A Victorian cast iron and marble topped conservatory table English, 19th century 78 x 110 x 58 cm in the Gothic revival manner
Gothic. The Gothic style was the dominant style of ecclesiastical architecture from the middle and late medieval period, that is from the 12th to the 16th century. It is characterised by the pointed arch, elaborate ornament and delicate tracery. The furniture of the period closely followed the architecture. The Gothic style in furniture has been revived several times: in the 18th century when designers such as Chippendale incorporated Gothic themes into their designs and in the 19th century by the architect, designer and artist A. W. Pugin, whose career was at its peak when he designed the palace of Westminster, the present British Houses of Parliament in the Gothic Revival style.
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