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Antique Flame Mahogany & Inlaid Cylinder Bureau Desk Shoolbred 19th C

Antique cylinder bureau desk | Ref. no. 08863 | Regent Antiques
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  • Antique cylinder bureau desk | Ref. no. 08863 | Regent Antiques
  • Antique cylinder bureau desk | Ref. no. 08863 | Regent Antiques
  • Antique cylinder bureau desk | Ref. no. 08863 | Regent Antiques
  • Antique cylinder bureau desk | Ref. no. 08863 | Regent Antiques
  • Antique cylinder bureau desk | Ref. no. 08863 | Regent Antiques
  • Antique cylinder bureau desk | Ref. no. 08863 | Regent Antiques
  • Antique cylinder bureau desk | Ref. no. 08863 | Regent Antiques
  • Antique cylinder bureau desk | Ref. no. 08863 | Regent Antiques
  • Antique cylinder bureau desk | Ref. no. 08863 | Regent Antiques
  • Antique cylinder bureau desk | Ref. no. 08863 | Regent Antiques
  • Antique cylinder bureau desk | Ref. no. 08863 | Regent Antiques
  • Antique cylinder bureau desk | Ref. no. 08863 | Regent Antiques
  • Antique cylinder bureau desk | Ref. no. 08863 | Regent Antiques
  • Antique cylinder bureau desk | Ref. no. 08863 | Regent Antiques
  • Antique cylinder bureau desk | Ref. no. 08863 | Regent Antiques
  • Antique cylinder bureau desk | Ref. no. 08863 | Regent Antiques
  • Antique cylinder bureau desk | Ref. no. 08863 | Regent Antiques
  • Antique cylinder bureau desk | Ref. no. 08863 | Regent Antiques
  • Antique cylinder bureau desk | Ref. no. 08863 | Regent Antiques
  • Antique cylinder bureau desk | Ref. no. 08863 | Regent Antiques
  • Antique cylinder bureau desk | Ref. no. 08863 | Regent Antiques
  • Antique cylinder bureau desk | Ref. no. 08863 | Regent Antiques
Ref: 08863
Price: £2,950.00
We are delighted to be able to offer for sale this antique cylinder bureau desk dating from around 1870 and featuring floral...

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We are delighted to be able to offer for sale this antique cylinder bureau desk dating from around 1870 and featuring floral marquetry.

This gorgeous antique cylinder bureau desk is crafted from the finest flame mahogany and the cylinder is inlaid with marquetry featuring a large urn with garlands. The drawers also have lovely foliate scrolled marquetry.

The desk opens to reveal a sliding mechanism fitted interior which has six pigeon holes and six small drawers. The inset burgundy leather gold tooled writing surface can be pulled out to make sitting at the antique cylinder bureau desk more comfortable.

Raised on the square tapered legs that finish in brass capped toes and castors, this antique bureau plat has a neatness that means it will not dominate the space in which it is placed, whilst remaining a very beautiful and functional piece of furniture.

There are two frieze drawers which feature the original elegant brass handles and working locks and keys.The left hand frieze drawer bears the ivorine label of the retailer: ‘JAS. SHOOLBRED & CO. TOTTENHAM CT. ROAD, LONDON.’ denoting that this antique cylinder bureau desk has a fine pedigree.

James Shoolbred started his company with the purchase of number 155 Tottenham Court Road in the 1820s selling textiles for the growing interior design market. He expanded rapidly to include a haberdashers and carpet warehouse as well as an expanded selection of textiles. He went on to develop the technique of showing a fully furnished and decorated room in his store which encouraged customers to buy the whole ensemble without the need to hire an interior designer.

By the 1870s the company had started to design and make their own furniture which appeared alongside other interior accessories in catalogues which they started to publish from about 1873 onwards. The catalogues were used to expand the appeal of the company beyond the London store. Furniture design became an increasingly important part of the company and their catalogues included all the major fashionable Revival movements ranging from Gothic to Japanese as well a numerous French styles. This wonderful antique cylinder bureau desk was typical of their furniture offerings. Despite its popularity, the company never really recovered from the 1929 crash and they went out of business in 1931.

This marvellous antique cylinder bureau desk is in excellent condition having been beautifully cleaned and re-polished as well as having the leather relined in our workshops. Please take a moment to look at the photos to satisfy yourself of the condition of this wonderful piece.

Regent Antiques have a fine collection of desks and bureau for you to peruse.

