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Art Deco Ceramics

ART DECO STYLE

Art Deco furniture is characterized by its celebration of modern life. More than its emphasis on natural wood grains and focus on traditional craftsmanship, Art Deco furniture — which typically refers to pieces produced during the 1920s and 1930s — is an ode to the glamour of the “Roaring Twenties.” Widely known designers associated with the Art Deco style include Émile-Jacques Ruhlmann, Eileen Gray, Maurice Dufrêne and Jules Leleu.

The term Art Deco derives from the name of a large decorative arts exhibition held in Paris in 1925. “Art Deco” is often used broadly, to describe the work of creators in associated or ancillary styles. This is particularly true of American Art Deco, which is also called “Streamline Moderne” or “Machine Age” design.

Art Deco textile designers employed dazzling floral motifs and vivid colors, and while Art Deco furniture makers respected the dark woods and modern metals with which they worked, they frequently incorporated decorative embellishments such as exotic animal hides as well as veneers in their seating, case pieces and bedroom furniture. Today, the style is still favored by designers looking to infuse interiors with an air of luxury and sophistication.

From mother-of-pearl inlaid vitrines to chrome aviator chairs, bold and inventive works in the Art Deco style include chaise longues (also known as chaise lounges) and curved armchairs.

On 1stDibs, browse Art Deco furnishings by designer, including works by Paul Follot and René Lalique, or by category, from angular chairs and sculptural burl wood tables to lighting and decorative objects.

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Style: Art Deco
Art Deco Gold Castle Japanese Colorful Geometric Vase
Located in Charleston, SC
Colorful and hand-painted geometric designs on opposing sides of the porcelain vase. Judging from my research this is dated between the mid 1920s to the mid 1940s. The piece is in ex...
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Early 20th Century Japanese Art Deco Ceramics

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Porcelain

Turquoise Glazed Ceramic Table Lamp with Crackle Glaze
Located in Verviers, BE
Inspired by a centuries old technique of Chinese ceramics, this elegant table lamp is a bright and dramatic shade of turquoise with a fine crackle glaze. And safe for immediate us...
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1930s Chinese Vintage Art Deco Ceramics

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Chinese Art Deco Persimmon Vase with White Cranes, circa 1920s
Located in Chicago, IL
Drawing on the enduring phoenix tail form that dates to China’s Bronze Age, this porcelain vase from the 1920s exhibits the sinuous lines and gilded refinement that helped to define ...
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1920s Chinese Vintage Art Deco Ceramics

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Porcelain

Chinese Persimmon Squared Fantail Vase, c. 1920
Located in Chicago, IL
With bright color and sculptural form, this squared vase combines the centuries-old phoenix tail vase form with a rich persimmon-orange glaze, popularized during the Art Deco movemen...
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1920s Chinese Vintage Art Deco Ceramics

Materials

Porcelain

Antique Painted Blue White Japanese Chinese Reticulated Hexagonal Porcelain Vase
Located in Dublin, Ireland
Stylish Assembled Set of Five Hand Painted Chinese Export Reticulated Pierced blue and white porcelain vases of Hexagonal and square outline, sometimes referred to as cricket pots or...
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Early 20th Century Chinese Art Deco Ceramics

Materials

Ceramic, Porcelain

Japanese Art Deco Painted Ceramic Vase
Located in New York, NY
Japanese Art Deco diminutive ceramic vase, hand painted with a modernist scene in Matisse style. Marked 'Made in Japan' on the bottom.
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Early 20th Century Japanese Art Deco Ceramics

Materials

Ceramic

1920's Art Deco Sung De Boeuf Lamp, USA
Located in Lambertville, NJ
An early 20th century Sang De Boeuf Art Deco lamp. The luscious flambe red glaze with bronze finish mounts with new electric wiring and bronze finish lotus motif mounts. The simple s...
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Early 20th Century American Art Deco Ceramics

