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Here for sale is a fantastic and rare shop haberdashery or storage cabinet. Double sided with the same set of bank of drawers with tambour front to each side. On castors. Probably dating from the middle of the 20th century. Makers label inside one of the drawers.

 

Jack Beresford was the son of Julius Beresford. The family name was Wisniewski but his father dropped the name after Beresford was born.  The family name was Wisniewski but his father dropped the name after Beresford was born. Julius Beresford was also a rower who won an Olympic silver medal for Great Britain rowing at the 1912 Summer Olympics as well as winning several times at Henley. Jack was educated at Bedford School where he stroked the eight and also captained the rugby football XV. During the First World War he served in the Liverpool Scottish Regiment and was wounded in the leg in France. He returned to London and learned the craft of furniture-making for Beresford & Hicks in his father's factory. He took up sculling because the leg wound put an end to his rugby career.

 

Some marks and scratches and general signs of its history and use.

 

61 cm across, 134 cm width, 67 cm height

Mid Century Beresford and Hicks Haberdashery Cabinet

£695.00Price
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