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1930s Art Deco Ceramic Cake Service Designed by Gio Ponti for S. C. Richard
By Gio Ponti
Located in Aci Castello, IT
An art deco cake service designed by Gio Ponti in the Thirties and manufactured in Italy by S. C
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Mid-20th Century Italian Art Deco Ceramics

Materials

Ceramic

Tiffany Art Deco Sterling Silver Tazza Cake Plater
By Tiffany & Co.
Located in Los Angeles, CA
Tiffany Art Deco sterling silver footed cake plater or tazza, circa 1925. This is a lovely cake
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Vintage 1920s American Art Deco Centerpieces and Tazzas

Materials

Sterling Silver

The Birthday Cake
By Anthony Nelle
Located in Buffalo, NY
An Art Deco gouache painting by American artist Anthony Nelle featuring exquisite details and
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1920s Art Deco Figurative Drawings and Watercolors

Materials

Silver Leaf

Art Deco Layer Cake Opaline Glass Pendant Light
Located in Buffalo, NY
Art Deco pendant light features a layer cake, ribbed pattern opaline glass shade on a chrome chain
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Vintage 1930s American Art Deco Chandeliers and Pendants

Materials

Chrome

Art Deco Milk Glass Layer Cake Pendant Light
Located in Brooklyn, NY
Art Deco pendant light with a layer cake, green stripe, milk glass shade and gunmetal hardware is
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Early 20th Century American Art Deco Chandeliers and Pendants

Materials

Steel

Art Deco Chrome & Bakelite Rare Cake Server by Chase
By Chase and Co.
Located in San Diego, CA
A very rare piece designed by Chase circa 1940's art Deco , solid plated steel with bakelite
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20th Century American Art Deco Serving Pieces

Materials

Chrome

Art Deco Layer Cake Opaline Glass Pendant Light
Located in Brooklyn, NY
Art Deco pendant light features a layer cake, ribbed pattern opaline glass shade on a decorative
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Early 20th Century American Art Deco Chandeliers and Pendants

Materials

Brass, Steel

1930s Giò Ponti Style Art Deco Ceramic Italian Cake Set
By Gio Ponti
Located in Aci Castello, IT
, embodying the spirit of the Art Deco era while paying homage to the enduring influence of Giò Ponti's decors
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Mid-20th Century Italian Art Deco Dinner Plates

Materials

Ceramic

Large Art Deco Mirror Top Chrome Plateau Wedding Cake Stand
Located in Chillerton, Isle of Wight
Large Art Deco mirror top chrome plateau wedding cake stand This Stylish Art Deco piece is
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Early 20th Century Art Deco Platters and Serveware

Materials

Chrome

Art Deco Plateau Mirror or Mirrored Cake Stand from England
Located in Austin, TX
A fine period Art Deco plateau mirror or mirrored cake stand from England, featuring a square
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20th Century English Art Deco Centerpieces

Materials

Metal, Chrome

Art Deco Venetian Wedding Cake Necklace and Clip Earrings Set Murano Italy
Located in Milford, DE
: approx 7/8 inches each Step back in time with this enchanting Art Deco-inspired venetian wedding cake
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Mid-20th Century Italian Art Deco Beaded Necklaces

Art Deco Mahogany Drinks Trolley and Cake Serving Table of Antique Quality
Located in Wisbech, Cambridgeshire
Antique, rare Art Deco mahogany drinks trolley and cake serving table, featuring impressive wheels
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Vintage 1920s Art Deco Serving Tables

Materials

Brass

Large Art Deco Stepped Birthday Cake Skyscaper Ceiling Glass Globe Pendant
Located in Van Nuys, CA
Unique Art Deco stepped birthday cake skyscraper ceiling glass globe in white milk glass features
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Early 20th Century American Art Deco Flush Mount

