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Art Deco Drawings

Art Deco furniture is characterized by its celebration of modern life. More than its emphasis on natural wood grains and focus on traditional craftsmanship, Art Deco furniture is an ode to the glamour of the “Roaring Twenties.”


The term Art Deco derives from the name of a large decorative arts exhibition held in Paris in 1925. Art Deco textile designers employed dazzling floral motifs and vivid colors, and while Art Deco furniture makers respected the dark woods and modern metals with which they worked, they frequently incorporated decorative embellishments in their pieces, such as exotic animal hides as well as veneers. Today, the style is still favored by designers looking to infuse interiors with an air of luxury and sophistication.


From mother-of-pearl inlaid vitrines to chrome aviator chairs, bold and inventive works in the Art Deco style include chaise longues (also known as chaise lounges) and curved armchairs.


At 1stDibs, browse Art Deco furniture by designer, including works by Georg Jensen and René Lalique, or by category, from angular chairs and sculptural burl wood tables to lighting and decorative objects.

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"Arcadian Scene with Lute, Lyre & Guitar," Detailed Art Deco Drawing by Ulreich
Located in Philadelphia, PA
Drawn by one of the great muralists for Radio City Music Hall -- Eduard Buk Ulreich -- this beautifully detailed Art Deco scene shows a caped nude figure at its center, flanked by go...
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1930s American Vintage Art Deco Drawings

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French Art Deco Black and White Framed Drawing
Located in Houston, TX
Beautifully executed stylized French Art Deco black and white drawing in a giltwood frame with glass, circa 1925.  
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1920s French Vintage Art Deco Drawings

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"Floating Man," Study for Ceiling Mural with Male Nude by Allyn Cox, 1920s
Located in Philadelphia, PA
"Floating Man," study for ceiling mural with male nude by Allyn Cox, 1920s This dramatic drawing, which demonstrates the artist's mastery of the human figure, was made by Allyn Cox a...
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1920s American Vintage Art Deco Drawings

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Etching for Chapter XIV of ‘La Belle Enfant’ by Raoul Dufy
Located in CH
Raoul Dufy (French, 1877-1953). Etching for Chapter XIV of La Belle Enfant. Measures: Sheet: 12 11/16 x 9 11/16 in. (32.3 x 24.6 cm).
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1920s French Vintage Art Deco Drawings

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"Ship Building," 1930s Era WPA Mural Study with Sailors by Allyn COX
Located in Philadelphia, PA
Best known for a series of murals for the U.S. Capitol Building, the artist Allyn COX also proposed murals for other buildings, and this study is an excellent example. His drawing de...
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1940s American Vintage Art Deco Drawings

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"The Idealized City," Depiction of Classicized, Homophile Paradise by Goor
Located in Philadelphia, PA
This idealized view of a Greek city of cliffside temples and columned walls climbing a craggy mountain is also the depiction of a homophile Shangri-La, where lithe nude male figures ...
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1960s French Vintage Art Deco Drawings

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French Art Deco Painting Woman Holding a Flower, Signed Chasquest Dated 1930
Located in Arles, FR
Vivid and striking, this Classic Art Deco watercolor of an exotic woman holding a flower in one hand was painted by Chasquest, perhaps as a costume design for a Hollywood production ...
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Early 20th Century French Art Deco Drawings

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French Art Deco Painting Exotic Woman Holding a Dove Signed Chasquest Dated 1930
Located in Arles, FR
Vivid and striking, this Classic Art Deco watercolor of an exotic female figure holding a bird in one hand was painted by Chasquest, perhaps as a costume design for a Hollywood produ...
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Early 20th Century French Art Deco Drawings

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French Deco Set of 20 Benedictus Pouchoir Plates of the Portfolio of Variations
Located in North Miami, FL
These amazing pouchoir plates are from the French Art Deco portfolio of Edouard Benedictus of textile designs and fabric designs. They are not framed but still remain in the original...
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1920s French Vintage Art Deco Drawings

