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Art Deco Textiles

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, vintage Art Deco dining chairs, tables, desks, cabinets and other furniture — which typically refers to pieces produced during the 1920s and 1930s — is an ode to the glamour of the “Roaring Twenties.” 

ORIGINS OF ART DECO FURNITURE DESIGN

CHARACTERISTICS OF ART DECO FURNITURE DESIGN

  • Bold geometric lines and forms, floral motifs
  • Use of expensive materials such as shagreen or marble as well as exotic woods such as mahogany, ebony and zebra wood
  • Metal accents, shimmering mirrored finishes
  • Embellishments made from exotic animal hides, inlays of mother-of-pearl or ivory

ART DECO FURNITURE DESIGNERS TO KNOW

VINTAGE ART DECO FURNITURE ON 1STDIBS

Few design styles are as universally recognized and appreciated as Art Deco. The term alone conjures visions of the Roaring Twenties, Machine Age metropolises, vast ocean liners, sleek typography and Prohibition-era hedonism. The iconic movement made an indelible mark on all fields of design throughout the 1920s and ’30s, celebrating society’s growing industrialization with refined elegance and stunning craftsmanship.

Widely known designers associated with the Art Deco style include Émile-Jacques Ruhlmann, Eileen Gray, Maurice Dufrêne, Paul Follot and Jules Leleu.

The term Art Deco derives from the name of a large decorative arts exhibition held in Paris in 1925. “Art Deco design” 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. (Streamline Moderne, sometimes known as Art Moderne, was a phenomenon largely of the 1930s, post–Art Nouveau.)

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, living room sets and bedroom furniture.

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. Today, the style is still favored by interior designers looking to infuse a home with an air of luxury and sophistication.

The vintage Art Deco furniture for sale on 1stDibs includes dressers, coffee tables, decorative objects and more.

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Style: Art Deco
Geometric Velvet Wall Hanging
Located in Chicago, IL
Designed with a lively arrangement of abstract shapes and geometric patterns, this vintage textile is a celebration of color and form. The textile is a soft mohair velvet with a low ...
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20th Century Unknown Art Deco Textiles

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Mohair

Abstract Velvet Wall Hanging
Located in Chicago, IL
Designed with a lively arrangement of abstract shapes and geometric patterns, this vintage textile is a celebration of color and form. The textile is a soft mohair velvet with a low ...
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20th Century Unknown Art Deco Textiles

Materials

Mohair

794 - Tapestry of the 20th Century
Located in Paris, FR
Tapestry of the 20th century in perfect condition of conservation. Negotiable price and free delivery. Dimension: 165 x 100 cm.
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1970s French Vintage Art Deco Textiles

Materials

Wool

Art Deco Chinese Carpet by Nichols & Co.
Located in Milan, IT
Only a very limited group of the carpets woven during the thirties at the Tianjin city looms are decorated by geometric patterns typical of the Art Deco period. Some of these rare pi...
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1920s Chinese Vintage Art Deco Textiles

Materials

Wool

788 - Tapestry of the 20th Century
Located in Paris, FR
Tapestry of the 20th century in perfect condition of conservation. Negotiable price and free delivery. Dimension: 85 x 75 cm.
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1970s French Vintage Art Deco Textiles

Materials

Wool

Antique Chinese Pink Peony Carpet
Located in Chicago, IL
Taking months or even years to create, this antique area rug from the 1920s is hand-knotted of soft wool colored by natural dyes in a pastel palette of pink, tan, gold and off-white....
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1920s Chinese Vintage Art Deco Textiles

Materials

Wool, Cotton

807 - Tapestry of the 20th Century
Located in Paris, FR
Tapestry of the 20th century in perfect condition of conservation. Negotiable price and free delivery. Dimension: 92 x 92 cm.
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1970s French Vintage Art Deco Textiles

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Wool

Wall Carpet Produced by the Alliance School Crafts "Torah U'melakhah" Jerusalem
Located in Firenze, IT
Small wall carpet produced by the Weaving Department of the "Torah U'Melakhah" Covenant School of Crafts [Jerusalem, ca. 1920] with a portrait of Max Nordau...
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1920s Israeli Vintage Art Deco Textiles

Materials

Cotton

Tapestry of the 20th Century - N° 799
Located in Paris, FR
Tapestry of the 20th century in perfect condition of conservation. Negotiable price and free delivery. Dimension: 195 x 135 cm
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1970s French Vintage Art Deco Textiles

