Or are you looking for Search the Archives?

Please complete the form to email this item.

Close stool

Close stool

  • Place of origin:

    Manchester (made)

  • Date:

    1870-1890 (made)

  • Artist/Maker:

    Lamb, James, born 1816 - died 1903

  • Materials and Techniques:

    Deal, with ebonized and inlaid mahogany, ebony and boxwood decoration. Red velvet top.

  • Credit Line:

    Given by E. Vincent Harris, Esq.

  • Museum number:

    W.4-1968

  • Gallery location:

    In Storage

Returned from loan to Bodelwyddan Castle, National Portrait Gallery, Rhyl, May 2017.

Physical description

Commode of deal, with ebonized and inlaid decoration in mahogany, ebony and boxwood, with a dark red velvet upholstered top. White glass inset in the lower side of the lid and a damaged white earthenware pot.
It rests on bracket feet with an ebonized moulding above. The canted corners are ebonized and the top has an ebonized moulding on the edge. The front has an ebonized edged panel with a band of mahogany and a band of checquer work marquetry in ebony and boxwood. The sides are of plain panelled construction. The back is plain.

Place of Origin

Manchester (made)

Date

1870-1890 (made)

Artist/maker

Lamb, James, born 1816 - died 1903

Materials and Techniques

Deal, with ebonized and inlaid mahogany, ebony and boxwood decoration. Red velvet top.

Marks and inscriptions

Lamb Manchester 49486.

Dimensions

Height: 45.1 cm, Depth: 39.4 cm

Object history note

Given to the V&A in 1968 by E. Vincent Harris, Esq., of Highgate, whose wife was the grandaughter of James Lamb (acquisition Registered File: 68/273).

Descriptive line

Close stool, deal with ebonised and inlaid decoration, England, 1870-90, Lamb of Manchester, (RF:88/530)

Materials

Deal; Mahogany; Ebony; Boxwood; Velvet

Techniques

Inlaid

Categories

Furniture; Woodwork; Household objects

Collection

Furniture and Woodwork Collection

Large image request

Please confirm you are using these images within the following terms and conditions, by acknowledging each of the following key points:

Please let us know how you intend to use the images you will be downloading.