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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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Armchair, Boule Model, by Jules Leleu, circa 1930
By Jules Leleu
Armchair, Boule Model, by Jules Leleu, circa 1930
Jules Leleu
Vintage 1930s French Art Deco Armchairs
Velvet, Walnut
In walnut, the mounts ending by ball feet, covered of grey velvet. Origin: This model is part of the furniture made for the luxious cabins in the liner Atlantique (1928).
Art Deco Beaded Crystal Chandelier
Vintage 1930s French Art Deco Chandeliers and Pendants
Crystal, Nickel
Art Deco nickel plated double-tiered chandelier composed of beaded crystal strands arranged in the form of six-sided stars
Art Deco 'Boudoir' Grand Piano by Strohmenger, 1938
By J. Strohmenger & Sons
Art Deco 'Boudoir' Grand Piano by Strohmenger, 193...
J. Strohmenger & Sons
Vintage 1930s British Art Deco Collectibles and Curiosities
Leather, Macassar
Strohmenger, London. The definitive Art Deco boudoir baby grand piano of the finest quality. The demilune case and support exotically veneered in dark Macassar ebony with ivorine s...
Etching by Vala Moro, Vienna Depicting an Art Deco Dancing Nude
Etching by Vala Moro, Vienna Depicting an Art Deco...
Vala Moro
Vintage 1920s Austrian Art Deco Prints
Archival Paper
Vala Moro (1907), Vienna Art Deco dancing nude, circa 1924 Original colored etching, pencil-signed lower right and in etching “Vala Moro” Vala Moro (1907) was an Austrian-Hungarian...
Art Deco Pair of Marc Erol Candlesticks for La Cremaillere, 1930
By Marc Erol, La Cremaillere
Art Deco Pair of Marc Erol Candlesticks for La Cre...
Marc Erol, La Cremaillere
Vintage 1930s French Art Deco Candle Holders
Nickel
A pair of nickel-plated French Art Deco candlesticks designed by, Marc Erol for La Cremaillere, 1930.
René Lalique for le Côte d’Azur Pullman-Express, 1928
By René Lalique
René Lalique for le Côte d’Azur Pullman-Express,...
René Lalique
Vintage 1920s French Art Deco Wall-mounted Sculptures
Crystal, Wood
René Lalique (for le Côte d’Azur Pullman-Express) 1860-1945. Train panels for the Cote D'Azur Pullman Express of the Compagnie Internationale De Wagons Lits, France 1928. "Figurin...
French Art Deco Wrought-Iron and Slate Coffee Table
French Art Deco Wrought-Iron and Slate Coffee Tabl...
Unknown
Vintage 1930s French Art Deco Coffee and Cocktail Tables
Wrought Iron, Slate
This table has a top of multiple rectangular pieces of slate bordered by a wrought iron twisted rope atop two continuously curved wrought iron legs with rope decoration down centre and ...
Jules Leleu, Secretary Cabinet, France, circa 1930
By Jules Leleu
Jules Leleu, Secretary Cabinet, France, circa 1930...
Jules Leleu
20th Century French Art Deco Cabinets
Bronze, Walnut
Art Deco drop front secretary / cabinet in French walnut with nickeled bronze ornaments by Jules Leleu Provenance: A residence near Pau in the Pyrénées, southwestern France. For i...
French Art Deco Wrought Iron Grilles
French Art Deco Wrought Iron Grilles
Vintage 1940s French Art Deco Doors and Gates
Very heavy and well-made pair of hinged wrought iron grilles or gates, painted red, with orange colored primer paint visible beneath in small areas. Elegant symmetrical scrolling arabes...
Large French Art Deco Vase with Silver Ornaments, ...
ODYV
Vintage 1930s French Art Deco Ceramics
Ceramic
Large and elegant Art Deco amphora shaped vase, France, 1930s. Black glaze with geometric frieze style ornaments in chrome silver. The Art Deco style name was derived from the Expositi...
Henri Rischmann French Art Deco Silvered Bronze Paper Weight or Watch Stand
Henri Rischmann French Art Deco Silvered Bronze Pa...
Henri Rischmann
Early 20th Century French Art Deco Desk Accessories
Bronze, Marble
Silvered bronze cobra mounted on a white marble base. Signed: Rischmann / France. (Price shown is reduced price, no further trade discount)
Pair of Vintage French Art Deco Period "Normandie" Armchairs, circa 1930
Pair of Vintage French Art Deco Period "Normandie"...
