Art Deco Dining Room Furniture for sale: Buffets, Tables, Chairs, Cabinets, French, 1930s
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This 1937 Streamline Art Deco Butterfly Wurlitzer Baby Grand Piano is a very rare find. In nice original finish and remarkable condition, we have also made all the adjustments to ensure that the next owner will have an instrument worthy of playing for many years to come . I have been waiting for one of these for over five years and now the wait is over!
Of all the Wurlitzer Butterfly Pianos I have seen, this model has the best detailing. It has the unique winged shape and is one of the most sought after Art Deco innovations in piano design. The design of the wood that backs the pedals has great art deco detail. The music stand mimics the streamline banding around the case. The walnut is beautiful, warm and deeply grained.. Although no one really knows exactly how many of these were made the number is thought to be approximately 75 that were manufactured in 1937. The “Butterfly” was made in at least two different sizes including a 73 version in a Duncan Phyfe, Louis XV or Art Deco style case. The piano offered here is the most professional version of this piano, a standard 88 key model which makes it the most valuable.
An expert technician has completely gone through the action, tightened all screws, adjusted all hammers, cleaned and tuned it, spending considerable time and expertise.
The case and finish are original and although there are some light nicks here and there, there is nothing too dramatic or problematic. This piano sounds great. and plays well. This piano is tuned to standard concert pitch, and can be used as a normal piano for daily use. It has impressive volume and tone, considering its size. The piano comes from the original owner's children who have owned it for the life of the piano. There are no cracks in the sound board and all of the parts are intact including the rare wood baffles that cover the inside of the butterfly top,all with original finish . The original keys have some slight chipping on the edges. The piano will be sold with an new Yamaha piano bench, in a medium brown wood finish.
There are very few of these pianos left in existence today. They are rare and desirable among collectors and musicians alike. Developed in a time of great innovation in art, design and music the Butterfly Piano by Rudolph Wurlitzer is an example of a perfect piece of both form and function.
Graceful two toned mahogany and maple cabinet raised on streamline supports in the most sophisticated 30's French high style. Also accented by an unusual wood and brass lyre. Gaveau pianos made some of the finest art deco art-case pianos known. This exceptional example is in extremely fine original condition, having never been rebuilt or refinished, and appears nearly new in many respects. The original strings are in excellent condition as is the action with all original components. The original soundboard is flawless with no cracks, and the piano plays beautifully with a very responsive action and a typical French tone which is delicate yet powerful, belying the piano’s compact size. The cabinet with its exotic woods still presents its original 1938 finish which has just been professionally French polished and has a beauty and depth not seen in refinished examples.
The piano’s ownership history is equally remarkable. It was purchased new in Paris in 1938 by the Litton family and moved to their apartment on rue Cognacq-Jay near the pont de l’Alma, where it joined a large collection of the most fashionable Art Deco furniture. The Littons left France for New York in 1939 and settled in a large apartment on the Upper West Side bringing the furniture and piano along. The Littons were part of a circle of European artists and intellectuals and hosted parties where the elegant Gaveau was played by the likes of Nadia Reisenberg and Arthur Rubenstein. Their son George Litton remembers these parties fondly. After his father’s passing in the 1950s his mother moved to a smaller apartment and sold most of the Art Deco pieces but loved the piano and kept it with her.
The next fascinating chapter of the piano’s story began when George started his family and the piano was played by his son Andrew, a very promising young musician in the mid 1960s. Andrew’s hard work at the piano paid good rewards as he is today one of the most celebrated conductors and pianists of his generation, currently holding the positions of Music Director of Norway’s Bergen Philharmonic Orchestra, Artistic Director of the Minnesota Orchestra’s Sommerfest, Conductor Laureate of Britain’s Bournemouth Symphony, and Music Director of the Colorado Symphony. He guest conducts the world’s leading orchestras and opera companies and has a discography of over 120 recordings with awards including America’s Grammy, France’s Diapason d’Or, and many British and other honors.
You can see a similar design of this piano pictured in photos from the French luxury liner Normandie. It is documented that Dominique was a major design source for the Le Normandie, designing one of only four private luxury suites. These suites were all fashioned with highest level of current French taste, design and materials. They were occupied by some of the most famous and talented stars of the day, including Marlene Dietrich, Fred Astaire, Johnny Weissmuller, Cary Grant, James Stewart, Thomas Mann, Salvidor Dali and Joseph Kennedy to name a few.
A remarkable instrument of extreme beauty and historical significance.
An extremely sophisticated and complete art deco dining suite by the famous design firm Dominique Paris. A stunning two/tone wood treatment, main colors straight grained Rosewood accented with a contrasting Sycamore honey blonde wood. All the details and trim are in all the right places. The pieces individually stand on their own and the base for table is marvelous. This is a very complete 11 piece suite which consists of the following:
Dining table (with 19.5" extension, we had made to match, not just a wood filler), large buffet with lots of drawers and storage, nice china/storage cabinet with glass (vitrine) section and 8 dining chairs (two with arms and 6 without).Recently restored condition. These are the kind of sets you normally only see in books and auctions.
This wonderful Art Deco Oak desk just arrived, as we say, "off the boat". A complete overhaul and a brilliant finish done in grain filled Oak. This has a great warm honey color. This design that would make a great desk or even a dining table. Very open on the bottom supported by two stepped and sculpted column style legs. Also two desk drawers and could even be used as a partner's desk.
Is J. Gatsby anywhere to be found? Offered today from my own private and personal "Speakeasy"! This is an original modern bar which found its way to Art Deco Collection from somewhere in Missouri. I would date it from the late 1930's very New York World's Fair. The exterior is enamel painted on metal or porcelain. Very, very unusual. I was told at the time of purchase, it was originally part of a lunch counter. We did a little work and built a custom made platform to elevate it to "bar" height (also makes a great place to rest your feet or lean right into). The lower platform is finished with black ribbed rubber and metal edging (it has a natural step) We also replaced the top with a matching red formica, no seams.
It has been extremely useful, a lot of fun and great looking! Lots of storage and something you can build a room around (which is what we did back then). There are 4 bar stools that were specially upholstered to match the bar. The colors are a warm beige (a hint of yellow) with red detailing. The front of the bar has this great modernist art deco design with intersecting 1/4 moon shapes in the middle. Nice metal edging all the way around the bar. The back is organized with nice partitioned shelves, great to store anything. We have had some amazing parties with this bar so you better be ready for some serious good times (if you are the eventual buyer). People love it! Great Bar and 4 stools. Who is ready for this beauty?
Warm Cherry wood and restored to perfection. Nice to have this set, with both 2 armed chairs and 4 chairs without arms. The fabric is very interesting as well, a kind of neutral layered or ribbed style that has some dimension with the classic finishing touch edged in French upholstery nail work, evenly spaced all around the seat, and back. These would also fit nicely in an office setting with desks and side chairs.
A wonderful piece of furniture. The size is quite nice and could work for so many applications in your home. Beautiful dark rich Macassar ebony wood front panel face with nice contrasting medium brown Mahogany wood. Pedestal style base that gives it that great French Art Deco Style. The interior is all mirrored with one shelve and the door has a beautiful beveled edge window, outlined in the rich Mahogany. Nice practical and functional door with brass knobs.
Mahogany Sizes like this are rare and a vitrine like this would make a great display for some of your most special collectibles.
French dining suites like these do not come around often. This one is particularly unusual and spectacular in many ways. This is an original suite in amazing original condition. The combination of highly visually intense book-matched woods is apparent everywhere. I don't know who the designer was, but obviously someone spent serious time working out the details. Look closely at the elements, the rippled desk skirt, matching to the pair of lovely buffets. The use of metal both on the bases, the mirrors and door/drawer handles. The high back seats, not typical in these stylized dining suites except for the most unusual designs. Great storage, great size and great looks. If you have the space for a suite like this, its a keeper. Even the buffet(s) could be used in other rooms for storage, bookkeeping or visual and sound equipment for your movie room.
Outrageous amboyna burl wood buffet with a 40's point of view. Great looking piece, must be original design with great interior storage all with working storage drawers etc. French design on unusual S shaped angled legs. Beautiful french polish finsih. 3 book-matched wild grain doors. Could be great in a dining room, study or movie room with lots of beautiful interior storage
Stunning 1930's French carved and stepped dining room table and six matching chairs. High deco carvings on four facets of table and on each chair back. Made out of exotic African Padauk wood. Stepped chair feet and chair sides, with unusual center cut out relief and faceted seat front wood detailing.
Restored to its original beauty, this dining room table has a center leaf that's been recreated to match the original table. The chairs have been reupholstered in a luxurious crimson leather by a master upholsterer.
A beautiful European style Art Deco Cabinet with very nice detailing. The main wood treatment is a spectacular grained sycamore, found in a lot of European art deco furniture. What I love about this piece, first of all is the wonderful carving that runs down the front. The restoration really enhances the look with a rather contrasting point of view circa 1930's. Dark mahogany wood details the top, bottom and carved front. A perfect bookcase and/or display case for decorative objects, yet equally as functional in a bedroom for the storage of sweaters and clothing. Adjustable shelves in all areas and nice size too.
This a wonderful classic French early 1920's art deco demi-lune style storage cabinet. Please take special note of the wonderful floral marquetry in 4 panels on the front and side doors. The legs are very reminiscent of the designs of Paul Follet, Sue et Mare or my favorite Maurice Dufrene. Very high quality work throughout. It is a piece I bought about 3 years ago and has just completed a beautiful "frame off restoration". The legs are delicate and graceful. This an heirloom quality piece of furniture, I am thrilled with it. It also has two matching interior drawers with additional simple marquetry and storage. The top is all flamed crotch walnut wood with some very subtle marquetry as well. A stunning piece of furniture.
Here is a spectacular piece of furniture. Custom made for our shop, it embodies all of these features: quality work, great display, wonderful wood, ivory inlay, 2 adjustable shelves. We had two, but one sold before it even hit the shores of the United States. The wood is spectacular and the U shaped pedestal bases really stands out. Its a keeper, influenced by the early 1920's and the style of Ruhlmann. A real beauty.
For sale is a magnificent dining suite, beautiful dimensional macassar wood table with extravagant vertical grain. 8 (eight) fabulous fully reupholstered cream leather chairs (two with arms). One beautifully proportioned round buffet which exactly matches the dining table. It has a fitted silverware drawer and additional storage doors on the sides. The wood is quite exceptional with very exaggerated grain and color. The set is European in origin but has been completely restored. The legs on all pieces are a contrasting honey blonde color to the dark heavily grained wood. Very practical, beautiful and useful.
Perfectly restored and ready to be put to use. 6 matching chairs with macassar and fruitwood. Ebony trim with chrome studs and beautiful leather. All of the nice details you expect from the classic French chairs.
Here's a gorgeous 1940s Dining Suite made with beautiful Mahogany woods. The nine piece set comprises a table (with leaf), six chairs and both a tall and a long buffet. The overall design has a minimalist point of view with subtle Maple accents (such as the drawer pulls on the long buffet and the trim on the table and both cabinets) providing ornamentation. The straight-forward cream colored leatherette chairs are in harmony with the design of this set and yet offer a nice contrast to the Mahogany. The long buffet features five drawers (the top drawer is felt lined) and two side cabinets with plenty of storage. The tall buffet has four doors opening to shelves with loads of storage.
The buffet/sideboard features a total of six drawers with brass pulls and plenty of shelving for storage. The outer doors are made of a fluted mahogany and the inner are covered with the same leather parchment. This cabinet also sits on a hefty marble base. Pictures and text can describe the details and the essence but the sheer beauty and impressiveness of this piece of furniture is simply beyond words.
Very unusual and beautiful French architects cabinet in Oak with gold leaf treatments on the handles. This would also make a great wine storage cabinet in a dining room. Or at least, someone could remove cubby hole storage and make it into a nice stereo storage viewing room cabinet. Very unusual design, the outside doors pull out to allow for storage inside the cabinet of things such as drawings, posters or anything that has a long vertical shape. The overall size is 81" wide (which includes the 4" handles on each side so 73" for the major part of the piece), 50" T X 16" D. The outside storage compartments open up another 20" on each side when full open. The front interior storage is approx. 38" X 38". Quite a handsome piece. The round gold leaf pole style handles are decorative as you access that area from the side.
This beautiful cabinet/display case would look terrific in a dining or living room. Although sold separately this cabinet happens to be a perfect match to item #747 (sideboard). Made in France during the 1930's.