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Donald Deskey American Art Deco Chair and Armchair

Donald Deskey (1894 – 1969) designed this very rare arm and side chair for the Ficks Reed Company of Cincinnati, Ohio in 1933. The chairs are of square tube nickel steel with fine cream leather upholstery. The arm chair is 18” wide, 22” deep and 29” high. The side chair is 18” wide, 22” deep and 29” high. The chairs are in excellent condition and are included in the book, American Art Deco Furniture.

American Art Deco “Stair-Step” Mirrored Screen

This American art deco machine age mirrored screen is from the 1930’s. The three panels range in height from 61” to 69” and are banded in nickel. The unique nickel hinges allow the panels to move forward or back. The reverse is constructed of cherry wood and small nickell feet keep the screen off the floor. Each panel is 15” wide and the screen is 45” wide when unfolded.

American Art Deco Card Table With a Secret

This American art deco card table is from the 1930’s. When a latch underneath is undone, a “butterfly” leaf springs into place, making a buffet table or dining table. The four legs taper and are of solid beech wood, the table top is beech veneer.. The table is 30” high and 31” on each side, when the leaf is released the table is 42 ½” long.

Four American Art Deco Arm Chairs

This set of four sculptural arm chairs are a splendid example of American art deco craftsmanship. The chairs, upholstered in dark gray cut cotton, have sabre front legs and bow rear legs with a connecting stretcher. The curved arms and all exposed wood is stained beech. Each chair is 22” wide, 22” deep and 32” high.

Dynamique Creations American Art Deco Cabinet

A fantastic small cabinet by America’s first and arguably finest modern furniture firms, Dynamique Creations. In 1929 Johnson-Hadley-Johnson of Grand Rapids decided to produce the first complete line of furniture in the United States. They named the new company “Dynamique Creations", hired David Robertson Smith to do the designs, used their best cabinet makers and chose the most elegant veneers to create furniture that stood up to the best that France was selling in the modern manner. For their main veneer on this cabinet, they chose highly figured Hungarian Ash, a rare and costly wood. The pulls, knobs, feet and trim are American walnut, the bottom of the drawers is rosewood. It is model number 2579 in the company catalog and is 19” wide, 11” deep, and 33” tall. Two demilune shelves extend from one side, one 4” deep, the other 5 ½” deep.

Red Lacquer American Art Deco Side Table Pair

A striking combination of red lacquer and bright copper. This pair of American art deco demilune side tables were a product of The American Specialty Corporation of Indianapolis, Indiana in the 1930's; one of the tables is so marked. A new finish of red lacquer has been professionally applied and the copper polished, then clear lacquered so fingerprints and weather will not disturb the beauty of the tables. The tables are very well made… even the screws are made of solid copper. Each table is 23" high, 24" wide, and 12" deep. 

Pair of White Lacquer Modernage End Tables

This pair of white lacquer American art deco end tables was made for and retailed by the Modernage Furniture Company in New York City, the largest “Moderne” furniture store in America in the 1930’s.  The curved supports link the rectangular base with the top…and are bisected by a shelf.  The tables each measure 25” x 12” and are 26” high.

Modernage American Art Deco China Cabinet

This American art deco china cabinet was manufactured and retailed by Modernage Furniture, New York ca 1933. The cabinet is of American walnut veneers with solid walnut pulls. The cabinet has an indented foot, two doors on the bottom half open to reveal a shelf. A drawer separates the top which has two glazed doors covering adjustable shelves and an open center with two adjustable shelves. The bottom doors and the glazed doors have locks with the original keys. The cabinet has been refinished and is in excellent condition. It is 36“ wide, 14 ½” deep, and 72 ¼” tall.

American Art Deco Coffee Table

This American art deco coffee table is from the 1930’s. The circular black top is supported by flat bands of chrome steel which cross at the bottom and attach to the sides of the top. The table is 26 ¼” in diameter and 16 ¼” high. It has been freshly lacquered, the metal rechromed and the table is house ready.

Kem Weber American Art Deco Chair and Settee Davenport

Kem WeberKem Weber
American [1889 - 1963] 

Karl Emanuel Martin Weber studied under Bruno Paul who guided him to design and supervise the construction of the German Pavilion at the 1910 International Exposition in Brussels, leading to his commission to do the German section at the Panama-Pacific Exposition. World War I broke out and Weber was trapped in America. In the early 1920's, Weber became Art Director for Barker Brothers in Santa Barbara, California, designing several lines of modern furniture. In 1927 he left Barker Brothers (but remained as design consultant) and opened his own design studio in Los Angeles. Weber designed furniture for Higgins Mfg.Co., Meyers Co., Berkley and Gay, Haskelite Mfg., Karpen Furniture Co., Noha Furniture Co., Grand Rapids Furniture Co., and Lloyd Mfg. Co. He also designed a line of modern clocks for the Lawson Clock Co. ***We are actively buying Kem Weber furniture as well as other top designers and art deco furniture from the...
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(1889-1963) designed this chair and settee davenport for Lloyd Manufacturing Company, Menominee, Michigan in 1938, the only year they were produced. The frames are of chrome plated 1” tubular steel with a veneered bottom board and black enameled armrests. The removable marshall spring-filled seat and back cushions are finished in black vinyl with white trim. Known in the company literature as the CD-21-D Chair and the SD-21-D Settee Davenport, both have been reupholstered in new vinyl and the chrome shined. The chair is 27” wide, 36” deep and 32” high, the settee davenport is 65” wide,  36”deep and 32” high.

Donald Deskey for AMODEC American Art Deco Bedroom Set

Donald Deskey (1894-1989) designed this bedroom set in 1931 for AMODEC (American Modern Decoration), a company he founded. The line was produced for him by the Thomasville Chair Company and the Finch Furniture Company, both of Thomasville, North Carolina. Constructed of natural finished figured primavera veneers and mahogany stained maple trim. The set consists of a headboard, two nightstands and a four drawer chest. The chest , which measures 35 ½” wide, 18 ¼” deep and 45 ½” high is stenciled on the back “AMODEC line 13, No 927-10 chest”, a metal “AMODEC” tag is in the top drawer of the chest. The two nightstands are 14 ½” wide, 18” deep and 27 ¼” high, one stand has a metal “AMODEC” tag. The headboard is stenciled on the back “AMODEC line 13, No 927-6 bed” and is 57” wide and 36” high.

Modernage American Art Deco Coffee Table

This American art deco black lacquer coffee table was made and retailed by Modernage Furniture Company, New York. Modernage promoted their location at 162 East 33rd St as “East of the Empire State” (Building). The table has been re-lacquered and has a black mirror inset into the top. The table is 36” long, 18” wide and 17” high. It is in excellent condition.

Modernage American Art Deco Black Lacquer Side Table Short

This American art deco black lacquer end table was made and retailed by Modernage Furniture Company in New York City. They proclaimed themselves in the 1930’s as “the largest modern furniture store in America”. The table is 12” wide, 25” long and 22” high. The table has been refinished and is in excellent condition. This is the shorter version of the table.

Wolfgang Hoffmann American Art Deco End Table

Wolfgang HoffmannWolfgang Hoffmann
American [1900 - 1969] 

Wolfgang Hoffmann was born in Vienna, Austria in 1900. The son of the famous architect and Wiener Werkstatte co-founder, Joseph Hoffmann, Wolfgang was early trained in the Decorative Arts. While in Vienna, Wolfgang met and married his wife, Pola, who had been born in Poland in 1902 and was studying under Joseph Hoffmann at the Vienna School of Design. In 1925 the couple arrived in New York and worked for Joseph Urban in the American branch of the Wiener Werkstatte. Leaving Urban, the Hoffmanns formed an independent design team with offices on Madison Avenue in New York. During the late 1920's and early 1930's the Hoffmanns designed custom furniture for private clients. The Hoffmanns' work was shown at both the 1928 and 1929 American Designers Gallery Exhibitions. In 1932 Wolfgang was asked to assist Joseph Urban in developing the color scheme for the 1933 Chicago World's Fair and also was asked to design the interior and...
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(1900-1969) designed this sofa end, or occasional table for the Howell Company, Geneva Illinois ca. 1935. The table is known as the No. 301 end table in the company’s 1935 catalog. Two black lacquered demilune shelves are held in place by bars of flat band steel on each end while three bands of flat steel run down the front and back to form the base. The table is 26” wide, 13” deep and 22” high. It is marked with the Howell decal, has been re-lacquered and re-chromed. It is in excellent condition.

Pair of American Art Deco Modernage Black Lacquer End Tables

This pair of American art deco end tables were made and retailed by Modernage Furniture Company in New York City, the largest “moderne” furniture store in America in the 1930’s. The wood tables are refinished in black lacquer and sit on a rectangular base. A three quarter circle holds a long shelf with a smaller shelf at the apex. The tables are 12” wide, 26 ¼” high and 27 ½” long, they are in excellent condition.

American Art Deco Occasional or Coffee Table

This spiffy American art deco coffee or occasional table was made by the Lloyd Manufacturing Company of Menominee, Michigan in the 1930’s. It appears in their 1937 and 1938 catalog as No. T-259 and is available in a smaller size (No T-258) and with an option of a Formica top. The table sits on four legs of ¾” chrome steel tubing and four feet of bent flat band chrome steel. The table is 24” high and 24” in diameter. It has been re-enameled and re-plated and is in excellent condition.

American Art Deco Modernage Asymmetrical Chair and Ottoman

This unusual American art deco asymmetrical chair and ottoman was purchased in 1933 by the original owners from Modernage Furniture New York. The chair had been re-upholstered several times, but the original owner’s son graciously provided a 1939 photograph of him sitting in the chair…we have reupholstered it in the same style and material as original. The chair, with one side higher than the other is very comfortable and allows for a variety of sitting positions. The chair is 36” deep and 32” wide. The tall arm stands at 32” high, the low arm is 23” high and the seat height is 18”. The ottoman stands at 15" high, and is 14 1/2" by 14 1/2".

Dynamique Creations American Art Deco Table

This iconic and rare American Art Deco table was designed ca 1928 by David Robertson Smith for the Dynamique Creations division of Johnson-Handley-Johnson Co. of Grand Rapids, Michigan. The table appears in a May 1928 advertisement in Arts & Decoration Magazine and appears with variations in the company’s advertisements, catalogs, brochures, and press releases through 1935. In the company’s 1933 catalog, the table is number 2572, a thuya and walnut coffee table priced at $38.00. The table is marked on the bottom with “JLG”, “2036”, “E-17” and “5.97”. The tale is 16” by 26 1/4” and is 19” high.

Warren McArthur American Art Deco Hat and Coat Stand

Warren McArthur (1885-1961) designed and manufactured this American Art Deco aluminum hat and coat stand for his own company, Warren McArthur Corporation in the 1930’s. The hat and coat stand has a 2 ½” diameter main shaft sitting on four spayed legs with McArthur’s “ball” fittings as feet. The hat rack at the top has four extensions, also terminating with the “ball” fittings. Coats are hung from four hooks below the hats. The stand is 65 ¼” high and in excellent condition. 

A Very Elegant American Art Deco Sofa by Modernage, New York

This streamline sofa was purchased from the Modernage Furniture Company in 1934 by the original owners.  The sofa sits on four ebonized wood legs.  The sides are a quarter-circle covered in black vinyl as are the arms and back.  The inner section of the sofa including the cushions is upholstered in beige ultra-suede. Its design was probably inspired by Donald Deskey's sofa designs for Radio City Music Hall. The couch is 79” wide x 31 ½” high x 36 ¾” deep.  The seat height is 19 ½”.

American Art Deco Desk by Modernage, New York

This American art deco desk was made and retailed by Modernage, New York ca 1934. Modernage described themselves in a 1935 advertisement as “America’s foremost modern furniture establishment” The desk in natural wood with an ebonized indented base and matching black drawer pulls features three drawers on the left side and a center drawer. The right hand side is rounded with three rounded shelves and three spaces for books. The desk is 30 high, 45” wide and 20”deep.

American Art Deco Kittinger Bedroom Set

This American Art Deco bedroom set is comprised of a dresser, two matching nightstands, a vanity, mirror, and vanity stool by Kittinger Authentic Furniture, Buffalo, New York. The line, called “Doric” was introduced ca. 1934. The dresser is number “A510D”, the nightstands are “A530D”, the vanity is “A527D”, the vanity stool is number “2224D”, and the mirror is “A528D” in the company catalogs. The pieces have been refinished in the original old white with delft blue and silver trim. The dresser is 42 ½ wide, 34” high, and 24” deep, the night tables are 30” high, 13 ¾” wide and 15” deep, the vanity is 30” high, 20 ½” deep and 44” wide, the stool is 17” high and 15” in diameter and the mirror is 28 ½” high and 29 ½” wide.

Pair of American Art Deco Smoke Stands by Percival Goodman for the McKay Company

This pair of  smoke stands was designed by Percival Goodman (1904- 1989) in 1933 and assigned to the Mckay Company,  Pittsburg Pensilvania. In their 1936 catalog it is listed as ‘No. 450 smoker”. The smoker sits on a ebonized wood base with a curved chrome steel bar holding a 9” in diameter round ebonized wood shelf with a chrome ashtray inserted. The tray is 24” high, the stand is 27 ½” high.

Kem Weber For Lloyd American Art Deco Sofa and Two Club Chairs

Kem WeberKem Weber
American [1889 - 1963] 

Karl Emanuel Martin Weber studied under Bruno Paul who guided him to design and supervise the construction of the German Pavilion at the 1910 International Exposition in Brussels, leading to his commission to do the German section at the Panama-Pacific Exposition. World War I broke out and Weber was trapped in America. In the early 1920's, Weber became Art Director for Barker Brothers in Santa Barbara, California, designing several lines of modern furniture. In 1927 he left Barker Brothers (but remained as design consultant) and opened his own design studio in Los Angeles. Weber designed furniture for Higgins Mfg.Co., Meyers Co., Berkley and Gay, Haskelite Mfg., Karpen Furniture Co., Noha Furniture Co., Grand Rapids Furniture Co., and Lloyd Mfg. Co. He also designed a line of modern clocks for the Lawson Clock Co. ***We are actively buying Kem Weber furniture as well as other top designers and art deco furniture from the...
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designed this settee and two club chairs for Lloyd Chromium Furniture, the Lloyd Manufacturing Company, Menominee, MI.  The settee and chair were at the January 1935 Grand Rapids Furniture Market and appeared in a Lloyd Advertisement in the February 1935 Furniture Record with the headline “Designs by Kem Weber, Quality by Lloyd”.  The advertisement goes on to say “by far the most interesting Lloyd Chromium group shown at the winter market was this truly unusual group designed by Kem Weber”.   The bodies are of chromed steel, upholstery on Marshall spring-filled seat and back cushions with ebonized wood handles and arm rests.  A partial Lloyd decal appears on one of the chair frames.  The settee is 65” wide x 33” deep and 27” high.  The chairs are 28” wide x 33” deep and 29” high.

