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Art Deco

Art Deco Collection

France (ca. 1920 - 1939)

Art Deco design is a modern re-interpretation of classicism: pieces in this style are symmetrical, rectilinear and clean-lined. Art Deco furniture carving and ornament is relatively subdued; the look is pared-down and streamlined; wood is detailed with refined geometric shapes — spheres, trapezoids, chevrons. Works in the Art Deco style mainly achieve visual delight via their rich and exotic materials. These were luxury goods, produced for a new class of wealthy manufacturers who wanted a new look, all their own.

     The term Art Deco is derived from the name of the 1925 Paris exhibition that brought the style to worldwide attention: “Exposition Internationale des Arts Décoratifs et Industriels Modernes.” The star of that show was decorator Émile-Jacques Ruhlmann, who used finishes such as lacquer and eggshell, and exotic wood veneers like amboyna and palissander. His peers included glass designer René Lalique; the elegant interior designer Jules Leleu; Maurice Dufrène (neoclassical fluted chair and table legs are a keynote of his work); Paul Follot (signature details include gilt- and silver-leafing); the team of Süe et Mare (both were painters, and created sensuous pieces with curving, Rococo-esque elements); and André Groult (who loved voluptuous bombé forms).

     “Art Deco” is often used expansively, to describe the work of creators in associated or ancillary styles. This is particularly true of American Art Deco, which is also named “Streamline Moderne” or “Machine Age” design. In America, the sleek, pared-down, speed-suggestive designs of Donald Deskey, Paul Frankl, Gilbert Rohde, Norman Bel Geddes and others was highly influenced by the French, but was more an expression of muscular American forward-thinking. Even so, in the larger sense Art Deco design is all of a piece. As you can see from the works offered below, Art Deco was the style of an assertive modernity: bold, elegant, chic, and impossible to ignore.

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Rare Art Deco Tea Cabinet by Michel de Klerk, 1916
Kunstconsult
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Rare Art Deco Tea Cabinet by Michel de Klerk, 1916...
Michel De Klerk, t Woonhuys
Early 20th Century Dutch Art Deco Cabinets
Mahogany
World famous architect Michel de Klerk designed this tea cabinet of excellent quality in 1916. It is part of a dining room set. De Klerk was commissioned to do so by the Amsterdam furni...
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1930s Art Deco Citroen Petite Rosalie Racing Car
Vintage 1930s French Art Deco Posters
Very rare original vintage poster issued to Citroen car dealers as a sample design for the wall/window decoration in their dealerships. Dynamic Art Deco image of a Citroen Petite Rosali...
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Edgar Brandt Art Deco Pair of Wrought Iron Cobra B...
Edgar Brandt
Early 20th Century French Art Deco Bookends
Wrought Iron
Fine wrought iron cobra bookends on a stepped rectangular base with a rich dark brown patina by Edgar Brandt (1875-1968). Signed: "E. BRANDT" *Variety of other bookends available.
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French Deco Rug by Paule Leleu
Doris Leslie Blau LLC
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French Deco Rug by Paule Leleu
Paule Leleu
Early 20th Century French Art Deco Western European Rugs
Wool
A French Deco Rug Designed by Paule Leleu. Signed at lower right corner. Rows of dark green rectangles on a soft medium green field with red and Ivory accent colors creating a pattern o...
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Art Deco Ceramic"Panther" Plate by Ilse Claussen f...
Rörstrand Studio, Ilse Claussen
20th Century Swedish Art Deco Ceramics
This gorgeous plate exemplify's the Art Deco period with its stylized Panther and foliage and fauna with a border of concentric rings in alternating black and aqua blue. It is signed on...
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René Herbst Walnut Front Casing Desk
Galerie Jacques De Vos
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René Herbst Walnut Front Casing Desk
René Herbst
Vintage 1930s French Art Deco Desks and Writing Tables
Walnut
Walnut front casing desk resting on a stretcher presenting a slightly set forward basis opening on its left by a drawer in the upper part, a door in its lower part, and on its right by ...
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'Napier Campbell Bluebird, 1927’ by Roy Nockolds...
Roy Nockolds
Early 20th Century British Art Deco Paintings
One of Roy Nockolds’ first works, created when he was just 16 years of age and bearing an early signature, depicting the Napier Lion-engined record-breaking land speed car, driven by Si...
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Jean Dunand Art Deco Silver and Lacquered Cigarett...
