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VENESTA plywood Stool and Tray British Modernism 1930s Breuer Coates Isokon RARE

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Seller: room_606 (2,950) 100%, Location: Canterbury, Ships to: Americas, Europe, Asia, AU, Item: 401220046534 &amp;amp;amp;amp;amp;amp;amp;amp;amp;amp;lt;img src="http://ti2.auctiva.com/web/aswCredit.gif" border="0"&amp;amp;amp;amp;amp;amp;amp;amp;amp;amp;gt;&amp;amp;amp;amp;amp;amp;amp;amp;amp;amp;lt;br&amp;amp;amp;amp;amp;amp;amp;amp;amp;amp;gt;&amp;amp;amp;amp;amp;amp;amp;amp;amp;amp;lt;a href="http://www.auctiva.com/?how=scLnk1" target="_blank"&amp;amp;amp;amp;amp;amp;amp;amp;amp;amp;gt;&amp;amp;amp;amp;amp;amp;amp;amp;amp;amp;lt;img src="http://ti2.auctiva.com/images/sc1line1.gif" border="0"&amp;amp;amp;amp;amp;amp;amp;amp;amp;amp;gt;&amp;amp;amp;amp;amp;amp;amp;amp;amp;amp;lt;/a&amp;amp;amp;amp;amp;amp;amp;amp;amp;amp;gt;A modernist plywood stool, with tray ca. 1932/3 Manufacturer: Venesta Plywood Company, Estonia Size approx (without tray): H: 46 cm, W: 34 cm , D: 34 cm. Tray 44 cm diameter. Weight: 1400 KG Material: Birch plywood, with small iron plates. The tray is stained a darker brown. The stool comprises a base unit of thin layers of bent plywood secured at the bottom with small oval metal plates. The square seat is fastened at its centre to the base by a bolt. The tray is separate, and rests on top of the seat to enable the stool to function alternatively as a side table. A wonderful ingenious piece with a fascinating connection to the emergence of modernism in Britain. The stool is believed to have been used in the Isobar restaurant (1937) with Marcel Breuer designed at the Lawn Road flats (arch. Wells Coates, 1934) with Maxwell Fry. Any use at Lawn Road almost certainly rests with the building's co-commissioner Jack Pritchard. Alongside his other interests, the Isokon founder served as Venesta's marketing manager in Britain from 1925 until 1936. 'Venesta' - the name an amalgam of 'veneer' and Estonia (where the items were manufactured) - had opened a London office in 1908 and had become renowned for simple functionalist furniture. The historic significance of this particular design is reflected in it inclusion in the V&A's permanent collection. An example sold at Bonhams London in April 2016 for £2700 including Buyers' premium. Condition The condition is good. It is fragile and there is some expected surface wear but it is structurally sound and it exhibits beautifully. There are old woodworm holes to the seat. This is not an active issue - it has been in my collection for several years without any new holes appearing. The stool has been stored in dry conditions and the wood treated as a precaution. There is a small area of superficial damage - apparently from a knock - towards the bottom of the stool as shown in the final photo that does not impact on the functionality of the stool. © All original text and photographs copyright room_606. All rights reserved. IMPORTANT There are many more items in my shop that don't appear in regular item searches. So please click the link to my shop above and browse the category menu on the left. NEW! Now you can sign up for a regular e-mail bulletin detailing my latest finds and offers by adding me to your list of favourite sellers. The e-mail is free, eBay system generated (so your e-mail address remains private) and you can unsubscribe at any time. Sign up for my email newsletters by adding my eBay Shop to your Favourites Payment and PostagePaypal is accepted and I do not add a surcharge to cover their fees. UK buyers only may also pay by cheque or postal order. If it's a cheque, please allow 7 to 10 days for it to clear. 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Best of luck bidding!rgue &amp;amp;amp;amp;amp;amp;amp;amp;amp;amp;lt;div style="text-align:center"&amp;amp;amp;amp;amp;amp;amp;amp;amp;amp;gt;&amp;amp;amp;amp;amp;amp;amp;amp;amp;amp;lt;a style="text-decoration:none" href="http://mostpopular.sellathon.com/?id=AC1138581"&amp;amp;amp;amp;amp;amp;amp;amp;amp;amp;gt;&amp;amp;amp;amp;amp;amp;amp;amp;amp;amp;lt;img src="http://www.sellathon.com/Resources/Images/countercredit.gif" border="0"&amp;amp;amp;amp;amp;amp;amp;amp;amp;amp;gt;&amp;amp;amp;amp;amp;amp;amp;amp;amp;amp;lt;/a&amp;amp;amp;amp;amp;amp;amp;amp;amp;amp;gt;&amp;amp;amp;amp;amp;amp;amp;amp;amp;amp;lt;/div&amp;amp;amp;amp;amp;amp;amp;amp;amp;amp;gt; Click to view supersized image Click to view supersized image Click to view supersized image Click to view supersized image Click to view supersized image Condition: The condition is good. It is fragile and there is some expected surface wear but it is structurally sound and it exhibits beautifully. There are old woodworm holes to the seat. This is not an active issue - it has been in my collection for several years without any new holes appearing. The stool has been stored in dry conditions and the wood treated as a precaution. There is a small area of superficial damage - apparently from a knock - towards the bottom of the stool as shown in the final photo that does not impact on the functionality of the stool., Material: Wood, Age: 1900-1950, Product Type: Stool, Style: Modernist, Original/Reproduction: Original

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