Lloyd American Art Deco Occasional Table

This American art deco table was made by the Lloyd manufacturing Company, Menomivee, Michigan. It appears in their 1937 and 1938 catalog as the “T-77-C table” (Illustrated with a 29” diameter top) the table sits on a base of 1” steel tubing and supports a 36” diameter ebonized wood top with a stainless steel edge. The table is 29” tall. A Lloyd shipping tag on the bottom.

Pair of Chairs by Salvatore Bevelacqua for McKay

This pair of American art deco armchairs was designed by Salvatore Bevelacqua for the Mckay Company. Constructed of chromed steel tubing with a broad flat band of steel linking the seat and back, black vinyl upholstery and ebonized wood arm rests. It is the "No. 311 chair" in the Mckay 1936 chrome furniture catalog. The chair is 33” high, 20” wide and 23” deep.

Revere American Art Deco Wood or Magazine Holder

This American Art Deco “Fireside Wood Basket” was designed by Leslie Beaton for Revere Copper & Brass, Inc., Rome, New York. It first appears in Revere's 1936 Catalog as No.7055 with the following description “The polished bronze sheet wood holder is gently curved to conform to the continuous polished chromium tube circles. The handle is ebony finish and the floor rests are polished chromium balls. The Fireside will accommodate a generous supply of wood. When not in use as a wood basket the fireside serves as an attractive magazine basket”. It is 18” long, 15” wide and 15 ½” high. It is stamped on the bottom “Revere, Rome, NY”. This piece has been erroneously attributed to Norman Bel Geddes or Fred Farr.

Pair of American Art Deco Pedestals

This pair of American Art Deco pedestals are made of brown stained wood. The square tops are the same size 11 3/4" ; square as the stepped bases. The 30" high pedestals are in excellent condition and lend themselves to a variety of uses in design.

Four American Art Deco Streamline Side Chairs

  This set of four classic American art deco side chairs would look smashing around a card table or in a breakfast nook. The chairs are from the 1930’s and have been completely restored. The straight front legs, saber rear legs and wing back have been relacquered in high gloss black lacquer. The seat and back covered in dark blue leather with bright chrome upholstery nails which match the bright chrome sabots on the front feet. The chairs each measure 17 ½" wide, 20" deep and 33" high.  

American Art Deco Chrome Table with Cork Top

This American art deco machine age table has four supports of three rods curving out from the rim that holds the cork top.  The rods curve again the meet the circular center at the base.  At each corner a chrome “bullet” holds the table’s white rubber feet.  The table is 15 ½” in diameter and 16” high.  It is in excellent condition.

Pair American Art Deco Modernage Streamline End Tables

This pair of American art deco end tables was made for and retailed by the Modernage Furniture Company in New York City, the largest “Moderne” furniture store in America in the 1930’s.  The curved supports link the rectangular base with the top…and are bisected by a shelf.  The tables each measure 25” x 12” and are 26” high.

American Art Deco Skyscraper Design Bedroom Set

This stunningly beautiful skyscraper design American art deco bedroom set was made by Northern Chicago Furniture Company in the late 1920's.  Constructed of exotic veneers of macassar ebony, walnut and birdseye maple with silver leaf and ebonized wood accents with chrome pulls and handles.  It consists of a full size bed, vanity and stool, low chest with mirror and a tall chest.  The two mirrors are beveled. The set has been restored and is in excellent condition.  The low chest is 48” wide, 21” deep and 34” high (excluding the mirror which is 31 ½” high), the tall chest is 35 wide, 21” deep and 50” high,  The vanity is 64” high including the mirror, 45 ¼” wide and 17” deep and the vanity stool is 26” wide, 13” deep and 19 ½” high.  The headboard is 57” wide and 42” high.  A terrific set!!!

American Art Deco Black and Red Chaise Lounge

This 1930's American art deco chaise lounge is a machine age symphony in black and red. Constructed of rolled steel rods with an unusual sprung seat and back between flat steel frames.  The chaise rolls on two wheels with tires in excellent condition.  The metal has been refinished in red and black enamel and the cushions are recovered in black vinyl with red piping and snap-on ties to the frame. The chaise is 33" wide, 40" high (with the back up), 64" long (with the back up) and 72" long with the back down. The seat is 19" off ground.  Please click on this link for more views and close-up photos of the chaise.

Modernage American Art Deco Streamline Blond Coffee Table

This sharp American art deco streamline coffee table was made and retailed by the Modernage Furniture Company in New York City, the largest "moderne" furniture store in America in the 1930’s. Constructed of European poplar veneers, the two curved supports link the rectangular top with the shorter base. The table is 36" long, 18" wide and 17" high.

A Whimsical American Art Deco SEAHORSE Coffee or Occasional Table

This whimsical American art deco table is from the 1940’s. Just the perfect table for those who live by the sea…or those who wish they lived by the sea. Three carved and painted wood seahorses, their tails grasping a twisted black wrought iron base support a glass top. The top is 30” in diameter and the table is 18” high.

Four American Art Deco Folding Chairs by Warren McArthur

This set of classic American art deco folding chairs was designed by Warren McArthur (1885 – 1961) and made by his company, Mayfair Industries, Inc., in New York.  He relocated from California to New York in 1933.  With their sweeping aluminum structure and original bright blue vinyl upholstery, the chairs will add a note of sophisticated color to any room.  The chairs are 33” high by 24” wide and 24” deep.  They are in very good original condition.

Kem Weber American Art Deco Arm Chair for Mueller Furniture Co.

This American art deco arm chair was designed in 1936 by Karl Emmanuel Martin (KEM) Weber (1889 - 1963). In 1935 Weber could not find a manufacturer for his “Airline Chair”. The several hundred he sold to Disney Studios were made by local cabinet makers. In 1936 he sold the concept (A wood chair that had no screws nails or bolts and could be shipped “flat”) to the Mueller Furniture Company of Grand Rapids, Michigan who manufactured this chair. The chair is 33 1/2” high 31” deep and 22” wide. It is in excellent condition and bears the Mueller Furniture Company tag.

Norman Bel Geddes American Art Deco Bedroom Set

This three pieces bedroom set was designed by Norman Bel Geddes (1893 - 1958) for the Simmons Company of Chicago, Illinois. The line was introduced in 1932 and exhibited at the 1933 Worlds Fair in Chicago. The set is in "exhibition yellow" and black enamel on steel. The dresser is 36" high, 46 ½" wide and 19" deep. The headboard is 36" high and 52" wide, the curved footboard is 23" high and 53" wide.

American Art Deco Console and Mirror by Wolfgang Hoffman

This elegant console and mirror was designed in 1935 by Wolfgang Hoffman (1900 -1969) for the Howell Company, St. Charles, Illinois, where he was the resident designer from the 1934 to 1942. The console, in high gloss black lacquer and chromed steel, would work well in an entrance hall or bedroom. The console is 72" high (to the top or the loop) 32" wide and 12" deep.

Paul Laszlo American Art Deco Curved Bookcase

This spectacular custom bookcase was designed by Paul Laszlo (1900 - 1993) in the late 1930’s for his home in Beverly Hills, California. The curved red lacquer case sits on a conforming indented black lacquer base. Time Magazine called Laszlo “The Millionaire’s Architect” and he is known for designing interiors ranging from Bullock’s Wilshire to homes for Ronald Reagan, Gary Cooper and the Vanderbilts. He was also famous for rejecting clients such as Elizabeth Taylor and Barbara Streisand. The bookcase, which has been beautifully refinished, is 24” high, 74” long and 22” deep. The top is 9” wide.

DONALD DESKEY American Art Deco Occasional Table for HASTINGS

Donald DeskeyDonald Deskey
American [1894 - 1989] 

Donald Deskey was born in Blue Earth, Minnesota in 1894. In 1912 he left for California with a high school diploma. After a series of jobs, a stint in the army, and attendance at The University of California at Berkeley to study architecture and painting he began in 1920 working in advertising, first Chicago then New York. In 1925 he visited the Exposition International des Arts Decoratifs et Industrials Moderns and the Bauhaus in Germany. He came back to New York in 1926 committed to the modern movement. He created store window displays for Saks- Fifth Avenue and made folding screens for Paul Frankl. Frankl paid Deskey $35 per screen and sold them for $400… a tidy profit. Through his work at Saks, Deskey met the company president, Adam Gimbel and showed him some furniture drawings he had made in Paris. Gimbel was impressed enough that he commissioned Deskey to furnish the interior of his Park Avenue apartment, Deskey’s first...
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(1894 – 1989) designed this multi-use wonderful occasional table for the Hastings Table Company in the 1930’s.  The table stands on four legs of dark green stained wood.  Two of the legs are connected by a quarter circle and radius of similar wood.  The top is of figured walnut.  The table is 26” in diameter and 28” high and is stenciled “8147” and has the Hastings Table Company metal tag.  It is in excellent original condition.

American Art Deco Display Case by The Weber Showcase & Fixture Company

This 1930’s American Art Deco Showcase was made by the Weber Showcase & Fixture Company, founded in Los Angeles, California in 1923 by Karl Weber.  The blond wood case rests on an ebonized plinth below three drawers.   The rectangular felt lined box, with glass on top, front and sides it has sliding glass doors on the back.  The display box is supported by three brushed aluminum legs of an elongated “C” shape which fit into a cylinder of matching wood.  The fixture measures 51” wide x 20” deep and 40” high.

WOLFGANG HOFFMAN American Art Deco End Table

This American art deco occasional table was designed in the mid 1930’s by Wolfgang Hoffman 1900 – 1969 for the Howell Company of St. Charles, Illinois.  Constructed of chromed flat band steel and high gloss black lacquered wood, this demi-lune table is a useful, functional piece of deco sculpture.  The table is 25” wide x 12 ½” deep and 22” high.

American Art Deco Occasional Table by Wolfgang Hoffmann

This beautiful and useful American art deco occasional table was designed by Wolfgang HoffmannWolfgang Hoffmann
American [1900 - 1969] 

Wolfgang Hoffmann was born in Vienna, Austria in 1900. The son of the famous architect and Wiener Werkstatte co-founder, Joseph Hoffmann, Wolfgang was early trained in the Decorative Arts. While in Vienna, Wolfgang met and married his wife, Pola, who had been born in Poland in 1902 and was studying under Joseph Hoffmann at the Vienna School of Design. In 1925 the couple arrived in New York and worked for Joseph Urban in the American branch of the Wiener Werkstatte. Leaving Urban, the Hoffmanns formed an independent design team with offices on Madison Avenue in New York. During the late 1920's and early 1930's the Hoffmanns designed custom furniture for private clients. The Hoffmanns' work was shown at both the 1928 and 1929 American Designers Gallery Exhibitions. In 1932 Wolfgang was asked to assist Joseph Urban in developing the color scheme for the 1933 Chicago World's Fair and also was asked to design the interior and...
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(1900 – 1969), son of famous Vienna architect and co-founder of the Wiener Werkstatte, Josef Hoffmann. Produced for the Howell Company of St. Charles, Illinois, the elegant table combines a rebus of chromed steel and high gloss black lacquer. It also features an innovative leather wrapped handle to facilitate moving it about the room. This table was one of two of Hoffmann’s designs that were featured in the Museum Show, “At Home in the Thirties” and was later sent on loan to a museum show in Vienna, Austria on expatriate Austrian designers who flourished in America in the 1930’s. The table is 22” wide x 13 ½” deep and is 20” high to the top surface and 25” to the top of the handle.

Wolfgang Hoffmann American Art Deco Telephone Table

This American art deco chrome steel and black lacquer telephone table was designed by Wolfgang HoffmannWolfgang Hoffmann
American [1900 - 1969] 

Wolfgang Hoffmann was born in Vienna, Austria in 1900. The son of the famous architect and Wiener Werkstatte co-founder, Joseph Hoffmann, Wolfgang was early trained in the Decorative Arts. While in Vienna, Wolfgang met and married his wife, Pola, who had been born in Poland in 1902 and was studying under Joseph Hoffmann at the Vienna School of Design. In 1925 the couple arrived in New York and worked for Joseph Urban in the American branch of the Wiener Werkstatte. Leaving Urban, the Hoffmanns formed an independent design team with offices on Madison Avenue in New York. During the late 1920's and early 1930's the Hoffmanns designed custom furniture for private clients. The Hoffmanns' work was shown at both the 1928 and 1929 American Designers Gallery Exhibitions. In 1932 Wolfgang was asked to assist Joseph Urban in developing the color scheme for the 1933 Chicago World's Fair and also was asked to design the interior and...
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(1900 – 1969) for the Howell Company in 1934. The son of the famous architect and Wiener Werkstatte founder Josef Hoffmann, Wolfgang was brought to Chicago to help Joseph Urban design the color scheme for the 1933 World’s Fair where he came to the attention of the Howell Company and became resident designer for them from 1934 to 1942. The table, with a small shelf for phone book or writing materials measures 20” wide x 15” deep and 29” high.

Wolfgang Hoffmann American Art Deco Occasional Table

This stately American art deco occasional table was designed in 1934 by Wolfgang HoffmannWolfgang Hoffmann
American [1900 - 1969] 

Wolfgang Hoffmann was born in Vienna, Austria in 1900. The son of the famous architect and Wiener Werkstatte co-founder, Joseph Hoffmann, Wolfgang was early trained in the Decorative Arts. While in Vienna, Wolfgang met and married his wife, Pola, who had been born in Poland in 1902 and was studying under Joseph Hoffmann at the Vienna School of Design. In 1925 the couple arrived in New York and worked for Joseph Urban in the American branch of the Wiener Werkstatte. Leaving Urban, the Hoffmanns formed an independent design team with offices on Madison Avenue in New York. During the late 1920's and early 1930's the Hoffmanns designed custom furniture for private clients. The Hoffmanns' work was shown at both the 1928 and 1929 American Designers Gallery Exhibitions. In 1932 Wolfgang was asked to assist Joseph Urban in developing the color scheme for the 1933 Chicago World's Fair and also was asked to design the interior and...
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(1900 – 1969) for the Howell Company, St. Charles, Ill.  The table was lent to the 1994 show “At Home in the Thirties” at the Center for Contemporary Art in Miami and a 1996 show in Vienna on expatriate Austrian designers who worked in America.  With three bands of flat chromed steel crossed by a single band supporting a high gloss black lacquer top the table creates an elegant presence.  It measures 22” wide by 14” deep and 22” high.

American Art Deco Exotic Burl Wood Daybed

This American art deco daybed is constructed with exotic burl wood veneers.  Dating from the 1930’s the daybed has equal ends which step up “Skyscraper” style.  The daybed is sold with a new cushion upholstered in your fabric.  The daybed measures 39 ½” wide x 35” high  and is 83” long.  AF 119

American Art Deco Marquetry Tea Table Occasional Table

A superb late 1920’s American art deco tea table in the French taste.  The table combines rosewood and burl wood veneers with ebony and sycamore marquetry.  The tapering reeded legs are of solid rosewood with a smooth collar where they join the top.  The rosewood apron has a lower band of sycamore and ebony marquetry.  The top features an outer ring of rosewood, an inner band of sycamore and ebony marquetry and a spectacular center of burl wood.  The table is 29” high and 24” in diameter.

