A Late Victorian marquetry inlaid antique cabinet on stand by James Shoolbred & Co, Tottenham Court Road, London. The upper section having a dentil moulded cornice with foliate marquetry inlaid detail to the frieze. Having twin astragal glazed doors opening to reveal three adjustable solid mahogany shelves. The lower section of bow front outline with ribbon and foliate marquetry inlaid detail above two bow front mahogany lined frieze drawers, the whole raised on square tapering supports with swept feet, united by a shaped under tier. Having beautiful foliate marquetry inlaid detail throughout circa 1890-1900
The name of James Shoolbred & Co is highly respected among admirers of Aesthetic Movement furniture in Preston and Cumbria. Their antique desks, Victorian dining chairs and antique marquetry furniture were produced for wealthy households up to 1931. A particularly fine example of James Shoolbred antique marquetry furniture – an ornate piano by designer Henry Batley – is on display at the V & A museum, London. Established in the 1820s, James Shoolbred’s Tottenham Court Road company began life as a drapers. It began supplying textiles to the furniture trade, and expanded into the stores either side, branching into interior design. By the 1870s, the company was designing and manufacturing its own furniture.
Condition: This cabinet on stand is in stunning original condition, cleaned and waxed
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