This is a superb antique Art Deco burr walnut cocktail cabinet sideboard complete with glassware, circa 1920 in date.
The upper part comprises a fall front that opens to reveal a striking fitted mirrored interior and comes complete with a suite of 16 vintage hand cut crystal glassware comprising :
2x Large wine glasses
2x Small wine glasses
4x Port Glasses
6x Various Sherry glasses
1x Lemon Squeezer
6x Cocktail sticks
The central section is flanked with a cupboard on each side, each enclosing four shelves and has plenty of storage space for cutlery, plates and table linen.
It is complete with the original working locks and keys.
It is a delightful piece which with its timeless Art Deco lines works well with contemporary interiors.
In excellent original condition. As an antique item, the cabinet shows signs of use commensurate with age, these minor condition issues are mentioned for accuracy and, as seen in the accompanying photographs, the cabinet displays beautifully.
Dimensions in cm:
Height 122 x Width 157 x Depth 50
Dimensions in inches:
Height 4 foot x Width 5 foot, 2 inches x Depth 1 foot, 8 inches
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.
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.
Our reference: A2623