This small oak writing desk has a rectilinear form, with flat-capped finials, drawer with brass knobs and tapered legs. This type of simple furniture produced by the Century Guild would prove an inspiration for designer such as Voysey and Mackintosh.


  • Title: Small oak writing desk
  • Creator: Century Guild, Arthur Heygate Mackmurdo
  • Date Created: c.1886
  • Type: furniture
  • Rights: © William Morris Gallery, London Borough of Waltham Forest
  • Physical Dimensions: 97.3 x 69 x 55.3 cm
  • Object Number: G5
  • Medium: oak and brass
  • Credit line: Mackmurdo bequest, 1942

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