American Art Deco Three Panel Neptune & Sea Creatures Screen

This 1930’s American art deco screen is done in gold, green and black glaze lacquered over gesso on board in high relief. Each panel has a domed top. The right hand panel features King Neptune on a merhorse, a mermaid and a merman playing musical instruments, a mermaid outrider on merhorse, four fish and a turtle. The center panel has a mermaid riding a dolphin and another on a flying bird, a turtle, three fish, a crab emerging from a conch shell and an undersea floral group. The left panel has a mermaid playing a harp, two starfish, a mermaid with her hand out, shells, eleven fish and a fisherwoman with boat and net. The reverse is an Orientalist scene with seven birds, trees, chrysanthemum and mountains. The screen is in very good original condition with a wonderful patina. It stands 63” high, each panel is 20 ½” wide (61 ½” total width).

A Rare Donald Deskey American Art Deco Bookcase / Desk

This very rare bookcase was designed ca. 1935 by Donald DeskeyDonald Deskey
American [1894 - 1989] 

Donald Deskey was born in Blue Earth, Minnesota in 1894. In 1912 he left for California with a high school diploma. After a series of jobs, a stint in the army, and attendance at The University of California at Berkeley to study architecture and painting he began in 1920 working in advertising, first Chicago then New York. In 1925 he visited the Exposition International des Arts Decoratifs et Industrials Moderns and the Bauhaus in Germany. He came back to New York in 1926 committed to the modern movement. He created store window displays for Saks- Fifth Avenue and made folding screens for Paul Frankl. Frankl paid Deskey $35 per screen and sold them for $400… a tidy profit. Through his work at Saks, Deskey met the company president, Adam Gimbel and showed him some furniture drawings he had made in Paris. Gimbel was impressed enough that he commissioned Deskey to furnish the interior of his Park Avenue apartment, Deskey’s first...
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(1894 – 1989) for the Widdicomb Furniture Company of Grand Rapids, Michigan. The case, which features three open shelves above a rectangular base with four drawers on the right hand side and a door on the left hand side which opens to reveal three shelves. The front of the base has a matching handle which pulls out a writing surface. The bookcase is in Avoidire wood veneers with black lacquer trim. The case measures 58 ½” high, 29” wide and 21” deep. A great addition to any collection!

Modernage American Art Deco Leather Club Chair

This stylish and comfortable club chair was made and retailed in the 1930’s by the Modernage Furniture Company of New York. Its “speedboat” design echoes the period desire for streamlining. The chair has been newly reupholstered in soft dove gray leather and measures 34” wide x 34” deep and is 32” high. A similar chair is reproduced in a Modernage advertisement in the February 1934 edition of Arts & Decoration.

American Art Deco Marquetry Inlay Hexagon Center Table

This American art deco six sided coffee table is from the early 1930’s and displays a variety of the woodworker’s techniques. The top features six “pie slices” of lace wood veneer alternating with six slices of rosewood veneer, all emanating from a center circle of rosewood veneer. The apron has triangles of ebony inlaid on sycamore. The six reeded tapering legs are connected by reeded stretchers. The table is 31” in diameter and is 19” high. Refinished in clear lacquer to showcase the wood’s beauty, the table is sure to be the centerpiece of any room.

Paul Frankl American Art Deco Dining Table and 10 Chairs

A one of a kind important American art deco dining room set, designed on commission by Paul FranklPaul Frankl
American [1886 - 1958] 

Paul Frankl was the first American designer to produce a totally original American furniture design with his "Skyscraper" bookcases, the success of which led him to name his company "Skyscraper Furniture". Between his early (mid 1920's) success with "Skyscraper" style furniture and his later Chinese Modern and "Speed" furniture of the 1930's, Frankl wrote books and magazine articles on the Modern Style and was its most vocal proponent. He later designed production pieces for Brown & Saltzman of California and Johnson Furniture Company of Grand Rapids, incorporating an early use of biomorphic designs and novel materials such as cork veneer. ***We are actively buying Paul Frankl furniture as well as other top designers and art deco furniture from the period.  Please contact us if you are wishing to sell.*** Contact Us: (305) 442-8743 artdeco@ModernismGallery.com
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(1886 – 1958) for his La Jolla Project. The table, in black & red lacquer sits on a center plinth of frosted mirror panels with black lacquer trim. The base is of cork veneer. The table is a near circle, measuring 60” long, 59” wide and 30” high. When the 24” leaves are inserted the table extends to 84” long with one leaf and 108” with both leaves in place. The leaves match the table top completely so they can be kept in if the space permits. The ten chairs which Frankl designed to go with the table have black lacquer legs, straight in front and splayed in back. They are connected by a curved stretcher on each side. The seats and backs are covered in black glove leather. The chairs measure 18-1/2” wide, 20” deep and the backs are 32” high. Equally comfortable in a dining room or a board room as a conference table.

American Art Deco Wrought Iron Jazz Age Pedestal or Plant Stand

This 1920’s American Art Deco pedestal is constructed of hand wrought iron and has a marble top. From a stepped base four arms rise, connected by three square silver polished iron rings. The apron is of silver polished iron in a variety of 1920’s Jazz Age motifs. The top is a square of polished black marble with white streaks. The symmetry of the form is balanced by the contrast of black and silver to create and object which will enhance any home. The pedestal is 42” high and sits on a 10 ½” square stepped base. The marble top is 9 ½” on each side.

1930’s American Art Deco Freestanding Bar

A most striking 1930’s American art deco freestanding bar. The blond maple veneered body is contrasted with black lacquer and nickel handles, speed lines and hinges. The central panel pulls down to reveal an illuminated working bar with mirrored back and working surface with etched cocktail images. Two shelves in black lacquer are for glassware storage, the doors on either side open for bottle storage and the space behind the top right hand door is for bar implements. Overall the bar is 52” wide, 14” deep and 43” high.

American Art Deco Stove and Oven

An American art deco stove, oven, and griddle. This Magic Chef stove is by the American Stove Company Saint Louis, Missouri and was made in 1936 and is in excellent condition. It is in white porcelain over cast iron with chrome steel supports and handles for the oven and under storage. The porcelain is in excellent condition, the support chrome is bright and shiney it even has the “Magic Chef” logo and the original on-off and warning decals are intact. The light above the stove works as well as the timer. The stove is 46” wide, 30” deep, and 60” high. A similar stove is in the collection of the Wolfsonian Museum, Miami Beach, Florida.

Walter Dorwin Teague Sideboard

Walter Dorwin Teague (1883-1960) designed this sideboard circa 1935. It was manufactured by the Hastings Table Company of Grand Rapids, Michigan. The side board has book matched Paldao burl exterior and rests on an indented chrome steel base. The central handles match the base. The two doors open to reveal two shelves on the right and four drawers on the left, the top drawer has a sliding felt lined box to hold silverware. The left hand corner is hinged to rotate out and show four shelves for glassware and two areas for bottles. The sideboard is 68" wide, 18" deep, and 38" high.

Red Lacquer American Art Deco Coffee Table

This American art deco coffee table is a symphony in red lacquer and polished copper, just the thing to add a splash of color to any interior. Made in the 1930's by The American Specialty Corporation of Indianapolis, Indiana, the table is well build and solid. The table has been re-lacquered in "Coca-Cola" red and the copper has been polished to a shine then clear lacquered to maintain the polish. The coffee table is 17" high and 25" in diameter.

Small American Art Deco Writing Desk and Chair

A fascinating small American Art Deco writing desk with conforming chair. Made and retailed by the Modernage Furniture Company, New York ca. 1933. The trapezoid shaped desk is constructed of walnut and walnut veneers. The front of the desk pulls out and becomes a chair. There is a shelf inside the desk for storage as well as swing out drawers on each side with chromed pulls. The seat has been recovered in soft leather. The desk is 28” wide on one end and 18” wide at the rear end. The chair is 14 ¾” deep and 30” high.

Gilbert Rohde 1933 Worlds Fair Vanity for Herman Miller

This American art deco vanity chest was designed by Gilbert RohdeGilbert Rohde
American [1894 - 1944] 

Gilbert Rohde was one of the pioneers of American Modern design. Starting in the late 1920's, Rohde designed furniture for clients and his own furniture retailed by others. In 1930 he designed a line of furniture for Heywood Wakefield and beginning in 1930 until 1944 he designed for Herman Miller Company, using a variety of new materials and techniques. While Rohde designed for several other furniture manufacturers his work for Herman Miller remains his best work and some of the best work of the period. Rohde's designs for clocks for the Herman Miller Company and lamps for the Mutual Sunset Lamp Company are classics of the Art Deco era. ***We are actively buying Gilbert Rohde furniture as well as other top designers and art deco furniture from the period.  Please contact us if you are wishing to sell.*** Contact Us: (305) 442-8743 artdeco@ModernismGallery.com
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(1894 - 1944) for the Herman Miller Furniture Company, Zeeland, Michigan and a similar example was shown at the 1933 Chicago World’s fair in the Design for Living house. The cabinet is constructed of American ash and mahogany veneers with brushed chrome pulls. It has has two drawers on the left, a drop down door in the center and a swing out door on the right. A glass shelf on wood planks secured by three brushed chrome knobs sits atop the right hand section. One drawer contains Rohde’s 1933 World's Fair tag. The piece is from Rohde’s 3319 group and is 50" wide, 15 ½" deep and 23" high.

Modernage American Art Deco Black Lacquer Side Table

This American art deco black lacquer end table was made and retailed by Modernage Furniture Company in New York City. They proclaimed themselves in the 1930’s as “the largest modern furniture store in America”. The table is 12” wide, 25” long and 26” high. The table has been refinished and is in excellent condition. This is the taller version of the table.

Pair of American Art Deco Arm Chairs by the McKay Company

This pair of American art deco chairs was produced in the 1930s by McKaycraft Furniture for the McKay Company, Pittsburgh, PA. The chairs are machine age masculine with sturdy members of flat band steel with blond wood arms and their original light brown vinyl upholstery. The chairs are marked with a decal “McKaycraft Furniture…By the McKay Company, PA. Made in US”. Each chair is 33“ high, 27” deep, and 23 1/2” wide.

Gilbert Rohde American Art Deco Coffee Table

Gilbert RohdeGilbert Rohde
American [1894 - 1944] 

Gilbert Rohde was one of the pioneers of American Modern design. Starting in the late 1920's, Rohde designed furniture for clients and his own furniture retailed by others. In 1930 he designed a line of furniture for Heywood Wakefield and beginning in 1930 until 1944 he designed for Herman Miller Company, using a variety of new materials and techniques. While Rohde designed for several other furniture manufacturers his work for Herman Miller remains his best work and some of the best work of the period. Rohde's designs for clocks for the Herman Miller Company and lamps for the Mutual Sunset Lamp Company are classics of the Art Deco era. ***We are actively buying Gilbert Rohde furniture as well as other top designers and art deco furniture from the period.  Please contact us if you are wishing to sell.*** Contact Us: (305) 442-8743 artdeco@ModernismGallery.com
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(1894-1944) designed this rare and at the time avant garde American Art Deco coffee table in 1939. A September 1939 article in Furniture Age states “A new line of tables made of glass with…bases of a new plastic known as “plexiglas” which is 60 percent lighter than glass and does not show scratches”. The article also says “designed by Gilbert Rohde for the Valley Upholstering Co. , New York”. Some time that summer The Herman Miller Furniture Company, who produced many of Rohde’s furniture designs acquired the rights, as a July 1939 promotional piece states “made by the Herman Miller Furniture Company”. The World War II need for brass and Lucite ensured a very limited production run. The table is in excellent vintage condition and is 34” in diameter and is 17 1/8” high.

Rare Donald Deskey Copper Table

Donald DeskeyDonald Deskey
American [1894 - 1989] 

Donald Deskey was born in Blue Earth, Minnesota in 1894. In 1912 he left for California with a high school diploma. After a series of jobs, a stint in the army, and attendance at The University of California at Berkeley to study architecture and painting he began in 1920 working in advertising, first Chicago then New York. In 1925 he visited the Exposition International des Arts Decoratifs et Industrials Moderns and the Bauhaus in Germany. He came back to New York in 1926 committed to the modern movement. He created store window displays for Saks- Fifth Avenue and made folding screens for Paul Frankl. Frankl paid Deskey $35 per screen and sold them for $400… a tidy profit. Through his work at Saks, Deskey met the company president, Adam Gimbel and showed him some furniture drawings he had made in Paris. Gimbel was impressed enough that he commissioned Deskey to furnish the interior of his Park Avenue apartment, Deskey’s first...
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(1894-1989) designed this rare and important American art deco table ca. 1930. The copper and glass table is stamped “Treitel-Gratz Co. Inc, New York”, they were located at 142 east 32nd street in Manhattan and produced metal furniture for his Radio City Music Hall commission in 1932. The well-made piece has a 2 inch band attached to three 2 by 1 inch legs. A round sheet of glass sits on the top while a bottom glass shelf rests on three stretchers. A table of similar construction was used in Deskey’s commission for the apartment of Mr. John D Rockefeller done in 1929-1931. The table measures 24 ¼” in diameter and 18 ¼” high.

American Art Deco Skyscraper Bookcase by Modernage, New York

This three part bookcase was made by Modernage Furniture Company in New York in the mid 1930’s.  The section on the left has two adjustable shelves and can be placed on either the left or the right side of the tower.  The lower section of the tower has eight cubby holes of various shapes and two locking doors for liquor and wine storage.  Each door has a separate lock and a red handle.  When the doors are closed, the handles appear solid.  The top section is for vertical liquor bottle storage, the bottom has a fixture for horizontal wine storage.  The top section of the tower has six cubby holes for books or display.  Bookcases such as this were made in sections so they could be easily moved in and out of small Manhattan apartments.  The bookcase has been refinished in its red and black lacquer, has its original keys and an original metal and enamel tag Modernage” on the back.  The bookcase is 84” high x 77” wide x 12” deep.  

American Art Deco DC-3 Aero-Art Bar Cart by Frantz Industries

This streamline American Art Deco rolling cart was developed by Frantz Industries in 1938 for use on the DC-3, the legendary airplane that revolutionized air travel.  It was the first aircraft to have an in-flight kitchen.  This is the most complete cart we have ever seen.  It has a lift-off tray to serve meals.  It also has another lift-off tray for drinks which has eight drinks glasses and four shot glasses…all with airplanes etched on them, six ashtrays and a shot dispenser.  There is a chrome bowl for ice as well as four slots for liquor bottles.  Constructed of polished aluminum and black Bakelite, the cart was designed to roll down the aisle of a DC-3 but will look great serving in your home.  The decals on the bottom of the trays read “Frantz Industries, Genuine Aero-Art Product, Los Angeles”.  The cart is 31” long, 15” wide and 34” high (with drinks on tray).

