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 Charles, C.J.

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C.J. Charles was a pseudonym of Charles Joel Duveen, brother of Joseph, Lord Duveen of Millbank. He initially worked for the family firm of Duveen Brothers, buying Chinese ceramics for the Bond Street shop in The Hague and Amsterdam, and working in the New York premises. He set up his own antique and interior decorating business in New Bond Street, using the name CJ Charles, 'Charles of London'. He is said to have been paid £1,500 a year for relinquishing the use of the family name for his business . He wrote 'Elizabethan Interiors', George Newnes, Ltd., London, and F Greenfield, New York, 1912 (1st edition of 800 copies).

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J.M. Duveen, 'The Rise of the House of Duveen', London 1957, p.185.

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