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Drawing of an armoire

Design
1851 (made)
Artist/Maker
Place Of Origin

The drawing of this impressively large armoire or cabinet was reproduced in the catalogue of the Great Exhibition of 1851, where the cabinet was on show. It was designed by Pugin for the Palace of Westminster. Pugin had arranged the Mediaeval Court in the Exhibition, and, unlike other sections, this court was displayed by style and not grouped by product nor by manufacturer. It is not known who the illustrator H. Michael was. The cabinet is now on display in the British Galleries


object details
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Object Type
Materials and Techniques
Pencil and watercolour
Brief Description
Drawing of an Armoire, or oak cabinet with brass panels, made from designs by A.W.N. Pugin, reproduced in Industrial Arts of the XIX Century, at the Great Exhibition 1851, London 1853, by Sir Matthew Digby Wyatt FSA. Drawn by H. Michael (worked mid 19th century). 1851.
Physical Description
Drawing of an Armoire, or oak cabinet with brass panels, made from designs by A.W.N. Pugin, reproduced in Industrial Arts of the XIX Century, at the Great Exhibition 1851, London 1853, by Sir Matthew Digby Wyatt FSA
Dimensions
  • Height: 26.3cm
  • Width: 34.1cm
Styles
Subject depicted
Place Depicted
Summary
The drawing of this impressively large armoire or cabinet was reproduced in the catalogue of the Great Exhibition of 1851, where the cabinet was on show. It was designed by Pugin for the Palace of Westminster. Pugin had arranged the Mediaeval Court in the Exhibition, and, unlike other sections, this court was displayed by style and not grouped by product nor by manufacturer. It is not known who the illustrator H. Michael was. The cabinet is now on display in the British Galleries
Bibliographic Reference
History of Design: Decorative Arts and Material Culture, 1400-2000, Susan Weber and Pat Kirkham (eds), 2013, p.423
Collection
Accession Number
D.1050-1886

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record createdFebruary 7, 2003
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