A truly stunning antique Art Deco birdseye maple dining set comprising a dining table, the original matching set of six Art Deco dining chairs and the matching Art Deco cocktail cabinet / sideboard, 1930 in date.
The table has rounded corners and stands on twin pedestal supports, the chairs have curved backs that show the figured grain of the birdseye maple beautifully, and they are upholstered in white leather.
The cocktail cabinet is serpentine shaped with with a concertina cocktail section with mirrored interior above a bank of three drawers, the first of which is fitted out as a cutlery drawer. It is flanked by a shaped door on each side, each opens to reveal a spacious cupboard with a central shelf.
It is raised on an elegant inset base and it is a very elegant and fun piece which will blend well with contemporary interiors because of its simplicity and timeless Art Deco lines.
The grain of the birdseye maple is truly breathtaking and the finish is of the highest quality. This set is a fabulous example of the Art Deco period and will enhance any room in which it is placed.
In excellent condition having been beautifully restored and reupholstered in our workshops, please see photos for confirmation.
Dimensions in cm:
Height 77 x Width 175 x Depth 84 – Table open
Height 99 x Width 137 x Depth 53 – Sideboard
Height 99 x Width 137 x Depth 53 – Chairs
Height 77 x Width 107 x Depth 84 – Table closed
Dimensions in inches:
Height 30.3 x Width 68.9 x Depth 33.1 – Table open
Height 39.0 x Width 53.9 x Depth 20.9 – Sideboard
Height 39.0 x Width 53.9 x Depth 20.9 – Chairs
Height 30.3 x Width 42.1 x Depth 33.1 – Table closed
Art Deco or Deco,
is an influential visual arts design style which first appeared in France during the 1920s, flourished internationally during the 30s and 40s.
It is an eclectic style that combines traditional craft motifs with Machine Ageimagery and materials. The style is often characterized by rich colours, bold geometric shapes, and lavish ornamentation.
Deco emerged from the Interwar period when rapid industrialization was transforming culture. One of its major attributes is an embrace of technology. This distinguishes Deco from the organic motifs favored by its predecessor Art Nouveau.
Historian Bevis Hillier defined Art Deco as “an assertively modern style…[that] ran to symmetry rather than asymmetry, and to the rectilinear rather than the curvilinear; it responded to the demands of the machine and of new material…[and] the requirements of mass production”.
During its heyday Art Deco represented luxury, glamour, exuberance, and faith in social and technological progress.
occurs primarily in Sugar Maple and is a very hard wood with divergent grain structure caused by the presence of the Birdseyes.
In the days when all furniture was made essentially by hand, Birdseye Maple was used by only the most capable cabinetmakers. These artisans had developed the tools and skills to work and finish Birdseye Maple successfully. Antique furniture made out of Birdseye Maple is rare and beautiful.
The divergent grain that makes Birdseye Maple beautiful also makes it difficult to work. Early woodworking machines ran at low rpms and had only 2 knives per cutterhead. This often produced Birdseye surfaces that were chipped and torn. It took many hours of hand planing and scraping to get these surfaces to a high sheen.
This limited the use of Birdseye maple to projects whose value could justify the extra labour cost. Examples of this are fine furniture and musical instruments.
Our reference: 07626