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    Sale 7611

    Furniture, Sculpture and Carpets

    11 September 2008, London, King Street

  • Lot 116

    A LATE VICTORIAN BRASS-MOUNTED WALNUT HALL STAND

    ATTRIBUTED TO JAMES SHOOLBRED & CO., LATE 19TH CENTURY

    Price Realised  

    A LATE VICTORIAN BRASS-MOUNTED WALNUT HALL STAND
    ATTRIBUTED TO JAMES SHOOLBRED & CO., LATE 19TH CENTURY
    The rectangular moulded tablet shelf with shaped galleried back, above a frieze drawer on shaped pierced supports, the sides with open back and quadrant brass rail above a pierced galleried shelf, the sides with removable black-painted quadrant drip-tray, with shaped brass feet, the drawer stamped with patent diamond twice
    39 in. (99 cm.) high; 39 in. (99 cm.) wide; 13½ in. (34 cm.) deep


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    Pre-Lot Text

    JAMES SHOOLBRED & COMPANY

    James Shoolbred and Co. was located on Tottenham Court Road, a thriving centre for fashionable furniture shops from the 1860s, and became one of the first large department stores in London. The company expanded from a small draper business and started to manufacture high quality furniture circa 1870, for which they were granted a Royal warrant by the mid-1880s. Much of the furniture designed by the company was influenced by the 'Aesthetic Taste' popularised by the architect E.W. Godwin.
    An almost identical hall stand by Shoolbred & Co. to the lots below was recently sold anonymously, Christie's, London, 24 April, 2008, lot 56 (£8,125 including premium).