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Sykes was part of a close circle of British and American collectors of Georgian furniture which included Eric Moller (collection sold Sotheby's, November 18th, 1993), Samuel Messer (collection sold Christies December 5th, 1991), Percival Griffiths, Geoffrey Blackwell, Jim Joel and Lord Plender.The collections were of particular interest as they were formed under the tutelage of the collector and revered furniture historian Robert Wemyss Symonds (d.1958), whose collection of books and photographs now forms part of the H.F. Du Pont Winterthur Museum.
The members of the circle met regularly at Syke's flat to get advice on upcoming purchases and exchange information on their latest finds.
Symonds published a number of books on early English furniture and clocks, notably Furniture Making In Seventeenth and Eighteenth Century England, publ. The Connoisseur, 1955, which is mainly based around Symonds, Sykes and Moller's collections. Many pieces from J.S. Sykes' collection are illustrated in R. W. Symonds, Masterpieces of English Furniture and Clocks, 1940.
|Height||71.00 cm||(27.95 inches)|
|Width||80.00 cm||(31.50 inches)|
|Depth||76.00 cm||(29.92 inches)|
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