Jean Dunand
Early 20th Century French Art Deco Lacquer
Silver
Silver with coquille d'oeuf on red lacquer ground Stamped with Jean Dunand silver poincon In 1912, Dunand learned the ancient and traditional art of Oriental lacquerwork from the Japan...
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Fauteuil "Guinde" Fine Early Art Deco Armchair by ...
20th Century French Art Deco Armchairs
Mahogany
Fauteuil "Guinde" Fine early Art Deco mahogany armchair by Emile-Jacques Ruhlmann Upholstered in a Ruhlmann designed damask, Envol, as shown in the original period interior. This fabr...
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Pair of Art Deco Armchairs by Michel Dufet
Galerie Patrick Gutknecht
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Pair of Art Deco Armchairs by Michel Dufet
Michel Dufet
Vintage 1930s French Armchairs
Pair of canted armchairs with feet and armrests veneered with palm wood. (Model made for the Exposition Coloniale in Paris in 1931)
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Monumental Byzantium Deco Pendant Fixture
Vintage 1930s American Art Deco Chandeliers and Pendants
Bronze
A stunning monumental light fixture in the Byzantine Art Deco style made of cast bronze, circa 1930. Scrolling foliate decoration encompass multicolored cut jewels in nine panels. The b...
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Jean Dunand Art Deco Ovoid Lacquered Vase
Jean Dunand
Early 20th Century French Art Deco Vases and Vessels
Brass, Lacquer
Brass with geometric coquille dâ??oeuf on black lacquer ground Signed in red lacquer JEAN DUNAND In 1912, Dunand learned the ancient and traditional art of Oriental lacquerwork from ...
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Jacques Emile Ruhlmann Beautiful French Art Deco R...
Émile-Jacques Ruhlmann
Early 20th Century French Art Deco Western European Rugs
Wool
Here is a beautiful, unique rug - an Art Deco composition that was woven in France during the second decade of the twentieth century. An especially large piece, this French rug is chara...
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Art Deco Sapphire and Diamond Clips
Art Deco Brooches
Diamond, Sapphire, Platinum
Platinum, sapphire and diamond Art Deco combination clips. The 1930s clips feature thirty-two sapphires that weigh 4 carats and ninety diamonds that have a total weight of 3.40 carats. ...
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Paul Follot, A Fine and Likely Unique Cabinet
H.M. Luther, Inc.
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Paul Follot, A Fine and Likely Unique Cabinet
Paul Follot
20th Century French Art Deco Cabinets
Bronze, Ebony, Pewter, Maple, Marble
The molded demi-lune breccia aurora marble top, above a conforming fluted frieze with a center drawer flanked by two additional drawers each adorned with silvered-bronze garland pulls, ...
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French Art Deco Rug Circa 1930
Galerie Plaisance
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French Art Deco Rug Circa 1930
DIM
Vintage 1930s French Art Deco More Carpets
French Art Deco Rug Circa 1930. The carpet has been cleaned.
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A pair of original 'Normandie' ice buckets.
Luc Lanel
Vintage 1930s French Barware
Silver Plate
A superb pair of Art Deco silver plated Champagne buckets, the heavily fluted body with similar fluted handles, designed by Luc Lanel for Puiforcat c. 1930, and made by Christofle.
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Important Cartier Art Deco Yellow Gold, Onyx and E...
Cartier
Art Deco Desk Accessories
Onyx, Yellow Gold
An important Cartier Art Deco Mignonette timepiece, decorated with striped white enamel and yellow gold and yellow gold beaded decoration to the bottom, the base in onyx, the circular w...
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Rare French Art Deco Nest of Tables
Paul Dupré-Lafon
Early 20th Century French Art Deco Nesting Tables and Stacking Tables
The center table of this rare French Art Deco nest of tables with four saber legs on "X"- stretcher carries four pie-shaped pull-out elements, similar designed, and forming the second c...
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French Art Deco Jade Enamel Onyx Diamond Platinum ...
Vintage 1920s Brooches
Diamond, Jade, Onyx, Platinum
French Art deco brooch set with rose cut and old mine cut diamonds. The center of the brooch is set with carved jade, with diamonds and enamel tapering down to the two round onyx ends....
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Art Deco Jade Pendant Earrings
Art Deco Dangle Earrings
Diamond, Jade, Onyx, Platinum
Art Deco jade, diamond, onyx and black enamel dangling Chinese lantern style earrings set in platinum. French, ca. 1920 Length: 2 1/2 in.
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Dutch Art Deco Period Insurance Poster by Raemaeke...
