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Teak and cane
Height: 30.90 in (78.5 cm) (each)
Width: 26.57 in (67.5 cm) (each)
Depth: 27.75 in (70.5 cm) (each)

(Set of two)

Each chair comes with a set of back and seat cushions

"A house that does not have one warm, comfy chair in it is soulless." - MAY SARTON

Art Deco emerged in Europe in the 1920s from an amalgam of styles and sources and came to dominate various creative fields around the world for a period that lasted roughly from the end of the First World War to the beginning of the Second.

This stylistic movement marked a clear separation from the past and a confidence in the future. It embraced streamlined symmetry and sleek linearity that succeeded the fluid, natural forms of the Art Nouveau movement. In contrast to the more typical late 19th and early 20th century designs of the Arts and Crafts movement in England, Art Deco rejected traditional ornamentation. These simple designs typically consisted of "elongated forms, sleek surfaces and curvaceous contours. The influence of such designs found their way into architecture, interiors and furniture-even though they had no aerodynamic purpose." (Laura Cerwinske ed., Bombay Art Deco Architecture: A Visual Journey, New Delhi: Roli & Janssen BV, 2007, p. 78)

Like Art Nouveau, Art Deco paid homage to beauty and ornament. However, it also represented sophistication and modernisation, two of the ideals that animated cities like Paris in the 'Roaring Twenties'. It was in Paris, in fact, that the Exposition Internationale des Arts Decoratifs et Industriels Modernes was held in 1925 to which the genesis of Art Deco is usually traced, and after which it was later named.

  Lot 1 of 50  

23-24 NOVEMBER 2021


Winning Bid
Rs 1,71,420

(Inclusive of Buyer's Premium)

Property from the Collection of the late Farida Hoosenally


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