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Art Deco Walnut Desk By Betty Joel For Token Works 1938

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An Art Deco Period  Walnut Desk By Betty Joel for Token Works 1938

A seldom seen and highly sought after Australian Walnut double pedestal desk designed by Betty Joel at the Token Works. The little framed label is tucked underneath the middle drawer. We were very fortunate to get our hands on this one and have sold several Betty Joel pieces in the past and this one rates high. Not only rather beautiful to look at but also very usable. 

Like most of Betty Joel's pieces it's of course good from all angles and this one would sit happily in a room not just against a wall. We have a lovely design with an attractive break front with 3 top drawers sitting above a right and left flank of 2 deeper drawers fronted in cherry wood. The lower drawers have a file holder and on one side the middle drawer possesses a little internal sliding compartment, all very nice. The original leather insert sits well in a good light ochre colour with wear and the odd mark. The bottom plinth sits well in an ebonised veneer. 

The desk sits firm with no nasty faults, the drawers open and close well, as they should. The deco inspired knobs are a historic replacement but work well with the piece. We have the odd nibble and knock but as mentioned nothing nasty or ugly.

A particularly handsome desk from Betty Joel, rarely available.

Dimensions - Overall: Height 79cm x Width 140.5cm x Depth 68.5cm & 64.5cm (Sides & Mid)

Dimensions - Specifically the Kneehole: Height 61.5cm x Width 59.5cm

Dimensions - Specifically the Top Middle Drawer Inner: Height 9.5cm x Width 55cm x Depth 56cm

Dimensions - Specifically the Two Sets of Pedestal Drawer Inners: Height from Top Down 9.5cm, 20.5cm & 26.5cm x Width 31.5cm x Depth 61cm 

Billy Hunt has successfully focused on British furniture and lighting since 2014 and always has an interesting ever changing selection of carefully chosen pieces from the early 1800s to late 1970s. Our base is a large Victorian 2 storey red brick barn on a wonderful traditionally run country estate in Staffordshire. We are able to offer a first class upholstery service and also assistance in interior design if requested.

Our extensive client base covers; the celebrated, interior designers, film companies and ladies and gentlemen like us who enjoy our professional, friendly and knowledgeable approach. If you wish to visit just give us a call or email.

When purchasing from us we include delivery in the purchase price which is based on a one person delivery for England and Wales. Please call or email for quotes to Scotland, Northern Ireland, The Isles and for World-wide shipping. 

For any large items that require two people to lift the item, we ask that you are available at the time of delivery to be able to give our shipper a lift off the van and into your house with the item.  If you are not able to lift items yourself, we ask that you have someone on hand at the time of delivery to assist our shipper with moving the item. We are happy to quote for a two person delivery if required.

If in any doubt and /or wish to discuss a piece then please give us a call 01283 617377 / 07768 266266



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Seller Location

Staffordshire, Warwickshire

Item Dimensions

H: 79cm W: 140.5cm D: 68.5cm



Item Location

United Kingdom

Seller Location

Staffordshire, Warwickshire

Item Location

United Kingdom

Seller Contact No

+44 (0)1283 617377

+44 (0)7768 266266

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