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Chiffonier

Chiffonier

  • Place of origin:

    Manchester (made)

  • Date:

    1870-1880 (made)

  • Artist/Maker:

    Lamb, James, born 1816 - died 1903 (maker)

  • Materials and Techniques:

    Veneered with Hungarian ash, kingwood and harewood.

  • Credit Line:

    Bequeathed by Mrs. E.E. Harris

  • Museum number:

    W.19:1, 2-1967

  • Gallery location:

    In Storage

Physical description

The chiffonier rests on four tapering ebonised feet, which support a semi-hexagonal base, veneered as is the whole piece except where stated, with Hungarian ash. At each side are two triangular shelves supported toward the back by ebonised columns fluted and with turned mouldings at top and bottom.

In the centre is a nest of four drawers with incised and ebonised lines. They are secured by a Wellington Chest type hinged flap with a lock. The flap and corresponding pilaster on the other side have panels veneered with harewood surrounded by ebonised stringing and a band of kingwood.

The top supports a small shelf, on two ebonised columns with a backboard semicircular at the sides and rising in the centre above the level of the shelf; this centre is stressed by a circular projection enclosing an ebonised rosette.

Place of Origin

Manchester (made)

Date

1870-1880 (made)

Artist/maker

Lamb, James, born 1816 - died 1903 (maker)

Materials and Techniques

Veneered with Hungarian ash, kingwood and harewood.

Marks and inscriptions

LAMB 32663 MANCHESTER
Top edge of top drawer.

B. LINE & CO, SECURE LEVER
Drawer locks

HORNE PATENT
Hinge of flap

PATENT LEVER LAMB
Lock of flap

Dimensions

Width: 51.5 in, Height: 43.25 in, Depth: 15.75 in

Descriptive line

Ebonised and veneered with ash, kingwood and harewood, James Lamb, English, 1870-1880

Materials

Ash; Kingwood; Harewood

Techniques

Veneering

Categories

Furniture

Collection

Furniture and Woodwork Collection

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