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Edwards and Roberts Satinwood Carlton House Desk
A superb quality inlaid satinwood Carlton house desk by Edwards and Roberts of London. Of excellent construction in solid satinwood and exquisite satinwood veneers onto a solid mahogany carcas. Decorated with inlaid detailing throughout and fitted with a sumptuous green leather writing surface. The superstructure with a series of stationary cupboards, drawers and pigeon holes, all surmounted with a lovely brass gallery. The table with a series of 3 drawers, fitted with their original solid brass handles. All standing on elegant turned and reeded legs, terminating in original brass castors. Sympathetically refinished in our workshops and now offered for sale in excellent condition, ready to go straight into the home.

Dimensions:
Width 107cms
Depth 59cms
Overall height 94cms
Table height 74.5cms
Kneehole clearance 60.5cms

Edwards & Roberts was founded in 1845, and had premises at 21 Wardour Street London. By 1892 they occupied more than a dozen buildings in Wardour Street, where they continued to trade until the end of the century. They became one of the leading London cabinet makers and retailers working in a variety of styles, both modern and revivalist. Their business also involved retailing, adapting and restoring the finest antique furniture and there are many examples of their earlier furniture with later embellishments bearing their stamp. Edwards & Roberts specialized in marquetry, inlay and ormolu.
Ref: 915
Price: £3,650
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French Empire Style Mahogany Writing Desk
A bold and impressive French writing desk, or table, in the Empire style and off generous proportions. Very well constructed in solid mahogany with attractive mahogany veneers. The top is fitted with its original sumptuous green leather writing surface and surrounded with a brass molding. With a series of one long drawer, flanked by 2 pairs of shorter drawers (all lockable, keys supplied). Standing on fluted tapering legs. To the front the monopodia supports are fitted with crisply cast gilt metal busts and terminating in stylised feet. Decorated with ormolu mounts throughout and finished to the rear so that this desk could be free-standing within a room if so desired. Offered for sale in excellent condition, ready to go straight into the home or office.

Dimensions:
Width 135cms
Depth 75cms
Height 78cms
Knee-hole clearance 62cms
Ref: 717
Price: £2,950
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18th Century Burr Walnut Kneehole Desk
A splendid mid 18th century, Georgian, burr walnut knee hole desk. Of excellent construction in solid walnut with attractive burr walnut veneers onto a solid oak carcas, with oak drawer linings. With an arrangement of one long and six short drawers and a central cupboard, all cross banded and feather banded. The top is also cross banded and feather banded and fitted with a central panel of figured oak veneer. Sympathetically refinished in our workshops and now offered for sale in excellent condition, with a fine colour and patina.

Dimensions:
Width 94cms
Depth 55cms
Height 73cms
Ref: 795
Price: £2,850
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Fine Quality Kingwood Bureau Plat
A fine quality French kingwood bureau plat in the Louis XVI style. Of very good construction with attractive kingwood veneers onto a mahogany and oak carcas. Decorated with fine ormolu mounts throughout and the table top surrounded with a solid brass band. With a single lockable drawer to the freeze. Fitted with a sumptuous black leather writing surface with gilt tooled decoration. Offered for sale in excellent condition, with a great colour and patina, ready to go straight into the home.

Dimensions:
Width 100cms
Depth 60cms
Height 76cms
Ref: 716
Price: £2,650
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Early Victorian Mahogany Partners Writing Table
A splendid early Victorian period mahogany 4 drawer partners writing table. Of excellent construction in solid mahogany , the rectangular top fitted with a sumptuous leather writing surface. The are two pairs of opposing drawers , each fitted with solid mahogany bun handles. The legs are a real statement; turned and decorated with inverted stylised tulip carvings, terminating in brass castors. Offered for sale in excellent original condition, ready to go straight into the home or office.

