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Cabinet

Cabinet

  • Place of origin:

    Budapest (made)

  • Date:

    1899-1900 (made)

  • Artist/Maker:

    Faragó, Odön, born 1869 - died 1935 (designer)
    Kantor, Tamas (maker)
    Lengyel, Lorinc (maker)

  • Materials and Techniques:

    Carved and stained ash and poplar, with mirrors, bevelled glass panels and wrought iron mounts

  • Credit Line:

    Given by Sir George Donaldson

  • Museum number:

    147&:2-1901

  • Gallery location:

    In Storage

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.

Physical description

Cabinet designed by Odon Farago, made by Tamas Kantor; carved and stained ash with mirrors, bevelled glass panels and wrought iron mounts.

Place of Origin

Budapest (made)

Date

1899-1900 (made)

Artist/maker

Faragó, Odön, born 1869 - died 1935 (designer)
Kantor, Tamas (maker)
Lengyel, Lorinc (maker)

Materials and Techniques

Carved and stained ash and poplar, with mirrors, bevelled glass panels and wrought iron mounts

Dimensions

Height: 202 cm approximate, Width: 119.5 cm, Depth: 51 cm

Object history note

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

Descriptive line

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

Bibliographic References (Citation, Note/Abstract, NAL no)

Greenhalgh, Paul Ed., Art Nouveau : 1890 - 1914. London: V&A Publications, 2000. 464 p., 24.5pl, ill. ISBN 1851772774
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.)

Labels and date

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]

Materials

Ash; Glass; Wrought iron; Copper; Poplar

Techniques

Carved; Stained

Categories

Images Online; Furniture

Collection

Furniture and Woodwork Collection

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