A rare inlaid Mahogany Side Cabinet by George Jack for Morris and Co. (c. 1887 England)

A rare inlaid Mahogany Side Cabinet by George Jack for Morris and Co.
Artists/Makers/Factories

MORRIS & CO. (worked 1874-1939)

Medium

Mahogany with inlay of Rosewood, Fruit-wood and Ebony marquetry

Dimensions

228.00cm wide   155.00cm high   67.00cm deep (89.76 inches wide  61.02 inches high  26.38 inches deep)

Condition

Very Good Condition

Description / Expertise

A rare inlaid Mahogany Side Cabinet by George Jack (1855-1931) for Morris and Co.
Inlaid with superb geometric patterns in the style of Owen Jones.
Rosewood, Fruit-wood and Ebony marquetry inlay.
England, circa 1887
155 x 228 x 67 cms

Lit ;
Sketch of sideboard shown at the Manchester Jubilee Exhibition
“The Cabinet Maker and Art Furnisher” 1 July 1887, p. 281.
Other example illustrated ; M. Whiteway and C.Gere, Nineteenth Century Design, 1993, p. 249.
L.Parry. William Morris, Tieste, 1996,p.163, fig78.
The Cabinet Maker and Art Furnisher of 1887 shows a “Rough Memory” sketch of a sideboard of this design exhibited at the 1887 Manchester Jubilee Exhibition, and noted that the “lines of the Manchester sideboard may be studied, for they are fresh”. The sketch is very closely related to the current Cabinet, and may illustrate the same piece. Manchester was an important part of the Morris and Co empire, as they exhibited at the Manchester Fine ART and Industrial Exhibition of 1882, and opened a shop there in 1883.

Price

gbp 12000.00 (Pound Sterling)

FOR SALE