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1930’s French Art Deco Eight Day Clock

A fine French art deco eight day clock from the 1930’s by Bayard. The clock sits on a black marble base and a semi-circle of brass tubing holds the works and a glass and brass face with machine age brass bars representing the numbers. It keeps time and is in excellent vintage condition. The clock is 9” high.

Early Rare American Art Deco Clock Designed by KEM Weber

This early and rare American art deco clock was designed ca 1935 by Karl Emmanuel Martin (KEM) Weber for Lawson Time Inc., Los Angeles, California. The copper clock, which rests on a ebonized wood base, has a dome shaped body with three "speed" rings on either side and three speed lines on the base. The clock is stamped on the back "Lawson Time Inc., Los Angeles, Calif" and "Model No 208". A placque on the front indicates it was presented on December 17, 1935. The clock is in excellent condition but currently not working. At some time the cord has been replaced. The clock is 11" wide, 4" deep and 4 ½" tall.    

DeWald American Art Deco Catalin Red A-502 Radio

This clean American art deco Catalin A-502 radio known to collectors as the STEP TOP was made by DeWald Radio Manufacturing, Long Island, New York ca 1946. The radio, in cherry red with yellow swirls and yellow knobs, is in excellent condition save for a small (1/4") hairline on the bottom. The radio is 10" wide x 5 ¾" deep and 6 3/8" high.  A wonderful "accent" to any room.

Century Six Majestic American Art Deco Radio

This American art deco table radio known as the “Majestic 463 Century Six” was marketed in honor of the 1933 World’s Fair, “Century of Progress”, held in Chicago, the home of the Grigsby-Gunrow Company who where the makers of the Majestic Radios.  The radio features a cabinet of black walnut and lacewood and a polished chromium waterfall grill and escutcheon plate with three scalloped black rows.  The raido is in exceptional condtion and is 12 ¾” tall, 13 ¼” wide and 9 ¼” deep.

French Art Deco Round JAZ Clock in Brass

A fine French art deco table clock by the Compagnie Industrielle de Macanique Horelogere which used the trademark “JAZ” from 1919 to 1941. This clock is from a line of deco clocks that the company introduced in 1934. The circular brass clock frame encloses the floating numerals around a gold ground. The clock body swivels horozontically. The clock is 5-1/2” high and 4-1/2” wide. The clock is marked “JAZ” on the front and back an dis also marked on the back “modele depose, Made in France”.

Walter Dorwin Teague American Art Deco Sparton “Sled” Blue Mirror Radio

This American art deco radio was designed by Walter Dorwin Teague (1883 - 1960) for the Sparks – Worthington Company, Jackson, Michigan. Known as the 558, it was released in 1937. Collectors know it today as “the four knob sled” . The radio is constructed of etched blue mirror, ebonized wood, chrome fins and, of course the radio bits inside. The radio is 17 ½” wide 8 ½” deep and 8 ¾” high.

Gilbert Rohde American Art Deco Clock with Air Guide

This rare American art deco 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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clock with thermometer and humidity gauge is an unusual pre production example of Herman Miller’s Model 6381 first listed in their 1937 Catalog.  In contrast to the production model, it is identified as Herman Miller on the clock face rather than on a metal tag on the bottom.  The lacquered wood feet considerably smaller in diameter than in the production model. The clock has the brushed steel face, macassar ebony case and three “speed” bars as found on the regular production model.  The clock is 5 ¾” high, 10” wide and 2 ¼” deep.

Large French Art Deco Cobalt Blue Mirror and Nickel Clock by LANCEL Paris

Today Maison Lancel in Paris is known for high quality leather goods especially handbags, but in the 1930’s it produced the new “Automatic Lighter” and some of the most dazzling French art deco clocks.  In 1929 they moved into the Place de L’Opera where this clock was produced.  Constructed of cobalt blue mirror on a nickel plated bronze three step base, the clock is supported by columns of 17 hex shaped ridges.  It is in excellent condition, the Swiss 8 Day movement keeps great time…and the alarm works too!  The clock is 10 ¼” high x 15 ½” wide.