Louis Raemaekers
Early 20th Century Dutch Art Deco Posters
A Dutch Art Deco Period Poster by Louis Raemaekers, 1920s. This is a clever advertisement for the "A to Z" insurance policies offered by Blom and van der AA. Raemaekers (1869-1956) wa...
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Jean Besnard Ceramic "Fishes" Art Deco Table Lamp
Jean Besnard
Vintage 1930s French Table Lamps
Earthenware
Jean Besnard (1889-1958). A stoneware lamp incised with stylized fishes, glazed in white and brown. Incised Jean Besnard France under the base. Height with lampshade: 52 cm / 20.47 in...
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Ohlsson & Rice Rare Streamline American Art Deco T...
Ohlsson & Rice
Vintage 1940s American Models and Miniatures
Steel
OHLSSON & RICE (founded 1941) Los Angeles, CA Tether Race Red car Model No. 88 Gas powered tether car racer 1950 Steel and various metals with the car and trailer details painted red,...
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Important Cabinet by Christian Krass
L'Art De Vivre
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Important Cabinet by Christian Krass
Christian Krass
Vintage 1930s French Art Deco Cabinets
Bronze
CHRISTIAN KRASS (1868 - 1957) A magnificent cabinet in extraordinary amboyna burl and amaranth wood, with beautiful bronze mounts, by the Lyonnais master Christian Krass. Bronze door ...
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Lalique, Art Deco style Three Lioness glass and ch...
Lalique
20th Century French Art Deco Coffee and Cocktail Tables
Crystal, Chrome
French Art Deco style Lalique frosted & clear crystal with a silver chrome mounted round circular cocktail table with panels depicting Leopards in the forest, signed by Lalique. France,...
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Art Deco Cat and Bulldog Bookends by Rochard, Fran...
Irénée Rochard
20th Century French Art Deco Bookends
Marble, Metal
Art Deco silvered metal bookends with cat and bulldog. By Irenée Rochard. Signature: 
Rochard. Style:
 Art Deco. Date:
 1930. Material: 
Silvered metal.
 Portor marble base. Origi...
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Lucien Lelong / French Art Deco Handpainted Porcel...
Lucien Lelong
Vintage 1930s French Art Deco Vases and Vessels
Porcelain
LUCIEN LELONG (1889 – 1958) Paris, France "Metaphysical" vase c. 1935 Hand painted and glazed porcelain with aqua, black and silver tones. Marks: LL monogram, AB H: 13 3/4" Lucien ...
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Rare DIM (Joubert et Petit) Modernist Lamp Circa 1...
DIM
Vintage 1930s French Art Deco Table Lamps
Rare DIM (René JOUBERT (1978-1931) et Philippe PETIT (1900-1945)) Modernist Lamp Circa 1930. Signed DIM in the metal.
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Osvaldo Borsani Italian Console
Downtown
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Osvaldo Borsani Italian Console
Osvaldo Borsani
Vintage 1930s Italian Console Tables
Sycamore, Walnut
Italian Sycamore and Dark Walnut Console attributed to Osvaldo Borsani. Console has been restored
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French Art Deco Silvered Bronze Sculpture of a Nud...
Pierre Le Faguays
Early 20th Century French Art Deco Sculptures
Marble
Art Deco bronze sculpture of a nude dancer by Pierre Le Faguays. Signature: Le Faguays on the marble ball. Style: Art Deco. Date: 
circa 1925-1930. Material: Silvered bronze. 
Marble ...
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Cartier Paris Art Deco Black Lacquer Coral Diamond...
Cartier
Art Deco More Objets d'Art and Vertu
Diamond
Having binocular vision is now possible with these Art Deco, circa 1930, black lacquer one-of-a-kind spectacles. Trimmed with coral beads topped with collet set diamonds, this signed C...
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Original Cunard Line Poster by Alexey Brodovitch
Alexey Brodovitch
Vintage 1930s French Art Deco Posters
'Cunard Line, Etats-Unis et Canada' A very rare Art Deco lithographic poster, by Alexey Brodovitch, marked 'ATELIER AB'. Conservation linen backed, framed in a plain black oak section...
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1930s Art Deco Modernist Table Lamp by Jean Boris ...
Jean Boris Lacroix
Vintage 1930s French Art Deco Table Lamps
Chrome
Modernist lamp in chrome metal, the articulated head on the shaft is ending with with a frosted glass cylinder. Bakelite switch on the wooden base. By Jean Boris Lacroix. European stand...
