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A Superb Quality Victorian Burr Elm And Ebonised Compactum Wardrobe By Renowned Cabinet Maker Lamb Of Manchester


£6,950 | $9,254 USD | €7,875 EUR
Item Number: SA724027
Date of manufacture: Victorian
Current Status: For sale
Seller: Gateway Antiques
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A superb quality Victorian burr elm and ebonised Compactum Wardrobe by renowned cabinet maker Lamb of Manchester - of large proportions being just under 3 metres wide. The central section fitted with mahogany lined linen slides over drawers that retain their original gilt brass handles flanked either side by double door access to full length handing. The doors with applied black porcelain plaques depicting classical figures– the drawers with inlaid marquetry roundels.
Reduces down to component form for ease of access and transport.
115" wide x 92"h x 24"d
293cm w x 234h x 61 d
Circa 1870
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.
Internal Ref: 300 080


This item is antique. The date of manufacture has been declared as Victorian.


Height = 234 cm (92.1")
Width = 293 cm (115.4")
Depth = 61 cm (24.0")

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