Monday, 12 August 2013

Furniture depositories, Kentish Town

House furnisher Alfred Marsh & Co was established in 1857. Alfred Marsh's original furniture making business was based at 9 Warden Road but by 1891 he had moved to 116 Kentish Town Road. Within a couple of years he had tripled his surface by taking over 114 and 118 Kentish Town Road.

A. Marsh & Co became well-established during during the first decades of the 20th century and its patrons included the Crown agents for the colonies. The company offered a wide range of new and second-hand furniture.


Advertisements published in the press kept the public informed about some of second-hand pieces available. In 1930 those included, among others, a walnut bedroom suite, two weathered oak bedroom suites, chesterfields in silk cover, as well as drawing and dining rooms in lacquer or walnut.

A. Marsh & Co seems to have disappeared during the economic crisis of the 1930s.

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Location: Royal College Street / Pictures taken in November 2012 and July 2013

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

Thank you for your research and the information. I have just bought an ornate sideboard (second/third/fourth hand) and it has the name "A. Marsh & Co, 114 - 118 Kentish Town Rd. House Furnishers" on a small plaque inside a drawer. You have just answered some of my questions about the makers / dealers. I am delighted - with my sideboard and with what you have dug up. Thank you again.