Designer / Maker
Designed by Gordon Russell (1892-1980)
Manufactured by J. Blakeman
72.4 x 118.1 x 81.9 cm
English (Broadway), 4 April 1930
This Piece of Furniture was made throughout by Gordon Russell Ltd., at Broadway, Worcs.
Design No. 513
Designer Gordon Russell
Foreman Fred Shilton
Cabinet Maker J. Blakeman
April 4th 1930
American private collection
Russell’s design no. 513 (the number on the label under the top of the present table) is recorded in the original Design Register as ‘garden Table in elm, teak and painted deal. All joints put together with lead 4’ 11” ~ 2’ 4” high’ (Gordon Russell Museum, Broadway). The Museum also retains Russell’s original design, dated 22 July 1926 (see gallery) and a contemporary photograph inscribed ‘Garden table Design NO-513’.
It is clear that the present table, made four years later, was a specially commissioned version to be used indoors.