Art Deco walnut-veneer cocktail cabinet, the top mirror back section having two waved shelves and light fitting, doors with Chinese-style brass lockplates, 86.5cm x 46cm x 165.5cm high
This is a fantastic antique Art Deco burr walnut cocktail cabinet, circa 1920 in date.
There is no mistaking the timeless appeal of this highly collectable item and it would be a wonderful addition to your lounge.
The beautiful burr walnut cabinet features an upper part which comprises of a pair of doors with Chinese-style brass lockplates enclosing a fitted maple and mirrored interior. It has two serpentine shelves with brass galleries to each and a useful slide for serving drinks.
The lower part has two doors that open to reveal two fitted drawers with a cupboard below for housing the bottles.
Complete with working locks and keys.
The glasses in the photos are not included.
In excellent condition having been beautifully cleaned, French polished and waxed in our workshops, please see photos for confirmation.
Dimensions in cm:
Height 165 x Width 187 x Depth 46
Dimensions in inches:
Height 5 foot, 5 inches x Width 6 foot, 2 inches x Depth 1 foot, 6 inches
refers to the swirling figure present in nearly all walnut when cut and polished, and especially in the wood taken from the base of the tree where it joins the roots. However the true burr is a rare growth on the tree where hundreds of tiny branches have started to grow. Burr walnut produces some of the most complex and beautiful figuring you can find.
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.
Our reference: A2625