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William Burges - A Design Source for Home and Decoration

William Burges, (1827-1881) was the most extraordinary and imaginative architect and designer of the 19th Century. His romantic and idealised designs related to the past, and steeped in hallucinatory laudanum he transmogrified these idealised ancient images into a spectacular Victorian present.

On this site I have presented an overview of the life, history and works of William Burges, and would be very happy to hear from any collectors and historians with further information and insights.

I have occasional original designs by Burges for sale, and we offer a small range of his designs replicated as wallpapers, fabrics and metalware. We are always interested in purchasing similar items. We also offer a listing and search facility for collectors and dealers.

This site would not have been possible without the assistance of Matthew Williams, curator at Cardiff Castle, and the World's foremost authority on William Burges and Cardiff Castle, and author of, 'William Burges' published by Pitkin.

Walter Crane
John Moyr Smith
Archibald Knox
C.F.A. Voysey

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