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James Lamb Of Manchester Pair Of Ebonised, Walnut & Gilt Metal Mounted Pier Cabinets Circa 1850


£14,995 | $19,966 USD | €16,990 EUR
Item Number: SA672771
Date of manufacture: 1850
Current Status: For sale
Seller: Splendid Antiques
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James Lamb of Manchester Pair of Ebonised, Walnut & Gilt Metal Mounted Pier Cabinets Circa 1850
A pair of important and rare matching pair of 19th Century James Lamb of Manchester Ebonised, Walnut and Gilt metal mounted pier cabinets bookcases circa 1850,the rectangular orient pink marble tops with a pierced gilt metal three quarter gallery above a frieze of scrolling olive leaves and a pair of glazed panelled doors, two adjustable internal shelves raised on a plinth base, each with paper labels to the reverse with Hampton and Sons, The Pantechnicon, Belgrave Square, each cabinet bearing makers serial mark & numbers: Lamb 26504 Manchester
Provenance: Provenance: Bonhams Knightsbridge Sale 8th March 2005 - lot 190 and then Private London Collection
Lambs of Manchester
Lambs of Manchester were a renowned cabinet making firm, founded by James Lamb. He was a Manchester cabinetmaker who started in the mid Victorian era. James Lamb was born in 1816, he joined the family business and turned it into a high class interior design, decorating and furnishing firm. The firm had a cabinet making workshop in Castleford and their main gallery in John Dalton Street, Manchester, with vast furniture showrooms over three floors showing their quality pieces for sale.
The firm was to go onto international success winning medals at the London 1862 Exhibition and the Paris 1867 Exhibition.
James Lamb died in 1903, his obituary appeared in The Journal of Decorative Art and British Decorators where it stated 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. His name for 50years stood as a landmark for all that was best in both spheres of industrial art.
They employed famous designers of the caliber of Charles Bevan, Bruce Talbert and W.J Estall and were especially well known for their arts and crafts furniture.
You know you are buying quality furniture when you buy antique furniture by the furniture makers lambs of Manchester
William Hampton
The Pantechnicon building was a large building located Between Motcomb, Lowndes, and Kinnerton Streets, all of which are on the western side of the square, used for storing furniture, carriages, works of art, &c. It was originally built about the year 1834, as a bazaar, and was established principally for the sale of carriages and household furniture.
In 1830 William Hampton opened a shop for the sale of general household furniture in Cranbourn Street. He was subsequently joined by his two sons George and William Powell (the sons of George Hampton; Harold, Fred and Clarence also later entered the business).
In 1869 the business expanded with new premises on the corner site comprising 8 Pall Mall East and 1-3 Dorset Place (now Whitcomb Street). Throughout its history the firm suffered a number of serious fires, the first of which occurred in 1890. As the firm continued to expand it took over control of a number of other firms, beginning with James Coulson and Co of Lisburn, Northern Ireland in 1898, and in the early 1950's Goodall, Lamb and Highway of King Street, Manchester and Robson and Sons Ltd of Newcastle-upon-Tyne.
In 1926 the firm opened a factory at Ingate Place, Battersea close to the firm's existing depository. Amongst the firm's notable contracts were the Royal Yacht Britannia, the liners the Queen Elizabeth, Queen Mary, Theatre Royal Drury Lane, the Duke of York Theatre, the Dorchester and the Mayfair Hotels and the palaces of two Indian princes, the Nizam of Hyderabad and the Maharajah of Kashmir. On the night of 16th November 1940 an incendiary bomb hit the Pall Mall premises and the greater part of the building was destroyed. Temporary one-storeyed buildings were erected on the site but these were eventually demolished in
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This item is antique. The date of manufacture has been declared as 1850.


Height = 107 cm (42.1")
Width = 120 cm (47.2")
Depth = 45 cm (17.7")

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