William Burges RA (London 1827 – Kensington 1881)
1870 - 1880
700 x 1535 x 132 mmOrder this image
Knightshayes Court, Devon (Accredited Museum)
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Although this table currently houses a parlour palm, it was originally designed to hold a grapevine. Two of our room guides voted this their favourite object Derek: 'A wonderful piece of sophisticated fun.' Peter E: Dreaming of being 'able to grow a vine and enjoy a few grapes.'
Dining table designed for Cardiff Castle by William Burges, the oval top receiving 4 leaves above a wave frieze on turned legs and a platform base carved with scrolls and surmounted by a central plant stand.
Makers and roles
William Burges RA (London 1827 – Kensington 1881), designer