1920s Art Deco Sideboard in Oak and Macassar Ebony
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Sideboard, stained oak, macassar ebony, the Netherlands, late 1920s.
This exceptional credenza undoubtedly breathes the Dutch Art Deco period of the 1920s/30s, known as the 'Amsterdam School'. Excellent craftsmanship is combined with a well-balanced eye for the composition of functional and decorative elements. Truly striking about this sideboard is de woodwork featuring well-designed proportions and artistic ornaments. The top of the corpus holds a beautiful finish of a wavy-patterned macassar ebony, which is also to be seen on the base. This graphical visualization adds a wonderful rhythmic and haptic surface to the front. The doorknobs of the drawers resemble the horns of the faun, a mythological creature. Furthermore, the two darkened slats in the middle that divide the front into three sections, are stylized and abstract representations of natural forms, as is typical for Art Deco. This is also discernible on the legs illustrating Marabou birds. The use of rich materials, sculptural forms and artisanal techniques make this cabinet truly unique and astonishing. This item reminds of the characteristic designs of Dutch sculptor and decorative artist Hildo Krop (1884-1970).
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