Art Deco Parchment Desk attributed to Jean Pascaud

by Jean Pascaud
Two-pedestal desk originally entirely sheathed in parchment with later shagreen top. With eight side drawers and central entablature also with a drawer, with saber-style legs with gilded bronze sabots, the drawer handles also of gilded bronze with an ornate and finely textured surface

France, circa 1935

The four tapered splayed legs are indicative of Pascaud's pieces manufactured in the 1930s. Pascaud loved to adorn his elegent, minimal designs with ornamental features such as the finely textured handles, and exotic materials such as parchment.

This desk is likely a product of Pascaud's 1934 designs for the pair of ocean liners that he was commissioned to decorate, The Normany and The Pasteur. It could however be more likely that the desk was created for the offices of the French Ministry of Education or the Minister of Public Education's offices at the Rochechouart Hotel in Paris.
H 74cm x W 114cm x D 57cm
H 29.15" x W 44.9" x D 22.45"


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