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A VICTORIAN BRASS-MOUNTED CHILD'S OAK HALL BENCH

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A VICTORIAN BRASS-MOUNTED CHILD'S OAK HALL BENCH

BY JAMES SHOOLBRED & CO.

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A VICTORIAN BRASS-MOUNTED CHILD'S OAK HALL BENCH By James Shoolbred & Co. Having a pierced baluster crestrail, the downswept arms resting on circular panels centered by paterae, the rectangular seat on square tapering downswept legs joined by a box stretcher, stamped JAS.SHOOLBRED & CO. and 1870, with two kite registration marks for 15 December 1883 and bearing a plaque inscribed James Shoolbred/Tottenham House/Tottenham Court Road/London 24in. (61cm.) high, 32¼in. (82cm.) wide, 12½in. (32cm.) deep
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James Shoolbred and Co are recorded at the Victoria and Albert Museum as furniture makers. They exhibited "a very extensive selection of items" in the 1878 Paris Universal Exhibition. Much of the furniture they designed was influenced by the "Aesthetic Taste", popularized by Oscar Wilde and the architect E.W. Godwin.

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