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A LATE VICTORIAN MAHOGANY ROULETTE TABLE
BY SHOOLBRED & CO., LATE 19TH CENTURY
The tooled leather top with patented hinged mechanism and concertina legs, with brass plates inscribed The Ideal, PATENTED IN GREAT BRITAIN, IN OTHER COUNTRIES, BRANDS PATENT NO. 5316, the baize-lined interior with inset roulette wheel, above a frieze drawer containing various chips, on square tapering legs with brass castors, stamped JAS SHOOLBRED & CO
31¼ in. (79.5 cm.) high, closed; 23¼ in. (59 cm.) wide, closed; 45¾ in. (116 cm.) wide, open; 21¼ in. (54 cm.) deep

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James Shoolbred and Company was located on Tottenham Court Road, a thriving centre for fashionable furniture shops from the 1860s. They operated one of the first great department stores in London and began producing furniture in around 1870. They issued an important catalogue of the firm's work in 1876 and earned a Royal warrant in the mid-1880s. Their output encompassed all prevailing styles including Art furniture, 'Old English' and 'Japanese', as is evident from the 1878 Paris Universal Exhibition in which they offered 'a very extensive selection of items' (E. Joy, ed., Pictorial Dictionary of British 19th Century Furniture Design, Woodbridge, 1977, p.xxxvi).

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