Display Case, designed by A. W. N. Pugin (1812-52). c. 1840. Oak with brass fittings. Height 39" (99 cm); width 48" (122 cm); depth 24" (61 cm). From Oscott College, Sutton Coldfield. "Sometime around 1835 Pugin started to move away from the decorative Romantic Gothic style, a theatrical style without substance, and began to design a series of totally pared down structural designs, particularly for tables; some of the best of these were for his 1838 scheme for St Mary's College, Oscott" (Whiteway). Image and caption material © copyright The Fine Art Society with Haslam & Whiteway Ltd. Formatting by Jacqueline Banerjee. [Click on the image for a larger picture.]
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Whiteway, Michael. A. W. N. Pugin 1812-1852: An Exhibition Catalogue. London: The Fine Art Society with Haslam & Whiteway Ltd., 7-23 December 2011.
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