Materials

Glass

Art Deco Crystal Gold Ruffled Edge Pedestal Cake Stand Musical Instruments 1950s
Located in Miami, FL
Italian Art Deco Feminine crystal and Gold Leaf ruffled edge pedestal cake stand. Decorated with
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Vintage 1950s Italian Art Deco Crystal Serveware

Materials

Crystal, Gold Leaf

Tiffany & Co. Sterling Silver Pie or Cake Server in Tomato Pattern Art Deco
By Tiffany & Co.
Located in New York, NY
Tiffany & Co. sterling silver pie or cake server in the Tomato pattern and in Art Deco style with
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Vintage 1930s American Art Deco Sterling Silver

Materials

Silver, Sterling Silver

Dutch Art Deco Silver Cake Forks by W. Hooijkaas, 1920s
By Herman Hooijkaas
Located in Delft, NL
Dutch Art Deco silver cake forks, 1920s Dutch Art Deco silver cake forks of 11 cm long by the
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Early 20th Century Dutch Sterling Silver

Materials

Silver

ANTiQUE ART DECO CIRCA 1920'S FRENCH MIRRORED GLASS CHROME TEA CAKE TROLLY
Located in GB
circa 1920's Glass and Chrome Art Deco French drinks / snacks serving trolly Please note the delivery
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Vintage 1920s English Art Deco Carts and Bar Carts

Materials

Chrome

Vintage Set of 12 Cake Forks, English, Silver, Afternoon Tea, Cutlery, Art Deco
Located in Hele, Devon, GB
This is a vintage set of 12 cake forks. An English, silver case of afternoon tea cutlery
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Mid-20th Century British Sheffield and Silverplate

Materials

Silver

Berndorf aplaca cake server austria 1920s
By Berndorfer Metallwarenfabrik
Located in Wien, AT
Berndorf aplaca cake server austria 1920s Only polished
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Vintage 1920s Austrian Art Deco Serving Pieces

Materials

Alpaca

Berndorf aplaca cake server austria 1920s
Berndorf aplaca cake server austria 1920s
H 1.19 in W 1.97 in D 9.26 in
Georg Jensen Cactus Cake/Pie Server, Large 191
By Gundorph Albertus
Located in Hellerup, DK
Style: Art Deco Hallmarks: With Georg Jensen hallmark, made in Denmark. Dimension: Measures 10 1/4
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20th Century Danish Art Deco Tableware

Materials

Sterling Silver

Georg Jensen Bittersweet Sterling Silver Cake Knife 196
By Gundorph Albertus
Located in Hellerup, DK
A Georg Jensen cake knife with sterling silver handle and stainless steel blade, item #196 in the
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20th Century Danish Art Deco Tableware

Materials

Sterling Silver

Original Poster-Cassandre-Colomba-Motta-Italian-Easter-Cake, 1936
By Adolphe Mouron Cassandre
Located in SAINT-OUEN-SUR-SEINE, FR
/Licensed Reprint: Original Style: Art Deco Type: Poster Size: Large (up to 60in.) Size: 27.7 x 39.4 in
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20th Century Italian Art Deco Posters

Materials

Paper

Antique Black Venetian Glass Wedding Cake Beaded Necklace, 1930s
Located in McKinney, TX
Murano black glass "wedding cake" lamp work beads - Barrel screw clasp - Circa 1930s - Estate
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Vintage 1930s Italian Art Deco Beaded Necklaces

Georg Jensen Bernadotte Sterling Silver Cake Fork 043
By Sigvard Bernadotte
Located in Hellerup, DK
Sigvard Bernadotte from 1939. Additional information: Material: Sterling silver Styles: Art Deco
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20th Century Danish Art Deco Tableware

Materials

Sterling Silver

Georg Jensen Sterling Silver Parallel Cake Fork 043
By Oscar Gundlach-Pedersen
Located in Hellerup, DK
lines. Additional information: Material: Sterling silver Styles: Art Deco Hallmarks: With Georg Jensen
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20th Century Danish Art Deco Tableware

