Gerald Summers, 1899-1967 | D-end Desk
manufactured by Makers of Simple Furniture Ltd., London
with integral storage, removable glass top
71.5cm. high, 133.5cm. wide, 53.5cm. deep; 2ft, 3½in., 4ft, 3¾in., 1ft. 7½in.
Conceived circa 1930.
Generally in good order. Faint impression from previous packaging to the varnished surface (very slight but can be sorted). Left proper corner of top with patch repair (5.5cm. long). Other minor filler repairs throughout, notably at points where ply is pinned. Top drawer with repaired split to face. Stains from use to drawer interiors. Patch repair to lower front left proper (4cm). The piece with typical old marks and scratches as to be expected when material and construction are considered.
Later glass (top): at 0.7cm. high.
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