|Cabinet Globe Writing-Table|
Looking into catalogs of early 19th century furniture, I’m always struck by the number of multi-purpose items. We’ve shown some of these articles in previous posts. (Here, here, here, and here are some examples.)
For me, Pitt’s Cabinet Globe Writing-Table epitomizes this “high degree of ingenuity ... displayed by British artists,” as well as the “elegance and usefulness” so highly prized in the time before Form Follows Function and Less Is More.
Sometimes I wonder whether less is simply less.
|Cabinet Globe description|