Refectory table by Philip Speakman Webb, England

Refectory table by Philip Speakman Webb, England

Refectory table
Philip Speakman Webb (1831 - 1915)
Made by Morris, Marshall, Faulkner & Co
London, England
1865 - 1870
Museum no. W. 45-1926

Plain oak rectangular panel table with cut-away decoration and column legs with decorative plinth bases and a runner board.

This table, designed in 1860 by Willam Morris' friend, the architect Philip Webb, has the simplicity of much Arts and Crafts work. This piece is hand-made and demonstrates the concept of 'honesty'; the wood is unpolished and the construction is not disguised.