Art Deco Shagreen Furniture

Art Deco - Shagreen - Galuchat

Shagreen is the term for Galuchat, in turn is the French for the use of Sharkskin and Ray skin, this was used in high end luxury items during the Art Deco period

This was very popular with top Art Deco Designers such as Émile-Jacques Ruhlmann, André Groult and Jean-Michel Frank

The use of Shagreen dates back to the 2nd century in china they were usining it for there bows, and Japan on the handles of Wakizashi swords