Art Deco Metalwork: French, Fer Forge, Iron, German, WMF, Tazza, Coupe, Console, Silver, Dinanderie
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A stunning and dynamic pair of Art Deco Candlesticks. The most modernist shape you could imagine and yet still be very simple and elegant. The angular shape allows for a special arrangement, either on a your table, buffet or mantel. Each candlestick holds 5 candles and each candle is organized with detailed machined fittings. The juxtaposition of shapes is marvelous on these with the intersection of circles and squares to accentuate the dynamic design. Very, very solid-heavy and would look great on any table setting etc. etc. etc.
I have never seen this set before. Occasionally, a cup shows up, but this is a very rare and complete set. It is marked "Shadow" by Bernard Rice & Sons. Made in their Apollo studio of New York, a division of Bernard Rice's & Sons, Items with the Apollo stamp were made between 1920-1922. This is EPNS (silver-plate). Another important cocktail set made about the same time was called the "Skyscraper" set, probably made at the same studio. This is a very important set in great original condition, very early modernist design!
This very versatile and luxurious table will charm your senses. Perfectly suited as an end table but can also be utilized as an elegant and refined nightstand. Beautifully artisan crafted of hefty and enduring wrought iron, with scroll and tassel details and finished in a patinated green hue. The top is made of a beautifully polished portoro marble.
Simple but to the point "a punto" a wonderful iron console in the French tradition of "fer forge". This was made just for our shop and we have only one. Nice geometric shapes and details, not too big, not too deep, but would fit great in someone's entry area, living room etc. This one also has some wonderful red or "rojo" color marble, lots of creamy details as well.
This stunning simple modernist design is one of my favorites. Very modern and yet very vintage. Designed by Sigvard Bernadotte for Georg Jensen. The piece is signed on the bottom with all the appropriate marks. The condition is near perfect! Would make a great candy or flower dish, just the thing to set off a perfect table. There is no question that Georg Jensen silver is one of the best known names for classic vintage sterling flatware, jewelry and watches. The hollowware is some of the most sought after and important pieces manufactured during this very high period of design.
We have just completed the restoration of this classic Art Deco Coffee Tea service. Beautiful design, wonderful condition with a great tray as well. The pieces are marked Buenos Aires, but there is also a German mark on the side as well. Most likely made in Germany and exported to Buenos Aires before WW 2. In any event, classic European design ready for you to serve that wonderful morning tea/coffee and croissants (why not have it in bed)! Sounds good to me.
Here is a wonderful table, custom made for our shop (we have two of them). Would make great side tables for a sofa, perfect in-between a couple of glazed French leather club chairs. The color or patin is a deep reddish brown with fabulous super grainy brown marble. The quality of the iron is the best, totally in the French style and very much in the the spirt of Edgar Brandt, Subes, Dominique and Paul Kiss. Very substantial work and would coordinate perfectly with anyone trying to replicate that very wonderful early period of French Art Deco circa 1925.
This might be the nicest Punch bowl set we've ever seen! Breathtakingly stunning and sharp! We bought this years ago and finally got around to preparing it for sale. We had it re-silvered but when we finally got around to polishing it, well as you can see the results are amazing. A somewhat modernist design, with exceptional features: a substantial large silver tray with hefty wood handles, a perfect stylized etched glass bowl with it own stylized interior tray, a complimentary large silver ladle and all finished off with a matching silver top with it own handle. Would be a fantastic serving piece, great for cold soups, punch or anything that might be of liquid persuasion (some exotic cocktail). Ready to put right into service for your next event or holiday party.
Stunning pair of custom table lamps. Made in the classic 1920's French style of Edgar Brandt, Raymond Subes, Paul Kis, Gilbert Poillerat. The alabaster if from Italy and the iron bases were made to accommodate this wonderful trumpet shape. Lots of beautiful details showing a magnificent portray of flowers intertwined with a modernist columns. The color of the alabaster is beautiful with that aged brown antiqued hue showing many veins of age with an absolutely amber ambient glow. These would look great on the sides of a bed, buffet, or seating area. Classic, French fantastic.
