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Vintage Elegant Art Deco Birdseye Maple Cabinet Bookcase

Vintage Elegant Art Deco Birdseye Maple Cabinet Bookcase | Ref. no. 01916 Sold

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This very striking Art Deco cabinet was manufactured in the late 1900s from a design originally pioneered by American designer David Robertson Smith in 1931 and can be seen in Ric Emmett’s book entitled “American Art Deco Furniture” (page 424).

The piece is an elegant ebonised birdseye maple cabinet complete with a bookshelf made in the Art Deco manner and dating to the last quarter of the 20th century.

Featuring four good sized drawers and two cubical storage shelves, together with the curved base bookshelf at the top of the piece, this is a truly versatile piece of Art Deco furniture that will find a purpose in almost any setting, be it home or commercial. The design is chic and minimalist, making the most of the natural materials used to make it - the epitome of the Deco ethos - and it is suitable for almost any size of room.


We are pleased to be able to offer this highly sought after piece to the market in excellent condition. There is a gallery of photographs provided to assist you in evaluating the other qualities of this Art Deco cabinet.

Viewing and Further Information About This Art Deco Desk Lamp

This very attractive Art Deco desk lamp may be viewed at our north London showroom and we would welcome you to do that if you are able to do so. If you do visit our showroom you will be also be able to view this and many other Art Deco items. Please bear in mind however that our stock changes very frequently so it is always a good idea to call us before making a long journey in order to make sure that the item you are interested in has not been sold. In addition, when you visit the showroom, you can discuss any item you are interested in in depth with one of our resident experts.

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Shipping, Delivery and Returns

You are looking at a fine Art Deco desk lamp which requires careful, specialist packing and shipping in order to ensure that it reaches its destination safely and securely. We can ship this Art Deco lamp to any destination worldwide and we will take care of the packing for you, but please do call or email for a shipping quotation first, before purchasing the item, so that we can fully address your requirements.

We will ship this Art Deco lamp to any mainland UK address completely free of charge.

If you are not satisfied with the item we offer a 14-day money back guarantee in accordance with the Distance Selling Regulations. You will be responsible for the return shipping fees for this Art Deco desk lamp, unless we have erroneously described the item in some material way and you do not receive what you were expecting. You must return the item in its original packaging and condition.

You are also responsible for any customs duties or local taxes that fall due outside the European Union.

Dimensions in cm:

Height 108 x Width 88 x Depth 37

Dimensions in inches:

Height 3 feet, 6 inches x Width 2 feet, 11 inches x Depth 1 foot, 3 inches

Angelica Kauffman, RA (1741 - 1807)

was a Swiss-born Austrian Neoclassical painter who had a successful career in London and Rome. Though born as "Kauffmann", Kauffman is the preferred spelling of her name in English; it is the form she herself used most in signing her correspondence, documents and paintings.

While Kauffman produced many types of art, she identified herself primarily as a history painter, an unusual designation for a woman artist in the 18th century. History painting, was considered the most elite and lucrative category in academic painting during this time period. Under the direction of Sir Joshua Reynolds, the Royal Academy made a strong effort to promote history painting to a native audience who were more interested in commissioning and buying portraits and landscapes.

Despite the popularity that Kauffman enjoyed in British society and her success as an artist, she was disappointed by the relative apathy that the British had towards history painting. Ultimately she left Britain for the continent, where history painting was better established, held in higher esteem and patronized.

The works of Angelica Kauffman have retained their reputation. By 1911, rooms decorated with her work were still to be seen in various quarters. At Hampton Court was a portrait of the duchess of Brunswick; in the National Portrait Gallery, a self-portrait. There were other pictures by her at Paris, at Dresden, in the Hermitage at St Petersburg, in the Alte Pinakothek atMunich, in Kadriorg Palace, Tallinn (Estonia).


is a hard and durable wood with a satinlike sheen, much used in cabinetmaking, especially in marquetry. It comes from two tropical trees of the family Rutaceae (rue family). East Indian or Ceylon satinwood is the yellowish or dark-brown heartwood of Chloroxylon swietenia.

The lustrous, fine-grained, usually figured wood is used for furniture, cabinetwork, veneers, and backs of brushes. West Indian satinwood, sometimes called yellow wood, is considered superior. It is the golden yellow, lustrous, even-grained wood found in the Florida Keys and the West Indies.

It has long been valued for furniture. It is also used for musical instruments, veneers, and other purposes. Satinwood is classified in the division Magnoliophyta, class Magnoliopsida, order Sapindales, family Rutaceae.

Our reference: 01916