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Table: M.21-1972

Object information

Current Location: In storage


Production: Collinson and Lock
Designer: Webb, Stephen




Small rectangular table of rosewood with carved cabriole legs and square feet, inlaid with ivory scrollwork inhabited by cherubs and animals.
Stamped: 'Collinson & Lock/London' and '5401' Stephen Webb


History note: Charles and Lavinia Handley-Read, both died 1971; purchased from Thomas Stainton, the executor of the Handley-Read estate.

Legal notes

Purchased with the Perceval Fund and Grant-in-Aid from the Victoria and Albert Museum

Measurements and weight

Depth: 36.8 cm
Height: 73.6 cm
Width: 54.6 cm

Place(s) associated

  • London ⪼ England

Acquisition and important dates

Method of acquisition: Bought (1972-10-19) by Handley-Read Estate


Circa 1875 - Circa 1885


Although the form of this small table follows the style of the 1720s and 1730s, the ornament of engraved ivory scrolls and fantastic figures is derived from north Italian furniture of the fifteenth and sixteenth centuries. Furniture in the Neo-Renaissance, or Renaissance Revival, style featured freely combined elements from a variety of sources, including late Mannerist architecture and the ornate court style of Fran├žois I (ruled 1515-47).

School or Style

Renaissance Revival

Components of the work

Carcase composed of rosewood
Inlay composed of ivory

Inscription or legends present

  • Text: "COLLINSON & LOCK/LONDON" and "5401"
  • Method of creation: Stamped
  • Type: Maker's mark

References and bibliographic entries

Related exhibitions

Identification numbers

Accession number: M.21-1972
Primary reference Number: 95822
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Audit data

Created: Saturday 6 August 2011 Updated: Wednesday 17 August 2022 Last processed: Wednesday 13 December 2023

Associated departments & institutions

Owner or interested party: The Fitzwilliam Museum
Associated department: Applied Arts

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