An Early 20thC Oak Side Table by Leonard Wyburd for Liberty & Co c.1900

Origin: British
Period: Arts & Crafts
Provenance: Unknown
Date: c.1900
Height: 25”
Width: 23.75”
Depth: 13.75” (all at extremities)

The arts and crafts period side table or étagère, in dark oak, with a galleried top and lower shelf and further under tier, the sides being lattice and bobbin worked with shaped moulded supports, the whole of Moorish type design and designed by Leonard Wyburd for Liberty & Co, London.

The whole is remains in good overall original condition, with one side of the galleried op having been removed to sit flush to a wall. It remains stable for every day use.

Leonard Francis Wyburd RA was a British painter, interior designer and furniture designer. He was broadly part of the Arts & Crafts movement, and the head of Liberty's Furnishing and Decoration Studio from its foundation in 1883 until he left in 1903. This particular table was made in pairs also and with sloping tops as ‘reading’ tables.

The Arts and Crafts movement grew out of dissatisfaction with mass-produced and often superfluously decorated furniture of the Victorian era, and designers sought to create quality pieces with restrained unpretentious decoration, using for inspiration mediaeval craftsmanship and motifs which were often floral.

Perfect for a reception or hallway.