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André Arbus Furniture

French, 1903-1969

French architect, sculptor and designer André Arbus was destined to become one of the 20th century’s finest furniture makers. According to him, the craft was in his blood. “I come from an old family of cabinetmakers,” he once said. “From father to son for a very long time. In other words, I was born in a cabinet-making workshop.”

Born in Toulouse in 1903, Arbus spent his childhood working in his father’s business which sold reproductions of 18th century French furniture. He later studied at the École des Beaux-Arts in Toulouse under sculptor Henry Parayre. 

After graduating, Arbus returned to work with his father as the business’s artistic director. When his father retired, Arbus transformed the company from selling furniture reproductions to one that produced his own formidable designs, including cocktail tables, sofa tables and floor lamps that merged neoclassicism with Art Deco and featured alluring modernist characteristics.

In 1925, Arbus exhibited at several shows, including the Salon des Artistes Décorateurs, Exposition des Arts Décoratifs, Salon d’Automne, the Gallery L’Epoque and won a medal at the International Exhibition of Modern Decorative and Industrial Arts, which brought the Art Deco style to the global stage.

Arbus moved to Paris in 1932, won the prestigious Premier Prix Blumenthal in 1934 and opened his own gallery in 1935. His sconces, chandeliers and dining room tables attracted a steady clientele of some of Paris’s wealthiest. Arbus exhibited at the 1939 World’s Fair in New York and, throughout the 1940s, received numerous notable commissions. The French government gave many of his pieces as gifts to visiting foreign heads of state. He furnished several luxury ocean liners, collaborated with Maison Veronese on a line of lighting fixtures and was tasked to build a jewel cabinet for Princess Elizabeth.

In 1946, Arbus participated in the refurbishment of the Élysée Palace and the Château de Rambouillet with fellow French architects and designers Louis Süe and Jean-Charles Moreux

Arbus focused on sculpture throughout the 1950s until he died in 1969, drawing inspiration from eminent sculptors such as Vadim Androusov and Sylva Bernt. Today, Arbus’s works can be found in museums around the world.

On 1stDibs, find a range of vintage André Arbus lighting, tables and seating.

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Creator: André Arbus
Rare 1930s Table Lamp by Andre Arbus and Raymond Subes
By André Arbus, Raymond Subes
Located in London, GB
An extremely rare table lamp by two French design masters. This perfectly proportioned hammered metal table light is wonderfully refined in detail...
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1930s European Vintage André Arbus Furniture

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Metal

Pair French André Arbus Neoclassical Brass Hand Sconces, 1950s
By Maison Jansen, Arlus, André Arbus
Located in NUEMBRECHT, NRW
These unusual vintage sconces were designed and manufactured in France in the 1950s. They feature brass / bronzed torchiere lights with (new) hand made black silk fabric lamp shades....
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1950s French Mid-Century Modern Vintage André Arbus Furniture

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Brass

20th Century Pair of French Vintage Art Deco Oakwood Armchairs by André Arbus
By André Arbus
Located in West Palm Beach, FL
A vintage French Art Deco pair of armchairs made of hand crafted shellac polished Oakwood, designed and produced by André Arbus in good condition. The detailed dining room chairs hav...
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Early 20th Century French Art Deco André Arbus Furniture

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Fabric, Upholstery, Velvet, Oak

André Arbus Rare and Important Semanier with Stunning Inlays 1950s
By André Arbus
Located in New York, NY
Rare and important semanier with drop down front at top, in cherry with impressive inlays and exquisite brass pulls and trim, by André Arbus, France 1950's. Drop down compartment at ...
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1950s French Art Deco Vintage André Arbus Furniture

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Brass

An Important Pair of French Wall Appliques/Lights Attributed to André Leon Arbus
By André Arbus
Located in Benington, Herts
A rare and important pair of French Mid 20th century wall appliqués / wall lights from the French Art Deco period attributed to André Leon Arbus and Gilbert Poillerat. Two pairs avai...
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Mid-20th Century French Mid-Century Modern André Arbus Furniture

