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Collins and Hayes

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of Engelfield Works, De Beauvoir Road, Dalston, London, N1. (1922)

of Pauntley Street, Archway Road, Upper Holloway, London, N.19. Telephone: Archway 1641-2. Cables: "Furnichair, Holway". (1947)

  • [1]The name was developed from the Collins family, who were high quality cabinetmakers and the Hayes family, which specialised in top-end upholstery.
  • 1922 Listed Exhibitor - British Industries Fair. Manufacturers of High-class Settees, Easy Chairs, and Small Chairs, in all styles, covered in antique leathers, damask and brocades. (Stand No. C.12) [2]
  • Post-WWII. The business ceased manufacturing cabinet furniture after the Second World War, and has since focused on quality upholstery.
  • 1947 Listed Exhibitor - British Industries Fair. Manufacturers of Settees, Easy Chairs, Wing Chairs, Occasional Chairs, Upholstered in Hide and Soft Materials. (Earls Court, 1st Floor, Stand No. 763) [3]
  • From 1910 to 1997 the company was run solely by the Hayes family. In 1997 it was sold to the Aquarius Group. In 2007 Collins and Hayes was acquired by it’s management,

  • Note:
    • Collins and Hayes have their own Website: [2]
    • The company is now in St Leonards-on-Sea, East Sussex.

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