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Ford Madox brown & Wm Morris & Co  Arts & Crafts movement style dining table

This dining table was designed by Ford Madox Brown & forms part of the early furniture produced by Morris & Co. The original design is shown below. Madox brown designed quite a few pieces of the early furniture. While influenced to some extent by Philip Webb, especially in the detailing, Madox Brown's work also shows originality. Most of the early work, including the Red House itself, is in a chunky Reformed Gothic style, anticipating the later Arts & Crafts that followed.

The Madox Brown table, along with other furniture produced by Morris such as the Artisan suite, was originally stained green. But the colour was found to be fugitive - the Artisan suite was later painted green. Shown are a few colourways the table could be made to; from a totally green finish as the original, to a green base with oak/wood top to totally oak/wood finish.

The table features heavy use of chamfering, common to the Early Reformed Gothic style. The use of twisted iron to act as a brace is interesting. As the tables are made to order, you can choose the size & wood/finish you want.

Ford Madox brown & Wm Morris & Co  Arts & Crafts movement style dining table Ford Madox brown & Wm Morris & Co  Arts & Crafts movement style dining table

Below left is shown Madox Brown's original design for the table. Every designer is influenced by what he sees that has gone before; the C18th inn table below right is the original source for the later designer's table

Ford Madox brown & Wm Morris & Co  Arts & Crafts movement style dining table C18th century inn table that inspired Ford Madox Brown's dining table

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