A beautifully crafted, rare and extremely elegant lamp / coffee table by Gordon Russell constructed entirely from richly coloured and figured solid mahogany in wonderful restored condition. The underside is also impressed with the CC41 (Utility Furniture) stamp that dates this piece prior to the end of 1952 when the scheme introduced during WW2 was finally abolished. This piece is all about the quality of materials, striking yet very simple design and wonderful detailing with the carefully shaped edge to the table top, elegant tapering legs with rounded feet and exposed finger joint – its the kind of piece we could imagine the public seeing at the Festival of Britain in 1951 – we absolutely love it! We’ve only ever seen one other example of this design and that was in solid oak. We’ll probably never see another example, buy it now before we decide to keep it.
61cm (diameter) x 46cm height