 1880’s, Shoolbred had opened the City’s first large department store on Tottenham Court Road, London. In the mid 1880’s Schoolbred was granted a Royal Warrant, testament to the quality of their furniture. The company ceased trading in 1931. Height 220.5 cm (86 3/4") Width 110 cm (43 1/4") Depth 47 cm (18 1/2") Please note that not all items are on display in our showrooms and may be in our off-site store. If you wish to see specific items please notify us before visiting so that we can ensure the item(s) are available to view.
Worboys Antiques has clarified that the Walnut Cabinet Bookcase by James Shoolbred & Co (LA338632) is genuinely of the period declared with the date/period of manufacture being 1890
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