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Paper, Watercolor

"Untitled" Erté Fashion Gouache Illustration
Located in Cookeville, TN
Offering this fabulous Erte' gouache illustration of a stunning woman in a gown. The gown features silver and gold dots in a geometric design. It depicts a cape and muff. The cape is...
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Early 20th Century French Art Deco Drawings

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Erté Fashion Gouache Illustration
Located in Cookeville, TN
Roman De Tirtoff, known by the pseudonym Erté, was a Russian-born French designer who flourished in many fields including set design, fashion, and the graphic arts, spanning most of ...
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Early 20th Century French Art Deco Drawings

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Erte' Grey and White Polka Dots
Located in Cookeville, TN
Erté was a Russian artist and designer known for his glamorous opera sets, jewelry, costumes, and graphic arts. His work is quintessentially emblematic of the Art Deco style in its u...
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Early 20th Century French Art Deco Drawings

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Erté Black Gown
Located in Cookeville, TN
Erté was a Russian artist and designer known for his glamorous opera sets, jewelry, costumes, and graphic arts. His work is quintessentially emblematic of the Art Deco style in its u...
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20th Century French Art Deco Drawings

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"Sampling Chocolates," Quintessential Art Deco Drawing with Blindfolded Flapper
Located in Philadelphia, PA
This original, signed drawing by John Held, Jr. -- whose artistry helped to define the Jazz Age and enliven the pages of America's most sophisticated magazines -- depicts a tuxedoed ...
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1920s American Vintage Art Deco Drawings

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Major Felten 'Bilitis' American Art Deco Female Nude Charcoal Drawing
Located in New York, NY
American Art Deco charcoal and black and white chalk drawing of a nude woman, created by Major Felten in the 1930s. The piece depicts a nude woman in a sensuous pose, seated within o...
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1930s American Vintage Art Deco Drawings

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"Design for 1925 Art Deco Expo Pavilion," Extraordinary Architectural Rendering
Located in Philadelphia, PA
Although Herbert Hoover did not support the presence of a pavilion for the United States at the famed Exposition Internationale des Arts Décoratifs et Industriels Modernes (Internati...
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1920s French Vintage Art Deco Drawings

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"Contemplation," Brilliantly-Hued Pastel Drawing of Standing Male Nude by Cox
Located in Philadelphia, PA
Sensuous and vividly-hued, this pastel drawing of a standing male nude with his head resting against the wall was made by Allyn Cox, son of the famous muralist Kenyon Cox. The younge...
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1930s American Vintage Art Deco Drawings

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"Three-Quarters Standing Male Nude," Drawing by Allyn Cox, US Capitol Muralist
Located in Philadelphia, PA
Beautifully and sensitively drawn, this depiction of a standing male nude, three-quarters view, was created by Allyn Cox, son of the famous muralist Kenyon Cox. The younger Allyn was...
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1920s American Vintage Art Deco Drawings

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Watercolor Under-Glass Signed and Dated Perrey, circa 1888
Located in Stamford, CT
A watercolor under-glass signed and dated Perrey, circa 1888. A naked beauty standing on the moon. This highly sought after American artists work was acquired from a Northern New Jer...
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Late 19th Century American Antique Art Deco Drawings

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"Picnic Apocryphal," Sophisticated Art Deco Drawing by Benito, Vogue Pioneer
Located in Philadelphia, PA
This large and important drawing was made by Eduardo Benito, the pioneering artist who helped to establish the impossibly sophisticated images of modern women and men promulgated by ...
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1930s French Vintage Art Deco Drawings

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Black Man Pastel Painting Signed Paul Colin, 1925
Located in Malaga, ES
Black man pastel painting signed Paul Colin, 1925. Dimensions with frame: 59.5 x 44 x 2.5cm.
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Early 20th Century French Art Deco Drawings

