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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.

Details

  • 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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