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Glass

Small sideboard or cabinet by André Arbus- France 1940
By André Arbus
Located in Girona, ES
Small sideboard or cabinet in solid wood (oak and cherry) and cherry veneer, fine mahogany rods on the doors, polished bronze “doves” medallion on the central door, polished brass ha...
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1940s French Mid-Century Modern Vintage André Arbus Furniture

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Brass, Bronze

André Arbus pair of Sconces
By André Arbus
Located in Miami, FL
Exceptional pairs of Arbus bronze sconces , hands holding a torch. Size of the back plate 3.5" H 2" W. Wattage 60 bulb. Priced by pair. 60w each. Priced by pair. US wired and in wor...
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1940s French Neoclassical Vintage André Arbus Furniture

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Bronze, Brass

André Arbus pair of celadon green lacquered wardrobes gilt brass 1930
By André Arbus
Located in Paris, IDF
This unique pair of André Arbus wardrobes is sure to add an element of French neoclassicism chic to any room. It was designed by André Arbus in the late 1930s. Made out of solid oak wood, each wardrobe is decorated with André Arbus celadon green lacquer signature. The orientalist mirror frame is covered with gold leaf. The large bronze rope handle is also gilt, as well as the frieze. All the details are a wonderful example of the French neoclassicism of André Arbus. Each wardrobe features inside three oak wood shelves, with one drawer. The large central and side mirrors make these wardrobes suitable as bedroom or dressing armoires...
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1930s French Art Deco Vintage André Arbus Furniture

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Brass

Pair of Arbus Sconces, 4 pairs available
By André Arbus
Located in Miami, FL
Three pairs of Andre Arbus wall sconces. Bronze back plate and painted bronze hand. Nice and original old patina. 10" height with the shade, ...
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20th Century French Neoclassical André Arbus Furniture

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Brass, Bronze

Art Deco Period Cherrywood Armchair by André Arbus
By André Arbus
Located in Montreal, QC
Art Deco Period cherrywood armchair by André Arbus.
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1940s French Art Deco Vintage André Arbus Furniture

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Cherry

André Arbus Dining Room Set.
By André Arbus
Located in Paris, FR
André Arbus dining room set. Oak table in ebonized pearwood. 8 chairs and 2 armchairs with medallion backrest, conical front and saber back legs. Covered in Havana velvet. 

Table ...
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1940s French Vintage André Arbus Furniture

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Velvet, Ebony, Pearwood

André Arbus Bronze Hand Sconces Opaline Glass Globes French Provincial, Pair
By André Arbus
Located in Miami, FL
Superb pair of heavy bronze hand sconces by André Arbus with opaline glass shades. Perfect working condition each takes one max. 40 watts light bul...
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1940s French Mid-Century Modern Vintage André Arbus Furniture

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Brass, Bronze

Andre Arbus Cabinet with Vitrine
By André Arbus
Located in Philadelphia, PA
French Art Deco cabinet with vitrine. Rosewood with beveled glass sliding doors and bronze mounts, circa 1938.
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1930s French Art Deco Vintage André Arbus Furniture

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Rosewood

André Arbus French Bronze Neoclassical Hand Sconces, Wall Lamps, Pair
By André Arbus
Located in Miami, FL
Very elegant André Arbus French bronze neoclassical hand sconces, wall lamps. Priced by pair. US rewiring and each takes a light bulb max. 40 watts. Measures: back-plate measures:...
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1950s French Mid-Century Modern Vintage André Arbus Furniture

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Brass, Bronze

André Arbus French Bronze Hand Sconces, Wall Lights Black Gold Cone Shade, Pair
By André Arbus
Located in Miami, FL
Superb pair of bronze hand sconces designed by André Arbus in France. The pair comes with black and gold paper cone shade. US rewiring and each takes one light bulb with max. 40 wa...
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1940s French Mid-Century Modern Vintage André Arbus Furniture