I love to find things in pairs, it doesn't happen often. I believe we have here a pair of silver-plated jardinieres most likely of German origin and maybe WMF! There has been some restoration done to them and what you see is newly restored silver-plating throughout. Great simple art deco design with repeated stylized vine and flower motif, a bit reminiscent of Art Nouveau design, but very much works with Art Deco. Notice the nice faceted raised tapered lines which surrounds both pieces in a symmetrical motif. Be great to use on a large dining buffet or as ice buckets or plant holders. Lots of possibilities.
Who has the wall for this piece. Great for an entry! You can hang coats, hats, umbrellas whatever. Very very nice quality, made exclusively for Art Deco Collection as part of our most serious French iron custom pieces. Finally had the time to photograph this and get it on the web. I think this piece says it all, substantial hall tree and a real statement of the spirit of French Art Deco! Fer forge baby.
This spectacular mirror was hand made for our shop, one of kind inspired by some of the best French iron production and equal high quality as anything from the original period. Try and find anyone who can make something with this detail, so delicate yet substantial. The mirror does adjust slighting to whatever angle you might want to use. The beautifully sculpted floral work (done in iron) is magnificent. This piece would add generations of style and useful purpose.
A wonderful serving piece, really big silver plated bronze Tazza. An amazing design with fabulous stepped ziggurat handles and other stylized decoration on a heavy fluted tapering column. Excellent condition all round with makers mark R*M for Roux-Marquiand of Lyon to the underside.
A really stunning silver plated bronze coupe by Apollo. A centerpiece of superb quality and condition throughout and in like new original condition. This is a wonderful design with heavy geometric decoration. The bowl has a wonderful fluted design. It would be hard to find this quality today in almost any shop. Look at the way the bowl is faceted together. Very very nice.
Now this is a very unique box to keep some of your prized possessions. Art Deco enamel box in a gold tinted gilded finish with very strong black and red modernist design. The inside has an original soft fabric, probably originally used as a keepsake box for jewelry and special things. I think I'll keep my remotes in it (someone said). Nice size to with an unusual interior with silhouette portrait of a woman.
Love these wonderful mirrors and this one has all these wonderful elements. The design is very Jugendstil, most likely WMF origin. It really shows that nice transition of Art Nouveau going into Art Deco. Newly silver-plated and restored. Also a new bevelled mirror ready to service you on your favorite vanity, dresser, piano or anywhere. Pay close attention to the wonderful metalwork, these do not come around very often.
I think you must be ready to have a tea party now. A set like this is a real eye catcher. Nice Art Deco shape with faceted corners on a round shape. Of course solid wood Rosewood handles with a very pleasing reverse 7 handle and matching top. This one is ready to go into service.
The set bears the marks of the WMF silver company, the initials of the famous German foundry " Wurttembergische Metallwarenfabrik", most often simply called WMF. It was founded in the 1853 as a partnership between Daniel Straub and Josef and Friedrich Schweizer, and in 1892 developed a special technique for silver plating in which the silver coating is of double thickness in any parts that will be exposed to greater wear and tear. This patented process is called "Perfect Hard Silver Plating".
In 1910, under the art direction of Albert Mayer, WMF became famous for its Art Nouveau style and established companies for world wide exports in London, Warsaw and Vienna. Many pieces were sent to Argentina between 1910 and 1930, and it is likely that Harrods Department Store which opened in Buenos Aires in 1912 was one of the major importers of decorative pieces such as this tea and coffee set.
The set consists of the following pieces: coffee, tea, sugar, creamer and tray all original
Very large and unusual detailed large glass vase with unique metalwork. Looks to be of German origin, the metal work is highly stylized and detailed. The top represents the "sun", on both sides with wonderfully fitted with a starburst metal collar design that covers this very ornate leaf and flower etched clear glass vase. The piece is secured in a wonderful stable metal base. It quality of the metal finish is original antique nickel over bronze metal. A very unusual item for our shop not only with an art deco but also a Nouveau point of view. I always like to see these two periods comes together in a kind of transitional design that allows it to live in many places. Maybe your home or your museum?
A wonderful iron and marble display stand, lots of nice detail and great to use for that special piece of sculpture or display. Has that great iron patina, made for us at ADC.
