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Title Sketch Designs for Furniture [Bullers Wood]
Collection Central Saint Martins Museum and Study Collection
Maker Lethaby;William Richard;
Date c.1890
Id Number Current Accession F.69.16
Id Number Current Repository 1268
Inscription "Bullers Wood Sketch Designs for furniture in drawing room", "Books", "Cabinet with drawers the centre with a door and lock", "Cupboard", "In Walnut inlaid", "Panelling of room", "1" circled. All in brown ink. "83" showing through from verso in blue pencil.
Subject Architecture;Drawing / Sketch;Lethaby;William Richard;
Measurements Dimensions 258 x 382 mm
Material Pen and brown ink on paper
Notes See also F.69.1 for other Bullers Wood designs, featuring the same Chevron motif used for the inlay pattern.
Object Notes Sketch design for a drawing room"cabinet" with three book shelves at the top, a cabinet with drawers and a door in the centre and a large cupboard at the bottom. Proposed to be made in walnut inlaid. Inlay pattern design of birds and trees and a similar chevron design to F.69.1. There are few records concerning Bullers Wood, but it may have been a Kenton & Co. contract.
Object References (About Kenton & Co.)
Relation Exhibition W R Lethaby 1857-1931: architecture, design and education, London, Central School of Arts and Crafts
Relation References Book: Rubens;Godfrey;, William Richard Lethaby: his life and work 1857-1931, Architectural Press. 1986.
Sale catalogue: Christies. 29 October 1991.
Exhibition: W R Lethaby 1857-1931: architecture, design and education, Backemeyer;Sylvia;Gronbe
Rights University of the Arts London, Central Saint Martins Museum and Study Collection
Source Christie´s; A.B. Waters CBE
Technique Pen and ink drawing
Work Type Fine Art
 

 

 

 

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