André SORNAY (1902-2000): Beautiful 1930's oak cabinet

 

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André SORNAY (1902-2000): Rare and beautiful cubist cabinet in oak veneer with lines of brass nails. Opening in upper part with one door on a shelf, opening in lower part with an adjustable door on documents shelve. Beautiful cubist handles.

1930's

Height: 115,5 cm - 45 1/2 in
Width: 65,5 cm - 25 3/4 in
Depth: 36,5 cm - 14 3/8 in

Bibliography

Thierry ROCHE: André SORNAY. Lyon. Editions Beau Fixe. 2002. -159p.

André SORNAY (1902-2000) André SORNAY (1902-2000):
French decorator and furniture maker, born Lyons.
Studied Ecole des Beaux-Arts, Lyons.
Abandoning the historicist and ancient styles produced in the family workshop, he designed furniture from 1919 in simple, innovative, and Cubist forms inspired by the works of friends Francis JOURDAIN and Pierre CHAREAU and other avant-garde decorators. From 1925, when he opened a factory in Villeurbanne, he decorated numerous apartments in Paris in Lyons, offices, houses, and libraries. 'Le style Sornay' was recognizable for its use of brass nails.

Bibliography:
Thierry ROCHE: Les Arts décoratifs à Lyon, 1910 à 1950. s.l. Beau Fixe. 1999. s.n. André Sornay, pp.19-25 & photos pp.36-43.
Mel BYARS: The Design Encyclopedia. New York. John Wiley & Sons. 1994. s.n. Sornay André, p.522a.
Pierre KJELLBERG: Art-déco, les Maîtres du Mobilier - Le Décor des Paquebots. Paris. Les éditions de l'amateur. 2004 (1981). s.n. SORNAY André, pp.226-227.
Pierre KJELLBERG: Le Mobilier du XXè siècle: Dictionnaire des créateurs. Paris. Les éditions de l'amateur. 1994. s.n. SORNAY André, pp.603-605.

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