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Brass, Bronze

Art Deco Buffet/Cabinet by André Arbus
By André Arbus, Vadim Androusov
Located in Miami, FL
This Art Deco 2-door buffet/cabinet with cleaned designed lines was constructed in 1937 by Andre Arbus in solid Rosewood with a signed Androussov's Bronze Medalion lock of "The Head ...
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20th Century French Art Deco André Arbus Furniture

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Bronze

circa 1950s Sycamore Sideboard in the Style of Andre Arbus
By André Arbus
Located in London, GB
Lovel Sycamore Sideboard by French Artist Andre Arbus Lovely Shaped Sycamore Structure Amazing Attention To Detail Top has been Repolished and Sideboard is now in lovely Condition...
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Mid-20th Century French André Arbus Furniture

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Sycamore

1940s Pair of Armchairs by André Arbus
By André Arbus
Located in Paris, FR
A beautiful variation from a set commissioned in 1945 by Georges Fontaine, administrator of the Mobilier national, for the layout of Jacques Jaujard'...
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1940s French Neoclassical Vintage André Arbus Furniture

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Oak

Pair of Armchairs by Andre Arbus
By André Arbus
Located in Ciudad Autónoma Buenos Aires, C
Pair of armchairs designed by Andre Arbus (1903-1996). Oak wood with silver colored patina and leather upholstery. France, circa 1940.
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1940s French Art Deco Vintage André Arbus Furniture

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Leather, Oak

Pair Andre Arbus Bronze Sconces Wall Lamps Blown Opaline Glass Shade France
By André Arbus
Located in Miami, FL
Bronze Arbus Bronze French sconces featuring a hand holding a torch. Opposite hands, circa 1940s Measurements: Projection to the wall: 4.5 inches. Back-plate: 3.5 inches diameter. W...
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1940s French Mid-Century Modern Vintage André Arbus Furniture

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Bronze

André Arbus Pair of Sycamore Brass Neoclassical Gueridon Tables 1940s
By André Arbus
Located in Paris, IDF
This elegant André Arbus pair of gueridons is sure to add an element of French neoclassicism chic to any room. It was designed and produced by André Arbus in the late 1940s. With sha...
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1940s French Neoclassical Vintage André Arbus Furniture

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Brass

Mid-Century Set of four Armchairs by André Arbus.
By André Arbus
Located in Miami, FL
Pair of Sycamore Armchairs by French Designer André Arbus upholstered in an Art Deco pattern fabric. Documented in the Andre Arbus book. Made in Franc...
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Mid-20th Century French Art Deco André Arbus Furniture

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Silk, Sycamore

Mid-Century Sycamore Wood Coffee Table by André Arbus
By André Arbus
Located in Miami, FL
Sycamore wood round table/coffee table by French designer André Arbus.
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20th Century French Art Deco André Arbus Furniture

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Sycamore

André Arbus, 1940 Ceiling Light, Veronese Editions
By André Arbus
Located in Mouscron, WHT
André Arbus, 1940 ceiling light, Veronese editions, Circa 1930-1940. Murano glass and crystal.
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Mid-20th Century Italian Art Deco André Arbus Furniture

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Crystal

André Arbus Pair of Ash Wood Neoclassical Armchairs, 1940s
By André Arbus
Located in Paris, IDF
These elegant André Arbus armchairs are sure to add an element of French neoclassicism chic to any room in your home. They were designed and prod...
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1940s French Neoclassical Vintage André Arbus Furniture

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Brass

Andre Arbus Bronze Sconces Black Finish Hand Holding Light, Wall Lamp 1950 Pair
By André Arbus
Located in Miami, FL
Superb pair of Andre Arbus style sconces in bronze, black finished Hand holding one light, very heavy and well done. The Pair comes with Custom made Black & Gold Paper Shade. US re...
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1950s French Neoclassical Vintage André Arbus Furniture

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Bronze

André Arbus Pair of Ash Wood Neoclassical Armchairs, 1940s
By André Arbus
Located in Paris, IDF
These elegant André Arbus armchairs are sure to add an element of French neoclassicism chic to any room in your home. They were designed and prod...
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1940s French Neoclassical Vintage André Arbus Furniture

