Art Déco bookends, sold

Nr. 2003 |
Pair of bookends.

Pair of bookends

Elephant shaped.
France around 1930.
Amboina wooden base, each with an elephant in bronze.

Height: 12 cm | Width: 10 cm Depth: 14.5 cm

Pair of bookends

Elephant bookends in the Art Deco style are an elegant and stylish addition to any bookshelf or desk. These pair of bookends are often made of heavy, high-quality metal and have a shiny finish.

The elephants are typically designed in the Art Deco style, with clean lines and geometric shapes that reflect the aesthetics of this art movement. They can be sold either as a pair or individually, depending on the needs and preferences of the buyer.

Other Art Deco objects such as glasses, mirrors, or paintings can be found in my store in Wiesbaden. Regine Schmitz-Avila – your specialist for French furniture and art objects from the 1930s.

Art Deco designers focused on creating stylish and decorative metal objects that were typical of the Art Deco era. This could include the design of furniture, lighting, jewelry, accessories, and other decorative objects. They worked closely with other craftsmen and designers to ensure that each piece was perfectly crafted and aesthetically appealing.

An important aspect of their design was the use of geometric shapes and clean lines, which are typical of the Art Deco style. They also worked with various metals such as brass, copper, and stainless steel to achieve a variety of textures and finishes like this Pair of bookends

Art Deco was an art movement that emerged in France in the 1920s and continued into the 1930s. It was a stylistic reaction to Art Nouveau and found expression in architecture, interior design, fashion, and art. The following are some of the most important sculptors and architects of Art Deco in France:

  • Paul Landowski: Landowski was one of the most famous sculptors of Art Deco. He created, among other works, the Monument de la République on the Place de la République in Paris and the famous Christ the Redeemer statue on Corcovado in Rio de Janeiro.
  • Jacques-Emile Ruhlmann: Ruhlmann was a leading furniture designer and interior decorator of Art Deco. His style was characterized by luxury and elegance, and his furniture was purchased by wealthy customers throughout Europe and the United States.
  • Raymond Hood: Hood was an American architect closely associated with Art Deco. He designed, among other works, the famous Rockefeller Center in New York, which is considered one of the best examples of the Art Deco style.
  • Jean Dunand: Dunand was a well-known metal artist and enameler who became famous in the 1920s and 1930s. His works, including vases and bowls, were often decorated with animal motifs and abstract patterns.
  • Robert Mallet-Stevens: Mallet-Stevens was a leading architect of Art Deco, known for his clean, geometric lines and use of industrial materials. One of his most famous works is the Villa Cavrois in Croix, France.
  • Louis Süe: Süe was an important furniture designer and interior decorator of Art Deco. He was known for his use of exotic materials such as ivory and tortoise shell, as well as for his collaboration with other artists such as André Mare.
  • Auguste Perret: Perret was a significant architect of Art Deco, particularly known for his innovative concrete constructions. He designed, among other works, the Théâtre des Champs-Elysées in Paris and the Église du Raincy near Paris.

This list is by no means exhaustive, as there were many other important sculptors and architects of Art Deco in France. However, it gives an impression of the diversity and influence of this movement on the art and architecture of the early 20th century.

Art Deco at RSA Wiesbaden

You can find more Art Deco cabinetsArt Deco chests of drawers and Art Deco lamps in my shop in Wiesbaden. Regine Schmitz-Avila – your specialist for French Art Deco furniture and art objects from around 1930.

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