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    Sale 5353

    Christie's Interiors

    29 April 2008, London, South Kensington

  • Lot 492

    AN EARLY VICTORIAN MAHOGANY LINEN PRESS

    BY J.KENDELL AND CO, MID-19TH CENTURY

    Price Realised  

    AN EARLY VICTORIAN MAHOGANY LINEN PRESS
    BY J.KENDELL AND CO, MID-19TH CENTURY
    With an overhanging cornice above a pair of panelled doors, enclosing five sliding trays and with two short and two long drawers below on a plinth base, labelled to the reverse 'J.KENDELL & CO. NO.' and inscribed by hand '90379' with the workman's name 'GARFIELD', the locks stamped 'C&C'
    96in. (244cm.) high; 67in. (170cm.) wide; 27in. (69cm.) deep


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    John Kendell appears to have been active in Leeds as early as 1783, in 1792 the business was described as 'timber merchant and cabinet maker' and in 1816 became known as John Kendell & Co. They were employed by the Earl of Harewood at Harewood House, Leeds between 1818-22, and at Farnley Hall, Otley between 1833-34 and adopted a policy of labelling their furniture from the 1830's. The firm wa taken over by Marsh and Jones in 1863. See The Dictionary of English Furniture-Makers 1660 - 1840, Leeds, 1986.

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