American Art Deco Skyscraper Bookcase by Modernage

This American art deco bookcase in the Skyscraper style was made by Modernage.  It is shown in a brochure they produced titled “Shadows of Magnitudes” between 1929 and 1933.  In it they state that it is inspired by Hugh Ferris (Hugh Ferris 1889 – 1962) the famous American delineator, but the obvious inspiration was Paul Frankl, whose Skyscraper bookcases were the rage of that period.  The bookcase is constructed of black and red lacquered wood and contains numerous cubbyholes, doors and drawers as it rises skyward.  The bookcase is in two parts for easy handling and is 75” high x 41” wide and 16” deep.

Donald Deskey American Art Deco Bedroom Set

Donald DeskeyDonald Deskey
American [1894 - 1989] 

Donald Deskey was born in Blue Earth, Minnesota in 1894. In 1912 he left for California with a high school diploma. After a series of jobs, a stint in the army, and attendance at The University of California at Berkeley to study architecture and painting he began in 1920 working in advertising, first Chicago then New York. In 1925 he visited the Exposition International des Arts Decoratifs et Industrials Moderns and the Bauhaus in Germany. He came back to New York in 1926 committed to the modern movement. He created store window displays for Saks- Fifth Avenue and made folding screens for Paul Frankl. Frankl paid Deskey $35 per screen and sold them for $400… a tidy profit. Through his work at Saks, Deskey met the company president, Adam Gimbel and showed him some furniture drawings he had made in Paris. Gimbel was impressed enough that he commissioned Deskey to furnish the interior of his Park Avenue apartment, Deskey’s first...
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(1894-1989) designed this bedroom set for the Widdicomb Furniture Company of Grand Rapids in 1935.  The tall and low chests have a right angle on three sides and a bull nose on the fourth side.  On the night stand, the bullnose only extends the length of the drawer.   The drawer fronts and bullnose are in Carpathian elm veneer, the remainder of each piece is finished in black lacquer.  The tall chest is 31 ½” wide x 17 ½” deep and 49 ½” tall.  The low chest is 31 ½” wide, 17 ½” deep and 36” tall.  The night stand is 13” wide, 12 ½” deep and 28 ¾” high.

American Art Deco Black Lacquer Pedestal

This American Art Deco pedestal has a five step base and fluting all around. The pedestal is made of plaster and has been refinished in black lacquer. It is in excellent condition and is 42 ½” tall. It is 10” in diameter at the top and 14” in diameter at the base.

American Art Deco Maroon Bakelite Charles Hardy Table and Smoking Stand

A rare and exciting American art deco side table clad in maroon Bakelite. The table was designed by Charles Hardy for Belmet Products of New York. Hardy was awarded Design Patent # 101,037 in 1936. The 10 ½" x 8 ½" maroon Bakelite base supports two nickel steel tubes and a flat band of nickel steel that curves upward where it meets the base. The maroon Bakelite top is rounded at one end and is 20" x 10". An ingenious ash receiver is built in. A pull of the wooden knob and the ashes fall into the container (which is easily removed).  A label on the base advises that:  "This table top and base made of genuine BAKELITE veneered on 5-ply wood.  Liquor Proof.  Belmet Products, inc. in Brooklyn, New York".   The table is 21" high. 

American Art Deco Fletcher Aviation Desk

This large and unusual American Art Deco desk was designed by Frank Fletcher and manufactured by Fletcher Aviation in Pasadena, California.  A design patent number 140,501 was issued to Fletcher in 1945.  The triangular desk, which has been refinished in its original natural walnut, floats on a brushed steel inset base.  Nickel brass pulls and fluted corners mark this as Fletcher's best.  The middle drawer has a brass plaque "Fletcher Aviation- Putting Wings on the World".  The desk is 72" wide, 48" deep, and 30" high.

Gilbert Rohde American East Indian Laurel Art Deco Console Dining Table

Gilbert RohdeGilbert Rohde
American [1894 - 1944] 

Gilbert Rohde was one of the pioneers of American Modern design. Starting in the late 1920's, Rohde designed furniture for clients and his own furniture retailed by others. In 1930 he designed a line of furniture for Heywood Wakefield and beginning in 1930 until 1944 he designed for Herman Miller Company, using a variety of new materials and techniques. While Rohde designed for several other furniture manufacturers his work for Herman Miller remains his best work and some of the best work of the period. Rohde's designs for clocks for the Herman Miller Company and lamps for the Mutual Sunset Lamp Company are classics of the Art Deco era. ***We are actively buying Gilbert Rohde furniture as well as other top designers and art deco furniture from the period.  Please contact us if you are wishing to sell.*** Contact Us: (305) 442-8743 artdeco@ModernismGallery.com
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designed this American art deco console dining table in 1934 for the Herman Miller Furniture Company. It is number 3435 from his East Indian Laurel group, (named for the rare south Asian veneers used in construction). The console is linked at the base with three chrome steel bars and has a top that slides and flips to make small dining table. It is 28” high 56” long and 16” deep (32” when the top is flipped ). The wood has been refinished, the chrome replated and all is in excellent condition.

American Art Deco Macassar Ebony Coffee Table

This stunning American art deco coffee table in the form of an inverted "U" is clad in old growth macassar ebony veneers. The table has been lovingly refinished and is in excellent condition. The table is 47" long x 20" wide and 17" high.

Gilbert Rohde American Art Deco Cabinet or Chest

This American art deco cabinet was designed by Gilbert RohdeGilbert Rohde
American [1894 - 1944] 

Gilbert Rohde was one of the pioneers of American Modern design. Starting in the late 1920's, Rohde designed furniture for clients and his own furniture retailed by others. In 1930 he designed a line of furniture for Heywood Wakefield and beginning in 1930 until 1944 he designed for Herman Miller Company, using a variety of new materials and techniques. While Rohde designed for several other furniture manufacturers his work for Herman Miller remains his best work and some of the best work of the period. Rohde's designs for clocks for the Herman Miller Company and lamps for the Mutual Sunset Lamp Company are classics of the Art Deco era. ***We are actively buying Gilbert Rohde furniture as well as other top designers and art deco furniture from the period.  Please contact us if you are wishing to sell.*** Contact Us: (305) 442-8743 artdeco@ModernismGallery.com
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(1894 - 1944) for the Herman Miller Furniture Company, and a similar example was shown at the 1933 Chicago World’s fair in the Design for Living house. The cabinet is constructed of American ash and mahogany veneers with brushed chrome pulls. It has has two drawers on the left, a drop down door in the center and a swing out door on the right. A glass shelf on wood planks secured by three brushed chrome knobs sits atop the right hand section. One drawer contains Rohde’s 1933 World's Fair tag. The piece is from Rohde’s 3319 group and is 50" wide, 15 ½" deep and 23" high.

American Art Deco Black Lacquer and Nickel Side Table by Charles Hardy

This American art deco occasional table is in black lacquer, nickel steel and Bakelite.  The 10 ½” x 8 ½” black lacquer base supports two nickel steel rods and a blat band of nickel steel that curves upward where it meets the base.  The black lacquer top is rounded at one end and is 20” x 10”.  The table was designed by Charles Hardy for Belmet Products of New York in 1936.  the table has been refinished and replated and is in excellent condition.  It is 20 ½ high

American Art Deco Occasional Table in Black Lacquer and Chrome

This 1930’s American art deco occasional table is a perfect place to display a prized object or perhaps a vase of colorful flowers. The table in black lacquered wood and chrome steel tubing is 24” high, 16” wide and 12” deep. It is in great original condition

American Art Deco Peach Glass Hanging Bar / Cabinet

This American art deco hanging bar / cabinet is from the 1930’s.  The curved sides are covered in rectangular peach glass mirrored tiles, the doors are peach mirrored glass and are in excellent condition.  The rosettes and pulls are in clear glass and chrome.  The top and bottom are of black lacquered wood.  The interior has a glass shelf and mirrored glass back.  The cabinet is 44 ½” wide, 6 ¾” deep and 25” high.  The interior is 5” deep, 23” high and 32 ¼” wide.

Gilbert Rohde American Art Deco Paldao Group Dining Table & Chairs

Gilbert RohdeGilbert Rohde
American [1894 - 1944] 

Gilbert Rohde was one of the pioneers of American Modern design. Starting in the late 1920's, Rohde designed furniture for clients and his own furniture retailed by others. In 1930 he designed a line of furniture for Heywood Wakefield and beginning in 1930 until 1944 he designed for Herman Miller Company, using a variety of new materials and techniques. While Rohde designed for several other furniture manufacturers his work for Herman Miller remains his best work and some of the best work of the period. Rohde's designs for clocks for the Herman Miller Company and lamps for the Mutual Sunset Lamp Company are classics of the Art Deco era. ***We are actively buying Gilbert Rohde furniture as well as other top designers and art deco furniture from the period.  Please contact us if you are wishing to sell.*** Contact Us: (305) 442-8743 artdeco@ModernismGallery.com
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(1894 – 1944) designed this sculptural and advanced form dining table for the Herman Miller Furniture Company, Zeeland, Michigan.  The table is from the Paldao Group introduced in the Fall of 1940.  The table top is of Paldao veneers (Paldao is a Philippine hard wood) with an inlaid “sine” curve of lighter wood.  The table top opens in the center to introduce two matching leaves.  The top is finished in a natural color Rohde named “Beaver”.  Faceted legs in a darker stain slant inward from each corner to a base of “Leather Cloth” (specified by Rohde to be “Ashers Boretz # 302 – Brown) held in place by 5/16” antique brass tacks.  The rounded corners and gently undulating sides and ends on the top and base mark the first introduction of biomorphic design in American furniture.  The table is 40” wide, 68” long (96” long when the two 14” leaves are inserted) and 29 ¾” high. The table is completely restored and in showroom condition.

Donald Deskey American Art Deco Bedroom Set for Kroehler

Donald DeskeyDonald Deskey
American [1894 - 1989] 

Donald Deskey was born in Blue Earth, Minnesota in 1894. In 1912 he left for California with a high school diploma. After a series of jobs, a stint in the army, and attendance at The University of California at Berkeley to study architecture and painting he began in 1920 working in advertising, first Chicago then New York. In 1925 he visited the Exposition International des Arts Decoratifs et Industrials Moderns and the Bauhaus in Germany. He came back to New York in 1926 committed to the modern movement. He created store window displays for Saks- Fifth Avenue and made folding screens for Paul Frankl. Frankl paid Deskey $35 per screen and sold them for $400… a tidy profit. Through his work at Saks, Deskey met the company president, Adam Gimbel and showed him some furniture drawings he had made in Paris. Gimbel was impressed enough that he commissioned Deskey to furnish the interior of his Park Avenue apartment, Deskey’s first...
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(1894 – 1989) designed this striking asymmetrical bedroom set for the Kroehler Manufacturing Company, Naperville, IL, in the 1930’s.  The six piece bedroom set is constructed of avoidire veneer and black lacquered wood.  The pulls are black lacquered wood with inlaid brass stringing.  All pieces have an indented kickboard (including the bed).  Two pieces have the blue metal Kroehler tag in the drawers.  The vanity is 68” tall, 45 ½” wide and 18” deep.  The chest is 44” tall, 34” wide and 20” deep.  The nightstand is 27 1/2” tall, 16” wide and 14” deep.  The full size bed is 36” tall (at the headboard), 56” wide and 80” long.  The vanity bench is 25” wide by 15” deep and 20” high and the chair is 17” deep, 18 wide and 33 ½” high.

American Art Deco Electric Fireplace

This sleek American art deco electric fireplace is from the 1930’s. The cabinet is mahogany and has a frosted glass inserted top. The “fire” is in a space flanked by ribbed pillars all in white lacquer. The “fire” is twisted rods glass, illuminated from behind. The fireplace has been refinished and rewired. There is a switch on the side to turn the lights on and off. The fireplace is 57” wide , 16” deep and 40” high.

American Art Deco Round Black Lacquer and Chromed Steel Dining Table

This American art deco dining table is from the 1930’s. Constructed of chromed steel and black lacquered wood, the table has a lacquered "X" enameled cast iron base with four chrome supports and a chrome foot rest. The table has been relacquered and the chrome polished, It is 54" in diameter and 29 "I high.  

American Art Deco Rosewood Sofa Side Table

This convenient American art deco sofa side tabel is from the 1930’s. constructed of rosewood and rosewood veneers, the table has two drawers and a space between for books or papers. The table has been refinished and is in excellent condition. It is 22" wide, 14" deep and 24" high.  

American Art Deco Occasional Table After a Design by Walter Von Nessen

This vintage American art deco table is after a design by Walter Von Nessen (1889 – 1943) but was not made by his firm.  The top and base are of stained oak, the flat band of curved steel has a hand hammered martele finish.  The table is 22” long x 12 ½” and is 20 ½” tall.

American Art Deco Chrome and Steel Black Mirror Occasional Table

This American art deco occasional table is from the 1930’s. Constructed for heavy nickel steel the table rises from an open circle base to a three ring apron with a black mirror center. The table is 14 ½" in diameter and is 20 high.

Gilbert Rohde American Art Deco East India Laurel Sofa Side Table

Gilbert RohdeGilbert Rohde
American [1894 - 1944] 

Gilbert Rohde was one of the pioneers of American Modern design. Starting in the late 1920's, Rohde designed furniture for clients and his own furniture retailed by others. In 1930 he designed a line of furniture for Heywood Wakefield and beginning in 1930 until 1944 he designed for Herman Miller Company, using a variety of new materials and techniques. While Rohde designed for several other furniture manufacturers his work for Herman Miller remains his best work and some of the best work of the period. Rohde's designs for clocks for the Herman Miller Company and lamps for the Mutual Sunset Lamp Company are classics of the Art Deco era. ***We are actively buying Gilbert Rohde furniture as well as other top designers and art deco furniture from the period.  Please contact us if you are wishing to sell.*** Contact Us: (305) 442-8743 artdeco@ModernismGallery.com
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(1894 -1944) designed this rare sofa side table for the Herman Miller Furniture Company in 1934.  Constructed with East India laurel veneers and chrome plated steel, the asymmetrical base is unique in Rohde’s work and only repeated in a similar table with integral lamp.  The table, known as number 3549 in Herman Miller’s 1939 catalog, was numbered 135491 in a Herman Miller 1936 promotion piece titled Authentic Style Book of Modern Furniture.  The table is 30” long, 13” wide and 20 ½” high.   AF184

Rare American Art Deco Red CLIMAX Cocktail Smoker

W.J. Campbell designed this art deco cocktail smoker in 1934 for the Climax Machinery Company of Indianapolis.  The smoke stand and ashtray feature a circular ring which doubles as a tray and can be removed to serve drinks.  The ashtray has a lifting device to deposit spent ashes into a hidden bowl which can be removed for ease of ash disposal.  The ash receptacle has wide depressions to accommodate cigars and a raised portion for a match book.  Henry Dreyfuss used similar aluminum and  chromed steel Climax ash stands on the lounges of the Twentieth Century Limited and other trains.  The 26” high stand is an icon of the American Art Deco Era and is pictured in Duncan’s American Art Deco and the Brooklyn Museum’s Machine Age.  The original red paint has been refreshed and the chrome has been polished.  The remains of the Climax decal is on the bottom of the ring and the patent numbers are molded into the inner bowl. 