Dimensions:
Width 137cms
Depth 91cms
Height 77cms
Ref: 069
Price: £2,350
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Shapland & Petter Bonheur Du Jour
A wonderful quality late 19th century bonheur du jour , or ladies desk, by the renowned firm of cabinet makers Shapland & Petter of Barnstaple. Of fine construction in mahogany in the French style. Embellished throughout with brass banding and gilt metal mounts. The superstructure with a series of 3 cupboards (all lockable with key supplied) which open to reveal fitted interiors. The writing surface is fitted with its original sumptuous tan coloured leather. The table has a pair of deeper outer drawers flanking a longer, central drawer. All drawer and cupboard fronts are decorated with inlaid panels with floral designs in kingwood, satinwood and boxwood. All standing on long elegant cabriole legs, terminating in stylish and delicate out-swept feet. All locks are stamped "S P B". Sympathetically repolished in our workshops and now offered for sale in excellent condition, with a splendid colour and finish, ready to go straight into the home.

Dimensions:
Width 81cms
Depth 50cms
Height 98cms

The Shapland and Petter factory was established by cabinetmaker Henry Shapland (1823 – 1909), following a trip to America in 1848. While there, he saw an ingenious new machine which he realised could be used for cabinetmaking. Upon his return to Barnstaple, he reproduced the machine from notes he’d made and set up business in a mill. He later met Henry Petter, an accountant, and together they achieved rapid success. In 1888 the mill burned down. Undeterred, they moved to larger premises. The same factory now produces high-quality joinery.

Hand-tooled or machine-made? Antique cabinets that were both

Furniture by Shapland and Petter, such as their antique dining chairs , is highly collectable by Arts & Crafts furniture enthusiasts, despite breaking the “rules” of the movement. Looking at the detailed carving on a Shapland and Petter antique chest today, it is hard to imagine it being produced in what was, for its time, one of the most cutting-edge factories in Britain.

The new factory was arranged in blocks, with a production line of up to 350 employees, which ran from the saw mills to the finishing sheds. However, keen as they were to adopt labour-saving devices, the men also saw the need for traditional craftsmanship. They imported American machine tools that were backed by an army of skilled cabinetmakers, carvers, designers and polishers.

From Victorian dining chairs to antique bookcases, Shapland and Petter furniture is defined its detailed carving. Those employed for this task underwent a 7-year apprenticeship, using up to 100 tools for the most elaborate designs. The factory was soon producing furniture and interiors to order, for banks, hotels, private homes and even Pullman railway carriages. Notable commissions included the London Guildhall, Edgar Wallace ‘s home, and the mansion house at Tapeley Park.

From Antique marquetry furniture to the Art Nouveau period

Shapland & Petter antiques range from simple rustic Arts & Crafts furniture to intricate antique marquetry furniture, embellished with the fluid organic designs of the Art Nouveau movement. Their antique cabinets often made use of finely detailed lead glass panels and delicate fruitwood inlays however, many of these intricately crafted pieces were mass-produced standards.
Ref: 985
Price: £1,895
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Late 19th Century Inlaid Kingwood Bonheur Du Jour
A charming and pretty, late 19th century French bonheur du jour. Of fine construction with stunning kingwood veneers onto a solid mahogany carcas. Decorated throughout with profuse floral marquetry inlay in boxwood and satinwood and further embellished with crisply cast ormolu mounts. The super-structure with a central cupboard (lockable with key supplied) flanked by a pair of drawers. The lower section fitted with its original brown leather writing surface and with 3 drawers to the freeze. The central drawer is lockable (key supplied). The writing surface has some imperfections and if you desire we can have it replaced with a new leather , colour of your choice. This lovely desk is offered for sale in excellent overall condition, with a great colour and patina, ready to go straight into the home.

