A fine pair of Maurice Adams Art Deco side cabinets from the ‘Grosvenor’ range. Circa.1925. Made from plum pudding wood.
One labelled to back.
All our furniture is professionally polished and restored where necessary. Our restorer has over 40 years of furniture restoration experience including 15 years living at Windsor Castle whilst restoring furniture for the Royal household, so comes highly recommended. This pair of side cabinets in showroom condition.
Maurice Adams saw himself as the natural successor to the great furniture makers of the eighteenth century and had ambitious plans for 20th-century British interior design. All Adams’s furniture was made by hand in Gloucester and displayed in Adams’s showroom in Portman Square, London.
This pair of side cabinets, designed for the sitting room, was part of Adams’s ‘Grosvenor’ range and could be made to fit any specification. The interior was fitted with a cupboard which Adams suggested might store books or music. ‘Some form of side table or cabinet is necessary in every drawing room’, Adams observed, in his treatise on furniture and interior design, Modern Decorative Art, published in 1930.
The Grosvenor range was distinguished by its highly finished veneers. This emphasis on glossy veneers is characteristic of much of Adams’s work. The designer praised the marble-like effect of veneers and their ability to exploit the ‘natural beauty’ of figured woods. The curvaceous shape of this cabinet displays the veneers to maximum effect.
A cabinet of the same design is found in the V&A’s collection.
Height = 94 cm (37.0″)
Width = 90 cm (35.4″)
Depth = 46 cm (18.1″)