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Art Nouveau Cabinet ( Trapnell & Gane Label ) Renowned Furniture Maker

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Seller: pennyforum9 (227) 100%, Location: Chard, Ships to: Free Local Pickup, Item: 201711254083 A BEAUTIFUL ART NOUVEAU CABINET WITH A P. E. GANE LABEL ON THE BACK. IN VERY GOOD CONDITION FOR AGE. HAS TWO INSETS TOO EACH SIDE FOR EXTRA DISPLAY. ONE GLASS IS CRACKED BUT I CAN GET IT REPAIRED IF REQUIRED. SOME INFORMATION BELOW. LOOKS MUCH BETTER IN REAL LIFE The business was begun by Henry Trapnell in 1824 in Host Street. As it developed new premises were acquired in St.James's Barton, Queen's Street, St.Michael's and Barrs Street, St.Paul's. In 1860 the headquarters of the business moved to College Green. By 1889 branches had opened in both Cardiff and Newport. A final expansion of the firm's manufacturing resources took place in 1903 when a five-floor factory was opened in Hill Street, Bristol. During the 19th century, Henry Trapnell's sons William and Caleb helped build up the business. Philip Endres Gane, who had been employed since boyhood, was taken into partnership and at the end of the century took over proprietorship. In 1851 an imposing exhibit was designed and made by the firm's craftsmen for the Great Exhibition and in the following year there is record of a notable exhibit prepared for the Paris Exhibition. Royalty, too, were furnished direct in the 19th century and the furnishing of reception rooms for royal visits was often entrusted to the firm. In 1909 a private limited company was formed of which Philip Endres Gane was chairman and managing director. His two sons, Leslie and Crofton, became associated with the firm as directors. The latter took over the chairmanship on the death of his father in 1933. Condition: Royalty, were furnished direct in the 19th century and the furnishing of reception rooms for royal visits was often entrusted to the firm., Style: art nouveau, Original/Reproduction: Original, Product Type: Cabinets

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