H Blairman and Sons

'Booktable'

Designer / Maker

Designed by Joseph F. Johnson (1874-1957)

Manufactured by Heal & Sons Ltd (1810-present)

Detail

English walnut, with ebonised stringing

76.2 x 96.2 cm (diameter)

English (London), circa 1925

Exhibited

A table of this form, probably the present example, was shown at the Paris Exposition Internationale des Arts Décoratifs, 1925

Literature

Oliver S. Heal, Sir Ambrose Heal and the Heal Cabinet Factory 1897-1939, 2014, pp. 204-05 (for a discussion of this model)

Notes

According to Heal (op. cit.), the present table, design number 344, is ‘just one example of many variations around theme produced in the 1920s.’  Designed in 1923, only three tables of this precise design, priced at £3 10s 0d, were made. The example here, if as seems likely it is the one illustrated by Heal (p. 204), was exhibited at the 1925 Paris Exposition Internationale.

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