Victorian Cellar Wine Rack by Farrow & Jackson of London & Paris


Vendor: Jason Clarke Antiques

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For sale, a Victorian Strap metal cellar wine rack by Farrow & Jackson of London & Paris.

Comprised of a metal strapwork frame with waved iron section held together with metal clasps, it comes complete with its metal wall brackets and original brass maker’s tab stating, “Farrow & Jackson – London & Paris”. This great example is capable of storing up to 156 bottles of wine.

The firm took part in both the 1862 London Exhibition and the 1873 Vienna Universal Exhibition where these wine racks formed part of their display and they were widely advertised by the firm throughout their trading years as their “Registered” Cellular Wine Bins.  

Farrow & Jackson was represented themselves as having been formed in 1798 but the date is more relevant to the early trading dates for the firm’s founder Benjamin Farrow who started the business in Diss, Norfolk. Moving to London at the turn of the century, Farrow was already manufacturing wine bins at this stage and the company had become widely renowned for them by the time the family exhibited at The Great Exhibition of 1851. About ten years later, his son Charles Farrow formed a partnership with Richard Jackson and by 1869 had extended their business to premises in Paris, perhaps as a result of their success in the 1862 London Exhibition.

They continued in business into the latter part of the twentieth century, becoming a limited company in 1897 and finally becoming Farrow & Jackson & Purdy in 1930. During their history they worked extensively for the Royal Family including Queen Victoria at St James and Buckingham Palace.

A great example dating to circa 1880

Measurements are Height: 140cms x Width: 110cms x Depth: 14cms