French Art Deco Style
Desk, two desks are available
In the manner of Pierre Chareau
Circa 1980’s, Custom made in
for the historic Art Deco landmark, The St. James Club Hotel
in Hollywood, CA
This desk was one of a
handful that were custom made in exotic macassar ebony
with leather inset desktop. Angular Modernist design with 7 drawers
and a sliding upper compartment.
Please see the special page
linked here that
we have created to detail the history of the landmark hotel
was made for, originally known at the Sunset Towers.
also find links to other furnishings we have available from
this historic hotel.
Many of the furnishings compliment each
Pierre Chareau designed the
original version of this well known “ MB212” desk in 1925.
It was exhibited at the 1925 Paris Exposition in the French Embassy Pavilion.
The original period versions sell at auction for six figures in recent years.
The desk we are offering varies in size and
does not have the side compartments that the original design offered.
The back is also unfinished but could be veneered for an additional fee.
Below is a photo of one of the original designs by Chareau...
Dimensions: 47 ½” wide, 25
½” deep with hardware.
35 7/8” high at back, 30 ½” high at desktop.
flat workspace on desktop: 27 ¾” wide, 17 ¾” deep.
Knee Space: 27 3/8” wide, 26 3/8” high.
Condition: In original as
Desk B is in better condition than desk A, and is priced accordingly.
Shows fading on the sliding compartments and some drawer fronts.
Requires touch ups and partial restoration..
We are offering this as is and can be restored by our expert for an additional
Item # ADFOF53: Price: Desk
5,300. as shown.
Price: Desk B $ 7,200. as shown
below of Desk B : see below for desk A close ups...
Images of Desk A shown