Dimensions:
Width 75cms
Depth 48cms
Height 127cms
Ref: 174
Price: £1,850
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Inlaid Mahogany Bonheur Du Jour by Jas Shoolbred & Co.
A fine quality late 19th century inlaid mahogany bonheur du jour. Of excellent construction by the prestigious cabinet makers Jas Shoolbred & Co. Decorated with inlaid detailing of swags, urns, garlands and harebells throughout. The super-structure is surmounted with a solid brass gallery. There are a pair of cupboard doors flanking a series of 2 short over 2 long drawers. The cupboards are lockable (keys supplied) and open to reveal fitted interiors. Beneath is a fold over writing surface , fitted with a sumptuous blue leather. Below is a single long drawer, lockable with key supplied. All standing on elegant tapering legs, united by under-stretchers. Offered for sale in excellent condition, with a good colour and patina, ready to go straight into the home.

Dimensions:
Width 84cms
Depth 49cms
Height 109cms

James Shoolbred & Co
The name of James Shoolbred & Co is highly respected among admirers of Aesthetic Movement furniture. 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.

A major factor of James Shoolbred’s success was their detailed catalogues, which were published from around 1873. Configured to showcase the company’s designs beyond the confines of London, they made Shoolbred an overnight success.

In the 1880s the firm moved to larger premises. Imaginatively laid out, with detailed room schemes showing off the company’s latest furniture and textile designs, it became an unmitigated success.

Although James Shoolbred & Co specialised in furniture of the Aesthetic Movement they encompassed all the fashionable trends of the time, from the motifs and patterns of Japanese design in their antique marquetry furniture, to Art Nouveau and gothic influences in their antique desks and Victorian dining chairs.
Ref: 481
Price: £1,395
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19th Century Burr Walnut Bonheur Du Jour
An attractive French 19th century bonheur du jour. Of very good construction in solid walnut with attractive burr walnut veneers. Fitted with a sumptuous black leather writing surface, sitting over a pair of drawers to the freeze (lockable, key supplied). The superstructure with a pair of lockable stationary cupboards, flanking central mirrors all surmounted by a galleried top. All standing on elegant scrolling cabriole legs. Sympathetically repolished in our workshops and now offered for sale in excellent overall condition, ready to go straight into the home.

Dimension:
Width 107cms
Depth 64cms
Overall height 103cms
Table height 74cms
Ref: 116
Price: £1,195
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Burr Walnut Writing Desk
An unusual writing table, or desk, in the Queen Anne style. Made from walnut with lovely burr walnut veneers. The top section has a series of stationary compartments and a pair of small drawers. The main body of the table has a pair of deep drawings flanking a central long drawers, all fitted with lovely crisp brass handles. The writing surface is fitted with a sumptuous red leather which is decorated with blind tooling of a floral pattern. All standing on elegant cabriole legs with carved shell motifs to the knees. This desk is finished to the back so it could be free standing in the center of a room if desired. We have had this desk sympathetically repolished to a very high standard and it is now offered for sale in excellent condition, ready to go straight into the home or office.

Dimensions:
Width 102cms
Depth 61cms
Height 101cms
Ref: 116
Price: £845
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Chippendale Style Mahogany Knee Hole Desk
A charming late 19th century mahogany knee hole desk of compact proportions in the manner of Thomas Chippendale. Very well constructed in solid mahogany and standing on characteristic ball and claw feet. There is an arrangement of one long drawer over 6 shorter drawers , flanking a central cupboard. The drawer fronts are decorated with carved detailing and fitted with their original solid brass lions mask handles. The top drawer and the cupboard are lockable (key supplied). Offered for sale in excellent condition, ready to go straight into the home.

Dimensions:
Width 70cms
Depth 49cms
Height 78cms
Ref: 774
Price: £695
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Large Inlaid Mahogany Carlton House Desk by Jas Shoolbred
A fine quality inlaid mahogany Carlton House desk by the prestigious cabinet maker Jas Shoolbred and Co of London. Dating from the late Victorian period and of excellent construction in solid mahogany and stunning mahogany veneers, decorated with satinwood banding and stringing throughout. Of generous proportions and fitted with a range of cupboards and drawers (all lockable with keys supplied). This desk is finished to the rear so it could be free standing within a room if desired. Fitted with its original sumptuous leather writing surface and standing on elegant tapering legs which terminate in their original brass castors. Sympathetically refinished in our workshops to a very high standard and now offered for sale in excellent condition. With a splendid colour and patina, ready to go straight into the home or office.