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Pencil, Watercolor and Pastel Painting WPA, 1935
Located in Lambertville, NJ
A WPA period drawing pastel created with the intention of making a mural, Titled "The Choice" between war and humanity. It features Napoleon, Pershing, Bismark, Roosevelt, Pasteur. S...
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1930s North American Vintage Art Deco Drawings

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Glass, Hardwood, Paper

Henri Deluermoz, Licking Cat, France, 1920
Located in Catonvielle, FR
Henri Deluermoz (1876-1943), Licking cat, France, 1920. Gouache on bistre paper, signed with the red monogram "HD" lower left. dimensions without frame: 28 / 40cm Pupil of Gustave ...
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1920s French Vintage Art Deco Drawings

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"Female Nude, Cubist Landscape," Art Deco Drawing, Radio City Music Hall Artist
Located in Philadelphia, PA
One of the finest artworks we have ever seen by famed Radio City Music Hall artist, Eduard Buk Ulreich, this ink and gouache drawing depicts a slender, statuesque female nude surroun...
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1930s American Vintage Art Deco Drawings

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Carpet Sketch, Blue
Located in Paris, FR
Watercolor and ink on paper. Signed and dated lower right.
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1930s French Vintage Art Deco Drawings

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Art Deco Interior Architectural Drawing with Period Cerused Oak Frame
Located in New York, NY
An Art Deco modernist interior architectural drawing, with a period frame of “céruse” finish over maple. Size framed: 15" high x 11 3/4" wide.
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1940s American Vintage Art Deco Drawings

"An Unexpected Question," Atmospheric Illustration for Modern Priscilla Magazine
Located in Philadelphia, PA
Although Aiden Lassell Ripley, a prominent Boston artist, was best known for his wildlife subjects, he was also an important muralist and illustrator earlier in his career. This char...
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1920s American Vintage Art Deco Drawings

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Charcoal Drawing of a Young Man by P. Bonamini
Located in New York, NY
Charcoal drawing on paper by Sicilian artist P. Bonamini. Recently framed.
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1930s Italian Vintage Art Deco Drawings

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"Bringing the Light," Ambitious and Sensuous Drawing with Nudes by Gaston Goor
Located in Philadelphia, PA
Mysterious and sensuous, this complex drawing depicting an array of young nude figures, with three female and male figures holding orbs of light hovering overhead, was made by Gaston...
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1950s French Vintage Art Deco Drawings

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Antilopes Cervicapres
Located in Paris, FR
Pencil, charcoal and oil pastel on cardboard. Signed lower right.
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1930s French Vintage Art Deco Drawings

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Rare Collage by Henri Nouveau, 1929
Located in Paris, FR
"Copy", 1929 Rare collage, signed with the initials and dated 1929 in the lower right corner. It is marked "6 December 90 cat 14" on the back. Provenance: Former collection Cavale...
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1920s European Vintage Art Deco Drawings

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Charles Real "circus", Signed Charcoal Drawing
Located in Saint-Ouen, FR
Charles Real (1898-1979) "circus". Signed Charcoal Drawing Probably a study for a painting.
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1930s European Vintage Art Deco Drawings

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Leon Kroll Charcoal Study for Central Panel of Worcester Mural
Located in Sharon, CT
Important Leon Kroll charcoal on prepared illustration board. Unsigned but annotated verso in the artist's hand: 'Study of head for woman with children- central panel'. This refers ...
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1930s American Vintage Art Deco Drawings

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"Anubis, Conductor of Souls," Stylized, Muscular Depiction of Egyptian God
Located in Philadelphia, PA
This striking Art Deco drawing by Louis Léon Eugène Billotey depicts the jackal-headed, human-bodied Anubis, God of the Afterlife and conductor of souls. Billotey won the Grand Prix ...
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1930s French Vintage Art Deco Drawings

