Edwards & Roberts: A Mahogany “Supper” or “Tea” Table
Chippendale style early 19 Century, EDWARDS & ROBERTS: a mahogany supper table, the shaped top with eight roundels with a central foliate motif against a matted ground, on a birdcage base and vase-shaped turned upright and three cabriole legs with carved knees and feet, stamped “Edwards & Roberts”
The firm Edwards and Roberts were among the best English antique furniture cabinet makers of the second half of the eighteenth century. The company was founded in 1845 and by 1854 was trading as ‘Edwards and Roberts’, 21 Wardour Street, Antique and Modern Cabinet Makers and Importers of Ancient Furniture’. They became one of the leading London cabinet makers and retailers and the firm produced high quality furniture, as well as good copies of the 18th and 19th century English and French pieces. There workmanship included pieces with satinwood marquetry and favoured the Georgian designs. They were known for restoring adapting older pieces of antique furniture to suit more modern needs. The quality of timber used was always the best quality with fine burr walnuts, finely figured mahogany and lighter toned satinwood.
Condition good, commensurate with age and anticipated wear
Size; 72 cm H x 70 cm Dia.
Stock number 3248
Edwards and Roberts were one of the best English antique furniture cabinet makers of the second half of the nineteenth century. Founded in 1845 trading as ‘Edwards and Roberts’ from 21 Wardour Street as Antique and Modern Cabinet Makers and Importers of Ancient Furniture’.
The company became one of the leading London cabinet makers and retailers producing high quality furniture, and good copies of 18th and 19th century English and French furniture.
Their workmanship was of the highest quality. Their furniture was made with the best quality timbers, with finely figured mahogany, burr walnut and satinwood.