Dimensions:
Width 138cms
Depth 69cms
Height 105cms

James Shoolbred & Co
The name of James Shoolbred & Co is highly respected among admirers of Aesthetic Movement furniture. 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.

A major factor of James Shoolbred’s success was their detailed catalogues, which were published from around 1873. Configured to showcase the company’s designs beyond the confines of London, they made Shoolbred an overnight success.

In the 1880s the firm moved to larger premises. Imaginatively laid out, with detailed room schemes showing off the company’s latest furniture and textile designs, it became an unmitigated success.

Although James Shoolbred & Co specialised in furniture of the Aesthetic Movement they encompassed all the fashionable trends of the time, from the motifs and patterns of Japanese design in their antique marquetry furniture, to Art Nouveau and gothic influences in their antique desks and Victorian dining chairs.
Ref: 611
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Inlaid Burr Walnut Bonheur Du Jour
A splendid mid Victorian period inlaid burr walnut bonheur du jour, or ladies writing desk. Of fine construction in solid walnut and attractive burr walnut veneers. Decorated throughout with inlaid marquetry detailing and banding. Further embellished with crisply cast ormolu mounts. The top section has a pair of cabinet doors (lockable, key supplied) flanking the recessed central section. Beneath are a row of 3 drawers. The base section has a single drawer to the freeze. Offered for sale in excellent condition with a wonderful colour and patina, ready to go straight into the home.

Dimensions:
Width 99cms
Depth 52cms
Height 134cms
Ref: 432
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Johnstone and Jeanes Burr Walnut Writing Table
An exhibition quality Victorian period writing table by the prestigious cabinet makers Johnstone and Jeanes of New Bond Street, London. Of fine construction in solid walnut and with stunning burr walnut veneers onto a mahogany carcas. Decorated with fine quality inlaid detailing throughout. The desk is finished to the rear so it could be free-standing within a room if desired. The top is fitted with a sumptuous green leather writing surface. There is an arrangement of 7 drawers, all lockable with the keys supplied. all standing on 6 elegant legs of solid walnut with fluting , capitols and terminating in original brass castors. Waxed and cleaned in our workshops and now offered for sale in excellent condition with a wonderful colour and patina, ready to go straight into the home.

Dimensions:
Width 112cms
Depth 60cms
Height 76cms

Johnstone & Jeanes were makers of fine quality furniture from the formation of their partnership in 1842. Johnstone had been in partnership with Robert Jupe who together patented the metamorphic dining table, but after a falling out Jupe went his own way.

Johnstone & Jeanes exhibited at all the major exhibitions in London in 1851 and 1862 and also in Paris in 1878. The Royal Collection has a piece of Johnstone & Jeanes furniture, a walnut veneered table.
Ref: 436
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Large Victorian Burr Walnut Partners Pedestal Desk
An excellent Victorian partners pedestal desk in burr walnut and of generous proportions. Well constructed in solid walnut and with attractive burr walnut and straight grained walnut veneers. The rectangular top is inset with a hand dyed traditional leather hide with blind and gilt tooled decorations to the edges. The desk top , and all of the drawer fronts are in burr walnut. To the front there is an arrangement of 8 drawers (the bottom drawer to one pedestal being double depth), to the verso is a traditional arrangement of 9 drawers. All fitted with their original charming solid walnut bun handles. Sympathetically refinished in our workshops to a very high standard and now offered for sale in excellent condition, ready to go straight into the home or office.

