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ANTIQUE NUMBER SA1063013: Victorian Leather Armchair By The Renowned Company Cornelius V Smith Of London,

Victorian Leather Armchair By The Renowned Company Cornelius V Smith Of London,

£950    $1,206    €1,123
Beautiful Victorian leather armchair by the renowned company Cornelius V Smith of London, Circa 1890. The deep buttoned back and lovely shaped arms above a soft loose cushion. Standing on tapering mahogany legs terminating in the original brass and brown china castors. With makers stamp ‘C.V.S.’ on back leg.
Smith, Cornelius V.
London wholesale cabinet maker, upholsterer and frame maker (fl.1885-1891)
By 1885 it was recorded with showrooms and an upholstery workshop in Marshall’s Yard, Henry Street, Hampstead Road and a frame making workshop in Charles Place, Drummond Street.  When the lease on the Marshall Yard workshop expired in 1886 he moved to larger premises at 64 Osnaburgh Street. London.
Smith advertised in The Furniture Gazette from  1 March 1886-1 March 1889, with some advertisements illustrated. One such article, published on 15 April 1891, described Smith as ‘the well known upholstering manufacturer and art furniture maker. He built up a reputation of which any man might be proud, and his business is one of the largest in the trade.
By 1891 Smith permanently employed over 150 at his works, which operated entirely on a wholesale basis. The census of that year described him as a widower and manufacturing upholsterer, aged 44, living at 18 Highbury Gove, Islington. He was still there in 1901 and died in Islington in 1917
Size 24 x 26 x 35 inches tall (61 x 66 x 90 cm tall)
Price £950
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Internal Reference: 6290
Antique Number: SA1063013
Dateline of this antique is 1890
Height is 90cm (35.4inches)
Width is 61cm (24.0inches)
Depth is 66cm (26.0inches)
Antique #SA1063013, showcased on this page, originates from 1890. For historical context, the timeline below highlights the period when it was made:
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