A very fine Edwardian mahogany inlaid table or cabinet, by James Shoolbred, London. This beautifully detailed piece with finely applied line inlay and beautiful Neoclassical motif marquetry detail throughout, comprising of urns, foliate swags, flowerhead and trailing bell husks. The stepped and moulded cornice with beaded detail raised over single astragal glazed door with shelved interior flanked with two cupboards with fabulous Neoclassical urn motif detail, raised over moulded top supported on shaped frieze with one single long drawer flanked with four short drawers, all with decorative brass pulls and exquisite marquetry detail, supported on elegant tapering square leg, terminating on brass casters. Made and labelled by James Shoolbred of London.
James Shoolbred & Co.
James Shoolbred & Co or also known as Jas Shoolbred was established in the 1820’s as a draper’s shop, at Tottenham Court Road, London. The company first began supplying textiles to the furniture trade. By the 1860’s, the company began designing, manufacturing and selling its own exceptionally fine furniture in their thriving and fashionable furniture shop. By the 1880’s, Jas Shoolbred had expanded to such an extent that the business had to move to larger premises, becoming one of the first large department stores in London, who would supply exceptional furniture and accessories of the highest quality for the Victorian home. Their furniture was displayed in a series of catalogues that the company produced every year, with their new and impressive designs. James Shoolbred’s furniture was always displayed and photographed alongside the textiles, carpets and other accessories that the company sold, creating an example of interior design for customers to view. Jas Shoolbred was granted a Royal warrant by the mid-1880s and their Victorian furniture was of the finest quality available during the late Victorian period.
H: 49.5 in / 126 cm W: 40.5 in / 103 cm D: 20.5 in / 52 cm
Table H: 29 in / 73.5 cm
Stock Reference No: A2808