20 November 2008,
London, King Street
Price Realised GBP 3,000
Estimate GBP 2,000 - GBP 3,000
AN ARTS AND CRAFTS SOLID YEW AND EBONISED GATE-LEG TABLE
BY GORDON RUSSELL, CIRCA 1925
The dodecagonal top with double-hinged sides, on through-tenoned and chamfered understructure, with paper depository label to the underside printed 'BARNBY, BENDALL & CO. LTD. DEPOSITORY, CHELTENHAM' and 'A-1925 H&H,LTD.,C.' and inscribed in pencil 'Winterbotham 372'
27¼ in. (69 cm.) high; 22¼ in. (56.5 cm.) wide; 22 in. (56 cm.) deep, fully extended
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The Arts & Crafts designer Gordon Russell (d. 1980) designed this 'Miniature Gateleg Table in Oak' in 1925, later annotating the word 'Walnut' on the design. Examples, such as the present table, were also produced in yew, brown oak, and bog oak.
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Acquired from Jonathan Harris, London.