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DRESSING TABLE BY G. BETJEMAN & SONS, LONDON
A mahogany ladies dressing table with satinwood interior, by G. Betjeman and Sons, London. The hinged, mirrored top opening to reveal a fitted interior containing glass bottles and jars, an ivory manicure set and ivory hairbrushes, with two drawers beneath. The silver-gilt tops to the bottles and jars are stamped with the Hallmark for London, 1907, and the Maker’s Mark of George Betjeman and Sons.
To the rear of the case is fixed the name-plate of H.J Linton, Paris.
George Betjeman & Sons were perhaps the largest fancy goods manufacturers in the world at the end of the 19th and start of the 20th centuries. Supplying luxury goods to traders such as Asprey, it is stated (The Stationery Trades Journal, 31st January 1894) "that Betjeman's is one of the few firms possessing the necessary machinery for putting a log of wood in at one end of the factory and turning it out as a highly-finished dressing case at the other, every portion of it being manufactured by them."
Their large works in Pentonville Road is listed as making a bewildering array of objects, often desk and dressing table accessories. The founder of the company, George Betjeman, (great-grandfather of the poet, Sir John Betjeman) invented the tantalus spirit stand, as well as many other patented devices.
(source: John Culme, The Directory of Gold and Silversmiths, Woodbridge, 1987, Vol.1, pp. 43-44)
H J Linton, 30 Rue Feydeau, Paris. Maison Anglaise.
Specialised in importing luxury English furniture and goods to France
|Height||55.00 inch||(139.70 cm)|
|Width||47.00 inch||(119.38 cm)|
|Depth||27.00 inch||(68.58 cm)|
Hallidays (Fine Antiques) Ltd