We live in a flat that was previously occupied by Jo's Grandparents. One of the things we do occasionally is sort out a room or cupboard. Today I'm tidying up a room for a friend to move in whilst he's finishing his University course.
I've already tweeted a number of times about a metal bed that I've had to dismantle. This most recent find isn't all that interesting to look at but when you see a label that details where it was manufactured, and then find that place on Google maps to see the place has clearly completely changed, it becomes interesting.
This piece of furniture is just a table on wheels (I'm sure it has a better name) and it was built by Le Grest & Co. at 58 Fairfield Street SW18. The place in in Wandsworth and was most probably a place where a lot of manufacturing companies set up. But as we move to a tertiary economy these places are torn down and replaced with offices, shops and/or flats.
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A google for Le Grest & Co. only turns up a few links. It would appear that they are probably no longer building furniture or trading, and that Le Grest was most probably a play on "leg rest" based on one page and a listing on on ebay.