19Th Century Oak Sideboard.
A fantastic quality 19th century oak sideboard with pollard oak front panels. The sideboard has three drawers one long and two short on the top frieze with two large cupboards below one with a large cellarette drawer.
The sideboard is stamped in three different locations ” James Winter & Sons Wardour St Soho London”.
Condition : overall very good one very small are of damage to front moulding and a few small stains on the top.
James Winter was an important furniture dealer, broker and licensed appraiser based in Soho, London between 1823 and 1840. However the company that he founded is recorded as having traded in second hand furniture until its demise in 1870, probably long after Winter’s death. In the course of its history, the business was renamed ‘James Winter & Sons’ and even re-located a couple of times, albeit always remaining on Wardour Street, Dictionary of English Furniture Makers, 1660-1840, ed. by G. Beard and C. Gilbert, pp 992-3. One of the only two documented stamps, which reads: ‘James Winter & Sons, 101 Wardour St., Soho, London’, features on a large proportion of pieces retailed by the Winter firm and also appears impressed twice upon the present lot. The offered partners’ desk, as with the vast majority of furniture known to bear Winter’s name, is a very fine example from the Regency or George IV period. Several Regency items sold in James Winter’s name are illustrated in C. Gilbert, Pictorial Dictionary of Marked London Furniture, 1700-1840, pl’s 1016-1026, pp 494-8. Throughout the latter part of its existence, Winter’s company retailed both antique and contemporary pieces specifically selected to appeal to their Victorian clients’ eclectic tastes, Pictorial Dictionary of Marked London Furniture,