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Photos, information, inventory and shipping are available. Be safe and be well. Gary, Janet and Chris Calderwood Calderwood Gallery is a world-class resource for original French Art Deco (1910-1950) furniture by renowned designers. The gallery was founded in 1982 by Janet and Gary Calderwood, joined some years later by their son, Chris Calderwood. The gallery has a vast inventory of works by Ruhlmann, Dufrene, Jallot, Follot, Arbus, Leleu, Dominique, Sue et Mare, and their contemporaries from the first half of the 20th century through mid-century modern. Calderwood ...Read More

Calderwood Gallery

Established in 19821stDibs seller since 2008

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Rene Prou two-tiered table
By René Prou
Located in Philadelphia, PA
French Forties Art Deco two-tiered table by Rene Prou, 1949, in gilt forged iron with glass insets. This model is pictured in Maison Francaise, November 1949. Please see photos. 28.5...
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Vintage 1940s French Art Deco Tables

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Iron

Sue et Mare blonde mahogany cabinet
By Sue et Mare
Located in Philadelphia, PA
Classic French Art Deco cabinet by Sue et Mare, circa 1920, in blonde mahogany with gilt bronze mounts. Documented, please see photos. 32.5” wide x 15.5” deep x 61” high. SUE ET M...
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Vintage 1920s French Art Deco Cabinets

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Bronze

Small Macassar Ebony cabinet in the style of DIM
By René Joubert and Philippe Petit, DIM
Located in Philadelphia, PA
French Art Deco small cabinet in the style of DIM (Joubert et Petit), circa 1925, in macassar ebony with Bakelite pulls and trim. The cabinet has the original shagreen top; and it has six drawers. 25” wide x 19.5” deep x 39.25” high. Provenance Galerie Vallois...
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Vintage 1920s French Art Deco Cabinets

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Shagreen, Bakelite, Macassar

Ruhlmann pair of "elephant" club chairs
By Émile-Jacques Ruhlmann
Located in Philadelphia, PA
French Art Deco pair of club chairs by Ruhlmann, 1931, in leather with solid macassar ebony feet. One chair branded Designee Par Ruhlmann. 41” wide x 34” deep x 36” high. This model...
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Vintage 1930s French Art Deco Club Chairs

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Leather, Macassar

Paul Follot Modernist Side Table
By Paul Follot
Located in Philadelphia, PA
French Modernist Art Deco three-tiered side/end/drinks table by Paul Follot, circa 1926, in mahogany and ebony, with vertical inlays. 20” square x 22” high. PAUL FOLLOT (1877 - 1958) Paris-born decorative artist and sculptor PAUL FOLLOT studied at Ecole Normale d'Enseignment du Dessin under Eugene Grasset. In his early graphic design work he was influenced by medieval and Pre-Raphaelite art. In 1901 he joined La Maison Moderne...
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Vintage 1920s French Art Deco Side Tables

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Ebony, Mahogany

DIM 'Joubert Et Petit' Side Table in Mahogany
By René Joubert and Philippe Petit
Located in Philadelphia, PA
French Art Deco side in sculpted mahogany with quarter-matched top, circa 1925, by DIM (Joubert et Petit). 24” square x 21” high. DIM - Decoration ...
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Vintage 1920s French Art Deco Side Tables

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Mahogany

Paul Follot mahogany and ebony low table
By Paul Follot
Located in Philadelphia, PA
French Art Deco two-tiered low table by Paul Follot in mahogany and ebony, circa 1925. 21.5” square x 19” high. PAUL FOLLOT (1877 - 1958) Paris-born decorative artist and sculptor PAUL FOLLOT studied at Ecole Normale d'Enseignment du Dessin under Eugene Grasset. In his early graphic design work he was influenced by medieval and Pre-Raphaelite art. In 1901 he joined La Maison Moderne...
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Vintage 1920s French Art Deco Side Tables

