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Study table designed by Marion Mahony and Walter Burley Griffin, 1916 - 1920
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Object statement
Study table, [Japanese] oak, designed by Marion Mahony/Walter Burley Griffin, made by [James Moore], Melbourne, for Newman College, University of Melbourne, c 1917
Designed by Marion Mahony and/or Walter Burley Griffin as part of a range of furniture for student use at Newman College.

Probably made by James Moore and Sons, City Road, Melbourne, who were responsible for other furniture at Newman College, some of it signed.

Date is based on drawings for this design dated 9 January 1917 in the collection of the Art Institute, Chicago.
Used as a study table in the study-bedroom accommodation for students at Newman college.
One of several desks 'rescued' and restored by David Sampietro, Melbourne, in the [1970s]. This example was sold by Geoffrey Hatty, Melbourne to the current owners.

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Description
Study table, [Japanese] oak, designed by Marion Mahony/Walter Burley Griffin, made by [James Moore], Melbourne, for Newman College, University of Melbourne, c 1917

Study table or desk of ['Japanese' or Quercua acuta] oak, the rectangular top supported by two solid rectangular side panels connected by two short drawers recessed beneath the desk top and a lower solid stretcher.

Designed: Griffin, Marion Mahony; Melbourne, Victoria; 1916 - 1920

Designed: Griffin, Walter Burley; Melbourne, Victoria; 1916 - 1920

Made: James Moore and Sons; Melbourne, Victoria


Used: Newman College, University of Melbourne;
96/366/1
Production date
1916 - 1920
Height
733 mm
Width
1530 mm
Depth
920 mm

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Acquisition credit line
Purchased 1996
Subjects
+ Interior design
+ Furniture design
+ Australian Architecture
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