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Seller: antiquebadger (186) 100%, Location: Llanfairfechan, Ships to: GB, Item: 192040058357 Gothic Victorian Pew with Provenance 1875 - 1878 SALE – 50% off – for limited period only! All proceeds of sale to go towards the church restoration. Any questions or to view, please call or email. 07711 706799 (Please scroll to bottom of page for provenance in red, below Pugin history. The link will take you online to a groundplan where you can actually see the pews in their original positions!) Designed by Edward Welby Pugin & Peter Paul Pugin, the English architects and designers. Salvaged during church alterations. See below for more details of other iconic work from this incredible family. PLEASE DO NOT CONFUSE THIS ITEM WITH GENERIC MASS PRODUCED PEWS OF THE SAME PERIOD OR LATER FROM UN-NAMED ARTISANS. With the greatest respect, this is like comparing a classic Rolls Royce with a kit car copy. Pugin Gothic Victorian church chapel pew seat settle bench chair Small Victorian Monks Bench Settle Pew No Reserve Stunning original piece of highly collectible and very rare furniture. A piece of history that you can have in your own home! Very elegantly proportioned Gothic Victorian Pew Pugin church owner seeks buyer for glorious church / chapel furniture. Others available if required. Please send your email address for further photos. Though any number of photos cannot do this awesome piece of furniture justice. Any queries or to view please send a message through ebay or call 0207 096 1560. Please leave a message with your contact details and query if I do not get to the phone. Thank you. BUY IT NOW REDUCED TO ONLY £2499.99 OR MAKE US AN EBAY OFFER!!! NO REASONABLE EBAY OFFER REFUSED. REDUCED FOR QUICK SALE TO FUND CHURCH RENOVATION LAST FEW REMAINING Monumental and stunning Gothic Revival Pew Glorious Gothic Revival Furniture - A never to be repeated opportunity to buy a piece of history Pugin Gothic Victorian church chapel pew seat settle bench chair Pugin church owner seeks buyer for glorious church / chapel furniture, in this case stunning pews. Interest in culture, history, rare quality antiques essential! Other items available. Church pulpit, benches, tables, chairs, altars etc... Please study my other auctions or email me for details. Reluctant sale to fund church renovations. Beautiful pitch pine. Not be confused with the modern quick grown softwood pine. This has grown very slowly and is very heavy and almost a hardwood. Ornate carving / chamfering. Quality craftsmanship. Collectible and highly desirable gothic / neo gothic / neo-gothic / styling. Decorative scrolling. Impressive, yet surprisingly comfy. In original condition with just a light wax to retain the superb patina developed over the years. Can be supplied with antique red velvet cushion if required (see other auction). Splendid 19th century design. Very well made and solidly built. Has lasted a good few lifetimes and will last us out! Large Approximate dimensions: Width: 102 inches Height: 32 inches Height to seat: 18 inches Depth: 25.5 inches Due to the clever method of construction, these pews can easily be cut down to any size you require. Please ask! Ideal for your pub, club, bar, restaurant, castle, church, chapel, cathedral, grade 1 or 2 listed building, shop, boutique etc. Also look great in kichens, living rooms, dining rooms and entrance halls, suitable for both the modern and traditional interior, or indeed, ideal for the garden or conservatory. This is where the majority of these go, often for a more original and interesting twist for dining areas. Most have gone to fashionable interior designers. You can only guess what they have charged their clients! Pick one up for a fraction of the price. Last few remaining! Please study my other auctions for other unusual church antiques and curios. Delivery possible for England and Wales, please send your postcode to ask for a quote for Scotland/Ireland or further afield! Or can be collected for free or if you prefer you can arrange collection via your own courier. paypal accepted. Cheque / postal order / banker's draft / cash on collection preferred please. Any queries through ebay or call 0207 096 1560. Please leave a message with your contact details and query if I do not get to the phone. Thank you. History Augustus Welby Northmore Pugin Augustus Welby Northmore Pugin (1 March 1812 – 14 September 1852) was an English architect, designer, and theorist of design, now best remembered for his work in the Gothic Revival style, particularly churches and the Palace of Westminster. Pugin was the father of E. W. Pugin and Peter Paul Pugin, who continued their father's architectural firm as Pugin and Pugin, and designed