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Lady's Workbox, Judges Lodgings Museum, Lancaster

Lady's Workbox, Judges Lodgings Museum, Lancaster
Lady's Workbox, Judges Lodgings Museum, Lancaster
Lady's Workbox, Judges Lodgings Museum, Lancaster
Lady's Workbox, Judges Lodgings Museum, Lancaster
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Lady's Workbox, Judges Lodgings Museum, Lancaster
Lancaster
Francis Dowbiggin, Gillows, Elizabeth Giffard
This workbox, now part of the collection at the Judges' Lodgings Museum, in Lancaster is a rare and fine example of the cabinet-maker's art. It was manufactured by Gillows of Lancaster for Miss Elizabeth Giffard of Nerquis, Wales, in 1808. Its maker, Francis Dowbiggin, was employed by Gillows from 1787 to 1816. He was the father of the celebrated royal cabinet-maker Thomas Dowbiggin (1788-1854).
The workbox is characteristic of a type of furniture popular in the early 19th century, in which rare specimens of marble, sea-shells or wood (as in this case) were incorporated into its design.
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