Relevant categories: Art Deco
(Above photo - Art Deco side tables )
Art Deco side tables are collectible pieces of furniture first popularized at the height of the unique style in the 1920s. The Art Deco style appears in architecture, fashion, and even furniture design. Even though it had been festering since the end of World War I in 1918, it came to the fore during a 1925 worldwide art and architectural exhibition in Paris. After the First World War, a renewed sense of optimism defined life across the world. Therefore, creatives in all fields sought to reflect this optimism in their creations, using vibrant designs, vibrant colors, and progressive thinking.
Just like any other item created in the Art Deco style, side tables had unique characteristics, including the following:
(Above photo - Art Deco Side Table - Period 1930s Interiors )
Art Deco Furniture, including side tables, have a simplistic design with organic and floral motifs. They have an impressive striking impression lacking shades of modernism or naturalness. As such, the style emphasizes the elegance of primary geometric forms and the use of simple materials.
(Above photo - Pair Art Deco Side Tables Inlay Furniture Cocktail )
Even though it features decorative elements, art deco furniture isn’t as embellished as some of the preceding furniture styles. It makes use of fine lines together with marble, mirrors, and silver to create glossy surfaces. Therefore these furniture pieces are opulent in their way, designed to serve the needs of the emerging social class of wealthy industrialists and their heirs.
(Above photo - Art Deco Side Tables - Concentric Modernist Inlay )
Apart from fine lines, Art Deco furniture makers utilized intricate wood inlays depicting natural forms like leave and flowers. The lines represented basic geometrical shapes, creating angles or a sense of symmetry regardless of the item under consideration. It is also easy to notice long, sweeping, and smooth curves that defined some of the furniture pieces. At that time, the industrial manufacture of paint had commenced worldwide. Therefore, it wasn’t uncommon to find Art Deco Side Tables painted in bold colors, prints, or patterns.
Art Deco furniture makers used different types of wood, including Macassar and ebony. However, other woods used are mahogany, rosewood, walnut, and cedar. Most of the exotic woods used to make furniture came from the overseas colonies of the various European powers. For example, the British got their ebony and mahogany from the Caribbean and other overseas territories they had colonized.
(Above photo - Pair Mid Century Modern Side Tables - Deco Cocktail Table )
If you want genuine Art Deco side tables, you should look for the extravagant use of motifs like animals, stars, V-shapes, and sunbursts. Apart from that, you should check out for the great benefit of bold colors, prints, and patterns. You might find long, sweeping, and smooth curves that point out to it being an Art Deco furniture piece on some side tables. Further, it would help if you looked for symmetrical and angular lines with intricate wood inlays.
If you can’t find an Art Deco side table, talk to our antique experts to help you choose one that will meet your needs. We have a variety of Art Deco furniture from which you can pick one that works for you the most.
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