Skip to main content
Want more images or videos?
Request additional images or videos from the seller
1 of 18

Donald Deskey Art Deco Dressing Table Vanity with Round Mirror for Widdicomb

About the Item

Wonderful period streamline Art Deco design vanity dressing table & vanity stool with large round mirror by Donald Deskey (1894-1989) for Widdicomb furniture in maple veneer with aluminum details. Cream lacquered handles and highlights. Mirror is 41.5"d x 1.13"d, Stool is 20.5" dia, x 17.5"h. Older restoration, saw very little use since restored, used in guest bedroom. Mahogany drawers with dovetails, Label. Shown without glass shelf, 8" x 25.5" x 3/16", will ship new glass with vanity. Part of a complete bedroom suite, that I have separated and listed for sale. Also available tall dresser, low dresser with mirror, pair of twin beds and single nightstand. Inspired by the European Art Deco style, Minnesota-born Donald Deskey helped establish a look that became known as "Streamlined Modern." He first gained note as a designer when he created window displays for the Franklin Simon Department Store in Manhattan in 1926. In the 1930s, he won the competition to design the interiors for Radio City Music Hall. In the 1940s he started the graphic design firm Donald Deskey Associates and made some of the most recognizable icons of the day.
  • Creator:
    Widdicomb Furniture Co. (Manufacturer),Donald Deskey (Designer)
  • Dimensions:
    Height: 35.63 in (90.51 cm)Width: 47.88 in (121.62 cm)Depth: 20.88 in (53.04 cm)
  • Sold As:
    Set of 3
  • Style:
    Art Deco (Of the Period)
  • Materials and Techniques:
  • Place of Origin:
  • Period:
  • Date of Manufacture:
    1930s
  • Condition:
    Refinished. Wear consistent with age and use. Nice older restoration / refinishing, has seen little use since. Light scuffs, mohair has some indentation from storing , maybe come out over time or steam it out. Shown without glass shelf, 8" x 25.5" x 3/16", will ship new glass with vanity.
  • Seller Location:
    St. Louis, MO
  • Reference Number:
    1stDibs: LU820238324692
More From This SellerView All
  • C. G. Kimerly for Widdicomb 1940s Dramatic Art Deco Large Round Mirror Vanity
    By Widdicomb Furniture Co.
    Located in St. Louis, MO
    C. G. Kimerly for Widdicomb Lacquered Greek key base and casing with bleached mahogany drawers and brass pulls. Dramatic large round mirror with gl...
    Category

    Vintage 1940s American Art Deco Vanities

    Materials

    Brass

  • 1930s Donald Deskey Art Deco Low Maple Dresser with Round Mirror for Widdicomb
    By Donald Deskey, Widdicomb Furniture Co.
    Located in St. Louis, MO
    Wonderful period streamline Art Deco design low dresser with round mirror by Donald Deskey (1894-1989) for Widdicomb furniture in maple veneer with aluminum details. Cream lacquered ...
    Category

    Vintage 1930s American Art Deco Dressers

    Materials

    Aluminum

  • Sleek Donald Deskey Art Deco High Boy Dresser for Widdicomb Furniture in Maple
    By Widdicomb Furniture Co., Donald Deskey
    Located in St. Louis, MO
    Wonderful period streamline Art Deco design highboy dresser by Donald Deskey (1894-1989) for Widdicomb furniture in maple veneer and aluminum details. Cream lacquered handles and hig...
    Category

    Vintage 1930s American Art Deco Dressers

    Materials

    Aluminum

  • Machine Age or Art Deco Side Table in the Style of Donald Deskey
    By Donald Deskey
    Located in St. Louis, MO
    Beautifully restored Machine Age or Art Deco side table in the style of Donald Deskey. Purchased from a long time Art Deco collectors estate in St. Louis. Fresh restoration, chrome i...
    Category