Vintage 1930s French Art Deco Armchairs
Metal, Walnut
Receive our new selections direct from 1stdibs by email each week. Please click Follow Dealer below and see them first! A pair of sensational vintage French Art Deco period walnut an...
Swedish Art Deco Drop-Front Desk by Ferdinand Lundquist, circa 1920
By Ferdinand Lundquist
Swedish Art Deco Drop-Front Desk by Ferdinand Lund...
Ferdinand Lundquist
Vintage 1920s Swedish Art Deco Desks
Swedish inlaid Art Deco or neoclassical drop front secretaire or desk. Made at Ferdinand Lundquist in Gothenburg, Sweden, circa 1920. Exterior case in elm an birch. Inlay woods include ...
Venini - Laguna Vase
By Venini, Tomaso Buzzi
Venini - Laguna Vase
Venini, Tomaso Buzzi
Vintage 1930s Italian Art Deco Vases and Vessels
Murano Glass
A tall 'Laguna' vase designed by the Italian architect Tomaso Buzzi (1900-1981) and executed by Venini, glassworks in Murano,Italy. Model created circa 1933. 'Peach/pink' colour glass w...
Set of 12 Cocktail Glasses by Desny
By La Maison Desny
Set of 12 Cocktail Glasses by Desny
La Maison Desny
Vintage 1930s French Art Deco Sheffield and Silverplate
Set of 12 modernist cocktail glasses, silver plated metal; two cones pointing in opposite directions, joined by a triangular rod, on a circular base.
Art Deco Marquetry Center Table
Art Deco Marquetry Center Table
Vintage 1930s American Art Deco Center Tables
American. Signed: "Made by N. Nauta. Wichita, Ka. U.S.A. 1931" (underneath top) Mixed woods, marquetry design veneer. Condition: Excellent, very minor repairs to some lifting veneers...
De Coene Art Deco 'Scarab' Tapestry by M. Grootaerts
By De Coene Frères
De Coene Art Deco 'Scarab' Tapestry by M. Grootaer...
De Coene Frères
Vintage 1930s Belgian Art Deco Tapestries
Textile, Wool
Tapestry, in wool, by M. Grootaerts for De Coene, Belgium, 1933. Exceptional brown colored carpet designed by M. Grootaerts for the company of De Coene in Belgium. The tapestry is de...
René Herbst Walnut Front Casing Desk
By René Herbst
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 ...
Prouve wrought iron hall mirror, France, circa 1930s
By Victor Prouve
Prouve wrought iron hall mirror, France, circa 193...
Victor Prouve
Vintage 1930s French Art Deco Architectural Elements
Mirror, Iron
Prouve wrought iron hall mirror, France, circa 1950s.
French Art Deco Sideboard
French Art Deco Sideboard
Vintage 1930s French Art Deco Sideboards
Fine French Art Deco walnut and sycamore buffet or dresser with marquetry details. A matching table is available. Dealer Ref: 407
Daum Nancy's Glass Table Lamp, France, 1930
By Daum
Daum Nancy's Glass Table Lamp, France, 1930
Daum
Vintage 1930s French Art Deco Table Lamps
Glass
Table glass lamp made by Daum Nancy, France, circa 1930. Illuminable even in the spherical body. Dimensions: Diameter 35 cm, H 32 cm.
French Art Deco Console with Mirror Attributed to Raymond Subes
French Art Deco Console with Mirror Attributed to ...
Raymond Subes
Vintage 1930s French Art Deco Console Tables
Glass, Iron, Marble
A French Art Deco console table attributed to Raymond Subes, with scrolling leg and portoro gold marble top, together with a tall piriform beveled mirror, created circa 1930s.
"Diana the Huntress and her Greyhound 'circa 1938'...
Albert Leclerc
Vintage 1930s French Art Deco Wall-mounted Sculptures
Plaster
French Art Deco plaster relief "Diana the Huntress and her Greyhound (circa 1938) by (Albert Leclerc) designed for the decor of a private hunting lodge on the Île-de-France, the room ti...
Pair of American Art Deco Oversized Green Ceramic ...
