PERCIVAL D. GRIFFITHS
The collection formed by Percival D. Griffiths, F.S.A (.1938), under the wise counsel of R. W. Symonds (1889-1958), is considered to be arguably the greatest collection of English Furniture formed last Century. Indeed, it was Griffiths' collection that provided the content for Symonds' seminal work English Furniture from Charles II to George II, 1929. The interiors at Sandridgebury are happily recalled in "Sandridgebury: The Country Residence of Percival D. Griffiths", published by Symonds in Antiques, March 1931, pp. 193-196. Symonds later published "Percival Griffiths, F.S.A.; A Memoir on a Great Collector of English Furniture", The Antique Collector, November-December 1943, pp. 163-169. Symond's was also a vital conduit in finding deserving homes for Griffiths' collection privately following the latter's death, turning to J.S. Sykes and Mr. Turner amongst others circa 1938.