Japanese Art Deco Clock with Goldfish

A wonderful example of Japanese art deco design. This clock has six feet similar to a Dominique design and a black base with geometric frieze. The clock, which rests under a glass dome, has deco numbers and a rotating shaft, a red arrow which points to the time, two goldfish which “swim ” around the center shaft. The clock, ca. 1935, is marked on the bottom “National Clock Company, Japan”. It is 5 3/8 “ high, 4 ½ “ wide and 4” deep.

American Art Deco Detrola Super Pee Wee Radio

The rare American art deco Detrola “Super Pee - Wee” radio # 219 was designed in 1938 by George W. Walker (1896 - 1933) for the Detrola Company of Detroit Michigan. The case is bright red plaskon with a “Wrap Around” grill of Ivory with inclusions. The radio is 5” high, 8” wide and 5” deep.

Walter Dorwin Teague American Art Deco Sparton Bluebird Blue Mirror Radio

This American art deco radio was designed by Walter Dorwin Teague (1883 – 1960 ) for the Sparks – Worthington Company, Jackson Michigan and introduced in September 1935 for the 1936 model year, it was produced until 1940. The radio, known as the "Bluebird"; is model number 566 and is considered an icon to deco collectors. A 14" circle of mirrored cobalt blue glass intersected by chrome circles and three "speed" lines is centered with an illuminated tuning dial. The mirror rests on the two ebonized ball feet and hides the radio works. The radio is in excellent condition.      

Walter Dorwin Teague American Art Deco Blue Mirror Sparton Radio

This American art deco radio was designed by Walter Dorwin Teague (1883 – 1960) for the Sparks-Worthington Company, Jackson, Michigan and introduced in 1936.  It was produced until 1940.  The radio, known as the “sled” is a marvel of art deco streamline style.  Three ebonized wood bands on the left and five chromed bands on the right encase a body of cobalt blue mirror.  The radio is 8 ¾” x 17 ½” x 8 3/8” and is in excellent condition.

F MARTIN French Art Deco Table or Mantel Clock

What a fantastic clock!  This French art deco table or mantel clock is from the 1930’s.  Constructed of polished brass and stainless steel with butterscotch and black marble on the base and top, the clock is by famed French clock maker F. Martin.  The case is 15” tall, 17” wide and 5” deep.  It is in excellent working condition.

Air King American Art Deco Radio

The Air King Model 52 radio is a true American  art deco icon. John Sidel in his book "Classic Plastic Radios of the 30's and 40's" called it “one of the most important plastic radios ever made”. This black Air King Model 52 was designed by Harold Van Doren (1875- 1957) and John Gordon Rideout  (   - 1951) for the Air King Products Company of New York in 1933. This early model constructed of Plaskon(an early plastic ), has the panel of Egyptian figures  on its waterfall façade, making it extremely rare and desirable. The radio is 11 ¾”  high, 8 ¾” wide and 6 ¾” deep.

Gilbert Rohde American Art Deco Burlwood Clock

A superb American art deco electric clock 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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(1896 – 1944) for the Herman Miller Company in 1933.  The case is in Maidou burl veneer with white face, black hands, red second hand and three “speed” stripes.  The clock is Number 4082-B in the company literature and was in the 1933 and 1937 catalogs and also in the special catalog for the 1934 Chicago World’s Fair.  The face is marked “Herman Miller Clock Co., Zeeland, Mich, USA”.  The clock is 13” wide x 6 ¾” high and 2 ½” deep.

FADA Plum & Butterscotch American Art Deco Catalin BULLET Radio

This streamline FADA “Bullet” model 1000 American art deco radio has a Catalin case of deep plum with golden butterscotch colored handle, knobs and dial ring.  FADA coined the term “Fada-Lucent” to refer to their Catalin cabinets.  The “Bullet” was produced from 1945 to 1948 and is the “most deco” of Catalin table top radios.  The radio is 9 ¾” long, 6” high and 5 3/8” deep and is in excellent original condition.

