Makers

J & J Smith of Peebles

J & J Smith of Peebles were the makers of the Holyrood Folding Table which had a Patent number of 13796.

Smith are known to have been in existence at least by 1890 and described themselves on their letterhead as Coachbuilders, Cabinetmakers and Upholsterers, Auctioneers and Valuators with a factory at Dovecot and warerooms at High Street, Peebles. They showed commercial sense in choosing the name for their design as the Royal Residence of Holyrood, situated at one end of Edinburgh's Royal Mile, is famous throughout the world.

It is known that they produced version of the Holyrood with both an oval and a rectangular top. An example of the Holyrood table is owned by the National Museums of Scotland.

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