Oak Gate Leg Table by S Barnsley

Designed and made by Sidney Barnsley in the Pinbury workshop.

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Art work details

Year of production :
1895
Category:
Tables and Desks
Dimensions :
H. 73.8cm; L. 92.2cm; W. 76.2cm
Credit Line :
Purchased

The two gate-leg supports on each side neatly fold into the curved central section of the underframe making it a perfect functional occasional table. Sidney Barnsley continued to make variations of this design in different woods.

This table was exhibited at the Arts and Crafts Exhibition in London in 1896 (no.41) and two were sold at the show for £5.0.0. According to Edward Barnsley this was his father's first professional sale. This table belonged to C H StJohn Hornby, founder of the Ashendene Press and director of W H Smith and Sons. Hornby is likely to have bought the table from the 1896 exhibition where it was described as a folding tea table.

Purchased with the aid of the Purchase Grant Fund administered by the Victoria and Albert Museum.