1930s Art Deco Birdseye Maple Sideboard Harry & Lou Epstein
1930s Art Deco Birdseye Maple Sideboard Harry & Lou Epstein
1930s Art Deco Birdseye Maple Sideboard Harry & Lou Epstein
1930s Art Deco Birdseye Maple Sideboard Harry & Lou Epstein
1930s Art Deco Birdseye Maple Sideboard Harry & Lou Epstein
1930s Art Deco Birdseye Maple Sideboard Harry & Lou Epstein

1930s Art Deco Birdseye Maple Sideboard Harry & Lou Epstein

c. 1930 England

Offered by Regent Antiques

£2,300 gbp
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This is a truly stunning Art Deco sideboard of the very highest quality, attributed to the renowned cabinet makers Harry & Lou Epstein, C 1930 in date.

In fabulous birdseye maple crossbanded in burr walnut with a striking stepped top above a ribbed central cupboard fitted with three drawers, flanked by another on either side, each with a single drawer and shelf, and riased on a platform base.

The grain of the birdseye maple is truly breathtaking and the finish is of the
highest quality, this is an elegant piece which will blend well with contemporary interiors.

In excellent condition having been beautifully cleaned and polished in our workshops, please see photos for confirmation.

Dimensions in cm:
Height 101 x Width 177 x Depth 56

Dimensions in inches:
Height 3 feet, 4 inches x Width 5 feet, 10 inches x Depth 1 foot, 10 inches

Epstein furniture was originally founded in East London by Polish immigrants in the 1890s. The firm passed to brothers Harry and Lou Epstein and the pair turned their attention to the production of Art Deco forms from the 1930s until the 1950s.

Finished to high standards, most pieces were custom-made in veneers of burr maple, sycamore or walnut. The design of the famous ‘cloud’ seat furniture is credited to Epstein and the company also popularized the uniquely British taste in suite furniture.

Following World War II, Epstein had showrooms in London, Manchester and Glasgow. A conservative Art Deco style became the company`s trademark after the war and most pieces were made from bleached walnut. Art Deco pieces are not signed.

From the 1960s, some pieces were labelled ‘H. & L. Epstein’ or ‘Epstein & Goldman’.

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: 07880

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Height 101.00 cm (39.76 inches)
Width 177.00 cm (69.69 inches)
Depth 56.00 cm (22.05 inches)
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