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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).