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Title Stanmore Design for a Carving Table [for Stanmore Hall]
Collection Central Saint Martins Museum and Study Collection
Maker Lethaby;William Richard;
Date 1891
Id Number Current Accession F.69.13
Id Number Current Repository 1265
Inscription Recto - As title and " Scale 1" (inch)"; "Front" and "Sketch" - all in brown ink. Verso - "90" (x2) pencil and blue pencil.
Location Creation Site London (probably 2 Gray´s Inn Square or Fenton & Co.)
Subject Lethaby;William Richard;
Measurements Dimensions 256 x 420 mm
Material Pencil, pen and ink on paper
Notes This was designed by Lethaby for Stanmore house; the contract to design all the wood furnishings and five fireplaces was handed to him by William Morris (c.1890).
Object Notes Shows a front elevation and perspective sketch of a carving table (designed for Stanmore Hall, as title). This is probably the contract drawing (to which the client would either say yes or "start again"). A carving table with a decoratively inlaid pattern on the legs and a shelf half way between the table top and the ground.
Relation Exhibition W R Lethaby 1857-1931: architecture, design and education, London, Central School of Arts and Crafts
Relation References Book: Rubens;Godfrey;, William Richard Lethaby: his life and work 1857-1931, Architectural Press. 1986.
Sale catalogue: Christies. 29 October 1991.
Thesis: Rubens;Godfrey;, The life and work of William Richard Lethaby (1857-1931), Ph.D., Unive
Rights University of the Arts London, Central Saint Martins Museum and Study Collection
Source Christie´s; A.B. Waters CBE
Technique Pencil drawing
Work Type Fine Art
 

 

 

 

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