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Shipping, Delivery and Returns

This is a beautiful article that calls for specialized packing and transport to make sure it gets to your location safely and securely. We can transport this antique cylinder bureau desk to almost any destination around the globe and we will be completely happy to attend to the packing for you, but kindly do call or email for the shipping quotation first, before selecting this antique cylinder bureau desk so we can fulfill your shipping preferences. We ship free of charge to any mainland UK location.

If you are not satisfied with the piece, we offer a 14-day money back promise in compliance with the Distance Selling Regulations. You will be liable for the return shipping expenses for this antique cylinder bureau desk, unless we have inaccurately outlined the piece in some crucial way and you do not get the item as explained. You need to return the article in its original packaging and condition.

You are also liable for any customs duties or local taxes that fall due outside the European Union for the shipment of this antique cylinder bureau desk.



Dimensions in cm:

Height 116 x Width 101 x Depth 63

Dimensions in inches:

Height 3 feet, 10 inches x Width 3 feet, 4 inches x Depth 2 feet, 1 inch

Our reference: 08863

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James Shoolbred
started his company in Tottenham Court Road by purchasing number 155 in the 1820s. He was involved in supplying textiles to the burgeoning interior decoration market in London. He must have done well and quickly because he soon purchased numbers 154 and 156, either side of the original building. With his newly expanded premises, the shop was restructured and the stock was expanded. The new premises included a haberdashers and a carpet warehouse, as well as expanded accommodation for the stock of textiles, which included wool, silk and linen.

By the 1880s the company had expanded to such an extent that the business had to move again, this time into premises that functioned as an early department store. The new store was popular from the start. One aspect that proved popular with customers was the detailed displays of interior decorative schemes. Furniture, textiles, carpets and various accessories would be laid out as they would be seen in a real interior. This made it much easier for customers to perceive what their purchases would look like outside the constraints of the department store. It was also a good retail trick as it encouraged customers to buy whole ensembles, which they could reconstruct in their own home without having to hire an interior designer or sort out interior schemes themselves. This marketing trick is still used extensively today by such retail giants as Ikea.
 
By the 1870s, the company had started to design and manufacture their own furniture. This furniture, along with other interior accessories, were displayed in a series of catalogues that started to appear from about 1873 onwards. The catalogues were meant to expand the appeal of James Shoolbred & Co beyond their department store, and more importantly, beyond London.

Furniture design became an increasingly important aspect of the company and therefore played a large part in the catalogues that the company produced every year. All the major fashionable Revival movements were included, ranging from Gothic to Japanese, and included the numerous French styles.

Interestingly, because James Shoolbred & Co produced catalogues that were so detailed and wide ranging, many were used as literal pattern books in order to copy the latest London styles. This was a particular problem in far-flung British outposts like Australia and New Zealand where there was a brisk trade in James Shoolbred & Co furniture design, with details being worked out from the illustrations generously provided by the company. This furniture was then passed off as being part of a locally designed production.

The catalogues today are an intriguing view of interior tastes and styles of the later nineteenth century and are an invaluable tool, as are all catalogues, for any researcher, historian or anyone with an interest in the history of domestic interior design and decoration.
Despite James Shoolbred & Co’s popularity and market presence, the company struggled after the market crash of 1929 and closed for good in 1931.
  


Flame Mahogany
Thomas Sheraton
 - 18th century furniture designer, once characterized mahogany as "best suited to furniture where strength is demanded as well as a wood that works up easily, has a beautiful figure and polishes so well that it is an ornament to any room in which it may be placed." Matching his words to his work, Sheraton designed much mahogany furniture. The qualities that impressed Sheraton are particularly evident in a distinctive pattern of wood called "flame mahogany."

The flame figure in the wood is revealed by slicing through the face of the branch at the point where it joins another element of the tree.

Dimensions in cm:

Height 116 x Width 101 x Depth 63

Dimensions in inches:

Height 3 feet, 10 inches x Width 3 feet, 4 inches x Depth 2 feet, 1 inch

Shipping:

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Delivery and return policy:

We require that someone be home on the agreed delivery day if applicable, otherwise a redelivery fee will apply.

In accordance with Distance Selling Regulations, we offer a 14-day money back guarantee if you are not satisfied with the item.

The item must be returned in its original packaging and condition.

Unless the item is not as described in a material way, the buyer is responsible for return shipping expenses.

Buyers are fully responsible for any customs duties or local taxes that may be incurred on items sent outside of the European Union.

Returns will be processed within 1-2 business days of receipt.

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