Art Deco Walnut Sideboard, circa 1940, France
French Africanist Art Deco sideboard. Made with solid walnut. Brass details. Three door sideboard. The central door has 3 drawers. Circa 1940, France. Very good vintage condition. Art Deco, sometimes referred to as Deco, is a style of visual arts, architecture and design that first appeared in France just before World War I. Art Deco influenced the design of buildings, furniture, jewelry, fashion, cars, movie theatres, trains, ocean liners, and everyday objects such as radios and vacuum cleaners. It took its name, short for Arts Décoratifs, from the Exposition internationale des arts décoratifs et industriels modernes (International Exhibition of Modern Decorative and Industrial Arts) held in Paris in 1925. It combined modern styles with fine craftsmanship and rich materials. During its heyday, Art Deco represented luxury, glamour, exuberance, and faith in social and technological progress.
Height: 43 in. (109.22 cm)Width: 88.5 in. (224.79 cm)Depth: 24 in. (60.96 cm)