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Console table: M.3-2004

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Maker(s)

Peters, Alan, OBE (Maker)

Description

Console table, of sycamore decorated with fluting. The rectangular top has a narrow border, the apron is fluted horizontally, and the rectangular legs vertically fluted on the outside edges

Notes

History note: Commissioned by Nicholas Goodison for the reception area outside his office at the TSB Head Office in Milk Street London in 1990. The invoice was dated 3 March 1990.

Legal notes

Gift of Nicholas and Judith Goodison through the National Art Collections Fund

Measurements and weight

Depth: 61 cm
Height: 87.8 cm
Length: 167.8 cm

Relative size of this object

1.7 m87.8 cm61 cm What does this represent?

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Place(s) associated

  • Cullompton ⪼ Devon ⪼ England

Acquisition and important dates

Method of acquisition: Given (2004-04-26) by Goodison, Nicholas and Judith

Dating

Late 20th Century
Elizabeth I
Production date: AD 1990

Note

Text from object entry in A. Game (2016) ‘Contemporary British Crafts: The Goodison Gift to the Fitzwilliam Museum’. London: Philip Wilson Publishers: This severely rectilinear table was the centrepiece of a suite of furniture commissioned by Sir Nicholas Goodison for the reception area outside his office at the head office of the TSB, Milk Street, London. The other pieces were four armchairs and an octagonal occasional table, all with the same fluted decoration. They are some of the most classical of Peters’ works. The table was described in Peters’ invoice, dated 3 March 1990, as a ‘Console table in sycamore with maple panel’. Documents relating to the commission survive in the archives of Lloyds Banking Group. The original height of the table was 91.5 cm. In a note in the Lloyds archives, dated 10 October 1989, Sir Nicholas wrote ‘A[lan] thinks 36 [inches] might be just too high, that 34½ might be better. He will however make it 36 and we can saw off the bottom 1½ if it does not look right.’ It did not, and so Peters sawed off the bottom of the legs in the reception area.

Components of the work

Fluting

Materials used in production

Sycamore

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Identification numbers

Accession number: M.3-2004
Primary reference Number: 98868
Entry form: 195
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Audit data

Created: Saturday 6 August 2011 Updated: Tuesday 22 December 2020 Last processed: Wednesday 31 March 2021

Associated departments & institutions

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

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