Aesthetic Movement Ebonised Occasional Table

by John Moyr Smith
Ebonised oak in the Japanese style, the four table legs flare out to support a square tabletop with reeded rim. Elegant and elaborate scrolls decorate the top and base of the table legs whilst the central sections are turned. A shaped apron supports the tabletop whilst trefoil punching punctuates the stretchers

Great Britain, circa 1880

The present table is a fine example of Moyr's later penchant for the Aesthetic Movement, with his exposure to Christopher Dresser in London a particularly strong influence. Whilst the ebonised oak offers a thoroughly modern aesthetic and richness of colour, there is a notable lightness to the design, most profoundly felt in the delicate, pointed feet, and the presence of negative space in the punched trefoil details.
H 59.5cm x W 74cm x D 72cm
H 23.43" x W 29.15" x D 28.36"
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