Writing table to the design of Augustus Welby Northmore Pugin (1812-1852), c. 1850. 33 inches, Depth: 24 inches, Width: 31 1/2 inches. The image on the left comes with this information: "Writing table Walnut with carved, moulded, and chamfered decoration, with a gallery drawer, and adjustable leaf, supported by lopers," and is further described in J. Braund's Illustrations of Furniture (London, 1858) as being "From the Palace of Westminster" (Jarvis 23). The image on the right comes from the Fine Art Society, and is of an oak version. An entry in the V&A's Collections confirms that the makers for this design were various: Holland & Sons, Gillow & Co., and Crace & Sons: "Another writing table of the same design but in oak and attributed to Crace & Sons was with The Fine Art Society, London, 2000."
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The Fine Art Society Story. Part I. London: The Fine Art Society, 2001. Catalogue no. 21.
Jarvis, Simon, ed. Victorian and Edwardian Decorative Art: The Handley-Read Collection. London: Royal Academy, 1972. No. B6.
"Writing Table." V&A. Web. 18 February 2022.
Created 25 July 2007
Last modified 18 February 2022