Wm Burges; 'Philosophy' sideboard


William Burges Gothic Revival style painted Philosophy sideboard furniture William Burges Gothic Revival style painted Philosophy sideboard furniture

This is another interesting Burges sideboard, we adapted the 'Philosophy' cabinet to produce this new design. So while not an exact Burges piece it is based exactly on one of his pieces. It just shows how you can take his designs & ideas & adapt them, something he did himself. The 'Philosophy' cabinet is one of his better known pieces; by removing the upper section you are left with a striking sideboard design. The proportions of this could be changed, as shown above, while keeping the same look. Shown below is a simplified version of the sideboard, with the middle leg omitted; This makes for a cleaner outline & make the piece look less visually heavy.

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 painting. The thick strap hinges of the original were removed on the sideboard, for clarity of design & because they visually looked too wide on a smaller sideboard, & makes the piece less expensive to produce. But we could add strap hinges if you prefer. 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.

William Burges Gothic Revival style painted Philosophy sideboard furniture


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