numerous buildings, including several in Australia and Ireland Significance in the Gothic Revival He was the son of a French draughtsman, Augustus Charles Pugin, who trained him to draw Gothic buildings for use as illustrations in his books, and his wife Catherine Welby. Between 1821 and 1838 Pugin and his father published a series of volumes of architectural drawings, the first two entitled, Specimens of Gothic Architecture, and the following three, Examples of Gothic Architecture, that were to remain both in print and the standard references for Gothic architecture for at least the next century. He became an advocate of Gothic architecture, which he believed to be the true Christian form of architecture. He attacked the influence of "pagan" Classical architecture in his book Contrasts, in which he set up medieval society as an ideal, in contrast to modern secular culture. His first Neo-gothic church was St Mary's Church, Derby, designed in 1837 and its construction completed in 1839. Another example of his work is the Roman Catholic Church of St Giles in Cheadle, Staffordshire. Following the destruction by fire of the Palace of Westminster in 1834, Pugin was employed by Sir Charles Barry to work on the new Parliament buildings in London. This followed shortly after a similar period of employment by Barry for the interior design of King Edward's School, Birmingham. He converted to Catholicism in 1835, but also designed and refurbished Anglican as well as Catholic churches throughout the country and abroad. His views, as expressed in works such as True Principles of Christian Architecture (1841), were highly influential. Other works include St Chad's Cathedral, Erdington Abbey, and Oscott College, all in Birmingham. He also designed the college buildings of St Patrick and St Mary in St. Patrick's College, Maynooth; though not the college chapel. His original plans included both a chapel and an aula maxima, neither of which were built due to financial constraints. The college chapel was designed by a follower of Pugin, the Irish architect J.J.McCarthy. Also in Ireland, Pugin designed St. Mary's Cathedral in Killarney, St. Aidan's Cathedral, Enniscorthy (renovated in 1996) and the Dominican church of the Holy Cross in Tralee. He revised the plans for St. Michael's Church in Ballinasloe, Galway. Augustus Welby Northmore Pugin was the son of an émigré French architect who came to England to escape the Revolution. St Albans market square in Hertfordshire (1838) His father, Augustin Pugin (originally de Pugin) (1768/69–1832), a French Protestant of good family, worked in the fashionable “gothick” taste of the late 18th century. In England, he got work as a designer and illustrator of books on Gothic architecture and decoration compiled by the architect John Nash (illustration example). He also kept a number of pupils whom he trained, together with his son, in architectural drawing. Every summer this little school went on trips to sketch Gothic both at home in England and also in France. In this way the younger Pugin accumulated a wealth of detailed knowledge about the Gothic style from an early age. At his father’s death in 1832 Pugin was able to carry on the illustrated series that his father had begun. The young Pugin received his elementary education as a day-boy at Christ's Hospital, better known as the Bluecoat School. Pugin had shown a precocious talent for design and at the age of 15 went to work for the London furniture-makers Morel & Seddon, designing furniture in “gothick” style for Windsor Castle. At the same time he was involved, as a freelance designer, in making drawings of furniture and metalwork for other London firms. At 17 Pugin set up his own small business, supplying furniture and ornamental carved work for houses throughout the United Kingdom. After an initial success the business failed in 1831. During this period Pugin was also designing for Covent Garden Theatre, notably the staging for Sir Walter Scott’s Kenilworth adapted as a ballet. In 1833, he was working with Sir Charles Barry on designs for King Edward's School, Birmingham. This collaboration was followed in 1835-6 by detailed designs for Barry's entries in the competition to build the new Houses of Parliament. 