Dining table

Ref: 2026
  • Designer

    After a design by Charles Locke Eastlake (1836-1906)

  • Detail

    Oak, with brass rings

    74 x 106 x 130 cm (closed) and 178 cm (extended)

    English, 1870s

  • Literature

    Charles L. Eastlake, Hints on Household Taste in Furniture, Upholstery and Other Details, third edition (1872), p. 80 (see right)

  • Notes

    The design from which the present ‘modern gothic’ table derives appears in all four editions of Hints; on p. 70 in the first edition (1868), p. 71 (revised edition, 1869), p. 80 (revised edition, 1872), and p. 78 (revised edition, 1878).

    For Eastlake, and an analysis of Hints, see Kerry Anne Lewis, Charles Locke Eastlake: Furniture Design and Criticism, MA dissertation (unpublished), 1993.

    The top of the table, while a good colour and with good timber, has been refinished.