• Item: Art Deco Console Table
• Circa: 1930
• Provenance: Manchester, England UK
• Attributed to Harry & Lou Epstein Ltd.
• Wood: Burr walnut
• Mirror matched burr walnut veneers
• Serpentine shaped front
• Two dovetailed drawers
• Jade coloured & brass metal knobs
• Scroll shaped horizontal columns
• Curved “U” shape panelled pedestal
• Block shape moulded plinth
• Original backboards
• Stunning colour & quality
• Excellent condition
• Ideal in the hallway, dining or living room
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This is a fine quality English Art Deco console table burr walnut “u” shaped console table, circa 1930, attributed to Harry & Lou Epstein Ltd., in excellent condition. The whole piece is decorated with its original stunning quality book-marked burr walnut veneers. This Art Deco console table boasts a serpentine shaped front, with two serpentine shaped drawers below. The drawer fronts are decorated with jade colour & brass metal knobs.
The mahogany-lined drawers have been constructed with dovetail joints and the drawer interiors have been cleaned. The drawers incorporate compartmentalised sections, therefore could also be used a serving table in a dining room. The table top section is raised on a striking upward “u” shaped curved panelled pedestal base, flanked by horizontal scroll shaped columns. The pedestals are united by a rectangular shaped block moulded plinth; also decorated with horizontal scroll shaped columns. This Art Deco console table boasts classic Art Deco styling; this is evident in the curved corners and clean lines. The table is solid in joint and ready to use.
This Art Deco console table boasts a golden burr walnut colour; this can only be achieved through age and the years of care and cleaning it has received. This Art Deco serving table is an excellent investment and would look superb in a variety of rooms, especially the dining room, living room or hallway. It would certainly grace any home. So, don’t miss out on your chance to own a lovely piece of furniture.
Provenance – H & L Epstein Ltd.:
Originally founded in the 1890s by Morris Epstein, the Epstein Company would become one of the most recognisable and high-quality producers of Art Deco furniture from the 1930s to the 1950s. The Epstein family were amongst a number of Jewish immigrants from the Baltic States and the Balkans, who then established a cabinet-making community in London’s East End, particularly in the Shoreditch area. Initially, they traded out of furniture outlets in the area, such as Weinbau, Caplan & Percy Young. All of Morris’ six sons carried on in the furniture-making profession, and in 1929, two of his sons – Harry and Lou – established H & L Epstein Furniture Designers and Manufacturers and by the 1930s the company totalled 15 men, with Harry as designer and Lou as cabinetmaker. Harry and Lou, as well as their brothers David, Michael and Sidney, would go on to establish their own shops and showrooms in London, Manchester, Glasgow and Dublin.
Epstein’s furniture was influenced by customers whose tastes echoed the avant-garde styles such as those seen at the International Exhibition of Modern Decorative and Industrial Arts which occurred in Paris in 1925. In particular, they were well-known for cloud-shape designs, featured on lounge and dining suites, and boat-based designs featured on tables and cabinets. They also took a significant amount of commissions, producing furniture to customer specifications, using materials such as burr maple, sycamore and walnut veneer, all of which was hand made using traditional cabinetmaking skills.
Earlier furniture, before 1940, while not stamped, can still be recognised due to its style, materials used, and quality of construction. From the 1950s, Epstein furniture started being constructed with ivorine labels, either stamped ‘H & L Epstein Ltd’ or ‘Epstein & Goldman’. Epstein furniture was widely considered as being of very high quality, and consequently their pieces are very sought-after today.
This is a fine quality English Art Deco console table burr walnut “u” shaped console table, circa 1930, attributed to Harry & Lou Epstein Ltd., in excellent condition. The Art Deco side table has been cleaned and French polished by hand to a professional standard in our workshop, therefore the finish and patination is in excellent condition. The burr walnut veneers are original and in excellent overall condition. The drawer interiors have also been cleaned. Nominal old use marks to the top and leading edges, but nothing significant considering the age of the item. The drawers are in good working order and are constructed with mahogany linings and dovetail construction. The drawers are fitted with replacement jade colour & brass metal knobs. This Art Deco console table is solid in joint and ready to be used.
Height = 89cm / 35”/ 2ft 11”
Width = 117cm / 46”/ 3ft 10”
Depth (including knobs) = 58.3cm / 23” / 1ft 11”
Depth (excluding knobs) = 56cm / 22” / 1ft 10”
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