Modernage American Art Deco Streamline Design Coffee Table

This stunning American streamline design coffee table was retailed in the 1930’s by the Modernage Furniture Company in New York City, the largest "moderne" furniture store in America. Two curved supports in brown lacquer link the rectangular black lacquer top with the shorter black lacquer base. The table rests on brown lacquer feet and is 17" high, 36" long and 18" deep .  

Rare and Important American Art Deco Library Table by Paul Frankl

This rare and important American art deco library table was designed by Paul T. Frankl (1886 – 1958) for the Metropolitan Life North Building in New York, Schultze & Weaver, Architects.  Manufactured by Frankl Studios Ca. 1928, the table is constructed of walnut with a walnut burl top and black Bakelite border, Bakelite feet and cast aluminum fluting.  The iconic table is 29” high, 46” wide and 31” deep.

American Art Deco Streamline Electric Fireplace

This 1930’s American art deco electric fire place is hot! And cool!  The “fire” isn’t real but the look is!  Constructed of burl walnut and straight veneers and black lacquered wood, the fireplace has illuminated “glass” blocks, a “port hole” that opens, black lacquer “speed” lines around the two flanking columns and an electric “fire” that looks like real logs burning.  The fireplace is 41” high x 58” wide and 21” deep.  It is in good original condition and has been rewired.

A Pair of American Art Deco Silver Leaf Chairs with Figural Swan Arms

This wonderfully detailed and whimsical pair of American art deco neoclassical silver leaf arm chairs would be the focus of any room.  The arms of the chairs are carved swans with their wings extended to the top of the crest rail.  The swans, chair back and front and rear saber legs give the chairs a comfortable stance.  The blue wool upholstery and the silvered wood are in excellent condition.  The chairs are from a prestigious Miami Beach 1930’s Art Moderne home.  Each chair is 35” high x 40” wide and 24” deep.

Jensen American Art Deco Imperial Reproducer Speaker

Peter L. Jensen of the Jensen Radio Manufacturing Company, 6601 South Laramie Avenue, Chicago, Illinois, introduced the Jensen Imperial Reproducer in 1929, calling it “the concert grand of reproducers”.  This American art deco version was featured on the cover of the company’s 1936 Catalog of Jensen High Fidelity Reproducers.  The speaker is in black lacquer with eight vertical maple bars and two metallic painted gold bars that end at the control panel on top.  Inside the control panel a decal reads “Jensen Imperial Reproducer”.  It is also marked “Model D” and serial number “A-7033”.  A red “jewel” light on the bottom shows when the speaker is turned on.  The speaker is 46 ½” high, 27 ¾” wide and is 18 ½” deep.

American Art Deco Black Lacquer and Chrome Table

This American art deco machine age table is from 1930’s. The 21 ¾” high table has a 19 ½” square black lacquer top and a 10 ½” square black laquer bottom shelf, both have been refinished. They are connected and supported by four “Harpin” chrome legs which have been replated

American Art Deco Industrial Executive Desk Chair

This American art deco swivel executive desk chair was made by Emco Industries, Hanover, Pennsylvania. The aluminum bodied adjustable swivel chair with swept back arms, streamline legs and castered feet is upholstered in hand stiched black leather. The chair is 33” high, 22” wide and 22” deep. The aluminum and leather are in excellent condition

American Art Deco Sculptural Occasional Chair

This American art deco boudoir or occasional chair is from the 1930’s. The base of the chair is constructed of two circular bands of wood with six upright wood supports holding a smaller diameter band of wood. The upper band holds the black leather seat and two nickel supports which contain the wood back rest. The chair is in excellent condition and is 29” tall and 16” in diameter.

American Art Deco Stow & Davis Executive Desk

Stow & Davis made beautiful functional desks from 1880 until 1985 when their factory in Grand Rapids Michigan was purchased by Steelchase. This American art deco example with twin pedestals and boomerang top is clad in mahogany veneers with contrasting feet and sleek chrome drawer pulls. Added futures include two pull out shelves (for a laptop perhaps?) and a drawer with sectioned insert. The desk bears the “Stow & Davis” label and is 29 ½” high 72” wide and 41” deep.

AMERICAN ART DECO STREAMLINE CENTER TABLE

This machine age American art deco center table was made in the 1930’s.  The streamline design table will grace any foyer or entry.  An aluminum ring encircles the domed base while four curved supports rise from an aluminum collar to support the top.  The supports are joined by two flat bands of aluminum.  The base, shaft and top are Cuban mahogany.  The table is 31” high and 42” in diameter.

Pair of American Art Deco LEAF Armchairs

This pair of American art deco "Leaf" chairs is in the original salmon color mohair. The chair backs are in the shape of a leaf with the bouquet pattern embossed on the seat. The mahogany stained frame curves around the back and forms one arm of each chair. The chairs are mirror images of each other. The front legs are carved in acanthus leaf design. The chairs each measure 27" wide x 24" deep x 37" high

Tall American Art Deco Three Panel Geometric Folding Screen

The three hand painted on canvas American art deco  in this folding screen came from a 1920’s movie theatre.  The previous owner had them professionally mounted to form the hinged screen.  The panels are reminiscent of Edgar Brandt’s famous “Oasis” screen created for the 1925 Paris Exposition.  The screen is 86 ½” (7 feet, 2 inches) high and 90” wide (7 feet, 6 inches) wide.  The painted canvas and wood surround are in excellent condition.

American Art Deco Fletcher Aviation Desk Black Lacquer

This large and unusual American art deco desk was designed by Frank Fletcher and manufactured by Fletcher Aviation in Pasadena, California. A Design Patent "140,501" was issued to Fletcher in 1945. The desk, which has been refinished in high gloss black lacquer floats on a nickel steel base. The triangular desk has rounded corners, seven drawers with inset pulls and has the brass placque "Fletcher Aviation – Putting Wings on the World" inside the middle drawer. The desk is 72" wide x 48" deep and 30" high .

American Art Deco Fan Back Armchair

This very comfortable and stylish American art deco armchair was designed and made in the 1930’s. The frame is black lacquer. The fan back chair has been reupholstered in a deco patterned ultra suede and is ready for that special place in your design scheme. The chair is 31” wide, 24” deep and is 36” high.

Pair of Harry Bertoia DIAMOND Lounge Chairs

Harry Bertoia (1915 - 1978) designed these chairs for Knoll who introduced them in 1952. The chairs, known as the DIAMOND lounge chair, are constructed of chromed steel rods and wire. This pair was purchased from the executive offices of Eastern Airlines when it closed. Each Chair is 30" high, 33" wide and 29 deep.

American Art Deco Five Drawer Chest by Modernage, New York

This handsome American art deco five drawer chest was made by Modernage, one of the dominant furniture companies in New York during the 1930’s. Constructed of exotic veneers with ebonized wood handles, the chest sits on a recessed ebonized wood base. The chest is 44” tall, 32” wide and 18” deep.

Gilbert Rohde bedroom Set for Cavalier

This five piece set of American art deco bedroom furniture was designed by Gilbert RohdeGilbert Rohde
American [1894 - 1944] 

Gilbert Rohde was one of the pioneers of American Modern design. Starting in the late 1920's, Rohde designed furniture for clients and his own furniture retailed by others. In 1930 he designed a line of furniture for Heywood Wakefield and beginning in 1930 until 1944 he designed for Herman Miller Company, using a variety of new materials and techniques. While Rohde designed for several other furniture manufacturers his work for Herman Miller remains his best work and some of the best work of the period. Rohde's designs for clocks for the Herman Miller Company and lamps for the Mutual Sunset Lamp Company are classics of the Art Deco era. ***We are actively buying Gilbert Rohde furniture as well as other top designers and art deco furniture from the period.  Please contact us if you are wishing to sell.*** Contact Us: (305) 442-8743 artdeco@ModernismGallery.com
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(1844 - 1944) for the Cavalier Furniture company, Chattanooga Tennessee in the 1930’s.  The set consist of a tall dresser (48” high, 38” wide, 20” deep), a lower dresser (34” high, 50” wide, 20” deep), a vanity (66 ½ ” high, 53” wide, 15” deep), a vanity stool (  16” high, 20” wide )  a night stand (26” high, 15” wide, 15” deep) an a mirror which hangs over the low dresser (15 “diameter). The tall dresser has  3 drawers topped with a fold – down desk. The set is constructed of mahogany veneers and has brass handles  and fittings.

American Art Deco Blond Mahogany Dresser and Mirror

This American art deco dresser and mirror are from 1930’s. The dresser, in blond mahogany veneer has  three generous drawers and large brass pulls. The rounded corners, besides a structure effect make nightime bedroom navigation less risky. The dresser is 50” wide, 20” deep and 34” high. The mirror is 36” diameter.  

American Art Deco Black Lacquer Occasional Table with Yellow Vitrolite Top

This American art deco occasional table dates from the 1930's.  Four legs with crvedshoulders and X stretcher support a round yellow Vitrolite top.  The table is 26 1/2" diameter and 20 1/2" high.

Isamu Noguchi RUDDER American Art Deco Coffee Table

Isamu Noguchi (1904 – 1988) designed this rare and important “Rudder” American art deco coffee table ca. 1944 for the Herman Miller Company in Zeeland, Michigan.  The table, Model IN-52, has a birch veneer top, two “hairpin” aluminum legs and a birch “Rudder” leg.  This example was purchased directly from the Estate of a prominent Miami architect – a photo of the table in its place at the architect’s home is shown in the “details” portion of this listing - who purchased it new in the early 1950’s.  The table is 50” long, 36” wide and 15 ½” high.

Marcel Breuer American Art Deco Lounge Chair for Knoll

Marcel Breuer (1902 – 1981) first designed this chair in 1935/1936 for Isokon, an English company.  Knoll acquired the rights and produced the chair in America.  The first lounge chair designed to fit the human body, the chair is of laminated plywood construction with its original upholstery.  Purchased from the estate of a prominent local architect, the chaise is 55” long, 26” wide and 32” high.  It is original, in good structural condition with fading to the upholstery.

Gilbert Rohde PALDAO GROUP American Art Deco Round Coffee Table

Gilbert RohdeGilbert Rohde
American [1894 - 1944] 

Gilbert Rohde was one of the pioneers of American Modern design. Starting in the late 1920's, Rohde designed furniture for clients and his own furniture retailed by others. In 1930 he designed a line of furniture for Heywood Wakefield and beginning in 1930 until 1944 he designed for Herman Miller Company, using a variety of new materials and techniques. While Rohde designed for several other furniture manufacturers his work for Herman Miller remains his best work and some of the best work of the period. Rohde's designs for clocks for the Herman Miller Company and lamps for the Mutual Sunset Lamp Company are classics of the Art Deco era. ***We are actively buying Gilbert Rohde furniture as well as other top designers and art deco furniture from the period.  Please contact us if you are wishing to sell.*** Contact Us: (305) 442-8743 artdeco@ModernismGallery.com
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(1894-1944) designed this three foot in diameter coffee table for the Herman Miller Furniture Company, Zeeland, Michigan, where it was offered as their No. 4121 Coffee Table in the supplement to their Fall 1940 catalog.  The table top is veneered in quarter book matched acacia burl (also called myrtle burl).  The edges are veneered in Paldao wood from the Philippines.  Rohde specified that the leather cloth legs should be “covered with Ashers Boretz # 302 brown - tacked with 5/16” antique brass tacks – heads close together”.  The table is 36” in diameter, 15” high and is in exceptional original condition.

Pair American Art Deco Armchairs by WARREN MCARTHUR for Arizona Biltmore

This pair of comfortable American art deco armchairs was designed by Warren McArthur (1885-1961) for the Phoenix Arizona Biltmore Hotel in 1933. Constructed of aluminum tubing anodized by McArthur’s process, the chairs have their original rubber feet and their original upholstered cushions. Each has the McArthur decal on the frame. McArthur made this design in two sizes, this is the larger, measuring 31” high, 31” wide and 24” deep and in excellent original condition

WARREN MCARTHUR American Art Deco Chaise Lounge

Warren McArthur (1885-1961) designed this rare American art deco chaise lounge for the Phoenix Arizona Hotel in 1933. The chaise, with its aluminum tube frame, original rubber feet and upholstered cushions features “tootsie roll” arm rests and is in great original condition. The chaise is 55” long, 28” wide and 28” high at the top of the back cushion.

Donald Deskey AMODEC American Art Deco Bedside Table for Abraham & Straus

Donald DeskeyDonald Deskey
American [1894 - 1989] 

Donald Deskey was born in Blue Earth, Minnesota in 1894. In 1912 he left for California with a high school diploma. After a series of jobs, a stint in the army, and attendance at The University of California at Berkeley to study architecture and painting he began in 1920 working in advertising, first Chicago then New York. In 1925 he visited the Exposition International des Arts Decoratifs et Industrials Moderns and the Bauhaus in Germany. He came back to New York in 1926 committed to the modern movement. He created store window displays for Saks- Fifth Avenue and made folding screens for Paul Frankl. Frankl paid Deskey $35 per screen and sold them for $400… a tidy profit. Through his work at Saks, Deskey met the company president, Adam Gimbel and showed him some furniture drawings he had made in Paris. Gimbel was impressed enough that he commissioned Deskey to furnish the interior of his Park Avenue apartment, Deskey’s first...
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(1894 – 1989) designed this American art deco bedside table for his own company AMODEC (American Modern Decoration Company) in 1931.  The stand, in figured walnut veneers, has been refinished and the metal pulls on the drawer and door are replated in bright nickel.  The table has the metal retailer’s tag inside the drawer reading “Abraham & Straus, Brooklyn, NY”.  It is 17” wide x 13 ½” deep and 28” high.

American Art Deco Streamline Occasional Table with Black Mirror Top

This striking round American art deco occasional table is from the 1930’s.  Finished in mahogany and blond sycamore veneers, the table has a black mirror top and a bright nickel gallery and stretcher bar.  The table has just been refinished and is 26” in diameter and 19” high.

