1920-30s Gandolfi Ebonised Tripod in Pleasing Historic Condition (1 of 10)
1920-30s Gandolfi Ebonised Tripod in Pleasing Historic Condition (2 of 10) 1920-30s Gandolfi Ebonised Tripod in Pleasing Historic Condition (3 of 10) 1920-30s Gandolfi Ebonised Tripod in Pleasing Historic Condition (4 of 10) 1920-30s Gandolfi Ebonised Tripod in Pleasing Historic Condition (5 of 10) 1920-30s Gandolfi Ebonised Tripod in Pleasing Historic Condition (6 of 10) 1920-30s Gandolfi Ebonised Tripod in Pleasing Historic Condition (7 of 10) 1920-30s Gandolfi Ebonised Tripod in Pleasing Historic Condition (8 of 10) 1920-30s Gandolfi Ebonised Tripod in Pleasing Historic Condition (9 of 10) 1920-30s Gandolfi Ebonised Tripod in Pleasing Historic Condition (10 of 10)

The collaboration of Interior Designer Martina Reitbauer and Ardent Gatherer Wayne Lawless brings to you an exciting and ever evolving selection of items for your home which do not have the constraints of a particular era, no onus on any particular style or a brand agenda to respect. We are very fortunate that we can call on the assistance of skilful enthusiastic craftsmen whom we can trust to give us sound advice and deliver a first class service. Without these guys our business would be very difficult, less stimulating and more importantly less enjoyable. We choose to source across the UK believing that the British Isles offers a splendid mix of fine quality, true eccentricity, creative design and exceptional craftsmanship which very few can equal, whether it be an 18th century bank of drawers or a pair of 1970s gilded light fittings.


This dealer is located in United Kingdom
This dealer is located in Staffordshire, United Kingdom

  View Dealers Items Dealer favs

1920-30s Gandolfi Ebonised Tripod in Pleasing Historic Condition

Ref: LA40826

This item on LoveAntiques has been sold.

  Ask a Question  Call Dealer   Request Callback

Description

This is 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 History on the Gandolfi's:-
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.


Declaration

Billy Hunt has clarified that the Gandolfi Ebonised Tripod in Pleasing Historic Condition (LA40826) has a date/period of manufacture of 1920 / 1930.

Material :
Date of Manufacture :

Delivery

We include UK mainland delivery in the purchase price and utilise the services of three private couriers companies to deliver larger items. All items including furniture are suitably wrapped and padded in house, in addition to our trusted couriers blanket wrapping whilst the piece is in transit. Delivery takes between 4-15 days depending on your location and we will contact you shortly after purchase to put the wheels in motion. Please email for International, Scotland and Ireland shipping quotes.

Location

This item is located in Staffordshire, United Kingdom. This dealer is located in United Kingdom

Email dealer to ask a question

Please note,
This dealer does not accept instant online payment for this item.
To buy this item please email the dealer using the enquiry form below.

Please enter any additional details regarding this item: