A fine Art Deco Maurice Adams corner display cabinet from the ‘Grosvenor’ range. Circa.1925.
Made in highly figured polished walnut, with three shelves to the top section, with two curved glass doors and it’s original working lock, key and two silvered handles. Below a cupboard with two shelves and a silvered handle to the curved door. Maker’s label 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 corner display cabinet is 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 corner display cabinet, designed for the sitting room, was part of Adams’s ‘Grosvenor’ range and could be made to fit any specification. The lower section was fitted with a cupboard which Adams suggested might store books or music.
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 display the veneers to maximum effect.
The V&A have a cabinet from the Maurice Adam’s Grosvenor range in their collection.
Overall Height: 197.5cm
Top section height: 106.5cm
Bottom section height: 91cm
Height = 197.5 cm (77.8″)
Width = 102 cm (40.2″)
Depth = 65 cm (25.6″)