Not currently on display at the V&A


1931 (made)
Place Of Origin

Wooden table

object details
Object Type
This object consists of 4 parts.

  • Table
  • Drawer
  • Drawer
  • Blotter
Materials and Techniques
Brief Description
Table made by Betty Joel, probably designed by Goodhart-Rendell
Physical Description
Wooden table
  • Height: 91.5cm
  • Width: 155.25cm
  • Depth: 87.8cm
Gallery Label
DESK Designed by Betty Joel (born China, 1896-1985) Made by Betty Joel Ltd 1931 Betty Joel was a leading designer of furniture and interiors in the 1920s and 1930s. This desk is from the Director's Common Room of St Olaf House, an Art Deco warehouse by the Thames in central London designed by H. Goodhart Rendell. More Betty Joel furniture can be seen in the bay to the right. Given by Hays Plc W.13-1993(1993-2006)
Credit line
Given by Hays Plc
Probably designed by Goodhart-Rendell, based on an entry in Betty Joel's diary in 1932: “We made all the furniture to G-R's design, funny Victorian stuff it is too. The green upholstered chairs are very good, but resemble stone work in the mouldings, and were originally designed inches too small in the seat!!”
Accession Number
W.13:1 to 4-1993

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record createdDecember 8, 2006
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