Materials

Sterling Silver

Georg Jensen Pyramid Sterling Silver Cake Server 192
By Harald Nielsen, Georg Jensen
Located in Hellerup, DK
A large Georg Jensen sterling silver cake server in the Pyramid pattern, design #15 by Harald
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Vintage 1930s Danish Art Deco Tableware

Materials

Sterling Silver

A Non AI-Driven Neo Deco Celebrity Nude – 09-03-23, Drawing, Pencil/Colored Pe
By Corne Akkers
Located in Yardley, PA
although I don’t know its origins. There are so many art deco pictures out there but I thank its creator
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2010s Art Deco Drawings and Watercolor Paintings

Materials

Pencil

Georg Jensen Cactus Cake Knife 196 Old Style Blade
By Gundorph Albertus
Located in Hellerup, DK
: Sterling silver Style: Art Deco Hallmarks: Early 1933-1944 Georg Jensen hallmark, made in Denmark
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20th Century Danish Art Deco Tableware

Materials

Sterling Silver

Georg Jensen Large Cactus Sterling Silver Cake Fork 044
By Gundorph Albertus
Located in Hellerup, DK
Gundorph Albertus in 1930. Additional information: Material: Sterling silver Styles: Art Deco Hallmarks
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20th Century Danish Art Deco Tableware

Materials

Sterling Silver

Georg Jensen Handcrafted Sterling Silver Continental Cake Knife
By Georg Jensen
Located in New York, NY
Designed in 1906 by Georg Jensen, the Continental cutlery pattern was the first major cutlery range to emerge from the fledgling silversmithy that was established two years earlier i...
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21st Century and Contemporary Danish Art Deco Sterling Silver

Materials

Sterling Silver

Danish Silversmith, Set of 4 Cake Forks in Silver, 1930
Located in Copenhagen, DK
Danish silversmith. Set of 4 cake forks in silver. 1930. Stamped. In very good condition
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Vintage 1930s Danish Art Deco Tableware

Vintage Noritake Art Deco 4 Piece Set
By Noritake
Located in Dallas, TX
Presenting a lovely early 20th century, Art Deco period Noritake lustreware 4 piece high tea set in
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Early 20th Century Japanese Art Deco Serving Pieces

Materials

Porcelain

Pair of Large Austrian Ceramic Cake Plates by Gmunder Keramik
Located in Chicago, IL
Pair of large Austrian ceramic cake plates by Gmunder Keramik.
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Mid-20th Century Austrian Art Deco Platters and Serveware

Materials

Ceramic

Neolcassical Sterling Silver Handled Cake Rake
Located in New York, NY
Neoclassical to Art Nouveau and Art Deco Interiors. American, Circa 1950 Dimensions: H0.5"" x W3.875"" x
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Vintage 1950s Sterling Silver

Materials

Sterling Silver

Georg Jensen, Denmark. Cactus pattern Six cake forks in sterling silver.
Located in Copenhagen, DK
Georg Jensen Cactus. Six cake forks in sterling silver. Hallmarked after 1944. In perfect condition
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20th Century Danish Art Deco Sterling Silver

Materials

Sterling Silver

Danish Silver, Seven Cake Forks, Cfh, Christian Fr. Heise, 1910-1920s
Located in Copenhagen, DK
Danish silver (0,830), seven cake forks. Stamped: CFH: Christian Fr. Heise. 1910-1920s. In very
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Vintage 1920s Danish Art Deco Tableware

Art Deco Shelley Complete Tea Set for 4 +
By Shelley Pottery
Located in Great Barrington, MA
Set your table with this rare and complete teaset with bold Art Deco decoration, made by Shelley
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Vintage 1930s English Art Deco Tea Sets

Materials

Paste, Porcelain

Rare Sambonet Art Deco serving set with slipcase
Located in Milano, IT
well-known Luigi Scremin, is a work of art in itself: the fine wood from which it is made gently
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Vintage 1930s Italian Art Deco Serving Pieces

Materials

Stainless Steel

Art Deco Rotating Tray Lazy Susan, 1930's
Located in Praha, CZ
Art Deco rotating 'Lazy Susan' tray. There are 4 glass containers and one round bowl in the middle
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Early 20th Century Czech Art Deco Platters and Serveware

Materials

Chrome

JEAN E. PUIFORCAT - Silver Flatware 298 Art Deco Pieces
By Jean Puiforcat
Located in SAINT-OUEN-SUR-SEINE, FR
KNIVES 24 DESSERT SPOONS 24 CAKE FORKS 24 FISH FORKS 24 FISH KNIVES 24 TEA SPOONS 24 COFFEE SPOONS
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Vintage 1930s French Art Deco Sterling Silver

Materials

Sterling Silver

Art Deco Czech Glass Domed Cover & Plate, c1930
Located in Devon, England
dish but could be used for other foods to preserve such as cake. A large domed cover in cut glass
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Mid-20th Century Czech Art Deco Glass

Materials

Cut Glass

Georg Jensen Sterling Silver Small Cactus Cake Spoon by Gundorph Albertus
By Gundorph Albertus, Georg Jensen
Located in New York, NY
Designed in 1930 by Gundorph Albertus, the Cactus Cutlery pattern has elements of Art Deco
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21st Century and Contemporary Danish Art Deco Sterling Silver

Materials

Sterling Silver

Georg Jensen Sterling Silver Small Pyramid Cake Spoon by Harald Nielsen
By Georg Jensen, Harald Nielsen
Located in New York, NY
little ball, illustrates Harald Nielsen’s contribution to the highly stylised and geometric Art Deco
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21st Century and Contemporary Danish Art Deco Sterling Silver

Materials

Sterling Silver

Georg Jensen Handcrafted Sterling Silver Pyramid Cake Knife by Harald Nielsen
By Georg Jensen, Harald Nielsen
Located in New York, NY
little ball, illustrates Harald Nielsen’s contribution to the highly stylized and geometric Art Deco
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21st Century and Contemporary Danish Art Deco Sterling Silver

Materials

Sterling Silver

Art Deco Chrome & Glass Rotating Tray with Containers, 1930's
Located in Praha, CZ
Art deco rotating 'Lazy Susan' tray. There are 4 glass containers and one round bowl with a chromed
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Early 20th Century Czech Art Deco Serving Bowls

Materials

Chrome

Carl M. Cohr Elite Cake / Coffee Forks & Spoons in Silver, Set of 25
By Carl M. Cohr
Located in Esbjerg, DK
A set of 25 pieces (12+12+1) spoons, cake forks and a single cream spoon. This design/patterns is
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Antique Early 19th Century Danish Art Deco Sterling Silver

Materials

Silver

Val Saint Lambert 3 Color Overlay Cut to Clear Footed Centerpiece/Cake Plate
By Val Saint Lambert
Located in Great Barrington, MA
, amethyst over chartreuse cut to clear crystal footed centerpiece. The 15" diameter flat centerpiece or cake
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Vintage 1920s Belgian Art Deco Glass

Materials

Glass

Huge Gueridon Cake Stand or Dumb Waiter A charming and unusual piece
Located in Chillerton, Isle of Wight
Huge Gueridon Cake Stand or Dumb Waiter A charming and unusual piece in good condition, it has 2
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Antique Early 1900s Art Deco Decorative Bowls

Materials

Iron

Georg Jensen Sterling Silver Old Danish Cake Knife by Harald Nielsen
By Harald Nielsen, Georg Jensen
Located in New York, NY
Designed in 1947 by Harald Nielsen, the Old Danish Cutlery pattern is a symbolic representation of Denmark’s occupation during WWII. The accentuated, clean lines of the double fluted...
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21st Century and Contemporary Danish Art Deco Sterling Silver

Materials

Sterling Silver

Charles Duchene French Art Deco Silver Plated Dessert Service Cutlery, 1920
By Paris Studio
Located in Saint-Amans-des-Cots, FR
), France, 1920s. Cake scoop and cream spoon i their original box. Chiseled decoration of Art Deco stylized
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Vintage 1920s French Art Deco Serving Pieces

Materials

Silver Plate

Good Size & Pure Art Deco Layered Glass Art Pendant / Chandelier with Rope, 1915
Located in Lisse, NL
chandelier from the heydays of the European Art Deco era will never fail to impress and it is certain to
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Early 20th Century European Art Deco Chandeliers and Pendants

Materials

Brass

Trio of Antique French and Dutch Copper Cake Molds or Jelly Molds, c. 1910
Located in San Francisco, CA
left to right: Mold at left with a crisply-done geometric Art Deco architectural form consisting of
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Vintage 1910s European Art Deco Serving Pieces

Materials

Copper

Georg Jensen Art Deco Mayan Sterling Silverware Service for 12
By Georg Jensen
Located in Hellerup, DK
deco jagged line etchings in the end of each piece. Rhode’s art deco Mayan pattern is very rare and
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Vintage 1940s Danish Art Deco Sterling Silver

Materials

Sterling Silver

1930 Art Deco Milk Glass Skyscraper Art Deco Glass Shade with Chrome Flush -Pair
Located in Van Nuys, CA
Of all the early and highly stylized lighting design periods, Art Deco remained popular through the
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Vintage 1930s Chandeliers and Pendants

Materials

Milk Glass

Jensen & Wendel Denmark Acorn Sterling Handle Stainless Blade Cake Knife #14714
By Georg Jensen
Located in Washington Depot, CT
pattern, which combines Art Nouveau and Art Deco styles, has become a timeless classic. The hallmark on
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Vintage 1940s Art Nouveau Pendant Necklaces

Materials

Silver, Sterling Silver

Antique Art Deco Sterling Silver Canteen of Cutlery for Twelve Persons
Located in Jesmond, Newcastle Upon Tyne
wood lift up lid and one draw Art Deco canteen table; this is an impressive piece of furniture in its
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Vintage 1930s English Art Deco Sterling Silver

Materials

Sterling Silver

Mahogany Art Deco Amsterdam School Mirror by Anton Lucas, 1920s
By Anton Lucas
Located in Amsterdam, NL
Wonderful and very rare Art Deco Amsterdam School mirror. Design by Anton Lucas. Striking Dutch
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Vintage 1920s Dutch Art Deco Mantel Mirrors and Fireplace Mirrors

Materials

Paint, Mirror, Macassar, Mahogany

Ravinet Denfert - 17pc. Art Deco French 950 Sterling Silver Serving Pieces, MINT
By Ravinet D' Enfert
Located in Wilmington, DE
Direct from Paris the Birth place of Art Deco A Magnificent 17pc. Set of Gatsby Era 950 Sterling
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Early 20th Century French Art Deco Serving Pieces

Materials

Sterling Silver

Primavera for Creil-Montereau, Tea / Coffee Pyjama Service, France Art Deco 1930
By Creil et Montereau, Primavera
Located in PARIS, FR
( H x L x l ) : 11.5 x 13 x 10 1 x Two-Handled Pot ( H x L x l ) : 15 x 19 x 13 2 x Cake Platters ( H
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Vintage 1930s French Art Deco Serving Pieces

Materials

Ceramic

Art Deco Centerpiece Fruit Bowl, Pressed Glass Dish with Handle/Carrier in Wood
By WMF Württembergische Metallwarenfabrik
Located in Verviers, BE
This unusual piece Art Deco and combines a glass gateau plate Wooden Handles The glass comes from
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Vintage 1930s German Art Deco Centerpieces

Materials

Metal

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Art Deco Cake For Sale on 1stDibs

With a vast inventory of beautiful furniture at 1stDibs, we’ve got just the art deco cake you’re looking for. Frequently made of metal, silver and sterling silver, every art deco cake was constructed with great care. Find 354 options for an antique or vintage art deco cake now, or shop our selection of 17 modern versions for a more contemporary example of this long-cherished piece. You’ve searched high and low for the perfect art deco cake — we have versions that date back to the 19th Century alongside those produced as recently as the 21st Century are available. An art deco cake made by Art Deco designers — as well as those associated with mid-century modern — is very popular. A well-made art deco cake has long been a part of the offerings for many furniture designers and manufacturers, but those produced by Georg Jensen, Harald Nielsen and Gorham Manufacturing Company are consistently popular.