In case you can use them, I have two of these right now and they are completely original pieces. I purchased them in Belgium many years ago and have finally installed them. You can see how useful this could be. It cantilevers out from the wall and is supported by "newly chromed" supports both as legs going down installed into the wall, and also in the frame that supports the marble. Very clean, almost Bauhaus, almost mid - century but they are truly from the Art Deco period. The marble is black with some slight variations of white running through them. Find the right spot and you've got a winner.
This unique one of kind artisan table made for our shop. French style iron (fer forge) with gilded gold accents and variations of starburst design in multiple colors of inlaid marble. Stunning table with 'greek key' border in gold, matching stylized gold flamed foot decoration. Would make a terrific entry piece or particularly unusual occasional table.
Here is a chance to own an outrageous iron lamp cast in the tradition of of the great French fer forge. This is a custom piece made specifically for Art Deco Collection as part of our ongoing development, trying to find old and creating outstanding items exclusively for our shop. This is something that might have been designed by Edgar Brandt or Paul Kiss. Great looking amber alabaster shade, very substantial weight and look at all the hand details throughout. Beautifully proportioned! Wow!
In our continued attempt to acquire some unusual art deco pieces, we were fortunate to have this spectacular Iron floor lamp / torchier custom made for our shop. We have been offering some outstanding iron pieces completed in a small work shop in South America. The challenge this time, since we had never done iron lighting like this, was also to find a master alabaster maker to come up with just the right artistry. This alabaster that has the beautiful amber aged patina and we certainly got we wanted. Most alabaster pieces your find that which are new, are about as white as a refrigerator. This one shows the dark veins and looks like its been sitting inside a home for 75 years soaking it all in "Hollywood Boulevard." The lamp is substantial and fairly heavy from due to the the real "fer forge" ironwork. It will certainly add that special ambient light and offer another dimension dimension period lighting.
Striking candlestick made in '925" sterling in a modernist design. Circa 1930's clear mark and made of the finest materials. With a new polish you can see the great lines. Holds 5 candles and would make a brilliant centerpiece for any table or buffet. Not exactly sure of its history and origins, but there are some marks on the bottom that might give some definitive information as to who was the maker. Quality sterling piece for sure.
Presented here is a stunning example of Moderne Art Deco design executed in a quality that is very rare not only today but even during the Art Deco period. This is a very heavy triple silver-plate ribbed design (very 3 dimensional) bucket made in England around 1930. Certainly comparable to Tiffany or International Silver. Mappin and Webb is a company originally founded in Sheffield, England. The company is a noted firm of Silversmiths and formerly cutlery manufactures with roots back to 1774 when Joseph Mappin (snr) founded the firm. The company is now a retail jeweler, and Royal Warrant holder. The Firm was taken over by Asprey & Co. in the 1980s, but was sold later. The company is now a brand owned by the Jewelers Goldsmiths group.
This has to be one of the nicest Art Deco Coffee/Tea sets we've had in years. Every detail is in place and the quality is outstanding. You only need to pick up a single piece to feel what I am talking about (both weight and balance together). Certainly comparable to any Christofle or Gallia French Art Deco service. All wood is dark solid rosewood and handles are fitted as one would expect from the best silversmiths of that period. In great original condition. Ready to be put into action without reservation. Look at the way the base is stepped to accommodate the fluted centers and yet both the coffee and tea pieces have unusually long handles. Obviously, someone meant to design this set as you can see. I suspect it must be an important French name.
Here is a fun pair of very well designed candlesticks. They are from Argentina marked 925 silver. The design is very sophisticated, with nice metal work showing off the fluting all around the candle holders and echoed in the main vertical base as well. Obviously they were designed with the circle holder so you move them from to room to room. Very nicely made and quite symmetrical in the height and width of the design. Completely original with no repairs or required restoration.
This pair of Art Nouveau silver plate urns and quite a little diversion for us here in Art Deco land. You can see that the simplicity of the design pointing towards the deco period, but these also have that Nouveau--craftsmen point of view as well. They are marked "Beldre" but I am not sure I am seeing this mark quite right. In any case, they are a classic design with a wonderful embossed stylized flower on neck of each piece.
