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Leon Jallot Pair of Inlaid Amaranth and Nero Portoro Encoignures, c 1925, Signed

$22,000per set


An incredible and important pair of Art Deco marquetry encoignures (corner cabinets) by famed French Art Deco designer and maker Leon Jallot, circa 1920s Paris, France. We just completed restoration to both cabinets in a gorgeous French Polish which gives incredible depth and vivid detail to the exotic marquetry wood. Both cabinets are signed on the top of the cabinets, underneath the Nero Portoro marble tops. Each of the bow front corner cabinets feature exotic Amaranth (Violet Wood) veneered doors with dual fluted walnut column front legs and ebonized banded marquetry of stylized birds and leaves. Topped with matching Nero Portoro marble tops, the most expensive marble available, that have exceptional gold and white veining over a deep lustrous black background. The interior is fitted with an exotic Amboyna Burl. The mixture of all of these rare luxurious materials (Nero Portoro, Ebony, Amaranth, Amboyna Burl) provide such an exquisite foundation to these works of art by Leon Jallot. ABOUT THE ARTIST: Considered one of the most sophisticated furniture designers and makers in Paris during the Art Deco period, Leon Jallot's works were included by Emile-Jacques Ruhlmann in the furnishing of his Hotel d'un Collectionneur at the Exposition International des Art Decoratifs et Industriels Modernes held in 1925. As a result of Jallot's combination of rich materials and a carefully edited design sensibility, one of his pieces from the Exposition was purchased by the Metropolitan Museum of Art in New York, leading to inclusion of his work in exclusive exhibitions at the leading American luxury department stores, including Macy's and B. Altman in New York City and Wanamaker's in Philadelphia during the late 1920s. Léon Jallot retired in the 1940s , while his son Maurice Jallot continued the family activity until the 1950s. MEASUREMENTS: (overall) H 37" x *W 29" x D 19" *This piece is shaped as a triangle, the measurement of the rear corner to the front corners is 21" Marble is 1.25" thick CONDITION: Excellent restored condition. Restored with a French Polish lacquer. Nero Portoro marble is in very good antique condition with one hairline stable crack to one of the tops (see photos). The backs and underside of the cabinets were intentionally left unrestored. The inside of the cabinets are ready for shelves, contact us if you would like us to create custom shelves for the interiors. Ready to be used immediately.


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