GILBERT ROHDE American Art Deco East Indian Laurel Sideboard

Gilbert RohdeGilbert Rohde
American [1894 - 1944] 

Gilbert Rohde was one of the pioneers of American Modern design. Starting in the late 1920's, Rohde designed furniture for clients and his own furniture retailed by others. In 1930 he designed a line of furniture for Heywood Wakefield and beginning in 1930 until 1944 he designed for Herman Miller Company, using a variety of new materials and techniques. While Rohde designed for several other furniture manufacturers his work for Herman Miller remains his best work and some of the best work of the period. Rohde's designs for clocks for the Herman Miller Company and lamps for the Mutual Sunset Lamp Company are classics of the Art Deco era. ***We are actively buying Gilbert Rohde furniture as well as other top designers and art deco furniture from the period.  Please contact us if you are wishing to sell.*** Contact Us: (305) 442-8743 artdeco@ModernismGallery.com
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(1894 – 1944) designed this iconic three door sideboard for the Herman Miller Furniture Company in 1934.  Clad in exotic veneers of East Indian Laurel, the cabinet has door pulls of semi-circular chrome plated steel and ebonized wood.  The interior compartments, in blond wood, feature a shelf and various sized drawers.  Known as Number 3435, the chest is 48” long, 15” deep and 30” high.  It is pictured in Herman Miller 1939 Catalog, Gilbert Rohde Modern Design by Leslie Pina and in Gilbert Rohde, Modern Design for Modern Living, by Phyllis Ross.  It is pictured with its matching three level bookshelf which is also available (AF 135)  but sold separately.

GILBERT ROHDE American Art Deco East Indian Laurel Bookshelf

Gilbert RohdeGilbert Rohde
American [1894 - 1944] 

Gilbert Rohde was one of the pioneers of American Modern design. Starting in the late 1920's, Rohde designed furniture for clients and his own furniture retailed by others. In 1930 he designed a line of furniture for Heywood Wakefield and beginning in 1930 until 1944 he designed for Herman Miller Company, using a variety of new materials and techniques. While Rohde designed for several other furniture manufacturers his work for Herman Miller remains his best work and some of the best work of the period. Rohde's designs for clocks for the Herman Miller Company and lamps for the Mutual Sunset Lamp Company are classics of the Art Deco era. ***We are actively buying Gilbert Rohde furniture as well as other top designers and art deco furniture from the period.  Please contact us if you are wishing to sell.*** Contact Us: (305) 442-8743 artdeco@ModernismGallery.com
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(1894 – 1944) designed this rare three level bookshelf for the Herman Miller Furniture Company in 1934.  The three levels of East Indian Laurel veneer are connected by two columns of chrome plated steel.  The base is ebonized wood.  Known as number 3454 the bookshelf is 54” long, 15” deep and 30” high.  It is pictured in Herman Miller, 1939 Catalog, Gilbert Rohde Modern Design by Leslie Pina and in Gilbert Rohde, Modern Design for Modern Living, by Phillis Ross.  It is also pictured here with its matching three door sideboard listed above and sold separately.

Donald Deskey for AMODEC American Art Deco Vanity Mirror and Bench

Donald DeskeyDonald Deskey
American [1894 - 1989] 

Donald Deskey was born in Blue Earth, Minnesota in 1894. In 1912 he left for California with a high school diploma. After a series of jobs, a stint in the army, and attendance at The University of California at Berkeley to study architecture and painting he began in 1920 working in advertising, first Chicago then New York. In 1925 he visited the Exposition International des Arts Decoratifs et Industrials Moderns and the Bauhaus in Germany. He came back to New York in 1926 committed to the modern movement. He created store window displays for Saks- Fifth Avenue and made folding screens for Paul Frankl. Frankl paid Deskey $35 per screen and sold them for $400… a tidy profit. Through his work at Saks, Deskey met the company president, Adam Gimbel and showed him some furniture drawings he had made in Paris. Gimbel was impressed enough that he commissioned Deskey to furnish the interior of his Park Avenue apartment, Deskey’s first...
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(1884 – 1989) designed this three piece vanity for his own company, AMODEC (American Modern Decoration Company) in 1935.  Made of Australian Laurel (Oriental Walnut) with burl drawer fronts, mirror trim and feet on the bench, the vanity sports bright nickel pulls on the drawer handles.  The three pieces are in excellent condition and restored to their original state of 75 years ago.  The vanity retains the distinctive blue and silver AMODEC label and the bench is covered in faux chamois leather.  The vanity measures 25 ½” high, 54” wide and 18” deep, the bench 16 ½” high, 21” wide and 15” deep and the mirror is 33 ¼” x 24”.

American Art Deco Bootlegger’s Mahogany Desk

This American art deco mahogany desk was custom built for a Midwestern bootlegger and speakeasy owner during Prohibition.  The desk, which has been completely restored in high gloss lacquer has a two level top with scalloped columns on each end.  The left hand column opens to reveal a bar, the right center pulls out for access to a filing cabinet with glass fronts and a pullout cash drawer.  Measuring 92” across, 42” deep and 31” high, this desk made a statement in the 1930’s and will do so again today!

McKay American Art Deco Occasional Table

This 1930’s American Art Deco table was designed by Oscar Bevalaqua for McKay Craft, Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania.  The table is of nickel plated steel with a black lacquered top.  In McKay's 1936 Catalog it is number 233X.  The table is 20" high, 24" long and 14" deep.  It is in excellent condition.

American Art Deco Coffee Table by Modernage

This American art deco coffee table was made and retailed by the 1930’s by Modernage, the largest “Moderne” furniture store in America.  Constructed of rock maple, the table is blond with brown veining, the rectangular top and base are connected by a pair of curved supports.  The table measures 36” wide x 16” deep and is 15” high.

Pair Dynamique Creations American Art Deco Skyscraper End Tables

This set of high style American art deco end tables was created by Dynamique Creations of Grand Rapids, Michigan in 1928.  the skyscraper design end tables are clad in exotic veneers of harewood and vermillion and have bright nickel pulls.  Both tables have two wide deep drawers and three open spaces for book storage.  One table has three drawers and a door and the other a large door and two drawers.  Each piece measures 27” deep, 15” wide and 27” high and would look equally stunning as end tables to a sofa or a daybed.

American Art Deco DC-3 Aircraft Rolling Cocktail Cart by Frantz Industries

This streamline American art deco rolling cart was developed by Frantz Industries in 1938 for use on the DC-3, the legendary airplane that revolutionized air travel.  The first aircraft to have an in-flight kitchen!  Constructed of aluminum and black Bakelite, the cart was designed to roll the down the aisles of the DC-3 but will look great serving in your home.  The decal reads “Frantz Industries, Genuine Aero-Art Product, Los Angeles”  The cart measures 31” long x 15” wide x 30” high.

Donald Deskey American Art Deco Coffee or Occasional Table

Donald DeskeyDonald Deskey
American [1894 - 1989] 

Donald Deskey was born in Blue Earth, Minnesota in 1894. In 1912 he left for California with a high school diploma. After a series of jobs, a stint in the army, and attendance at The University of California at Berkeley to study architecture and painting he began in 1920 working in advertising, first Chicago then New York. In 1925 he visited the Exposition International des Arts Decoratifs et Industrials Moderns and the Bauhaus in Germany. He came back to New York in 1926 committed to the modern movement. He created store window displays for Saks- Fifth Avenue and made folding screens for Paul Frankl. Frankl paid Deskey $35 per screen and sold them for $400… a tidy profit. Through his work at Saks, Deskey met the company president, Adam Gimbel and showed him some furniture drawings he had made in Paris. Gimbel was impressed enough that he commissioned Deskey to furnish the interior of his Park Avenue apartment, Deskey’s first...
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(1894-1989) designed this handsome table in the late 1920's. The table, with chrome plated tubular steel supports and black lacquered wood top, measures 24" in diameter and is 20" high. Deskey licensed the design to Ypsilanti Reed Furniture Company in 1928 and 1929. It was also made for his firm, Deskey-Voller, Inc., at a later date. It is shown in a stock photograph for Ypsilanti Reed (page 48 in David Hanks' book, Donald Deskey Decorative Designs and Interiors) and also in a photograph of his 1931 commission for Frederic Patterson (page 88 in Hanks' book). It is also shown in a period advertisment featuring Deskey for Armstrong cork.

KEM Weber American Art Deco Streamline Triple Band Armchair

K.E.M. Weber (1889 – 1963) designed this streamline American art deco triple band armchair for the Lloyd Manufacturing Company.  The chair features machine age triple band chrome arms enclosing a sprung leather seat and back.  The chrome and leather are all in good original condition.  This model was featured in Lloyd’s 1939 catalog.  The chair measures 28 ½” wide x 42” deep and 32 ½” high.

American Art Deco FLETCHER Aviation Desk

This large and unusual American art deco desk was designed by Frank Fletcher and manufactured by Fletcher Aviation in Pasadena, California. A Design Patent “140,501” was issued to Fletcher in 1945. The desk, which has been refinished in high gloss black lacquer floats on a nickel steel base. The triangular desk has rounded corners, seven drawers with inset pulls and has the brass placque “Fletcher Aviation – Putting Wings on the World” inside the middle drawer. The desk is 72” wide x 48” deep and 30” high

American Art Deco Black Lacquer and Glass Coffee Table

This American art deco “Y” coffee table with round glass top dates from the 1930’s. Constructed of black lacquered wood with a high gloss finish and a ¾” glass top, the table has been restored to excellent condition. The table features three rectangular supports in a pie shaped configuration with a circular lower shelf for magazines or books. The table measures 42” in diameter and stands 22 ½” high.

American Art Deco Occasional Table in Walnut & Black Mirror Glass

This 1930’s American art deco occasional table is constructed of solid walnut and has an inset black mirror top. The table rises from a 13” round base on four supports which curve inward at the bottom. The supports each have two parts separated at the top and bottom by wood sections. The 19” round top has a 2 ¼” apron and the inset black mirror. The table is 27 ½” high.

Modernage American Art Deco Streamline Design Coffee Table

This stunning American art deco streamline design coffee table was retailed in the 1930s by Modernage in New York City. Two curved supports on each end link the top with the shorter base. Presented in walnut and ebony stained wood, the table measures 36" x 17" and stands 16" high. 

Pair American Art Deco Modernage Side / End Tables

This pair of American art deco end tables is from the 1930s and was designed and made for the New York furniture retailer Modernage. The tables, with a rectangular base and top, have a circular support which contains an ample shelf for books, papers, magazines or family photographs. The tables each measure 25” wide x 12” deep and 22” high.

Donald Deskey American Art Deco Nine Piece Bedroom Set

This very complete and important nine piece bedroom suite is Donald DeskeyDonald Deskey
American [1894 - 1989] 

Donald Deskey was born in Blue Earth, Minnesota in 1894. In 1912 he left for California with a high school diploma. After a series of jobs, a stint in the army, and attendance at The University of California at Berkeley to study architecture and painting he began in 1920 working in advertising, first Chicago then New York. In 1925 he visited the Exposition International des Arts Decoratifs et Industrials Moderns and the Bauhaus in Germany. He came back to New York in 1926 committed to the modern movement. He created store window displays for Saks- Fifth Avenue and made folding screens for Paul Frankl. Frankl paid Deskey $35 per screen and sold them for $400… a tidy profit. Through his work at Saks, Deskey met the company president, Adam Gimbel and showed him some furniture drawings he had made in Paris. Gimbel was impressed enough that he commissioned Deskey to furnish the interior of his Park Avenue apartment, Deskey’s first...
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’s (1894 – 1989) first design for the Widdicomb Furniture Company and Widdicomb’s introduction into modern furniture in 1933. An example of this set was exhibited at the 1934 groundbreaking Contemporary Industrial Art Exhibit at the New York Metropolitan Museum of Art in 1934. Finished in straight grain and highly figured satinwood veneers and lacquer with aluminum and lacquered wood pulls, the suite has been lovingly restored to its original splendor. The set was featured in House Beautiful 1933, The London Studio 1933, Arts and Decoration 1934 and in House and Garden 1934 and 1935. It is also shown in David Hank’s book Donald Deskey. The set consists of a tall chest, a low chest, a desk and chair, a vanity and stool, a double bed and two night stands.

Gilbert Rohde Adjustable Recliner Lounge Chair

We call this a “very” chair; very rare, very beautiful and very comfortable. This stunning American art deco adjustable lounge chair was designed by Gilbert RohdeGilbert Rohde
American [1894 - 1944] 

Gilbert Rohde was one of the pioneers of American Modern design. Starting in the late 1920's, Rohde designed furniture for clients and his own furniture retailed by others. In 1930 he designed a line of furniture for Heywood Wakefield and beginning in 1930 until 1944 he designed for Herman Miller Company, using a variety of new materials and techniques. While Rohde designed for several other furniture manufacturers his work for Herman Miller remains his best work and some of the best work of the period. Rohde's designs for clocks for the Herman Miller Company and lamps for the Mutual Sunset Lamp Company are classics of the Art Deco era. ***We are actively buying Gilbert Rohde furniture as well as other top designers and art deco furniture from the period.  Please contact us if you are wishing to sell.*** Contact Us: (305) 442-8743 artdeco@ModernismGallery.com
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(1886 – 1958) for the Troy Sunshade Company in the 1930’s. The back adjusts to four positions by pressing down on a flat band chrome bar. The tubular chrome frame supports an ivory vinyl seat cushion with black piping. The three lobed back cushions, also in ivory vinyl with black piping, attach to the frame across the top tubular chrome bar. The frame swoops around from under the seat to form the arms which are also covered in ivory vinyl with black trim. The chair, which measures 25 ½” wide x 39” deep and 33” high (46” deep, 28” high when reclined), is in very good original condition and ready to add style and comfort to any room.

Pair Kem Weber Springer Armchairs

This pair of supremely comfortable American art deco arm chairs was designed ca. 1935 for Lloyd Manufacturing by Karl Emmanuel Martin (KEM) Weber (1889 -1963). Known as the “Springer” chair, the chairs sit on flat band chrome steel springs and function as rocking chairs. The chairs have their original chrome, the original red vinyl cushions are sprung and in excellent condition. The black arms have been refinished in high gloss lacquer. Each chair measures 27” wide x 32” deep x 34” high.

Red and Black Lacquer Streamline Tea Trolley / Bar Cart

This ca. 1935 American art deco bar cart or tea trolley is sculpture on wheels! Finished in black and red lacquer with nickel fittings, the cart seems to be moving while standing still. The tray on top with red handles removes for serving. The cart has been re lacquered and replated and is ready to roll into your surroundings. It measures 14 ½” wide, 28” long and is 21" high at the handle.

American Art Deco Brazilian Rosewood Cabinet by Dynamique Creations

Designed by D. Robertson Smith in 1928 for Dynamique Creations, a division of Johnson-Handley-Johnson of Grand Rapids, Michigan. The Dynamique Creations line was produced from 1928 through 1936 and was of the highest quality of American Art Deco. This five drawer chest is in Brazilian rosewood veneers with mahogany reeded front legs which sit outside the case and extend to the top. The rear legs are also reeded mahogany. The drawer pulls are brass in the form of tassels. The chest is 29” wide x 17 ½” deep and 55” high.