    Vintage 1930s American Art Deco Side Tables

    Materials

    Chrome

  • Art Deco or Machine Age Donald Deskey Style Solid Brass Streamlined Andirons
    By Donald Deskey, Walter Von Nessen
    Located in St. Louis, MO
    Pair of Donald Deskey style classic Art Deco, Machine Age, Streamline design solid brass andirons. Very heavy and well made, with slight patina to brass. These also favor a Walter...
    Category

    Vintage 1930s American Art Deco Andirons

    Materials

    Brass, Iron

  • Rare Donald Deskey New York City Times Square Box
    By Donald Deskey
    Located in St. Louis, MO
    Very rare only a few know to exist. Signed deskey and with monogram DV in the design lacquered wood with an applied ink on paper work under lacquer circa 1926. produced by Deskey-Vollmer, New York. David A. Hanks and Jennifer Toher, Donald Deskey: Decorative Designs and Interiors, New York, 1987, p. 9 J. Stewart Johnson, American Modern 1925-1940: Design for a New Age, New York, 2000 (for a related cigarette box from the collection of John C. Waddell) The iconography Deskey chose to portray recounts a "night on the town'' in New York City, similar in subject to the “Jazz” bowl...
    Category

    Vintage 1920s American Art Deco Decorative Boxes

You May Also Like
  • Donald Deskey Art Deco Vanity for Widdicomb circa 1930s
    By Donald Deskey
    Located in Atlanta, GA
    Streamlined Art Deco Vanity, designed by Donald Deskey for Widdicomb, American, circa 1930s. This is piece is currently being refinished and can be completed in your choice of color....
    Category

    Vintage 1930s American Art Deco Vanities

    Materials

    Metal

  • Donald Deskey Art Deco Vanity + Stool & Mirror in Highly Figured Avodire 1940s
    By Donald Deskey
    Located in Dallas, TX
    Extraordinary vanity table with mirror and stool crafted from highly figured ribbon Avodire wood. Created by the Holland Furniture Company in the 1940s. Donald Deskey at this time was designing for the Baker furniture company which had just relocated their factory to Holland Michigan as well as the Widdicomb Company which was located only 30 minutes away in Grand Rapids. This set was acquired from the original owners and is absolutely amazing. The simple design effortlessly bridges the gap between Art Deco and Postwar Modernism. We also have a matching pair of Tall Dressers...
    Category

    Mid-20th Century American Vanities

    Materials

    Mirror, Wood

  • Art Deco Machine Age Double Sided Theater Dressing Room Table, Vanity Mirror
    By Kem Weber, Donald Deskey
    Located in Buffalo, NY
    Art Deco machine age double-sided theater dressing room table, vanity mirror, elegant and super stylish, amazing detailing. Tubular chrome and birc...
    Category

    Vintage 1930s American Art Deco Vanities

    Materials

    Chrome

  • Art Deco Vanity / Dressing Table
    Located in Pomona, CA
    A genuine Art Deco vanity / dressing table in mahogany. Chrome hardware and mirror surround. Inset mirror top. Features one cupboard and 2 drawers. ci...
    Category

    Vintage 1930s French Art Deco Vanities

    Materials

    Metal

  • Art Deco Donald Deskey Style Palisander Wood and Marble Vanity w/ Full Mirror
    Located in Van Nuys, CA
    Art-Deco Donald Deskey style vanity, full-length mirror. The stunning Palisander Rosewood piece has a full-length beveled mirror, with a small cabinet to each side, each with a drawe...
    Category

    Vintage 1930s American Vanities

    Materials

    Palisander

  • Art Deco Oak Lady's Dressing Vanity with Mirrors
    Located in New York, NY
    Art Deco oak dressing vanity with a stationary central beveled mirror flanked by swing beveled mirrors, one door with marquetry to left side and four...
    Category

    Early 20th Century Art Deco Vanities

    Materials

    Quartz

Recently Viewed

View All