Table

ca. 1900 (made)
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Artist/Maker
Place Of Origin

This table is part of a set of furniture designed by Odön Faragó for the garden house at the royal castle, Buda (now Budapest), for Queen Elizabeth of Hungary (1837–1898). The interior of the garden house was decorated with traditional Hungarian motifs including stylised floral and leaf decoration, and the set of furniture with similar decoration was made by Lörincz Lengyel, a cabinetmaker in Szeged, Hungary. It was shown at the Paris International Exhibition of 1900 and bought by Sir George Donaldson, a London dealer who was commissioned by the South Kensington Museum (the V&A’s predecessor) to buy modern works of art for the collection.


object details
Categories
Object Type
Materials and Techniques
Ash, carved and stained green
Brief Description
Table, ash, stained green, designed by Odon Farago and made by Lorincz Lengyel, Szeged, Hungary, 1899-1900.
Physical Description
Table, ashwood stained green.
Dimensions
  • Height: 75cm
  • Width: 97cm
  • Depth: 59.8cm
Style
Credit line
Given by Sir George Donaldson
Object history
Made for the 'Garden Room' at the Palace of Buda
Summary
This table is part of a set of furniture designed by Odön Faragó for the garden house at the royal castle, Buda (now Budapest), for Queen Elizabeth of Hungary (1837–1898). The interior of the garden house was decorated with traditional Hungarian motifs including stylised floral and leaf decoration, and the set of furniture with similar decoration was made by Lörincz Lengyel, a cabinetmaker in Szeged, Hungary. It was shown at the Paris International Exhibition of 1900 and bought by Sir George Donaldson, a London dealer who was commissioned by the South Kensington Museum (the V&A’s predecessor) to buy modern works of art for the collection.
Bibliographic References
  • Greenhalgh, Paul (Ed.), Art Nouveau: 1890-1914 . London: V&A Publications, 2000
  • Donaldson, George, The Victoria and Albert Museum. Gift of "New Art" Furniture for Circulation. The Magazine of Art, 1901, pp. 466-471 (illus.)
Collection
Accession Number
145-1901

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record createdJune 5, 2002
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