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Art Deco Period Collection

Art Deco Collection (France, ca. 1920–39)
Art Deco Collection (France, ca. 1920–39)

Art Deco design is a modern re-interpretation of classicism: pieces in this style are symmetrical, rectilinear and clean-lined. Art Deco furniture carving and ornament is relatively subdued; the look is pared-down and streamlined; wood is detailed with refined geometric shapes — spheres, trapezoids, chevrons. Works in the Art Deco style mainly achieve visual delight via their rich and exotic materials. These were luxury goods, produced for a new class of wealthy manufacturers who wanted a new look, all their own.

The term Art Deco is derived from the name of the 1925 Paris exhibition that brought the style to worldwide attention: "Exposition Internationale des Arts Décoratifs et Industriels Modernes." The star of that show was decorator Émile-Jacques Ruhlmann, who used finishes such as lacquer and eggshell, and exotic wood veneers like amboyna and palissander. His peers included glass designer René Lalique; the elegant interior designer Jules Leleu; Maurice Dufrène (neoclassical fluted chair and table legs are a keynote of his work); Paul Follot (signature details include gilt- and silver-leafing); the team of Süe et Mare (both were painters, and created sensuous pieces with curving, Rococo-esque elements); and André Groult (who loved voluptuous bombé forms).

“Art Deco” is often used expansively, to describe the work of creators in associated or ancillary styles. This is particularly true of American Art Deco, which is also named “Streamline Moderne” or “Machine Age” design. In America, the sleek, pared-down, speed-suggestive designs of Donald Deskey, Paul Frankl, Gilbert Rohde, Norman Bel Geddes and others was highly influenced by the French, but was more an expression of muscular American forward-thinking. Even so, in the larger sense Art Deco design is all of a piece. As you can see from the works offered on 1stDibs, Art Deco was the style of an assertive modernity: bold, elegant, chic and impossible to ignore.

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Cartier Art Deco Sterling Silver and Enamel Miniature Desk Timepiece circa 1920s
By Cartier
Located in New York, NY
A beautiful miniature desk timepiece, rectangular case with blue enamel, accented by silver bands, centering a circular brushed silvered dial with gilt Arabic numerals, dial signed C...
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Early 20th Century Art Deco Art Deco Period Collection

Materials

Sterling Silver

Cartier Paris Rare Art Deco Jade Pocket Watch Pendant by Edmond Jaeger
By Cartier
Located in Lakewood, NJ
Rare fanciful Cartier jade watch pendant with 18k gold star bursts. 24 diamonds grace the perimeter of the bezel. The pendant measures 43mm (1-7/10 inches) tall and 34mm (1-1/3 inch...
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1910s Art Deco Vintage Art Deco Period Collection

Materials

Diamond, Jade, 18k Gold

Art Deco Enamel Cufflinks
Located in Riverdale, NY
Attractive art deco cufflinks with &quot;hammered&quot; finish with the addition of deco diagonal blue enamel stripes. Circa 1930s.<br /> 14K and enamel. American.<br /> Excellent ...
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Early 20th Century Art Deco Art Deco Period Collection

Materials

14k Gold

Pair of Gold Art Deco Monogrammed Cufflinks
Located in New York, NY
This pair of 14k yellow gold cufflink feature an engine turned Art Deco design with a date of 1920 on one side and a monogram on the other,They are a very handsome octagon shape.
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Early 20th Century Art Deco Art Deco Period Collection

Materials

14k Gold

French 1920s Art Deco Onyx Coral Diamond and Gold Cuff Links
Located in New York, NY
A pair of French Art Deco platinum and 18 karat gold cuff links with diamond, onyx and coral. The cuff links have 56 rose-cut diamonds with an approximate total weight of .40 carats,...
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1920s Art Deco Vintage Art Deco Period Collection

Materials

Coral, Diamond, Onyx, 18k Gold, Platinum

1920s Art Deco Cartier Coral Diamond Onyx Rock Crystal Platinum Brooch
By Cartier
Located in London, GB
An delightful Cartier Art Deco brooch, the brooch comprising an openwork rectangular plaque with two central coral bars with rock crystal sides, with fan-shaped diamond and onyx term...
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Early 20th Century Art Deco Art Deco Period Collection

Materials

Diamond, Onyx, Rock Crystal, Coral, Platinum

Art Deco Diamond Platinum Brooch
Located in New Orleans, LA
Channel-set diamonds transform this magnificent "bow" brooch by Cauvin & Cie. from dainty to dazzling. A rare, early Art Deco piece, this brooch features black enameling in an eye-c...
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1910s Art Deco Vintage Art Deco Period Collection

Materials

Diamond, Onyx, Platinum

Art Deco Diamond Sapphire and Platinum Cufflinks and Stud Dress Set
Located in New York, NY
Handsome and unusual platinum-set sapphire & diamond triangular cufflinks and 3 studs dress set, circa 1920s. They feature tapered square step-cut diamonds of approx. 2.00 carats and...
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Early 20th Century Art Deco Art Deco Period Collection

Materials

Diamond, Sapphire, Platinum

GIA Certified 1.66 Carat Art Deco Ruby White Diamond Platinum Engagement Ring
Located in Stamford, CT
Art Deco cushion cut Ruby and white diamond engagement ring, with baguette accents in a platinum setting. GIA certified. 1 antique cushion cut gem red Ruby, approx. total weight 1....
Category

1920s Vintage Art Deco Period Collection

Materials

Diamond, White Diamond, Ruby, Platinum

Art Deco Enamel Two-Tone Cufflinks
Located in Riverdale, NY
Elegant 2 toned gold cufflinks with black enamel. Etched gallery in white gold with center oval of yellow gold and enamel. Excellent condition circa 1930s.
Category

