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Maker(s) &
Production:

Williamson, Rupert, maker, b. 1958, England

Production
Note:

Made from the timber of trees in Kew Garden, London, felled by the storm of 1987.

Category:

furniture

Name:

side table

Date:

1996
dated under the top

School/Style:

Contemporary Craft

Period(s):

late 20th Century; Elizabeth II

Description:

Osage orange and sycamore wood, with two horizontal wavy planks supported by two groups of three curved legs, held together and to the planks by curved elements that pass through them and protrude on the other side.
Made from timber of trees which were felled by the great storm of 1987 in Kew Gardens.

Material(s):

Osage orange; whole
sycamore

Dimension(s):

height, 89.8, cm
length, 160.2, cm

Acquisition:

given; 1997; Goodison, Nicholas and Judith

Provenance:

Contemporary Applied Arts, 2 Percy Street, London, W1P 9F4

Acquisition Credit:

Gift of Sir Nicholas and Lady Goodison through the National Art Collections Fund.

Inscription(s):

maker's name and date; under the top; handwritten in silver; Rupert Williamson/96
source of material; under the top; inscribed on a circular brass disc; KEW/WOOD/GALES/87; The wood for the table came from trees felled by the storm of 1987

Documentation:

, The Fitzwilliam Museum1998. The Fitzwilliam Museum, Annual Report 1997.Cambridge (Cambs.): p. 19
Publ. p. 19, illustrated

Game, Amanda. 2016. Contemporary British Crafts: The Goodison Gift to The Fitzwilliam Museum.London: Philip Wilson Publishersp. 26-29
Publ. pp. 26-9, no. 4, illustrations pp. 27-9. Object description, and maker's biography

1997. Reviews, Exhibitions, Working Spaces: Furniture and Textiles for the Working Environment, Contemporary Applied Arts, London, W1, 10 January - 15 February 1997.London:
Source Title: Crafts Magazine(1997)
p. 56
Publ. p. 56 in colour. Date of publication possibly April.

Accession:

Object Number: M.49-1997
(Applied Arts)
(record id: 81974; input: 2002-11-26; modified: 2017-10-30)

Permanent
Identifier:

http://data.fitzmuseum.cam.ac.uk/id/object/81974





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