Drop-leaf table by Giles Grendey

Grendey seems to have been a provincial immigrant to London who advanced by making middle-class goods for the home market.

Details

Medium:
Mahogany
Dimensions:
71 x 150 x 55 cm
Art Fund grant:
£7,200 ( Total: £16,200)
Acquired in:
2007
Vendor:
James Brett Antiques

He specialised in fairly plain, well-made pieces in walnut and mahogany, of which this oval table is a prime example. He is a particularly relevant maker for the Geffrye Museum which focuses on middle-class consumption.

Provenance

?Robert Bradley, 1990s; James Brett Antiques; private collection; James Brett Antiques.

Venue details

The Geffrye Museum of the Home 136 Kingsland Road, Hoxton, London London E2 8EA 020 7739 9893 www.geffrye-museum.org.uk

Entry details

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The museum is closed to the public for a major, transformational development project. It will reopen in winter 2019.
During closure, the restored almshouse will remain open for tours and a full programme of events will be run in the front gardens.