An elegant piece by James Lamb of Manchester, comprising two tiers of drawers with a lowered central top over a deep cupboard, and flanked by raised shelves each with a drawer. The style is a lovely combination of late Victorian/early Edwardian cabinetwork, with elements from the height of fashion, the Japanese style. This is represented by the ebony fretwork in the mirror frame, the curved rails and the two very fine Japanese tiles featuring brass inlays of flowers and chrysanthemum.The central cupboard doors have raised and fielded panels in rosewood. 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. Height overall the mirror 2105. Height of the upper top 760.
The item "Arts and Crafts dressing table by James Lamb" is in sale since Thursday, November 12, 2020. This item is in the category "Antiques\Antique Furniture\Dressing Tables\Edwardian (1901-1910)".dove" and is located in london. This item can be shipped to United Kingdom.