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French Art Deco Desk by Maurice Dufrêne

French Art Deco Desk by Maurice Dufrêne c1925


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French Art Deco Desk by Maurice Dufrêne

A mid 1920’s exceptional quality Art Deco desk with bronze mounts and handles very much in the manner of and attributable to Maurice Dufrene. Hand-made in Paris around 1925 from prime selected Mahogany, Oak and Rosewood, the desk has its original tooled brown leather inset top with stunning tulipwood ebony inlay surround . In the right hand drawer it has a carved oak pen tray and lockable compartment 

Maurice Dufrêne (1876–1955)

Born in Paris, Dufrêne became one of the worlds finest decorative artists using a variety of different material, including ceramics, metal and glass as well using top quality wood. He took an early interest in furniture making by finding off cuts of wood and other materials left over that he found in his fathers supply and made them into art pieces - this really ignited the artist in him. In 1921 Dufrêne was given the huge honour of leading the Maîtrise workshop. At the 1925 International Exposition of Modern Industrial and Decorative Arts in Paris (where the term Art Deco originated from) he led Maîtrise exhibition and decorated the interior, filling the exhibition with paintings and many stunning decorative items.



Handsome sideboard bought in mid December, and delivered to Germany 10 days later (despite chaos at Dover). The sellers made this a neat straightforward transaction, and wrapped it, for the journey, with TLC.

Stephen Chambers

I recently brought an Art Deco dressing table from the furniture rooms. The piece was exactly as described and Im very pleased with it. They were extremely easy to deal with, prompt with their replies, and the delivery arrived exactly when arranged. Very good service all round

Stephen Henden

We bought two club chairs from Toby and Katie. The chairs are great and good value, and they were very reliable and organised sellers. However the best thing was that - without being asked - they offered for us to check the condition of the chairs when they were delivered and to take them back if we were not happy. This was incredibly fair. In the end the chairs were exactly as described.

Rob Williams

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