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Antique Pair White Leather Art Deco Cloud Armchairs c.1930

Epstein Art Deco Cloud Armchairs | Antique Art Deco Cloud Armchairs | Ref. no. 06542 | Regent Antiques Sold
Ref: 06542
Price: £ 0.00
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We are thrilled to be able to provide these very unusual and very noteworthy pair of white leather Art Deco Cloud Back Armchairs dating from around 1930. They were made by the well known London based designers, Epstein.

Each of these Art Deco Armchairs is made in the characteristic cloud shape of the period with a comfortable cushion seat and is finished in gorgeous burr walnut show wood.

Having been stripped back in order to return to the original bare frame, these two wonderful Art Deco chairs have been professionally reupholstered in a delightful cream coloured leather decorated with red leather piping and individual chrome studs. All the studs are individually hammered by hand and the filling is canvas, fibre and felt.

All lovers of antique Art Deco furniture, as well as collectors of Epstein pieces, will surely appreciate these Art Deco chairs and you are encouraged to take a close look at the gallery of photographs we have provided to fully appreciate these items.


These Art Deco chairs are in excellent condition, please see photographs for confirmation of this.

Viewing & More Information

We are always pleased to present off our beautiful art deco furniture and other Art Deco items, in our North London warehouse showroom. Simply call or email us to make an appointment quoting the reference shown. One of our in-house experts will be at your disposal to show you around and discuss these and any other items that you may like.

The showroom is open to the public between the hours of 10am until 5pm on every weekday. If you take a look at the home page of this website you will see that we also open on some Saturdays.

Alternatively we are always very happy to talk about our Art Deco furniture items via email or on the phone.


We can ship these pair of white leather Art Deco Cloud Back Armchairs to any destination worldwide, please call for a quotation before purchasing the item to make sure we can fully meet your requirements. We are delighted to be able to offer to deliver free of charge to any mainland UK location.

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 pair of Art Deco chairs, 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 81 x Width 74 x Depth 92

Dimensions in inches:

Height 2 feet, 8 inches x Width 2 feet, 5 inches x Depth 3 feet, 0 inches

Our reference: 06542

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.

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’.

Figured Walnut and Burr Walnut (often referred to as Burl Walnut) were considered as the most attractive varieties of Walnut. Burr Walnut veneer was taken from the specific part of the tree where ‘growths’ sprouting smaller branches and/ or roots would occur. As these ‘growth’ areas were limited in both occurrence and size, larger veneers were hard to source and often on bigger furniture (tables, desks, bureaus, cabinets etc), these veneers would have to be carefully joined by matching up the pieces or blending them together.

Dimensions in cm:

Height 81 x Width 74 x Depth 92

Dimensions in inches:

Height 2 feet, 8 inches x Width 2 feet, 5 inches x Depth 3 feet, 0 inches


We ship worldwide and deliver to Mainland UK addresses free of charge.

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Delivery and return policy:

We require that someone be home on the agreed delivery day if applicable, otherwise a redelivery fee will apply.

In accordance with Distance Selling Regulations, we offer a 14-day money back guarantee if you are not satisfied with the item.

The item must be returned in its original packaging and condition.

Unless the item is not as described in a material way, the buyer is responsible for return shipping expenses.

Buyers are fully responsible for any customs duties or local taxes that may be incurred on items sent outside of the European Union.

Returns will be processed within 1-2 business days of receipt.

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