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Rare French Art Deco Office Suite
By Maurice Jallot
Circa 1920's, France

Rare Macassar Ebony veneers cover this classic Art Deco desk
with matching bookcase and chair.

Maurice Jallot, son of Leon Jallot, exhibited at the 1925 exposition in Paris
and many other salons until 1950. See bio below for more details on this highly sought after designer...

Ideal for use in a office, bedroom or living room.
The decorative veneer is on all sides, so this desk may 'float' in a room.
In excellent restored condition with a soft matte finish that showcases the exotic wood grain.

Desk details:
Hand carved, fluted legs, waterfall edge design.
Wood decorative inlay design on drawer fronts.
Red leather desktop with gilded embossed detail.
Pull out side shelves, also with red leather inlay.

Bronze tassel pulls on side shelves, to complement the bronze drawer hardware.
Original operational locks and keys.

Desk dimensions: 55" wide, 29" deep, 29 1/2" high.
Pull outs add another 12" width on each side.

Matching Chair details:
Open, barrel style Macassar Ebony armchair with wood inlay  to match the desk and bookcase.
Hand carved, fluted legs that repeat the leg design on the desk.
New matching red leather upholstered seat with brass nail head detail.
Bronze floret detail on chair arms and at base of seat, above legs.

Chair Dimensions: 24" wide, 29 1/2" high (back), 21" deep. Seat 18" high, 20" wide, 18 1/2" deep.

Bookcase details:
Macassar Ebony with waterfall edge top on front and sides of bookcase, to repeat the desk top design.
Three door design, with adjustable shelves inside (included, but not shown)
Original locks and keys. Original beveled oval glass door insert on center door.
Decorative wood inlay, hand carved fluted leg design remembers the desk and chair details,
to tie the design together.
Bookcase Dimensions: 65" wide, 68 1/2" tall, 15 1/2" deep.

Condition: In excellent overall condition, the wood has a smooth matte finish.
Leather in very good original condition.

Please note: November 2007 Sotheby's Paris auctioned another version of this Maurice Jallot
desk and chair with green leather inserts.
(they did not have the matching bookcase and the chair had less detail)
Please email us for more details or a link to this auction.

Item # ADFOF21:  3 piece suite: $ 42,000.

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Bio: Maurice - Raymond Jallot ( 1900-1971)

Born in 1900 during the 1900 Exposition, Maurice followed in the rather large footsteps of his well known father,
Leon Jallot. Maurice graduated from the Ecole Boulle and joined his father's studio in 1921.
A versatile designer, Maurice exhibited at numerous salons.
He received the illustrious commission to design the Hotel Radio, which received rave reviews.
At the 1925 Exposition, father and son exhibited widely, both singly and in partnership.
They provided furnishings for the Hotel du Collectionneur (grand salon), Ambassade Francause (smoking room, man's bedroom, small reception room and a small degagement),
La Societe Noel, La Maison de Bretagne, and Gouffe Jenune.
Maurice continued the family business until 1950.

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