Grendey seems to have been a provincial immigrant to London who advanced by making middle-class goods for the home market.
Drop-leaf table by Giles Grendey, 1730s
© The Geffrye Museum of the Home
- 71 x 150 x 55 cm
- Art Fund grant:
- £7,200 ( Total: £16,200)
- Acquired in:
- 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.
?Robert Bradley, 1990s; James Brett Antiques; private collection; James Brett Antiques.
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