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Stalls

Stalls

  • Date:

    about 1869 (made)

  • Artist/Maker:

    Brooks, James, born 1825 - died 1901 (designed)

  • Museum number:

    W.78-1983

  • Gallery location:

    In Storage

Date

about 1869 (made)

Artist/maker

Brooks, James, born 1825 - died 1901 (designed)

Dimensions

Height: 90.5 cm, Width: 138.5 cm, Depth: 48 cm

Object history note

Stalls provided seating in the chancel or choir of churches and were used either by senior members of the choir or by visiting clergy. This example is part of a collection of furniture from St. Columba's Church, Haggerston, a building designed by James Brooks. Brooks presumably also designed the furniture which is in similar style to that he designed for St. Michael and All Angels, Shoreditch, illustrated in The Building News, November 23rd 1866, page 781.

This set of stalls is part of a collection of furniture which was offered to the Museum before the closure of St. Columba's as an Anglican church in 1983.

Historical context note

The church of St. Columba, Haggerston, was designed by the architect, James Brooks, built 1868-9, and consecrated in July 1869. St. Columba's Church was declared redundant in 1975 when the parish merged with that of St. Anne, Hoxton. St. Columba's closed as an Anglican church in 1983.

Descriptive line

oak, carved, from St. Columba's Church, Haggerston, London; designed by James Brooks, British, about 1869.

Categories

Christianity; Furniture

Collection

Furniture and Woodwork Collection

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