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Important Double Dresser by Vladimir Kagan for Kagan-Dreyfuss, 1950s, Signed

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This very rare and important sculptural double dresser was designed by Vladimir Kagan and handcrafted by Kagan-Dreyfuss Inc during the 1950s in New York. Each of the two chests are signed on the back with Kagan-Dreyfuss New York stamps. Expansive 100" width provides exceptional storage. Kagan-Dreyfuss (1950-1960) stamped pieces are amongst the most sought after by collectors and investors of art and design. Hugo Dreyfuss retired in 1960 making this piece dated to 1950-1960 and within Kagan's prime years. Stamped pieces are extremely hard to find and demand exceptional value, and this dresser is double stamped (one on each chest). Featuring a sculpted solid walnut base with two side by side walnut chests attached on top, each with four drawers. Drawers with recessed fronts to allow for a handle-less design. Each drawer has removable compartments, the two top drawers with additional compartments for organizing socks and underwear or for use as a sideboard to organize silverware. Exotic yet refined design for the most discerning client. We have the matching nightstands as can be seen in the photos, in additional we have a full suite of other 1950s Vladimir Kagan designs which compliments the dresser and nightstands, a photo of one Kagan for Grosfeld House 1950s sofa can be seen in the photos but contact us for more details on the other items from this suite. This important collectors piece by Vladimir Kagan was restored in a French Polish giving it a thick glass-like finish which protects it from regular daily use and gives the deep walnut grain a vibrant and refined appearance. French Polish is the most expensive and labor intensive finish that is often reserved for the finest items, usually for exotic woods and often seen on important Rosewood and Macassar Ebony Art Deco cabinets. The deep watery-sheen is created through many hand applied coats and hand polished to a thick glass-like finish. The results are just exquisite, and this important piece is now ready for immediate placement in any high-end luxury designer project. This Vladimir Kagan for Kagan-Dreyfuss sculpture dresser would work great in a Mid-Century Modern, Space Age Mod, Scandanavian Modern or Danish Modern home or penthouse apartment but could also look fantastic in a Post-Modern, Contemporary or Zen / Minimalism room. Also consider mixing it up in a Traditional, Transitional, Hollywood Regency, Classical or Art Deco room with a splash of juxtaposition. Would also be an apt choice in a commercial project such as a hotel lobby lounge or members club, creative design studio or high-rise executive office. Ideal for use as a dresser in a bedroom, but also consider as a sideboard or buffet in a dining room, a credenza for an office or entryway, or media cabinet in a den or living room. MEASUREMENTS: H 32.25" x W 100" x D 19" CONDITION: Restored with a French Polish. We left it's original age visible on the back and underside of the cabinet. Some small veneer repairs barely noticeable unless with close inspection. Incredibly gorgeous piece, ready for immediate use in any high-end luxury application.
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  • Dimensions:
    Height: 32.25 in (81.92 cm)Width: 100 in (254 cm)Depth: 19 in (48.26 cm)
  • Style:
    Mid-Century Modern (Of the Period)
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  • Date of Manufacture:
    1950s
  • Condition:
    Refinished. Excellent restored condition. See description for more details. Ready for immediate use.
  • Seller Location:
    Los Angeles, CA
  • Reference Number:
    1stDibs: LU1330232849882
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