Writing Table

Ref: 967
  • Designer / Maker

    Designed by Gordon Russell  (1892-1980)

    Manufactured by J. Blakeman

  • Detail

    Oak

    72.4 x 118.1 x 81.9 cm

    English (Broadway), 4 April 1930

  • Labelled

    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

    Japanese Oak

    April 4th 1930

  • Provenance

    American private collection

  • Collection

    Private collection

  • Notes

    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.