Some superb quality crafted pieces of antique furniture can be seen by the cabinet maker A Blain Liverpool. This is the stamp for Arthur Blain who established the cabinet making business in the William IV period of 1835, at 35 Paradise Street, Liverpool. The earliest examples are stamped with just A Blain Liverpool and the later Victorian pieces carry the A Blain & Sons stamp. Arthur Blain died in 1868 when the business was continued by Arthur’s son, William Hughes Blain who died in 1909. Their works were recorded in ‘The Dictionary of English Furniture Makers’, 1660-1840, Beard & Giblert, Maney 1986
When you see pieces of furniture by A Blain of Liverpool, you can be sure of quality craftsmanship, created by their skilled cabinet makers. They mainly built their pieces form hardwoods such as Mahogany and Walnut, beautifully hand finished with French polish.
Here are some nice examples by the cabinet makers A Blain Liverpool –
This set of eight walnut antique dining chairs have curved backs with leather seats and unusual turnings.
This Magnificent 19th Century, Figured Walnut Antique Wardrobe has the Makers Stamp, A Blain Liverpool and dates from around 1860. It is break-fronted with three full length doors and arched mouldings.
This Beautiful early 19th century Victorian Mahogany Antique Games Table is stamped and dates from ca. 1840 so is a very early example.