This is a fantastic antique Art Deco burr walnut cocktail cabinet, circa 1930 in date. The hinged top opens to reveal a bleached interior with mirrored back and clear perspex glass and bottle holder. This is a fall front central section to hold bottles of drinks and mixers, with a pair of cupboard doors to the base The cabinet has the original working locks and key. There is also a working light in each of the two upper sections which when switched on makes the cabinet look even more glamorous. It is a very entertaining piece which will make a wonderful addition to your lounge. Condition: In excellent condition having been beautifully restored in our workshops, please see photos for confirmation. Dimensions in cm: Height 139 x width 80 x depth 54. Dimensions in inches: Height 4 feet, 7 inches x width 2 feet, 7 inches x depth 1 foot, 9 inches. Art Deco or Deco, is an influential visual arts design style which first appeared in France during the 1920s, flourished internationally during the 1930s and 1940s. It is an eclectic style that combines traditional craft motifs with Machine Ageimagery and materials. The style is often characterized by rich colours, bold geometric shapes, and lavish ornamentation. Deco emerged from the Interwar period when rapid industrialization was transforming culture. One of its major attributes is an embrace of technology. This distinguishes Deco from the organic motifs favored by its predecessor Art Nouveau. Historian Bevis Hillier defined Art Deco as "an assertively modern style...[that] ran to symmetry rather than asymmetry, and to the rectilinear rather than the curvilinear; it responded to the demands of the machine and of new material...[and] the requirements of mass production". During its heyday Art Deco represented luxury, glamour, exuberance, and faith in social and technological progress. Burr walnut: Refers to the swirling figure present in nearly all walnut when cut and polished, and especially in the wood taken from the base of the tree where it joins the roots. However the true burr is a rare growth on the tree where hundreds of tiny branches have started to grow. Burr walnut produces some of the most complex and beautiful figuring you can find.
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