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Not currently on display at the V&A
On display at Ordsall Hall Museum, Salford


1600-1650 (made)
Place of origin

On loan to Ordsall Hall Museum, Salford

Object details

Object type
Materials and techniques
Oak, turned and carved
Brief description
Oak, carved, English, c1600-50, 79/321
Physical description
Carved in front with conventional floral ornament, the six bulbous legs, which are joined by stretchers, being carved with floral designs.
  • Length: 322.6cm
  • Height: 86.36cm
  • Width: 88.9cm
Dimensions taken from departmental catalogue - not checked on object.
Object history
Bought from Henry Cross, 51 Mosley St, Manchester for £250, 'Rubbed and cracked' (registered file RF 14/2839M)

Mr. Cross stated that the table came from a farm near Whitefield (Bury), Lancs. and that he had known it in the farm for 25 years.

On long-term loan to Ordsall Hall Museum, Salford, since 1982.
Subjects depicted
On loan to Ordsall Hall Museum, Salford
Bibliographic reference
Murray Adams-Acton, Domestic Architecture and Old Furniture (1929), p.53 and fig.93 '...beautifully-carved refector tables are conspicuous features of this period' [Elizabethan and Early Seventeenth Century]
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Record createdJune 24, 2009
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