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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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Dimensions: H 7.5 in. W 14.63 in. D 2.63 in.
Dealer Location: Shippensburg, PA
Materials & Techniques: Belgian Black Marble, Bronze
Fine Authentic Maurice Prost Bronze Sculpture of "...
Susse Frères, Maurice Prost
Vintage 1930s French Art Deco Sculptures
Belgian Black Marble, Bronze
A powerful and sleek model of a black panther walking, this work captures the Art Deco movement with its mechanized minimalism and proportions while in every way representing the spirit...
Dimensions: H 20 in. Dm 8 in.
Dealer Location: New York, NY
Materials & Techniques: Nickel, Brass
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...
Dimensions: H 28.13 in. W 9.25 in. D 8.25 in.
Dealer Location: New York, NY
Materials & Techniques: Bronze, Macassar, Ebony
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 / ...
Dimensions: H 7.75 in. W 5.75 in. D 4.5 in.
Dealer Location: New York, NY
Materials & Techniques: Wrought Iron
Edgar Brandt French Art Deco Pair of Wrought Iron ...
Edgar Brandt
Early 20th Century French Art Deco Sculptures
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.
Art Deco Stone Sculpture of a Lioness
Dimensions: H 9 in. W 4 in. D 5 in.
Dealer Location: New York, NY
Materials & Techniques: Stone
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...
Dimensions: H 10.04 in. W 10.83 in. D 3.74 in.
Dealer Location: Antwerp, BE
Materials & Techniques: Bronze, Marble
French Art Deco silvered bronze sculpture of a clo...
Marcel Bouraine
Mid-20th Century French Art Deco Sculptures
Bronze, Marble
Art Deco bronze sculpture of Pierette or femaie clown by Marcel Andre Bouraine. (1886-1948) Signature: Bouraine. Foundry mark: LN seal. Les neveux de Lehmann, Paris. This model i...
'Gladiator' Bronze Sculpture by Constant Ambroise Roux
Dimensions: H 17.5 in. W 15 in. D 6.13 in.
Dealer Location: New York, NY
Materials & Techniques: Bronze, Marble
'Gladiator' Bronze Sculpture by Constant Ambroise ...
Constant Roux
Early 20th Century French Art Deco Sculptures
Bronze, Marble
This patinated bronze bust of a gladiator is cast from a model from his full figure and is on a grey/green and amethyst mottled marble base. Inscribed 'Constant Roux, Susse Frs Edts Par...
Dimensions: H 20.5 in. W 5 in. D 16 in.
Dealer Location: New York, NY
Materials & Techniques: Wood
Manya Konolei Carved and Stained Wood Sculpture of...
Manya Konolei
Vintage 1930s French Art Deco Sculptures
Wood
This wood sculpture of a downward looking head wearing a hat with flaps has a triangular wing coming off the rear. It is mounted on a cylindrical base. Konolei is an American, who worke...
Rare Art Deco Sconce signed Sabino
Dimensions: H 10.63 in. W 10.63 in. D 11.42 in.
Dealer Location: Saarbruecken, DE
Materials & Techniques: Glass, Bronze
Rare Art Deco Sconce signed Sabino
Marius-Ernest Sabino
Vintage 1930s French Art Deco Sculptures
Glass, Bronze
Art Deco Wall Sconce, bronze, France around 1930, signed Sabino, Paris. 100% unrestored original condition. Just off the Wall! Frosted glass details! Width 29 cm ( 11,2 in) Length...
Georges Tribout Bronze Figural Table Lamp
Dimensions: H 19.25 in. W 9.5 in. D 6.25 in.
Dealer Location: Long Island City, NY
Materials & Techniques: Bronze, Onyx
Georges Tribout Bronze Figural Table Lamp
George-Henri Tribout
Vintage 1930s French Art Deco Sculptures
Bronze, Onyx
Georges Henri Tribout (1884-1962). French Art Deco table Lamp in patinated bronze, depicting a seated nude woman holding the reflector cone, mounted on a two-tiered onyx base, Signed ...
Bronze 1920s Sculpture by Victor Rousseau
Dimensions: H 15.5 in. W 7 in. D 4.5 in.
Dealer Location: New York, NY
Materials & Techniques: Bronze
Bronze 1920s Sculpture by Victor Rousseau
Victor Rousseau
Early 20th Century Belgian Art Deco Sculptures
Bronze
Victor Rousseau (Belgian, 1865-1954). Patinated bronze of draped striding Primavera figure, her hair adorned with a wreath of flowers. Raised on a stepped marble base. Signed and date...
