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English, Circa 1880.
This very large bookcase is in showroom condition, the makers label is printed on the back - S & H Jewells.
S and H Jewell were fine quality cabinet makers who were established in 1830. They were a family business who worked from their premises at 29-31 Little Queen Street, Holborn, in London and then later to Parker Street, LONDON. W.C.2. They are recorded to have sold furniture to the Arts and Crafts home, Standen House, East Grinstead, Sussex and stated on the receipt dated 1st May 1894, states the company was founded in 1830 but there are not many records of their earlier pieces. They also restored early pieces of antique and re sold them in their London shop.
This walnut bookcase has a rich colour and nicely fluted detailing on the front supports and carved corbels at the top.
10 height adjustable shelves.
Hand waxed finish.
Each side interior