A Stamped “Johnstone & Jeans 67 New Bond St London” walnut 19th Century Victorian period tufted leather chesterfield.
English, circa 1860.
A rare and extremely well drawn, having good deep proportions, 19th century figured walnut Chesterfield upholstered in a deep buttoned tan leather, stamped by the prominent London cabinet makers Johnstone and Jeanes, raised on the original gilt Cope and Collinson castors.
Having a shaped breakfront edge and scrolling arms being upholstered in a fine quality deep buttoned hand dyed leather hyde. The back being sprung gives support when seated whilst having a good deep sprung seat for comfort.
The front legs of turned figured walnut retain their original gilt Cope and Collinson brass castors with the rear splay legs again of figured walnut similarly retaining the original castors.
A superb quality chesterfield having the sought after rare shaped front and set back arms by one of the finest cabinet and upholstery makers of their day. A very desirable chesterfield to any private individual with a discerning eye or collector alike.
Johnstone & Jeanes.
John Johnstone of Bond Street is widely know for his collaboration with Robert Jupe (Johnstone, Jupe & Co) whom together patented a remarkably inventive expanding circular dining table with segmented leaves called the Jupe Table in March 1835.
Their partnership was short lived owing to a falling out in 1840. Jupe separated the business moving to Wellbeck Street whilst Johnstone then traded as ‘Johnstone & Jeanes’ at their same initial address 67 New Bond Street, London from 1842 until 1880 suppling fine quality furniture.
The firm exhibited their furniture at the Great Exhibition 1851, The International Exhibition of London in 1862, and The Paris Exhibition of 1878.
The Royal Collection Trust and the Victoria & Albert Museum both have stamped examples of Johnstone & Jeanes furniture within their collections as well as Buckingham Palace and numerous other important collections.
Width 84 inches – 213cm
Height 27 1/2cm – 70cm
Depth 38 1/2 inches – 98cm
Seat Height 17 1/2cm – 44.5cm