Leather and Silvered Bronze Cabinet by Jean Pascaud

Art Deco period leather two door cabinet cabinet by Jean Pascaud fitted with nickel plated handles, the interior fitted with 5 mahogany drawers. France: circa 1932 Property from an Important American Collection Provenance: Galerie Jacques de Vos, Paris. As the 1930s pressed on, and Pascaud’s reputation grew, he exhibited less and less frequently. By the time he secured the Grand Prix at the International Exposition of 1937 he had traded in exhibiting almost entirely for private commissions and comprehensive decorative projects. In 1934 he decorated the Dieppe suite of the ocean liner The Normandy. Next he took on another ocean liner, The Pasteur. In 1937 Pascaud was commissioned to redecorate the offices of the French Ministry of Education. Jean Zay, then Minister of Public Education, was so impressed with Pascaud’s work that he commissioned the designer to redo his offices at the Rochechouart Hotel in Paris. Literature: "Mobilier et Decoration", May 1933, page 171. Similar model sideboard. René Chavance, « Comment Jean Pascaud conçoit le cadre de la vie moderne », Mobilier et Décoration, n°5, mai 1933, similar cabinet

51.25 in.
34.75 in.
21 in.
Overall in good condition retaining it's original leather surface, presents well with good patination consistent with age and use , some restorations done to various small leather abrasions. The metal surfaces with light patination gathered over time and use. The interior is fitted with 5 drawers.

Circa 1932