8 July 2009,
London, South Kensington
Price realised GBP 1,625
Estimate GBP 1,500 - GBP 2,500
AN EARLY VICTORIAN GOTHIC-REVIVAL OAK LIBRARY TABLE
CIRCA 1840, THE DESIGN ATTRIBUTED TO A.W.N. PUGIN
With two frieze drawrers, on rosette carved trestle end-supports joined by a stretcher, locks stamped 'Tucker and Reeves Patent'
29¾ in. (75.5 cm.) high; 48 in. (122 cm.) wide; 26¾ in. (68 cm.) deep
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The writing-table is designed in the British New Palace of Westminster fashion promoted by the architect A.W.N. Pugin (d.1852), author of Gothic Furniture in the Style of the 15th Century, 1835. Amongst closely related furniture are tables associated with the firm of J. G. Crace and Sons, who worked closely with Pugin from the late 1840s and collaborated with him over the 1851 Great Exhibitions Medieval Court.
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Chichester Cathedral, West Sussex, by repute.