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Framed Illustration in Giltwood Frame "Her First Drawing" Signed 1911
Located in Oklahoma City, OK
Horizontal giltwood framed illustration titled "Her First Drawing". Signed and dated 1911. Amazingly intricate drawing of a little girl doctoring a dog. Stunning attention to detail....
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1910s American Vintage Art Deco Drawings

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Wood, Giltwood, Paper

Rene Buthaud Mixed-Media on Paper Woman in Green Dress, Signed and Dated 1924
Located in Hudson, NY
Rene Buthaud woman in green dress, signed and dated 1924 mixed-media on paper Provenance: The artist, collection Michel Fortin, Paris: Collection of Stephen Engel, Florida: Literatur...
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Early 20th Century Art Deco Drawings

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Rene Buthaud Mixed-Media on Paper Woman in Green Dress, Signed and Dated 1924
Located in Hudson, NY
Rene Buthaud woman in green dress, signed and dated 1924 mixed-media on paper Provenance: The artist, collection Michel Fortin, Paris: Collection of Stephen Engel, Florida: Literatur...
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Early 20th Century Art Deco Drawings

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Diego Rivera Signed Charcoal Detail Study for a Mural Section
Located in Hudson, NY
Offered is an original Diego Rivera charcoal drawing on paper. It is signed on the front lower right. On the reverse It is dated, titled "Ofrenda a los Muertos" and has a Christies l...
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Early 20th Century Art Deco Drawings

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Phyllis 'Pele' De Lappe Art Deco 1932 Mixed-Media drawing, Coney Island, NY
Located in Hudson, NY
Offered is a signed and dated Phyllis (Pele) De Lappe Art Deco mixed-media drawing of young men and women on the beach at Coney Island, New York . She worked with and was a friend of...
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1930s American Vintage Art Deco Drawings

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"Progress of Civilization" Art Deco Masterpiece by Muralist Aiden Lassell Ripley
Located in Philadelphia, PA
In this remarkable drawing, famed muralist Lassell Ripley depicts primitive man, warming himself by the fire with little to wear, looking into the distance toward the bright, white A...
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1930s American Vintage Art Deco Drawings

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Male Nude in Art Deco-Cubist Manner by Lenoir, 1920s
Located in Philadelphia, PA
Beautifully realized, this depiction of a male nude leaning against a rock formation shows the stylization characteristic of the Modern or Art Deco movement of the 1920s, as well as ...
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1920s French Vintage Art Deco Drawings

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Set of Six Art Deco Illustrations
Located in Forest Row, East Sussex
Set of six blue crayon vignettes, possibly designs for later Art Deco illustrations or paintings. Media: blue crayon on paper in later frame. Artist: Walpole Champneys (1879-1961)...
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1930s Vintage Art Deco Drawings

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Naked Young Beauty on Lambskin, French Art Deco, Pastel
Located in Copenhagen, Denmark
Naked young beauty on lambskin, French Art Deco, pastel. Indistinctly signed, dated 1925, French artist. In excellent condition. Measures: 63 x 44 cm. The beautiful Art Deco frame...
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1920s French Vintage Art Deco Drawings

Pastel Portrait Female Nude
Located in West Palm Beach, FL
This beautiful pastel portrait was recently acquired from a London, England estate and it dates to the late 1920s. The artist Robert Louis Raymond Duflos was known for his pastel por...
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Early 20th Century French Art Deco Drawings

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Andre Derain "Seated Woman" French Sanguine Drawing on Paper, Framed
Located in New York, NY
French framed nude study drawing by Andre Derain (French, 1880-1954) titled "Seated Woman," in sanguine red chalk / pastel on Ingres paper. The piece is stamped in the lower right co...
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1920s French Vintage Art Deco Drawings

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Four French Art Deco Fashion Drawings 20th Century Women Fashion Design Sketches
Located in Milan, IT
Set of four women fashion drawings, French Art Deco original designs, hand painted with Chinese ink and gouache on paper, featuring Art Deco fashion influence and depicting female cl...
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Early 20th Century French Art Deco Drawings

