Cabinet in Flemish style by Gillows of Lancaster

This richly carved inlaid cabinet in the Flemish 17th century style was made just three years before Gillows of Lancaster amalgamated with Messrs.


Details

Medium:
Oak
Dimensions:
171 x 153 x 54.5 cm
Art Fund grant:
£1,625 ( Total: £6,500)
Acquired in:
2009
Vendor:
H Blairman & Sons Ltd

Waring of Liverpool. It therefore represents the last phase of independently produced furniture designs. The primary source of inspiration appears to be a rare pattern book of furniture designs printed in Antwerp in 1630. The cabinet is one of the finest examples of its kind produced at this phase in the history of the company and the first one of this genre to be acquired by Judges' Lodgings.

Provenance

E.C. Oddie (of Keswick?), 1893; Lawrences Auctioneers, Somerset, 2008; H. Blairman & Sons.

Venue details

Judges' Lodgings Church Street, LANCASTER Lancashire LA1 1YS 01524 32808 www.lancashire.gov.uk/museums

Entry details

Free with National Art Pass (standard entry £3)

The museum is currently closed, please visit the Judges' Lodgings website for more details.

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