Armchair & dressing table by Marcel Breuer

The armchair has a rectangular re-upholstered back and seat cushions enclosed within cut-out side panels, each fitted with a loop shape with the top forming the armrest and the bottom forming a shelf for cocktails.


1) sycamore veneered plywood; 2) sycamore veneered plywood & mirrors & chromium plated handles
1) 77.5 x 89 x 85 cm; 2) 157.5 x 116 x 38.2 cm
Art Fund grant:
£43,019 ( Total: £86,038; Export stopped)
Acquired in:

The dressing table comprises a tall wall mounted mirror flanked by two circular hinged viewing mirrors. Below are two drawer units, one four drawer, and one seven drawer with D-form chromium plated handles.


Commissioned by Dorothea Ventris for Highpoint, Highgate, London, 1936; moved by Michael Ventris to Hampstead; sold with house to John Renton; Sotheby's.

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V&A (Victoria and Albert Museum) Cromwell Road, London London SW7 2RL 020 7942 2000

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