A Victorian burr walnut, ebonised and gilt bronze mounted credenza  by Lamb of Manchester, in the Louis XVI style
Lot 237
A Victorian burr walnut, ebonised and gilt bronze mounted credenza by Lamb of Manchester, in the Louis XVI style
£5,000 - 7,000
US$ 8,100 - 11,000

Lot Details
A Victorian burr walnut, ebonised and gilt bronze mounted credenza  by Lamb of Manchester, in the Louis XVI style
A Victorian burr walnut, ebonised and gilt bronze mounted credenza
by Lamb of Manchester, in the Louis XVI style
Applied with jasperware plaques and inlaid with boxwood and ebonised lines, the shaped top above a frieze applied with plaques above a pair of glazed doors enclosing a shelf flanked by rams head masks and bowed glazed ends, each enclosing two shelves on a moulded plinth base with turned feet, stamped inside the door, 'LAMB MANCHESTER, 9479', 187cm wide, 47cm deep, 105cm high (73.5" wide, 18.5" deep, 41" high).

Footnotes

  • The firm of James Lamb was the pre-eminent Manchester cabinetmaker in the second half of the 19th century. James Lamb was born in 1816 and joined the family business developing it into a high class decorating and furnishing firm. The firm had a workshop in Castleford and their main gallery in John Dalton Street, Manchester, with showrooms over three floors. The firm was to go on to international success winning medals at the London 1862 Exhibition, the Paris 1867 Exhibition and Paris 1878 Exhibition. They employed designers of the calibre of Charles Bevan, Bruce Talbert and W.J Estall. The cabinet the firm exhibited at the 1867 Exhibition was sold Sotheby's, London, 3 October 1997. When James Lamb died in 1903, his obituary appeared in The Journal of Decorative Art and British Decorators where it was recorded that:

    His name was a synonym for the best in everything that he did from 1850-1885, and he towered over everybody in Lancashire and Yorkshire as maker of high-class furniture.....to middle aged and older men connected with the furniture and decorating business, his name for fifty years stood as a landmark for all that was best in both spheres of industrial art.
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