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A MATCHED PAIR OF WILLIAM IV WRITING-TABLES
A MATCHED PAIR OF WILLIAM IV WRITING-TABLES

BY JOHN KENDELL & CO. OF LEEDS, ONE ROSEWOOD, ONE MAHOGANY

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A MATCHED PAIR OF WILLIAM IV WRITING-TABLES
By John Kendell & Co. of Leeds, One Rosewood, One Mahogany
Each with a rounded rectangular top above a plain frieze, on pierced waisted end-supports centred by a roundel and joined by a turned baluster stretcher, on rounded rectangular platforms with bun feet, with inset brass castors, the mahogany table with remains of printed paper label to the underside for 'J. KENDELL AND CO. ...', repairs to the veneer of the mahogany top
28 in. (71 cm.) high; 30 in. (76.5 cm.) wide; 20 in. (51 cm.) deep

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John Kendell was an important Leeds maker whose firm was taken over in 1863 by the equally famous firm of Marsh and Jones. Kendell & Co. began a policy of labelling their furniture from the 1830s. They are known to have supplied furniture for Harewood House, Farnley Hall and Rudding Park, all in Yorkshire (The Dictionary of English Furniture-Makers 1660-1840, Leeds, 1986, p. 505).
The tables, with their scrolled and pillar-tied trestles on plinth supports, relate to a pattern in George Smith's The Cabinet-Maker and Upholsterer's Guide, 1826, fig. XII.
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