Materials

Wool

797 - Tapestry of the 20th Century
Located in Paris, FR
Mechanical Tapestry of the 20th century in perfect condition of conservation. Negotiable price and free delivery. Dimension: 150 x 7...
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1970s French Vintage Art Deco Textiles

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Wool

Vintage Silk Obi
Located in Pasadena, CA
This is a very long vintage Japanese Obi that features a detailed figural city scene. The heavy silk weaving of the textile is of the highest quality. The obi not only exceeds the av...
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Mid-20th Century Japanese Art Deco Textiles

Materials

Silk

Chinese Green Deco Carpet with Salmon Border
Located in Chicago, IL
In the 1930s, Shanghai, China was swept up in the Art Deco design movement. Design, architecture, art, fashion, and furniture were all influenced by this modern movement that permeat...
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1930s Chinese Vintage Art Deco Textiles

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Cotton, Wool

795 - Mechanical Tapestry of the 20th Century
Located in Paris, FR
Mechanical tapestry of the 20th century in perfect condition of conservation. Negotiable price and free delivery. Dimension: 150 x 110 cm.
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1970s French Vintage Art Deco Textiles

Materials

Wool

800 - Tapestry of the 20th Century
Located in Paris, FR
Tapestry of the 20th century in perfect condition of conservation. Negotiable price and free delivery. Dimension: 150 x 75 cm.
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1970s French Vintage Art Deco Textiles

Materials

Wool

796 - Tapestry of the 20th Century
Located in Paris, FR
Tapestry of the 20th century in perfect condition of conservation. Negotiable price and free delivery. Dimension: 150 x 80 cm.
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1970s French Vintage Art Deco Textiles

Materials

Wool

884 - Tapestry Aubusson of the 19th Century
Located in Paris, FR
Tapestry of the 20th century in perfect condition of conservation. Dimension: 235 x 175 cm.
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1970s French Vintage Art Deco Textiles

Materials

Wool

Light Yellow Chinese Art Deco Square Rug
Located in Milan, IT
Distinguished by an unusual all-over grid pattern on a soft lemon yellow background, this carpet is an example of the eclecticism of Chinese weavings in ...
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1930s Chinese Vintage Art Deco Textiles

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Wool

20th century Chinese Carpet with Sculpted Border
Located in Savannah, GA
This 20th century Chinese carpet is unusual because it is an nearly square and it is monochromatic. The subtle sculpted border features a fretwork and bat pattern...
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1920s Chinese Vintage Art Deco Textiles

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Cotton, Wool

Open Field Ivory Art Deco Chinese Rug, 1930s
Located in Milan, IT
From the large output of Chinese carpets from Tianjin during the 1930s, only a very few are decorated by geometric patterns typical of the Art Deco period. Some of these extremely ra...
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1920s Chinese Vintage Art Deco Textiles

Materials

Wool

Rare and Unusual Antique Chinese Rug
Located in Milan, IT
Sourced in China a few years ago, this unusual square carpet depicts the symbolism associated with the Aztec Sundial. These are inscribed in circles at the centre of which there is a...
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1930s Chinese Vintage Art Deco Textiles

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Wool

Minimalist Art Deco Chinese Rug 1930's
Located in Milan, IT
The painterly effect obtained by mixing varying proportions of ivory and indigo wool is peculiar to this family of northern Chinese weavings. As most of them were sourced directly in...
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1930s Chinese Vintage Art Deco Textiles

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Wool

Modernist Geometric Chinese Rug, 1930's
Located in Milan, IT
A rare and unusual carpet woven in two colors with an all-over pattern of square devices. Although it was originally sourced in China, carpets of this type were influenced by the Eur...
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1930s Chinese Vintage Art Deco Textiles

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Wool

1930s Art Deco Chinese Rug with Abstract Design
Located in Milan, IT
This rare and unusual carpet, which is perhaps more reminiscent of a contemporary painting than a weaving, is decorated with a 'salt and pepper' effect through the miscellany of red ...
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1930s Chinese Vintage Art Deco Textiles

Materials

Wool

Chinese Art Deco Peacock Carpet
Located in Chicago, IL
Crafted in Shanghai, a bustling port city at the forefront of taste and culture in early 20th century China, this hand knotted Art Deco carpet has an unusually subdued taupe-colored ...
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Early 20th Century Chinese Art Deco Textiles

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Wool

Antique Geometric Chinese Rug with Polychrome Lozenges
Located in Milan, IT
A fine Peking type carpet woven by an honeycomb arrangement of polychrome lozenges with an almost random color distribution. Carpets of this type are representative of an early 20th...
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Early 20th Century Chinese Art Deco Textiles

Materials

Wool

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