Art Deco Chest of Drawers with Cupboard attributed to Serge Chermayeff


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A delightful Art Deco Tallboy chest with three drawers and cupboard which is attributed to Serge Chermayeff, the Artistic Director of Waring & Gillow and co-architect of the iconic modernist De La Warr Pavilion in Bexhill, England. This piece is of the finest quality evidenced not least by the hand-cut dovetail joints to the drawers, a feature that was becoming rare by the 1930s.

Circa 1930-39

H 48″/122cm: W 31″/79cm; D 21.5″/55cm

See J C Rogers, ‘Modern English Furniture’ (London, Country Life: 1930) page 77, for pieces to conforming design.

This piece has been fully restored using traditional methods and with no corners cut. Old polish is removed and the shellac replaced, to this layers of wax are added and the process is completed with a final burnishing. This technique gives pieces a much deeper, richer and more long lasting finish while allowing the underlying veneers to come through in the most vibrant way.