P.E.L. British Modernist Oak veneered Sideboard, England, circa 1931 (c. 1931 United Kingdom)

P.E.L. British Modernist Oak veneered Sideboard, England, circa 1931

Veneered plywood body on chrome plated steel legs


Label to frame


153.00cm wide   89.00cm high   57.00cm deep (60.24 inches wide  35.04 inches high  22.44 inches deep)


Very GoodCondition

Description / Expertise

A matching rare P.E.L (Practical Equipment Limited) British modernist sideboard.
Designed by designer/ Architect Oliver Bernard
Veneered plywood body with twin panelled doors flanked by 3 drawers either side. Raised on tubular chrome plated steel legs.
England, circa 1931
Measures: 89 cm high x 153 cm wide x 57 cm deep.

Practical Equipment Ltd was the leading manufacturer of modernist tubular steel furniture in Britain. Est in Rounds Green , Oldbury, near Birmingham, the company was formed in 1931 by Tube Investments Ltd, a steel based company actively seeking to develop new markets for their products and keen to emulate the success of the German Company Thonet.
Critically acclaimed projects that commissioned the work from P.E.L in the 1930’s were the BBC Broadcasting House, Wells Coates luxury flats at Embassy Court Brighton, and the De Le Warr Pavillion in Bexhill-on- Sea.
Many items in the range were designed by the British Architect Oliver Bernard. Before his work with P.E.L Bernard was known for his interior work for Lyons Tea Rooms and his entrance to the Strand Hotel in London in which he used chairs by Thonet.