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James Jas Shoolbred & Co Victorian Mahogany Desk, circa 1850


We are delighted to offer for sale this stunning original Victorian Mahogany James Jas Shoolbred writing desk A lovely and well made thing with stunning hand turned elegant legs finished with period porcelain castors that are original to the desk. Each of the top drawers are correctly stamped Jas Shoolbred & Co Condition wise we have lightly cleaned hand condition waxed and hand polished it from top to bottom, its mostly in lovely period condition, a few light marks which can be seen pictured below Antique furniture by James Shoolbred and Co. (Jas Shoolbred) James Shoolbred & Co or also knows 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 high quality 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 quality antique furniture and accessories for the Victorian home. The 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 interior design for customers to view. Jas Shoolbred was granted a Royal warrant by the mid-1880s and their Victorian furniture was of the best quality available of the late Victorian period. Unfortunately, as with most great Victorian designers and furniture makers, James Shoolbred & Co didn’t survive the financial crisis of the late 1920’s and ceased trading in 1931. Please note the delivery fee listed is just a guide, for an accurate quote please send me your postcode and I’ll price it up for you Dimensions Height:- 103.5cm from the floor to the highest point, 77cm to the top of the writing surface Width:- 122cm Depth:- 58.5cm Leg room height 60.5cm width 48cm Please note all measurements are taken at the widest point, if you would like any additional or specific measurements please ask Any questions please feel free to ask before you bid CONDITION Please view the very detailed pictures as they form part of the description around condition Please also ask any questions before you bid and not after, all of our items are sold as seen and as listed Please note vintage period and original items such as leather seating will always have natural patina in the form of cracking creasing and wear, we recommend regular waxing to ensure no moisture is lost, also hand dyed leather is not recommended to sit in direct sunlight for prolonged periods of time as it will dry out and fade


  • Condition
  • Wear
    Wear consistent with age and use. Minor fading.
  • Dimensions

    H 40.75 in. x W 48.04 in. x D 22.84 in.

    H 103.5 cm x W 122 cm x D 58 cm

  • Seller location
    London, GB
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