Early 20th Century Ladies Dressing Table
Early 20th Century Ladies Dressing Table
Early 20th Century Ladies Dressing Table

GEORGE BETJEMANN & SONS, LONDON (worked from 1905)

Early 20th Century Ladies Dressing Table

c. 1910 England

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A Ladies Dressing Table attributed to George Betjeman & Sons

Constructed in quarter veneered walnut, rising from short cabriole feet, of kneehole pedestal form, with a shaped and moulded apron: the sides with asymetrical fielded panel, the pedestals having cupboards floridly carved, revealing shelved interiors. The top of rising form, housing an adjustable triptych looking glass; below, two tiers of accoutrements, the top tier laterally hinged, and the whole comprehensively fitted with silver top bottles and implements, some maked ‘GB’ and dating to 1909.
Circa, 1910.
George Betjeman & Sons, Pentonville Road London

George Betjeman (1798-1886), the great grandfather of Sir John Betjeman, the Poet Laureate and broadcaster, was apprenticed to Gilbert Slater, a dressing case maker in 1810, and established himself as a dressing case manufacturer, initially in Clerkenwell, and later in 1859, in the Pentonville Road, where his substantial business employed 119 people. He had expanded into making and selling writing cases, tantulus sets, and tobacco cabinets, inter alia.
Height 95.00 cm (37.40 inches)
Width 102.00 cm (40.16 inches)
Depth 61.00 cm (24.02 inches)
Stock Code
Walnut, cut glass, silver
Some bottles marked GB for George Betjemann

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