Here's a beautiful Art Deco console made of worked and carved hefty wrought iron that has been finished in a deep graphite with a subtle orange over-rub. The polygonal shape of the top and predominately geometric details of this piece are further enhanced with a diamond motif and are then softened with intricate floral accents. This console features a beautiful black marble top (and base) with a refined ogee edge. This nicely sized and proportioned console would work very well in most hallways or along most walls in your home or office.
Here's a 1930s French Table lamp with floral details that has been made of hammered and engraved brass. The melon-colored, smooth streamline shade contrasts beautifully with the textured and bronzed metal fixture. It is signed "Cattelain".
This substantial Art Deco iron console and mirror set will make an assertive statement in a large hall, entryway or along any larger wall. The graphite-finished iron console features a strong deco geometric stepped design with scrolls and a floral-inspired motif. It has a gorgeous three-piece raw white marble top and a beautifully aged mirror bottom shelf. The three textures (iron, marble and glass) work together to create that "bigger than the sum of its parts" sensation. The matching mirror is a work of art and a beauty in its own right. The iron frame possesses strong deco detailing with scrolls, floral and geometric remarks while the aged mirror reflects a past remembered but seldom seen.
What a way to transform a wall! This Art Deco Iron Console bears a bold deco geometric design with dual trio scroll legs. It features a hammered and carved surface with a beautifully aged and slivered finish. The console's top and lower base pedestals are made of a striking black marble with veining in beige and various shades of gray. The matching octagonal wall mirror bears the same silvered iron treatment and incorporates a beautiful floral motif into the overall geometric design. This matching and breath-taking set would be perfect in an entry or hallway and will provide a lifetime of perdurable Art Deco glamour.
What a nice marriage we have here. A hefty, graphite-finished, rugged, hand-wrought iron base paired with an intriguing and delicate 1930s orangey/red Bohemian glass shade. The result is an inspired perfection of contrast. This smaller lamp (substantial in spite of its size) would be quite at home on your desk or side table and casts a beautifully warm light that depending on the bulb used (or dimmer) is perfect for task or accent lighting
Here we have a beautiful Art Deco Console made of iron and marble. From the beautifully veined, multi-peach-hued marble top and base accent to the hand-wrought iron frame with its rich graphite finish, there is an elegance of simplicity and décor. The wide iron scrolls that make up the console's body create an almost minimalist feel in spite of their heft. Overall, there is a beautiful visual balance between the top and the body as well as a wonderful contrast in color and texture. This gorgeous console would look great in any room or hallway.
This versatile Art Deco table can be perfectly utilized as a tall end table, a hall table or even as a pedestal for a large vase or sculpture. It's been beautifully artisan crafted of hefty enduring gilded wrought iron with scrolls, swirls, dimples and even moveable iron tassel details. The beautifully polished green marble top contrasts nicely against the gilt iron.
Here's a very hefty and detailed 1930s nickel-plated bronze Art Deco urn. This generously sized container has been carved and engraved with six intricate nature-inspired vignettes and boasts not one but two elephant-head handles. Each scene features a different kind of bird in the wild. The nickel-plated finish has developed a beautiful patina with age and has a wonderful gleam. The top of the urn is octagonal in shape and the edge has a Greek key engraved design. This beautiful urn/planter/vase could be utilized for a myriad of decorating possibilities and as you can see, is quite beautiful with or without contents.
Here's a wonderful 1920s Arts & Crafts/Art Deco bronze vase with a distinguished verdigris patina finish by renown metalsmith artisan Carl Sorenson. This vase is in wonderful condition and was most likely used to hold flowers which resulted in some surface pitting and wear on the interior of the vase. This smaller vase is the perfect size for a desk or bedside table and could be used in fact to hold desk items rather than flowers. Either way, this beautiful 1920s bronze vase, with its flared trumpet shape, horizontal banding and pedestal foot has the elegance and simplicity of more contemporary pieces. The vase is signed on the bottom in script, "Carl Sorenson" and stamped "bronze".
What else can I possibly say about these heavily chrome-plated brass, rare, hefty, 1930s French Art Deco Candlesticks? Hmm, how about they possess an unusual low profile with a strong Modernist architectural design. What's more, they look fantastic used alone (dinner for two?) or stunning when used as the pair.
