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Table

William Burges RA (London 1827 – Kensington 1881)

Category

Furniture

Date

circa 1870

Materials

Walnut, brass and steel mechanism

Measurements

70 x 153.5 x 132 cm

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Collection

Knightshayes Court, Devon (Accredited Museum)

On show at

Dining Room, Knightshayes Court, Devon, South West, National Trust

NT 540725

Caption

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.'

Summary

A walnut extending centre or dining table, English, circa 1870. Designed originally for Cardiff Castle by William Burges. The oval top with four extra leaves available and a channel-moulded frieze with dot inlay, raised on a central support of four turned columns with octagonal collars standing on a platform base with a pair of scroll-carved feet to each side, the platform with central adjustable socle on which a plant stands and protrudes through the hole in the table-top.

Full description

William Burges famously restored and redecorated Cardiff Castle over many years for the wealthy Marquess of Bute. An identical table is in the Dining Room in the Bute Tower (see Cooper 'Victorian and Edwardian Furniture and Interiors' 1987, plate 128). Apparently the socle beneath the table top is for a fruiting plant such as a grape-vine, which grows up through the hole in the table and then allows guests to pick their own fruit.

Provenance

Purchased by the National Trust at auction in 1980 with the help of a V&A Grant.

Makers and roles

William Burges RA (London 1827 – Kensington 1881), designer

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