This circular Rosewood Table, part of furnishings from Charleston Farmhouse, East Sussex, was on loan to Newnham College Cambridge when it suffered accidental damage. The table top (of faded and patinated veneered rosewood) was scratched and required attention.
Charleston Farmhouse is synonymous with what became known as the Bloomsbury Group, essentially an influential group of artists, writers and intellectuals who lived, worked or studied in the Bloomsbury district of London.
Charleston was purchased in 1916 by artists Vanessa Bell and Duncan Fry and over the following 50 years became the country retreat of Virginia and Leonard Woolf, EM Forster, Lytton Strachey, Roger Fry, Clve Bell and David Maynard Keynes.
Images by kind permission of the client.