Antique furniture by James Shoolbred and Co. (Jas Shoolbred)
James Shoolbred & Co or also knows as Jas Shoolbred was established in the 1820’s as a draper’s shop, at Tottenham Court Road, London. The company first began supplying textiles to the furniture trade. By the 1860’s, the company began designing, manufacturing and selling its own high quality furniture in their thriving and fashionable furniture shop. By the 1880’s, Jas Shoolbred had expanded to such an extent that the business had to move to larger premises, becoming one of the first large department stores in London, who would supply quality antique furniture and accessories for the Victorian home. The furniture was displayed in a series of catalogues that the company produced every year with their new and impressive designs. James Shoolbred’s furniture was always displayed and photographed alongside the textiles, carpets and other accessories that the company sold, creating an example interior design for customers to view. Jas Shoolbred was granted a Royal warrant by the mid-1880s and their Victorian furniture was of the best quality available of the late Victorian period. Unfortunately, as with most great Victorian designers and furniture makers, James Shoolbred & Co didn’t survive the financial crisis of the late 1920’s and ceased trading in 1931. You can see some wonderful examples for sale and if you are interested in buying high quality pieces like this look at our wonderful inventory on our website at antiques world.
Previous examples include
Superb Quality Golden Oak ‘James Shoolbred’ Four Door Antique Bookcase
The original makers ivorine label of “James Shoolbred & Co” is still present on the interior side of a door.
Quality Victorian Walnut, Tall Antique Chest of Drawers by JAS Shoolbred & Co in ca. 1890
Antique Inlaid Rosewood Occasional Table – Shoolbred
This beautiful antique Victorian inlaid rosewood occasional table / wine table / centre table ca 1890 has its original makers label James Shoolbred & Co London.
Quality Antique Victorian Walnut Chest Of Drawers – JAS Shoolbred
JAS Shoolbred Edwardian Mahogany Antique Display Cabinet