Early double helix sideboard


Early double helix sideboard by Gordon Russell of Broadway. Dateable by the CC41 stamp to the back.

CC41, Controlled Commodity 1941 was a wartime directive. One part of this order was concerned with the manufacture of new furniture, it had to conform to quality and efficient use  of the limited resources available. The CC41 scheme stayed in place until 1952.

This style of  sideboard was designed in 1950 and first exhibited at the Festival of Britain in 1951 before going into full production in 1953. Having that all important CC41 logo means this piece can not be any later than 1952, hence it being an early double helix sideboard.

Mahogany framed with a matching veneer top and sides. To the doors a rich rosewood veneer with the iconic double helix designed machined to expose the white birch underneath. Classic furniture craftsmanship from the Gordon Russell workshops in the Cotswold village of Broadway.

Recently refinished with a matt lacquer this piece shows only minor evidence of its previous use and is good to go for another 70 years.


Dimensions in CM

H 83.5       L 122      D 46.5