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Ebony, Mahogany

Leon Jallot Tiered Table in Pearwood and Camphor Burl
By Léon Jallot
Located in Philadelphia, PA
Early French Art Deco (transitional) tiered table by Leon Jallot in pearwood and camphor wood burl, circa 1910-12. 28” diameter x 29” high. Leon Jallot (1874-1967) Born in Nantes, July 24, 1874, Leon Jallot studied in Paris but did not go to any school of art. Without any formal training, other than a general refined sense of culture, he opened his own workshop at age 16 and began wood sculpting and making his own furniture.Strictly self-disciplined, he began as a wood carver. By 1899, at the age of just 24, he had worked his way to become Director of the Art Nouveau workshop of the collector, Siegfried Bing, for his shop called l’Art Nouveau in Paris. He remained there until 1901, overseeing production for the shop as well as Bing’s installation at the 1900 Paris Universal Exposition. Jallot therefore participated in the creation of some of the Art Nouveau movement’s most prized works – those designed by the firm’s renowned threesome: Georges de Feure, Eduoard Colonna, and Eugene Gaillard. In 1901 Jallot became one of the founding members of the first Salon of Societe des Artistes Decorateurs – an organization which produced highly anticipated annual exhibitions through the first half of the 20th Century. In 1903 he established his own decorating workshop where he designed and fabricated furniture, fabrics, carpets, tapestries, glassware, lacqueer and screens. Jallot was the first of the Art Nouveau designers to turn away from floral ornamentation and to pursue linearism – as early as 1904 his decoration was limited to the natural grain of the wood – and he was an advocate of rich materials rather than over-wrought forms to suggest luxury. Jallot’s work was shown at the Salons of Societe Nationale des Beaux-Arts from 1908, Salon d’Automne from 1919, and at the SAD throughout. A review of his exhibit at the 1921 Salon des Artistes Decorateurs, in Art et Decoration, said: “His furniture has the easy elegance of ideas created in a flash and then mulled over – ingenuity, savoir-faire, and patience are all combined in his work.” He created furniture for the Grand Salon of Une Ambassade Francaise and Hotel du Collectionneur at the 1925 Paris Exposition Internationale des Arts Decoratifs et Industriels Modernes (which would, years later, launch the term “Art Deco”). From 1921, Leon Jallot partnered with his son, Maurice (see Maurice Jallot’s biography elsewhere on the Calderwood Gallery...
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Vintage 1910s French Art Deco Center Tables

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Wood, Pearwood, Burl

Jacques Adnet Pair of Modernist Club Chairs
By Jacques Adnet
Located in Philadelphia, PA
French Modernist Art Deco pair of club chairs, circa 1930, designed by Jacques Adnet. 36” wide x 29” deep x 30” high. Usable fabric/probably original. JACQUES ADNET (1900-1984)...
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Vintage 1930s French Art Deco Club Chairs

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Wood

Michel Dufet Modernist Side / End Table
By Michel Dufet
Located in Philadelphia, PA
French Modernist Art Deco side table, circa 1930, designed by Michel Dufet and executed in maple burl and rosewood. 29” wide (at sides) x 16” deep x 23” high. MICHEL DUFET (1888 – 1985) Michel Dufet was a renaissance man: architect, designer, painter, and writer. He was born in Deville-les-Rouen, France, and trained in Paris. His long and distinguished career ranged from modern furniture and design to significant architectural projects. Dufet began espousing the principles of modernism as early as 1913 when he opened a decorating studio, Mobilier Artistique Moderne (MAM) on Avenue de l’Opera in Paris to produce furniture, wallpaper (including the first Cubist wallpapers), fabrics and lighting. Just one year later, he made his debut at the Salon des Artistes Français in 1914 and exhibited again after the World War I armistice. His partner by then was Louis Bureau...
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Vintage 1930s French Art Deco End Tables

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Maple, Rosewood

Rene Prou Low Bronze Table
By René Prou
Located in Philadelphia, PA
French Forties Art Deco low table by Rene Prou in bronze with original white glass top. Measures: 32” wide x 18” deep x 18” high. René Prou (1889-1948) A decorator as well as furniture designer, Rene Prou was born in Nantes and educated in Paris. He studied at the Ecole Bernard-Palissy in Paris and shortly thereafter joined the design house, Gouffé. By 1912 he had become their chief designer and was being called the first decorator of the modern taste (gout moderne). His varied design career included: 1922 oceanliner Paris 1922 – Paris to Deauville train (aka Train Bleu) 1923 – showed at the Salon des Artistes Decorateurs 1924 oceanliner de Grasse 1925 – with Eric Bagge...
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Vintage 1940s French Art Deco Coffee and Cocktail Tables

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Bronze

Jean-Charles Moreux Cerused Oak Low Table
By Jean-Charles Moreux
Located in Philadelphia, PA
French Art Deco low table, circa 1938, designed by Jean-Charles Moreux and executed in cerused oak with travertine marble top. 31” wide x 19” deep x 20” high. JEAN-CHARLES MOREUX (1889-1956) French architect and designer Jean-Charles Moreux was born in 1889 at the Chateau de Joncy in Saone-et-Loire. He studied at l’Ecole de Beaux-Arts in Paris (1914-22) where he spent the period during World War I working on the preservation of works of art. While attending l’Ecole he became friends with the architect Jean Lurcat and his brothers, Andre and Paul Vera. In 1924 he exhibited his first pieces of furniture at the Salon d’Automne. He had a preference for poetic living spaces and felt that people deserved better than Corbusier’s “machines for living in”. He was anxious to introduce aspects of the marvelous into architecture and living spaces. His creations drew upon the classical, baroque, and rococo styles. Moreux’s well-known clients included the Baron Robert de Rothschild and Bolette Natanson...
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Vintage 1930s French Art Deco Center Tables

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Travertine

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