How Much is a Art Deco Cake?

Prices for an art deco cake can differ depending upon size, time period and other attributes — at 1stDibs, they begin at $105 and can go as high as $175,000, while the average can fetch as much as $2,398.

A Close Look at art-deco Furniture

Art Deco furniture is characterized by its celebration of modern life. More than its emphasis on natural wood grains and focus on traditional craftsmanship, vintage Art Deco dining chairs, tables, desks, cabinets and other furniture — which typically refers to pieces produced during the 1920s and 1930s — is an ode to the glamour of the “Roaring Twenties.” 

ORIGINS OF ART DECO FURNITURE DESIGN

CHARACTERISTICS OF ART DECO FURNITURE DESIGN

  • Bold geometric lines and forms, floral motifs
  • Use of expensive materials such as shagreen or marble as well as exotic woods such as mahogany, ebony and zebra wood
  • Metal accents, shimmering mirrored finishes
  • Embellishments made from exotic animal hides, inlays of mother-of-pearl or ivory

ART DECO FURNITURE DESIGNERS TO KNOW

VINTAGE ART DECO FURNITURE ON 1STDIBS

Few design styles are as universally recognized and appreciated as Art Deco. The term alone conjures visions of the Roaring Twenties, Machine Age metropolises, vast ocean liners, sleek typography and Prohibition-era hedonism. The iconic movement made an indelible mark on all fields of design throughout the 1920s and ’30s, celebrating society’s growing industrialization with refined elegance and stunning craftsmanship.

Widely known designers associated with the Art Deco style include Émile-Jacques Ruhlmann, Eileen Gray, Maurice Dufrêne, Paul Follot and Jules Leleu.

The term Art Deco derives from the name of a large decorative arts exhibition held in Paris in 1925. “Art Deco design” is often used broadly, to describe the work of creators in associated or ancillary styles. This is particularly true of American Art Deco, which is also called Streamline Moderne or Machine Age design. (Streamline Moderne, sometimes known as Art Moderne, was a phenomenon largely of the 1930s, post–Art Nouveau.)

Art Deco textile designers employed dazzling floral motifs and vivid colors, and while Art Deco furniture makers respected the dark woods and modern metals with which they worked, they frequently incorporated decorative embellishments such as exotic animal hides as well as veneers in their seating, case pieces, living room sets and bedroom furniture.

From mother-of-pearl inlaid vitrines to chrome aviator chairs, bold and inventive works in the Art Deco style include chaise longues (also known as chaise lounges) and curved armchairs. Today, the style is still favored by interior designers looking to infuse a home with an air of luxury and sophistication.

The vintage Art Deco furniture for sale on 1stDibs includes dressers, coffee tables, decorative objects and more.

