This is a lovely, antique pair of Art Deco burr walnut ‘Rocket’ display cabinets, circa 1920 in date.
The circular cabinets each with hinged panelled glazed doors to the centre which enclose four glass shelves, with fretwork beadwork.
Raised on fluted conjoined triangular bases and featuring original handles with working locks and keys.
These cabinets can be used to display your porcelain or silver collectables.
They are an elegant pair which would also work well with contemporary interiors.
The Lawrie Gatehouse Collection.
In excellent condition having been beautifully cleaned and waxed in our workshops, please see photos for confirmation.
Dimensions in cm:
Height 134 x Width 103 x Depth 53
Dimensions in inches:
Height 4 foot, 5 inches x Width 3 foot, 5 inches x Depth 1 foot, 9 inches
Figured Walnut and Burr Walnut (often referred to as Burl Walnut) were considered as the most attractive varieties of Walnut. Burr Walnut veneer was taken from the specific part of the tree where ‘growths’ sprouting smaller branches and/ or roots would occur. As these ‘growth’ areas were limited in both occurrence and size, larger veneers were hard to source and often on bigger furniture (tables, desks, bureaus, cabinets etc), these veneers would have to be carefully joined by matching up the pieces or blending them together.
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: A2307a