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  • Designer / Maker

    After a design by A.W.N. Pugin (1812-52)

    Manufactured by John Webb (1825-80)

  • Detail


    74 x 92 x 85 cm

    English (London), circa 1852-53

  • Provenance

    Francis Barchard, Horsted Place, Sussex; […]; with Christopher Gibbs, 1980; private collection

  • Literature

    Mark Girouard, The Victorian Country House, New Haven & London: Yale University Press, 1979, ch. 10, pp. 172-78, fig. 156

    Paul Atterbury and Clive Wainwright, Pugin: A Gothic Passion, New Haven & London: Yale University Press, 1994, p.141, no. 257

  • Exhibited

    ‘Pugin: A Gothic Passion’, Victoria and Albert Museum, 15 June to 11 September 1994

  • Collection

    Private collection

  • Notes

    Horsted Place, for which Samuel Whitfield Daukes (1811-80) was the architect, was built by George Myers, 1850-51.  The furniture was supplied from July 1852 by John Webb.  Pugin had already lost his sanity by this point, but the conjecture is that Webb, like Crace, had Pugin designs to hand in his workshop.  And Myers was, famously, ‘Pugin’s builder’.