A William IV carved oak hall seat by Birwith for Kendell & Co
Lot 178
A William IV carved oak hall seat by Birwith for Kendell & Co
Sold for £1,375 (US$ 2,308) inc. premium
Auction Details
Lot Details
A William IV carved oak hall seat
by Birwith for Kendell & Co
The rectangular seat with scroll ends above a moulded seatrail on reeded and stiff leaf carved tapering legs and spool feet, labelled to the underside, 'J.KENDELL & CO, No. 88430, Workman's Name, Birwith', 61cm wide, 40cm deep, 49cm high (24" wide, 15.5" deep, 19" high).

Footnotes

  • John Kendell & Co of Leeds introduced a labelling system for furniture produced from the 1830's. As in this example the labels often show the workman's name alongside the stock number. Unfortunately the firm's records have not been found, so the original commission cannot be identified. In 1863 the firm was taken over by the well-known cabinet makers firm, Marsh & Jones. See G.Beard & C.Gilbert, Dictionary of English Furniture 1660-1840, p.505.
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