Exhibitions Archive

27 March 2015 -
26 October 2015

Sovereign Woodware

The Ron Lambert Collection

Ron Lambert, himself a museum curator and researcher, collected Sovereign woodware with an eye to the future. In 1958 he purchased his first piece, a student specimen set of native timbers in a small box, just because he liked it.

In the mid-1990s, he started collecting seriously. Sovereign woodware could be picked up for a song in second-hand shops. He managed to amass a nearly complete catalogue of the Sovereign products. A comprehensive selection from this extensive collection was made for this exhibition.