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.

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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