This beautiful 1930s Art Deco upholstered bench has a simple stylised form. The piece is comprised of bold geometries typical of the era yet displays a muted palette straying from the prevalent decorative trends of the time. The upholstered seat, flanked either side by elegant curved ends in rosewood-veneered oak, sits on distinctive spherical bun feet. Would be at home at the end of bed, or in front of a fireplace, or as an ottoman.
The maker is a mystery. But here’s where it gets exciting. An almost identical piece in larger daybed form can be seen in the apartment of Yves Saint Laurent and Pierre Bergé, on Rue du Babylone in Paris. It featured in AD magazine as ‘la méridienne anonyme’, but feels of the same époque as la méridienne ‘Gondole’ by Émile Jacque Ruhlmann.
In excellent condition for its age with one minor loss to a corner. The upholstered seat is in a good lightly used condition with no obvious faults. We can reupholster it on request.
L153 D59 H53 cm