American Art Deco Black Lacquer Table with Glass Rods

This American art deco occasional or coffee table is from the 1930’s. The oval table is finished in brilliant black lacquer with six glass rods supporting the upper level. The outer supports with curved bottom sit on reticulated feet. The table measures 26 ½” long x 16 ½” wide and is 18” high.

Pair of American Art Deco Streamline Armchairs

This stunning pair of American Art deco armchairs date from the 1930’s. The curved arms, tapering legs and twin stretchers are finished in high gloss black lacquer. The backs and seats are covered in glove soft “Carpicho Style” leather. The chairs each measure 23” wide x 23” deep and are 35” high.

Pair of Kem Weber Streamline Armchairs

This pair of stylish and comfortable streamline design armchairs was designed by Karl Emmanuel Martin (KEM) Weber (1889 -1963) in the 1930’s. Finished in high gloss black lacquer and pearly white leather, the chairs are the height of American Modern art deco. The “Stair-step” curved arms offer a contrast to the vertical lines of thelegs and back. Each chair measures 20 ½” wide x 22” deep and 33 ½” high.

Donald Deskey American Art Deco Speakeasy Card or Game Table

This American art deco card table was manufactured in 1930 by Schmieg, Hungate & Kotzian; the design is by Donald DeskeyDonald Deskey
American [1894 - 1989] 

Donald Deskey was born in Blue Earth, Minnesota in 1894. In 1912 he left for California with a high school diploma. After a series of jobs, a stint in the army, and attendance at The University of California at Berkeley to study architecture and painting he began in 1920 working in advertising, first Chicago then New York. In 1925 he visited the Exposition International des Arts Decoratifs et Industrials Moderns and the Bauhaus in Germany. He came back to New York in 1926 committed to the modern movement. He created store window displays for Saks- Fifth Avenue and made folding screens for Paul Frankl. Frankl paid Deskey $35 per screen and sold them for $400… a tidy profit. Through his work at Saks, Deskey met the company president, Adam Gimbel and showed him some furniture drawings he had made in Paris. Gimbel was impressed enough that he commissioned Deskey to furnish the interior of his Park Avenue apartment, Deskey’s first...
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(1894 – 1989). It and five other examples were made for a high class speakeasy in the Gramercy Park area of New York City…or so the story goes. The top is of black cork with Bakelite trim and sides. At each corner a nickel extension contains a copper ashtray beneath which a nickel trimmed Bakelite tray slides out, a convenient place for a drink or sandwich. The top sits on a nickel base. The table measures 30” x 30” and is 30” high. The table is marked “SH&K” and numbered “4688” and “6071”. Another table from this commission was dated “April 26, 1930”.

American Art Deco Black Lacquer & Birdseye Secretary Cabinet/Desk

This spectacular American art deco secretary dates from the 1930’s. High gloss black lacquer contrasts with blond birdseye maple veneers accented with bright nickel hardware. The taller right hand section has two large display sections above two drawers atop two shelves; the bottom door opens to a storage space. On the left side the upper door folds down to create a writing surface. The inside has two small drawers, a small door and “pigeonhole” compartments for papers. Below the writing surface there is a long drawer above a shelf and below that are two doors which open to another storage space. The secretary measures 40” wide x 51” high (42” high on the short side) and 11 ½” deep (23” deep with the writing surface down).

Macassar Ebony and Shargrin Table

This contemporary American art deco “Parsons” table is by Garrison Rousseau and is signed with a tag reading “Garrison Rousseau”. The table has a macassar ebony apron and legs and a top of 8 squares of pale green shargrin. The table measures 29 ½” x 15 ¾” and is 27 ½” high.

Donald Deskey Vanity, Mirror & Stool

This American art deco three piece vanity set was designed ca. 1935 by Donald DeskeyDonald Deskey
American [1894 - 1989] 

Donald Deskey was born in Blue Earth, Minnesota in 1894. In 1912 he left for California with a high school diploma. After a series of jobs, a stint in the army, and attendance at The University of California at Berkeley to study architecture and painting he began in 1920 working in advertising, first Chicago then New York. In 1925 he visited the Exposition International des Arts Decoratifs et Industrials Moderns and the Bauhaus in Germany. He came back to New York in 1926 committed to the modern movement. He created store window displays for Saks- Fifth Avenue and made folding screens for Paul Frankl. Frankl paid Deskey $35 per screen and sold them for $400… a tidy profit. Through his work at Saks, Deskey met the company president, Adam Gimbel and showed him some furniture drawings he had made in Paris. Gimbel was impressed enough that he commissioned Deskey to furnish the interior of his Park Avenue apartment, Deskey’s first...
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(1894 – 1989) for the Widdicomb Furniture Company of Grand Rapids, Michigan. The vanity which is finished in black lacquer and Avoidire veneer is matched by the original stool and mirror. From the suite featured in Home Furnishing Arts Volume III, Fall/Winter 1935. The vanity measures 50” wide x 18” deep and 24 ½” high; the mirror is 27” wide and 44” high and the stool is 20” in diameter and 18 ½” high.

Donald Deskey Bed & Two Nightstands

In 1935 the Widdicomb Furniture Company of Grand Rapids, Michigan, produced this bed and nightstands designed by Donald DeskeyDonald Deskey
American [1894 - 1989] 

Donald Deskey was born in Blue Earth, Minnesota in 1894. In 1912 he left for California with a high school diploma. After a series of jobs, a stint in the army, and attendance at The University of California at Berkeley to study architecture and painting he began in 1920 working in advertising, first Chicago then New York. In 1925 he visited the Exposition International des Arts Decoratifs et Industrials Moderns and the Bauhaus in Germany. He came back to New York in 1926 committed to the modern movement. He created store window displays for Saks- Fifth Avenue and made folding screens for Paul Frankl. Frankl paid Deskey $35 per screen and sold them for $400… a tidy profit. Through his work at Saks, Deskey met the company president, Adam Gimbel and showed him some furniture drawings he had made in Paris. Gimbel was impressed enough that he commissioned Deskey to furnish the interior of his Park Avenue apartment, Deskey’s first...
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(1894 – 1989). The set, in black lacquer and Avoidire veneer has been refinished and is ready for your bedroom. It is from the suite featured in Home Furnishing Arts, Volume III, Fall/Winter 1935. The bed measures 57” wide x 79” deep with the headboard 34” high. The night stands each measure 17 ½” wide, 12 ¾” deep and 28 ¼” high.

American Art Deco Black Lacquer and Green Velour Armchair

This comfortable American art deco armchair dates from the 1930’s. The oval open arms and body are refinished in gleaming black lacquer while the seat and back are covered in green velour. The chair is 25” wide x 28” deep and 30” high.

Donald Deskey American Art Deco Desk & Chair

Donald DeskeyDonald Deskey
American [1894 - 1989] 

Donald Deskey was born in Blue Earth, Minnesota in 1894. In 1912 he left for California with a high school diploma. After a series of jobs, a stint in the army, and attendance at The University of California at Berkeley to study architecture and painting he began in 1920 working in advertising, first Chicago then New York. In 1925 he visited the Exposition International des Arts Decoratifs et Industrials Moderns and the Bauhaus in Germany. He came back to New York in 1926 committed to the modern movement. He created store window displays for Saks- Fifth Avenue and made folding screens for Paul Frankl. Frankl paid Deskey $35 per screen and sold them for $400… a tidy profit. Through his work at Saks, Deskey met the company president, Adam Gimbel and showed him some furniture drawings he had made in Paris. Gimbel was impressed enough that he commissioned Deskey to furnish the interior of his Park Avenue apartment, Deskey’s first...
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(1894 – 1989) created this desk and chair which was manufactured by the Widdicomb Furniture Company of Grand Rapids, Michigan ca. 1935. The desk and chair are of black lacquer and highly figured Avoidire wood with brushed chrome plated steel back plates on the handles. The desk is 42” wide, 24” deep and 30” high. It was featured in Home Furnishing Arts Volume III, Fall/Winter 1935. Both desk & chair have been refinished and are ready for your home or office.

Black Lacquer & Red Vitrolite Coffee Table

A stunning American art deco coffee table from the 1930’s. Constructed of black lacquered wood and red Vitrolite glass, this table is furniture disguised as sculpture or sculpture made useful as furniture. From a two step base eight streamline supports hold a rectangular top inset with red Vitrolite glass. The table measures 34” x 18 ¾” x 18 ¾” high.

American Art Deco Blue American Chair & Sofa Set

Dating from the 1930’s this American art deco club chair and sofa set is covered in a soft blue velour fabric. The set features wide arms, ribbed barrel sides and is exceedingly comfortable, on carved wood feet. The chair is 39” wide x 33” high and 35” deep. The sofa is 80” wide x 36” high and 35” deep.

American Art Deco Cabinet Attributed to James Mont

This stunning American art deco silverleaf cabinet is attributed to James Mont (1904-1978). The cabinet, of silver leafed wood, contains eight drawers and is cantilevered over a short base and supported in the front by a whimsical gilded wrought metal support. The drawer fronts are incised in a geometric design which golden ball pulls matching the support. Overall the tiered top cabinet measures 60” wide x 18” deep and 31” high.

American Art Deco Streamline Asymmetrical Chest

This versatile 1930’s American art deco three drawer chest would be welcome in any room in your house. Constructed of black stained oak and lemonwood veneers, the chest features three drawers with wrap-around streamline handles and three open shelves. The chest is 39 ½” wide, 15 ¾” deep and 31 ½” high. It is in excellent original condition.

Black Lacquer Coffee Table with Red Trim

This American art deco streamline occasional table dates from the 1930’s. Refinished in high gloss black lacquer with raised “speed” lines in Coca-Cola red lacquer. The table base has four “wings” which support the circular top. The table measures 30” in diameter and is 18 ½” high.

Donald Deskey Dining Room Set

Donald DeskeyDonald Deskey
American [1894 - 1989] 

Donald Deskey was born in Blue Earth, Minnesota in 1894. In 1912 he left for California with a high school diploma. After a series of jobs, a stint in the army, and attendance at The University of California at Berkeley to study architecture and painting he began in 1920 working in advertising, first Chicago then New York. In 1925 he visited the Exposition International des Arts Decoratifs et Industrials Moderns and the Bauhaus in Germany. He came back to New York in 1926 committed to the modern movement. He created store window displays for Saks- Fifth Avenue and made folding screens for Paul Frankl. Frankl paid Deskey $35 per screen and sold them for $400… a tidy profit. Through his work at Saks, Deskey met the company president, Adam Gimbel and showed him some furniture drawings he had made in Paris. Gimbel was impressed enough that he commissioned Deskey to furnish the interior of his Park Avenue apartment, Deskey’s first...
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(1894-1989) designed this blond mahogany and maple dining room for the Hasting Table Company in 1930. The table, which has two curved stretchers on each end, measures 40” wide x 29” high and 64” long (100” long when the three 22” leaves are inserted). The sideboard, with three long drawers, has shelves which are revealed when the curved doors on each end are open. The sideboard measures 65-1/2" wide and 18-1/2" deep and is 36" high. The six chairs have curved rear legs and tapering front legs. The seats and backs have just been upholstered in black mohair. The chairs measure 19" x 19" and are 31" high.

Black Lacquer and Nickel Three Level Table

Brilliant black lacquer and gleaming nickel make this American art deco table a machine age icon. Dating to the 1930’s, the table features three levels connected by a series of flat band struts in sets of threes. The table measures 18” x 24” and is 22”high.

American Art Deco Blond Mahogany Dresser & Mirror

An American Art Deco vanity and dresser in blond mahogany. This Hollywood Style vanity features a spectacular six foot in diameter mirror, three drawers and a pull out glass shelf. The dresser has rounded corners, three drawers and brass pulls which match those on the vanity. The vanity measures 60” wide, 18-1/2” deep and 60” high. The dresser is 50” wide, 20” deep and 34” high. The mirror is 36” diameter.

Black Lacquer and Yellow Vitrolite Coffee Table

We don’t know who designed this American Art Deco coffee table, but it is stunning! The table which sits on lap feet with a lower shelf and six curved supports is finished in high gloss black lacquer. The center of the top shelf is a sheet of yellow Vitrolite glass inset into the black lacquer frame. The table measures 36” long x 15-1/4” wide and is 16-3/4” high. The table top is 15” high.

Pair of Wrought Iron Pedestals

This pair of impressive American art deco wrought iron and marble pedestals date from the 1930’s and come from a Miami Beach estate. The wrought iron has been polished and clear lacquered and the marble is polished as well. The pedestals are 19” in diameter and 54” high.

Donald Deskey Bedroom Suite

Famous for Radio City Music Hall, Donald DeskeyDonald Deskey
American [1894 - 1989] 

Donald Deskey was born in Blue Earth, Minnesota in 1894. In 1912 he left for California with a high school diploma. After a series of jobs, a stint in the army, and attendance at The University of California at Berkeley to study architecture and painting he began in 1920 working in advertising, first Chicago then New York. In 1925 he visited the Exposition International des Arts Decoratifs et Industrials Moderns and the Bauhaus in Germany. He came back to New York in 1926 committed to the modern movement. He created store window displays for Saks- Fifth Avenue and made folding screens for Paul Frankl. Frankl paid Deskey $35 per screen and sold them for $400… a tidy profit. Through his work at Saks, Deskey met the company president, Adam Gimbel and showed him some furniture drawings he had made in Paris. Gimbel was impressed enough that he commissioned Deskey to furnish the interior of his Park Avenue apartment, Deskey’s first...
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(1894 – 1989) designed interiors for the Widdicomb Furniture Company as well as for the homes and offices of 1930’s millionaires such as the Rockefellers, Gimbels and Pattersons. This complete eight piece suite consists of a tall chest, low chest, vanity, vanity bench, vanity mirror, king size bed and two night stands. In bird’s eye maple and black lacquer, the suite is one of the most beautiful and complete Deskey bedrooms to come to the market.

Oval Occasional Table

This American Art Deco table dates from the 1930’s. With a black lacquer base and two high gloss mahogany surfaces banded in bright nickel and connected by six curved nickel supports, the table will stand out in any room. The table measures 25” x 15-1/2” and is 22-1/2” high.

Three Band American Console Table

This American art deco console table features three bands in alternating nickel and copper finish. It opens to dining table size. Measures 54” wide x 22” deep (44” when opened) and stands 31 ½” high.

Four Dynamique Creations American Art Deco Side Chairs

  These four spectacular American art deco chairs were manufactured by Dynamique Creations of Grand Rapids, a subsidiary of Johnson-Hadley-Johnson in the early 1930’s. Constructed of solid mahogany, the chairs have a three lobed top with splayed supports that extend to form the rear legs. The front legs are of “telescope” form. The chairs have been refinished and upholstered in a deco geometric fabric and measure 17 ½” wide x 18” deep and are 31 ¾” high.

