Dining table

Ref: 0031
  • Designer / Maker

    Gordon Russell (1892-1980)

    Manufactured in the Gordon Russell workshop (but lacking maker’s label)

  • Detail

    Oak

    183 x 83.5 x 73.5 cm

    English (Broadway), circa 1925

  • Provenance

    Probably supplied to Terra Nova School, Jodrell Bank, Cheshire, and by descent through its headmaster; sold Frank Marshall & Co., Knutsford, 6 July 2010, lot 281; H. Blairman & Sons; private collection

  • Literature

    Jeremy Myerson, Gordon Russell: Designer of Furniture, 1992, p. 39 (for a view of Russell’s showroom at Lygon Cottage, with a version of the present table)

    The Studio Yearbook, 1926, p. 95 (for a smaller variant of the same design)

  • Notes

    Russell designed this table, no. 262, in 1925, but in the absence of a label it is not possible to date this example precisely.  The size was given as 6′ x 2’9″ x 2″5″, and it was priced at £21 in oak, or £22.10s. in brown oak, making these amongst the most expensive of Russell’s production at the time.