Jean-Maurice ROTHSCHILD (1902-1998): Beautiful 1940's cherry wood sideboard

 

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Jean-Maurice ROTHSCHILD (1902-1988): Beautiful neo-classic sideboard in solid cherry wood and cherry wood veneer on solid oak frame, opening with three doors with central locks and handles on an interior in oak with shelves and drawers. Solid gilt bronze handles. Beautiful condition. Original hand-made varnish ('French polish') in good condition. Original keys and handles.

Circa 1940

Height: 98 cm - 38 1/2 in
Length: 196 cm - 77 1/8 in
Depth: 50,5 cm - 19 7/8 in

Jean-Maurice ROTHSCHILD (1902-1998):
French decorator and furniture designer. 1917-1919, studied Ecole Boulle, Paris. He began working in 1921 for Jacques-Emile Ruhlmann in Paris as a designer and artisan, and participated in the design of Ruhlmann's 'Hôtel du Collectionneur' at the 1925 Paris 'Exposition Internationale des Arts Décoratifs et Industriels Modernes'. In 1932, Rothschild set up his own workshop at 14 rue Marbeuf in Paris. Classical and showing Ruhlmann's influence, some of his furniture was produced by Muro and Ducreuzet. At the end of the 1920s, he rejected Classical forms in favor of the Rationalist approach of the UAM (Union des Artistes Modernes). He worked with architects, particularly Robert Expert, with whom he designed a number of chairs for the 1935 oceanliner 'Normandie', including its smoking room, grill, and first class cabins. In 1937, Rothschild designed the restaurant of the Eiffel Tower. In 1945, he began working as an interior architect. He designed furniture commissioned by the Mobilier National for the Administration de la Monnaie, president of the Assemblée Nationale, and office of President Vincent Auriol in the Palais de l'Elysée.

Mel BYARS (ed.): The Design Encyclopedia. New York. John Wiley & Sons. 1994. s.n. Rothschild, Jean-Maurice.

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