Pair Art Deco Walnut Armchairs, France circa 1930
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Their unique appearance is emphasized by the wooden sections of the chairs being in an upper and lower configuration with a series of metal mounts connecting them. The impression these chairs create is reminiscent of the famous Art Deco period ocean liner “Normandie”. The interiors of the “Normandie” were among the most lavish ever seen on an ocean liner and were perfectly in keeping with the attitude toward luxurious design that began in the 1920’s. The two sections on each side of the chairs have a rounded edge to the front and back and the gorgeous walnut used to sheathe the surfaces wrap elegantly around each of the curved ends. These large flat surfaces that feature the extraordinary grain of superior timber are hallmarks of the Art Deco period and appear only on the highest quality pieces. When these chairs are viewed from the side their rakish profile is seen to advantage. The arms and bases of each chair slant upward from the back to the front and give a visual impression of thrust and vigour. The top of each arm has a flat surface that continues all the way from the back to the front where the arm sweeps toward the floor. The designer of these chairs chose a striking method to connect the arm and the base by using a totally different material – metal – to contrast with the walnut and the sumptuous fabric. The front of each arm joins the base with a pair of curved circular bars fitted with a circular cap that echo the curve of the arm itself. This repetition of shape and form is quite powerful visually and provides the chairs with an arresting presence. The chairs have been freshly upholstered in a luscious peacock blue cotton velvet that is appropriate to the period. These chairs will be a magnetic focal point wherever they are placed within an interior where the beauty of their shape along with their superb comfort ensures their desirability.
33"w x 35"d x 37"h
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