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Table

ca. 1854 (made)
Artist/Maker

This table was designed by George Edmund Street for Cuddesdon College, near Oxford, and was intended for use in the rooms of the trainee clergymen. The design, together with those for larger dining tables for the college refectory, is a rare example of domestic furniture produced by an architectural practice primarily concerned with church commissions.

The table’s honesty of structure and revealed jointing system reflect the influence of the architect A.W.N. Pugin. These qualities were also valued by designers of the Arts and Crafts movement. This is seen in the furniture of William Morris and Philip Webb, both of whom were once pupils of Street at his architectural practice.


object details
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Object Type
Materials and Techniques
Oak, with through tenons on the frame
Brief Description
Oak table designed by George Street and made by George Myers for Cuddesdon College, Oxford, ca. 1854.
Physical Description
Oak table, Gothic Revival style. Table top is slightly oval-shaped. Through tenons on the frame. Four legs.
Dimensions
  • Height: 68cm
  • Width: 102cm
  • Depth: 98cm
Table top is slightly oval-shaped. Dimensions checked on 24/8/2010 by LC
Style
Object history
Designed for Cuddesdon College, Oxford
Summary
This table was designed by George Edmund Street for Cuddesdon College, near Oxford, and was intended for use in the rooms of the trainee clergymen. The design, together with those for larger dining tables for the college refectory, is a rare example of domestic furniture produced by an architectural practice primarily concerned with church commissions.



The table’s honesty of structure and revealed jointing system reflect the influence of the architect A.W.N. Pugin. These qualities were also valued by designers of the Arts and Crafts movement. This is seen in the furniture of William Morris and Philip Webb, both of whom were once pupils of Street at his architectural practice.
Bibliographic Reference
Parry, Linda, ed. William Morris. London: Philip Wilson Publishers Limited, 1996. 384 p., ill. ISBN 0856674419
Collection
Accession Number
W.88-1975

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record createdJanuary 9, 2004
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