Vintage 1920s American Art Deco Vases and Vessels
Ceramic
Pair of American (Ohio) Art Deco (circa 1920-1930) over size green ceramic urns with a hand decorated surface each flanked by the face of a lion.
Set of Four Sconces designed by Ruhlmann, 1925
By Émile-Jacques Ruhlmann
Set of Four Sconces designed by Ruhlmann, 1925
Émile-Jacques Ruhlmann
Vintage 1920s French Art Deco Wall Lights and Sconces
Bronze
Exceptional set of four silver-plated bronze sconces designed by Emile-Jacques Ruhlmann (1879-1933). Bronze casting by l'Art du bronze, France, circa 1925. Rewired for US, bayonet socke...
Léon Jallot, Early Art Deco side chair, France, c. 1922
By Léon Jallot
Léon Jallot, Early Art Deco side chair, France, c....
Léon Jallot
Vintage 1920s French Art Deco Side Chairs
Carved fruitwood Art Deco side chair by Léon Jallot. Provenance: This set of furniture, comprised of a pair of armchairs, a pair of side chairs, and a matching coffee table, was pur...
Jules Leleu, Rare Coffee Table, France, 1930
By Jules Leleu
On Hold
Jules Leleu, Rare Coffee Table, France, 1930
Jules Leleu
Vintage 1930s French Art Deco End Tables
Burl, Amboyna
Jules Leleu (1883-1961). Very rare and Fine Art Deco two tiered rectangular burled amboyna veneer side table by Jules Leleu, France, circa 1930. The table is stamped. The table has b...
Gustavsberg & Wilhelm Kåge, Glazed Stoneware and Silver Vase, Sweden
By Gustavsberg, Wilhelm Kåge
Gustavsberg & Wilhelm Kåge, Glazed Stoneware and ...
Gustavsberg, Wilhelm Kåge
Vintage 1930s Swedish Art Deco Vases and Vessels
Silver, Stoneware
Glazed stoneware vase with silver overlay by Wilhelm Kåge, circa 1930 Signed: Gustavsberg, Argenta Numbered: 1076 IV.
French Art Deco Wrought Iron Cheval Mirror
Vintage 1930s French Art Deco Floor Mirrors and Full-Length Mirrors
Mirror, Wrought Iron
French Art Deco wrought iron cheval mirror with an arch form top and open filigree border resting on a tiered rectangular pedestal base.
Important Art Deco Mythological Gilt Wall Plaque
Vintage 1930s American Art Deco Decorative Art
Gold Leaf, Plaster, Silver Leaf
Art Deco round gilt and silver gilt filigree wall plaque. Showing the goddess Diana hunting with her dog.
Art Deco Compact by Cartier
By Cartier
Art Deco Compact by Cartier
Cartier
Vintage 1930s French Boxes
Cartier captures the essence of Art Deco sophistication with this elegant gold box. Crafted entirely of 18-karat yellow gold, this exceptional objet d'art bears a sleek geometric patter...
Emile-Jacques Ruhlmann French Art Deco 'Drouant' Side Chair
By Émile-Jacques Ruhlmann
Emile-Jacques Ruhlmann French Art Deco 'Drouant' S...
Émile-Jacques Ruhlmann
Early 20th Century French Art Deco Side Chairs
Silk, Ebony, Macassar
Macassar ebony and silk upholstered side chair ending in bone sabots on front legs. Ruhlmann designed this elegant and comfortable model for the Restaurant Drouant, Paris in 1924. Oak ...
Boris Jean Lacroix French Art Deco Nickel and Frosted Glass Table Lamp
Boris Jean Lacroix French Art Deco Nickel and Fros...
Boris Jean Lacroix
Vintage 1930s French Art Deco Table Lamps
Brass, Glass
With a nickeled brass base and column holding a cylindrical frosted glass shade. With original French electrical components, but newly rewired to American standard and with dimmer swi...
Pair of Franz Hagenauer Nickel Plated Bronze Heads
By Franz Hagenauer
Pair of Franz Hagenauer Nickel Plated Bronze Heads...
Franz Hagenauer
Vintage 1930s Austrian Art Deco Sculptures
Nickel, Brass
Highly Stylized Pair of Sculpted Heads of a Man and Woman by Franz Hagenauer. The Oval Shaped Heads on Long Cylindrical Necks have uniquely applied details. Each Head is fully marked o...
