A Victorian Deep Button Back Chesterfield by Jas Shoolbred in Maroon Leather
A Victorian deep button back Chesterfield, raised on turned legs, with casters signed Shoolbred London, recently reupholstered in maroon leather.
Condition good, commensurate with age and anticipated wear
Dimentions 207cm Long x 91cm Deep x 71cm High
Stock number 3445
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.