Study table designed by Marion Mahony and Walter Burley Griffin

Made by James Moore and Sons in Melbourne, Victoria, Australia

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.

Summary

96/366/1
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.

Dimensions

1530 mm
733 mm
920 mm

Production

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.
James Moore and Sons
Griffin, Walter Burley circa 1917

History

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.
Newman College, University of Melbourne

Source

Purchased 1996
24 October, 1996

Cite this Object

Study table designed by Marion Mahony and Walter Burley Griffin 2015, Museum of Applied Arts & Sciences, accessed 22 June 2017, <https://ma.as/153071>
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