Lot 302 , Attributed to A.W.N. Pugin. A pair of mid 19th century Reformed Gothic oak serving tables, probably made by J.G. Crace, W.3ft 6in.
Attributed to A.W.N. Pugin. A pair of mid 19th century Reformed Gothic oak serving tables, probably made by J.G. Crace, each with a canted rectangular top above stop chamfered swept end supports headed by berry and foliate brackets and with visible pegs to the mortice and tenon joints, the sledge feet with Tudor rose roundels joined by a solid shelf, W.3ft 6in.
Provenance: Abney Hall, Cheadle, Cheshire. The house was remodelled c.1849-51 for James Watts, later Mayor of Manchester, by Travis & Magnall of Manchester with Gothic revival decorations to the interior by J.G. Crace possibly to designs by A.W.N. Pugin. See Mark Girouard, The Victorian Country House, Book Club Associates, 1979 which illustrates a Victorian photograph of a Pugin Gothic Revival oak dining table in the Dining Room of Abney Hall.
Purchased from Jeremy Cooper Ltd., 9 Galen Pace, Bury Place, London, 24th March 1981.
Both tops have slightly open joints to the plank tops, occasional scuffs and scratches to the tops and underframe, otherwise in fair to good condition.
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Sold for £5,400