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Art Deco Sideboard


An Art Deco sideboard by Betty Joel. Three graduating bookshelves to side with central cupboard and two drawers above. Australian walnut veneered on solid walnut with original metal handles. Label to back with Betty Joel and makers name, dated 1935 and made in their Kingston workshop. Retailers label to inside of right drawer ' Mark Rowe & Sons Ltd'.

Dimensions: H 81cm W 123cm D 43cm 

Origin: English

Date: 1935

Betty Joel was one of London's leading furniture retailers and designers in the 1920's and 1930's. 

At the end of the First World War, together with her husband, Betty Joel set up a furniture making firm in South Hayling, near Portsmouth, with a showroom in London. They employed yacht fitters to make simple, functional furniture in teak and oak to Betty Joel's own designs, and by the late 20's she had established a distinctive style, making use of simple, unadorned curved edges which she said echoed "the Feminine form. 

The firm won many contracts to decorate libraries, board rooms, shops and hotels, including those in the Savoy Group. Among her private clients were Lord Louis Mountbatten and Winston Churchill. 

She retired from business in 1937. 

Item Number: 2004221

 All of our furniture is extensively polished and restored where necessary to the highest standards.

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