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

Opening times

The museum is now closed to undergo a major, transformational development project. It will reopen in spring 2020.

Throughout closure, the Geffrye's restored almshouse will remain open for tours and a full programme of events will be run in the front gardens.

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