FADA Yellow and Red American Art Deco Catalin BULLET Radio

This classic FADA “Bullet” radio, model 1000, is made of Catalin, a Phenolic resin often mistakenly called “Bakelite” (a brand name).  In bright lemony yellow and marbleized cherry red, the radio with its sleek, rounded lines suggests speed and practicality.  The ltters making up the company name are the initials of Frank Angelo D’Andrea who founded the company in the 1920’s.  The radio is 9 ¾” long, 6” high and 5 3/8” deep and is in perfect original condition with a beautiful glossy finish.

KADETTE American Art Deco Catalin Radio CLOCKETTE Model

This incredible marbleized turquoise blue 1937 radio is made of catalin (a phenolic resin often incorrectly called Bakelite which is a brand name). The radio was manufactured by the Kadette Radio Corporation, Ann Arbor, Michigan and is known as the Kadette “Clockette” model K24. It features a brass dial face, matching knobs and its original decal. The radio is 8” tall, 8” wide and 5” deep and has been cosmetically restored/repaired to its original condition.

DeWALD American Art Deco Catalin Radio

This unusual DeWALD American art deco radio, Model A 501, was produced from 1938 until World War II broke out.  Its stylized lyre shape stands out as well as the “pinwheel” knobs.  Cast in translucent yellow Catalin, now mellowed to a pleasing honey color, the radio is in excellent condition and has the desirable “herringbone” grill cloth.  The radio is 9 ¾” long x 6 ¼” high and 5 ½” deep.

Gilbert Rohde American Art Deco Clock for the Herman Miller Company

Gilbert Rhode (1886 - 1958) designed this American art deco clock for the Herman Miller Company in the mid 1930s. The clock features a stepped chrome base, chrome frame and skyscraper hands. The clock is 6 and 1/2" tall, is in working condition and keeps excellent time.

French Art Deco Silver over Bronze Clock

This spectacular French art deco silver over bronze clock dates from the 1930’s.  The front features two lovebirds surrounded by abstract geometric flower designs.  The numerals are picked out in bronze.  The movement is by Japy Freres et Cie and strikes the hour and half hour.  Standing 13 ½” tall and 10 ½” wide.  This clock will be an important addition to any interior.

French Art Deco Desk Set with Clock

This handsome 1930s French art deco desk set is in black and white portero marble. Floating on three nickel ball feet, the demiune base has an indentation to hold pens and two round towers (originally inkwells) to capture paper clips and rubber bands. The towers have swivel nickel tops. The center contains a nickel trimmed clock. The clock, which keeps good time, is marked on the front “Satisfaction” and has an alarm function to remind you of appointments. The set measures 15 ½” wide, 9 ¼” deep and is 5 ¼” high.

French Art Deco Figural Clock

This large 1920’s French art deco clock features a bronze patinaed metal sculpture of Diana the Huntress with her ivory bow. Diana kneels on the white marble top of a black marble base with sloping ends and inlays of translucent green and brown onyx. Her stance is balanced by the sweep of the black marble back which holds the clock. The clock is set into a green onyx shield, has geometric numerals is key wind and strikes the hours. It is in working condition and the chime works. Overall, the piece measures 21 ½” high (to the top of the bow), 19 ½” wide and is 6” deep.

Paul Frankl American Art Deco Modernique Clock

In 1928-29, when 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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(1887 – 1958) designed this art deco clock for the Warren Telechron Co of Ashland Massachusetts, a good table clock sold for $4.95 to $6.95. Telechron introduced this clock, known as the “Modernique” at a retail price of $50.00. Because of the price and the 1929 market crash leading to the depression, very few were sold. The public didn’t call it the “Modernique” or the “Paul Frankl” clock, it became known as the “Fifty Dollar” clock. It is a special clock with its nickel plated brass body, black bakelite foot and brushed gold and silver “rays” delineating the hours. The clock works and keeps good time. The clock measures 7-3/4” high, 5-3/4” wide and 3-3/4” deep.

