Lot 290 , Attributed to A. W. N. Pugin (1812-52). A pair of mid 19th century Reformed Gothic oak pedestal tables, supplied by John Webb, probably
Attributed to A. W. N. Pugin (1812-52). A pair of mid 19th century Reformed Gothic oak pedestal tables, supplied by John Webb, probably made by J.G.Crace, each canted rectangular top above a fish-scale column, four downswept supports framing Gothic tracery foliate panels, on X-shaped legs with Tudor rose medallions and concealed brass castors, W.2ft 6in.
Provenance: These tables came from Horsted Place, Sussex, built for Francis Barchard by George Myers, A. W. N. Pugin's builder, according to the contract for the house to the design of Samuel Daukes. It is probable, however that the house was to some extent designed by A. W. N. Pugin. The furniture of the house was supplied by John Webb of 13 George Street, Hanover Square; it is probable, however, that Webb acted as a middleman and obtained the Gothic furniture at Horsted from the firm of J. G. Crace, who normally executed Pugin's designs, and may have had some furniture by him in stock at the time of his death in 1852.
Victorian and Edwardian Decorative Art: The Handley-Read Collection. Ed. Simon Jarvis. London: Royal Academy, 1972. Nos. B6, pp. 24
Both tables showing small dents, knocks and scuffs commensurate with age and use, slight separation of the joints of the timbers across the top, one table has water spillage damage to the understage but overall fair to good condition.
Colour of the oak looks to be the original polish compared to other pieces of oak seen from this period, probably waxed regularly but definately not repolished.
width 3ft 6in. depth 1ft 7in. height 2ft 10in.
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Sold for £4,400