Victorian Writing Desk by Hampton and Sons London

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Victorian Writing Desk

Code 2167
139wide 58deep 77high cm
Gap 57wide 60high cm

Hampton and Sons were cabinet makers of Antique Furniture and were first established in ca. 1830 by William Hampton. He opened his first shop selling General household to more fine furniture in Cranbourn Street, in London. In 1869 Williams Two sons George and William joined his business and they expended and moved to the larger premises 8 Pall Mall, London.

Hampton and Sons furnished some impressive properties and boats from the Royal Yacht Britannia, the Queen Elizabeth and Queen Mary, the Theatre Royal of Drury Lane, the Duke of York Theatre, the Dorchester and the Mayfair Hotels and the palaces of two Indian princes, the Nizam of Hyderabad & the Maharajah of Kashmir.

Hampton and Sons had a few disasters throughout its history, it suffered a major fire in 1890 but they re-established and went to expand their business further. They bought several cabinet making firms starting with James Coulson and Co of Lisburn, Northern Ireland in 1898, and then Goodall, Lamb and Highway of King Street, Manchester and Robson and Sons Ltd of Newcastle-upon-Tyne (all very prestigious cabinet makers throughout history).

In 1926 Hampton and Sons opened a factory at Ingate Place, Battersea but in 1940 a bomb hit the Pall Mall premises and most of the building was destroyed. Because of this they decided to buy a controlling interest in the firm of Storey & Co Ltd of Kensington High Street where they established their new headquarters. Hampton and Sons did make some real quality pieces of Antique Furniture, so if you purchase a piece with their stamp you know you will have a quality items that will last a lifetime if cared for correctly.

This piece here for sale is in great condition, structurally sound and all original apart from the later addition leather top which is worn but still very usable. Age related wear to the desk but this adds to its charm, comes with keys that work correctly and it’s ready to go.
Fantastic for a office or home office please don’t hesitate to buy.

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