Another interesting Burges sideboard design. The sideboard idea came from a washstand in Lady Bute's bedroom at Castell Coch, where it was fitted into a bay window reveal. It shows great imagination, being immediately Gothic yet a totally new piece, with little reference to past Gothic furniture. Although it is a stunning example of his style of painted Gothic furniture, it was actually by JS Chapel, Burges's assisistant of many years, who completed many works there on his death
The sideboard shows how you can take his designs & ideas & adapt them, something he did himself. This could equally be used for a bar or home office. The proportions of this could be changed, as shown above, while keeping the same look. This could be painted another colour, ie red was often used by Burges, for a different look. We've shown 2 & 4 door versions of the sideboard, but you could equally have a 3 door version if you wanted. As is so often the case with Burges his best work uses very flat surfaces for decoration. It was the decoration that made them. This piece is covered with typical Burges Gothic diaper patterns. The strap hinges are typical of Burges furniture. As well as using it for a sideboard you could use it for a drinks cabinet, home office cupboard, bookcase, TV or hi-fi cupboard, etc.. Made to order.
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