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Émile-Jacques Ruhlmann Furniture

French, 1879-1933

Endeavoring to create exquisite work that would endure forever, designer Émile-Jacques Ruhlmann defined the grandeur of the French Art Deco movement of the 1920s. His luxurious storage cabinets, seating, other furniture and interiors garnered considerable popularity alongside the growth in post–World War I Paris’s population of newly wealthy residents.

The Paris-born Ruhlmann was the son of a decorating contractor, a business he took over in the early 1900s and expanded into furniture and interior design. But by the end of his career, he was best known for being a skilled ensemblier, a term for a designer who not only makes furniture and decorates spaces but rather personally crafts each and every piece required in the space, from doorknobs to sofas. This practice ensured that the space was harmonious and consistent with Ruhlmann’s vision, and it contributed to the lasting popularity of his designs.

Ruhlmann enjoyed the patronage of the newly affluent and was encouraged by the popularity of Art Deco. While the Arts and Crafts and Art Nouveau movements were early influences, he is renowned for the modernity of his Art Deco–era designs, which reflected the celebratory nature of the times, including an integration of opulent flourishes; luxurious materials like Macassar ebony, amboyna burl, ivory and precious metals; and skilled craftsmanship and construction techniques.

Renowned all over the world, Ruhlmann was commissioned by the Metropolitan Museum of Art in New York to design a cabinet in 1925, embellishing its curved door with a sophisticated floral motif by way of an ornate marriage of wood and ivory veneer. Also in 1925, at the Exposition Internationale des Arts Décoratifs et Industriels Modernes, arguably the exhibition that introduced Art Deco on an international level, his pavilion was the most popular.

By the time the economic depression of the 1930s materialized, Ruhlmann’s exorbitantly expensive designs were no longer viable. But the majesty and elegance of the ’20s remain an important part of design history, and Ruhlmann has been described as “perhaps its finest exponent.”

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Creator: Émile-Jacques Ruhlmann
Émile Ruhlmann Art Deco Silver Plate over Bronze Antelope Vanity or Table Mirror
By Émile-Jacques Ruhlmann
Located in North Miami, FL
This exquisite and substantial period Art Deco signed Émile Ruhlmann tabletop or vanity mirror is silver plate over bronze. It is called the antelope mirror. A new beveled mirror of ...
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1920s French Art Deco Vintage Émile-Jacques Ruhlmann Furniture

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Silver Plate, Bronze

Emile Jacques Ruhlmann Sideboard
By Émile-Jacques Ruhlmann
Located in London, GB
An important sideboard by Émile Jacques Ruhlmann, in oak and elm veneer, matching ball door handles, resting on a rectangular base plinth. The two front doors open onto shelves and ...
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20th Century French Art Deco Émile-Jacques Ruhlmann Furniture

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Elm, Oak

from Jacques-Emile Ruhlmann Wall Lamp, 1930, Decorative Art
By Émile-Jacques Ruhlmann
Located in Saint-Ouen, FR
Applique Jacques-Emile Ruhlmann, 1930, decorative art, silver bronze, shade sheet. Wall lamp: H 22cm, W 27cm, P 23cm Shade: H 18cm, W 36cm, W 20cm.
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1930s French Art Deco Vintage Émile-Jacques Ruhlmann Furniture

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Bronze

Ruhlmann Chandelier
By Émile-Jacques Ruhlmann
Located in Bridgewater, CT
Jacques Emile Ruhlmann Chandelier Small fixture made of multiple rows of satin glass pearls. Designed for restaurant Drouant in Paris, France. Documentation: Florance Camard "Ruh...
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1920s French Art Deco Vintage Émile-Jacques Ruhlmann Furniture

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Glass

Pair of Sconces, Granet Model
By Émile-Jacques Ruhlmann
Located in Paris, FR
A silver plated bronze mount and alabaster plates. Number 3641 in the Ruhlmann archives. Dimensions of the alabaster plates: 6.9 x 18.9 cm. (2.7 x 7.4 in).
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1930s French Art Deco Vintage Émile-Jacques Ruhlmann Furniture

