Antique oak jardinière

Antique oak jardinièreThis unusual “Arts and Crafts” oak jardinière was made by Goodall, Lamb and Heighway from the timbers of HMS Foudroyant, Nelson’s flagship at the battle of the Nile. The firm wound up business in 1901 and became Lamb of Manchester. They continued to make high quality furniture.

The deliberate use of ‘blackened timbers’ from the ship indicate the jardinière’s naval origins and add to its charm and almost folk art quality.

Salvaging ships timbers to construct items of furniture was not unusual in the 19th century and still happens today. Good examples of this period are scarce and this is a beautifully designed piece.

This jardinière could be used as a wine cooler if a liner was made for it.

Height 20 inches, 51 cm
Width at base 13.5 inches, 34cm
Interior at top 10 inches, 25.5cm


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