Art Deco Wrought Iron Console Table

An early 20th century Art Deco console table with stepped marble top supported on three S scrolled wrought iron uprights on stepped white carrara marble bases

French, circa 1925

The S scrolled legs with marble top and base are very much in the manner of Edgar Brandt or Raymond Subes and the leading Ironworks of 1920s Paris. One of the highlights of the 1925 Paris Exposition was Brandt's display room, stand 45 in the Salon d'Ameublement (image 4). In an unusual octagonal room he presented luxurious wrought-iron objects, including a very similar silvered wrought iron and marble console table (image 3) with elegant S scrolls and mottled marble top and stepped plinth base

There was a proliferation of iron workshops in post-war Paris, with many of the most skilled blacksmiths and technicians dividing their time between competitors. As such, designs cross pollinated between workshops and Expostions spread ideas and inventive techniques, such as the scrolling supports and the very 'Subian' marble plinth bases. As a rule Brandt was very fastidious in stamping his work, as protection against smaller ateliers copying his designs, and this probably disqualifies our console from his workshop but undoubtedly it belongs to one of his close contemporaries
H 82cm x W 137cm x D 36cm
H 32.3" x W 53.96" x D 14.18"


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