Gothic revival side table by William Burges

This piece was designed for the Summer Smoking Room at Cardiff Castle where most of the original furnishings by Burgess are still in situ.


Ebony, ivory & ebonised walnut
72 x 95 x 40 cm
Art Fund grant:
£5,000 ( Total: £30,000)
Acquired in:
Private collection

This particular table was sold by Lord Bute in 1949 and its location had not been known. Cardiff Castle has recently been able to acquire a few of the original furnishings including the painting of the Clock Tower, ArtFunded in 2006.


Cardiff Castle by 1874; 5th Marquess of Bute sale, 1949; private collection; private collection.

Venue details

Cardiff Castle Castle Street, CARDIFF Cardiff CF10 3RB 029 2087 8100

Entry details

Free with National Art Pass (standard entry £12)

1 Mar – 31 Oct 9am – 6pm (last entry 5pm) Nov – Feb 9am – 5pm (last entry 4pm) Closed 25 – 26 Dec and 1 Jan