Art Deco Period Birdseye Maple Three-Drawer Console, Brazil c. 1940-60
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ART DECO BIRDSEYE MAPLE THREE-DRAWER CONSOLE
Retailed by the firm of Isaac Teperman, Brazil circa 1940-60
Item # 802FIZ24P
A rather striking three drawer console table from the Art Deco period, it was retailed by the firm of Isaac Teperman in Brazil and retains the export stamps on the reverse. Interestingly, the console is dressed in what appears to be birdseye maple, which would have been imported from the US for use in the console before being sent back to the US at some point. The craftsmanship is impeccable, the drawers beautifully hand-dovetailed with a rather unique nearly hexagonal rear pin shaping on each. Turned solid brass knobs operate the drawers.
An unusual piece that is robust and bold, striking in every sense, it is a fine statement of the design talent in the Brazilian market during a most groundbreaking era for furniture design.
Measurements: 58” W x 17 1/8” D x 37 5/8” H
Extensive cracking to veneers throughout, though in a consistent manner that is rather attractive. Some veneer patching. Light scuffs to base edging and a few specks of white paint.