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Alabaster, Bronze

Emile Jacques Ruhlmann Desk
By Émile-Jacques Ruhlmann
Located in London, GB
ÉMILE-JACQUES RUHLMANN Desk A dévoré oak desk by Émile-Jacques Ruhlmann, with a tan leather top and small drawer to the front. Provenance : Maison des Provinces de France, cité u...
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20th Century French Art Deco Émile-Jacques Ruhlmann Furniture

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Leather, Oak

Emile Jacques Ruhlmann Armchairs
By Émile-Jacques Ruhlmann
Located in London, GB
An Émile-Jacques Ruhlmann armchair, model Ledroua, in solid oak. with a flared and softly curved backrest and elegant sabre legs. Upholstered in beige wool, with a discrete gold t...
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20th Century French Art Deco Émile-Jacques Ruhlmann Furniture

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Wool, Oak

Ruhlmann Ducharne Grand Piano Art Deco French Macassar Rosewood Gold Baby Grand
By Émile-Jacques Ruhlmann
Located in Ettlingen, DE
Unique grand piano by Ignace Pleyel, case by Emil-Jaques Ruhlmann, the inventor of the French Art Déco. If you are looking for the Best of the Best, this piano is for you. This stunn...
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Early 20th Century French Art Deco Émile-Jacques Ruhlmann Furniture

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Bronze, Gold Leaf

French Art Deco Burled Amboyna Commode
By Émile-Jacques Ruhlmann
Located in New York, NY
French Art Deco burled amboyna wood two door commode with bronze trim detailing with diamond design brass pencil line inlay. (Rasson model) (signed: EMILE-JACQUES RUHLMANN) Note: Ivo...
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20th Century French Art Deco Émile-Jacques Ruhlmann Furniture

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Brass, Bronze

"Cuellar" Wing Chair, Model 101AR/221NR
By Émile-Jacques Ruhlmann
Located in Paris, FR
In amaranth, with visible frame going all-over the back and the armrests with flat cuffs resting on the front upright. The low band rests on two bead-shaped legs in gilded bronze w...
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1920s French Art Deco Vintage Émile-Jacques Ruhlmann Furniture

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Other

Art Deco Émile-Jacques Ruhlmann Extension Dining Table, circa 1929
By Émile-Jacques Ruhlmann
Located in Buffalo, NY
Beautiful and rare example, Art Deco extension table, model 1315 NR, circa 1929, Stampted Ruhlmann and a, stunning figured, richly grained Macassar ebony wood, edge veneer loss. M...
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1920s French Art Deco Vintage Émile-Jacques Ruhlmann Furniture

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Macassar

Secretary Cabinet by Emile-Jacques Ruhlmann
By Émile-Jacques Ruhlmann
Located in New York, NY
A Macassar ebony secretaire side cabinet with a rectangular stepped top above an open recess and a fall front enclosing a fitted interior, flanked by cupboard doors enclosing shelves...
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Early 20th Century Émile-Jacques Ruhlmann Furniture

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Macassar

Petit Luster by Jacques Emile Ruhlmann, circa 1925
By Émile-Jacques Ruhlmann
Located in charmes, FR
Small chandelier "Cascade" by Jaques Emile Ruhlmann Circular structure with chrome-plated brass steps decorated with falls of rows of pearls circa 1925 very good condition.
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1920s French Art Deco Vintage Émile-Jacques Ruhlmann Furniture

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Crystal

Jacques Emile Ruhlmann Credenza
By Émile-Jacques Ruhlmann
Located in Cathedral City, CA
Large oak sideboard made for the "Chambre d'etudiant, pavillon de la France, Maison des Etudiants de Paris". Each student classroom had one of these but only a few are still existing...
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1930s French Art Deco Vintage Émile-Jacques Ruhlmann Furniture

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Oak

Sideboard / Cabinet in Oak Wood by Jacques Émile Ruhlmann
By Émile-Jacques Ruhlmann
Located in North Miami, FL
An Art Deco oak cabinet designed for La Cité Universitaire de Paris by Jacques Émile Ruhlmann. Made in France. Circa: 1930. Émile-Jacques Ruhlmann, eminent designer of the Frenc...
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20th Century French Art Deco Émile-Jacques Ruhlmann Furniture