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Brass

Pair of Bronze and Brass Arbus Sconces
By André Arbus
Located in Miami, FL
3 pairs available of Arbus bronze and brass wall sconces . Size of the back bronze part (going on the wall): 3.5" H, 2" W, 8" projection...
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20th Century French Mid-Century Modern André Arbus Furniture

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Brass, Bronze

André Arbus Ash Wood Neoclassical Coffee Table 1940s
By André Arbus
Located in Paris, IDF
This elegant André Arbus coffee table is sure to add an element of French neoclassicism chic to any room in your home. It was designed and pro...
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1940s French Neoclassical Vintage André Arbus Furniture

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Brass

Andre Arbus Pair of Brass & Bronze Sconces, Wall Lights, 2 Pairs Available
By André Arbus
Located in Miami, FL
Superb pair of bronze sconces, wall lamps by Andre Arbus. Two patina, black and brass. US rewired and in working condition. Two-light per sconce, 40 watts max per bulb. 2 pairs a...
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1950s French Mid-Century Modern Vintage André Arbus Furniture

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Brass, Bronze, Metal

Andre Arbus and Gilbert Poillerat Small Table
By André Arbus, Gilbert Poillerat
Located in Philadelphia, PA
French Forties Art Deco petite drinks/coffee/cocktail table designed by Andre Arbus and executed by Gilbert Poillerat, circa 1945 in patinated iron with gilt details. This small gem ...
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1940s French Art Deco Vintage André Arbus Furniture

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Iron

Art Deco Period Cherrywood Desk Chair by André Arbus
By André Arbus
Located in Montreal, QC
Art Deco Period cherrywood desk chair by André Arbus. with brand new upholstering.
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1940s French Art Deco Vintage André Arbus Furniture

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Cherry

Andre Arbus Pair of Small Benches
By André Arbus
Located in Philadelphia, PA
Pair of x-shaped small benches, French, circa 1937, by Andre Arbus. Chene ceruse. 20" wide x 16" deep x 17.5" high. Andre Arbus (1903-1969) French Art Deco Architect and Designer, ANDRE ARBUS, WAS born in Toulouse, France. A third-generation cabinetmaker, Arbus became active in the Salons of the Societe des Artistes Decorateurs and the Salon d’Automne in Paris in 1925 at the young age of 22. His work included commissions for the 1922 oceanliner Bretagne, the 1927 La Provence and Ile-de-France as well as the 1961 France. He often used rare and exotic materials in his refined designs. These were elegant and pure and often gave the appearance of fragility – as in his neo-classical presentation at the Paris International Exposition of 1937. He compared the joints in his furniture to the joints of the human hand. His commissions also included private townhouses as well as Le Mobilier National for which designed a desk for U.S. Ambassador W. H. Harriman, and the post World War II Medici Room of the Chateau de Rambouillet...
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1930s French Art Deco Vintage André Arbus Furniture

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Wood

André Arbus Living Set Ash Wood Four Armchairs Coffee Table 1940s
By André Arbus
Located in Paris, IDF
This elegant André Arbus living room set is sure to add an element of French neoclassicism chic to any room in your home. Including four armchairs and a coffee table, it was designed...
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1940s French Neoclassical Vintage André Arbus Furniture

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Brass

French Art Deco Mahogany Secretary Cabinet by André Arbus and Vadim Androusssov
By André Arbus
Located in Montreal, QC
Frenh Art Deco period mahogany cabinet secretary by André Arbus and Vadim Androussov decorated with a bronze patinated bronze cartouche of a female figure. France: circa 1940 Provena...
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1940s French Art Deco Vintage André Arbus Furniture

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Mahogany

Veronese Concorde Wall Sconce
By André Arbus, Veronese
Located in Boston, MA
Gold sconce in crystal leaf. New and made-to-order. Product of France.
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2010s French Modern André Arbus Furniture

