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On display at V&A South Kensington
Request to view at the Prints & Drawings Study Room, level E , Case MB2R, Shelf A, Box 146

Unidentified design, furniture

Design Drawing
1850-1 (made)
Place Of Origin

Pen and ink and pencil on paper

object details
Object Type
Materials and Techniques
Pen and ink over pencil, with later alterations in pencil
Brief Description
One of 13 sheets of designs for cabinets; A. W. N. Pugin
Physical Description
Pen and ink and pencil on paper
  • Height: 495mm
  • Width: 303mm
Marks and Inscriptions
Inscribed 'Long Cabinet No.1'; (referring to the string course) 'a squeeze for this'; (referring to the top part of the central muntin) 'I will send a squeeze for this'; (referring to the centre of the cabinet, which is open behind a metal screen) 'fitted up with shelving / for Books'; 'Brasswork' and with details identified; signed and dated 'AW Pugin [in monogram] / 1850'.
Object history
The design shown is in all essentials that executed: an ornate carved wooden frame with cupboards to either side of the centre which is open behind a metalwork screen. From this drawing it seems that the central part was intended for books. There are, however, no shelves in the cabinet today.
Bibliographic References
  • Alexandra Wedgwood, A.W.N. Pugin and the Pugin Family , London; V&A, 1985, p. 253.
  • Victoria and Albert Museum, Department of Engraving, Illustration and Design, Accessions 1912, London, Printed for His Majesty’s Stationery Office 1913
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record createdJune 30, 2009
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