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Cabinet

1899-1900 (made)
Artist/Maker
Place Of Origin

The style of this cabinet is intended to recall Hungarian peasant furniture but its designer, Faragó, also worked in the Empire and 'Belgian Rococo' styles. Around 1900 he began to promote a moderate art nouveau style with a strong Hungarian character. This cabinet was designed for the Garden Room at the royal palace in Buda and shown at the Paris 1900 Exhibition and was part of the extensive gift of furniture shown at the exhibition given to the Museum by Sir George Donaldson.


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Object Type
Parts
This object consists of 2 parts.

  • Cabinet
  • Key
Materials and Techniques
Carved and stained ash and poplar, with mirrors, bevelled glass panels and wrought iron mounts
Brief Description
Cabinet of carved ash and poplar, with copper rivets and iron mounts; panels of clear and mirrored glass. Made to designs of Odon Faragon by Lorinc Lenygel and Tamas Kantar, Budapest, Hungary, ca. 1898
Physical Description
Cabinet designed by Odon Farago, made by Tamas Kantor; carved and stained ash with mirrors, bevelled glass panels and wrought iron mounts.
Dimensions
  • Approximate height: 202cm
  • Width: 119.5cm
  • Depth: 51cm
Taken from register
Style
Gallery Label
  • Europe and America 1800-1900, room 101 CARVED CABINET 1899-1900 Shown at the International Exhibition, Paris, 1900 This cabinet is meant to evoke Hungarian peasant furniture but its designer, Faragó, also worked in the Empire and 'Belgian Rococo' styles. Around 1900 he began to promote a moderate Art Nouveau style with a strong Hungarian character. The cabinet was one of many pieces bought for the V&A by Sir George Donaldson, a juror at the exhibition. Hungary, Budapest; designed by Ödön Faragó; made by Thomas Kántor Ash Given by Sir George Donaldson(05/05/2015)
  • CABINET 147-1901 'American and European Art and Design 1800-1900' The style of this cabinet is intended to recall Hungarian peasant furniture. Faragó also worked in the Empire and 'Belgian Rococo' styles. He later became a leading furniture manufacturer in Budapest. This cabinet was shown at the Paris 1900 Exhibition. Given by Sir George Donaldson(1987-2006)
  • Europe and America 1800-1900, room 101 CARVED CABINET 1899-1900 Shown at the International Exhibition, Paris, 1900 Hungary, Budapest; designed by Ödön Faragó; made by Thomas Kántor Ash, carved Museum no. 147-1901 Given by Sir George Donaldson This cabinet is meant to evoke Hungarian peasant furniture but its designer, Faragó, also worked in the Empire and 'Belgian Rococo' styles. Around 1900 he began to promote a moderate Art Nouveau style with a strong Hungarian character. The cabinet was one of many pieces purchased on behalf of the V&A by Sir George Donaldson, a juror at the exhibition.(2006)
Credit line
Given by Sir George Donaldson
Object history
This cabinet, with a chair, an armchair, a table and another cabinet, are said to have been made for the Garden Room at the Royal Palace of Buda, ca. 1898
Association
Summary
The style of this cabinet is intended to recall Hungarian peasant furniture but its designer, Faragó, also worked in the Empire and 'Belgian Rococo' styles. Around 1900 he began to promote a moderate art nouveau style with a strong Hungarian character. This cabinet was designed for the Garden Room at the royal palace in Buda and shown at the Paris 1900 Exhibition and was part of the extensive gift of furniture shown at the exhibition given to the Museum by Sir George Donaldson.
Bibliographic References
  • Greenhalgh, Paul (Ed.), Art Nouveau: 1890-1914 . London: V&A Publications, 2000
  • Neiswander, Judith A., 'Fantastic Malady' or Competitive Edge? English Outrage at Art Nouveau in 1901. Apollo, Nov. 1988, vol. CXXVIII, no. 321, pp. 310-313, plus footnotes p. 379 (illus.)
Collection
Accession Number
147&:2-1901

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record createdJune 1, 2001
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