Dimensions:
Width 168cms
Depth 113cms
Height 78cms
Knee-hole height 61cms
Ref: 532
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Gillows Burr Walnut Kidney Shaped Writing Table
A superb quality Victorian period burr walnut writing table by Gillow & Co. Of fine construction in solid walnut with attractive burr walnut veneers and mahogany drawer linings. Of kidney shape and of generous proportions. The top inset with a sumptuous red leather writing surface and surrounded with banding in tulip wood. With a single drawer to the freeze, bearing the makers stamp. Embellished with ormolu mounts throughout including rams heads to the tops of all four legs. Offered for sale in excellent condition, ready to go straight into the home.

Dimensions:
Width 131cms
Depth 74cms
Height 75cms

The firm of Gillow's of Lancaster can be traced back to the luxury furniture and furnishings firm founded by Robert Gillow (1704–72) in 1730. Robert Gillow served an apprenticeship as a joiner. During the 1730s he began to exploit the lucrative West Indies trade exporting mahogany furniture and importing rum and sugar. Following his death in 1772, the business was continued by his two sons, Richard (1734–1811) and Robert (1745–93). In 1764 a London branch of Gillow's was established at 176 Oxford Road, now Oxford Street, by Thomas Gillow and William Taylor. The firm rapidly established a reputation for supplying high-quality furniture to the richest families in the country.
Ref: 717
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Rare Pair of Mahogany Kidney Shaped Writing Desks by Waring and Gillow
A rare and splendid pair of kidney shaped writing desks by the renowned cabinet makers Waring and Gillow. Of excellent construction in the manner of Thomas Chippendale. Made in solid mahogany with attractive mahogany veneers and oak drawer linings. Each desk with a sumptuous green leather writing surface (decorated with gilt tooling) and a series of 1 long and 4 short drawers. All drawers are lockable (keys supplied). Standing on elegant cabriole legs with carved detailing to the knees and terminating in characteristic ball and claw feet. We have had them sympathetically refinished in our workshops to a very high standard. Now offered for sale in excellent overall condition with a great colour and finish, ready to go straight into the home or office.

Dimensions:
Width 123cms
Depth 70cms
Overall height 77cms
Kneehole height 60cms

Waring and Gillow a potted history:
Waring & Gillow is a noted firm of English furniture manufacturers formed in 1897 by the merger of Gillow of Lancaster and Waring of Liverpool.
The firm of Gillow's of Lancaster can be traced back to the luxury furniture and furnishings firm founded by Robert Gillow (1704–72) in 1730. Robert Gillow served an apprenticeship as a joiner. During the 1730s he began to exploit the lucrative West Indies trade exporting mahogany furniture and importing rum and sugar. Following his death in 1772, the business was continued by his two sons, Richard (1734–1811) and Robert (1745–93). In 1764 a London branch of Gillow's was established at 176 Oxford Road, now Oxford Street, by Thomas Gillow and William Taylor. The firm rapidly established a reputation for supplying high-quality furniture to the richest families in the country.
During the final years of the 19th century the company ran into financial difficulty and from 1897 began a loose financial arrangement with Waring of Liverpool, an arrangement legally ratified by the establishment of Waring & Gillow in 1903. Waring's of Liverpool was founded by John Waring, who arrived in the city from Belfast in 1835 and established a wholesale cabinet making business. He was succeeded by his son Samuel James Waring who rapidly expanded the business during the 1880s, furnishing hotels and public buildings throughout Europe. He also founded Waring-White Building Company which built the Liverpool Corn Exchange, Selfridge's department store and the Ritz Hotel. Samuel James's son and namesake Samuel James Waring (1860-1940) continued the family business and was elevated to the peerage as Baron Waring in 1922.
Gillow's had established a reputation for the outfitting of luxury yachts and liners, including the royal yacht Victoria and Albert, liners Lusitania, Heliopolis and Cairo, Queen Mary (1936) and Queen Elizabeth (1940) for Cunard. During the First World War the Lancaster factory was turned over to war production, making ammunition chests for the Navy and propellers for De Havilland DH9 aircraft. They also established a large tent-manufacturing facility of 8,000 workers during WW1 on the now closed former exhibition site at White City (the former Machinery Hall). They also made gas masks and trench covers from this site.During this time it was also at the White City site that the Workers Union first got recognition after a four-day strike mainly by women. The company also manufactured ammunition belts for use with machine guns, nosebags for horses and protective clothing for use during gas attacks.
During World War II the factory produced parts for gliders and the Mosquito aircraft, while kit-bags, tents and camouflage nets were made by the upholstery department.
However, the business of the firm began to decline and the Lancaster workshops closed on 31 March 1962. In 1980 Waring and Gillow joined with the cabinet-making firm Maple & Co, to become Maple, Waring & Gillow.

