Decorative Arts including Jewellery, Gordon Russell and Cotswold School Furniture

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Date of the auction: 02.06.2009

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A Gordon Russell walnut veneered and beech eight piece dining room suite

Comprising: a set of six chairs, each with an upright open panel back with four vertical rails, on tapering front legs, including a pair of open arm elbow chairs, a square to rectangular drawleaf table, on tapering legs, and a sideboard, fitted with four central drawers flanked by a pair of doors

Lot #: 1

Estimate: £200 - £300

Date: 2 Jun 2009

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A Gordon Russell double helix mahogany sideboard, designed by David Booth...

Of rectangular form, enclosed by a pair of inset rosewood faced doors with incised interlacing vertical lines, brass ring handles, on tapering legs, copper finish label inscribed 'Russell of Broadway' with circular saw and plane, 122cm wide, a rectangular mahogany extending table, faded, 154cm

Lot #: 2

Estimate: £0

Date: 2 Jun 2009

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A Gordon Russell light oak six piece dining room suite, designed by Robert...

Comprising: a rectangular drawleaf table, R123, a sideboard, R438, fitted with two pairs of doors, both on rectangular section legs, and a set of four chairs, R223, each with a pale green leatherette upholstered panel back and seat, on block legs, the table 222 x 91.5cm extended, the sideboard 183cm

Lot #: 3

Estimate: £200 - £300

Date: 2 Jun 2009

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A Gordon Russell walnut coffee table, designed by Trevor Chinn, circa 1952

The rectangular top on four tapering legs united by raised end stretchers, copper finish label inscribed 'Gordon Russell, Limited, Broadway, Worcs.', with circular saw and plane, 121cm, and a nest of two yew wood rectangular tables in the Gordon Russell style, each on four square slightly tapering

Lot #: 4

Estimate: £0

Date: 2 Jun 2009

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A pair of Gordon Russell Clissett type turned ash frame ladderback standard...

Each with three ladder rails to the back, rush seat on turned legs united by turned stretchers, each with a copper finish label, inscribed 'The Russell Workshops Ltd., Broadway, Worcestershire'. (2

Lot #: 5

Estimate: £0

Date: 2 Jun 2009

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A set of six Gordon Russell oak ladderback dining chairs, designed by Frank...

Each with a slip-in seat, on square slightly tapering front legs united by 'H' stretchers, including an open arm elbow chair, some only with Gordon Russell signature copper finish label, one chair of a differing colour. (6

Lot #: 6

Estimate: £0

Date: 2 Jun 2009

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A Gordon Russell walnut dining table and matching sideboard

The table with an oval fixed top inlaid with six full-length parallel sycamore lines, on four angled tapering legs united by raised cross stretchers, the sideboard fitted with a door with fluted vertical and parallel lines flanked by two graduated drawers to one side, on tapering legs united by

Lot #: 7

Estimate: £0

Date: 2 Jun 2009

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A Gordon Russell 'Evenlode' figured walnut double wardrobe and matching...

The wardrobe enclosed by a pair of doors, the chest of three cedar lined drawers, both with turned and stepped handles on a recessed plinth, the chest with copper finish label inscribed 'Gordon Russell Ltd, Broadway, Worcs', the wardrobe 91.5cm wide, 183.5cm high, the chest 91.5cm wide, 69cm high

Lot #: 8

Estimate: £400 - £600

Date: 2 Jun 2009

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A Gordon Russell oak open bookcase, designed by Eden Minns, No.X475/6236...

Of upright rectangular form, with exposed dovetail joints and chamfered edges, and four adjustable shelves, on later sledge feet, the back pasted with printed and variously ink inscribed label dated '?.12.30', 91.5cm wide, 32.5cm deep, 143.5cm high

Lot #: 9

Estimate: £0

Date: 2 Jun 2009

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A good set of eight Gordon Russell oak dining chairs, designed by Gordon...

Each with a chamfered frame, exposed dovetail, mortice and tenon and pegged joints, upright open panel back with five fluted vertical rails, seemingly original tan leather slip-in seats, on slightly tapering legs united by 'H' stretchers, including a pair of open shaped arm elbow chairs, each with

Lot #: 10

Estimate: £0

Date: 2 Jun 2009

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A Gordon Russell walnut veneered and beech extending dining table, circa 1955

The rectangular top on square tapering legs, with an additional leaf, copper finish label inscribed 'Russell, Of Broadway' with circular saw and plane, 153.5cm extended x 78cm

Lot #: 11

Estimate: £120 - £180

Date: 2 Jun 2009

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A Gordon Russell 'Stow' oak chest designed by Gordon Russell, circa 1928

With chamfered edges and exposed pegged joints, of two short and two long graduated drawers, full-height faceted walnut central vertical pull handles, on faceted octagonal form projecting supports, the rear supports tapering to the top and with a ledge back, panel sides, the left short drawer pasted

Lot #: 12

Estimate: £0

Date: 2 Jun 2009

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A Gordon Russell nest of three tables, designed by W.H Russell, circa 1955

Each with a maple veneered top on four walnut tapering flat section legs, each with copper finish label inscribed 'Russell, of Broadway' with circular saw and plane, s.d., largest 61cm wide. (3

Lot #: 13

Estimate: £0

Date: 2 Jun 2009

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A Gordon Russell walnut veneered and mahogany extending dining table, circa...

