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David Joel Rare Modernist Sideboard Cabinet Cupboard Vintage Art Deco Meets Mid Century Modern

David Joel Rare Modernist Sideboard Cabinet Cupboard Vintage Art Deco Meets Mid Century Modern

David Joel Rare Modernist Sideboard Cabinet Cupboard Vintage Art Deco Meets Mid Century Modern

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Rare Designer Sideboard Cabinet

A modernist sideboard made by David Joel Limited circa late 1930s/early 1940s. Betty and David Joel were pre-eminent UK designers and makers during the inter war years. Their furniture addressed modernity with the traditional quality of execution derived through the Arts and Crafts Movement producing fine, practical furniture using exotic timbers and veneers from around the Commonwealth. She a diplomat's daughter raised in the far east and he the dashing naval Commander, their affluent clientele included film stars, industry and royalty. With showrooms in Sloane Street and Knightsbridge commissions came from the social and corporate elite with work for The Savoy, Lord Mountbatten and the then Duchess of York.

With the breakdown of their marriage in 1937, Betty retired from the design business and did not work again. David Joel continued the business from the company's architect designed factory in Kingston. Her bespoke pieces survive at the V & A and Geffrye Museum.

This cabinet in Indian Laurel incorporates elements of Art Deco with Modern Movement styling. Two drawers, one compartmented with original baize lining above capacious double cupboards - one with removable glass shelf the other a removable half shelf. Hallmark angled drawer fronts and curved, stretchered legs. In good vintage condition with clean interior. Some surface scratches and minor defects commensurate with age and use. See photos of drawer veneers and upstand. Retains original finish oiled to nourish and refresh the grain.

Matching dining set also available under separate listing.

Dimensions: 138cm width 88cm height (inc upstand) 49cm depth + 2cm angled drawer front.

I am based in Leigh on Sea, Essex and welcome collection in person. This item can also be delivered UK mainland wide via professional, insured man and van service. I am happy to arrange on your behalf - please message me with your postcode for a competitive quote. See shop shipping policies for more details.
A Rough Guide to Delivery Prices
My drivers cover most areas in England from *Exeter in the West to Newcastle in the North*. The following are approximate prices depending on both size and location so please contact me prior to purchase for an accurate quote.

Within 10 mile radius of Leigh on Sea FREE on some items by prior arrangement

North & East London/Essex A13 corridor from £30.00

Other areas within *coverage above* £40.00 - £75.00

Rest of UK Mainland/Remote areas/Special Requirements (see Shipping Policy) - price on quotation.

Additional dimensions information:

Height includes upstand


W138.0 x H88.0 x D49.0 cm



Wear condition



David Joel

Date of manufacture


Place of origin

United Kingdom


Early 20th Century


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