Lambs of Manchester Antique Furniture

Lambs of Manchester Antique Furniture

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.

You know you are buying quality furniture when you buy antique furniture by the furniture makers lambs of Manchester.

Here at driscolls antiques on antiques world we have had many pieces by lambs of manchester and some examples are below. If you are interested in Lambs furniture why not visit our wonderful selection and see what we have available.

Unusual Lambs Of Manchester Figured Pollard Oak Antique Victorian Writing Table

Unusual Lambs Of Manchester Figured Pollard Oak Antique Victorian Writing Table Unusual Lambs Of Manchester Figured Pollard Oak Antique Victorian Writing Table

Spectacular Lambs Of Manchester Burr Walnut Antique Credenza

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Antique Inlaid Music Cabinet – Lambs Manchester

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2 thoughts on “Lambs of Manchester Antique Furniture

  1. I have a double,breakfront wardrobe in mahogany,made by the above firm, which has been in my possession since 1997.
    The outer wardrobes are glass fronted. The middle section consists of a linen press with draw-out shelves above and a 5-drawer chest beneath.
    Inside the top, right-hand drawer is imprinted the following: LAMB MANCHESTER 2363.
    The three units sit neatly on a breakfront base and the whole is surmounted by an attractive cornice.
    I am wondering if this is a unique piece and what it might be worth.

    1. We have seen some superb large pieces by Lambs but they also custom made pieces so it may be unique. I would really need to see it in person to offer a valuation but it does sound like a stunning piece so will hold a good value
      Kind regards
      James

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