A beautifully made French Art Deco coffee and tea set featuring expertly crafted hardwood details and strong deco geometric design. The set comprises a coffee pot, a tea pot, a creamer, a covered sugar bowl and a generously sized serving tray (i.e. room for petits fours) with hardwood handles.
This spectacular and very heavy brass and bronze plate with a deep, rich patina is actually more of a sculpture than it is a plate. Depicted is a nautical scene of a majestic and beautiful sailing ship surrounded by seven seagulls. It was created and signed by Pierre Le Faguays (1892-1925).
Pierre Le Faguays was born in Nantes, France in 1892. He was not only a talented sculptor, but also a leading member of the committee for the 1925 Paris Exhibition. He was awarded a medal of honor for his work in 1927. His best friend, Max Le Verrier (of the Le Verrier Foundry) made most of (if not all of) his pieces.
This beautiful and rare French Art Deco inlaid and patinated brass dinanderie vase (circa 1930) was made using the same labor intensive techniques and artistry made famous by Jean Dunand (1877-1942). The contrasting colors are beautiful with a somewhat sketchy appearance and dramatically bold zig-zag pattern. It is a very strong piece of design and would enhance any quality Art Deco or Modernist collection.
Here's a beautifully designed and expertly crafted console that will confidently support your heftiest vase or sculpture and still offer an airy elegance . The iron, done in a French style with it's deep patina and intricate geometric details with silver accents contrasts gently against the beautiful marble top. This console would be perfect in an entry or any room.
A stunning work of art! This French Iron Gate is inspired by a concept and design by Edgar Brandt done in 1925 for an interior door. A gate leading from one room to the next adds drama to decor, and this serves as both a functioning gateway and a dynamic piece of sculpture. Of course it can also be used as an exterior gate, or to add "security" to a glass door. Our master Iron Artisans who have been extensively trained in the lost art and craft of authentic French “Fer Forgé” method have painstakingly recreated this magnificent piece . We certainly believe Edgar Brandt would be proud.
It is available by Special Order only and custom sizes are welcome
Here's a gorgeous oval coffee table artisan constructed of hefty and enduring wrought iron with a delicate floral and scroll gold-leaf Art Deco motif. Rich and beautiful black, grey and white marble finishes the top.
Spectacular with strong Art Deco styling just begins to describe this artistic console and matching mirror. Painstakingly artisan crafted of enduring wrought iron with gold-leaf metal accents. Both the large framed beveled mirror and the console feature floral and stepped geometric Art Deco details. The console, though hefty and hardy, with a gorgeous marble top and base, virtually floats in mid-air. These items are available by Special Order - either individually or as a set.
Here's a bold and arresting 1930s French Art Deco Dinanderie vase in the Jean Dunand (1877-1942) style. Striking geometric design in patinated brass with silver incrustation. This artistic vase is in superb condition and stands approximately 8 inches tall.
The term Dinanderie comes from the Flemish town Dinant where brassware objects were made from the Middle Ages onward.
Just picture this pitcher on your table! This charming silver-plate pitcher has been beautifully and artistically designed with a floral motif of blooming roses on the vine. The neck and handle of the pitcher feature a tight ribbed design and the rim possesses an almost "pleated" appearance. It is assuredly a most elegant vessel from which to serve a refreshing pour for your esteemed guests. It is stamped "Meriden Company" and "Quadruple Plate".
This versatile table just can't help but vaunt its attributes. The intricately detailed base is made of a very heavy iron and is simply overflowing with design elements (scrolls, swirls, ribbons and dimples!) that unite to produce an object d'art that transcends the sum of its parts. The thick (1-1/2") and hefty matte finish marble top contrasts dramatically and beautifully with the iron base. Overall, this enduring piece is quite versatile and can be used as a side table, end table or even as a hall table for a smaller entryway. We currently have a matching pair of these wonderful tables.
This fabulous vases, has all the ear marks signs of Claudius Linossier, master craftsman in the Dinanderie tradition. The vase is not signed, but the size, style and shape echo the pieces of Linossier.
Here is a very special piece by the father of Art Deco iron work, Mr. Edgar Brandt. It is signed on the foot E Brandt, typical of how his work is completed. The metal and wiring is all original with a very cool bakelite on/off switch. The alabaster shade is new but has been copied to those used by Brandt during this time, French circa 1928.