Marion Dorn - Design London Tuesday, September 20, 2016 | Phillips
  • Provenance

    Francis and Alix Meynell, London, 1939
    Thence by descent
    Acquired from the above by the present owner

  • Exhibited

    'The Architect of Floors, Modernism, Art and Marion Dorn Designs', The Royal Institute of British Architects, London and Whitworth Art Gallery, Manchester, 1996-1997
    'Best Shop Part II: the FAS Story since 1916', Fine Art Society, London, September-October 2011

  • Literature

    Christine Boydell, The Architect of Floors, Modernism, Art and Marion Dorn Designs, London, 1996, pp. 15, 93, 126 for notes on the Meynell commission for Clivedon Place and the table
    The Best Shop in London, Part II: The FAS Story since 1916, exh. cat, Fine Art Society, London, 2001, illustrated p. 38

  • Catalogue Essay

    The present lot is the only known extant furniture by Marion Dorn.


Unique dining table, designed for Francis and Alix Meynell, Clivedon Place, London

Painted beech plywood, painted beech.
73.5 x 142 x 68.6 cm (28 7/8 x 55 7/8 x 27 in.)

£5,000 - 8,000 

Sold for £17,500

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London Auction 21 September 2016