St. George Cabinet, William Morris

St. George Cabinet, William Morris

St. George Cabinet
William Morris (1834 - 1896)
Made by Morris, Marshall, Faulkner & Co.
London, England
1861 - 1862
Mahogany, pine and oak, with copper mounts
Museum no. 341-1906

The highly decorated St. George's Cabinet demonstrates Morris' love of romance. It was painted by Morris for the 1862 International Exhibition in London, to show the products of his new interior design company, Morris & Co. Althought the press praised its 'true medieval spirit', the decoration of St. George and the Dragon is a piece of pure Victorian romantic narrative.