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Antique Art Deco Figured Walnut Rocket Display Cabinet c.1920

Antique Art Deco Figured Walnut Rocket Display Cabinet c.1920 | Ref. no. A2305 | Regent Antiques
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  • Antique Art Deco Figured Walnut Rocket Display Cabinet c.1920 | Ref. no. A2305 | Regent Antiques
  • Antique Art Deco Figured Walnut Rocket Display Cabinet c.1920 | Ref. no. A2305 | Regent Antiques
  • Antique Art Deco Figured Walnut Rocket Display Cabinet c.1920 | Ref. no. A2305 | Regent Antiques
  • Antique Art Deco Figured Walnut Rocket Display Cabinet c.1920 | Ref. no. A2305 | Regent Antiques
  • Antique Art Deco Figured Walnut Rocket Display Cabinet c.1920 | Ref. no. A2305 | Regent Antiques
  • Antique Art Deco Figured Walnut Rocket Display Cabinet c.1920 | Ref. no. A2305 | Regent Antiques
  • Antique Art Deco Figured Walnut Rocket Display Cabinet c.1920 | Ref. no. A2305 | Regent Antiques
  • Antique Art Deco Figured Walnut Rocket Display Cabinet c.1920 | Ref. no. A2305 | Regent Antiques
  • Antique Art Deco Figured Walnut Rocket Display Cabinet c.1920 | Ref. no. A2305 | Regent Antiques
  • Antique Art Deco Figured Walnut Rocket Display Cabinet c.1920 | Ref. no. A2305 | Regent Antiques
  • Antique Art Deco Figured Walnut Rocket Display Cabinet c.1920 | Ref. no. A2305 | Regent Antiques
  • Antique Art Deco Figured Walnut Rocket Display Cabinet c.1920 | Ref. no. A2305 | Regent Antiques
  • Antique Art Deco Figured Walnut Rocket Display Cabinet c.1920 | Ref. no. A2305 | Regent Antiques
  • Antique Art Deco Figured Walnut Rocket Display Cabinet c.1920 | Ref. no. A2305 | Regent Antiques
  • Antique Art Deco Figured Walnut Rocket Display Cabinet c.1920 | Ref. no. A2305 | Regent Antiques
  • Antique Art Deco Figured Walnut Rocket Display Cabinet c.1920 | Ref. no. A2305 | Regent Antiques
Ref: A2305
Price: £3,650.00
This is a lovely, antique Art Deco figured walnut 'Rocket' display cabinet, circa 1920.   The circular cabinet with hinged...
This is a lovely, antique Art Deco figured walnut 'Rocket' display cabinet, circa 1920.
 
The circular cabinet with hinged panelled glazed doors to the centre which enclose four glass shelves, with fretwork beadwork.

Raised on a fluted conjoined triangular base and featuring original handles with  working lock and key.
 
It is an elegant piece which would also work well with contemporary interiors.
 
Provenance:


The Lawrie Gatehouse Collection.
 
Condition:
 
In excellent condition having been beautifully cleaned and waxed in our workshops, please see photos for confirmation.


Dimensions in cm:

Height 134 x Width 103 x Depth 53

Dimensions in inches:

Height 4 foot, 5 inches x Width 3 foot, 5 inches x Depth 1 foot, 9 inches

Our reference: A2305

Please feel free to email or call us (+44 20 8809 9605) to arrange a viewing in our North London warehouse.

Lawrie Gatehouse (1943 - 2020)
was an avid collector of Art Deco and posters, drawn to the printed medium through his primary love of the golden age of steam and travel. 
In his professional life, Lawrie was a mechanical engineer who founded Process Systems International, a successful engineering firm in Northampton in 1992. Another of his lifelong passions was drag racing, after getting hooked at the Blackbushe DragFest in 1964. He consequently spent over 50 years committed to the sport.
He loved the innovative streamlined style, the bright colours and the flamboyance of the age.  But, above all, he admired the skill and exquisite craftsmanship - the like of which he felt would not be seen again.
Lawrie’s collection of 1920’s posters showed his engineering background and his enjoyment of travel.  He had an extensive knowledge of cars, boats and planes but his love for anything with an engine came second to his love of Art Deco.
Lawrie was an avid reader and he studied countless books about the leading designers of that time.

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.

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.

Dimensions in cm:

Height 134 x Width 103 x Depth 53

Dimensions in inches:

Height 4 foot, 5 inches x Width 3 foot, 5 inches x Depth 1 foot, 9 inches

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