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Folding corner table
  • Folding corner table
    Summers, Gerald, born 1899 - died 1967
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Folding corner table

  • Place of origin:

    London (made)

  • Date:

    1937 (made)

  • Artist/Maker:

    Summers, Gerald, born 1899 - died 1967 (designer)
    Makers of Simple Furniture (manufacturer)

  • Materials and Techniques:

    Joined plywood sheets, painted

  • Museum number:


  • Gallery location:

    In Storage

Physical description

Folding corner table of green-painted plywood.

Place of Origin

London (made)


1937 (made)


Summers, Gerald, born 1899 - died 1967 (designer)
Makers of Simple Furniture (manufacturer)

Materials and Techniques

Joined plywood sheets, painted

Object history note

This table was made for Miss Valerie Cooper, a teacher of movement, for her studio at 8 Fitzroy Street, London. It was possibly originally painted black. In 1940 the studio was bombed and Miss Cooper moved to another address in London and later to Richmond. It was purchased by the V&A from Dr Violet MacDermott in 1977 (RF 77/560).

Descriptive line

Folding table, painted plywood, Gerald Summers(?) for Makers of Simple Furniture Ltd, London, 1937

Bibliographic References (Citation, Note/Abstract, NAL no)

Thornton, Peter. ‘A Very Special Year: The Victoria and Albert Museum’s Furniture Acquisitions in 1977’. Connoisseur, vol 198, no 196, June 1978.








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