Friday, 19 December 2008

A little more Hope

Table and vase by Charles Frederick Hancock
Ebony, rosewood, silver inlay and electroplated nickel silver (table) and silver, raised, with cast additions (vase)
English, 1850-51

This table and vase, shown at the Great Exhibition in 1851, show how Thomas Hope's designs continued to inspire designers and craftsmen even after his death. Formerly part of the collection of Purnell Bransby Purnell (1791-1866), a collector of classical antiquities.

Chair designed by Thomas Hope
Made by Edward & Roberts
Mahogany with inlaid decoration of brass and ebony
English, circa 1892

Thomas Hope: Regency Designer by David Watkin

To date the most comprehensive book on the life and work of Thomas Hope.

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An Aesthete's Lament said...

You really have to love someone named Purnell Purnell.

thombeau said...

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