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Rare Pair of Mahogany Kidney Writing Desks by Waring and Gillow
A rare and splendid pair of kidney shaped writing desks by the renowned cabinet makers Waring and Gillow. Of excellent construction in the manner of Thomas Chippendale. Made in solid mahogany with attractive mahogany veneers and oak drawer linings. Each desk with a sumptuous green leather writing surface (decorated with gilt tooling) and a series of 1 long and 4 short drawers. All drawers are lockable (keys supplied). Standing on elegant cabriole legs with carved detailing to the knees and terminating in characteristic ball and claw feet. We have had them sympathetically refinished in our workshops to a very high standard. Now offered for sale in excellent overall condition with a great colour and finish, ready to go straight into the home or office.

Dimensions:
Width 123cms
Depth 70cms
Overall height 77cms
Kneehole height 60cms

Waring and Gillow a potted history:
Waring & Gillow is a noted firm of English furniture manufacturers formed in 1897 by the merger of Gillow of Lancaster and Waring of Liverpool.
The firm of Gillow's of Lancaster can be traced back to the luxury furniture and furnishings firm founded by Robert Gillow (1704–72) in 1730. Robert Gillow served an apprenticeship as a joiner. During the 1730s he began to exploit the lucrative West Indies trade exporting mahogany furniture and importing rum and sugar. Following his death in 1772, the business was continued by his two sons, Richard (1734–1811) and Robert (1745–93). In 1764 a London branch of Gillow's was established at 176 Oxford Road, now Oxford Street, by Thomas Gillow and William Taylor. The firm rapidly established a reputation for supplying high-quality furniture to the richest families in the country.
During the final years of the 19th century the company ran into financial difficulty and from 1897 began a loose financial arrangement with Waring of Liverpool, an arrangement legally ratified by the establishment of Waring & Gillow in 1903. Waring's of Liverpool was founded by John Waring, who arrived in the city from Belfast in 1835 and established a wholesale cabinet making business. He was succeeded by his son Samuel James Waring who rapidly expanded the business during the 1880s, furnishing hotels and public buildings throughout Europe. He also founded Waring-White Building Company which built the Liverpool Corn Exchange, Selfridge's department store and the Ritz Hotel. Samuel James's son and namesake Samuel James Waring (1860-1940) continued the family business and was elevated to the peerage as Baron Waring in 1922.
Gillow's had established a reputation for the outfitting of luxury yachts and liners, including the royal yacht Victoria and Albert, liners Lusitania, Heliopolis and Cairo, Queen Mary (1936) and Queen Elizabeth (1940) for Cunard. During the First World War the Lancaster factory was turned over to war production, making ammunition chests for the Navy and propellers for De Havilland DH9 aircraft. They also established a large tent-manufacturing facility of 8,000 workers during WW1 on the now closed former exhibition site at White City (the former Machinery Hall). They also made gas masks and trench covers from this site.During this time it was also at the White City site that the Workers Union first got recognition after a four-day strike mainly by women. The company also manufactured ammunition belts for use with machine guns, nosebags for horses and protective clothing for use during gas attacks.
During World War II the factory produced parts for gliders and the Mosquito aircraft, while kit-bags, tents and camouflage nets were made by the upholstery department.
However, the business of the firm began to decline and the Lancaster workshops closed on 31 March 1962. In 1980 Waring and Gillow joined with the cabinet-making firm Maple & Co, to become Maple, Waring & Gillow.

