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    Sale 7586

    West ~ East - The Niall Hobhouse Collection

    22 May 2008, London, King Street

  • Lot 39

    A VICTORIAN WALNUT CENTRE TABLE

    BY WARING AND GILLOW, CIRCA 1900, AFTER WILLIAM BURGES

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    A VICTORIAN WALNUT CENTRE TABLE
    BY WARING AND GILLOW, CIRCA 1900, AFTER WILLIAM BURGES
    The underside stamped five times 'WARING & GILLOW, L'POOL' and once '3542'
    29 in. (74 cm.) high; 35½ in. (90 cm.) wide; 23¾ in. (60 cm.) deep


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    The antiquarian table has an altar-table pillar of conjoined plinth-supported and hollow-sided trestles in the Elizabethan fashion, and relates to a gothic-patterned table with octagonal top featured in G. and R. Light's, Cabinet Furniture, 1881. However, the trestles relate in particular to those of a 'mediaeval' flower-painted frame, commissioned around 1870 for the display of an inlaid-marble slab in the possession of the connoisseur John Patrick Crichton-Stuart, 3rd Marquess of Bute. The latter table, executed for Cardiff Castle, Wales was designed under the Marquess' direction by his architect William Burges (d. 1881), a founder member of the Mediaeval Society and author of various publications such as Art Applied to Industry, 1864.

    The present table bears the brand of the Liverpool firm of S.J. Waring following their 1890's merger with Gillows as advertised at the Paris 1900 Exhibition.

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    Literature

    J. Mordaunt Crook, William Burges and the High Victorian Dream, p. 338, fig. 199 (for a table of similar design).