Perfectly restored condition
· black, higly polished piano paint
· 3D appearing, mint veneer with various wood inlaids
· polished chrome mountings
· 2 double front doors with puristic mountings covering 6 compartments
· 4 lockable drawers at the bottom
The clear composition of the presented highboard including the combination of black, piano-paint surfaces and noble highly polished veneers reminds one on Jaques-Émile Ruhlmann, the most important builder of furniture during the Art Deco period.
Art Deco is a major direction of design, arts, and architecture in the years 1920-1940. The term Art déco (derived from French “art décoratif”) originated in connection with the exhibition “Exposition Internationale des Arts Décoratifs et Industriels Modernes”, which took place in Paris in 1925. Art deco succeeded Art Nouveau, from which it incorporated numerous stylistic features. Therefore, Art Deco combines floral forms of Art Nouveau and more geometric elements of functionalism, such as the Bauhaus. In addition, Cubism and elements of foreign cultures, such as Africa, ancient Egypt or China are present. Preference for precious, luxurious materials are characteristic.
Art Deco exerted its greatest influence on design of furniture, household goods, fabrics, jewellery, and on the entire field of interior design as well as architecture.