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Gustavsberg Argenta Art Deco Pair of Pitchers, Swe...
Gustavsberg
Vintage 1930s Swedish Art Deco Pitchers
Silver
Exceptional Art Deco pair of Gustavsberg Argenta Ewers; fine quality silver overlay decoration on mottled jade green ceramic. Larger sized items are rare and difficult to find. Signed a...
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Original ‘Mercedes-Benz’ Poster by Hans Liska
Hans Liska
Vintage 1950s German Art Deco Posters
Paper
Original factory poster from 1954, advertising the marque’s pride at the victorious ‘1-2’ outcome of the 1954 Italian Grand Prix, with drivers Fangio and Herrmann. Framed in a plain b...
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Art Deco Onyx Diamond Tie Pin 1930s
Art Deco More Jewelry
Onyx, Diamond, 14k Gold
This Art Deco tie pin is very sleek and elegant. The center diamond weighs circa 0.6 carats and is of H-I colour and VS clarity. The diamond is surrounded by black onyx.
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Figure of Dancer with Hoop
Hickmet Fine Arts
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Figure of Dancer with Hoop
Bruno Zach
Early 20th Century German Art Deco Sculptures
Bronze
A very fine dark patinated bronze figure of an Art Deco costumed dancer with a hoop, raised on portoro marble conical plinth and signed B Zach. References: Art Deco and other figures b...
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Theo Colenbrander Art Deco Vase for RAM pottery, 1...
Theo Colenbrander, Plateelbakkerij Ram, Jan Branger
Early 20th Century Dutch Art Deco Pottery
Art Deco vase with colourful pattern designed by Theo Colenbrander for Plateelbakkerij RAM (RAM pottery in Arnhem, The Netherlands). The pattern was handpainted on the earthenware vase ...
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Art Deco Entrance Doors and Side Panels
Urban Archaeology
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Art Deco Entrance Doors and Side Panels
Early 20th Century French Doors and Gates
Wrought Iron, Steel, Glass
These exquisite French art deco doors and side panels were designed by Louis Katona. The hand wrought iron doors feature bursts of curling plumes with four elegant birds in flight. Impr...
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Armand Albert Rateau Art Deco Giltwood and Silk Daybed
Kelly Gallery
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Armand Albert Rateau Art Deco Giltwood and Silk Da...
Armand Albert Rateau
Early 20th Century French Art Deco Day Beds
Giltwood, Silk
Exquisite daybed by Armand Albert Rateau(1882-1938) with carved giltwood frame ending in tapering bun feet Stamped twice: A A RATEAU/ 6183 Provenance: Jeanne Lanvin, Paris Literature...
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Art Deco Coral and Onyx Earrings
Art Deco Dangle Earrings
Coral, Onyx, Platinum
A pair of Art Deco earrings comprised of a coral button top and an onyx and diamond segment terminating in a carved coral amphora pendant, platinum.
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Dutch Art Deco Stained Glass Vase
Kunstconsult
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Dutch Art Deco Stained Glass Vase
Jaap Gidding
Early 20th Century Dutch Art Deco Glass
Great stained glass vase by Dutch artist Jaap Gidding, designed for the Leerdam Glassworks around 1926. For this object he employed abstract patterns of sinuous lines of irregular thick...
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Mauboussin Art Deco Aquamarine Rock Crystal Diamon...
Mauboussin
Vintage 1930s Art Deco Brooches
Aquamarine, Diamond, Rock Crystal, Platinum
A French Art Deco platinum brooch with aquamarine, diamonds and rock crystal by Mauboussin. The brooch has a rectangular cut aquamarine with an approximate total weight of 27.86 carats,...
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French 1927 Rug by Jean Lurçat (Myrbor)
Galerie Hadjer
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French 1927 Rug by Jean Lurçat (Myrbor)
Jean Lurcat, Maison Myrbor
Vintage 1920s French Art Deco Western European Rugs
Wool
Jean Lurçat : Rug "Les Génies" 1927. This rug was created by Jean Lurçat for manufactory of Myrbor in Paris. Handmade wool carpet with green, black, white and a touch of pink in the ...
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Baccarat Crystal Lamps by Jacques Adnet
Jacques Adnet
Vintage 1930s French Table Lamps
Pair of spherical Baccarat crystal lamps, pivoting on a nickel-plated bronze base. (The crystal globe is not attached to the base in such a way as to make the lamp adjustable).
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Art Deco Machine Age Celadon Ceramic Vase by Rum R...