Early 20th Century Art Deco Art Deco Period Collection

Materials

14k Gold

Art Deco Diamond & Platinum Lapel Watch with Glycine Movement
Located in Beverly Hills, CA
Elegant Art Deco Lapel watch created in France in the 1920's. Beautiful shape, tasteful combination of Marquise cut and Old European cut finest quality diamonds with meticulous engra...
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Early 20th Century Art Deco Art Deco Period Collection

5.25 Carat Art Deco Diamond and Onyx Bracelet
Located in Lakewood, NJ
Diamonds and onyx. Noir et blanc. An exquisite diamond in platinum tennis bracelet with onyx borders gets better. Twice. With two large onyx rings linking the segments. Thirty-two di...
Category

1920s Art Deco Vintage Art Deco Period Collection

Materials

Diamond, Onyx, Platinum

Tiffany & Co. Onyx & Diamond Brooch
By Tiffany & Co.
Located in New Orleans, LA
The Tiffany name is synonymous with luxury, and this onyx and diamond "bow" brooch perfectly demonstrates why this firm is so beloved. Crafted in a sophisticated, streamlined Art Dec...
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Early 20th Century Art Deco Art Deco Period Collection

Materials

Diamond, Onyx, Platinum

Art Deco Carved Sapphire Diamond Jabot Pin Brooch
Located in Lakewood, NJ
Two large carved sapphires lay in a bed of diamonds in a feathered tufts design and emerald and onyx accents with black enamel over 18k gold. The two pieces of carved sapphire (31 x...
Category

1920s Art Deco Vintage Art Deco Period Collection

Materials

Diamond, Emerald, Sapphire, Platinum

1920s Art Deco Ruby, Diamond and Platinum Ring
Located in New York, NY
An Art Deco platinum ring with ruby and diamonds. The ring centers on a marquise-cut ruby with an approximate weight of 1.00 carat, surrounded by diamond-set platinum filigree with a...
Category

1920s Art Deco Vintage Art Deco Period Collection

Materials

White Diamond, Ruby, Platinum

Carved Jade Black Onyx Diamond Platinum Bracelet, Art Deco, 1910s
Located in Beverly Hills, CA
Elegant and understated bracelet created in the 1910s. Tastefully carved jade discs alternate with black onyx circles, all accented with diamonds. Geometrical sharp design. Beautiful...
Category

Early 20th Century Art Deco Art Deco Period Collection

Materials

Diamond, Jade, Onyx, Platinum

Art Deco Carved Multi Gem Dangle Earrings Tutti Frutti
Located in Lakewood, NJ
Red white and blue - and Tutti Frutti, too! Carved rubies and sapphires are the fruit that grace this exquisite pair of dangle earrings in the style made famous by Cartier. Very fine...
Category

1920s Art Deco Vintage Art Deco Period Collection

Materials

Diamond, Ruby, Sapphire, Platinum

Oscar Heyman Brothers Art Deco sapphire and diamond ring, American, circa 1925.
By Oscar Heyman
Located in London, GB
Art Deco sapphire and diamond ring by Oscar Heyman Brothers. Set to centre with three square step cut natural unenhanced Ceylon sapphires in open back rubover channel settings with a...
Category

1920s Art Deco Vintage Art Deco Period Collection

Materials

Diamond, Sapphire, Platinum

1920s Art Deco Onyx Diamond Platinum Double Sided Cuff Links
Located in New York, NY
A pair of Art Deco platinum, onyx and diamond cuff links, featuring an octagonal shape inset with a circle of black onyx surrounded by rose-cut diamonds with an approximate total wei...
Category

1920s Art Deco Vintage Art Deco Period Collection

Materials

Diamond, Onyx, Platinum

Cartier Sapphire Gold Oval Brooch
By Cartier
Located in New York, NY
Very chic and elegant 14k gold brooch, made and signed by Cartier. Unusual oval configuration. Set with 6 French-cut sapphires which have a beautiful blue color. A perfect finish...
Category

1940s Art Deco Vintage Art Deco Period Collection

Materials

Sapphire, 14k Gold

1.20 Carat Emerald Diamond Art Deco Platinum Cocktail Ring
Located in Stamford, CT
Original circa 1930s bright green Emeralds and diamond cocktail ring. Natural color low level clarity enhancement. platinum setting with round, bagguette and kite shaped diamonds. St...
Category

Early 20th Century Art Deco Period Collection

Materials

Emerald, Diamond, Platinum

Diamond Open Link Antique Edwardian Bracelet
Located in Bethesda, MD
Diamond Edwardian bracelet. This 1915 bracelet features sophisticated alternating square links that contain three hundred old European-cut and old mine cut diamonds for a total weigh...
Category

1930s Edwardian Vintage Art Deco Period Collection

Materials

Diamond, Platinum

Art Deco Diamond Ring
Located in London, GB
A platinum ring set with one central round old cut diamond in a claw setting with square surround with an approximate weight of 2.74 carats, I colour, VS2 clarity, flanked by raised ...
Category

1930s Vintage Art Deco Period Collection

Materials

Diamond, Platinum

Art Deco Platinum 12 Carat Diamond Bracelet
Located in New York, NY
Chic & impressive Art Deco platinum and diamond bracelet, circa 1920s. It features approx. 12-13cts of high quality brilliant round cut and baguette cut diamonds. The bracelet was ma...
Category

Early 20th Century Art Deco Art Deco Period Collection

Materials

Diamond, Platinum

JEAN DUNAND Enamel and Metal Cigarette Box
Located in Amsterdam, NL
A large metal box decorated with two triangle decorations in red and eggshell enamel on a brown back ground, signed: Jean Dunand, circa 1925.
Category

Early 20th Century Art Deco Art Deco Period Collection

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