Augustus Welby Northmore Pugin (1812-1852)
30 inches, Depth: 29 1/2 inches, Width: 45 inches
Formerly Handley-Read Collection
"Oak with carved and chamfered decoration, with X-shaped supports at the ends, and a cusped ogival support above the central stretcher. . . This table 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, howeverf 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 possible, 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" — Jarvis, Handley-Read Collection, pp. 24
Girouard, Mark. The Victortan Country House. Oxford, 1971, pp. 85-87.
Victorian and Edwardian Decorative Art: The Handley-Read Collection. Ed. Simon Jarvis. London: Royal Academy, 1972. Nos. B6.
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Last modified 26 July 2007