Ref: 177
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Inlaid Satinwood Kidney Desk by Edwards and Roberts
A superior quality kidney shaped desk by the renowned London cabinet makers, Edwards and Roberts. Of fine construction in desirable satinwood with inlaid stringing and cross banded in tulip wood. The stunning satinwood veneers are applied onto a solid mahogany carcas, a sign of real quality. The top is fitted with a sumptuous hand-dyed leather. There are two banks of 4 graduated drawers, flanking the longer central drawer. All drawers are fitted with their original brass swan-neck handles and are lockable (key supplied). The desk stands on tapering legs which terminate in their original brass castors. The inlaid detailing and cross banding continues to the sides and rear of the desk so that it could be free standing within a room if desired. We have had this desk sympathetically repolished by our craftsmen to a very high standard. It is now offered for sale in excellent condition, with a marvelous colour and patina.

Dimensions:
Width 123cms
Depth 65cms
Height 77cms

Edwards & Roberts was founded in 1845, and had premises at 21 Wardour Street London. By 1892 they occupied more than a dozen buildings in Wardour Street, where they continued to trade until the end of the century. They became one of the leading London cabinet makers and retailers working in a variety of styles, both modern and revivalist. Their business also involved retailing, adapting and restoring the finest antique furniture and there are many examples of their earlier furniture with later embellishments bearing their stamp. Edwards & Roberts specialized in marquetry, inlay and ormolu.
Ref: 959
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Walnut Partners Pedestal Desk by Maple & Co.
A fine quality late Victorian period walnut partners pedestal desk by Maple and Co. of London. Of excellent construction in solid walnut , the top fitted with a sumptuous leather writing surface with gilt tooled decoration. One side with a series of 9 drawers , the reverse with a series of 3 drawers over a pair of cupboard doors. All fitted with their original solid brass hardware. All drawers and doors are lockable (keys supplied), the locks by Hobbs and Co.. The pedestals are raised on solid brass castors. The top is surrounded with a crisply carved gadrooned thumbnail border. The sides of the desk are of paneled construction. Offered for sale in excellent condition, with a great colour and patina, ready to go straight into the home or office. Splits into 3 sections for ease of installation.

Dimensions:
Width 152cms
Depth 98cms
Height 81cms
Knee-hole clearance 62.5cms

Maple & Co was established by John Maple, a shopkeeper from Horley, Surrey, who later opened a furniture shop in Tottenham Court Road. However it was his son, John Blundell Maple , who made Maples & Co a success. With exceptional business skills, John B. Maple took over the company while still a young man. By the 1880s they were the largest furniture store in the world, exported their fine furniture to every continent.
Maples manufactured their luxury furniture entirely in-house, at a huge modern complex. A timber importer and furniture exporter, they landed prestigious contracts furnishing fine houses, hotels, embassies and palaces in Europe; among them Tsar Nicholas’s Winter Palace and the Hofburg Imperial Palace in Vienna . With his own empire established, John Blundell Maple achieved further fame in politics and horseracing – some lines, such as the Atherstoke antique cabinet, having racing connections in the titles.
Never compromising on quality, Maples produced a huge catalogue of fine furniture, covering every avenue of interior design. A Maples & Co sale today would cover everything from Chippendale Revival antique dining chairs , to Aesthetic style carved oak dressers, to Art Nouveau tulip carved antique dining tables – all from the same catalogue.
The exclusivity and high quality of craftsmanship of Maples’ antique cabinets, dining suites and bedroom furniture made them highly popular with Britain’s social elite. Today, they appeal to anyone who appreciates fine craftsmanship.
Ref: 819
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