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Image Reference Number: GM05_18_01
Title: Gomme Tables catalogue
Date: ca 1929
Decade: 1920-1929
Furniture period styles:
Art Deco
   
Manufacturer: E Gomme Ltd.
Description: Cover of c1929 Gomme Tables catalogue.
Notes: This cover in gold on black shows distinct Art Deco tendencies even if the furniture illustrated inside does not. The 24 page catalogue contains 26 different "Draw Leaf" (extending) table designs in oak, as well as one available in walnut or mahogany. It also includes 3 small occasional tables and 4 pages of line drawings of Living Room Schemes.
Quality is stressed by explanations of constructional techniques (see GM05_18_06) and the use of cabinet-makers' terminology such as "rule" and "knuckle joints".The historical context is outlined (see GM05_18_02) yet the target market is clearly middle class with houses that do not have separate dining rooms as the sample dining suites illustrated at the back of the catalogue are described as "Living Room Schemes" (see GM05_18_21 & 22) and it is explained that these are now available to the "most modest purse".
Concepts:
dining rooms
,
furniture
,
publicity
,
living rooms
,
marketing
,
catalogues
   
Technical Terms & Materials:
dining tables
,
mahogany
,
oak
,
walnut
   
Copyright: contact HWeFA for details about re-use of this image
Collection Title: HWeFA
Object Type: catalogue page
Object Dimensions (cm.): 28 x 20
Colour Type: colour
Context: Cover of twenty four page Gomme Tables catalogue c 1929
Cataloguer: Oliver Heal
Date Catalogued: 25/05/2007 00:00
Auto ID Number: 93
Categories: Advertising and Promotions/ Catalogues and Brochures/ 1920-1929