Writing table

Ref: 14
  • Designer

    Designed by A.W.N. Pugin (1812-52)

  • Detail

    Oak, with iron handles

    73.5 x 86.5 x 57 cm

    English (London), circa 1840-41

  • Provenance

    Convent of Our Lady of Mercy, Handsworth, Birmingham; […]; acquired from Haslam & Whiteway; Clive and Jane Wainwright

  • Exhibited

    Architect-Designers: Pugin to Mackintosh, Fine Art Society with Haslam & Whiteway, 5-29 May 1981, no. 1 (lent by Clive and Jane Wainwright)

    Pugin: A Gothic Passion, Victoria and Albert Museum, 15 June -11 September 1994

    William Morris y compañia: el movimento Arts & Crafts in Gran Bretaña, Fundación Juan March, Madrid, 6 October 2017 – 21 January 2018, and Museu Nacional d’Art de Catalunya, Barcelona, 22 February – 21 May 2018

    The Clive and Jane Wainwright Collection, H. Blairman & Sons, 21 June – 14 July 2023, no. 14

  • Literature

    A.W.N. Pugin, The Present State of Ecclesiastical Architecture in England, London, 1843, pp. 108-10 (for a discussion of the furnishings at Handsworth)

    Architect-Designers: Pugin to Mackintosh, London, 1981, p. 8, no. 1

    Clive Wainwright, ‘Furniture’, in Paul Atterbury and Clive Wainwright, eds, Pugin: A Gothic Passion, New Haven and London, 1994, p. 136 and pl. 242

    Rosemary Hill, God’s Architect: Pugin & the Building of Romantic Britain, London, 2007, p. 251 (for a discussion of the furnishings at Handsworth)

    Manuel Fontán del Junco and Maria Zozaya Alvarez (eds.), William Morris y compañia: el movimiento Arts & Crafts in Gran Bretaña, Madrid, 2017, p. 218, no. 10

    Clive and Jane Wainwright Collection, London: H. Blairman & Sons, 2023, no. 14

  • Collection

    Private collection