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    Sale 7586

    West ~ East - The Niall Hobhouse Collection

    22 May 2008, London, King Street

  • Lot 269


    CIRCA 1920

    Price Realised  


    CIRCA 1920
    With pierced trestle supports joined by a stretcher
    34 in. (86.5 cm.) high; 95¼ in. (242 cm.) long; 39¾ in. (101 cm.) deep

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    This print table was designed by Brangwyn for his own use in his studio at The Jointure, Ditchling and, as such, was in use until his death in 1956. It demonstrates a combination of Puginian simplicity with Japanese design. The wood used throughout is 3 cm. thick, the table top is made of three tongue and grooved sections, the base is pegged construction, the middle section of the end supports filled in with wood to give a Japanese flavour - the voids giving the appearance of being punched out. Brangwyn's entire oeuvre, from oil painted, to printing, furniture and interior design was influenced by Japanese arts and crafts. Brangwyn purchased The Jointure in 1918, a year before he became a member of the Royal Academy.

    Christie's wishes to thank Dr Libby Horner for her assistance with the catalogue entry. Horner Catalogue Raisonné Ref.: F3388.

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    Frank Brangwyn R.A. (1867-1956).
    Crosby Cook.
    The Country Seat.
    Liss Fine Art.