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Drawing - Design for a card table

Design for a card table

  • Object:


  • Place of origin:

    London (made)

  • Date:

    9 January 1872 (made)

  • Artist/Maker:

    Crace, John Dibblee, born 1838 - died 1919

  • Materials and Techniques:

    Pencil, partly tinted.

  • Museum number:


  • Gallery location:

    Prints & Drawings Study Room, level E, case W, shelf 15

John Dibblee Crace first came to public notice through his Gothic- and Renaissance-style furniture for the International Exhibition of 1862. His clients included the 4th Marquess of Bath for whom he redocorated Longleat, and William Waldorf Astor who commissioned him to decorate Cliveden (ca. 1895).

The Crace family were the most important firm of interior decorators working in Britain in the 19th century. They worked for every British monarch from George III to Queen Victoria and on a range of buildings that includes royal palaces, Leeds Town Hall and the Great Exhibition building of 1862.

Physical description

Design for a card table; plan, elevation and details.

Place of Origin

London (made)


9 January 1872 (made)


Crace, John Dibblee, born 1838 - died 1919

Materials and Techniques

Pencil, partly tinted.

Marks and inscriptions

J.D.C. Jany 9th 1872


Height: 19.5 in, Width: 23.25 in

Object history note

Presented by J.D. Crace.

Descriptive line

Design for a card table for Mr. H. Hoare, 9 St James Square, London; by J.D. Crace, 9 January 1872.

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

Megan Aldrich, The Craces: royal decorators 1768-1899, London, Murray, 1990.
Victoria and Albert Museum, Department of Engraving, Illustration and Design, Accessions 1912, London, Printed for His Majesty’s Stationery Office 1913





Subjects depicted

Card tables


Designs; Furniture


Prints, Drawings & Paintings Collection

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