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Steel

Side Table by Andre Arbus
By André Arbus
Located in Bridgewater, CT
Andre Arbus side table. Cream lacquer and parchment, signed twice. Measures: Height 19", width 22.5", depth 16".
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1950s French Mid-Century Modern Vintage André Arbus Furniture

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Wood, Parchment Paper

Art Deco Mahogany Coffee Table by Andre Arbus
By André Arbus
Located in Montreal, QC
Art Deco mahogany coffee table by Andre Arbus. Provenance: this buffet is part of a suite commissioned by Andre Arbus's personal physician .
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1940s French Art Deco Vintage André Arbus Furniture

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Mahogany

Andre Arbus Coffee Table
By André Arbus
Located in Philadelphia, PA
French Forties Art Deco coffee table by Andre Arbus, circa 1938, in sculpted mahogany with mahogany veneers. 49" long x 19.5" deep x 18" high. Signed on un...
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1930s French Art Deco Vintage André Arbus Furniture

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Mahogany

Rare White Gessoed Back Stool by Andre Arbus
By André Arbus
Located in Montreal, QC
Rare white gessoed back stool by Andre Arbus.
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1940s French Art Deco Vintage André Arbus Furniture

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Beech

Fine French Art Deco Period Mahogany Buffet by André Arbus and Vadim Androussov
By André Arbus
Located in Montreal, QC
Fine French Art Deco period mahogany buffet enfilade by André Arbus, polished and bleached mahogany on oak carcasse. The patinated bronze female figure at the front and center of the...
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1940s French Art Deco Vintage André Arbus Furniture

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Mahogany

Andre Arbus Bleached Fruitwood Draw -Leaf Dining Table and Eight Dining Chairs
By André Arbus
Located in West Palm Beach, FL
An Andre Arbus bleached fruitwood draw -leaf dining table and eight dining chairs, circa 1935. The rectangular parquetry top with matching leaves, ...
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20th Century André Arbus Furniture

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Fruitwood

Pair of Italian Venetian Murano Glass Candelabras
By André Arbus
Located in New York, NY
Pair of Italian Venetian Murano (20th century) clear and gold dusted glass candelabras with 4 swirl arms and a center obelisk surrounded by glass leaves raised on a pedestal base (af...
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20th Century Italian Rococo André Arbus Furniture

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Gold

André Arbus, Chandelier, 1940
By André Arbus
Located in Saint Ouen, FR
André Arbus 1940 Measures: 63 x 50 x 50 cms chandelier lacquered metal, brass, copper 950 Euros.
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1940s French Vintage André Arbus Furniture

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Metal

Pair of Dining Chairs by Andre Arbus, France
By André Arbus
Located in Brussels, BE
Pair of dining chairs by Andre Arbus, France, new orange velvet upholstery.
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1950s French Vintage André Arbus Furniture

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Wood

3 Pairs Available of Arbus Pair of Sconces, Priced by Pair
By André Arbus
Located in Miami, FL
3 pairs of red burgundy lacquered French sconces by Andre Arbus. US wired and in working condition, 60 watts max per light Priced by pair.  
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20th Century French Hollywood Regency André Arbus Furniture

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Iron

Pair of Arbus Sconces Nickel Hand Holding Blown Opaline Glass Shade France 1960
By André Arbus
Located in Miami, FL
Very nice pair of circa 1950s of nickel-plated sconces by Arbus. Original white Opaline shades. Two pair available, price for one pair. Measures: Back plates 3.5 inches. Silver Colo...
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1960s French Mid-Century Modern Vintage André Arbus Furniture

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Nickel, Metal

Rare Pair of André Arbus Chairs, France, 1940s
By André Arbus
Located in L'Escala, ES
Rare elegant pair of André Arbus chairs, manufactured in France in 1940s. Signed. André Arbus (French, 1903–1969) was a furniture designer, sculpto...
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Mid-20th Century French André Arbus Furniture

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Oak

Art Deco Andre Arbus Parchment Leather and Mirror Side Tables, France, 1930s
By André Arbus
Located in Buenos Aires, Olivos
Lovely pair of sofa side tables. Wood covered with parchment leather. Original mirror on the top. Made in France, 1930s.
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1930s French Art Deco Vintage André Arbus Furniture

