After a design by Charles Locke Eastlake (1836-1906)
Oak, with brass rings
74 x 106 x 130 cm (closed) and 178 cm (extended)
Charles L. Eastlake, Hints on Household Taste in Furniture, Upholstery and Other Details, third edition (1872), p. 80 (see right)
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an analysis of Hints, see Kerry Anne Lewis, Charles Locke Eastlake: Furniture Design and Criticism, MA dissertation (unpublished), 1993.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 the table, while a good colour and with good timber, has been refinished.