Vintage 1930s American Art Deco Vases and Vessels
This stunning vase features a stylized Art Deco ball design with concentric tiered ring designs along the top form of the vase. The vase is an urn form and is in a rich Art Deco celadon...
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Pair of Ebonized Armchairs by Paul Follot
Paul Follot
Vintage 1920s French Armchairs
Fruitwood
Pair of ebonized fruitwood armchairs by Paul Follot For an illustration of a chair by Follot with very similar legs, see Quénioux, Gaston. Les arts décoratifs modernes - France. Pari...
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German Art Deco Period Air Travel Poster by Heise,...
K. Heise
Vintage 1930s German Art Deco Posters
German Art Deco period air travel poster by J. Heise, c. 1930. This piece promotes an "aerobus" that travels from Frankfurt to Koln Germany in one hours time. As currently custom matte...
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1930s Streamline Moderne Side Table by Belmont
Belmet Products
Vintage 1930s American Streamlined Moderne Side Tables
Formica
Wonderful side table in the manner of Walter Von Nessen made for Belmont Products Inc. Excellent condition and retains it's original Label.
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Original Art Deco Poster
Sarah Stocking Fine Antique Posters
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Original Art Deco Poster
Chassaing
20th Century French Art Deco Posters
This poster by Jean Chassaing, advertises "La Ligne Aurore", a line of women's shoes from Heyraud. The advertisement portrays a large shoe in the fashion of the Art Deco 'object poster...
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Jean Besnard Art Deco Ceramic Table Lamp
Jean Besnard
Vintage 1930s French Art Deco Table Lamps
Ceramic
This spherical lamp base has a double lace effect with ivory enamel against a white background. Has been rewired to U.S. standards. Signed: "Jean Besnard 1930" incised and enameled Je...
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Fine and Rare Art Deco Armchair by Jules Leleu
Maison Gerard
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Fine and Rare Art Deco Armchair by Jules Leleu
Jules Leleu
20th Century French Art Deco Chairs
Walnut, Upholstery
A fine and rare Art Deco armchair by Jules Leleu in walnut with gilt-bronze sabots Arm height: 26.25” This model is illustrated in several period images from the Leleu archives Bibl...
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Gaston Bigard Art Deco Dinanderie Circa 1930
Gaston Bigard
Vintage 1930s French Art Deco Vases and Vessels
Good dinanderie vase signed by the french metalworker Gaston Bigard. IMPORTANT NOTICE : - Free shipping from Paris to New York. For others destinations, please ask us. - All our piece...
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French Art Deco Set of Three Scent Bottles
Jack Mouchenik
20th Century French Art Deco Tableware
Glass, Silver, Enamel
Bottles with enamelled checkerboard pattern in blue, black and green around the top and with silver tops. Hallmarks: 950 silver/ JM insect Box: Height: 5 ¼" - Length: 5 ½"
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American Streamline Art Deco Vanity With Mirror
Tishu Miami
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American Streamline Art Deco Vanity With Mirror
Donald Deskey
Vintage 1930s American Art Deco Vanities
Mirror, Mahogany, Chrome, Bakelite
An American art deco streamline vanity attributed to Donald Deskey, en suite with the two night stands. It features a large mirror with chromed hardware on top. The chest of drawer is v...
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Early Art Deco Glass and Gilt-Bronze Chandelier
Unknown
20th Century French Art Deco Chandeliers and Pendants
Glass
An early Art Deco chandelier in molded glass and gilt-bronze
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Original Vintage Art Deco French Pilots Recruitmen...
Roger de Valerio
Vintage 1930s French Art Deco Posters
Original vintage French pilots recruitment poster issued by the Ministry of War. Art Deco image of three plane silhouettes in the colours of the French flag with a stylised image of a p...
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Art Deco Table Clock by Simonet Frères
Maison Gerard
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Art Deco Table Clock by Simonet Frères
Simonet Freres
Vintage 1920s French Art Deco Clocks
Bronze
Patinated bronze Art Deco clock by Simonet Frères This model of clock was exhibited in the 1925 Exposition Internationale des Arts Décoratifs et Industriels Modernes in Paris. For ...
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Set of Three Collectable Art Deco Plates by Ilse C...
Rörstrand Studio, Ilse Claussen
20th Century Swedish Art Deco Ceramics
This set of three highly collectable plates by Ilse Claussen were designed for Rorstrand of Sweden. In aqua blue-green glaze with stylized hand painted Art Deco detailing. Signed on the...
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