Questions About Art Deco Cake
  • 1stDibs ExpertFebruary 22, 2021
    Art Deco jewelry was popular during the design movement of the 1920s and 30s. Art Deco jewelry is typically characterized by geometric patterns and gemstones of contrasting colors.
  • 1stDibs ExpertApril 5, 2022
    An art deco watch is defined by its geometric case, which is either circular or rectangular. The watch style was highly popular between 1920 and 1950, and is still sought after today. You’ll find a collection of art deco watches from some of the world’s top sellers on 1stDibs
  • 1stDibs ExpertApril 5, 2022
    To identify Art Deco, look for the characteristics of the period. Furniture produced at the time is generally lacquered metal with a mirror-like glossy finish. Wooden items should be an exotic wood. Most items feature symmetrical designs, and geometric forms were popular motifs during the period. In addition, Art Deco often shows the influence of Hellenistic, Egyptian and Asian designs. Shop a variety of Art Deco furniture and decorative objects on 1stDibs.
  • 1stDibs ExpertApril 5, 2022
    An Art Deco lamp is any lamp that’s made in the styles of the Art Deco movement, which was dominant in the 1920s and 1930s. On 1stDibs, you’ll find a collection of Art Deco lamps from some of the world’s top sellers.
  • 1stDibs ExpertAugust 17, 2021
    Art Deco rings were made during the early 20th century. Named for a design movement that originated at a large decorative arts exhibition held in Paris in 1925, Art Deco rings are generally quite geometric, symmetrical and incorporate a variety of gemstones — especially sapphires and emeralds. Find a wide variety of Art Deco rings for sale on 1stDibs.
  • 1stDibs ExpertFebruary 1, 2024
    The Art Deco period originated in France. Its name comes from the title of a large decorative arts exhibition held in Paris in 1925, credited with introducing the style to the world. It was informed by ancient Egypt, Cubism, Futurism, Louis XVI, De Stijl, modernism and the Vienna Secession and went on to influence the Streamline Moderne and mid-century modern movements. Shop a wide range of Art Deco furniture, decorative objects and jewelry on 1stDibs.
  • 1stDibs ExpertMay 3, 2024
    Art Deco was influenced by a number of things. The discovery of ancient tombs around the turn of the century led to a renewed interest in Egyptian furniture and architecture that inspired Art Deco designers. Art Deco was also informed by Cubism, Futurism, Louis XVI style, De Stijl, modernism and the Vienna Secession. Shop a large collection of Art Deco furniture, decorative objects and jewelry on 1stDibs.
  • 1stDibs ExpertApril 5, 2024
    A few things define Art Deco. Date is one factor, as the style emerged in the 1920s and remained popular during the 1930s. Art Deco design usually includes bold geometric lines and forms or intricate repeating floral motifs. Designers working in this style tended to use expensive materials, such as shagreen or marble, as well as exotic woods like mahogany, ebony and zebra wood. Furniture often featured metal accents, mirrored finishes and embellishments made from exotic animal hides and inlays of mother-of-pearl or ivory. Shop a wide range of Art Deco furniture on 1stDibs.
  • 1stDibs ExpertMarch 25, 2024
    The history of Art Deco begins in the early 20th century.

    Art Deco emerged as a global design style around the start of World War I, during the last years of Art Nouveau's popularity. The style conjures visions of the Roaring Twenties, Machine Age metropolises, vast ocean liners, sleek typography and Prohibition-era hedonism. Its hallmarks include the use of geometric designs influenced by Cubism. Major discoveries of Egyptian tombs during the era also influenced the movement.

    The term Art Deco derives from the name of a large decorative arts exhibition, the Exposition Internationale des Arts Décoratifs et Industriels Modernes, held in Paris in 1925. After World War II, tastes shifted toward more functional, less ornate modernism, but today, the Art Deco style is still favored for its luxurious sophistication. On 1stDibs, shop a large selection of vintage Art Deco furniture.
  • 1stDibs ExpertAugust 15, 2019

    The main difference between Art Nouveau and Art Deco is that the former is detailed and ornate, and the latter is sharp and geometrical. When the movement started at the end of the 19th century, Art Nouveau was heavily influenced by nature and the curved lines of flowers. Art Deco, which became popular in the beginning of the 20th century, was inspired by the geometric abstraction of cubism.