1835 was a major turning point in Pugin’s career. His book Gothic Furniture in the Style of the Fifteenth Century was published, showing a new understanding of medieval techniques of construction. In 1835 he built his first house, St Marie's Grange, Salisbury. That same year he was received into the converted to Roman Catholic Church. While still a delicate youth he became intensely fond of the sea, had a smack of his own, did some small trading in carrying woodcarvings from Flanders, and was shipwrecked off Leith, near Edinburgh in 1830. This love of the sea was strong in him to the end of his life. [edit] Marriage and conversion In 1831 he married Ann Garnett, and shortly afterwards was imprisoned for non-payment of rent. He then opened a shop in Hart Street, Covent Garden, for the supply of architects' drawings and architectural accessories. The venture, however, did not succeed. His wife died in childbirth on 27 May 1832. In 1833 he married Louisa Burton who bore him six children, among them Edward, known as E. W. Pugin (1834–1875), one of the two sons who successively carried on his business (the other was the younger Peter Paul Pugin (1851–1904) from his last marriage with Jane Knill). Both received from the Pope the decoration of the Order of St. Sylvester. After Pugin's second marriage, he took up his residence at Salisbury, Wiltshire. In 1835 he embraced the Roman Catholic faith, his wife following his example in 1839. Of his conversion, he tells us that the study of ancient ecclesiastical architecture was the primary cause of the change in his sentiments, by inducing him to pursue a course of study, terminating in complete conversion. He never swerved in his fidelity to the Catholic Church, notwithstanding the bitter trials he experienced. In 1835, he bought a small plot of ground on the edge of Alderbury (although technically in the Parish of Laverstock), near Salisbury, on which he built for himself a quaint 15th century-style house, St Mary's Grange. Pugin's attention was not entirely taken up by architecture at The Grange. From the tower of the house Pugin would watch for ships aground off the Goodwin Sands. He supplemented his income by the activity of wrecking — using his lugger "The Caroline" to salvage cargoes from wrecked and stranded ships. By 1836, Pugin had formulated his ideas on architecture, and in that year he published Contrasts, which was virtually his manifesto as a Catholic Gothic architect. In it, he set out to prove that “the degraded state of the arts in this country is purely owing to the absence of Catholic feeling”, and that the Gothic style of architecture was the only one appropriate for a Christian country to adopt. Classical architecture, he argued, was irredeemably pagan and unsuited to express Christian social values. Contrasts brought Pugin's ideas to a wide audience, and as the new champion of Catholic architecture he was rapidly taken up by Catholic patrons including Charles Scarisbrick. In 1836 he designed the roofed stone garden seat at the north side of Scarisbrick Hall,[1] and also the fireplace in the Great Hall. On 24 April 1837 he noted in his diary “Began Mr Scarisbrick’s house.” Pugin began work on Thomas Rickman's existing west wing, to which he added the library bay window, the garden porch and north-west turret, as well as external and internal decoration. Also in 1837 he designed the south front of the Hall; although this was further embellished when built. The problems of planning the building were considerable, as it was the client’s wish to preserve the old part of the Hall, and any new work had to take this into account. Pugin's solution was to provide a north-south and east-west corridor connecting the old and new parts of the Hall on both ground and first floors. The problem of lighting these corridors was solved with masterly ingenuity; Pugin put skylights over the east-west corridor and a glazed turret over the point where the corridors crossed. He then made the upper corridor floor half the width of the one beneath and introduced superbly carved bracket supports between which light could fall into the lower corridor. [citation needed] In 1838 Pugin proceeded to design the north elevation and this was followed by the Clock Tower in 1839. This has since been replaced with a more spectacular tower by E. W. Pugin (his son), but the original appears in the carved view of the Hall on the main staircase at Scarisbrick. It apparently had a steeply pitched roof over the clock stage, and was the prototype for the clock tower of the Houses of Parliament. Drawings of 1840 show Pugin working on the windows of the Great Hall, and designing the series of attractive and humorous carvings that ornament the bosses on its exterior. This vast room was planned as a banqueting hall, and so the bosses all show scenes concerned with eating and drinking. In the same year Pugin made designs for the main staircase and staircase roof, although there were two spiral staircases leading from the Oak Room and the North Library in the West Wing to his bedroom suite above. In 1841 Pugin was engaged in designing the leaded windows of the Library. There is a range of very attractive geometric patterns in the leading of casements at