Pair Deskey Side Tables

This pair of American art deco side tables were designed by Donald DeskeyDonald Deskey
American [1894 - 1989] 

Donald Deskey was born in Blue Earth, Minnesota in 1894. In 1912 he left for California with a high school diploma. After a series of jobs, a stint in the army, and attendance at The University of California at Berkeley to study architecture and painting he began in 1920 working in advertising, first Chicago then New York. In 1925 he visited the Exposition International des Arts Decoratifs et Industrials Moderns and the Bauhaus in Germany. He came back to New York in 1926 committed to the modern movement. He created store window displays for Saks- Fifth Avenue and made folding screens for Paul Frankl. Frankl paid Deskey $35 per screen and sold them for $400… a tidy profit. Through his work at Saks, Deskey met the company president, Adam Gimbel and showed him some furniture drawings he had made in Paris. Gimbel was impressed enough that he commissioned Deskey to furnish the interior of his Park Avenue apartment, Deskey’s first...
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(1894 – 1989) and made by the Company of Master Craftsmen (1926 – 1939), a subsidiary of W & J Sloan of New York. The tables are of red mahogany with chrome backed black finger pull handles. They could function as bedside tables or on either side of a sofa. Marked “Company of Master Craftsmen, Permo-Weld” and stamped “S 55021” and “D26772”, the side tables measure 15” wide x 14” deep and 22 ½” high.

Dynamique Creations Four Drawer Table

This American art deco table was manufactured in the late 1920’s by Dynamique Creations. Of quarter sawn maple veneer and mahogany, the table has four drawers which can open from either side and two shelves which extend through the piece. Dynamique Creations was a short lived subsidiary of Johnson Hadly Johnson dedicated to producing innovative high quality furniture. The table measures 21 ½” wide x 13” deep x 25” high.

Sofa & Chair Set

This American art deco sofa and chair date from the 1930’s. The set features broad, streamline arms reminiscent of the Frankl Speed Chair (great for holding the channel changer, book, or whatever). The wood has been refinished and the new upholstery is a cut cotton velour…ready for you to settle in. The sofa measures 72” x 36” x 32” high and the chair measures 34” wide x 36” deep x 32” high.

1930 Schmieg, Hungate & Kotzian Card Table

This American art deco card table was deskigned by Donald DeskeyDonald Deskey
American [1894 - 1989] 

Donald Deskey was born in Blue Earth, Minnesota in 1894. In 1912 he left for California with a high school diploma. After a series of jobs, a stint in the army, and attendance at The University of California at Berkeley to study architecture and painting he began in 1920 working in advertising, first Chicago then New York. In 1925 he visited the Exposition International des Arts Decoratifs et Industrials Moderns and the Bauhaus in Germany. He came back to New York in 1926 committed to the modern movement. He created store window displays for Saks- Fifth Avenue and made folding screens for Paul Frankl. Frankl paid Deskey $35 per screen and sold them for $400… a tidy profit. Through his work at Saks, Deskey met the company president, Adam Gimbel and showed him some furniture drawings he had made in Paris. Gimbel was impressed enough that he commissioned Deskey to furnish the interior of his Park Avenue apartment, Deskey’s first...
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and manufactured by Schmieg, Hungate & Kotzian in 1930 and was used in a New York City speakeasy. The top is of black cork with Bakelite trim and sides. At each corner a chrome extension contains a copper ashtray. A chrome trimmed bakelite tray slides out, a convenient place for a drink or sandwich. The top sits on a chrome base. The table measures 30” x 30” and is 30” high. The table is marked “SH&K” and numbered “46882” and “6071”. There is also a hand written date “April 26, 1930”.

Black Lacquer and Nickel Console

This sleek American art deco black lacquer and nickel plated steel console dates from the 1930’s. the base skyscrapers up to twin bright nickel supports and a black lacquer top. The top measures 36” x 15” and the console stands 30 ½” high.

Demi Lune Table

This American art deco occasional table features two mahogany demi lune surfaces supported by three 2 ½” wide curved nickel steel supports. The table measures 29” wide (at its widest), 17” deep and is 22” high.

Black Lacquer Art Deco End Tables

This pair of Modernage American art deco end tables match the Modernage coffee table (AF040) and the three pieces will make a stunning living room ensemble. The end tables can be sold separately. The tables have been relaquered in high gloss black lacquer and measure 25” wide x 12” deep x 22” high.

Pair of Three American Art Deco Band Arm Chairs

A pair of American art deco pull up arm chairs from the 1930’s. These chairs would be great in front of a desk or as an occasional chair in any room. They have three bands of curved wood for arms and shaped legs. The wood has been refinished and the backs and sprung seats recovered in a light brown cut velvet. The chairs measure 24 ½” wide by 23” deep and are 30” high at the back.

Schmieg & Kotzian Art Deco Liquor Cabinet

This American art deco liquor cabinet in mahogany was manufactured by the finest 1930’s American cabinet makers Schmieg & Kotzian of New York. The cabinet has a blond interior and a weighted base to avoid tipping when the door is stocked with bottles and open. The cabinet measures 21” wide x 15” deep and is 30” high. Marked.

American Art Deco Mahogany & Nickel Art Deco Console

A spectacular 1930’s American art deco mahogany and nickel console table…with a secret! The table top slides revealing a storage area in green felt and then flips to make an extra dining or serving table (click on “Details” to see). Four curved and five straight nickel steel flat band bars support the top. The top and base are of figured mahogany with black lacquer trim. The table measures 54” wide by 22” deep and is 31” high. When open it becomes 44” deep.

American Art Deco Black Lacquer and Nickel Console

An American black lacquer and nickel plated steel console. The side which faces the wall is flat and the top and base front corners are rounded. The console measures 35” high x 27” wide and 10” deep.

Black Lacquer and Nickel Art Deco Side Table - Ashtray

This American art deco occasional table is in black lacquer, nickel steel and composition top is the companion piece to AF23. Designed by Charles Hardy for Belmet Products of New York ca. 1936, has an ingenious removable ash receiver built in. A pull of the knob and the ashes fall into the container (which is easily removed for disposal). The table measures 20” deep x 10” wide and is 21” high.

American Art Deco Burlwood Vitrine

An American art deco vitrine with a door on each side and a “V” shaped center door. The side doors are of Burlwood veneer inlaid with macassar ebony and sycamore, they open to reveal glass shelves. The center door has two beveled glass windows and covers three glass shelves and a mirror back. The top and base of center section are ribbed beech with the depressions ebonized. The side compartments rest on reverse pyramid feet. The vitrine measures 67 ½” high, 17” deep and 45 ½” wide.

Pair Eugene Schoen Art Deco Side Tables

This rare and desirable pair of American art deco end tables was designed by Eugene Schoen (1880 – 1957) and constructed by Schmieg & Kotzian, the most prestigious cabinet makers in New York in the deco period. Made in the 1930’s, these one drawer tables are of East Indian rosewood veneer and are branded “S.K.”. The tables measure 24” deep x 14” wide and 20” high.

Black & White American Art Deco Sofa & Two Chairs

This American art deco sofa and two club chairs set features high gloss black lacquer arm and leg details and deco white on white upholstery. The set was made in the 1930's and has been relacquered and recovered. The sofa measures 82" long x 35" deep x 33" high, both chairs each measure 39" wide x 35" deep and 35" high.

Ben Mildwoff Art Deco Coffee Table

This American art deco coffee table was designed by Ben Mildwoff in 1940 and retailed by Modernage Furniture Corporation in New York City. The table consists of an ebonized round wood base, three leaves of curved glass and a circular glass top. The table is 36" in diameter and sits 18" high.

American Art Deco Black Lacquer Coffee Table

This stunning American art deco coffee table was retailed in the 1930s by Modernage in New York City. Two curved supports on each end link the top with the shorter base. Freshly relacquered in high gloss black, the table measures 36" x 17" and stands 16" high.

Mahogany & Nickel Art Deco Coffee Table

This streamline American art deco coffee table dates from the 1930s and is constructed of figured mahogany. The table is supported by a 2" nickel flat band brace and features 3 nickel "speed lines" on the wooden support. The table measures 36" x 18" x 17" high.

Nickel & Wood American Art Deco Table

This special American art deco three level table from the 1930's features flat band nickel banding in sets of three. The table measures 18 1/4" x 24" and stands 22" high.}

Climax Cocktail Smoker

W.J. Campbell designed this art deco cocktail smoker in 1934 for the Climax Machinery Company of Indianapolis. The smoke stand and ashtray feature a circular ring which can be removed to serve drinks. The ashtray has a lifting device to deposit spent ashes into a tube which can be emptied, the tray has wide depressions which accommodate cigars and a raised portion for matches. Henry Dreyfuss used similar aluminum and chromed steel Climax ashstands on the lounges of the Twentieth Century Limited and other trains. The 26" high stand is an icon of the American Deco Era and is pictured in Duncan‚s American Art Deco and the Brooklyn Museum‚s Machine Age. This is the nicest example we have seen and both the stand and the removable ring have the original Climax decals.

Instrument Desk

This custom made American art deco desk was designed by Count Alexis de Sakhounoffsky (1901 – 1964) and was exhibited at the 1939 World's Fair in New York. The desk has 8 drawers and is finished on all four sides with circles on the back repeating the pattern of the drawer pulls. The desk features an AM Radio, clock, thermometer, barometer and relative humidity indicator...all working! Constructed of Honduran mahogany veneers, the desk measures 54 1/2" wide x 27" deep and is 38 1/2" high at the back.

Secretary Desk

This American art deco secretary dates from the 1920's. Manufactured by the Grand Rapids Chair Company. The woods are blond Honduran mahogany, macassar ebony and birds eye maple with inlay trimming and beech. The fluting of the tapered legs is repeated in the curved stretcher and the surround of the drop front desk. The writing surface of the desk is macassar ebony and the two interior doors and drawer are inlaid in beech. The secretary is 36" wide x 14" deep x 46" high.

Donald Deskey American Art Deco Radio City Music Hall Sofa

Donald DeskeyDonald Deskey
American [1894 - 1989] 

Donald Deskey was born in Blue Earth, Minnesota in 1894. In 1912 he left for California with a high school diploma. After a series of jobs, a stint in the army, and attendance at The University of California at Berkeley to study architecture and painting he began in 1920 working in advertising, first Chicago then New York. In 1925 he visited the Exposition International des Arts Decoratifs et Industrials Moderns and the Bauhaus in Germany. He came back to New York in 1926 committed to the modern movement. He created store window displays for Saks- Fifth Avenue and made folding screens for Paul Frankl. Frankl paid Deskey $35 per screen and sold them for $400… a tidy profit. Through his work at Saks, Deskey met the company president, Adam Gimbel and showed him some furniture drawings he had made in Paris. Gimbel was impressed enough that he commissioned Deskey to furnish the interior of his Park Avenue apartment, Deskey’s first...
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designed this three seat sofa in 1932 for his most important commission, Radio City Music Hall. There were several of these sofas in the Grand Lounge of the theatre. In 1972 management decided that the Grand Lounge was too crowded and disposed of much of the original furniture. This sofa is from that dispensement. The feet and base are of ebonized wood. The sides and upper arms are in soft black vinyl and the back and cushions are covered in a luxurious gray wool fabric. These sofas were only made for Radio City Music Hall and were never a production item for Deskey. This is a chance to own a rare and very important piece of American Design history…it's also very comfortable. The sofa measures 72" wide x 32" deep and is 32" high

Shoen Dinning Room Suite

A fine, important and beautiful art deco dining room suite by the American master Eugene Schoen. This set was exhibited at one of the pioneer design exhibitions at Macy's department store in New York and an example was used in the Macy's board room as a conference table for several decades after. The suite consists of a dining table, sideboard, arm chair and seven side chairs. It matches the closed china cabinet shown above but is sold separately. The wood is a light mahogany veneer with the edges exposed to show the eight layers of contrasting woods that make up the laminate. The bases have a mat finish black lacquer that is repeated on the table's ball feet and a square on the table base. The table measures 38" wide x 60" long (96" long with the three leaves inserted) and 30" high. The sideboard has a drawer spanning the top, two smaller drawers divided for flatware and lined in blue velvet and two doors which open to reveal shelves. The open center has two shelves of staggered height. The sideboard measures 66 ¼ wide x 22" deep x 34" high. The seven side chairs measure 19" wide x 19" deep and 35" high. The arm chair measures 22" wide x 22" deep and 35" high

Black Laquer and Nickel Side Table

This art deco occasional table in black lacquered wood and nickeled steel was designed by Charles Hardy in 1936. The top is supported by two cylindrical columns and a flat band "J" support. The table measures 20" deep x 10" wide x 21" high.

Schoen China Cabinet

A fine art deco china cabinet designed by Eugene Schoen ca. 1931. Executed in mahogany veneers. The cabinet is pictured in Eva Weber's ART DECO IN AMERICA. The cabinet measures 62" high x 32" wide and 15 ½" deep.

Nickel Mahogany Table

This art deco occasional or coffee table is of mahogany with nickel legs that are faired into the top of the table. The table measures 29" in diameter and stands 16" high.

American Art Deco Vanity by Norman Bel Geddes

Norman Bel Geddes designed this art deco vanity for the Simmons Company in 1930. It was one of the first pieces of American metal case goods. The April 1930 issue of House and Garden Magazine described it as "A practical dressing table…of black enameled steel with chromium plated base and trimming." The vanity measures 43" wide x 10" deep x 72" high.

American Art Deco Oval Table with Nickel Supports

An unusual oval American art deco occasional or console table with mahogany top and bottom. The nickel supports are interlocking half circles. It measures 28" wide by 14" deep by 29 1/2" high.

Paramount Set

This office set which consists of an executive desk, small side desk, two chairs and a wastebasket/seat is an historic and beautiful example of American art deco. The Oakland Paramount Theatre was built in 1930 and opened in 1931, an art deco monument, it was designed by Timothy Pflueger. In 1972, Jack Bethards was hired to manage the theatre and supervise its renovation. On his first day on the job, Bethards found this set of office furniture in the trash outside the theatre...on its way to the dump. He rescued it and had it reinstalled in his office where it stayed until his retirement. The pull-out slide shelf in the desk still has the intercom numbers for the theatre taped to it. This is a "once-in-a-lifetime" chance to own an important, functional and very art deco office suite. Check out the Paramount Theatre web site at www.paramounttheatre.com

Pair Columns

This pair of art deco columns are attributed to the Chicago Manufacturing Company ca. 1930's. Each with a grooved circular top with inset black glass, fluted steel columnar shaeft and circular stepped base on ball feet. Each measures 28" high x 18" diameter.

American Art Deco Janssen Piano

This art deco piano dates from 1938 and was manufactured by Janssen Piano Company on east 20th street in Manhattan. Streamline styling and louvered sound ducts make for a piece of furniture that makes beautiful music. The piano measures 61" x 25" x 39" high and comes with a matching stool.

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