Maurice Dufrène, Rare Amaranth Occasional Table, France, circa 1925
Maurice Dufrène, Rare Amaranth Occasional Table, F...
Maurice Dufrène
Vintage 1920s French Art Deco End Tables
Amaranth and ebony occasional table with mother-of-pearl and ebony inlay on fruitwood, by Maurice Dufrène This model was displayed in the Exposition internationale des arts décoratif...
Pair of Paul Dupré-Lafon Table Lamps
By Paul Dupré-Lafon
Pair of Paul Dupré-Lafon Table Lamps
Paul Dupré-Lafon
Vintage 1930s French Art Deco Table Lamps
Leather
Two table lamps by Paul Dupré-Lafon for Hermès signed with impressed manufacturer's mark to underside [Hermès Paris Dèposè] The bases of each lamp are formed of stacked box leather ...
Deskey Desk Machine Age Desk
By Donald Deskey
Deskey Desk Machine Age Desk
Donald Deskey
Vintage 1930s American Art Deco Desks
Walnut
Rare desk in walnut and banded copper-plated aluminum, designed by Donald Deskey and produced by Ypsilanti Reed Furniture Company, circa 1929. A strong statement of Machine Age aestheti...
Pietro Milandri Art Deco Hand Painted and Luster Glazed Maritime Wall Charger
Pietro Milandri Art Deco Hand Painted and Luster G...
Pietro Melandri
Vintage 1930s Italian Art Deco Ceramics
Ceramic
A Pietro Melandri Art Deco Wall Charger in Mint Condition with 2 Applied Ships and a Fish in the Sea. Circa 1930, signed on the back Milandri and the Artists Monogram.
French Art Deco Rosewood and Silver End Table, Att...
Studio Leleu
Vintage 1930s French Art Deco End Tables
Rosewood, Silver
French Art Deco round rosewood end table with a geometric diamond design top and open apron with silver sabot feet (att: Leleu).
Pair of French Art Deco Glass Sconces by Sabino
By Sabino Art Glass
Pair of French Art Deco Glass Sconces by Sabino
Sabino Art Glass
Vintage 1930s French Art Deco Wall Lights and Sconces
Chrome, Glass
Designed by Sabino, this striking pair of 1930s French glass wall sconces features a geometric stave accented with a bottom finial beneath a band of chrome plated filigree trim joining ...
Set of Twelve 1930 French Art Deco Mahogany Staine...
Émile-Jacques Ruhlmann
Vintage 1930s French Art Deco Side Chairs
Oak, Upholstery
Set of 12 French side chairs designed by Jacques Emile Ruhlmann in 1930 for the "Cité Universitaire" in Paris. These stained mahogany side chairs were designed with square backs, cente...
Pierre Le Faguays French Art Deco 'Victory' Bronze Sculpture
By Pierre Le Faguays
Pierre Le Faguays French Art Deco 'Victory' Bronze...
Pierre Le Faguays
Vintage 1930s French Art Deco Sculptures
Bronze, Macassar, Ebony
This green patinated bronze sculpture is mounted on a Macassar ebony tiered base. Signed P. LeFaguays / Susse Fres. Ed. Paris / foundry stamp of Susse Frères Editeurs Paris / bronze / ...
Pair of 1930's German Art Deco Armchairs by Walter...
Walter Knoll
Vintage 1930s German Art Deco Armchairs
Chrome, Leather
Pair of 1930's German Art Deco armchairs by Walter Knoll. The chairs feature Bauhaus-inspired open-design chrome frames, as well as seats and backs upholstered in tufted light brown lea...
Jacques Emile Ruhlmann Beautiful French Art Deco Rug
By Émile-Jacques Ruhlmann
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 20th century. An especially large piece, this French rug is characteriz...
Edgar Brandt French Art Deco Pair of Wrought Iron Cobra Bookends
Edgar Brandt French Art Deco Pair of Wrought Iron ...
Edgar Brandt
Early 20th Century French Art Deco Home Accents
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.
Round Art Deco Wall Mirror Attributed to Raymond S...
Raymond Subes
Vintage 1930s French Art Deco Wall Mirrors
Mirror, Wrought Iron
French Art Deco wall mirror attributed to Raymond Subes. The mirror is round in form and framed in wrought iron with a quadruple scroll side detail and filigree design bottom.
