Fernand NATHAN (1875-after1950): Beautiful 1920's sideboard

 

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Fernand NATHAN (1875-after1950): Beautiful sideboard with solid Macassar ebony frame and mahogany veneer marquetry, opening with two side doors and three central drawers under an open case. Beautiful marquetry on the doors of flowers-baskets in ivory galalithe, mother of pearl, burl and ebony. Sculpted bronze handles with stylized flowers. Channeled feet. Original top in Portor marble.

1920's

Height: 96,5 cm - 38 in
Width: 126/131 cm - 49 5/8 in (51 1/2 in with feet)
Depth: 46,5/51,5 cm - 18 1/4 in (20 1/4 in with feet)

Fernand NATHAN (1875-after 1950):
French painter, decorator, and furniture designer; born Marseilles.
A painter before becoming active as an interior architect, he was a cabinetmaker and designer of lighting, carpets, printed fabrics, and furniture. His furniture reflected the influences of Chippendale, Louis XVI, Directoire, Restauration and Louis Philippe styles. Some of Nathan's furniture was produced by Beyne. Some of his fabrics were produced by Cornille.
Since 1913, he showed his work at Salon of the Société des Artistes Décorateurs (1913, 1914, 1919, 1920, 1921, 1922, 1923, 1924, 1925, 1932). From 1922, he designed simple lacquered models for La Maîtrise decorating studio of the Galeries Lafayette department store in Paris. in 1925 he participated at the decoration of the salon of 'Une Amabassade française' (A French Embassy) at the International Exhibition of the Decorative Arts in Modern Life in Paris.

Bibliography:
Mel BYARS: The Design Encyclopedia. New York. John Wiley & Sons. 1994. s.n. Nathan Fernand, p.402a.
Pierre KJELLBERG: Art-déco, les Maîtres du Mobilier - Le Décor des Paquebots. Paris. Les éditions de l'amateur. 2004 (1981). s.n. NATHAN Fernand, p.173-174.
Pierre KJELLBERG: Le Mobilier du XXè siècle: Dictionnaire des créateurs. Paris. Les éditions de l'amateur. 1994. s.n. NATHAN Fernand, p.449a.
Yvonne BRUNHAMMER & Suzanne TISE: French Decorative Art: The Société des Artistes Décorateurs 1900-1942. Paris. Flammarion. 1990. See pp.80, 97 & 188.
Patricia BAYER; Intérieurs Art Déco. Paris. Les éditions de l'amateur. 1990. See pp.53 & 55.

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