French Art Deco flamed mahogany and nickeled bronze occasional or side table in the manner of legendary Art Deco Parisian furniture and interior designer, Émile-Jacques Ruhlmann. This exquisite table will be an important addition to your home or office wilth its geometric form circular top surface featuring a book-matched canvas and a circular lower book-matched shelf connected with four geometric shapely tapering supports with nickeled bronze trim resting on four slight flamed mahogany cabriole legs. Art Deco design brings the luxury and glamour of the roaring 20's to the 21st century. With its bold geometry and use of exotic woods it is exquisite creating a contrast in an antique setting or complimenting a modern and contemporary setting.
Émile-Jacques Ruhlmann (1879-1933), legendary Parisian furniture and interior designer, major contributor to the Art Deco period. With a style of a mix of drama and fragility, using delicate lines and subtle curves. He favored exotic woods such as Macassar Ebony and Brazilian Rosewood to create a gentle striking background which did not compete with the shapely geometric form of the furniture, often using embellishments such as nickeled bronze and ivory. His designs drew inspiration from the classical elements and superb craftsmanship from 18th century furniture. Not only were his designs purchased by the "elite" of that period, such as the Rothschilds and Renaults; but they were also decorated several rooms of the Élysée Palace (The official residence of the President of France) and at the Metropolitan Museum of Art in New York. Rhulmann famously quoted in 1920 for a magazine review “A clientele of artists, intellectuals and connoisseurs of modest means is very congenial, but they are not in a position to pay for all the research, the experimentation, the testing that is needed to develop a new design. Only the very rich can pay for what is new and they alone can make it fashionable. Fashions doesn’t start among the common people. Along with satisfying a desire for change, fashion’s real purpose is to display wealth.”; “Whether you want it or not, a style is just a craze. Fashion does not come up from humble backgrounds.”
Style: Art Deco
Creator: In the manner of Émile-Jacques Ruhlmann
Place of Origin: Paris, France
Period: Circa 1930
Dimensions: (24 in.Hx30 in.Wx30 in.D)
Condition: Excellent antique condition, wear consistent with age and use