IMPORTANT ANGLO JAPANESE ARTS AND CRAFTS LAMB OF MANCHESTER EXHIBITION TABLE BY CHARLES EDWARD HORTON
James Lamb of Manchester exhibition rosewood occasional table designed by architect Charles Edward Horton in 1887.
A sinuous organic design synonymous with the work of both E.W. Godwin & Morris & Co with hexalobed top on pierced swag form hexagonal undercarriage supported on reeded curved flaring legs.
The Anglo Japanese design simulates both lightness yet strength prevalent with the leading avant-garde late Victorian designers & architects.
Exhibited at the Manchester Jubilee Exhibition, the design formed part of a drawing room installation which was highly praised and illustrated on page 381 of The Art Journal in 1887 'Furniture in The Manchester Exhibition’, an illustration of the exhibition is shown.
Lamb of Manchester was a leading manufacturer of Gothic Revival, Aesthetic & Anglo-Japanese furniture of the late 19th century. This example sits proudly as a ‘Northern Powerhouse’ of late Victorian design. The retail store was based in central Manchester’s John Dalton Street & has their identification marks stamped to the underside of top.
See Fine Art Society London catalogue 2002 page 43 for a comparable example & the Victoria & Albert Museum collection exhibit number W.9-1986.
Size: 65cm high, 50cm diameter top.;
Condition: In excellent sturdy condition - there are very minor shrinkage gaps in the swag detailing at the top of the hexagonal undercarriage as shown mentioned for complete accuracy, the few examples that have appeared on the market over the years have been in comparatively poor condition.