Materials

Porcelain

Ceramic Sculpture by Meurice
By Meurice
Located in Miami, FL
Ceramic sculpture of an idolized man staring in the distance while leaning on a ship's rudder.
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1930s French Vintage Art Deco Ceramics

Materials

Ceramic

Chinese Art Deco Persimmon Vase with White Cranes, circa 1920s
Located in Chicago, IL
Drawing on the enduring phoenix tail form that dates to China’s Bronze Age, this porcelain vase from the 1920s exhibits the sinuous lines and gilded refinement that helped to define ...
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1920s Chinese Vintage Art Deco Ceramics

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Porcelain

Chinese Persimmon Phoenix Tail Vase with Cartouche Paintings, c. 1920s
Located in Chicago, IL
This vase is a perfect example of enduring Chinese symbolism and design. The attendants in the garden are watching over young boys playing with lotus branches, butterflies and small ...
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Early 20th Century Chinese Art Deco Ceramics

Materials

Porcelain

Chinese Art Deco Persimmon Vase with White Cranes, circa 1920s
Located in Chicago, IL
Drawing on the enduring phoenix tail form that dates to China’s Bronze Age, this porcelain vase from the 1920s exhibits the sinuous lines and gilded refinement that helped to define ...
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1920s Chinese Vintage Art Deco Ceramics

Materials

Porcelain

Art Deco Sailors on Leave Earthenware Ceramic Sculpture
Located in Oakland, CA
French Matelots Singing Sailors Dax Art Deco Group. Art Deco Sailors on Leave Earthenware Ceramic Sculpture. The iconic original at the height of Art Deco was designed by Edouard Caz...
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1940s French Vintage Art Deco Ceramics

Materials

Ceramic

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Three separate mirrors from the 1970s. Has an Art Deco vibe of flowers and a geometric design. Black and Gold. Mirror and designs are all in excellent condition. They all have black ...
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1992 Original Morris Katz Colorful Acrylic Painting of Woman by Body of Water
Located in Charleston, SC
Original acrylic work by Morris Katz c. 1992. This subject matter is impressive and almost otherworldly. You won't typically find buildings that look like that in the US. Perhaps the...
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A fantastic pair of Italian gold gilt camel figurines. Marked Italy on the felted base. One of the camels has some damage to the lower neck. This is photographed. It has been glued b...
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Vintage Men’s Valet Chair with Rush Seating and Wooden Frame
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Gentleman’s Valet with rush seating and wooden frame in good condition. Light wear to one quadrant of the seat. Otherwise in great shape. Comfortable, practical, and unassuming piece...
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Vintage Philippines Wedding Basket, 4 Pieces
Located in Charleston, SC
Vintage Wedding basket from Philippines in great shape. This item was purchased from the estate of a woman who taught in Philippines for a number of years from the 1970s to 1980s. Th...
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Mid-Century Boho Chic Basket Lamp Shade
Located in Charleston, SC
Here is a bell shaped basket that can be used as a lampshade or as a decorative and functional object in your home. I noticed only a few breaks to the weave which are barely noticeable.
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1970s Unknown Vintage Art Deco Ceramics

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1970s Tall Natural Toned Basket with Lid, 2 Pieces
Located in Charleston, SC
Vintage tall basket with a lid in great shape. Perfect as a wastebasket or for storage to tuck away clutter in a neat fashion. Timeless piece of decor. Comes with two pieces: the lid...
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1960s Mid-Century Modern Walnut Corner Step Table
Located in Charleston, SC
Vintage Mid-Century Modern corner table. This table would be perfect as a divider for a sectional. It’s not solid walnut but it is all wood. No particle board! It’s got great shapely...
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1970s Boho Chic Handcrafted Rattan Planter
Located in Charleston, SC
1970s Boho chic handcrafted rattan planter in great shape. The planter of your choosing rests inside of the stand. This helps to protect it from being knocked over and breaking. The ...
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Vintage Brass Pineapple Bookends, a Pair
Located in Charleston, SC
A pair of brass pineapple bookends in great condition. They both have felt bottoms so as to not scratch the surface they are on. Recently polished.
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