Scarisbrick. [citation needed] After this there comes a gap in the dated drawings. His work was in demand from other clients, and although he continued to work at Scarisbrick until at least 1845, the first impetus was gone and Charles Scarisbrick's generosity seems to have been wearing thin. From 1844 onwards Pugin was involved in the tremendous task of designing the interior decoration and furniture for the new Houses of Parliament. He kept up his own busy architectural practice and finding time to write more books. Once asked why he kept no clerk to help him, Pugin replied: “Clerk, my dear sir, clerk, I never employ one. I should kill him in a week.” [edit] St Mary's College, Oscott In 1837 he made the acquaintance of the authorities of St Mary's College, Oscott, Sutton Coldfield, Warwickshire where his fame as a writer had preceded him. He found there men in sympathy with his ideas about art and religion. The president, Rev. Henry Weedall, was so impressed by him, that he accepted his services for the completion of the new chapel and for the decorations of the new college, which was opened in 1838. He designed the apse with its effective groinings, the stained glass of the chancel windows, the decorated ceiling, the stone pulpit, and the splendid Gothic vestments. He constructed the reredos of old wood-carvings brought from the Continent, he placed the Limoges enamels on the front of the super-altar, he provided the 17th century confessional, altar rails, and stalls, the carved pulpit (from St Gertrude's, Louvain), the finest in England, as well as the ambries and chests of the sacristy (see "The Oscotian", July, 1905). He built both lodges and added the turret called "Pugin's night-cap" to the tower. Above all he inspired superiors and students with an ardent enthusiasm for his ideals in Gothic art, liturgy, and the sacred chant. Tradition points out the room in which on Saturday afternoons he used to instruct the workmen from Hardman & Co. of Birmingham in their craft. The president appointed him Professor of Ecclesiastical Antiquities (1838–44). While at the "Old College" he gave his lectures in what is now the Orphans' Dining Room, and at the new college in a room which still bears in the inscription "Architectura". This association with one of the leading Catholic colleges in England afforded him valuable opportunities for the advancement of his views. Palace of Westminster Much discussion has arisen concerning the claims of Pugin to the credit of having designed the Houses of Parliament at Westminster. The old Palace of Westminster had been destroyed by fire in 1834; plans for the new buildings were invited, and those of Charles (later Sir Charles) Barry received the approval of the Commissioners from among about 84 competitors. Work on the new parliament started in 1840 and Queen Victoria formally opened its two houses in 1852. At the outset Barry called in Pugin (1836–37) to complete his half-drawn plans, and he further entrusted to him the working plans and the entire decoration (1837–52). Pugin himself wrote: "Barry's great work was immeasurably superior to any that I could at the time have produced, and had it been otherwise, the Commissioners would have killed me in twelve months" ' [by their opposition and interference]. Pugin's biographer Rosemary Hill (God's Architect: Pugin and the Building of Romantic Britain (2007)) shows that Barry may have designed the Palace as a whole and that only he could coordinate such a large project and dealing with its difficult paymasters, but he relied entirely on Pugin for its Gothic interiors, wallpapers and furnishings, including the royal thrones and the Palace's clock tower in which Big Ben hangs. It is very close in form to earlier Pugin designs, including one for Scarisbrick Hall. The tower was Pugin's last design before descending into madness and dying. In her biography, Hill quotes Pugin as writing of what is probably his best known building: "I never worked so hard in my life [as] for Mr Barry for tomorrow I render all the designs for finishing his bell tower and it is beautiful." Writings The influence he wielded must be ascribed as much to his vigorous writings and exquisite designs as to any particular edifice which he erected. His Contrasts (1836) placed him at once ahead of the pioneers of the day. His "Glossary" (1844), so brilliant a revival in form and colour, produced nothing short of a revolution in church decoration. Scarcely less important were his designs for Furniture (1835), for Iron and Brass Work (1836), and for Gold and Silversmiths (1836) to which should be added his Ancient Timber Houses of the XVth and XVIth Centuries (1836), and his latest architectural work on Chancel Screens and Rood Lofts (1851). Besides