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Dressing Table

1935 (made)
Artist/Maker
Place Of Origin

Dressing table, black lacquer, mirror glass and acrylic drawer handlesc. The back of the table and mirror is covered with imitation leather (rexine).


object details
Categories
Object Type
Parts
This object consists of 5 parts.

  • Dressing Table
  • Drawer
  • Drawer
  • Drawer
  • Drawer
Materials and Techniques
Mirror glass, acrylic, rexine
Brief Description
Dressing table and mirror; glass, rexine and acrylic; Robert Block, France, 1935
Physical Description
Dressing table, black lacquer, mirror glass and acrylic drawer handlesc. The back of the table and mirror is covered with imitation leather (rexine).
Style
Gallery Label
103-6 DRESSING TABLE Designed by Robert Block (Swiss, active 1930s) Made by the Société Industrielle d'Art, Paris for Heal & Son, Ltd, London Black lacquer, mirror glass and clear plastic French, 1935 Block was the first director of the 'Athelia' studios, founded in 1928 and attached to the Paris department store, Aux Trois Quartiers. His furniture was marketed in London by Heals, and Waring and Gillow. He used lacquer, mirror glass and metal, to create witty 18th-century pastiches as well as furniture in the 'moderne' style. W.36-1987(2006)
Bibliographic Reference
Studio Yearbook of Decorative Art, 1935, p.99.
Collection
Accession Number
W.36:1 to 5-1987

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record createdNovember 15, 2006
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