Vintage Art Deco office table in black lacquered wood, France 1950


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Exquisite large desk or office table original from the period and Art Deco style, following the style and work of Léon Jallot and his son Maurice. Made of black lacquered wood, with brass details and methacrylate knobs. The work surface is very large, offering great comfort. It has a register in the central part and two doors, which hide a register and two shelves on each side. Large storage capacity. The designers of the new style moved away from the curved design so recognizable in Art Nouveau and geometry became the main protagonist, highlighting cubic and spherical shapes and straight lines. In the case of this desk with elegant lines, as is characteristic of Art Deco furniture, the structure is made up of straight lines, except for the small columns attached to the corners of the front, where the small detail of the pair of edges is also added. of brass that ornament the upper part. The piece of furniture perfectly brings together all the most distinctive characteristics of the style, such as the preference for dark tones, usually in contrast with metallic details, especially in gold. Glossy finishes were also preferred, and that is why the woods were treated, enamelled, polished, lacquered... as in this case. Leon and Maurice Jallot Leon Jallot (1874-1967) is considered one of the most prominent French sculptors and cabinetmakers of the Art Deco era. He dedicated himself to painting, ceramics and furniture manufacturing, but it was the last facet in which he stood out the most. He studied in Paris, but did not attend any art school, and soon opened his own studio. He was the first of the Art Nouveau designers to move away from the exuberant floral decoration and curved lines to pursue linearism, which caused his style to drift towards the more refined Art Deco. In 1921 he began to collaborate with his son Maurice. For his part, Maurice (1900-1971) studied at the École Boulle, a renowned art and design school in Paris, where he acquired a solid training in cabinetmaking and furniture design. Together they designed a wide variety of high-quality furniture. Léon retired in the 1940s, but his son continued the family business for a couple more decades. About the Art Deco style Art Deco, short for the French term Arts Décoratifs, and sometimes simply called Déco, is a style of visual arts, architecture and product design, which first appeared in France in the 1910s and flourished especially in the United States, but also in Europe, during the 1920s and 1930s. It combined modern styles with fine craftsmanship and rich materials. During its heyday, it represented luxury, glamour, exuberance and faith in social and technological progress. From its beginnings, it was influenced by the bold geometric forms of Cubism and the Vienna Secession; the bright colors of Fauvism and Russian ballets; the updated craftsmanship of furniture from the periods of Louis XVI and Louis Philippe I; and the exotic styles of China, Japan, India, Persia, ancient Egypt, and Mayan art. It featured rare and expensive materials, such as ebony and ivory, and exquisite craftsmanship. Dimensions: 76 x 178 x 100 cm. Reference : 302375

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178 cm
76 cm
100 cm
Art Deco
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