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    19th century rosewood adjustable pole screen

    Antique 19th Century Rosewood Adjustable Pole Screen
    • Antique 19th Century Rosewood Adjustable Pole Screen
    • Antique 19th Century Rosewood Adjustable Pole Screen
    • Antique 19th Century Rosewood Adjustable Pole Screen
    • Antique 19th Century Rosewood Adjustable Pole Screen

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    19th century rosewood adjustable pole screen on three claw supports, the central panel with a Crossley's tapestry.

    John Crossley, was a carpet manufacturer at Dean Clough Mills, Halifax and died 17 January 1837, having had by his wife Martha, daughter of Abram Turner of Scout Farm, Yorkshire, a numerous family. Mrs. John Crossley died 26 November 1854. Crossley's older brother, John, was also an MP for Halifax, from 1874 to 1877.
    The fifth and youngest son, Francis, was sent to school at Halifax; while still a schoolboy his pocket money was made dependent on his own work. A loom was set up for him in his father's mill, on which he spent the time not spent at school. The carpet manufactory at Dean Clough was commenced by John Crossley in a small way, but it became, under the management of John Crossley, jun., Joseph Crossley, and Francis Crossley, who constituted the firm of J. Crossley & Sons, the largest concern of its kind in the world. Its buildings covered an area of 20 acres (81,000 m2), and the firm gave employment to between five and six thousand persons. Its rapid growth was by application of steam power and machinery to the production of carpets. The Crossley firm acquired patents and then devised and patented improvements which placed them in advance of the rest of the trade. One loom, the patent of which became their property, was found capable of weaving about six times as much as could be produced by the old hand loom. Manufacturers of tapestry and Brussels carpets applied to Messrs. Crossley for licenses to work their patents, and large sums accrued to them from royalties alone.
    Circa = 1860 - 1870
    Item Reference 6356
    Height = 60.00 inches
    Width = 21.00 inches
    Condition = Excellent
    Windsor House Category = Screens

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    Established in Leeds, Yorkshire in 1957 by our chairman D Kevin Smith, Windsor House Antiques has grown from a small one-man operation into a globally recognised company. In 1999 it was decided to relocate the showrooms to London in order to attract more overseas clientele but still keeping warehousing and the core of the workshops in Leeds. In 1999 an opportunity arose to purchase a second company, Berengar Antiques, operating from significant premises in Northamptonshire. Barnwell Manor, a former royal residence, offers an ideal opportunity to present stock in a period setting and is open strictly by appointment. The company is able to offer, in its combined locations, over 30,000 square feet of stock, both restored and unrestored, to trade and private clients. We also have a Helicopter pad at Barnwell Manor. Its “in house” interior design and research division works closely with private clients as well as established design companies. Almost all restoration is carried out on site with only small and highly specialised restoration given to craftsmen outside the company. Stock items range from £100 to nearly one million pounds with the emphasis on quality and condition. All of our items are chosen for their quality, authenticity, colour of wood, graining, style and line. Hopefully this comes across in the images on our website. However please feel free to contact us for a full condition report for any of the items. The companies are members of LAPADA, where Kevin Smith acted as vice chairman for 23 years, and also CINOA a confederation of leading antique dealers and adheres to both organisations strict codes of practice.

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    T: 01832274595
    E: sales@windsorhouseantiques.co.uk
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