• Item: Console table
• Circa: 1930
• Provenance: Manchester, England UK
• In the manner of Harry & Lou Epstein Ltd.
• Wood: Burr walnut
• Curved design
• Mirror matched burr walnut veneer
• 4 drawers
• Original foliate handles
• Walnut lined drawers
• Working locks (with keys)
• Original walnut backboards
• Curved “U” shaped base
• Curved feet
• Original polish & patination
• Stunning colour & quality
• Ideal in a dining room, hallway or living room
• Free delivery to England, Wales & southern Scotland*
• Free 14-day UK returns policy
This is a quite outstanding quality English Art Deco burr walnut “u” shaped console table, circa 1930 – 1940, in the manner of Harry & Lou Epstein Ltd., in excellent original condition. This sideboard boasts a curved design, incorporating a shaped burr walnut veneer top, above four drawers. The drawers boast burr walnut veneer fronts and retain their original foliate circular handles. The drawers also feature hand dovetail construction, as well as mahogany lining and retain their original working locks, with working key. The table top and drawers are raised on a striking upward “u” shaped curved base, which unite below to downward curved feet. This 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 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 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 Art Deco burr walnut console table is in excellent original condition. The console table has been French polished by hand to a professional standard in our workshop, therefore the finish and patination is in excellent condition. 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 walnut linings, dovetail construction and retain their original working locks, with working key, as well as their original foliate circular handles. The table boasts a golden-brown burr walnut colour; this can only be achieved through age and the years of care and cleaning it has received. This item is solid in joint and ready to be used.
Height = 83.8cm or 33” or 2ft 9”
Width = 153cm or 60¼” or 5ft ¼”
Depth (including handles) = 53cm or 20⅞” or 1ft 8⅞”
Knee height = 64cm or 25¼” or 2ft 1¼”
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