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Oak

Émile-Jacques Ruhlmann, "Modèle Sultzer," Art Deco Desk, Mahogany, 1932
By Émile-Jacques Ruhlmann
Located in New York, NY
This rare writing table in polished mahogany and silvered bronze is marked by E´mile-Jacques Ruhlmann's signature aesthetic motifs, manifest in its set of flared and tapered legs, an...
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20th Century French Art Deco Émile-Jacques Ruhlmann Furniture

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Bronze

Ruhlmann Small Side Table in Macassar Ebony
By Émile-Jacques Ruhlmann
Located in Philadelphia, PA
Classic French Art Deco small side table/bench by Ruhlmann, 1925, in solid macassar ebony, with new veneered inset top. This small table was used as a small bench and istogether wit...
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1920s French Art Deco Vintage Émile-Jacques Ruhlmann Furniture

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Macassar

Jacques-Emile Ruhlmann, Frame with Mirror, 1930
By Émile-Jacques Ruhlmann
Located in Paris, FR
Jacques-Emile Ruhlmann 1879-1933 France Macassar ebony woodwork panel, solid and veneered, c. 1930. Old mirror brought back. Provenance: office of Georges-Marie Haardt, rue d...
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1950s French Vintage Émile-Jacques Ruhlmann Furniture

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Teak

Pair of French 1940’s Walnut Burl and Ebonized Consoles
By Émile-Jacques Ruhlmann
Located in North Miami, FL
Pair of French 1940’s walnut burl and Ebonized consoles with incorporated mirrors attributed to Emile-Jacques Ruhlmann.    
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20th Century French Mid-Century Modern Émile-Jacques Ruhlmann Furniture

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Mirror, Wood, Walnut, Burl

Set of 2 Wallpapers "JER", Jacques Emile Rulhmann
By Émile-Jacques Ruhlmann
Located in Geneve, CH
Set of 2 Wallpapers "JER", Jacques Emile Rulhmann Dimensions: 53 W x 0.2 D x 1000 H cm Materials: Wallpaper (paper quality 150g) Different colors are available JER is a wallpap...
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2010s French Art Deco Émile-Jacques Ruhlmann Furniture

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Paper

JER Wallpaper, Grey & White by Jacques-Emile Ruhlmann for La Chance
By Émile-Jacques Ruhlmann
Located in FR
JER is a wallpaper. The pattern was designed during the roaring twenties by Art Déco superstar Jacques Emile Ruhlmann. La Chance re edited this elegant and ultra-modern pattern and ...
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2010s French Art Deco Émile-Jacques Ruhlmann Furniture

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Paper

JER Wallpaper - Blue&Grey by Jacques-Emile Ruhlmann for La Chance
By Émile-Jacques Ruhlmann
Located in FR
JER is a wallpaper. The pattern was designed during the roaring twenties by Art Déco superstar Jacques Emile Ruhlmann. La Chance re edited this elegant and ultra-modern pattern and ...
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2010s French Art Deco Émile-Jacques Ruhlmann Furniture

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Paper

JER Wallpaper - Black&White by Jacques-Emile Ruhlmann for La Chance
By Émile-Jacques Ruhlmann
Located in FR
JER is a wallpaper. The pattern was designed during the roaring twenties by Art Déco superstar Jacques Emile Ruhlmann. La Chance re edited this elegant and ultra-modern pattern and ...
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2010s French Art Deco Émile-Jacques Ruhlmann Furniture

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Paper

Émile-Jacques Ruhlmann Gueridon in Wood and Brass
By Émile-Jacques Ruhlmann
Located in Milano, IT
Rare Art Deco Gueridon with square top. Execution of the Atelier E.J. Ruhlmann, Paris, early 1930s. Jacques-E'mile Ruhlmann - Atelier J. E. Ruhlmann. Frame veneered in fine solid wo...
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Mid-20th Century Italian Art Deco Émile-Jacques Ruhlmann Furniture