Dimensions: H 4 ft. W 28 in. D 1 in.
Dealer Location: New York, NY
Materials & Techniques: Bronze
Art Deco Patinated Bronze Relief of the Discus Thr...
Early 20th Century Unknown Art Deco Sculptures
Bronze
The life-size muscular figure rests his left hand on his right knee, and holds a discus in his raised left arm. He stands on an elliptical base. Inspired by the famous Classical Gree...
Bronze Cat Bookends
Dimensions: H 7.87 in. W 2.76 in. D 5.91 in.
Dealer Location: London, GB
Materials & Techniques: Bronze
Bronze Cat Bookends
Vintage 1930s Unknown Art Deco Sculptures
Bronze
An unusual pair of Art Deco, patinated bronze bookends in the form of stylized, stretching cats.
Dimensions: H 21.5 in. W 17.25 in. D 3.5 in.
Dealer Location: Los Angeles, CA
Large Impressive Art Deco Hagenauer Walnut & Coppe...
Hagenauer Werkstätte
20th Century Austrian Art Deco Sculptures
This very rare, tall and graceful Hagenauer scutpture was most likely modeled after Isadora Duncan or possibly Josephine Baker. It is in perfect original condition and fully marked on ...
Dimensions: H 9 in. W 17.5 in. D 5.5 in.
Dealer Location: New York, NY
Art Deco Crackle Glaze Ceramic Polar Bear on Lands...
Lemanceau
20th Century French Art Deco Sculptures
This Art Deco ceramic Polar bear on landscape by Lemanceau features a creme crackle glazed ceramic finish. This piece is in excellent condition.
Dimensions: H 11 in. Dm 6 in.
Dealer Location: Los Angeles, CA
Materials & Techniques: Bronze, Marble
1920s Art Deco Bronze Warrior Woman Statue by Jose...
Josef Lorenzl
Early 20th Century Austrian Art Deco Sculptures
Bronze, Marble
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Large ski bronze by Frederic Focht, c. 1930
Dimensions: H 15.75 in. W 23.62 in. D 7.09 in.
Dealer Location: London, GB
Materials & Techniques: Bronze, Marble
Large ski bronze by Frederic Focht, c. 1930
Frederic Focht
Vintage 1930s French Other Sculptures
Bronze, Marble
A large, green-patinated Art Deco bronze sculpture of a female skier in traditional attire, descending an alpine slope, mounted on a Portoro marble base, signed 'Fred.C.Focht' in the br...
Dimensions: H 7.5 in. W 5 in. D 5 in.
Dealer Location: New York, NY
Materials & Techniques: Stoneware
Knud Kyhn for Royal Copenhagen Glazed Stoneware Sc...
Royal Copenhagen
Early 20th Century Danish Modern Sculptures
Stoneware
The monkey is seated with arms held against its body and has a dark brown glaze with highlights. It was made by Knud Kyhn for Royal Copenhagen and is marked on the bottom 20133 over the...
Art Deco Bronze Panther by J. Davergne
Dimensions: H 10.6 in. W 23.6 in. D 6.5 in.
Dealer Location: Long Island City, NY
Materials & Techniques: Bronze, Marble
Art Deco Bronze Panther by J. Davergne
J. Davergne
Vintage 1930s French Art Deco Sculptures
Bronze, Marble
A French Art Deco Panther by J. Davergne, green patinated bronze on marble base, circa 1930s, incised signature on the marble. Measures: 23.6" x 6.5" x 10.6".
Dimensions: H 7 in. W 4.5 in. D 8 in.
Dealer Location: New York, NY
Materials & Techniques: Marble
Pair of French Art Deco Seal Bookends Signed Freco...
Frecourt
Vintage 1930s French Art Deco Sculptures
Marble
Pair of Art Deco bookends signed Frecourt, each featuring a silver plated bronze seal propped against a green marble base as if reaching towards a spherical finial carved in imitation ...
French Art Deco Gladatorial Scene by Michel Decoux
Dimensions: H 18.5 in. W 4 ft. D 19.75 in.
Dealer Location: New York, NY
Materials & Techniques: Marble, Bronze
French Art Deco Gladatorial Scene by Michel Decoux...
Vintage 1930s French Art Deco Sculptures
Marble, Bronze
Signed by French Art Deco artist Michel Decoux, this dynamic bronze sculptural group rests upon a veined black marble base and depicts a kneeling warrior or hunter inclined to strike a ...