1930s Art Deco Birdseye Maple Cocktail Dry Bar
1930s Art Deco Birdseye Maple Cocktail Dry Bar
1930s Art Deco Birdseye Maple Cocktail Dry Bar
1930s Art Deco Birdseye Maple Cocktail Dry Bar
1930s Art Deco Birdseye Maple Cocktail Dry Bar
1930s Art Deco Birdseye Maple Cocktail Dry Bar

1930s Art Deco Birdseye Maple Cocktail Dry Bar

c. 1930 Europe

Offered by Regent Antiques

£2,100 gbp
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This is a fabulous antique Art Deco Period birdseye maple cocktail cabinet, circa 1930 in date.

The cocktail cabinet has serpentine shaped ends and features a concertina cocktail section with mirrored interior above a drawer which is fitted out for cutlery and a two-door cupboard. 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.

In excellent condition, please see photos for confirmation.

Dimensions in cm:
Height 102 x Width 153 x Depth 50

Dimensions in inches:
Height 40.2 x Width 60.2 x Depth 19.7

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.

Birdseye Maple
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: 09092b
Height 102.00 cm (40.16 inches)
Width 153.00 cm (60.24 inches)
Depth 50.00 cm (19.69 inches)
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Regent Antiques

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