S/584 Early Victorian Rosewood Breakfast Table Stamped: C Hindley & Sons Late Miles & Edwards,134 Oxford St. London, 12347
The circular attractively grained top, with a crossbanded stepped edge, tilts on brass thumb screws, retaining its brass catch and locking rest. The company of manufacture is stamped on the top edge of its block and the solid rosewood bulbous and barrel column stem is raised on a triangular platform base with scroll feet retaining their brass castors. The whole is of a good colour, in good condition and retains a patination.
C Hindley and Sons were based at 154 Oxford Street, London, from circa 1820-1830 and are recorded in the V&A archives in 1978. Henry Miles and John Edwards were based at 134 Oxford St. London from 1822 till 1844 and appeared in directories in 1823 and 1835-39. The firm had many prestigious patrons including the Empress of Russia. In 1844 Miles and Edwards were taken over by Charles Hindley and Sons. Several account books, journals, stock lists and letter books of Miles & Edwards survive, dating 1825-44. Both companies are listed in the Dictionary of English Furniture Makers 1660-1840 by the Furniture History Society.
28¾ in. (73 cm.) High
45 in. (114.5 cm.) Diameter English Circa 1850