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A Modernist Desk by Betty Joel

Modernist Desk by Betty Joel

Modernist Desk by Betty Joel

Modernist Desk by Betty Joel

Modernist Desk by Betty Joel

Modernist Desk by Betty Joel

Modernist Desk by Betty Joel

Modernist Desk by Betty Joel

Modernist Desk by Betty Joel

Designed by Betty Joel, and made at her Token Works factory in Portsmouth in 1933, this desk is a fine example of British Modernist furniture. It has three graduated drawers and a document rack beneath a leather top and it stands on a plinth of monel metal, which is an alloy of nickel and copper. The flush sides each have three sections of cross-grain veneer. Well known for her use of exotic materials, this desk is made of a well-figured and richly coloured teak.

It bears a paper label for the Token Works on the underside.

It measures 114cm wide, 58cm deep and 79cm high. The kneehole is 57.5cm wide.

It is in good condition with a replacement leather.

£1,500

It is available to view in our Nottingham shop (please phone to make sure it is on display) or delivery can be arranged.

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