James Shoolbred and Company was a draper and later a department store, located on Tottenham Court Road, London. The store was established in the 1820s at 155 Tottenham Court Road selling textiles for home furnishing. In the 1870s the store began designing, manufacturing and selling high quality furniture. This sofa bears the same stencil punched numbers as Schoolbred pieces and the front legs are also turned in the same manner. Chesterfields were a firm favourite of the workshop.
Chesterfield sofas share a complex history, alongside the elite, the privileged and aristocrats. History reveals that these types of couches have been commonly used in the confines of old institutions, government buildings and luxurious homes for generations. A room, in the 1900’s, would not be complete, unless the master owns a Chesterfield sofa.
A ready-to-go beauty by one of the best makers in a splendid fabric.