The rectangular top with bowed ends, on oval section tapering legs, with an additional leaf, copper finish label inscribed 'Gordon Russell, Limited, Broadway, Worcs' with circular saw and plane, 188cm extended x 84cm

Lot #: 14

Estimate: £100 - £150

Date: 2 Jun 2009

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A Gordon Russell double helix mahogany sideboard, designed by David Booth...

The sideboard of rectangular form, enclosed by a pair of inset rosewood faced doors with incised interlacing vertical lines, brass ring handles, on tapering legs, faded, the table designed by Frank Whitton circa 1950, the barrel rectangular figured veneer top over an inset frieze mounted with yew

Lot #: 15

Estimate: £0

Date: 2 Jun 2009

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A Hugh Birkett walnut and mahogany hanging corner cupboard and original...

With a faceted front, enclosed by a glazed door with four vertical glazing bars, brass knob handle, two plate glass shelves, moulded cornice and base, stamped '19H. B88' to the top of the door, 82cm high, 62cm wide. (2

Lot #: 16

Estimate: £0

Date: 2 Jun 2009

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A Cotswold style light oak low coffee table

The barrel shaped overhanging top on tapering trestle end supports and sledge feet, united by a shaped and chamfered stretcher, 86 x 36cm, 44cm high

Lot #: 17

Estimate: £100 - £150

Date: 2 Jun 2009

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Ernest Gimson His Life & Work

Limited edition no. 203 of 550, engravings and collotypes, Shakespeare Head Press, additional spine label tipped in at end, lacking dustwrapper, 4to, 1924, 30.5 x 23cm

Lot #: 18•

Estimate: £0

Date: 2 Jun 2009

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A Barnsley walnut table box

Of dovetailed rectangular form, the hinged lid stepped to a central rectangular panel inset with boxwood lines, projecting ebony block handles and feet, the sycamore interior with a removable tray, stamped 'Barnsley' to the underside, 26cm

Lot #: 19

Estimate: £0

Date: 2 Jun 2009

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An oak open bookcase in the Gordon Russell style

Of stepped outline and dovetailed construction, fitted with a pair of doors, on an ebonised plinth base, later back boards, 89.5cm wide, 107cm high

Lot #: 20

Estimate: £0

Date: 2 Jun 2009

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A Neville Neal turned ash frame stool

The rush seat on four turned legs united by twin turned stretchers, stamped, 46cm, and a small Cotswold school oak stool, the central rectangular top on three angled turned section legs, the top 26cm wide. (2

Lot #: 21

Estimate: £0

Date: 2 Jun 2009

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A Hugh Birkett walnut twin pedestal desk, circa 1961

Of freestanding rectangular, chamfered and panelled form, fitted with an arrangement of seven chamfered edge, oak and ash lined drawers, six with curved and faceted grip handle (one handle with loss), fielded panel sides and back, on twin trestle type bases each of four chamfered block supports to

Lot #: 23

Estimate: £1,500 - £2,500

Date: 2 Jun 2009

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A Cotswold style oak refectory type table in the manner of Gordon Russell

The canted end rectangular top on chamfered and angled block legs united by chamfered hay rake design stretchers, 175 x 93cm, 75cm high

Lot #: 24

Estimate: £0

Date: 2 Jun 2009

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A pair of wrought and patinated metal floorstanding lights in the Gimson style

Each with adjustable twin tiered sconces, on a square section stem, to a curved triform base and pad feet, drilled and later wired for electricity. (2

Lot #: 25

Estimate: £0

Date: 2 Jun 2009

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Betty Joel for Token Handmade Furniture

A walnut cupboard, 1936 the moulded edge rectangular top inset with a panel of glass, above a frieze drawer and door, flanked to the right hand side by two rounded rectangular open shelves, on a macassar ebony veneered plinth base, labelled to the back, 89cm wide, 36cm deep, 108cm high

Lot #: 26

Estimate: £300 - £400

Date: 2 Jun 2009

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Attributed to Betty Joel

A walnut standard lamp, circa 1930 the square tapering stem on a stepped and canted square base, unmarked, 150cm high

Lot #: 27

Estimate: £200 - £300

Date: 2 Jun 2009

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Attributed to Betty Joel for Token Handmade Furniture

A mahogany and macassar ebony occasional table, circa 1935 the rectangular top on reeded square section trestle supports, 91cm wide, 47cm deep, 50cm high

Lot #: 28

Estimate: £150 - £200

Date: 2 Jun 2009

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Attributed to Betty Joel for Token Handmade Furniture

A sycamore desk, circa 1930 the shaped rectangular top above a frieze drawer and open kneehole flanked by a projecting pedestal with a pull out slide above three graduated drawers, flanked to the other end by a pull out slide, inscribed to the underside 'Savoy', 95.5cm wide, 50cm deep, 75.5cm high

Lot #: 29

Estimate: £0

Date: 2 Jun 2009

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Betty Joel for Token Handmade Furniture

A breakfast table, circa 1935 the circular top on four inswept supports and a moulded circular base, unmarked, 107cm diameter, 75cm high

Lot #: 30

Estimate: £0

Date: 2 Jun 2009

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Attributed to Betty Joel for Token Handmade Furniture

A teak blanket box, circa 1925 of triple panelled form, on tapering legs and roller castors, 104.5cm wide, 59cm deep, 69cm high

Lot #: 31

Estimate: £150 - £200

Date: 2 Jun 2009