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Selection of Modernist Figural Art
Located in Atlanta, GA
Selection of modernist figural art or gallery wall, circa 1930s-1960s. They are: On the top row, from left to right: 1) Nude female pen and ink drawing, circa 1930s. It measures 11" ...
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1960s French Vintage Art Deco Drawings

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Glass, Wood, Paper

"Standing Male Nude," Dramatic Study for Clark Library, UCLA, 1925
Located in Philadelphia, PA
Full of drama -- and showing the influence of Renaissance and Baroque precedents -- this study on rich, brown paper was executed by Allyn COX in preparation for the artist's decorati...
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1920s American Vintage Art Deco Drawings

"Nudes Among the Ruins," Vivid Mural Study with Male Nudes by Allyn Cox
Located in Philadelphia, PA
This sun-drenched scene, drawn with a vivid palette of bright Mediterranean blues and chalk whites, shows a pattern of gridding by the artist, indicating that this drawing served as ...
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1940s American Vintage Art Deco Drawings

"Boxer in Triumph," Rare Ink Drawing of Male Boxer with Arms Raised, 1929
Located in Philadelphia, PA
This 1929 vintage ink and inkwash drawing of a bare-chested boxer is turned away from the viewer, his gloved hands raised high as if the fight has just been won. The artist, William ...
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1920s American Vintage Art Deco Drawings

Two Ladies by Louis Icart, Pastel and Charcoal Drawing, 1930s
Located in Paris, FR
"Two Elegant Ladies" by Louis Icart (1888-1950). Pastel and charcoal on cream paper, signed at the bottom left "Louis Icart." Beautiful period frame. Art Deco, 1930s. Original dr...
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1930s French Vintage Art Deco Drawings

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Charles Real "Circus", Charcoal Drawing Signed Lower Left
Located in Saint-Ouen, FR
Charles Real (1898-1979) "Circus". Charcoal drawing signed lower left. Measures: 65 x 100cm.
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1930s French Vintage Art Deco Drawings

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Marcel Delmotte "Nude Couché", Drawing Signed M. Delmotte and Dated
Located in Saint-Ouen, FR
Marcel Delmotte (1901-1984) "Nude Couché", drawing signed M. Delmotte and dated 1937.
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1930s French Vintage Art Deco Drawings

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Original Etching by AC Webb Paris of Mather Tower Chicago
Located in Dallas, TX
Presenting a very rare original etching by Alonzo C. Webb of the City of Chicago with a view of Downtown from circa 1930. A visual and historic recording of 'the Windy City's' his...
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Early 20th Century American Art Deco Drawings

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Parchment Paper

Original Etching by AC Webb of Chicago Skyline in 1930
Located in Dallas, TX
Presenting a very rare original etching by Alonzo C. Webb of the City of Chicago with a view of Downtown from 1930. This etching is in superb original condition. It is an origi...
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Early 20th Century American Art Deco Drawings

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Parchment Paper

Morris Henry Hobbs Etching of Chicago
Located in Dallas, TX
Presenting a very rare original etching by Morris Henry Hobbs of the City of Chicago with a view from Lake Michigan from circa 1930. This etching is badly in need of some professi...
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Early 20th Century American Art Deco Drawings

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Parchment Paper

"Seated Black Nude," Important and Rare Drawing by John Grabach
Located in Philadelphia, PA
John Grabach, best known for his cityscapes and genre scenes, much coveted by collectors in America, was also a master of the nude, which this drawing amply demonstrates. This exampl...
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1930s American Vintage Art Deco Drawings

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Charcoal, Paper

"Nude Study," Rare and Important Drawing by John Grabach
Located in Philadelphia, PA
Although this drawing depicts a male nude, the artist here is clearly focusing on the power of his arms, hands and legs in particular. John Grabach, best known for his cityscapes and...
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1930s American Vintage Art Deco Drawings

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Charcoal, Paper