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Brass

Andre Arbus Pair of Bronze Sconces , 4 Pairs Available, Priced by Pair
By André Arbus
Located in Miami, FL
Pair of French sconces figuring hands holding a torche André Arbus style. Coming from an hotel in Paris 4 pairs available, Priced by pair. US rewired and in working condition. One li...
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1950s French Mid-Century Modern Vintage André Arbus Furniture

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Brass

Very Rare Parchment Covered Cabinet by André Arbus
By André Arbus
Located in Montreal, QC
This cabinet was commissioned for the Minister de L’Agriculture of France in 1936 by fellow ministers Léon Blum Vincent Auriol and others at the occasion of the birth of his child. T...
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1930s French Art Deco Vintage André Arbus Furniture

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Parchment Paper

Rare Neoclassical style cherry wood guéridon by André Arbus
By André Arbus
Located in Montreal, QC
Rare Neoclassical style cherry wood guéridon by André Arbus. France: circa 1940. Reference: André Arbus by Yvonne Brunhammer. Edition Norma, France: 1996. p256-257.
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1940s French Art Deco Vintage André Arbus Furniture

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Cherry

Grand Chandelier by André Arbus and Veronese
By André Arbus
Located in charmes, FR
Large chandelier in transparent Murano glass with inclusions of golden spangles, with six sconces ending in cups surmounted by an obelisk. Bibliography: Similar model listed on page ...
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1950s French Vintage André Arbus Furniture

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Blown Glass

Andre Arbus Sconces, 4 Pairs Available, Priced by Pair
By André Arbus
Located in Miami, FL
Very rare suite of four pair of sconces in the style of Andre Arbus. US rewired, and in working condition. Two bulb per sconce, 60 watts max. Priced by pair. Have a look on our the l...
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1940s French Mid-Century Modern Vintage André Arbus Furniture

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Crystal, Bronze, Iron

Andre Arbus Style Art Deco 1940s 4 Light Chandelier Bronze Brass Metal Arrow
By André Arbus
Located in Miami, FL
Superb Andre Arbus style 4-light chandelier Art Deco Period circa 1940. Two patinas in brass and gun metal. US rewired and in working condition 4 bulbs, 75 watts max each. Sold with ...
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1940s French Mid-Century Modern Vintage André Arbus Furniture

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Bronze, Brass

Parchment & Lacquer Commode Designed by Andre Arbus, circa 1935
By André Arbus
Located in Stamford, CT
An elegant chest of drawers in parchment, ivory (now replaced with faux ivory) and gold lacquer 1935 Similar model presented at the salon of decorative artists 1935 Examples of th...
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1930s French Art Deco Vintage André Arbus Furniture

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Parchment Paper

Pair of Andre Arbus Sconces
By André Arbus
Located in Miami, FL
Superb pair of Andre Arbus sconces. Three lights, 60 watts max per light. US rewired and in working condition. See the set of eight matching sconces...
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1940s French Art Deco Vintage André Arbus Furniture

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Bronze

Andre Arbus French Art Deco Dining Table
By André Arbus
Located in Philadelphia, PA
French Art Deco dining table by Andre Arbus, circa 1938, in mahogany. This signed and documented model is featured in the book, Andre Arbus, by Yvonne Brunhammer (1996) and a variant...
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1930s French Art Deco Vintage André Arbus Furniture

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Mahogany

André Arbus furniture for sale on 1stDibs.

André Arbus furniture are available for sale on 1stDibs. These distinctive items are frequently made of wood and are designed with extraordinary care. If you’re looking for additional options, many customers also consider furniture by Gilbert Poillerat, Atelier Petitot, and Edgar Brandt. Prices for André Arbus furniture can differ depending upon size, time period and other attributes — on 1stDibs, these items begin at $19,972 and can go as high as $19,972, while a piece like these, on average, fetch $19,972.

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