The desk is a combination of glass, wood and tubular steel, a material popular with the design avant-garde in the 1920s and 1930s.
Desk by Marcel Breuer, 1936
© H. Blairman & Sons Ltd.
- Sycamore veneered laminated board & chrome-plated tubular steel & glass
- 75 x 233.5 x 34 cm
- Art Fund grant:
- £16,068 ( Total: £32,265)
- Acquired in:
- Sotheby's through H Blairman & Son
The design emphasises the structural and visual distinctions between the steel, glass and wood. This is the desk at which Michael Ventris worked as he deciphered the Linear B script.
Commissioned by Dorothea Ventris, 1936; Michael Ventris; sold with the house by Lois Ventris in 1975; John Renton.