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Exceptional Asymmetric Student Desk by Eugène Printz, Art Déco, France, 1930s


This asymmetric desk was designed by Eugène Printz (1889-1948) for the famous Cité Universitaire Internationale de Paris (a unique place where multiple residences - one per country - for international students were developed in the 1930s). It is made of varnished mahogany, has two drawers with patinated metal handles and is partly covered with canvas with a shagreen pattern. It is in its original condition and has not been restored. The drawer key is missing. The gallery has also in stock a matching book shelf which was also designed by Printz for the same residence.


  • Condition
    Good. This desk is in its original condition and has not be restored hence its beautiful patina, some scratches to the varnish and a few tears to the fabric on its front part (see photos).
  • Wear
    Wear consistent with age and use.
  • Dimensions

    H 35.83 in. x W 44.49 in. x D 21.66 in.

    H 91 cm x W 113 cm x D 55 cm

  • Seller location
    Paris, FR
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