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Brass

Art Deco Mirror by Emile Rulhmann
By Émile-Jacques Ruhlmann
Located in Bruxelles, BE
Genuine Art Deco mirror designed by E.Rulhmann and made by Porteneuve. It’s completely restored and everything is original including the double face mirror. Stamped on the foot by ...
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1930s French Art Deco Vintage Émile-Jacques Ruhlmann Furniture

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Stained Glass, Rosewood

Black Lacquered Birch "Lalou" Mirror, Jacques Emile Rulhmann
By Émile-Jacques Ruhlmann
Located in Geneve, CH
Black lacquered birch "Lalou" mirror - Jacques Emile Rulhmann Dimensions: 40W x 20D x 55H cm Materials: Black lacquered birch, mirror Customizable finish Lalou was the first hi...
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2010s French Art Deco Émile-Jacques Ruhlmann Furniture

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Mirror, Birch

Natural Varnished Walnut "Lalou" Mirror, Jacques Emile Rulhmann
By Émile-Jacques Ruhlmann
Located in Geneve, CH
Natural varnished walnut "Lalou" mirror - Jacques Emile Rulhmann Dimensions: 40 W x 20 D x 55 H cm Materials: Natural varnished walnut, mirror Customizable finish Lalou was the...
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2010s French Art Deco Émile-Jacques Ruhlmann Furniture

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Walnut, Mirror

Emile Jacques RUHLMANN, Original Set/3 Art Deco Gouaches, c.1930
By Émile-Jacques Ruhlmann
Located in Encino, CA
Emile Jacques RUHLMANN (1879-1933) Unique and original set of Art Deco gouaches, circa 1930, consisting of three watercolors on paper, each depicting a single flower in a ring of pe...
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1930s French Vintage Émile-Jacques Ruhlmann Furniture

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Paper

Émile-Jacques Ruhlmann, Variation of the Rothermere Settee, France, C. 1930
By Émile-Jacques Ruhlmann
Located in New York, NY
An extremely rare Ruhlmann settee with carved gilt-wood feet and accents that unite a broad back, plush seat, and delicate sloping arms. *All proceeds from the sale of this piece ...
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Early 20th Century French Art Deco Émile-Jacques Ruhlmann Furniture

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Giltwood

Emile-Jacques Ruhlmann Macassar Ebony Mirror Art Deco 1930
By Émile-Jacques Ruhlmann
Located in Encino, CA
Emile-Jacques Ruhlmann (1879-1933) Mirror in solid macassar ebony with a round glass. Signed underneath and stamped "A" from the "Atelier A" Measures: Mirror diameter: 15"3/4 ...
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1930s French Vintage Émile-Jacques Ruhlmann Furniture

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Ebony, Macassar, Mirror

Ruhlmann & Deroubaix Mirror
By Émile-Jacques Ruhlmann
Located in Encino, CA
Jacques Emile Ruhlmann & Jules Deroubaix Extremely rare Art Deco Mirror in Solid Rio Rosewood, circa 1928. Signed RUHLMANN underneath and stamped DEROUBAIX on the easel. Jules D...
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1930s French Vintage Émile-Jacques Ruhlmann Furniture

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Mirror, Rosewood

Émile-Jacques Ruhlmann furniture for sale on 1stDibs

Furniture Émile-Jacques Ruhlmann are available on 1stDibs for sale. These distinctive objects are often made of wood and designed with extraordinary care. There are many options in our Émile-Jacques Ruhlmann collection to choose from, although brown editions of this piece are particularly popular. In stock are 20 vintage editions of these items, while there are 3 modern editions to choose from as well. Many of the original furniture by Émile-Jacques Ruhlmann were created in Europe during the 20th century in the Art Deco style. If you’re looking for additional options, many customers also consider furniture by Edouard Cazaux, Jean Noverdy and Gilbert Poillerat. The prices for Émile-Jacques Ruhlmann furniture can vary depending on size, time period and other attributes. On 1stDibs the price for these items starts at $149 and tops out at $404,017, while pieces like these can sell for $16,850 on average.

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