the above elaborately illustrated productions, many other explanatory and apologetic writings, especially his lectures delivered at Oscott (see Catholic Magazine, 1838, April and foll.) gave powerful expression to the message he had to deliver. As closely allied with his idea of the restoration of constructive and decorative art, he brought out a pamphlet on the chant: An Earnest Appeal for the Revival of the Ancient Plain Song (1850). It is worthy of mention that some of his earliest drawing appears in the volumes published by his father (Examples of Gothic Architecture, 1821, 226 plates; Architectural Antiquities of Normandy, 1828, 80 plates; Gothic Ornaments, England and France, 1831, 91 plates). "Architectural genius" In knowledge of medieval architecture and in his insight into its spirit and form, he stood above all his contemporaries. As a draughtsman, he was without a rival. The success of his career is to be sought not so much in the buildings he erected, which, being mostly for the Catholic body, were nearly always shorn of their chief splendour by the poverty of his patrons. He invented now new forms of design, though he freely used the old; his instinct led him to art as such, but to the Gothic embodiment of art, which seemed to him the only true form of Christian architecture. He lacked the patience and breadth of the truly great mind, yet he may justly claim to rank as the architectural genius of the century. His unquestioned merit is the restoration of architecture in England and the revival of the forms of medieval England, which since his day have covered the land. Queen Victoria granted his widow a pension of £100 a year, and a committee of all parties founded the Pugin Travelling Scholarship (controlled by the Royal Institute of British Architects) as the most appropriate memorial of his work and a partial realisation of the project which he had brought forward in his Apology for the Revival of Christian Architecture in England (1843). Pugin's notion was that Gothic was Christian and Christian was Gothic, ... It became the way people built churches and perceived churches should be. Even today if you ask someone what a church should look like, they'll describe a Gothic building with pointed windows and arches. Right across Australia, from outback towns with tiny churches made out of corrugated iron with a little pointed door and pointed windows, to our very greatest cathedrals, you have buildings which are directly related to Pugin's ideas.[2] After his death A.W. Pugin's two sons; E. W. Pugin and Peter Paul Pugin, continued operating their father's architectural firm under the name Pugin and Pugin. This work includes most of the "Pugin" buildings in Australia and New Zealand. Later years During this period he did much of his best work in writing, teaching, and structural design. Although at different times he had visited France and the Netherlands either alone, or in the company of the Earl of Shrewsbury, he did not visit the great cities of Italy until 1847. The ecclesiastical buildings of Rome sorely disappointed him; but he had his compensation in the gift from Pope Pius IX of a splendid gold medal as a token of approval, which gratified Pugin more than any event in his life. His second wife having died in 1844, he married Jane, daughter of Thomas Knill of Typtree Hall, Herefordshire, by whom he had two children. They were the first couple to be married in the newly built St George's Cathedral, Southwark, designed by Pugin, on 10 August 1848. In the meantime, he had removed from Laverstock, and after a temporary residence at Cheyne Walk, Chelsea (1841), he took up his residence at Ramsgate, Kent living first with his aunt, Miss Selina Welby, who made him her heir, and then in the house called St Augustine's Grange,[3] which, together with a church, he had built for himself. Of these he said that they were the only buildings in which his designs had not been curtailed by financial conditions. Under a presentiment of approaching death, of which he had an unusual fear, he went into retreat in 1851, and prepared himself by prayer and self-denial for the end. At the close of the year his mind became affected and early in 1852 he was placed in the asylum commonly called Bedlam (now the Imperial War Museum), in St George's Fields, Lambeth, south London. At the urgent request of his wife and in opposition to the wishes of the rest of his friends, he was removed from the asylum, first to the Grove, Hammersmith, where after six weeks' care his condition had improved to such an extent that it was possible for him to return to Ramsgate; but two days after he reached home he had a fatal stroke. A.W.N. Pugin died, at the age of 40, on 14 September 1852 as a result, not