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

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.

The Geffrye Museum of the Home

136 Kingsland Road, Hoxton, London, Greater London, E2 8EA
020 7739 9893

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Set in beautiful 18th century almshouses and gardens in Hoxton, East London, the Museum explores and reeveals the multiple meanings of home and home life through displays of rooms and gardens through time, stories from the collections, exhibitions and events. The Museum is closed until May 2020 for a major redevelopment. When it reopens, it will be the go-to place for ideas, inspiration and debate around the universal theme of home. Opening hours will be Tuesday - Sunday, 10am-5pm

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