Art Deco Eight Seat Dining Suite
An Art Deco Eight Seat Dining Suite by Maurice Adams. Burr walnut veneered table with figured walnut banding and macassar ebony to base. Six figured walnut veneered dining chairs with two Carver armchairs, all with cream leather upholstery. Optional toughened protective glass top not photographed,
Dimensions: Table H 76cm L 216cm W 102cm With Chairs L 312cm W 170cm, Chair H 84cm W 52cm D 50cm Seat H 47cm, Carver H 86cm W 57cm D 54cm Seat H 47cm
Date: Circa 1935
The self proclaimed successor to the great furniture makers of the 18th century, Maurice Adams presents a unique 'streamlined Georgian style'. At the turn of the century the designer favoured the marble-like effect of veneers and their ability to exploit the 'natural beauty' of figured woods. Maurice Adams embraced new designs, evolving with the early 20th century movements.
All of Maurice Adams's furniture was made by hand in Gloucester and displayed in Adams's showroom in Portman Square, London. Maurice Adams's style perfectly embodies the cosmopolitan age and sophistication of Art Deco. His revivalist turned modernist approach to furniture can be seen in his appreciation of polished veneers and classical shapes. His iconic black and chrome cocktail cabinet, now on display at the V&A Museum London, boasts of his radical ingenuity and complete absorption of modernism.
Item Number: 1901231