An extending oak dining Table by Gordon Russell (c. 1949 England)

An extending oak dining Table by Gordon Russell
Artists/Makers/Factories

GORDON RUSSELL (1892-1980)

Medium

Oak

Signed/Inscribed/Dated

Label to base.

Dimensions

60.50inch wide   30.00inch high   31.00inch deep (153.67 cm wide  76.20 cm high  78.74 cm deep)

Condition

Very Good Condition

Description / Expertise

An extending oak dining Table by Gordon Russell of Broadway.
Label to base.
English
Circa 1949
Gordon Russell was born in 1892. His family took over the Lygon Arms in Broadway and Gordon trained to work restoring furniture for the building. In the early 20’s they were producing very much in the Arts and Crafts style. With time they became very much influenced by machinery- producing more utilitarian furniture.. In 1940 Gordon Russell became Royal Designer for Industry and took part in major exhibitions such as “Britain Can Make It” and “Festival of Britain”. He became Director of the Council of Industrial Design in 1943. In 1955 he was knighted.

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