Art Deco Occasional Table in Macassar Ebony

Art Deco Table in Macassar Ebony


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Art Deco Occasional Table in Macassar Ebony

A lovely little oval shaped occasional table with fluted walnut legs and inlaid emblem to the top, this was produced in France in the 1930’s in the style of Jacques-Émile Ruhlmann using the luxurious Macassar ebony veneers, the table has been fully restored and hand polished and is in excellent condition throughout

Émile-Jacques Ruhlmann (1879 – 1933)

Ruhlmann was born in Paris, his parents had just moved there before his birth. His father ran a very successful business - Société Ruhlmann, which was in construction and interior decorating including painting and wallpapering. After Rulhmann had completed a few years study in painting and completed three years military service he then joined his fathers’ company and took the leadership role after his fathers’ death in 1907.


Ruhlmann first attempts at design were attributed to when he and his wife moved to their first apartment, this quickly gathered pace and he co-founded another company, focusing on interior designs with fellow designer Pierre Laurent and the company covered both his interests in furniture design and his love for wallpaper designs.


Ruhlmann early designs were heavily inspired by the popular Arts & Crafts movement, although he became very critical of this very movement. He was an outspoken man who made a bold statement to the effort that the design trends were made the by the rich, as they were the ones who could afford to steer the influence of fashion – this remark got him noticed and the rich and affluent folk were keen to have him be their designer of choice.

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