Deco Clock with Doves

This French art deco alarm clock is from the early 1930’s and features a black with white and gold marble case and base. The clock, which has a gold colored face with deco numerals is flanked by two nickel bronze fan tail doves. The clock is marked “Made in France”, “Brevette S.G.D.G” and has a standing lion mark on the face. The clock is 3 7/8” high, 6 1/8” wide and 2 ¼” deep.

JAZ Clock with Blue Columns

This French art deco table clock was made by the Compagnie Industrielle de Macanique Horolongere which used the trademark “JAZ” from 1919 to 1941. This clock is from a line of deco clocks that the company introduced in 1934. The silver colored face is in a rectangular nickel frame with rounded inside corners. The frame is suspended and rotates vertically between two blue enamel columns with nickel caps and set on a rectangular nickel base. It measures 3-1/4” high and 5-1/4” wide. The clock is marked “JAZ” on the front and back. It is also marked on the back “Modele Depose, Made in France”.

Blue Glass Clock

This American Art Deco clock is constructed of cornflower ribbed blue glass and bright chrome. The wind up clock keeps good time and measures 4-1/4” by 5-3/4”.

Peach Mirror Clock

This large American art deco electric clock features an etched peach mirror face with wood and peach mirror feet. The clock keeps good time. It measures 26 ½” wide and 10” high.

Kem Weber Silverplate, Glass & Alabaster Clock

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 striking American art deco clock for Lawson Time, Inc. of Pasadena, California ca. 1934. The clock features a block form case with ivorine digit faces in Analogue mechanism flanked by four slabs of clear glass and rectangular silver plate blocks. The whole resting on a white polished Alabaster base. The clock measures 13” long x 7” wide and is 4” high. It is identified as “Model P40” and carries Patent Number 1990645.

French Art Deco JAZ Clock

This French art deco eight day clock was made by Compagnie Industrielle de Mecanique Horologere which used the trademark “JAZ” from 1919 to 1941. This clock was one from a line that the company introduced in 1934. The top and base are green painted brass with the brass dial and hands surrounding a turned silver metal background marked “8 Jours” and “JAZ”. The face is backed with green mirror and flanked by six sided green glass wings. The clock measures 5 ¼” high and 8 ½” wide.

Teague ”Stormoguide” Barometer

This barometer, “Stormoguide”, was designed by Walter Dorwin Teague (1883 – 1960) for the Taylor Instrument Companies of Rochester. The barometer was introduced in the February 1933 issue of The Studio Magazine. The mechanism has a 1926 patent number. Constructed of Bakelite with chrome fittings, the barometer measures 5” on each side and 1 ½” deep.

Cobalt Blue Glass Square Art Deco Clock

A truly spectacular American art deco spring wound table clock. The clock rests on a chrome base with two broad feet. The cobalt blue glass body rests on the number six which like three, nine and twelve are in chrome. The lesser numbers are represented by lines etched in the glass. The clock works have been professionally cleaned and keep good time. The clock measures 5” high by 7” wide.

French Art Deco Black Clock

A striking French art deco table clock with Swiss Movement. The black Lucite face with radiating brass hour lines surrounds the inset clock. It sits on brass posts on a brass base. The clock is marked "Looping", "15 Jewels", "Alarm", "8 Days" and "Swiss". Measures 7" high and sits on an 8" wide base.

Art Deco Waltham Clock

What a wonderful art deco streamline American electric clock. The clock is marked on the back "Waltham Watch Co., Waltham, Mass." The clock is a hemisphere shaped with a black mirror front and four electric blue parallel lines running across the front. The cardinal numbers are marked by silver buttons matching the silver hands. The clock measures 6" high by 11" wide.

Wood and Nickel French Art Deco Clock

This French art deco clock has a nickel plated very streamlined base and beautifully figured wood body. Features a three-tone chime. Measures 14" wide x 4" deep x 8" high.

Three Piece French Art Deco Clock Set

This three piece French art deco clock set features a black with white inclusions marble clock with a bronze band of stylized roses across its base. The clock measures 13 ½ high and 15 ¼ high and 15 ¼ wide. The side pieces are of the same marble with matching bronze roses, they stand 7" high and are 5 ¾ wide.

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