Victorian Gothic Spatterwork Fern Table



An unusual Victorian gothic table with fern spatterwork decorated top.

Pteridomania, or fern fever, was a significant craze in the latter half of the C19th with Victorians from all walks of life collecting specimens for their gardens.

The trend also influenced the decorative arts with items such as this striking table reflecting this appreciation of the humble fern.

English, c1870.

Measurements: H: 29.2” (75cm); W: 24” (61cm); D: 15.75” (40cm).

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