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In Good Hands

In Good Hands

250 Years of Craftsmanship at Swaine Adeney Brigg

By (author) Katherine Prior


  • New photography of walking sticks and equestrian accessories
  • Special attention given to the Czilinsky family of ivory and wood carvers and the Dumenil family of silversmiths and stick- and pipe-mounters
  • Full chronology of the firm alongside general historical events given
Full Description

The first publication to tell the full story of Swaine Adeney Brigg, the makers of luxury leather goods and umbrellas, this book presents a wealth of items made by the various firms and brands that came together to form the company we know today. Brigg umbrellas and walking sticks, Swaine & Adeney whips, Köhler hunting horns, Pendragon travel goods, and Herbert Johnson hats are all represented and placed in their social historical setting.

With more than 160 color illustrations, including paintings, historical prints and drawings as well as newly commissioned photography, the book is an indispensable tool for collectors and anyone interested in the lively interplay of trade and craftsmanship in Britain over the past 250 years.

Swaine Adeney Brigg: The Founding Fathers
J. Köhler & Son – Hunting, Coaching, and Signal Horn Manufacturers
G. & J. Zair Ltd – The Birmingham Connection
Thomas Brigg & Sons – Royal Umbrella-makers
Herbert Johnson – Hatters of New Bond Street
Pendragon Perfection – The skilled touch of craftsmen
Looking Ahead
List of Illustrations
A Note on Sources

John Adamson
29th Nov 2012
USA & Canada
8.96 in x 12.04 in
160 Pages
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