Beresford, Julius

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Beresford, Julius

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  • Wiszniewski, Julius Beresford
  • Berry
  • Old Berry, The

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Dates of existence

29 June 1868-29 September 1959

History

Julius Bernhard Wiszniewski was an immigrant to England from Danzig (Gdansk).

With his brother in law Richard Hicks (who married his sister in 1875) Julius Bernard formed Beresford & Hicks in 1891 with a factory in Hemsworth Street, Hoxton, and a showroom in Curtain Road, Shoreditch.

In due course his son Julius Beresford Wiszniewski became a partner in Beresford & Hicks.

By 1918 they were known as ‘manufacturing upholstering and framemakers’ with a large showroom at 135-139 Curtain Road. The firm supplied bedroom suites to Heal’s, Tottenham Court Road; this comprised one particular design in 1905 and three in 1936. The firm was also known for making high quality upholstered goods and English reproduction furniture of all types and supplied furniture to the Royal Family in 1933. Production grew to include high quality modern boardroom furniture and it was granted a royal warrant in 1958, with Jack Beresford, the son of Julius, named as the grantee. In 1967 the Hemsworth Street factory was purchased by the Greater London Council and a new factory was built in Kings Lynn. About this time the firm merged with another old-established but ailing firm, Alfred Cox of Corsham Street, to produce mainly domestic furniture. The firm was acquired by Uniflex in 1972 but ceased to exist in 1995.

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Beresford, Eric G (nk)

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TRC-A-0177

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family

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Beresford, Eric G is the child of Beresford, Julius

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Beresford, Jack (1 January 1899-3 December 1977)

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TRC-A-0022

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family

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Beresford, Jack is the child of Beresford, Julius

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Beresford, J Michael (nk)

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TRC-A-0452

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family

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Beresford, J Michael is the grandchild of Beresford, Julius

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TRC-A-0018

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