'Booktable'

Ref: 1557
  • 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

  • Collection

    Private collection

  • 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 a 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.