Antique English Victorian 6ft 6 Oak Leather Partners Library Table Desk by Lamb of Manchester (Circa 1850)


This is an impressive antique English Victorian 6ft 6 wide oak leather partners library table, made by the renowned cabinetmakers, James Lamb of Manchester, circa 1850, in good condition.

Summary: Item: Library Table Circa: 1850 Cabinetmaker: Lamb of Manchester Provenance: England, UK Size: 6ft 6 wide by 4ft 4 deep Wood: Solid oak Octagonal thumb moulded surface Top quality new black gold tool leather hide Two large drawers either side Oak lined hand dovetailed drawers Original turned drawer knobs Original working lever locks (with key) Substantial bracket support legs Fluted architectural columns Turned cross stretcher Scroll feet Original brown mug castors Freestanding desk Good condition Free delivery to England, Wales southern Scotland Free 14 days UK returns policy Description: This is an impressive antique English Victorian 6ft 6 wide oak leather partners library table, made by the renowned cabinetmakers, James Lamb of Manchester, circa 1850, in good condition.

The octagonal shaped writing surface features a lovely thumb moulded edge, which surrounds a professionally fitted top quality black and gold tool leather inset single hide.

The table benefits from two large cushion fronted drawers on each side, interspersed by small floral carved panels.

The cushionfronted drawers retain their original turned button handles centred with a flower head and original working locks (with working key).

The drawers are constructed with fine hand dovetail joints, with oak drawer linings and oak drawer bottoms.

One of the drawers is stamped Lamb of Manchester.

The apron is decorated with a bead moulding.

The table is raised on two substantial bracket supports each centred with a bulls eye roundel and flanked by two fluted architectural type columns.

The brackets are joined by a fluted and turned cross stretcher and raised on scroll feet, incorporating the original brown mug castors.

If you do not like the colour of the leather, we can replace it with a different colour leather for an additional 550.

This type of table was designed to stand in the centre of a room, as there are two working drawers to all sides of the table.

This library table is a truly classic design in the style of the mid Victorian period.

All in all, this is a substantial and good quality table.

This item would compliment any home, office or library and is ideal as either a library table or large desk.

So, dont miss out your chance to own a lovely piece of furniture! Dimensions: Writing height 74.9cm or 29 or 2ft 5 Knee height 58cm or 22 or 1ft 10 Width 198cm or 78 or 6ft 6 Depth (including knobs) 133cm or 52 or 4ft 4 Provenance: Lamb of Manchester were distinguished cabinetmakers during the mid Victorian period in Manchester.

Born in 1816, James Lamb joined his familys cabinet making business and developed it into one of the most well respected and prestigious cabinetmakers of their time, providing interior design services and top quality furniture for the wealthy industrial families in the north of England.

Their work was finally recognised on the international stage, when they were awarded 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 was quoted: 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 50 years stood as a landmark for all that was best in both spheres of industrial art.

Lamb of Manchester helped nurture upcoming talent in their industry with the likes of designers such as Charles Bevan, Bruce Talbert and W.


Estall, worked for Lamb of Manchester during their careers.

Condition Report: This library table is in good condition.

Nominal old use marks to the leading edges of the table, drawer fronts and legs, but nothing significant considering the age of the item.

The table has been polished in our workshops.

The library table has been professionally fitted top quality black and gold tool leather inset single hide.

Therefore, the leather is clean and free from any wear, damage, or stains.

If you do not like the colour of the leather, we can replace it with different colour leather, for an additional 550.

The drawers retain their original oak turned knobs, along with the original working lever locks (with keys).

The drawers are oak lined and hand dovetailed which is a further sign of quality.

The drawers are in good working order and close flush to the frame and table stands on its original legs and brown mug castors.

There are no missing carvings.

The table is solid in joint and ready to use.

Price: The price for this item is 7,950 including free delivery to England, Wales Southern Scotland.

Customer Service: We offer customer satisfaction through the following services: Free delivery to England, Wales Southern Scotland Free 14 Day Returns Full money back assurance Worldwide shipping Full insurance of items in transit Full assembly service Further Information: For more information or photographs please email or call us.

Office: 01829 458 070 Julian: 07960 738 212 Yolanda: 07971 882 567

Customers outside the UK should call:

Office: 00 44 1829 458 070 Julian: 00 44 7960 738 212 Yolanda: 00 44 7971 882 567

Free UK Delivery: We offer free delivery to mainland England, Wales, and Southern Scotland (anywhere south of Stirling).

We do not offer free delivery to locations north of Stirling in Scotland, Northern Ireland, or any British Islands off the mainland for example, the Isle of Man, Isle of White and Channel Islands.

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Delivery times are usually 14 weeks depending on location we aim to deliver the majority of items within 2 weeks.

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Free 14 Days UK Returns Refunds: A free 14day no quibble returns policy (from the date you receive the item) is available if you are not happy with this item.

We will collect the item free of charge from you (we do not charge a return fee / collection fee).

You will be given a full refund as long as the item is returned in the same condition.

We will collect returns using our own specialist furniture delivery company.

We will not accept returns via a courier service (due to experience of damaged items in transit).

This refund policy only applies to deliveries to the UK.

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Due to the distances and costs involved with shipping outside the UK, a returns policy is therefore not available for international buyers.

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About the Seller: This item is being sold by Yolanda Gray Antiques who is an accredited member of LAPADA (the UKs largest Trade Association of Professional Art and Antique Dealers) and CINOA.

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Yolanda Gray has dealt in fine art and antique furniture for over 40 years.

Yolanda Gray has a special interest in Colonial furniture, specifically Colonial Four Poster Beds.

Yolanda Gray also provides a variety of fine English Antique Furniture, Art and Fabrics to clients in the UK, Europe and further afield.

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