of insanity, but probably of the effects of syphilis. His body is in a vault under the church that he designed next to The Grange in Ramsgate. Pugin's legacy extends far beyond his own architectural designs. He was responsible for popularising a style and philosophy of architecture that reached into every corner of Victorian life. He influenced writers like John Ruskin, and designers like William Morris. His ideas were expressed in private and public architecture and art throughout Great Britain and beyond. <div style="text-align:center"><img src="http://ti2.auctiva.com/sw/java.gif" border="0"><br><table align="center"><tr><td><a style="text-decoration:none" href="http://store.auctiva.com/adrian_gaskell"><img src="http://ti2.auctiva.com/sw/noflash.gif" border="0"></a></td><td height="27px" valign="middle" align="center"><font face="arial" size="2"><b><a href="http://store.auctiva.com/adrian_gaskell">adrian_gaskell</a> Store</b></font></td></tr></table></div> Edward Welby Pugin Edward Welby Pugin (11 March 1834 – 5 June 1875) was the eldest son of Augustus Welby Northmore Pugin and Louisa Barton. His father, A.W.N. Pugin, was a famous architect and designer of Neo-Gothic architecture, and after his death in 1852 Edward took up his successful practice. At the time of his own early death in 1875, Pugin had designed and completed more than one hundred Catholic churches (see [1]). He designed churches and cathedrals primarily in the British Isles. However, commissions for his exemplary work were also received from countries throughout Western Europe, Scandinavia and as far away as North America. Bibliography * Michael Fisher Pugin-Land: A W N Pugin, Lord Shrewsbury and the Gothic Revival in Staffordshire Stafford Fisher, 2002. * Rachel Hasted,Scarisbrick Hall – A Guide, Social History at Lancashire County Museum Service, 1984. * Frederick O'Dwyer, Ecclesiatical Architecture from 1829 in W.J. McCormack (ed) Modern Irish Culture, Oxford:Blackwell,2001. * Frederick O'Dwyer, 'A Victorian Partnership- The Architecture of Pugin & Ashlin in John Graby(ed) 150 Years of Architecture in Ireland, Dublin, Eblana Editions, 1989. * Jeanne Sheehy, The Rediscovery of Ireland's Past, The Celtic Revival 1830-1930. London 1980. Peter Paul Pugin Peter Paul Pugin (1851 – March 1904) was an English architect, son of Augustus Welby Pugin by his third wife Jane Knill. He was the half-brother of architect and designer Edward Welby Pugin. Peter Paul Pugin was only a year old when his father died. He later began practice as the junior partner in Pugin & Pugin, the family architectural firm. The senior partner was his half-brother Edward Welby Pugin.[1] When Edward Welby Pugin died suddenly on 5 June 1875 as a result of overwork and 'injudicious use of chloral hydrate', the main responsibility for the practice passed to Peter Paul Pugin. Although Peter Paul's offices remained in London and Liverpool, his practice was largely Scottish, and he also maintained an office in Glasgow. Although Peter Paul's earlier churches were strongly influenced by his father and brother, by the 1880s he had developed a very recognisable curvilinear Gothic style, usually in red sandstone with elaborate altarpieces in coloured marbles.[1] Apart from his own works, Peter Paul Pugin completed several of the works of Edward Welby Pugin after the latter's death, in particular the church of Our Lady Star of the Sea in Workington, Cumbria. In 1889 Peter Paul Pugin was made a Knight of the Order of St. Sylvester, one of the Papal Orders of Chivalry.[2] Peter Paul Pugin married Agnes, the third daughter of the Catholic builder John Bird of Hammersmith in 1886. They had five children, but none entered the practice. Peter Paul died in Bournemouth in March 1904, the firm being continued by his nephew Sebastian Pugin Powell, born in 1886, the son of John Hardman Powell.[1] Peter Paul Pugin was buried in Ramsgate. References 1. ^ a b c [1] Pugin in 'The Dictionary of Scottish Architects 2. ^ Pugin & Pugin architect, a biography Provenance ABER, St. Bodfan (1875-1878) Carnarvonshire Parish of ABER, Bangor diocese ICBS 07942 Grant Reason: Rebuild Outcome: Approved Professionals KENNEDY, Henry Edward: fl. 1840-97 of Bangor (Architect) PUGIN, Edward Welby: b. 1834 - d. 1875 of London PUGIN, Peter Paul: b. 1851 - d. 1904 of London Firms PUGIN (EDWARD WELBY & PETER PAUL?) (Architects) Notes: Kennedy conducted inspection only, 1876. Minutes: Volume 21 pages 168,179, Volume 22 page 157 Groundplan (after work) Source: http://www.churchplansonline.org/retrieve_results.asp?c=Carnarvonshire Product Type: Benches, Original/Reproduction: Original, Style: Art Nouveau, Age: 1800-1899, Material: Pitch Pine

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