An Aesthetic Movement Painted Bedroom Suite
A three piece bedroom suite attributed to Dyer, Harper & Dyer of London.
A two door painted pedimented wardrobe with dressing table and wash stand en suite.
Japonesque geometric, floral and bird painted decoration on a yellow ground to all.
Brass patent registration mark for 1874, numbering 280637 and inscribed "Japanese".
Shown in found but stabilised condition,
English, circa 1874.
Price is for the three pieces as shown but with a marble top supplied for the wash stand.
Wardrobe - H:225 W:123 D:63 CM
H:88.6 W:48.4 D:24.8 INCHES
Dressing Table - H:167 W:123 D:58 CM
H:65.7 W:48.2 D:22.8 INCHES
Wash Stand - H:113 W:68 D:56 CM
H:44.5 W:26.8 D:22 INCHES
Dyer & Co.; Dyer, Harper & Dyer; Dyer & Watts
Islington, London; furniture manufacturers (fl. 1860-1900)
John Dyer & Co. were recorded at Northampton Street, Essex Road, London, as cabinet makers in the 1871 Kelly’s Directory. In the 1882 Post Office Directory the firm was listed as Dyer, Harper & Dyer at 2 Northampton Street and 135 Shepparton Road and in 1886 Dyer & Co. was recorded in Furniture Gazette: Classified List of the Furniture, Upholstery, and Allied Trades as Art Furniture Manufacturers and Cabinet Makers at 2 Northampton Street, Islington. Dyer & Watts were later known are manufacturers of quality bedroom suites which were supplied to West End shops at the end of the 19th century. The firm registered many decorative wardrobes from early 1860s onwards and pioneered the respectability of cheap wood painted in imitation of inlay. A painted pine bedroom suite, exhibited in the Paris Exhibition of 1867, was purchased from them by the Empress Eugenie of France.