  • 1stDibs ExpertOctober 30, 2023
    Yes, Art Deco rings are timeless by many people's standards. Inspired by architecture, Art Deco jewelry pieces show off intricate geometric designs that have remained stylish decade after decade. Plus, the most commonly used materials during the Art Deco period, like platinum and 14-karat yellow gold, are classics. Shop a variety of Art Deco rings on 1stDibs.
  • 1stDibs ExpertJune 30, 2023
    Art Deco rings are from the era of the 1920s and 1930s. While Art Deco began to emerge a bit earlier than that, the style truly gained momentum after the end of World War I. Rings from the time period often feature geometric motifs, bold colors and designs that were influenced by Cubism, Futurism and other movements in visual art. Diamonds were exceptionally popular, while accent gems such as sapphires, emeralds and rubies brought vivid color to engagement rings and added sophistication and glamour. On 1stDibs, shop a variety of Art Deco rings.
  • 1stDibs ExpertSeptember 25, 2019

    The Art Deco era is 1925 to 1940.

  • 1stDibs ExpertFebruary 17, 2023
    The term Art Deco ring means a ring produced in the Art Deco style. Most Art Deco jewelry dates back to the 1920s and 30s and features defined lines and geometric motifs. While a lot of Art Deco rings were black and white — the black coming from the use of onyx or black enamel and the white from rock crystal and diamonds — there is plenty of color in jewelry of the era. A perfect accent to diamonds in platinum settings were blue sapphires, emeralds and rubies, and these stones were also used in combination with each other. On 1stDibs, find a variety of Art Deco rings.
  • 1stDibs ExpertSeptember 25, 2019

    Art Deco is characterized by geometric shapes, bold colors, visual drama and metallic finishes.

  • 1stDibs ExpertApril 5, 2022
    There are a few tell-tale signs you can look for to determine if a ring is from the Art Deco period. The first big sign is if it has a geometric element to it, as this was a big element of all Art Deco designs. Colored stones were also very popular in the period and it’s not uncommon to see sapphires or rubies taking center stage, rather than a diamond. During the Art Deco period, yellow gold was not very common, instead, jewelers crafted pieces of white gold or platinum. Shop a collection of authentic Art Deco jewelry from some of the world’s top boutiques on 1stDibs.
  • 1stDibs ExpertSeptember 25, 2019

    Among the key Art Deco designers were Tamara de Lempicka, Erté, René Lalique, Le Corbusier, Jean Dunand, Léon Bakst, Émile-Jacques Ruhlmann, Sonia Delaunay, Georges Lepape and Jean Després.

  • 1stDibs ExpertMarch 31, 2023
    The simplest way to make an Art Deco bedroom is to purchase authentic furniture and decorative accents from the 1920s and ‘30s. Top designers from the period include Émile-Jacques Ruhlmann, Eileen Gray, Maurice Dufrêne and Jules Leleu. Pair authentic Art Deco pieces with a bedding set in a colorful, intricate floral print, or dress up the walls with wallpaper in a geometric motif with hints of gold. The iconic Art Deco movement made an indelible mark on all fields of design throughout the 1920s and ’30s, celebrating society’s growing industrialization with refined elegance and stunning craftsmanship. Find a selection of Art Deco furniture and decor from some of the world's top sellers on 1stDibs.
  • 1stDibs ExpertFebruary 1, 2024
    The years between 1920 and 1939 are generally considered to be the age of Art Deco. However, the name of the movement didn't arrive until 1925, when the Exposition Internationale des Arts Décoratifs et Industriels Modernes in Paris, France, introduced Art Deco design to the world. After the 1930s, Art Deco continued to have an impact, influencing the Streamline Moderne and mid-century modern styles. On 1stDibs, explore a large selection of Art Deco jewelry, furniture and decorative objects.
  • 1stDibs ExpertFebruary 27, 2024
    In its time, Art Deco went out of style due to shifts in trends. After World War II, designers became more interested in modernism and creating pieces with an emphasis on function and simplicity, a move away from the embellishment and adornment that characterized the Art Deco style. It's important to note that Art Deco never fully disappeared. In fact, many present-day collectors have a passion for pieces produced during the 1920s and ’30s. Shop a large selection of Art Deco furniture on 1stDibs.