LIBERTY & CO ‘WITLAF SIDEBOARD

£6,750.00

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LIBERTY & CO

ARTS AND CRAFTS ‘WITLAF SIDEBOARD’

Oak with copperised metal Plaque

Copper handles and hand-beaten hinges

Circa 1895-1900

H 77.5”/197; W 73”/185cm; D 25”/64cm

 

The Witlaf sideboard first appears in the Liberty & Co

Handbook of Sketches published in 1895. The name may

have been inspired by the Longfellow poem,

King Witlaf’s Drinking Horn, which began

‘Witlaf, a king of the Saxons…’

 

A period photograph and sketch are reproduced in

Daryl Bennett, Liberty’s Furniture 1875-1915, pp 139-140