Gordon Russell Arts & Crafts Cherrywood 'Evenlode' Dressing Chest

SKU0020117

Features

An Arts & Crafts Gordon Russell 'Evenlode' cherrywood and walnut twin pedestal dressing table designed by David Booth, no. 1070, circa 1933. Fitted with twin pair of four drawer (made with handcut through and lap dovetails, and solid bases) pedestals with rounded knob handles and cedar linings, and a bevel edge and swing rectangular frame mirror, on a plinth base of inverted breakfront outline

Comment

A beautifully designed and superbly made item providing a very styling combination on practical storage and a full length mirror. This is a top class handmade item produced by an individual craftsman, not one of the later mass produced designs

Size

Approximate dimensions:
  • height 134 cm (4 feet 4 and three quarters inches)
  • width 137 cm (4 feet 6 inches)
  • depth 50 cm (1 foot 7 and three quarters inches)
  • (Pedestals are 700mm (28 inches) by 450mm (18 inches) by 500mm (20 inches).)
If you need a very exact dimension, or one we haven't included, feel free to contact us and we will measure it for you

Identification

A well known design and remains of makers paper label and hand-written Gordon Russell Trust label. This dressing table is from the Gordon Russell Works and Showrooms, sold by the Gordon Russell Trust in 2011

About Gordon Russell

Gordon Russell: One of the most important names in British design and a leading maker of arts and crafts furniture. His early furniture was hand-made in small numbers to a very high standard, adopting the Cotswold School philosophy pioneered by Ernest Gimson and the Barnsleys of usefulness and truth to materials. Always passionate about high standards of craftsmanship, many of his 1930s designs evolved to bridge the gap from the early arts and crafts movement to modern, minimalist forms while retaining the quality of materials and construction expected of the best Arts & Crafts furniture

Condition

Excellent condition. A few minor dints and one shrinkage split on the inner panel of the right hand pedestal. If you wish to have further specific photographs or talk to us for a more detailed condition report then please do not hesitate to contact us


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