Jean Dunand French Art Deco Coquille d'Oeuf and Black Lacquered Vase
Jean Dunand French Art Deco Coquille d'Oeuf and Bl...
Jean Dunand
Early 20th Century French Art Deco Vases and Vessels
Brass, Lacquer
Brass with geometric coquille d'oeuf on black lacquer ground. Signed in red lacquer Jean Dunand. In 1912, Dunand learned the ancient and traditional art of Asian lacquerwork from t...
Rare Art Deco Tea Cabinet by Michel de Klerk, 1916
By Michel De Klerk, T. Woonhuys
Rare Art Deco Tea Cabinet by Michel de Klerk, 1916...
Unknown, 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...
Pair of Lajos Kozma Upholstered Art Deco Armchairs...
Lajos Kozma
Vintage 1930s Hungarian Art Deco Lounge Chairs
Walnut, Upholstery
Attributed to Hungarian designer Lajos Kozma, this pair of upholstered walnut armchairs feature open, geometric form arms and are supported by four square legs.
Boris Jean Lacroix French Art Deco Desk Lamp
By Boris Jean Lacroix
Boris Jean Lacroix French Art Deco Desk Lamp
Boris Jean Lacroix
20th Century French Art Deco Table Lamps
Brass, Glass
Walnut desk lamp with nickelled brass movable hemispherical shade and ashtray and with bakelite switch. Literature: “Le Luminaire” by Guillaume Janneau, Editions d’Art Charles Morea...
'Napier Campbell Bluebird, 1927’ by Roy Nockolds
By Roy Nockolds
'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...
Emile-Jacques Ruhlmann, "Fauteuil Guindé", Armchair, France, circa 1925
By Émile-Jacques Ruhlmann
Emile-Jacques Ruhlmann, "Fauteuil Guindé", Armchai...
Émile-Jacques Ruhlmann
20th Century French Art Deco Armchairs
Mahogany, Fabric
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 ...
Important Cartier Art Deco Yellow Gold, Onyx and E...
Cartier
Early 20th Century Art Deco Desk Accessories
Yellow Gold, Onyx
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...
Art Deco Stone Sculpture of a Lioness
Art Deco Stone Sculpture of a Lioness
Unknown
20th Century European Art Deco Sculptures
Stone
She seems to hide all looks that have ever fallen, into her, so that, like an audience, she can look them over, menacing and sullen, and curl to sleep with them. Rainer Maria Rilk...
Osvaldo Borsani Italian Console
By Osvaldo Borsani
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
King Sized Gold Leaf And Lacquer Art Deco Hamanaka...
Katsu Hamanaka
Vintage 1930s French Art Deco Bedroom Furniture
Wood, Gold Leaf, Lacquer
King sized headboard attributed to French Art Deco designer Katsu Hamanaka. This headboard's rectilinear form is crowned with a stepped pediment whose geometry is echoed by the applied ...
French Faience Cachepot with Gilt Detail
By Digoin & Sarreguemines
French Faience Cachepot with Gilt Detail
Digoin & Sarreguemines
Vintage 1920s French Art Deco Vases and Vessels
Faience, Majolica
Cobalt blue faience cachepot by Sarreguemines - Digoin - Vitry-le-François (formerly Utzschneider & Cie of Sarreguemines, France), with raised gilt decoration and a turquoise interior ...
Exceptional Cabinet by Christian Krass, circa 1930
By Christian Krass
Exceptional Cabinet by Christian Krass, circa 1930...
Christian Krass
Vintage 1930s French Art Deco Cabinets
Bronze, Amboyna
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 fr...
Jean Dunand Art Deco Fruitwood and Lacquered Small Table Box
Jean Dunand Art Deco Fruitwood and Lacquered Small...
Jean Dunand
Early 20th Century French Art Deco Boxes
Fruitwood, Lacquer
Fruitwood with lacquer and metal, design by Jean Lambert-Rucki In 1912, Dunand learned the ancient and traditional art of Asian lacquerwork from the Japanese master lacquer artist S...
French Deco Rug by Paule Leleu
By Paule Leleu
French Deco Rug by Paule Leleu
Paule Leleu
Early 20th Century French Art Deco Western European Rugs
Wool
French Deco Rug by Paule Leleu