ROSEWOOD CONSOLE WITH INTARSIA PENWORK INLAY
Intarsia inlay design attributed
to Stephen Webb (1849-1933)
Made and signed by Collinson & Lock (1870-1897)
Made and signed by Collinson & Lock, this exquisitely crafted rosewood cabinet features delicate and quite elaborate intarsia inlay. The inlay and its intricate engraved penwork were undoubtedly done by Stephen Webb, a sculptor who joined Collinson & Lock as chief designer about 1885. Webb is known for the fine quality of his craftsmanship, and this piece is a superb example. The cabinet retains its original finish and all of its beautifully detailed decorative and functional brass hardware, as well as its original key.
Rosewood with elaborate intarsia penwork inlay. Cast brass hardware.
EXHIBITED: Museum of Fine Arts Boston (1986-1994).
Jeremy Cooper to Museum of Fine Arts, Boston; private collection to present.
Fine and original. One crack to top surface and minor inlay crack.
Illustrated in Cooper, Jeremy, Victorian and Edwardian Décor from the Gothic Revival to Art Nouveau. New York: Abbeville Press, 1987, p. 149, No. 377.
Impressed “Collinson & Lock, London” and “7206” on top of central drawer. Door locks marked “Cope & Collinson” and “Royal Patent Lever.”
SIZE: 39” h x 47” w x 17-7/8” d
CALL NUMBER: 551-I-C