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Jas Shoolbred Inlaid Mahogany Bookcase/cabinet


£1,695 | $2,362 USD | €1,975 EUR
Item Number: SA705133
Date of manufacture: 1900
Current Status: For sale
Seller: Camden Antiques
This antique has been viewed 33 times in the past month with the most views from Germany.


A high quality Edwardian period inlaid mahogany bookcase or cabinet. Of break-fronted form and of fine construction by the prestigious firm of cabinet makers, Jas Shoolbreed, of London. Made in high grade, dense mahogany, timber and decorated throughout with inlaid detailing, The top glazed section has a single door (lockable with key supplied) which opens to access a display space suitable for books or object d'art. The base section has a single cupboard door (lockable with key supplied) which opens to reveal a shelved interior. Offered for sale in excellent condition, with a great colour and patina, ready to go straight into the home. Splits into two sections for ease of installation.
Width 124cms
Depth 44cms
Height 180cms
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.
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This item is antique. The date of manufacture has been declared as 1900.


Height = 180 cm (70.9")
Width = 124 cm (48.8")
Depth = 44 cm (17.3")

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Camden Antiques
Units 20 & 19
The Vinery
West Sussex
BN18 9PY
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